It’s never too early to start laying the foundation for the upcoming season and, if you haven’t picked up your stick since last year, you are late to the game!
Never fear, young Jedis as the New England Lacrosse Journal and I are here to spread holiday cheer and knowledge throughout New England to those willing to soak it in and get better.
In this issue, I want to take the opportunity to circle back to some defensive mechanics to ensure you guys are both technically proficient, and adding efficiency to your game to get the most out of each practice rep.
Ask yourself: Am I a great athlete surviving on athleticism and just expecting someone will teach me more technique at next level? Movement in a game is a result of the movement patterns we practice in training. Develop that technique now so the learning curve is not so steep when you get to the varsity or collegiate level. You will find yourself on the field and making an impact much earlier in your career.
Here is how we apply approach mechanics to a couple of our bread and butter drills we do at RPM and the Defense Factory over at PrimeTime Sports in Natick, Mass.