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How to Do a Lunch Pail Drill for Lacrosse Defense

Learn how to do the lunch pail drill to improve your lacrosse defense from the pros at Game Breaker Lacrosse Camps in this Howcast video.


"Hi, I'm Taylor Nissi, Director of Operations for Game Breaker Lacrosse. I'm here today with Nick Schmidt who's one of our great regional directors. Please visit our website This is one of my favorite drills for helping players develop their one-on-one defensive skills. The focus of the drill's to work on our footwork and our body position. To go over the offensive player is to try and beat the defensive player to get topside and therefore into a higher shooting percent position. To go over the defensive player is to utilize proper footwork as well as body position techniques to drive the player either to the sideline or back through x below GLE. What the defender wants to focus on is as the offensive player comes at them, they want to drop step and open up to whichever way the offensive player chooses to go. Then, they want to match-feet, meaning that if he's running full speed, I'm running full speed. If he slows down and comes at me like he's about to dodge, I'll square up too and get back to my proper body position. As that player comes closer and we get closer to the GLE, I'll engage him physically with this push on his hip, because we know that hip controls the body position better than pushing on the shoulder, which the attack man can usually shrug off. But if you use that technique, of punching the hip, and he cannot footwork, to push the offensive player back below GLE or toward the sideline. And that's the Launch Pail drill.

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