A little on the draw

Hey everyone!

I'm really missing lax season if you can't tell... here goes another post...

As we are all homebound, and I am sure many of us are bored and needing something else to hold onto, I have been bookmarking my favorite YouTube lax videos by top coaches that I find to be the absolute best—to pass on to all of my players who are work horses and thirsting for more.

When I say I have been searching for the best, I mean BEST in terms of most informative, most effective drills, best advice for training as well as least boring to watch and of course from the most credible of sources…

50-50 balls-- of course one of the most important categories of the game-- the Draw can arguably and be even at the very top within that category in terms of value especially if you are playing a team that doesn’t turn the ball over. Having a player on your team who is a draw specialist, committed to learning draw strategy and dedicated to extra training on the draw is INVALUABLE for a team.

For those of you who take the draw or aspire to…here are some of the best of the best for your COVID-19 viewing pleasure.

Stay safe everyone, sending love,



Video 1:

Shelby Fredericks

•Northwestern's all-time leader in draw controls with 496

•Single-season record holder with 165 draw controls during her junior campaign

She has a DIG on the draw that she teaches that blows my mind. Pretty sure she talked about learning a lot of her stuff while training with Danielle Spencer (previous coach at Dartmouth, now the Stanford Coach, who was an assistant at NW while Fredericks played there) who is absolutely a rock star.

Shelby not only has the cred as a player to teach the draw but is terrific as a communicator. You can also grab some of her cool training tips ie. sit-ups with her lax stick for wrist strength that are genius if you ask me.

Totally worth the watch.


Video 2 and 3:

Dana Dobbie

Dana is a coach at Loyola for their Womens Lacrosse Team with Jen Adams. She is one of my favorite players ever as well.

In her college career at Maryland set the NCAA single-season record for draw controls with 126 during the 2008 season.

Her videos below are super informative at both a basic and higher level and well worth the watch. Enjoy!


Video 4: Taylor Cummings

Career @ University of Maryland

: First-ever three-time Tewaaraton Award winner for either men or women ... Maryland's all-time draw controls leader (509) ... ranks third in career goals (229), ninth in assists (94) and second in points (323) ... in 2016, set the Maryland single-season record in draw controls (114) and caused turnovers (52).

She has player credit and is a terrific coach. This is one of the best videos for practicing on your own (and especially perfect for our situation today while we are home and social distancing ourselves).

Hope you enjoy and happy learning and practicing!


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