We’re back with another episode of #LaxHacks, and this time we’re talkin’ DEFENSE. Jeff explains how to make training nubs used to perfect defensive body positioning and footwork in just a few easy steps by recycling an old lacrosse shaft. Watch and learn!
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The lift check is one of the most effective checks a defenseman can utilize. The “dirty” lift check is a special technique which I have developed in my style of play.
Yesterday’s Ales Hrebesky Memorial Super Post focused on the results and featured a ton of offensive action. Today’s post focuses on the other side of the ball, and it’s ALL about defense! Big hits, big saves, great takeaway checks and so much more… this Defensive Highlights video is top notch!
I often get questions about picking up a groundball with a long pole, and more often than not, it seems to come from the dad of the player who is 3’2″, weighs about as much as a bag of feathers and has what seems like a 30lb and 20ft long pole. Let me start by saying that I don’t think any player should use a long pole longer than themselves.
Did you miss The Lacrosse Show last week? Mark Powers and I discussed four HOT topics, and then we brought Hamilton Pollard on for a lengthy interview on Maverik, the LXM PRO, the disappearance of the takeaway defenseman, and much, much more! Hamilton gives us some great answers, and even helps Mark deal with being older and slower. Advice any player needs to hear!
When it comes to top level defensive recruits, it often seems like the junk throwing, slap check happy, risk taker is a thing of the past. Most of these top level recruits are athletic and tough position guys, who have great feet and excellent size… but every once in a while we get a throwback, and I’m thinking Michael Moriyama fits that mold pretty nicely.
There were multiple Tweet of the Week nominees this week. I thought I had picked a winner twice before I got to this gem, so I thought it would be fair to link Rosie’s guac-filled tweet about The Lacrosse Network’s MLL Hangout and the Bucket Helmet’s keen MLL observation. The winner, though, goes to one of the best tweeters in the game, and he speaks the truth.
Tucker Durkin’s high school highlight tape quickly became a thing of legend (at least in my mind) because of the sheer ferocity on display. Durkin thinks man first, and makes the opposition pay time and time again. If you haven’t seen it, it’s truly worth a watch or ten. He just knocks over everybody out there.
1,000 Ways to Train for Lacrosse is back! We have a special guest that will give some great practice tips to defenders everywhere.
Canada is usually known for its offensive prowess, but at the Duel in Denver, their defense came up big! Here is video of some of the BEST defensive plays Canada had to offer last weekend.
Connor Wilson shares a valuable lacrosse drill to help defensive players learn to throw great checks. This drill teaches timing, takeaways, precision and power. Plus, it can be done alone or during practice!
An up close look at the Lehigh men’s lacrosse team’s impressive defense this season. Learn more about the best defense in the country, and how they went from mediocre to top dog.
Do you want to become a dominant lacrosse player on the defensive side of the ball? Connor Wilson hits us with three major tips for improving your game!
Day 1 of Rhino Lacrosse Camp in West Linn, Oregon is in the books. Now let’s check out some sweet video footage! First up, Syracuse All-American LSM Joel White talking defense.
How about a little stick check and takeaways highlight video to start your friday off right? Some of the best lacrosse checks over the years from High School to college to the World Games… defense is key in lacrosse. Now can you make it look pretty?