We are an organization dedicated to growing the sport of lacrosse for our youth of the greater Annandale area. We participate in the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL) in the girls and boys divisions in the spring league. The sport of l
 
 
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AYL Boys Coaches Corner



Annandale Youth Lacrosse is proud of our dedicated volunteer coaching staff.  We know that it’s a true balancing act to manage career and family while also coaching a youth team at the same time. 

Our goal is provide our coaches with the best resources and tools possible to help you achieve your coaching goals. 
 
Here are some of our recommended resources for our AYL coaches:
US Lacrosse Level  One and Two Coaches training
 
Level 1 Online Courses (Fundamentals of Coaching Men’s Lacrosse, Fundamentals of Coaching Women’s Lacrosse) are FREE to US Lacrosse members and are ALL NEW for 2013!

The US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program makes training easy and accessible for US Lacrosse members.
                                                                                                              
   
"The will to win is meaningless without the will to prepare"
Joe Gibbs

 
Online courses feature comprehensive text, streaming video, animation, graphics and access to a resource library full of drills and downloadable resources as long as you choose to be a US Lacrosse member.

Level 2 online courses are only $30.
 
Need help with a practice plan?  US Lacrosse has samples by age groups U9-U15.
Can’t remember how that drill works? Mobile Coach provides quick resources for coaches from your phone.

Looking for some new drills?  Check out the US Lacrosse Drills archive.

Here is a terrific wall ball routine for all ages, should be done as quickly as possible.  

ALL MUST BE SUCCESSFUL CATCHES NOT ATTEMPTS:
 
25 Right Hand Catches/Throws ( if you are a lefty 50 Right hand catches and throws)
 
50 Left Hand Catches/Throws (if you are a lefty 25 left hand catches and throws)
 
50 Throw right, catch left
 
50 Throw left, catch right
 
You should be practicing good form on these…move your feet, start in the triple threat position and return to that position when you catch (Shoulder, Shoulder ball…ready to shot, challenge or pass)
 
25 Right hand give and go's – Lead your pass, run onto it and catch  (if lefty do 50)
 
50 Left hand give and go's - Lead your pass, run onto it and catch (if lefty do 25)
 
50 bad passes – work on catching the crazy pass
 
50 Ground Balls Towards (on the wall)  Throw low to where the wall meets the ground
 
50 Ground balls  Away (not on the wall)
 

 
Positive Coaching Alliance
 
The Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.  The organization provides a host of tools for coaches, parents, players, and administrators.  Their “Mistake Ritual”, “Double Goal Coach” and “Triple Impact Competitor” models dove-tail nicely with Annandale Youth Lacrosse’s mission and coaching guidelines. 
 
You can sign up for weekly coaching emails, newsletters and other tools on their website here.
 




ProActive Coaching  
 
Bruce Brown is a motivational speaker with 35 years as a teacher, coach, athletic administrator at the junior high, high school, junior college and collegiate level.  He’s coached football, basketball, baseball, and volleyball.  He’s a national presenter for the NAIA’s Champions of Character Program and Director of Proactive Coaching. 

His book “What athletes would like to tell parents” is a must read for anyone with youth athletes and his popular videos are designed to help keep the emphasis for parents, athletes and families on constructive play.



 
Kudda Video Library and Coaching 101

Kudda is the largest sports resource aimed at coaches, players and parents. Kudda has thousands of training videos for baseball, basketball, boys lacrosse, careers in sports, coaches wisdom, first-aid, fitness, football, girls lacrosse, golf, ice hockey, juggling, physical education, soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling.

Kudda uses only experienced coaches, not big name players, to teach the fundamentals, drills and plays. Learn from the best HS and college coaches!