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Everyone Plays Defense!

Posted by Barry Marenberg on September 22, 2010

As a defenseman myself, I’ve always been partial to working with the longpoles on the teams I coach.  Playing defense, however, is not limited to the players with the longpoles!  Attackmen must play defense when riding the defenseman on a clear and half of a Middie’s responsibility is playing defense.

To that end, its important that every player on a lacrosse team understand the basics of playing defense.  Though I teach these basics to all my players, I found the following video from Brett Hughes about the fundamentals of playing defense to be very helpful.  Watch it by clicking the video:


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