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Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Beginner & Intermediate
by Keith Gonsouland

Featuring over 50 easy-to-follow videos, tailored specifically to 8 to 13-year-old players, Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Beginner & Intermediate offers you the deep understanding you need to help your players develop their skills. In this instructional video course, Coaches Risto Worthington and Keith Gonsouland show you how to hone your coaching skills week-by-week as they guide you through each and every drill.

Passing, catching, scooping, dodging and ground ball skills, as well as player positioning and face offs, defense and offense formations, riding, clear, and goalie strategies are all included in this comprehensive guide to the fastest game on two feet.

As a bonus, your purchase also includes access to downloadable training notes and lacrosse coaching tips for each drill.

Pre-Season
1 Getting Started
2 Meet Coach Keith Gonsouland
3 Meet Coach Risto Worthington
Topic 1: Equipment and Cradling
4 Lacrosse Equipment Overview
5 The Lacrosse Stick
6 Hand and Body Positioning
7 Cradling Technique
Topic 2: Passing, Catching, and Scooping
8 Introduction to Topic 2
9 Passing Technique
10 Catching Technique
11 Partner Passing
12 The Over-the-Shoulder Catch
13 Scooping Technique
14 Scooping Line Drill
Topic 3: Line Drills
15 Introduction to Topic 3
16 Two-Handed Passing Line Drill
17 One-Handed Passing Line Drill
18 Over-the-Shoulder Passing Line Drill
19 Star Drill
20 Four-Corner Ball Drill
21 Three-Man Weave Drill
22 Three-Man Line Drill
Topic 4: Dodging and Ground Balls
23 Introduction to Topic 4
24 Face Dodge Technique
25 Roll Dodge Technique
26 Split Dodge Technique
27 2 v. 1 Ground Ball Drill
28 1 v. 1 Ground Ball Drill
Topic 5: Shooting
29 Introduction to Topic 5
30 Room and Time Shooting
31 Shooting on the Run
32 In-Close Shooting
33 The Shooting Drill
Topic 6: Player Positioning and Face-Offs
34 Introduction to Topic 6
35 1 v. 1 Offense (on top)
36 1 v. 1 Defense (on top)
37 1 v. 1 Offense (behind goal)
38 1 v. 1 Defense (behind goal)
39 3 v. 3 Offense
40 3 v. 3 Defense
41 The Pick and Roll
42 Face-Off Technique
Topic 7: Defense and Checking
43 Introduction to Topic 7
44 Defensive Stance and Checking
45 The Defensive Slide
46 Slap Check, V-Holds, and Equal Pressure
47 Body Checks
48 Illegal Checks
49 The Long Pole
Topic 8: Formations for Offense and Defense
50 Introduction to Topic 8
51 The Basics Of Team Offense
52 The Skip Pass
53 The 2-3-1 Cone Drill
54 Practicing The 2-3-1 Offense
55 The 1-4-1 Offense
56 The 2-2-2 Offense
57 The Basics of Team Defense
58 The Shell Drill
Topic 9: Transition Play and Advantage Situations
59 Introduction to Topic 9
60 Fast Break Offense
61 Fast Break Defense
62 4 v. 3 Offense (Monkey In The Middle)
63 4 v. 3 Defense (Monkey In The Middle)
64 Man-Up Offense
65 Man-Down Defense
Topic 10: Full-Field Passing, Clearing, and Riding
66 Introduction to Topic 10
67 Full-Field Passing Drill
68 In-Bounds Clearing Drill
69 In-Bounds Clearing With Skip Pass Drill
70 The Riding Drill
71 Basic Goalie Play
Bonus Topic: Goalie Play
72 Basic Goalie Play
73 Goalie Training With Baseball Mitt
74 Goalie Training On Knees
BONUS MATERIAL - Practice Plans
75 Practice 1: Stick Skills and Ground Balls
76 Practice 2: Shooting
77 Practice 3: Shooting and Stick Protection
78 Practice 4: Dodging
79 Practice 5: Even-Man and Odd-Man
80 Practice 6: Odd-Man Drills
81 Practice 7: Face-offs and Drills
82 Practice 8: Even-Man Drills
83 Practice 9: Overall Skill Development
84 Practice 10: Overall Skill Development
85 Practice 11: Scrimmaging/Game Situations
86 Practice 12: Stick Skill Development
87 Practice 13: Transition
88 Practice 14: Scrimmaging/Game Situations
89 Practice 15: Overall Skill Development
90 Practice 16: Ground Ball Development
91 Practice 17: Drills and Scrimmage
92 Practice 18: Situations
93 Practice 19: Skills Competitions
94 Practice 20: Scrimmaging

KeithGonsouland Keith Gonsouland Head Coach of the River Hill High School Boys' Varsity Lacrosse Team

Coach Keith Gonsouland is in his 8th season as the head coach of the River Hill High School boys' varsity lacrosse team. The Hawks have built a record of 93-45 over the past 7 years. He has played professionally for the Pittsburgh Crossefire and Washington Power of the National Lacrosse League. Coach Risto Worthington is an assistant coach at Glenelg Country School in Ellicott City, MD. He played professionally for the Pittsburgh Crossfire in the National Lacrosse League and has played for and coached the Finnish National Team. Coach Worthington was recently the fifth-highest scorer at the World Games tournament.

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