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Winter is coming!

KC Blue Lion Lacrosse has released its Winter Holiday Clinics. For dates, times, and locations keep scrolling! There are a variety of sessions to participate in so be sure to look at all of the options available for your age group. Each one of our programs was created in an effort to help further develop boys and girls in all facets of the game.

Whichever Winter Holiday Clinic you choose to participate in, you'll be one step closer to becoming a more well-rounded player. Get ready to take your skills to the next level with the top coaches and lacrosse alumnae in the Kansas City area.

This 2-week clinic will teach you how to put the ball in the back of the net. Learn proper mechanics for shooting with time and room, in tight, and on the run. Improve shot accuracy, velocity, and efficiency by getting multiple repetitions within a high octane training environment. Develop confidence in your ability to score!

 

Skills Taught:

  • Catching the ball behind your ear
  • Quadruple threat positions
  • Barrier shooting
  • Three-quarter bouncers
  • Diving tangent to the crease
  • Finishing around the crease
  • Shooting with time and room
  • Shooting on the run 
  • Kicking the can
  • Hitches and shot fakes
  • Stick fakes and leaners
  • Colored cone shooting
  • Shooting up the hash
  • Free position finishes
  • Moving the goalie

Athletes will have the opportunity to learn skills and scrimmage
with top KC Blue Lion Lacrosse Alumnae:

Wheaton Jackoboice, Sophomore at Notre Dame
Dom Diaz, Sophomore at Aurora University

Kristina Coppinger from Arizona State
Erica O’Dell from Arizona State
Alyssa Graebner from Maryville.

This seven-week progressive clinic explores the nuances of every position in the sport. Build on skills taught in the session prior to perfect your fundamentals at your specific position. This clinic will have position-specific coaches for Attackmen, Midfielders, Defenders, and Goalies.

 

Concepts Taught by Position:
 

Attack - Dodging to score. Setting up your dodge/reading your defender. Developing your first step. Getting to the 5x5. Attacking from the 5x5. Protecting your stick inside. Finishing around the cage. Finishing from the 5x5. Finishing while driving from X. Finishing with time and room.

Midfield - Dodging to score: Reading a defender’s approach. Developing your first step. Dodging downhill. Attacking the upfield hand. Setting up the re-dodge. Finishing down the alley. Finishing around your defender. Finishing on sweeps. Finishing with time and room. Increasing your shot angle.

Defense - Approaching a dodger. Defensive stance and hand positioning. Basic footwork and drop steps. Taking away topside. Using the trail technique. Defending GLE. The angle of pursuit. Turning dodgers at GLE (Lifts and holds for boys). Defending the 5x5, inside rolls, and question marks.

Goalie - Introducing arc play. Hand positioning during the save. Bringing your head to the ball. Tennis ball work. Developing strengths, limited weaknesses in mechanics. Communication. Stepping outside the ball and attacking the ball.

Come out and learn the game of lacrosse!

Players will learn the basics of the game during this seven-week session:

  • Passing
  • Catching
  • Shooting
  • Fundamentals 

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