Get fit for lacrosse
John Danowski, Duke University Head Coach, prepares your team to be its best on the field on game day. The primary focus of strength training is the prevention and reduction of injuries. A secondary benefit is that players become stronger and leaner. Exercises include lunges, high knees, backward lunge, high knee skips, butt kicks, shuffle, carioca, back pedal, frog jumps and 10 distinct ladder exercises. In four lines, players execute the turn and sprint drill. This drill works on firing off the line as you open your hips. The center of gravity should be almost directly over the point that your foot lands as your turn. Rotational acceleration is another key concept for the Duke Lacrosse team. This must be done with the chest and head up in a good athletic stance. Additional exercises in this program are lateral bounds, speed skater sprint, and lateral mirror. The strength-training component of this program highlights a typical Monday workout program in the Duke weight room. 41 minutes.