Lacrosse Coaching Tips
Looking for a few lacrosse coaching tips? Lacrosse has really gained in popularity over the past few years, which means lacrosse coaches are in demand more than ever. However, many schools and organizations are having a hard time finding experienced and educated lacrosse coaches. If you have been involved in lacrosse for a few years, you may want to consider entering the world of coaching. The below lacrosse coaching tips should help you out on your journey.
- Weakness. As a lacrosse coach, your job is to know the major weakness of your opponent. If you have a game coming up, obtain footage of that team playing and study it very closely. Doing this as a team is a great bonding activity, and being that lacrosse is all about teamwork and communication, that is very important. Once you have identified your opponent's major weakness, design your game plan in a way that enables your team to exploit that weakness.
- Communication. You need to teach your entire team how to communicate with each other. It is especially important that, for example, your 3 attackmen get along great and communicate well on the field. Attackmen, middlemen and defensemen play as a group on the field, and as such, they need to rely on each other. You should spend some time with your defense teaching them how to huddle on the field, as well. During the huddle, the players need to discuss who is going to cover each of the opposing team's 3 attackmen.
- The "QB". You are probably thinking to yourself right now that there is no quarterback, or "QB", in lacrosse. If you are, you are correct. However, every lacrosse team is going to have a "QB", or captain, that shouts out orders during the game. One of the best lacrosse coaching tips you will ever receive is to identify who the "QB" is. You want to cover that player regardless if he or she has the ball. If you can keep the "QB" busy during the entire game, that player will not be able to direct his or her team, which gives you the upper hand.