How to Do the "1v1v1 To Goal" Lacrosse Training Drill

How to Do the

Here's a competitive, high-energy ground ball drill that will teach young lacrosse players how to react to different situations.

Lacrosse Drill Highlights

This practice drill highlights:

  • Decision Making
  • Ground Balls
  • Handling Pressure
  • Doubles
  • Team Work


Have three lines at the top of the 15m. Each player should be wearing a different color. The coach rolls the ground ball out and it’s a 1v1v1 ground ball fight — everybody starts out on their own team. The winner of the ground ball goes to goal and the losers join forces to double team the ball. The play is finished when the ball is out of bounds, a goal is scored or the defense clears it.



Highlighted Lacrosse Skills

  • Grit
  • Ground Balls
  • Chasing Bad Shots
  • Doubles
  • Shooting Under Pressure
  • Decision Making

Key Coaching Points

Depending on the age and skill level of your team, pick a few main focus points to work on. If your team is brand new at lacrosse, only focus on decision making (for example, the losers realizing they are now defenders working together). If your team is more advanced, make sure they are chasing shots, communicating through their doubles, and handing the ball under pressure. Adapt this drill to your team!

Diagram of Drill

Womens Lax Drills - Diagram of 1v1v1 To Goal Lacrosse Drill

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