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Practice Video

5 - Published March 29, 2012 by in

Middies Emmett Dillon, Colin Donnelly, Adam Torneo and attackman Nick Fletcher work through a shooting drill during Wednesday’s practice.

What we wanted to focus on in this drill was how quickly we could get the ball in and out of our stick. We then asked the boys to shoot for a particular spot on the net. If they missed that spot, they knew right away that something was wrong. By filming this particular we show them what they were doing wrong (i.e. an extra cradle, stepping away from the net, not finishing with forward momentum) and hopefully they can make the adjustments prior to our games this weekend.

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5 Responses to Practice Video

  1. Connor Wilson October 28, 2009 at 10:29 am #

    what kind of spoon are using right now? how do you set your sitck up? the players want to know.

    Do you think you have better stick skills than most poles from your attack experience? How much does that help your game?

    • Anonymous October 28, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

      I’m using a team custom Harrow shaft and the Harrow Crossbow head and I string my stick with a semi-low, deep pocket and little whip. It’s a good stick but I probably wouldn’t play with Harrow if BYU hadn’t been sponsored by them. I broke 6 shafts and 7 heads last spring and that would have been pretty costly if I wasn’t able to simply walk into Coach Lamb’s office and exchange them.

      Playing attack definitely helped my stick skills when I switched to a pole. I wouldn’t say my stick skills are off-the-chart compared to other poles though. You can still learn to be a good ball-handler by playing pole your whole life. I guess the most benefit I’ve seen from my attack background is when it comes to clearing. The stick skills and moves I learned as an attack have helped me maintain the ball when having to getting around someone who’s riding. But again, the benefit has been pretty marginal.

      -Dan

  2. ReliantxRuckus October 28, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    Great article, Dan is a stud. The only way this article could possibly be better is if it had a picture of his gorgeous mug somewhere. ;)

  3. Deborah VIehweg October 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    I have to say it- I’m a proud Mama! I love you Dan!

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