Coaching players who haven’t played lacrosse yet can be a challenge. You may want to baptize them in fire, but taking it slow is normally best. New lacrosse players should find fun in the game and learn to love it. This means including games, making everyone play every position, and taking your time with players. Individual attention goes a very long way with players who are new to a sport. Put in a little more effort at the beginning and it will also save you time in the long run.
Lacrosse Positions for New Players
New players need to get familiar with all the positions in lacrosse because anyone can play anything. Size and speed only play so much of a factor in determining your position. You also are part of the offense and defense in lacrosse no matter what position you play. So make sure the new players get a chance to try out every position before choosing one.
Lacrosse Ground Balls for Beginners
Ground balls should be the first skill any player learns. Not every pass can be caught, but every ground ball can get picked up. The key to ground balls is really wanting it more than anyone else, and you gotta teach that early. No one can stop you from getting that ball if you want it bad enough.