Becoming a better lacrosse player has everything to do with learning to play with and without the ball. Coach John Danowski presents an excellent skill program for the spring, in anticipation of the upcoming season. The skills in this lacrosse DVD are applicable to any offense in Lacrosse. He begins by demonstrating basic moves for the specific areas of the field for dodging (top, wings or behind). Each of these areas is broken down into right or left, or high or low. From the top, the split dodge and the merry-go-round move are taught. The wing is divided into high wing and low wing. On the wing, the goal is to attack the top foot of the defender when attacking. Options are the speed dodge and combo cut. Dodges from behind are keyed on the person with the ball making things happen. Speed, strength and change of direction are keys to scoring from behind. The step away, double and roll moves are universal techniques that are used behind the net and can improve any offense. Dragging the double is another move from behind the net. The objective of the step back/throw back and roll back/throw back are moves to increase movement away from the cage.
Daily Archives: December 31, 2010
Top Lacrosse Videos: “Offensive Techniques & Drills For Championship Lacrosse” From Championship Productions Features Duke Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach John Danowski
A – Joe Costello – Sr., St. Thomas
A – Chad Frost – Jr., Utah Valley
A – Eric Weber – Sr., Hope
M – Ian Bohince – Sr., Western Oregon
M – Samuel Carlson – Soph., Davenport
M – Chris Cole – Soph., Cal State Fullerton
FO – Anthony Hunt – Sr., Tennessee Wesleyan
LSM – Pat McMahon – Sr., St. Thomas
D – Dan Comite – Sr., SCAD
D – Steve Hurst – Sr., Dayton
D – Matt Lambourne – Jr., Westminster
G – Andrew Dymski – Sr., Grove City
Concussions In Lacrosse: Study Finds High School Athletes Suffering Concussions Who Undergo “Computerized Neuropsychological Testing” Are Less Likely to Return To Play Within One Week
“It is possible that, despite reporting symptom resolution, these athletes had deficits in their neurocognitive function, adding further evidence to the benefit of neuropsychological testing in the management of sport-related concussion,”
High school athletes who undergo computerized neuropsychological testing after sustaining a concussion are less likely to return to play within one week than those not tested, researchers found.
Just 13.6% of those who underwent testing returned to action within a week, compared with 32.9% of those who were not tested (P<0.01), according to William Meehan III, MD, of Children’s Hospital Boston, and colleagues.
There was a nonsignificant trend toward a reduced likelihood of returning on the same day among athletes who were tested (0.8% versus 4.2%, P=0.056), the researchers reported in the December issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
There are several possible explanations for the findings, they noted.
“It is possible that, despite reporting symptom resolution, these athletes had deficits in their neurocognitive function, adding further evidence to the benefit of neuropsychological testing in the management of sport-related concussion,” they wrote, noting that the test scores were not available.
It is also possible, they continued, that clinicians who order testing are more conservative in their management of concussions or that athletes who were considered to have more serious injuries were more likely to undergo testing.
To explore the epidemiology of concussions in high school sports, Meehan and his colleagues looked at data from the High School Reporting Information Online (HS RIO) injury surveillance system, which collects information from a nationally representative sample of 100 schools.