Article: Cabrini

Article: Cabrini

Cabrini 3V3 Build Up, Like You Have Never Seen
OK — I have spent hundreds of hours listening to coaches and writing up lacrosse drills. But I had never seen this style of lacrosse drill – what they call “3V3 Build Up” from a great coach, Steve Colfer at Cabrini.
Coach has a somewhat unique practice [...]

Article: Denver 9 Ways to Scrimmage with a Theme!!

Article: Denver 9 Ways to Scrimmage with a Theme!!

Scrimmage with a Theme!! That’s what they do at Denver!
OK he is amazing. Even after well over 100 hours of interviews with the best college lacrosse coaches, I am am amazed by Coach Bill Tierney. The recent podcast was so filled with new ideas I wanted to share that I had a [...]

Article: Washington College, Non Traditional Fast Breaks

Article: Washington College, Non Traditional Fast Breaks

Washington College, Non-Traditional Fast Breaks

My head is still kind of spinning following my first podcast with Head Coach Jeff Shirk, Washington College. Coming off of a great 2014 season, a trip to the DIII Semi’s, 18 wins, and 50 shots a game, I learned a lot, and got me thinking even more…
As we [...]

Article: Queens 3V2 to 2V1

Article: Queens 3V2 to 2V1

Queens 3V2 Back to 2V1
Coach Jim Fritz
In my recent podcast with Head Coach Jim Fritz from Queens, he shared a really unique drill with a twist your players will love!! At Queens they have expanded on what coach shared was a lacrosse drill they ‘borrowed’ from Roanoke, where they called it, Mason/Dixon, now with [...]

Article: Awesome 3V2 Variations from York

Article: Awesome 3V2 Variations from York

Great 3V2 from York College
Head Coach Brandon Childs
First, in my recent interview with Head Coach Brandon Childs (CAC 2014 Coach of the Year) I was impressed with this young coach, especially the unique twists he puts into his practice plans.
Next, perhaps the most frequent comment I get on my site is the huge number of [...]

Article: Limestone “Crunched Clearing Drill”, Awesome!!

Article: Limestone “Crunched Clearing Drill”, Awesome!!

Great Clearing Drills Like They do it at Limestone
Coach JB Clarke
OK, so every once in a while we get a great lacrosse drill from a great lacrosse coach that just absolutely blows my mind! I have over 150 published articles on lacrosse drills, five eBooks on lacrosse drills and this lacrosse drill is [...]

Article: Hopkins, The Retriever Lacrosse Drill

Article: Hopkins, The Retriever Lacrosse Drill

The Retriever Lacrosse Drill
Like They Run it at Johns Hopkins
Coach Pietramala
We are always looking for new lacrosse drills they prepare and put our players in a position to be successful. But there are some common denominators especially in the challenges we face as we prepare meaningful practice plans. As you know by now [...]

NEW eBook, Transition Lacrosse Drills

First and foremost, I want to thank all of you so much for your support of the site. As you know it is our intent to keep 90% of the site free for registered members, and super content in the extensive library of podcast for our ‘Premium’ Member Family lacrosse coaching junkies… I am thankful…

I am so excited to share this with you. You all know what a huge believer I am in running at least an hour in each practice of transition drills. I get tons of emails, looking for ideas and drills, and new twists on drills for teams ranging from U11 to NCAA lacrosse teams to expedite the learning curve for lacrosse fundamentals. This philosophy has helped me, and helped improve practices for thousands of coaches who are members of our site. Simply put, it works.

This is the biggest most comprehensive eBook project I have worked on to date. I am humbled and thankful by the hundreds and hundreds of eBooks you have purchased in the past. If you loved the Customized Practice Plans, Changing Philosophies in Coaching Lacrosse, Coaching Youth Lacrosse, or the Specialty Lacrosse Drills eBook, you are really going to love this one.

At the point of this announcement and publishing this eBook, the drills in the eBook come from our 65 hrs of interviews with top NCAA Coaches on our site, www.laxcoachmike.com, many who run the same drills in many different configurations. Although we promised 25 of my favorite transition drills the eBook delivers so much more… You will immediately notice we have actually included 28 transition drills/articles, (I could not force myself to pick just 25) and many offer three to four variations on each drill. So there are well over 25 drills and more than an additional 30 plus variations. Total — 70 pages of good stuff… with 29 diagrams.

Disclaimer — Almost all of the drills are taken form my articles on the site, as well as other websites for which I write lacrosse coaching columns. Most are found scattered through websites and on line for free. The concept here was to compile the articles in one single heading of transition drills to help you, help your teams improve, in one single super-easy to navigate eBook.

However, not all of the web published drills had diagrams and I have included many more in the eBook. Please do not email me suggesting you saw the same drill on my site for a refund, this is where they originally came from in many cases, and I want you to know this all on the front side.

Why think about purchasing this eBook?

Although there may be a few traditional drills, I can assure you they come with new twists. The difference between this and other products out there is the timing. This is latest transition lacrosse drills and variations coming from the top coaches in the country. These are not the traditional drills you grew up with, but the latest transition trends from the best NCAA Lacrosse Programs in the country.

Next– the timing of technology, if you have an app for saving a pdf file on your smart phone, ipad or any other popular ‘Reader’ you can have this ebook saved to reference whenever you like. There are a lot of free apps out there to do this, we use “Bluefire Reader” try it out it is also FREE! We have taken the time to put in electronic bookmarks to immediately link you to any of the 28 lacrosse drills and their variations.

If you are running five to eight transition drills in each practice, this allows you to keep the drills different or slightly different for each practice. This is a critical point as we have learned from NCAA coaches that having different drills each day at practice we keep the players interested and engaged at every level. I promise, with a little more time in selection and planning on your part, you will find the players are having a blast and learning and improving at a much faster rate, than traditional fast break drills or 6V6 with a bunch of players standing around.

Table of Contents

Beginning Concepts

Foreword
Transition Communication Tips
Old Fast Breaks – The New Way…
Even – Down – Even

Transition Drills for any Roster, any Level…

2V1 Swing Drill
2V1 Passion Drill
3V2 From The Alleys
3V2 And Shooting Too!
3V2 REACT Drill
3V2 Sideline to Sideline or 70 yds…
3V2 70 yds Like You have never Seen it…
Clear to 3V2

4V3 – 3 Ways…
4V3 Both Ways in the Box!
4V4 ‘Lock On’ to Transition Drill
4v4 Sideline to Sideline Transition Drill

5V4 Transition with a Purpose Drill
5V4 Ground Balls in a Box Scramble Drill
Clear to 5V4 Transition Drill

Half Field Transition Drills

6V6 Jailbreak
Transition to 6V6
Crush the Field 5V5 Transition Drill

More 70 yd Transition Drills

The ‘Hill’ Transition Drill
Counter Attack Transition Drill

Full Field Transition Drills

2V1 Gr Balls to Full Field
5V5 Full Field Transition Drill ‘Slugger Drill’ 5V4 for a Blast in Transition
Full Field – ‘Add One’ w Face Offs

Featured Introductory Price
$21.99 Or about $1.27 per drill, or less than $.50 per drill with all the variations…

We are introducing the price at $21.99 for the first month and then it will go up to the retail of $29.99 to give all these resources in one place. Again, almost all of my articles are available somewhere on the internet, for free, but here they come all in one super-easy reference eBook.

As with all of our materials, your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If you do not think you got a great value for your money, or the ideas for these drills and ideas you may get for new drills, just let me know within a week, and I will refund your entire purchase price. No risk, no hassle. Just do not tell me the drills could have been found elsewhere, we covered that…

After you decide to purchase the virtual product, you will be directed to our shopping cart with e-junkie. You have the option of paying with your PayPal Account or by credit card. And as always, with our virtual products, we are counting on your honesty not to distribute or reproduce, as they are our copyrighted materials…

At the end of the process when you click, submit or purchase (it may take a minute,) you will then receive an email from us (via e-junkie) with the download link. I think it will offer five attempts to download… If you happen to miss the download, just shoot me an email mike@laxcoachmike.com and we will get you fixed up! You can add to the cart or check out, but please consider all the eBooks, they come directly from the great stuff offered by top coaches in our website library… Thanks!

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Lacrosse Coaching Clinics, laxcoachmike

Coaches,

Thanks so much for the interest in having me come out to your areas and do coaching clinics.

Feedback,

We brought Mike to Minnesota for his 3 hour general session, which was then attended by over 80 local coaches. Mike is a professional speaker by trade and it is evident in his presentation. Mike takes his role very seriously and studiously prepares his presentation for the audience. The 3 hours flew by and everyone in the room learned something new.

While Mike has a ton of knowledge for lacrosse strategies, drills and practice management, as his core he reminds everyone of what it means to be a coach and why our roles as coaches are important in the development of young minds.

Tim Roche
Eastview Lacrosse
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Tim, thanks for all of your work putting this together! laxcoachmike

From my friends at Connecticut Titans and Central Connecticut State

Comments from the weekend….

“I was the attackman in the American flag shorts. I wanted to email you and let you know how privilege I felt being able to work with you. I learned a lot not only as a player in the on field portion of your presentation today 9/27/14 but also as a coach in the class room portion. You have opened my eyes in all forms of this wonderful game we are involved in. The presentation has definitely touch me and for you to be able to teach us so much in just one short day shows just how great of a coach you are. Thank you for sharing your expertise not only with myself but with the other coaches and members of my team.” Tim Castelli Thanks Tim, but I but a messenger — the great practice ideas come from the coaches in our library! Coach Mike

“Nice to meet you today. I’ve been coaching for 30 years and I feel your clinic today was the single most valuable event I have attended. Thanks again, Coach Chris Stephan”

LAXCOACHMIKE COACHING CLINICS
YOUTH, REC, HS COACHES

Here is what you get, a three-hour classroom session with video and new drills, followed by an 90 minute actual practice with one of your teams, your coaches are on the field with me, where they see first hand the amazing pace as well as the new concepts in the lacrosse drills… Each Coach also receives two eBooks, a $40 value just for attending, These are not my ideas, they come from so many great coaches willing to share… We are now booking for late this summer and fall…

Here are the topics we cover in the classroom, as well as on the field,

The Laxcoachmike Lacrosse Coaches Clinic,

* The Changing Nature of the Game and Equipment

* The Changing Nature of Kids and Players

* The Changing Nature of Practice Focus and Planning

* Touches, 200 in Hour One of Practice, see how we do it…

* Why Pace of Practice is Critical

* Why Every Drill Must Emulate a Game Scenario

* Offensive and Defensive Schemes

* Riding and Clearing

* Specialty Scenarios

Here is the feedback from a recent clinic in Chicago…

“As you know we are building a program from the ground up. I can’t tell you how great the classroom and field time was for our coaching staff. We are fortunate some of our coaches have high school or college playing experience. We all learned the game in the old school way of doing things, and have been teaching the game in the same fashion. The game has changed, why hadn’t we?

Your approach to this generation of lacrosse player combined with your ability to reiterate information collected from your interviews has changed our entire program’s approach for the better!…..much better!

We have had only one week of practice since the clinic. I have received an email from every coach commenting on what a difference this new approach makes to their practice.

The coaches are re-energized and excited teach these new concepts to our players. I can’t wait to see the progression.

Thank you so much for making the trip north, your students in the Windy City are looking forward to doing this again next year!”

P.S. My ball budget just tripled!

Mike Black

River City Lacrosse

More Feedback,

Mike,

Thank you sir. I learned more in 3 hours than in my previous 4 years as the head coach of a start up program. Former baseball and basketball player with no lax experience I’ve grown to love it and like many WISH I could have played. Your approach is spot on and we are going to adopt a lot of what was presented.

Paul Sorensen
Farmington Lacrosse (More feedback on coaches clinics below)

Three hrs in the classroom with the coaches featuring PPT and some video, then a 90 min or two hr practice on the field with 20-25 players or so… this would be for the coaches in your network, and yes you may film if you like,

The coaches in your network would also receive access included in the clinic fees, to two of my five eBooks, the descriptions and contents are described in the products section of the site, and we have sold hundreds of eBooks and videos, and the response has been great as well as humbling,

* Customized Practice Plans $19 ea, 25 pages

* Transition Lacrosse Drills $19 ea, 70 pages

Fees: Discounted for any Members of our site, Free or Premium Members,
$ 1,100 plus travel expenses,

I have also provided more of a resume on me, and finally, following the clinic, and if you are happy with the work, I will ask you to supply a brief testimonial that I might use in my marketing materials and/or website,

Let me know your thoughts,

And thanks so much!

Coach Mike
Cell 770 335 2120

Laxcoachmike, Bio

Mike Muetzel, is one of the top lacrosse coaching resources in the country. His website, laxcoachmike.com is the largest, most visited, dedicated resource for over 4,200 loyal member lacrosse coaches including lacrosse coaches from the Rec level through many NCAA DI programs, with over 130,000 page views per year. In the last five years, Mike has spent over 200 hours of personal one-on-one time with more than 60 of the greatest Men’s College Coaches from DI through DIII, discussing and then sharing via the internet, the significant changes in their lacrosse coaching philosophies, their new-style practice plans and drills, high pace practices and a focus on fun and touches.

This evolving nature of coaching lacrosse players in practice results in tremendous levels of improvement in very short periods of time, and Mike is quick to recognize they are not his concepts but from the nationally recognized coaches so willing to share their changes in philosophy and practice. The key is Mike’s ability to take the latest trends at the NCAA level, combined with his 35 years of lacrosse experience, and apply them to expedite the improvement of players from the U13 level through his nationally ranked travel teams. Very simply, players love the practice time featuring 300 touches per player in each session.

Coach Mike is a former US Lacrosse Coach of the Year in Georgia. In January 2010 the Copperhead team coached by Muetzel won the National Championship in the Dicks Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions for the Rising Stars Division with wins over Krunch, Rutgers Leading Edge and Burning River from Ohio. His teams have faced the best Club Lacrosse Teams in North America including Team Florida, Baltimore Crabs, Baltimore Trilogy, Connecticut Chargers, Kanienkehakah Krunch Tribe, Ontario Edge, British Columbia, Minute Men and many others. In his three-year tenure coaching the Copperhead travel team, his teams have won sixteen different tournaments across the east coast, including the U17 Dick’s National Championship. In 2011, Muetzel was announced as the new Head Coach at Auburn competing in the SELC Division of the MCLA, and in 2013 Coach Mike was recognized by his peers as SELC DI Coach of the year.

In addition to his podcasts, his coaching clinics across the country, and coaching his teams, Mike writes a popular column found on Laxpower.com. He has authored five top selling eBooks on changing philosophies in coaching and lacrosse drills, produced a 90 minute DVD Coaching U15 with College Drills as well as other articles for collegelax.us (Popular website for the MCLA).

Comments on Mike…

“He is passionate about lacrosse, a student of the game, a Former Coach of the Year, he took a four-year program to the State Championship (McIntosh) and frankly is a talented and GREAT lacrosse coach. He can provide practice plans, technical instruction, scouting reports, motivation, and access to the best coaches Division I NCAA in the country. If you want someone who can take your program to the next level then why not consider a coach who has been there and can get your program there? I’m not promoting Mike because he’s my good friend, I’m promoting him because that is what I would do if I was in your situation.”

Pete Cramblet, Lacrosse Hall of Fame

The information for the evolving philosophies is not mine, but from the 100+ hours of interviews regarding practice plans from the contributing coaches to our website,

Coach Danowski, Duke
Coach Pietramala, Johns Hopkins
Coach Bill Tierney, Denver
Coach Starsia, University of Virginia
Coach Pressler, Bryant
Coach Meade, when at Navy
Coach Jez, CW Post
Coach Daly, Tufts
Coach Cerino, Limestone
Coach JB Clark, Limestone
Coach Toomey, Loyola
Coach Beville, Cortland State
Coach Bates, Princeton
Coach Cottle,
Coach Myers, Ohio State
Coach Alberici, Army 
Coach Paul, U of M,
Coach Zimmerman, UMBC
Coach Tiffany, Brown 
Coach Pilate, Roanoke 
Coach Marr, Albany 
Coach Seth Tierney, Hofstra
Coach Hank Janczyk, Gettysburg 
Coach Roy Simmons, Syracuse
Coaches Gallagher and Popelar, 
Coach Wolford, Upper Arlington 
Coach Corrigan, Notre Dame
Coach Cannella, U Mass 
Coach Berkman, Salisbury
Coach Kerwick , Cornell
Coach Cantabene, Stevenson
Coach Tambroni, Penn State
Coach Sheehan, LeMoyne
Coach Sowell, Navy
Coach Shay, Yale
Coach Ryan, Mercyhurst
Coach Urick, Georgetown
Coach Seaman, Towson
Anthony Kelly, FOGO
Coach Shillinglaw, Delaware
Coach Caravana, Denison
Coach Garber,
Coach Koudelka, Lynchburg
Coach Shriver, Boys Latin
Coach Towers, Dartmouth
Coach Murphy, Penn
Coach Rostan, Hampden Sidney
Coach Wojcik, Harvard
Coach DeLuca, Cornell
Coach Lawrence, Hartford
Coach Purdie, Adelphi
Coach Coon, RIT
Coach Wilbur, Onondaga
Coach Breschi, NC
Brodie Merrill, The Hill
Coach Van Arsdale, JU
Coach Murphy, Colgate
Coach Woods, Colorado College
Coach  Smith, Colorado State
Coach Miller, St. Johns
Coach Hannon, Mercer
Coach Torpey, Highpoint
Coach McCabe W&L
Coach Brandon Childs, York
Coach Jim Fritz, Queens
Coach Jeff Shirk, Washington College
and more…

Group License Discounts for Coaches

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We want to thank all of you, are coaches for the tremendous response to our Lacrosse Coaches Site! The feedback has been awesome and we are working to provide even more great content for you and your teams!

We are starting to get more requests for some type of Group License Discounts. Many coaches would like to have all of the Lacrosse Coaches in their system have access via Premium Membership to the entire site including the growing library of podcasts with the top coaches in the country. Many Lacrosse Coaches would like for their Rec and Youth Program Coaches to be able to learn more about coaching lacrosse through some type of package program.

Do to this growing concern we are now offering a Group Pricing License to groups of Coaches.

1-5 Coaches, Group License Package 1

Unlimited Access, $500.00 per year, or a savings of over 40%!!!!
Monthly Memberships for five coaches would be $886.20 per year, SAVE $386.20 or over 40%

6-10 Coaches, Group License Package 2

Unlimited Access, $800.00 per year, or a savings of over 50%!!!
Monthly Memberships for ten coaches would be $1,772.40 per year, SAVE $972.40 or over 50%

Term: The License for Group Packages will be 1 Year, or twelve months from set up

Billing: The Billing will significantly discounted and paid via a single check or credit card as an Annual Fee. With the nature of this unique program, all invoicing will be manual. We will send or email an email to the School, Booster Program, or Rec Department an Invoice for the entire year.

1. Choose the applicable number of coaches you want to include in your unique License Program

2. Have each of the coaches then register and join the site individually as Free Members. This gives them a unique username and password, and also allows us to individually track and monitor access to the site. If they are already Free Members make sure they provide you the same email address they used to register initially.

To Join: www.laxcoachmike.com

a. Click the Login Tab at the top left of the site
b On the screen asking for username, if you are new click the “register” link on the bottom
c. Fill in a usermane, email and password, and write them down for future reference
d. Click the Box Free Membership, we will upgrade you following payment on the License

3. Via email to mike@laxcoachmike, using the reference; License Package 1 or License Package 2 in the ‘Subject Line’ please submit the email addresses of the coaches you want to include in the License Program, and a Group Name you would like on your License. And provide contact email and telephone number of the primary contact Coach on the License.

4. In the same email provide an email or Name and Billing Address and we will send or email the Invoice for the appropriate License Package. Or, if you would like to pay with a single credit card payment for the year, we will take your credit card over the telephone.

5. When the payment is received we will upgrade the names on your License list to Premium Members on our end of the site and those coaches will have full access for twelve months.

6. All License Payments are Non-Refundable, although we can change the names eligible to have access to the site, staying within the current term of the License Agreement.

Questions,
1. Can we modify the number of coaches outside of the two packages available?

A. Unfortunately since this is a totally manual process for us, we are only offering the two License Packages at 1-5 Coaches, and 6-10 Coaches at this time.

2. If I am already a Premium Member, can I modify my Membership to be included in a License Package?

A. Sure, in fact we anticipate many of our Members doing so. But, you must cancel your monthly payments with PayPal, then send me an email at mike@laxcoachmike.com, giving me the circumstances and details including the Group Name on the License so I can insure you have access under the License.

3. Can we share access with others that are not in the License Package on occasion?

A. No, if we see repeated use or entry of names and passwords, or use under a single name from two different computers at the same time with the same passwords we will terminate the entire license. Lacrosse is a game of integrity and we are trusting that our Members and Coaches will respect the work that has gone into the development and content on our site.

4. If we do not fill the entire amount of coaches in our License can we add coaches up to our limit later?

A. Absolutely, but the term of the License will be 12 months from initiation for all, regardless of when they are added.