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5 Keys to a Successful Deadball Clear

Clearing and transition is arguably the most critical aspect of a successful lacrosse team and yet, likely one of the least practiced phases of the game of lacrosse. Practicing clears requires long reps, a whole field, and enough players to give a realistic look. All three requirements (time, space, full rosters) are likely not available at the early levels. What doesn't get practiced leads to a lack of preparation and a last-ditch game time plan: give the ball to your best athlete and let them run. This strategy usually leaves your top players completely gassed when it comes time to play in half-field situations.

Rather than expecting one player to beat ten, let's talk about the 5 keys to a successful team clear.
1. Proper Field Spacing Improper field spacing is the biggest contributor to failed clears at earlier levels of the game. As the clearing team, we want to make sure to spread the riders as far as possible. Good field spacing will ensure that an outlet is always avail…