WEBBER LACROSSE

INSIDE THE PROGRAM METHODOLOGY 

Ownership Model  
Everything that happens in the organization is my responsibility.  This ensures that every person on the team has the avenue to influence the direction of the program and can contribute to it’s success.                                                                                                             
 
Leadership Model 
Every student-athlete has a leadership role in that they can, at any point, influence the group to create or maintain momentum. 
 
Rules of the Road 
  • Do your best
  • Treat people with respect 
  • Focus on the process, results will take care of themselves
  • Play to your strengths 
  • Be prepared 
  • Finish (complete the task) 
 
 
Responsibilities       
Self
  • Personal growth and success are key to the impact you can make on the group.  Setting an agenda that ensures that you are perusing excellence in your craft and in your life is paramount in your own growth.  Within your responsibility to yourself is also your responsibility to your friends and family.  
Team
  • Your ability to add value to the productivity of the group is what separates sports from almost every other endeavor you are involved in during your college years.  Putting the needs of the group ahead of your own individual wants will be a major part of your contribution to the success of the team.  
University
  • Understanding the big picture as a student-athlete is very important in the process of college athletics.  How you conduct yourself in the classroom, in social settings and on the playing-field are all valuable to the contributions you make to the school you play for.  Setting a standard of behavior that represents the values of the institution at all times will have a lasting effect on your legacy as a member of the team. 
 
                   
Honesty 
Integrity of the organization will rest solely on the ability for team members to operate in an open and honest fashion.   Communication is positive, open, upfront and candid.  Each member agrees to listen to the voice of his teammate and, in return, to be allowed to voice his opinion in a productive and constructive setting.  
 
Power of Request
Team members are encouraged to participate in the team setting by using the power of request to introduce ideas and instruction to the group.  Requests work in the future and are often powered by positive speech and identify a specific path for success.  This method replaces the completive jargon that can damage relationships and does not lead to a path forward.  
 
 
Practice Planning
 
Practice Values
  • Fast pace of play 
  • Lots of touches
  • Whistle ready
  • Competitive programming 
 
 
Traditional Practice Plan
  • Pre-Practice usually drills one of the teaching points for the day or can incorporate fundamental skill growth by position
  • Team warm up includes stretch, explosive footwork and body movements, extended warm up as part of conditioning
  • Special position development:  face off play / goalie play / shooting / defensive clearing 
  • Small sided skill development:  1v1, 2v2, 3v3 or 2v1, 3v2, 4v3, 5v4 in half field setting 
  • Full field transition (usually incorporates some type of clearing and riding)
  • Special teams drill segment 
  • 6v6 half field segment 
  • Scrimmage segment (half field/special teams/full field)
  • Or 
  • Full field ride/clear 
  • Challenge  
 
 
Inverted Practice Plan 
A reverse order of the traditional practice plan that starts with the end of practice plan full field or scrimmage in half field and develops in reverse order to the individual skill work at the end of the practice 
 
Competitive Practice Plan 
Plan that rotates drills with competitive segments that keep score with the practice ending in a scrimmage that starts with the score based on the scores from each of the competitive segments.  
 
Practice Objectives
Every day we will have a list of practice objectives for the team.  We set the agenda in the pre-practice meeting and will review the practice at the end to ensure that we got accomplished what we wanted during the practice.  
 
Player Drill Objective 
Each drill will focus on an over-all objective for the players or each player will have their own set of concepts that they are striving to develop in a drill from their individual meetings with their position coaches. 
 
Pace of play 
Our drills usually have something that values the speed of play (putting a player in a chase situation, putting drills on a timer ect..) as well as our coaching style will encourage increased speed of play (example quicker start whistles) 
Competitive Programming
Practices will have components that are competitive to excite the energy of the players.  Examples are keeping score in drills, offense vs. defense, reaching a milestone as a group and end of practice individual challenges.  
 
 
 
Video & Team Meetings
 
Hudl Video
All practices and games are video recorded and uploaded for review by players.  Opponent scouting video and video breakdown of games for both scouting and for player development and review.  
Just Play 
We use the Just Play Solutions software for both team playbook and scouting reports.  Just Play provides one of the most technically advanced platforms for lacrosse play illustration, animation and video for teams at the highest level of collegiate and pro lacrosse.  
Video Sessions - Top 5 & Play of the Day
Team meetings: We will watch games together as a team and will identify the top 5 plays in each category which is our focus as well as nominees for the 'play of the game' which will also be sent out in our twitter feed as voted by the team. 
Individual/Unit meetings:  We will also watch film as individual or in your unit to identify items specific to you or your unit that we can improve. 
Schedule
Fall 
  • 4 strength and conditioning session per week
  • Fall practice that features fast pace with lots of individual instruction and transition skill development 
  • Halloween Scrimmage where players dress up in their costume and scrimmage - this is one of the most fun times of the year 
  • Green vs. White Scrimmage on Parents Weekend 
  • Fall Games vs. Keiser, Flagler, Florida Gulf Coast are scheduled for 2020
Winter
  • Conditioning and shooting package to take home for training 
Spring
  • Pre-Season OTA's are team workouts for skill development and conditioning that last the first week of the season. 
  • Scrimmages are scheduled vs. St. Leo & Flagler and Lynn & Keiser
  • NAIA regular season including trip to play in the NAIA signature event at Grand Island, IN indoor facility.  
  • Post-Season NAIA National Championships 
 
Team travel 
Each trip we will travel in a professional and consistent manner but we will also enjoy your time together on the road.  Movies on the bus are a must!  We will also fly to one game each year from our fundraising budget.  
Equipment 
We are sponsored by Under Armor and will provide players with practice and game uniforms and equipment necessary to play lacrosse.  Additional items that the team is interested in getting can be provided through fundraising and or the Under Armor Online Team Store.
Ownership Model  
Everything that happens in the organization is my responsibility.  This ensures that every person on the team has the avenue to influence the direction of the program and can contribute to it’s success.                                                                                                             
 
Leadership Model 
Every student-athlete has a leadership role in that they can, at any point, influence the group to create or maintain momentum. 
 
Rules of the Road 
  • Do your best
  • Treat people with respect 
  • Focus on the process, results will take care of themselves
  • Play to your strengths 
  • Be prepared 
  • Finish (complete the task) 
 
 
Responsibilities       
Self
  • Personal growth and success are key to the impact you can make on the group.  Setting an agenda that ensures that you are perusing excellence in your craft and in your life is paramount in your own growth.  Within your responsibility to yourself is also your responsibility to your friends and family.  
Team
  • Your ability to add value to the productivity of the group is what separates sports from almost every other endeavor you are involved in during your college years.  Putting the needs of the group ahead of your own individual wants will be a major part of your contribution to the success of the team.  
University
  • Understanding the big picture as a student-athlete is very important in the process of college athletics.  How you conduct yourself in the classroom, in social settings and on the playing-field are all valuable to the contributions you make to the school you play for.  Setting a standard of behavior that represents the values of the institution at all times will have a lasting effect on your legacy as a member of the team. 
 
                   
Honesty 
Integrity of the organization will rest solely on the ability for team members to operate in an open and honest fashion.   Communication is positive, open, upfront and candid.  Each member agrees to listen to the voice of his teammate and, in return, to be allowed to voice his opinion in a productive and constructive setting.  
 
Power of Request
Team members are encouraged to participate in the team setting by using the power of request to introduce ideas and instruction to the group.  Requests work in the future and are often powered by positive speech and identify a specific path for success.  This method replaces the completive jargon that can damage relationships and does not lead to a path forward.