-September 28th, 2019-
The National Lacrosse Season is soon approaching so the players are starting to train more often to gear up for training camp.
A good lacrosse training program will not just be a strength training program. It should include a proper warm up/mobility/activation, Speed and Agility training, Power training (med ball throws/jumps/Olympic lifts), Strength training, and Conditioning.
This drill is great because it does ALOT!
We get to improve reaction time by having to read our opponents movement to initiate the drill.
We get the athlete to sprint at maximal effort by adding in the competitiveness of being chased/chasing.
We used the Curvilinear Sprint yesterday (it can be done in a straight line as well) as it is often overlooked even in some of the most thought out speed and agility programs.
There are many, many times over the course of a game that an athlete is sprinting and not just in a straight line. As they react to opponents they have to weave or turn while sprinting, so we must train them to do so.
Going around the full circle is more extreme than you’ll ever do in a game (hopefully) but if you can turn that tight while sprinting you’ll be fine in any game situation.
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Reactive Chase Drill with Curvilinear Sprint. I couldn’t figure out how Dawson caught me but the video clearly shows his foot all over the line. #PunchIn #lacrossetraining #speedtraining #speedkills #reactiontime #Repost @thetorontorock with @get_repost ・・・ The grind continues as we get closer to training camp. The boys putting in WORK!
We did it twice going in each direction, with each athlete chasing/being chased once each way as a finisher to our Speed work.
Give it a try, have some fun, and improve your speed and agility!