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The following post is adapted from the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program’s “Go-to Drills” manual for women’s lacrosse, written by Scott Biron, Kateri Linville and Janine Tucker. Purchase your copy at ShopUSLacrosse.com.
The complete player is one who can hold her own on both sides of the field. She has a solid understanding of offensive and defensive skills, concepts and techniques. She is a player who can make an impact clearing the ball as well as in a ride.
Gone are the days where players are “stuck” on one side of the field or the other. Complete players are comfortable covering the entire field and are extremely versatile.
Each of the positions is important individually, but mean nothing individually. They’ll only be mastered within the scope of team play.
Ask yourself this question: “What is my job on this lacrosse team?”
At Hopkins, Coach Tucker looks for this answer: “To make my teammates look good.”
Embrace this concept—my job is make my teammates look good—and you’ll be on your way to developing into a complete team player.
What other characteristics would you use to describe the complete women’s lacrosse player? Let us know in the comments section.
Photo Credit: John Strohsacker
“Go-to Drills” is loaded with drills that can be used at all levels from youth leagues to collegiate teams, broken down into age-appropriate progressions. Use the drills to develop complete players on your team.
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