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Women’s Drill of the Month: Mirror Shooting

March 20, 2014    7071 Views

TJ Buchanan | @usltjbuchanan

Mirror Shooting Drill

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The Mirror Shooting Drill teaches players to time off-ball movement, get open and move the ball to the open shooting area.


  • The drill is a three-attack rotation that starts with a drive from behind. X1 starts with a drive from behind and looks to bounce out wide to get to feeding position.
  • X2 and X3 will bounce into high island spots and allow for a feed from X1 to X2.
  • X2 will listen for the “one more” call from X3, which is the cue for the pass to be made from X2 to X3 for a shot
  • If X3 yells “Double” then X2 will reverse the ball to X1 at goal line extended, and then reverses to the back side of the crease and feeds X3 up top for a shot on goal.
  • All three players go back in line after they move the ball.

Mirror Shooting Drill Diagram

Skills Practiced

  • Off-ball movement
  • Timing
  • Communication
  • Ball movement


Add defenders to the play to force a more game like situation. You may also do this drill with four players, if your system has four attack players low that run a rotation.

TJ Buchanan is the coaching education content manager at US Lacrosse. Suggest topics for future coaching blog posts in the comments section.

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