POWLAX Master Coach

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Creating Confident Coaches
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Coaching For Lacrosse... Teaching For Life...

Newcomer and 8U Lacrosse Coaching Master Class

Learn to create incredible lacrosse environments without digging through all the random videos on the internet, traveling to training events, or getting lost in advanced topics for older age groups.

This master class transforms new coaches into skilled mentors who elevate young players’ abilities, fostering a team that not only excels in lacrosse fundamentals and strategies but also develops a profound love for the game. As coaches nurture each player’s talent and growth, they cultivate a thrilling and supportive team environment, earning admiration and gratitude from parents for their pivotal role in guiding the players towards success in competitive play and a lifelong enjoyment of lacrosse.

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Create the Ultimate Lacrosse Experience

We believe that playing lacrosse can help to develop the traits of successful people. 

By creating environments that enhance the players’ love of the game, we help them to enjoy the process of becoming better people.

For most, lacrosse is just a game. To us, it’s a method of cultivating the skills and mindset necessary to be successful in life.

We Create Confident Coaches Because Confident Coaches Create Great Environments For Players.

Newcomer and 8U Master Class Outline

Dive into the rich history and vibrant spirit of lacrosse in our first lesson. We’ll explore the cultural significance of the sport, its evolution, and modern representations. We’ll also discuss the significance of choosing the correct stick, the importance of the pocket, make comparisons to the big 5 sports, and cover basic rules and equipment.

Lesson 2 focuses on meeting you where you are and exploring your situation to craft a holistic strategy for a triumphant season. We’ll navigate through the intricacies of goal setting while considering your unique coaching environment – understanding where you stand as a coach, your players’ diverse personalities and skill levels, and the dynamics of parent expectations and involvement. This lesson also delves into effectively leveraging support from administrators and collaborating with co-coaches. By doing so, you’ll learn to create a positive, achievement-oriented atmosphere, aligning your coaching tactics with your team’s multifaceted needs and aspirations.

Lesson 3 is tailored to embrace the diversity of skill levels within your team, applying innovative coaching methodologies like the constraints-led approach and non-linear pedagogy. These modern techniques focus on adapting to the individual learning styles and developmental stages of each player. We’ll guide you through effectively coaching a range of abilities, ensuring that every player, regardless of their current skill level, is engaged, challenged, and growing.

Lesson 4 delves into the essentials of running a successful lacrosse practice. From the necessary equipment to the intricacies of the practice plan, we cover every aspect to ensure you’re fully equipped. Learn about the distinct roles and responsibilities of the coaching team, ensuring everyone plays their part effectively. We’ll also explore the elements that make a practice session great, including how to incorporate special positions like goalies and face-off specialists. This lesson is designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills to create engaging, productive, and skill-enhancing practices for your team.

Lesson 5 is the cornerstone of coaching success. Coaches are equipped not only to teach but also to master key lacrosse skills themselves. We provide detailed techniques and drills for essential skills that coaches can practice at home, ensuring they can demonstrate and instruct with confidence. These skills include holding the stick, picking up ground balls, cradling, passing, catching, faking, and various shooting techniques like shooting on the run, in tight spaces, and with time and room. Additionally, this lesson covers individual defensive basics, providing a comprehensive toolkit for coaches to enhance their expertise and effectively pass on these skills to their players.

In Lesson 6, we delve into the dynamic phases and flow of lacrosse, providing a detailed analysis of the strategies pertinent to each phase of the game and what you can expect your young team to do. This lesson includes an overview of the drills designed to build and reinforce each recommended strategy, ensuring coaches have a clear and effective roadmap for training their teams.

Lesson 7 is an exploration of two practice plans.  The first practice plan is built to introduce a new set of players to the game or allow you to evaluate a new group of players.  The second practice plan is the perfect practice to run with a team of players who are 8 years old and younger. We’ll guide you through each practice step by step, explain the function of each drill, and watch live video of the drills being run.

Lesson 8 equips coaches with strategies to manage the excitement and challenges of game days. This session delves into pre-game preparations, including team briefings, warm-up routines, and last-minute tactical adjustments. Coaches learn how to maintain team focus, handle in-game scenarios effectively, and ensure a positive experience for players, regardless of the game’s outcome.

Which Coaching Master Class is Right for You?

Features 8U/Newcomer Lacrosse Coaching Master Class Youth Lacrosse Coaching Master Class
Building an Understanding and Appreciation of Lacrosse
Orienting Ourselves for Success This Season
Age and Skill Appropriate Coaching For 6U, 6-9, 8-12 For All Levels
Conducting Effective Lacrosse Practices
Fundamental Techniques and Drills To Do at Home
How The Game Works and Coaching Strategies For 8U For All Levels
Master Class Strategies for All Phases of the Game
Introductory and 8U Practice Plans
Practice Plans that Build Team Transition
Practice Plans that Build Settled Offense and Defense
Pre-game Practice Plan
Game Day Overview and Execution For 8U

POWLAX Youth Lacrosse Coaching Master Class