Feb. 24, 2012
DO THE WORK
The good thing is that pretty much every human playing the game of lacrosse is indeed ‘gifted’ with enough ability to stay balanced as long as the brain feeds the right information to the feet.
You don’t have to be a great defender to play great individual [...]
A LITTLE POKE CAN GO A LONG WAY
Poke checks are easy to teach and effective when used right.
As a defender you want the guy carrying the ball to be out of rhythm or somehow annoyed by the way you are playing him. You don’t want him to feel comfortable or worse, confident. [...]
The great thing about team defense is that you DON’T have to be a great one on one defender to be part of great team defense. A player does not have to have mad skill to play good or even great within a team defensive scheme. To play good individual defense in a team system a player must first commit to the system and do the right thing at the appropriate time. [...]