Chris McGuirk (North River Lacrosse Director) will be hosting the North River Lacrosse Fall 2013 Session Skills Clinics on Sunday Afternoons at the Norwell High School (in front of tennis courts). Each Clinic will focus specifically on one or more fundamental lacrosse skills. Each skill will be broken down into a few basic (and coachable) elements, and taught through explanation, demonstration, and drills.
The Fall Session will begin Sunday, September 22nd, and go every Sunday until our last clinic on October 27th. That will be 6 clinics in all (details below).
We will have 4 age levels, broken down as follows:
* U9 (K-2nd Graders) and U11 (3rd-4th Graders) runs from 2:30-3:45PM * * U13 (5th-6th Graders) and U15 (7th-8th Graders) runs from 3:45-5:00PM *
The Cost For The Fall Clinic Series is $125.00
All Players Must Have Full Equipment (Helmet, Mouth Guard, Shoulder and Arm Pads, Gloves, and A Stick)
Clinic 1: (Sunday, Sept 22): THROWING, CATCHING – We will break down the mechanics of throwing and catching to 3 or 4 basic elements that can be easily learned and applied.
Clinic 2: (Sunday, Sept 29): GROUND BALLS – Getting down to the basics of picking up a ground ball, bringing up to a cradle as quickly as possible and passing it up the field. GET IT IN, GET IT UP, AND GET IT OUT!
Clinic 3: (Sunday, Oct 6): DODGING – Focus the fundamentals of the split, face, and roll dodge. Also introduce when/where to use each dodge in a game situation.
Clinic 4 (Sunday, Oct 13): DEFENSIVE FOOTWORK, POSITIONING, AND STICK CHECKS - One-on-One defense is one of the most difficult facets of the game and often the most over looked (from a coaching standpoint). We will focus on a few basic skills that can improve every player’s defensive foundation.
Clinic 5 (Sunday, Oct 20): SHOOTING AND SCORING – We will look at shooting with a specific, and practical, understanding of how to score in different situations. What’s the best shot to make when you are on the run shooting from outside? What do you do when you are in tight and it is just you and the goalie? And more… Clinic 6 (Sunday, Oct 27): SMALL FIELD GAMES (PLAYING FAST AND SMART) AND CATz Athletics! – We will split into small groups and drill/play games that encourage playing fast and making quick decisions with and without the ball. Also CATz will take over the last 20 minutes of practice to lead a brief workout and intro to his youth physical training programs!
Other Notes:The clinics are meant to build on each other · For the youngest kids (1st and 2nd grade), we may adjust the above agenda to focus more on the most basic skills · We split the groups up based on ability and coach them accordingly (so experienced players get just as much out of it as beginners) ·