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Is 6v6 Part of your Lacrosse Practice Plan? Drop it for Small-Sided Games.

There's one truth in lacrosse that generally holds true:  The more skilled and athletic team will generally be the victor.  Team schemes can only get you so far. This is especially true when there is not enough skill or talent to execute those schemes. To help our players develop, we need to prioritize drills that maximize development in skill and lacrosse IQ. What's wrong with 6v6? We'll just come out and say it: It's terrible for developing skill. Only one player has the ball at a time getting work carrying the ball, throwing the ball, or shooting the ball. We'll admit, 6v6 can be good for developing IQ, but is there anything that can be learned in 6v6 that can't be learned in other, more efficient ways? Small-Sided Games We believe strongly in the use of small-sided games. Small-sided games reduce the number of players on the field and can layer in additional constraints. Your options for small-sided games are endless and they do a few things much better than