Katie: Hi, I'm Liz Kittleman Jackson. I'm the Head Lacrosse Coach at Columbia University. I'm joined by Katie Chrest Erbe, Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Columbia University and Kaitlyn Jackson with GameDay Lacrosse. Today I'm going to talk about some attacking drills that can help your game. One of the most important aspects of defense is to make sure that you have some chemistry with your teammates, so you need to work together on some drills.
Obviously it's important that everyone is a good 1V1 attacker. So you can always work on your 1V1 skills, anywhere with an 8. but it's also important that you do some things with other teammates so that you can develop the chemistry that I'm talking about. One really effective drill in terms of building some chemistry: Put some cones right down the center of the 8 meter and play with 3V3 on either side of the 8. that means 3 attackers versus 3 defenders, and you have to stay within that confined space. That will help you read one other's move and work on clearing space for each other so that somebody can challenge the goal. Another good drill is to work on the chemistry that you need to have to be successful around the crease. Doing 2V2 around the crease can be a really effective way to develop successful offense down low.
That would mean 2 attackers verse 2 defenders staying within the area on the crease. And then of course one of the best drills that you can do is run a full 7 attackers verse 7 defenders. That is how the game is played in real time and so that will allow you to develope the skills that you need as a unit to be successful in the game overall.