Lacrosse 101: 2-3-1 Lacrosse Offense Set
- 2 players up top .
- 3 players across the middle.
- 1 player behind the goal.
– The “basic standard international lacrosse” default set for most teams.
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Strengths: The 2-3-1 lacrosse offense is a balanced formation that makes space for coordinated team motion as well as individual athletic freedom.
The 2-3-1 offense is relatively simple, giving clear, uncluttered spots where the middies and attackmen should go. This allows teams to implement motion plays where players can see space to fill in as the offense “breathes”. It generally works better against Man-To-Man Defense but is also useful against a Zone, and can be used as an easy, safe way to find out which defense an opponent is running.
Because of its traditional and widespread use, if a player in a 2-3-1 motion set loses his place or forgets the play it often equally confuses the defense. In these situations, due to the spacing, teammates are usually in good position to help as an outlet or to receive a pass for a shot to score.
The spacing in a 2-3-1 also facilitates picks or “scrapes” that give individual players room for dodges for shots. Teammates are in position for strong Draw And Dump scoring looks or easy relief passes. Additionally, players are in good places to back each other up and maintain possession if there is a missed pass or a ground ball, and the offense is in a good formation to stop fast breaks and get back on defense if there is a turnover.
There is always a player in a strong position to back up shots in a 2-3-1, which gives even more of a green light to the offense to shoot and pressure the goal. Also, with a player always on the crease there is a constant threat of rebounds, goalie screens, or the open offensive player right at the goal to worry the defense.
A 2-3-1 also makes it possible for one strong attackman to captain the team from behind, providing field leadership and the threat of assists to keep the defense distracted away from what is going on in front of the goal while also being in a good spot to attack the cage from X.
Vulnerabilities: The balanced spacing of the 2-3-1 makes slides on defense uniform and easy to execute. An offense using a 2-3-1 needs to use motion to their advantage because if they stop moving the slides become extremely predictable and standard. Many coaches teach their zone defenses in practices against the 2-3-1 because the slides are so clear.
With so many players on the perimeter, a team in a 2-3-1 can be fabulous at moving the ball around the edge without ever develping a threat to score or attacking the goal. While the passes are at relatively easy distance and angles, a team needs to balance the safety of having the ball at the edges with risking probes of the defense that can lead to some scoring.
A defense facing a 2-3-1 can halt most offensive motion schemes simply by shutting off the player at X. If the offense is unable to transition the ball through the sole player at X they need an alternative plan or to go to a different set, because if the defense can get the offense to stop moving the defense can start to run more plays of their own to get the ball.
2-3-1 Lacrosse Plays
The Basic Lacrosse Formation
This is the main formation that most teams use. 2-3-1 lacrosse plays are the easiest to start out with. Two middies are up top, one middie is on the crease, two attackmen are on goal-line-extended, and one attackman is behind the net at X.
Coaches will usually start teams off by using this formation. This is great for cutting to the net.
Good rotation is vital to the success of this offense. The attack and middies must be constantly rotating, and constantly looking for scoring chances.
|In order to produce good goals in the 2-3-1 formation, both the middies and attack must rotate.
Middies should rotate in a counter-clockwise movement, while the attack rotates clockwise.
The upper-right middie cuts to the crease (always looking for the pass), as the bottom right attackman has the ball. Then the upper left middie slides to replace him, and the crease middie moves up to replace the upper left.
This can be VERY CONFUSING, so I suggest looking at the diagram at left.
The attackmen should be looking for the inside pass whenever they have the ball.
A good rotating offense can really confuse the defense. After a little while, the defense will start to get lazy, and anticipate a passThats when you strike. Throw an inside pass to a cutting middie for a goal.
This 2-3-1 lacrosse play is a very simple “curl”. If it is run to perfection, with great timing, it is almost impossible to stop. It requires a good feeder at the top of the box, and a great finisher to put the ball in the back of the net.
The ball starts up top with the top left middie. He makes a few moves, then passes the ball to the top right middie. As soon as he passes the ball, he should cut hard down to the crease, and set a pick for the middie playing crease.
At the same time, the bottom left attackman should run behind the net and set a pick for the attackman at X.
The top right middie with the ball should fake like he is going right, but then cut hard to the right. It is important to do this quickly, or else the timing of the play will be terrible.
As the top middie cuts to the left, the crease middie and the attackman at X will come off their picks, and be ready to catch the ball.
The top middie passes the ball to the player who is more open. That player catches it, and quickly does a turning jump shot.
They should aim at the bottom left corner of the goal.
This is a great play if your team is quick or stealthy. It is very important that you have a good finisher and a good passer.
For more information on this 2-3-1 lacrosse play, see the diagrams below.
From 2-3-1 Lacrosse Plays to Lacrosse Plays
2-3-1 Play: Part 1
2-3-1 Play: Part 3
2-3-1 Play: Part 3
Quick Guide to Understanding Lacrosse Offensive Formations
As a goalie, it helps to understand what lacrosse offenses are trying to do. Then we can recognize where potential scoring threats could arise and be prepared to stop them.
Like the sport of basketball, offenses in lacrosse can run a number of different formations each coming with its set of pros and cons.
Here are 7 of the most common lacrosse offensive sets that I’ve seen in my playing and coaching days.
Quick note for those unfamiliar with lacrosse, the set names count the number of players starting from behind the goal and moving towards the midfield line. So a 2-3-1 has 2 players behind the goal and 1 up top.
I’ve seen coaches call it reversed where the “2-3-1” has 1 player behind the goal and 2 up top but I was always taught to count players starting from behind the goal. So that’s my nomenclature with these different lacrosse offensive formations.
You can click here to jump right to a particular set:
Out of each offensive formation, teams can run any number of plays so this is just a high-level post outlining each formation and their pros and cons. While some of these formations may apply to the female game, this post really concentrates on the formations in the male game.
1-4-1 Offensive Set
In the 1-4-1 set, the offense will have the following:
- 1 middie up top
- 4 players across the middle
- 1 attackman behind the goal
Benefits of the 1-4-1
The 1-4-1 formation gives the middie up top a lot of room to dodge and initiate.
If the players across the middle are closer to the goal this means the defense’s slide must travel a long way to arrive and that usually spells trouble for the defense as the dodger has plenty of time to make the right feed.
If the 4 players execute good movement and picks this 1-4-1 set can be tricky for defenses to plan the right slide packages because the 2nd slide doesn’t know which middie or attackman to pickup with all the movement.
The 1-4-1 is often used against the zone defense as it tends to overload specific zones and also spread out the defense to create dodging and scoring opportunities for the wing players.
Since the 1-4-1 set puts two players on the crease, this can open up space on the perimeter as the defense must sluff in on the backside to help guard this crease overload.
Here is LaxFilmRoom’s breakdown of a play out of a 1-4-1 set:
Cons of the 1-4-1
Since the 1-4-1 is an ideal set for a lacrosse offense with a strong dodger up top, the contrary is also true. If the defense owns that matchup, the 1-4-1 presents problems.
First, if a takeaway check happens there is nobody there to stop the fastbreak. Second, it is pretty easy for the defense to shut off the wings of the 1-4-1 leaving the top middie with no outlet, or maybe a very long outlet pass.
Since the 1-4-1 puts two offensive players on the crease, if the O does not execute good movement it makes sliding and recovering very easy. The middle stays clogged and defenses will have no trouble sliding to a driving attackman.
The 1-4-1 set opens up teams to potential fast breaks after a save because there is only a single middie up top.
2-2-2 Offensive Set
In the 2-2-2 set the offense will have the following:
- 2 middies across the top
- 2 players (middie and attackman) across the middle
- 2 attack behind the goal
Benefits of the 2-2-2
The 2-2-2 gives the middie dodgers from up top room to sweep towards the goal or dodge down the alley.
With four players on the outside and two in the crease, it can open up passing lanes that lead to more shots on goal.
The 2-2-2 sets up very natural “2-man games” where a player can pick and re-pick with a partner. Instead of working with 5 other players on offense, a player can focus on working with a single teammate to get open and create opportunity.
For these reasons the 2-2-2 is a common formation used in the youth game. Getting 6 players on the same page is a tougher challenge with youth.
Because of the ability to run 2 man games, this offensive set has the advantage of being able to “hide” weaker offensive players who don’t have to be involved in the play.
The 2-2-2 set, due to its multiple players on the crease, also shares the same advantages of the 1-4-1 in that with good inside movement the defense’s second slide can often get confused as to who he should be covering.
Cons of the 2-2-2
With the middle crease players close to the goal, the offense may have trouble passing the ball around the perimeter as the other 4 players form a square that results in long passes.
Like the 1-4-1 set, if the middle crease players are not active, they simply clog up the middle. This makes it difficult for dodgers to get to the goal.
The ball carriers on the outer square of the 2-2-2 can get isolated pretty easily by a strong defense who takes away adjacent passes.
By putting 2 players behind the goal this set only puts 4 players in a position to score. The players behind the goal will need to dodge or cut to get into a position to score.
Here’s LaxCoachMike discussing the 2-2-2 offensive set:
2-3-1 Offensive Set
In the 2-3-1 set, the offense sets up with:
- 2 attackmen behind the goal
- 3 players across the middle
- 1 middie up top
Benefits of the 2-3-1 Set
The 2-3-1 formation spreads out the offense, allowing a team room to run motion plays.
With more open space available, middies and attackmen have more opportunities to beat their man 1×1.
The 2-3-1 set, which features an attackman in the crease and one behind the cage, puts teams in position to rebound, screen and back-up shots.
This offensive set typically works better against man-to-man defenses, but still can be effective against a zone.
This is a good set for teams with strong attackman as they can play a “2-man game” behind the goal to create good opportunities.
You’ll often see an offense invert with this set, sending the middies behind the goal and putting defensive middies in a position they’re not accustomed to defending.
Like the 1-3-2 this set also allows for great motion offense.
Cons of the 2-3-1 Set
The 2-3-1 is pretty balanced. With a single attackman behind the goal the offense is at risk of losing possession after an errant shot if the wing attackman don’t rotate to fill in the space behind the goal when the X attackman dodges.
This offensive set is very common. Since most teams have this in their arsenal, defenses are usually pretty adapt at knowing how to defend. That is, where the 1st and 2nd slides will come from.
A con of this set is that if the defense shuts off the X attackman adjacent to the wing middie ball carrier, he doesn’t have a lot of passing options. With the crease and X attackman locked off, the only outlet is the middie up top.
Like the 1-4-1 with only a single middie up top, the offense is vulnerable to fast breaks.
Here is LaxFilmRoom breaking down a play out of the 2-3-1 set:
1-3-2 Offensive Set
In this set, the offense set up as such:
- 1 attackmen behind the goal
- 3 players across the middle
- 2 middies up top
Pros of the 2-3-1 Set
This set comes with many of the same pros as the previous (1-3-2) set.
Namely, it’s very easy to run a great motion offense and keep very good spacing to give each offensive player room to operate.
In this set 5 players are a threat to score without a dodge or cut and that puts additional pressure on the defense. Because of this you’ll also see this set used in man-up situations.
Both the 1-3-2 and 2-3-1 set are good ball possession offensive sets because they provide the ball carrier with 2 adjacent outlets. If those are shutoff, a dodge and a skip pass is usually there so no player is left stranded 1×1 like in other sets.
Cons of the 1-3-2
Like the 1-4-1 set, this 1-3-2 puts only one offensive player behind the goal. If they initiate to the goal, the offense has little backup for a shot that misses the cage.
Like the 2-3-1 set, this set is also very common. So defenses have gone up against plenty of times before. Thus they should be pretty comfortable in knowing where slides are coming from and how to properly defend.
3-3 Offensive Set
In the 3-3 set we have:
- 3 players up top
- 3 players across the middle
- No players behind the goal
Benefits of the 3-3
The primary benefit of the 3-3 set is that every single player is a threat to score.
We often see the 3-3 formation used in man-up situation because of that.
The defense must respect every single player because they’re all in a position to get a good shot.
The 3-3-3 sets up very nice spacing so the offense can hit a nice skip pass that sets up a great goal scoring opportunity.
Another pro of this set is that it’s very easy to transition into any other set mentioned in this post. As a result, coaches will often setup their EMO units in the 3-3 regardless of which set they ultimately end up using in order to confuse the defense.
Cons of the 3-3
This balanced set is a way to spread the field, but it leaves the area behind the net unmanned. As a result, it can be harder to back-up a missed shot resulting in lost possessions.
So as a goalie or defense, understand that shots that miss the cage can result in a quick turnover with a little hustle.
When not in man up, the 3-3 set doesn’t give a dominant offensive stud a lot of room to operate.
Here is an offense out of the 3-3-3 from Trilogy lacrosse:
Open Set Lacrosse Offense
The next offensive formation we’ll look at in this post is the “open set” – sometimes called the wheel or the cirlce offense. This set has:
- 1 player up top.
- 2 players across the high middle
- 2 players across the low middle
- 1 player behind the goal
I’ve also seen a version with a rotated circle such that two players are behind the goal and two middies are up top.
Advantages of the Open Set
In the open set or circle offense, the offense can pass the ball around the perimeter very easy. If the offense is looking to get everyone a touch, this is a great formation to start in before transitioning into another.
With the addition of the shot clock, I wonder if that strategy will be removed from the college game this year.
In the wheel set, while typically no player is a threat without a dodge or cut, the circle formation helps the offense get into the flow by getting the ball into and out of every player’s stick.
Another advantage of this offense set, is that with nobody on the crease, the defense must slide adjacent and rotate as the 2nd slide.
Anyone who has read my defense strategy post will understand the adjacent slide package, however many teams do not practice this and when its time to execute in the games, they fail.
The open set gives the offense good spacing and opens up a huge area for cutters from the back-side of the offense, especially through the middle, and forcing the adjacent slides also opens up large areas for good outside shooters to take advantage of.
Like other sets, out of the open set the offense can quickly transition in any other formation even while a ballcarrier is dodging.
Cons of the Open Set
Against a good zone defense, the open set doesn’t do much to create scoring opportunities.
In this open set, like other sets mentioned in this post. there is only one player in optimum position to back up shots at X. Again, if they drive to the goal the offense might not have anyone in position in chase out errant shots.
Something to keep in mind for athletic goalies who like to win their team a possession with hustle.
With the addition of the shot clock, it will be interesting to see offenses continue to use the open set because getting everyone a touch or two before starting to attack can eat up 30 of your allotted 60 seconds very quickly.
Here is Coach Corrigan explaining some benefits of the open set:
2-1-3 Offensive Set
Similar to the open set, our final lacrosse offensive formation is the 2-1-3, sometimes called the “umbrella set”. This set features;
- 3 middies up top.
- 1 crease attack
- 2 attack behind the goal
Advantages of the 2-1-3
This set shares a lot of advantages as the open set in that the offense has a lot of room to work.
Unlike the open set where the defense knows that they must slide adjacent, in the 2-1-3 set there is a crease attackman so the offense can trick the D by clearing out the crease as the ballcarrier drives. Thereby making the slide extremely long and opening up opportunities.
If you have a talented crease attackman he’s going to get a lot of good looks in this set.
The other benefit of this set is that it enables really good two-man games from behind. Because the middies are high it leaves a lot of room to maneuver and create great scoring opportunities.
Cons of the 2-1-3
Couple cons of this set. If the attackmen behind are not talented players, they’re a bit isolated and will have trouble finding an outlet if the defense shuts off adjacents.
This set requires a good crease attackman. Not only in their stick skills but also in their lacrosse IQ of knowing when to clear space, when to screen, when to pop.
An inexperienced crease attackman is only going to clog up the middle and create an easier slide for the defense.
Here is Coach Miller discussing plays out of the umbrella set:
There quite a few different lacrosse offensive formations that teams can use to attack the goal.
Each one comes with its set of pros and cons and as a goalie or defense, you should be aware of what they are.
Understanding what a lacrosse offense is trying to do means you have a high lacrosse IQ and that’s part of being an elite lacrosse goalie.
This post is just an introduction to all the offensive sets I know. Different plays and strategies from each go a lot deeper and could be the subject of 2000 word posts all on their own.
If you want to learn more about the particulars of an offensive set, try searching the internets and most likely you’ll find a good source.
Until next time! Coach Damon
What’s your least favorite offensive set to go up against? Would love to hear about it in the comments.
Offensive Lacrosse Plays | Lacrosse Playbook
Player 1 has the ball, working the right side of the field Player 7 can set a pick for player six and roll Player 7 can fake setting the pick and flash back Player 1 can crease roll and player 7 back door Player 6 and player 7 can clear to opposite elbow, player 1 […]
Player 7 has the ball, passes to player 6 and sets screen for ball Player 1 circles behind, clearing the lane and stacking with player 2 Players 6 and 7 drive and roll for each other Player 2 and player 1 can show on right side of crease or be an outlet for drive
Player 1 has ball Player 2 goes through front side to opposite pipe Player 3 goes through to elbow and can be used on backdoor cut Player 4 pinches for player 1’s crease roll Player 5 would be the outlet if drive stopped
Two stacks one with 3 and one with 2 3 person stack cuts first all the way through (best option is to feed last cutter) After 3 cut, ball swing behind 2 person stack: first in stack cuts and joins others 2nd person in stack pops high to far off center has mark Ball handler […]
Ball starts with 4 4 passes to 5 and posts up opposite pipe Work ball around – 5 passes to 6 and keeps defense on crease 6 passes to 7 and pinches on hash mark 7 passes to 1 and pinches on hash mark with 6 1 passes to 2 and pinches on hash mark […]
Ball starts with 3 3 passes to 4 2 and 3 are working together, 1 is pinching on her defense for quick back door 3 cuts through high to set a screen for 2 to use After 2 cuts (left hand up), 3 plants and cuts to goal (right hand up) 4 has 2 as […]
When 7 receives the ball, both 1 and 6 run together to set a channel for 3 to cut down the middle 7 has 3 as first option After 3 cuts, 1 curls and cuts as well 2 pinches on her defense to keep her occupied
Attackers 5 and 4 work the crease together working opposite each other 4 posts up on the front side of the crease 5 has the ball behind 4 keeps defense to the inside and stands even with the pipe 5 keeps her defense and the goal keeper on the near post and hits back post […]
6 passes to 7 and sets a screen on 7 As she drives, if 7 has the lane, then she goes If 6’s defense slides to double, then 7 curls to goal (like a pick and roll in basketball) 5 pinches on the crease for the back door
Attacker 4 has the ball, 2 joins 3, 7 joins 6 The back player (2) fakes high and ducks back under defense to make a goal side cut 4 has the option to put up a high leading pass for 2 3 then pops out for a pass from 4 2 pinches with 1 to […]
Attacker 3 passes to 4, then sets pick for 2 2 uses pick and if does not receive, sets pick for 1 1 uses pick and if does not receive, sets pick for 7 7 uses pick Also have a crease roll for 4 if none of the cuts work
Run out of a basic 2-2-2 set this play requires all six players to work together. If run correctly, this is one of the hardest plays to defend.
A quick-hit play that is run typically off of the endline or at the end of a quarter. Includes a ball flip, screen, and flip. If your attackmen are crafty enough, this is a play to get the crowd going.
A play run out of a 1-3-2 set that forces the defense to slide and allows the offense to play with a man advantage for a quick second, resulting in space for passing lanes and time to catch and shoot.
A play designed out of a 2-1-3 to create separation and mismatches off of a double pick. Let your top middie sweep for his right hand and take over a game.
A double invert quick-hit play ran out of a wide 2-2-2 set with screens and cuts. If your players don’t telegraph where they are going, this play will be highly efficient.
A set play out of a basic 2-2-2 that has screens/pops and allows for your playmakers to attack the unbalanced backside.
Run out of an offset 1-2-3 set. A longer play to execute with a fair amount of ball and player. Tell your players to keep their heads up because one of the three cutters off of screens are bound to be open.
A 2-2-2 set, with screens coming from an attackman behind and a middie up top. Exploit a defense that doesn’t have its head on a swivel.
Thunder is a 2-3-1 double invert. With quick, accurate ball movement behind and correct timing with the picks on the crease, this play should be a consistent go to when you need a goal.
Executed out of a 1-3-2 set with screens, pops and slips. Designed to get your best shooters open to let one fly.
A 2-2-2 set play, when run correctly with timing and spacing, it forces the defense to pick its poison.
Executed out of a staggered 1-4-1 set with picks and pops on either side of the field giving the dodging middie freedom to go righty or lefty. Tell your middies to keep an eye out for the wide open slip since the defense will be all over the popping attack.
A middie initiated play out of a 2-1-3 that has great player movement and opens up passing lanes with all the picks, slips and screens.
A 1-4-1 set play, with one side of the field setting picks and slips and the backside half looking for skip passes.
Play is run out of a staggered 2-1-3 set with a pick-and-slip on the ball and a screen and pop on the crease. A great play to open a game when the opposition is matchup conscious.
A simple quick-hit play ran out of a wide 2-2-2 set with picks up top and on the crease. A great simple play to add to any offensive game plan.
A straight 1-4-1 play set, with picks and pops on either side allowing freedom-of-play direction.
Arrow is executed out of a 2-3-1 set with picks on either side of the ball carrier, allowing him to improvise and look for his sneaks and slips.
A play run out of a 1-3-2 set that forces the defense to slide and allows the offense to play with a man advantage for a quick second, resulting in space for passing lanes and time to catch and shoot.
A single invert out of a 2-3-1 with a double pick behind creating space and mismatch for the offense. Have your best shooters ready to let it rip.
Lacrosse – Offensive Formations – Beginner Lacrosse
Lacrosse – Offensive Formations
This page looks at some of the basic offensive plays & formations used in lacrosse. It covers lacrosse offenses such as 2-3-1, 2-2-2, 3-1-2, etc. These are the most common offensive strategies used by lacrosse coaches. Moreover, many advanced offenses are just variations of these basic formations. Please visit our section on Lacrosse Coaching for more lacrosse offensive & defensive drills and strategies.
Basic Lacrosse Offense Formations
- 2-3-1 – This lacrosse offensive formation has two middies up top, three players (two attack and one middie) along GLE & the crease and one attackman at X. The 2-3-1 offense is probably the most common offense utilized by beginning and intermediate lacrosse coaches.
- 2-2-2 – This lacrosse offensive formation has two middies up top, two players (middie & attackman) near the crease and two attackmen behind GLE.
- 3-1-2 – This lacrosse offensive formation has three middies up top, one attackman on the crease and two attackmen behind GLE.
- 1-4-1 – This lacrosse offensive formation has one middie up top, two middies on the wings, two attackmen on the crease and one attackman at X.
Please watch the lacrosse videos below to see how these offensive formations are utilized by lacrosse coaches.
Instructional Videos for Lacrosse Offensive Formations
Lacrosse 2-3-1 Offense
Lacrosse 2-2-2 Offense
Lacrosse 3-1-2 Offense
Lacrosse 1-4-1 Offense
The 6 Lacrosse Offense Formations You Need To Dominate
In any lacrosse game, the balance between aggressive attacking play and solid defensive play is vital to ensure your team scores as often as possible without conceding unnecessary goals.
In this article, we’re going to look at offensive play – how it’s defined and the different strategies and formations teams use.
What is lacrosse offense?
There are four main player positions in a lacrosse team, attackmen, midfielders, defensemen, and the goalkeeper.
Offense, or attacking play, is carried out by the attackmen with the support of the midfielders. Defense, or defensive play, is the job of the defensemen, again with the support of the midfielders.
An offense formation is a name used to describe the positions of each player involved in the offensive play. There are a number of different offensive arrangements.
Most teams will mainly train with one or two formations, and start with specific formations regularly. However, teams may also change formation (sometimes within a single game) to exploit specific weak points in the opposing defense, in response to another team playing style, or to try out new plays to approach the game from a new angle.
Teams spend hundreds of hours training their players with lacrosse attack drills to ensure that the formation is understood, each player knows their position, and that the team works as a unit during attacking play.
This type of training is supported by individual players training the specific skills they need – shooting for an attackman, passing or running for a midfielder, etc. This training may be group-based, in pairs, or individual (for example, practicing shooting techniques with a lacrosse rebounder).
What are the different offensive formations in lacrosse?
The lacrosse attack position is described by a 2 or 3 number sequence which shows how many players are in the rear, middle, and front of the formation.
The players further forward will be attackmen, and those further back will be midfielders.
So, for example in a 1-4-1 formation, there will be one midfielder at the back, two midfielders, and two attackmen ahead of that, and the remaining attackman at the front. Or, in a 3-3 formation, three midfielders lined up behind three attackmen.
Let’s look at the most commonly used formations in offense, and the advantages each can bring to a game.
In this formation, the forward attackman is fed passes from the middle group and is the primary shooter.
The supporting attackmen have the opportunity to sit a little further back, opening up the possibility of time and space shots.
While the lone midfielder at the back of the formation has a better view of the plays and is responsible for spotting counterattacks early and dropping back to link up with the defensemen as needed.
This formation pairs midfielders and attackmen together, with a mixed pair in the middle.
The middle pair are able to quickly drop back or run upfield to support their teammates during the offensive play depending on what’s needed.
This formation is great for responsive play, where players may need to switch positions quickly to respond to the defensive position.
This formation works well for feeding passes forward to build plays from the midfield.
It provides a relatively strong defense at the cost of leaving the frontmost attackman isolated.
The middle attackmen, therefore, have to relieve some of this pressure, making runs wide, passing into the center, or setting up long-range shots.
The two midfielders, as well as feeding the ball, provide defensive cover if possession is lost.
This inversion of the 2-3-1 formation puts a greater focus on attacking play at the cost of some defensive strength.
The advantage of this is that the two forward attackmen have greater opportunity to interact, and are harder to pin down from the view the opposing defense will have of the play.
It allows for explosive play, with sudden runs and dodges to move the ball quickly through the defensive players.
This is the most balanced formation – the midfielders are evenly spaced behind the defenders.
It allows for a great deal of flexibility in terms of playing style, and the ability for players to switch quickly between attack and defense, which is important for repelling counterattacks.
If all 6 offensive players are pushed too far forward, however, there is a risk of opposing attackmen being able to make sudden breaks through.
This formation is very attack focused, with all three of the attackmen upfield as far as possible.
While this has the obvious advantage of opening up shooting opportunities from multiple angles and occupying the opposing defensemen across multiple positions, it is probably the formation most vulnerable to a sudden counter-attack.
The two rearmost defenders have to be aware of their positioning and constantly check that they are not pushed upfield too far, leaving the defense exposed.
Lacrosse zone offense vs. lacrosse motion offense
The two terms above describe different approaches to how players interact with their opponents.
Zonal play assigns players to specific areas of the field and encourages a passing game, where players stay (for the most part) within the area defined by their position, moving the ball between them to set up attacking and shooting opportunities. When executed well, this type of offensive play uses the speed of passing to overcome defenses, leaving them unable to respond in time as the ball switches position rapidly.
A motion offense encourages players to move between zones to make runs into the defensive half, dodge defenders, and find shooting opportunities.
Passing is important here too, although it can be more challenging as players need to track their teammates as the fluid formation changes quickly. This strategy is well suited to sudden, explosive plays and requires a physical dominance of the field.
The mindset of a great offense
In many sports, the focus tends to be on the eventual win, but the journey is just as important.
A strong offense will make the most of each and every player, take advantage of their individual abilities and weaknesses, and is as much psychological as it is physical.
Focusing on the mental aspect of the game can be the key to a strong offense which is harder for the opposing team to break through, and can increase your chances of serious success.
Ways to boost a psychological offense
A psychological approach has a number of aspects:
- Each player must be seen and trained as an individual, with their own strengths, weaknesses, and elements to contribute to the wider team.
- Things change; players may have off days, and being prepared for this means that other team members can pick up and cover weak spots, ensuring the strength of the whole.
- Recognize that errors can be addressed, but the way in which coaches choose to do this can have a massive impact. Feedback needs to be corrective and constructive as opposed to purely negative.
Lacrosse offense takeaways
When setting up an offense it is vital to take into consideration each player’s strengths and weaknesses, the teams over cohesiveness, and the opponent’s skill sets.
Consider all the configurations with a player in mind for each position and decide what would work best for your team.
Zone Positioning vs 1-3-2 – Coaches Insider
By: Jack Kaley and Rich Donovan
Originally Published in: Lacrosse Essentials
Provided by: Human Kinetics
Two short-stick midfielders play at the top of the zone, and their job is to pressure the ball as it comes into the offensive zone. They must force the ball to the inside of the field. If their man carries the ball across the zone, then the adjacent short-stick defender doubles the ball at the seam (the seam vs. a two-man front is in the middle of the field). When the ball is doubled at the seam, the backer covers the vacated zone. If the top short-stick midfielder is dodged and his man is going directly for the cage, the backer steps up and covers him. (See figure 7.3.)
One of the advantages of the zone is that you can use your regular offensive midfielders in these top spots. This is an advantage for several reasons. First, if you are limited in numbers, you do not have to have defensive specialists. Your midfielders can play this spot if they are fatigued because you don’t mind if they get dodged as long as they force their men to the inside. Your opponent cannot isolate your midfielders. If they try to invert the midfielder behind, he simply passes his man off to the next man in the zone. Having offensive midfielders at the defensive end is an advantage of the transition game.
The backer should be one of your more aggressive defenders. This should be someone who likes to double the ball and doesn’t mind knocking people down if he needs to. A football linebacker type would be ideal for this position. He must also be a vocal leader because he is the quarterback of the defense. He is also the initiator of the transition game.
The creaseman plays the crease when the ball is on top, and he plays X when the ball is behind against an odd set. The crease defenseman should be your best takeaway player. Like the backer, he should be vocal and a good leader. The backer and crease positions are interchangeable. For example, when going against an odd set (for example, 1-3-2), the crease-man plays the man at X when the ball is behind and the backer plays the backer’s spot. When the ball is out front, the backer backs up the ball and the creaseman plays the offensive creaseman. Against a 2-2-2 formation, the wingmen play the ball behind, and the crease defender and backer are on the crease. When the ball is behind, the onside player is the backer and the offside defender plays the onside crease. When the ball is exchanged to the other side below the GLE, the creaseman becomes the backer and the backer covers the onside crease. The offside creaseman, in both scenarios, is covered by the far-side defensive midfielder.
Your wing defensemen must be players who understand the lanes. They do not have to be as quick as your creaseman or backers, but they should have a high lacrosse IQ because very often they cover the most dangerous offensive player on the crease. All defensive players must be vocal. Communication is the key to success whether you are playing man to man or zone.
Begin to pressure as soon as the offense brings the ball into the offensive zone. Three areas of the zone are considered all-out pressure points. Two of them are in the top spot, occupied by your short-stick midfielders. The third is by the crease defenseman, who pressures the ball at X. The midfielders pressure the ball as soon as it comes into the restraining area and force the ball to the inside. If this man carries the ball across the top of the zone, he will be doubled at the seam by the other adjacent short-stick midfielder, and the backer will fill in all vacated zones because of doubles. Anytime the dodger goes right to the cage, the backer is responsible for picking him up.
The other pressure point is the attackman at X. He is pressured relentlessly by the crease defensemen. Again, his responsibilities are the same as the short-stick midfielder’s. He takes away from the outside, but if he is dodged, he gives the attackman the inside. The backer meets the dodger at the goal line extended, and the creaseman follows up for the back check (see figure 7.4).
The wing defensemen (long-stick midfielder and other defensemen) do not pressure the ball on the wings. The following are the responsibilities of the basic positions against a 1-3-2 set. The player covering the ball carrier must pressure the ball. The two adjacent men are responsible for the skip lane and for their man. The backer is always between the ball carrier and the crease area. The two men farthest away from the ball have responsibility for the offensive players and the creaseman. For example, if the ball is being played by the LSM on the wing, the far-side short-stick midfielder and Defensive wing slough in to cover the crease. Only one of them actually guards the creaseman. If the creaseman plays high, the far-side midfielder covers him. If the creaseman plays low, the off-wing defenseman covers him. The creaseman’s position is at the GLE with his stick covering the skip lane to the far-wing attackman. It is important that the adjacent men on either side of the ball have their sticks up in the skip lanes. Their responsibilities are always in the order of man, ball, and lane (see figure 7.5).
Lacrosse uses a combination of offensive and defensive strategies. In offense, the goal of the game is to score by throwing the ball into the opponent’s goal, using a lacrosse stick to catch, carry and pass the ball. In defense, the goal is to prevent the opposing team from scoring and taking the ball away by checking the stick and body contact or positioning.
Settled violation: 2-3-1
2-3-1 triangle rotation
The most common offense used in settled situations is known as “2-3-1” (sometimes counted in the opposite direction as 1-3-2, or abbreviated to be called 1-3 or 13).The numbering starts with two midfielders at the top of the field, then continues to two strikers on the flanks and a midfielder on the fold, and finally the last striker located at the “X” position behind the goal. The attacking team must pass the ball around the perimeter and look for weak points in defense. They will also rotate in two triangles. Midfielders will rotate in a triangle from above, to and from the crease. The attackers will rotate in the X direction and back, and also through the fold to the opposite wing.The player can also take turns carrying the ball; for example, the midi from the top right corner will move to the top left corner, while the top left midi will be cut to the crease, and the pleated midfielder will cut into the space where the ball carrier came from.
The rotation of the triangle helps the movement towards the goal, since it is difficult for the defense to keep track of the chopping players and the player who is trying to drive up to the goal. Some players prefer to act from a midfield position as they don’t have to pivot to hit and often run into a short-club defender.Other players prefer to play from the flanks and X, as it is often easier to pass the pass to other players who are more likely to hit the net for an easier shot.
Other regulated offenses
There are other offenses that are commonly used. The second most common offense is probably 1-4-1, where there is only one midfielder at the top of the field, two crease midfielders and two hitters on the flanks, and attackers in the X position.cross. This offense is often considered the best one to drive because it has a lot of open space. Offense also allows two players on the court to try to set picks to open the goal and shield the goalkeeper from outside shots.
Another common offense known as flip is more commonly used at the college level. This attack is structurally the same as 2-3-1, but the midfielders and forwards swap positions or change their positions.This is so that midfielders can play on the flanks and X against the short club midfielder, rather than the long club defenders who would normally defend the player in these positions. It also allows the attackers to move from the top of the field where they may have a better chance of scoring because they are facing the goal.
However, this offense could leave the team on a fast break because when the ball rolls over, the midfielders are very far from their own defensive half.Some teams prefer to send their attackers back to their defensive side if there is a quick break, although this has the obvious disadvantage of forcing the attacking player to play defense.
Another violation is 1-3-2, which is somewhat similar to 2-3-1, turned upside down. In this attack, one midfielder is at the top of the field, two midfielders on the flanks and hitters on the fold, and two hitters below the goal line. This attack is designed to give the attackers more shot opportunities and the top midfielder to have a very open field to the goal.
Another less common violation is 2-2-2. This attack has two midfielders at the top left and top right, a midfielder and hitters on the fold, and two hitters at the bottom right and bottom left. This offense is reminiscent of X. It is a very complex offense that is quite rare even at the college level. It is designed to allow players in the crease to pick and cut like in 1-4-1, and also allow players to move out of corners.When implemented correctly, defending is very difficult. If an individual defender loses on a drive, the other defender must come out of the fold, leaving the player open next to the goal, or out of the corner, in which case he may not arrive on time. This is very difficult to attack as the attacker must regularly make long passes between corners, and they all need to be able to handle the ball correctly as they cannot make a short pass on the way out if they get in trouble.
Protection in regulated situations
Like basketball, there are two main defense styles: hand-to-hand and zone.In lacrosse, hand-to-hand, or just masculine protection is often used. This is due to the lack of a shot timer in most competition levels, so men’s defenses will tend to cause more losses.
In the men’s defense, each defender will be responsible for one striker and will also be responsible for support in the gliding system. A slip is when a defender is hit while moving and another player must slip to stop the player with the ball and other defenders must try to cover open players until defense is restored.Teams can use “slip from an adjacent”, which means that the defender will be responsible for stopping the lead player if he breaks through from his side; in this system, if the attacker at point X moves to the right, the defenders covering the attacker on the right flank will slide, while if he moves to the left, the defenders covering the attackers on the left flank will slide. Another option is to implement “slip out of the fold”, in which the defender always slides along the fold, and one of the other defenders lifts his man.
Another option is to use zone defense. The most common general defense is known as 3-3 (similar to 2-3 in basketball). The area above the goal line is divided by a rectangle into 6 zones. Long-stick defenders will cover the bottom 3 zones and midfielders will cover the top 3 zones. Unlike most defenders, defenders don’t stray too far from the goal line, so often attackers at X can just hold the ball and wait for an open pass. This is why some use four long poles (one LSM) in the corners and have two midfielders in the center, and then when the ball hits point X, the lower midfielder goes down and kicks it outside the goal, the upper midfielder takes the bottom position until the ball moves out of X and then the midfielders return to their original positions at 3-3.
Other defensive zones are more tailored to the attack used, for example zone 2-3-1, in which the defenders reflect the position of the attackers, but when the attackers change, they “move” to the next. zone, not tracking, as in a human protection system.
In general, human defense is preferred as it allows players to divest the ball and attempt to intercept passes more aggressively. However, they also require faster athletes, and it can be difficult to recover from defeating a defender.As a result, some teams prefer to use zone defense. Zone protection can also be easier for young athletes and is more commonly used at youth level. Zone defense can also be used when the team has a big advantage and wants to make sure that the opposing team cannot score goals quickly.
Fast Break Situations
Formation of a fast breakout “L”. Protection in a triangle
Rapid breakout “V” formation. Middy tries to get the defender out, then passes left or right.
Quick breaks occur when an attacking player is in possession of the ball and enters the defense half without cover. Quick breaks are usually caused by a player catching a pass on the way out of the goalkeeper, winning a throw-in, or ripping the ball in defense and carrying it the other way.
One way to align for a quick break is the letter “L”. In this case, one striker lines up on the top right, the other on the right just above the goal line, and the last on the left just above the goal line, forming an L.The fast break player carrying the ball enters the zone. top left. If the fast break player goes to the right, then the main attacker will simply switch to the left side. The fast breaker will try to attract the defenders and then pass the best forwards.
Another common alignment method is the letter V. In this case, one striker aligns with the crease and the other two align at the top right and top left. The player with the fast break goes down the center of the field and can make a pass to the left or right.The goal of both quick-break attacks is to attract the defending player and pass the pass quickly until the player opens up and opens up to hit.
There is only one commonly used protection system for fast breakouts – the triangle zone. Defensive players start with a triangle, with one player at the top or “dot” and two players at the bottom. Once the ball arrives, the defenders will turn to where the ball is being passed and will do their best to prevent a goal from being scored until help arrives.It is very important that the defenders stay close to the goalkeeper, otherwise it will be easier for the attacker to open the way for the shot.
Hack to open after firing. The goalkeeper has possession of the ball and moves to the left if he cannot find a pass within 4 seconds.
The term “clear” refers to a situation where the defense receives the ball in their own half of the field and tries to throw the ball over half of the field into their attacking zone. The term “ride” refers to the efforts of opponents’ attackers and midfielders to return the ball before it can be brought into their defensive zone.
When the defense receives the ball in an unsettled situation, such as when a defender picks up the ground ball, intercepts a pass, or the goalkeeper makes a saving throw, the defense will try to move away and try to open for the pass. When a defender picks up the ball behind the goal or at a great distance, he will often pass to the goalkeeper because the goalkeeper cannot be stopped by standing in the crease and therefore has a few seconds to find an open pass. Typically, defenders will try to move into the “alley” between the boxing line and the sideline, while midfielders will try to break into the side of the pitch and toward the corners, all in an attempt to open up the player and force opponents to spread.
Players riding on horseback usually try to harass the player with the ball before he can pass to the goalkeeper or go past the field and retreat, usually around the penalty area if they fail. The reason for returning to the boxing line is because the defenders have 10 seconds from the moment they pick up the ball to kick the ball over the center of the field. This means that riding players can force the pass by ripping the ball or intercepting the pass, or forcing the demining team to make many passes and steal the ball for more than 10 seconds.
Drives and cleans in regulated situations
One example of an established clear. X are short sticks.
Driving area. The ball is on the left. The attack will move towards the ball.
Trip for 10 people. Note that the riding goalkeeper is out of the cage, (Black) is playing head-to-head
A settlement wedge occurs when one team receives the ball in its defensive half after play has been stopped. Due to the stop, both teams will have time to tune their players in the best possible way.As a result, teams typically use scripts to calculate races and races.
One wedge that is commonly used in settled situations is known as the “L” clear. In this wedge, the midfielder starts with the ball, the goalkeeper is in the center of the field, one defender is in the lane even with the midfielder, the other defender is in the upper left corner, and the last defenders are above the line of the rectangle in the middle of the field. One midfielder is in the upper left corner of the pitch and the last midfielder is across the midfield line above the defender.
A riding team can use several different systems. In the free zone, riders are divided into 6 different zones, with forwards usually around the penalty line and midfielders around the midfield line. Zone races are usually aimed at forcing the demining team to make long passes or cross half the field in 20 seconds. Zone rides are usually easier for less experienced attackers and are less likely to result in quick breaks.
Another system is to use individual defense, usually leaving a poorly skilled goalkeeper or defender unattended and forcing them to serve the ball on their own. Matches between men often work well with strikers who are also very good at defense. The danger in this system is that an unguarded player can simply break through and easily hit the ball, or that the defense between people can be violated and a quick break can be stopped.
The aggressive version of the man-to-man system is known as the ten-man ride.In this system, the away goalkeeper will step out of the net to cover the attacker, allowing the defender to cover the midfielder, which in turn allows the midfielder to cover the defender and finally one of the attackers to cover the goalkeeper. The danger in this system is that it is possible that none of the defensive midfielders cross the midfield line, so that the defender cannot stay on the side and cover him (remember that teams should always have 4 players in defense.side of the field). It is also possible that the demining team can pull the goalkeeper out of the cage and shoot open. This riding system is often used when a team is losing and needs to return the ball to catch up.
Man-up and Man-down
3-2-1 “Circle” Attack
Rotation and “transfer”. A red arrow indicates transfer at the top, a dashed arrow indicates “return” for an open shot.
Box and 1 defense against 2-3-1 attack.The protection is black.
Player promotions and losses, also known as power play or extra player opportunity (EMO), refer to situations where one team loses a table as a result of a penalty. The offensive team tries to use their extra player to score a goal, while the defending team will try to stop them from scoring until they get back to justice.
Since they are short players, a defense called the Man Down Defense (MDD) has to resort to a specific zone, and there are several zones they can choose from.One of these is known as the “box and one” defense, because one defender covers the person at the crease and the other 4 players form the box. This defense is used against an attack with only one player. Another zone – 2-3, it is almost the same as the basketball defense of the same name, with three low zones and two higher zones.
Offense often prefers to carry out the same basic offense as in balanced situations such as 2-3-1, although offenses with two players in the zone such as 1-4-1 are less common.Another common offense that is used in human situations is the 3-2-1, also known as a roundabout because no player is on the court and all players are in a circle around the perimeter. Finally, there is a 3: 3 offense in which there is no player in position X, and 3 midfielders on top. One of the drawbacks of a 3-3 formation is that when X is thrown, there is no attacker to support the throw if he misses the target.
A common attacking tactic in offensive situations is to use a carry where the attacker moves the ball from one perimeter position to another.This can disorient the defense, because they have to “transport” the player to another zone, otherwise all the defense must turn. Often, after a carry, the player can return to the position he came from, because there might be a hole. The offense will also try to attract the threatened defender and make a quick pass in an attempt to make an open shot.
The defense strategy is to stay close to the goal and avoid any shots from close range.Due to the person falling, the defense should be less aggressive against long range shooters, so they can tolerate long range shots that have a low hit rate. This is similar to what allows a player to shoot a three-pointer in a quick basketball break: the hit rate is lower than a close shot, so the defense allows this, rather than overplaying the shooter and allowing downtime. Defending players also need to be careful not to go out of their zone by going too high or too far out of bounds, and to allow another player to sneak in on the other end of their zone.
In lacrosse, substitution can occur in different ways.
The main method of substitution of players is the use of a dedicated substitution box, an area located between the benches of the two teams, which allows substitutions on the fly. All replacements on the fly must go through this “box”.
Substitutions can also be made when the ball goes beyond any sideline. In this case, if the coach wishes to substitute players, he may ask for a beep to indicate this “regular substitution”.The game is postponed until the replacement team (s) have the players they want. A “regular substitution” can also occur after goals and penalties have been scored on the scorer’s table. This does not require a beep request. However, as of 2013, horns no longer exist in the NCAA regulations. Since 2014, horns have also been dropped from the National Federation of State Associations of High Schools’ rulebook. This means that the coach is no longer allowed to request a substitution sound when the ball goes out of bounds on the touchline.Horns still exist at the youth level, however coaches at other levels must adapt to playing lacrosse without horns. In addition, the replacement field has been increased to 20 yards, allowing for more replacements on the move. The audible signal is only used to signal problems at the table that require the attention of the officials, such as illegal entry of a player onto the field of play and the end of periods.
90,000 “I often practice Lacrosse in training”: News: Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)
Players and coaches shared their impressions of the results of the matches of the day.
Parimatch Sochi Hockey Open
Sochi – Russian Olympic team U20 – 0: 6
Rodion Amirov, forward of the Russian Olympic team :
– In training, I often practice lacrosse, I’m glad that everything worked out today. What do we call it? Sometimes “Svechnikov’s goal”, I say “lacrosse”, the guys after the game said: “Amirov’s goal”.
Igor Larionov, head coach of the Russian Olympic team:
– The main task of our team is not to look at who and when we play, but to look at how we play.I immediately told the guys about it. The question is not about the rival, but about us. It is necessary to tune in the same way for the Sochi youth team, and for the national teams of Sweden and Canada. Tune in to show your hockey. We want the guys to surprise us, sometimes with some brave moves, such as Rodion Amirov did today.
If we talk about the organization of the tournament, everything is just top class. I am very pleased with the conditions that have been created for us here. We are isolated from everyone, we live at the base.Food, halls, stadium, sea – everything is gorgeous. The traffic was a bit disappointing today. We got to the stadium for an hour and a half. When we were traveling, they talked about the possibility that we would become the first team in the world to get to the match on a yacht. It seems to me that it will be faster this way.
Leonid Beresnev, head coach of MHC Sochi:
– For young guys, such matches are an invaluable help in career development. Often in training, you try to convey to the guys the idea that you need to work at different speeds, to think faster, giving the gear – this often goes on deaf ears.And in games like today, all the flaws come out. Today we tuned in and tried. There were, of course, outsiders on the ice. Although, initially they set a goal that there were no outsiders. How did you know that we are participating in the tournament? During training. I’ll tell you a secret – we trained in vests, with weights, with loads. So, they took off their vests and went to the airport.
SKA (St. Petersburg) – Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) – 6: 0
Andrey Skabelka, head coach of Lokomotiv:
– Our game didn’t work out after long training camps.Probably, only in the first and second periods there were good chances. But in general SKA played faster, it was difficult for us to keep up with the opponent. We thought a lot about what to do. Now we are introducing new moments, it is far from automatism, hence the result.
Andrey Kozyrev, SKA coach:
– The first game after a long break. We did a great job in Novogorsk, it was interesting how the guys would get into the rhythm of the game, how they would feel. We perfectly understand that the next game will turn out differently, we are already preparing for it.There were no deletions? This is due to good physical fitness. The players were in time, were mobile, were not inferior in martial arts, respectively, did not foul.
Emil Galimov, SKA forward:
– It was hard after such a long preseason. We were given a significant load at the training camp, so it’s good that we managed to win convincingly. Everyone wanted to show themselves in the same way, everyone missed hockey. If we talk about our interaction in the flight, we only skate for three days in this combination.Yes, they acted well, but there is no euphoria about this.
90,000 Shumakov scored a lacrosse goal, Kodola’s second goal and Stasi’s first point
Review of the matches of the day in the KHL.
Severstal – Siberia – 2: 1 (1: 0, 0: 1, 1: 0)
Belarus national team forward Vladislav Kodola
converted the majority and opened the scoring already in the 7th minute.
However, in the second period Novosibirsk also realized the numerical superiority and restored the balance. The victory was brought to the Cherepovets by the Czech legionnaire Indrich Abdul, who scored his first goal in the KHL in the 41st minute.
Vladislav Kodola played in the third line with Daniil Vovchenko and Alexander Petunin, spent 17 minutes 34 seconds on the ice – longer than any other striker from his team. On account of his 1 (1 + 0) effective point, 2 shots on target and 6 out of 15 won face-offs (40%) with a usefulness of “0”.
After three matches from the start of the KHL championship, Kodola already has 4 (2 + 2) points, and he is the top scorer of his team, and among the most productive players in the entire league he shares 4-5th places.
Vanguard – Amur – 8: 2 (1: 1, 5: 1, 2: 0)
A group of main players who missed the start of the championship due to coronavirus infection returned to Avangard. But this did not help the guests escape from the rout. The second period became decisive, in which the Khabarovsk team conceded five goals.Sergey Shumakov scored two of them, and the forward scored one goal in the lacrosse style.
Belarusian forward of Avangard Andrey Stas
earned the first point in the new season, acting as an assistant to Pavel Dedunov, who in the 21st minute made the score 3: 1 in favor of Omsk. Stas started the game in the fourth line together with Dedunov and Alexei Potapov, spent 12 minutes 58 seconds on the ice, made 3 shots on target and won 8 out of 16 face-offs (50%) with a usefulness index of “+2”.
Belarusian Kirill Gotovets made his debut in the KHL as part of the hosts, he started the match as the seventh defender, spent 4 minutes 14 seconds (6 shifts) on the ice and ended the game with a “+1” rating.
Belarusian forward of Avangard Nikita Komarov
was not announced for the game.
Belarusian forward “Amur” Nikita Feoktistov
was also not announced for the match.
Avangard won their third win in a row from the start of the championship and single-handedly topped the tables in the Eastern Conference and the entire league.
Dynamo M – Spartak – 1: 3 (0: 0, 1: 0, 0: 3)
After two starting defeats, Spartak managed to win the first victory and interrupt the streak of defeats from Dynamo in the regular championships, which lasted six matches.
Vladimir Krikunov’s team started the season with two defeats in a row.
CSKA – Barys – 3: 1 (2: 1, 1: 0, 0: 0)
CSKA managed to beat Barys on home ice for the first time since 2017.
Another cool match at Minsk-Arena: Dynamo led 2-0, then desperately caught up, but still lost
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|1952||Peterborough Timberman||Weston Yorks||4-3|
|Cutters 9022 4-1|
|1954||Peterborough Trailermen||St. Catharines Athletics||4-0|
|1955||Peterborough Trailermen||Peterborough Trailermen||Fergus 9022 9022 9022 9022 9022||Fergus||9022||Peterborough Trailermen||Hamilton Burners||4-2|
|1957||Peterborough Trailermen||Pontiacs||Long Legged Pontiacs||9 4-0922 Wellons||9 4-09||Brampton Excelsior||4-0||1959||Peterborough Mercurys||Brampton Excelsior||4-0|
|1960||Port Credit Mariners||St. Catharines||6 9022 Brampton||6 9022 Ramblers||Sailors of Port Credit||4-3|
|1962||Brampton Ramblers||Brooklin Hillcrests||4-1|
|1964||Brooklin Hillcrests||Brampton Sealtests||4-3|
|1965||Brooklin Merchants||Brampsi 9022||Peterborough Pepsi Petes||Bram Pton Excelsior||4-3|
|1967||Peterborough Don Byes||Brampton Excelsior||4-3|
|1968|| 9022 Brooklyn 9022 Brooklyn
|1969||Brooklyn Redman||Brantford Warriors||4-0|
|1970||Peterborough Lakers|| Brantford Warriors
9022 9022 9022 9022 9022 9022 9022 9022 9022 9022 9022
|1972||Brantford Warriors||Peterborough Lakers||4-3|
|1974||Windsor Warlocks||Fergus Thistle||4-2|
|1975||Brampton Excelsior||Owen Sound North Stars||4-0|
|1977||Brampton Excelsior||Owen Sound North Stars||4-1|
|1978||Peterborough Red Oaks 9022||Peterborough Red Oaks||Brampton Excelsior||4-1|
|1980||Brampton Excelsior||Peterborough Red Oaks 90-296|| 9022 9021 Brampton
||4||Owen Sound North Stars||4-2|
|1983||Peterborough Lakers||Brooklyn Redman||4-3||1984 Lakers||4-0|
|1985||Brooklyn Redman||Peterborough Lakers||4-1|
|1986||Brooklyn Redman||9022 9022 906 906 906 Lakers 49022||Brooklyn Redman||Peterborough Lakers||4-0|
|1988||Brooklyn Redman||Peterborough Lakers||4-0|
| 1989 9022 Peeta
|1990||Brooklyn R Edman||Peterborough Lakers||4-1|
|1991||Brooklyn Redman||Brampton Excelsior||4-1|
|1993||Brampton Excelsior||Brooklyn Redman||4-0|
|1994||Chiefs of Six Nations||9022 9022 9022 906 906 9022 9022 906 906 9022 Leaders of Six Nations||Brooklyn Redman||4-0|
|1996||Leaders of Six Nations||Brampton Excelsior||4-1|
|1998||Brahm Pton Excelsior||Buffalo Gamblers||4-1|
|1999||Brampton Excelsior||Akvesasne Thunder||4-1|
|2000229 Brumpton -3|
|2001||Brampton Excelsior||Brooklyn Redman||4-1|
|2002||Brampton Excelsior||Brooklyn 9022 Brampton Excelsior||Peterborough Lakers||4-1|
|2004||Peterborough Lakers||Brampton Excelsior||4-3|
|2006||Peterborough Lakers||Brampton Excelsior||4-2|
|2007||Peterborough Lakers||Brampton Excelsior||4-2||22 Brampton
|2009||Brampton Excelsior||Peterborough Lakers||4-2|
|2010||Peterborough Lakers||Peterborough Lakers||4-2|
|2012||Peterborough Lakers||Chiefs of the Six Nations|| 4-1
|201 4||Leaders of Six Nations||Peterborough Lakers||4-3 |
|2015||Peterborough Lakers||Leaders of Six Nations||9 4-3 Chiefs of Six Nations||Peterborough Lakers||4-3|
|2017||Peterborough Lakers||Chiefs of Six Nations||4-1|
|Last Games Slovakia :|
|Date||Home – Away||Score|
|23.07.10||Lacrosse. Men. World Championship. England.|
|Slovakia – Bermuda||12: 7 (6: 3, 6: 4)|
|07.22.10||Lacrosse. Men. World Championship. England.|
|Slovakia – Italy||10: 4 (4: 2, 6: 2)|
|07.20.10||Lacrosse. Men. World Championship. England.|
|Poland – Slovakia||11: 6 (5: 3, 6: 3)|
|19.07.10||Lacrosse. Men. World Championship. England.|
|Norway – Slovakia||4:14 (1: 6, 3: 8)|
|07/18/10||Lacrosse. Men. World Championship. England.|
|South Korea – Slovakia||6: 7 (4: 3, 2: 4)|
|Last games Bermuda :|
|Date||Home – Guests||Account|
|23.07.10||Lacrosse. Men. World Championship. England.|
|Slovakia – Bermuda||12: 7 (6: 3, 6: 4)|
|07.22.10||Lacrosse. Men. World Championship. England.|
|Latvia – Bermuda||7: 8 (5: 5, 2: 3)|
|07.20.10||Lacrosse. Men. World Championship. England.|
|Bermuda – Norway||8: 4 (2: 3, 6: 1)|
|18.07.10||Lacrosse. Men. World Championship. England.|
|Denmark – Bermuda||8:11 (3: 5, 5: 6)|
Lacrosse. What are the rules of the game? The size and layout of the playground?
Eton Wall is a game like football or rugby.
This game is held at the most prestigious public school – Eton. In general, at many schools in England (not only public ones), competitions in various sports are accepted, they even have their own teams.Most often it is cricket or rugby, but it also happens.
In the classic version, 2 teams should play: Collegers and Oppidans. Collegers – “royal children”, relatives of the royal family. This group consists of 70 people and has its own privileges. Oppidans are all other Eton students.
Despite this, teams are played by 10 people in 2 halves of 30 minutes each. Possible substitution of a player in case of injury. You cannot touch the ball with your brush (except for the “chalk”). The goal is to run with the ball along a special wall to the opponent’s sector called “chalk”.Then kick the ball and the rest of the team members must touch the ball and say “Yes!” For this, 1 point is given, then the team can score a goal into the “gate” (most often it is a fence. “For hitting the” gate “9 points are given. If they hit the” chalk “- 5 points.
It seems that it is clear to a fool, but the wall is inclined at an angle, so it is difficult to carry the ball. Opponents constantly “interfere”, and officially they have not been able to score a goal there since 1909.
Perhaps the child has his own view of this world on what the rules of the game should be .
This is completely normal.
You don’t need to insist on the rules of the game, you need to let the child show himself, his fantasies : let him do as he wants.
Sooner or later he will understand that according to his rules nothing works and will learn from you.
I remember my son and I put together puzzles, I showed how to insert them. But the son did it his own way, of course, he did not succeed. Shouted, cried, angry.
I took puzzles for myself and for him, different ones.I did the right thing, he again, in his own way, saw that everything was working out for me, but he didn’t and began to redo it (he spied on me, he could not ask, pride did not allow).
In general, you need to give the child a chance to try to come up with their own rules, try to play by them, be disappointed and come to the correct conclusion .
This is the same experience, and any experience is priceless.
How to play Poker?
In poker, either 5 or 9 players are usually played, this is convenient.
Players are divided into 4 types:
Normal player, dealer, big blind, small blind.
The dealer deals the cards.
Big blind – places the minimum bet at the beginning of the turn.
Small blind – bets the floor of the minimum bet at the beginning.
The regular player continues the game.
The main thing you need to play poker is to know the combinations well:
2 cards are dealt.
And 5 cards are put on the table, with 3 in the first move, 1 in the second and 1 in the third.
Play Free Poker
Texas Hold’em Rules
In this game you play as a dead man who has come to life.
At the very beginning, you must choose a class: wanderer, warrior, disadvantaged and others. In principle, the choice of the class affects the set of characteristics, the game itself does not.
Experienced players are advised to choose the “wanderer” class first.
The game will try to kill you at every step, so you must master magic and use small arms.You can learn magic from various teachers, for example, Petrus Of Thorolund.
Use a bow from small arms, which you can buy at the beginning of the game. You can also shoot with a crossbow, but it is rarely used.
Read more about the tricks of this game here.
I played this game a little yesterday, although I don’t like these games. There, as I understood, the action takes place in the park, which needs to be made cozy for visitors: to clear the snow, grow and decorate a Christmas tree, maybe ice sculptures will have to be built.For passing the level, they give coins, but the energy ends quickly for a long time.
There you also need to go to Santa Claus in profile and for this you will also receive coins and energy.
In a word, the game is for an amateur.
HC “Avangard” | News | Spartak’s first victory, Shumakov’s next lacrosse goal. Day overview
All matches on September 7 began with a minute of silence in memory of the lost Lokomotiv team. “Spartak” interrupted a series of failures with Moscow “Dynamo” in the regular championships, “Salavat Yulaev” achieved the third victory in a row, and “Avangard” scored eight goals against “Amur”.
Spartak interrupted a series of regular season defeats against Dynamo Moscow
Dynamo played the second match in the league and the first at the home arena in Petrovsky Park. Spartak completed a three-game away streak. What united the teams before the first derby of the season is that neither the red-white nor the blue-white have won. Spartak was beaten in Yaroslavl (2: 7), then lost in Yekaterinburg (0: 1), Dynamo could not turn the tide of the match against Avangard (1: 2). After the game in the Urals, the head coach of Spartak Oleg Znarok noted the progress of his players in comparison with the match in Yaroslavl.And for the first derby of the season, the coaching staff produced practically the same squad as against Avtomobilist, with the only change: the first game in the new championship was played by an experienced defender Andrey Kuteikin. All five field legionnaires of Spartak came out again, goalkeeper Julius Gudacek was left out of the application.
Dynamo had more changes, but none of them affected the leading links. In third place Ilya Kruglov was taken by Vladislav Efremov, in the fourth place instead of Oleg Zaitsev and Artem Volkov came Yegor Bryzgalov (first appeared in the application for a KHL match) and Sergei Boykov.
Dynamo and Spartak were the last teams to play in the previous, prematurely ended championship. And if in that very series of playoffs “Spartak” managed to beat the opponent twice, then in the regular championships the affairs of the red-and-white in the derby did not develop very well lately – six matches remained for Dynamo.
In the third minute, Ivan Muranov broke the rules, and soon Vyacheslav Kulemin followed him, giving the guests almost 30 seconds of a double majority.During this time, the Spartak team did not deliver any serious troubles to the owners; the only thing that was remembered was Kuteikin’s throw, and even he hit right at Ivan Bocharov.
A more realistic opportunity for a goal was presented by Andrey Sergeev’s shot at the eighth minute – this time Nikita Bespalov was on the alert – and for quite a long time this was the most dangerous episode of the meeting. Another serious danger to the Spartak goal was created in the middle of the second period by Ilya Shipov – but it also remained unfulfilled.And after that, the score was finally opened – Efremov distinguished himself, cold-bloodedly shooting an empty corner of the goal, formed due to the collision of Bespalov with Yakov Rylov.
At the beginning of the third segment, a short-term, but fierce fight broke out between Sergei Boykov and Nikita Sokolov, as a result of which the Spartak team remained in the minority – since Martin Bakosh broke the rules a little earlier. The owners disposed of the majority casually. Vadim Shipachev did not play in his zone in the best way, which Anatoly Nikontsev took advantage of – either taking the puck from the Dynamo captain, or intercepting his pass.Nikontsev bounced back on Mikhail Yunkov, who threw him to the center – and Dmitry Vishnevsky equalized the score. This goal breathed new strength into the red and white. They defended the minority without any problems, and then, having received the majority, they implemented it; distinguished by Yori Lehter.
Dynamo did not really succeed in the final bulk. There was a removal of the goalkeeper, there was an attempt to push, but it ended with a goal into an empty net. “Spartak” won the first victory in the current championship and at the same time interrupted the streak of defeats from the sworn rival in the regular season.
Abdul’s first puck brought Severstal victory
“Severstal” and “Siberia” met after defeats, Novosibirsk in two starting matches could not score a single point, each time losing one goal, and had real chances to return from the trip with zero in the table.
The guests started the game more actively, but at the wrong time, Siberia’s defender Ilya Khokhlov sat on the penalty box, and Severstal opened the scoring. A good teamwork was shown by the special link, assembled from the third and fourth triples.Egor Morozov and Alexander Petunin spun a whirlwind at the gate of Harry Syateri with transfers, and Vladislav Kodola found an empty corner with a throw, securing the status of the team’s top scorer.
The score lasted quite a long time, the teams continued their power hockey. The Siberians also scored the return puck in the majority, it happened in the middle of the second period – Jyrki Jokipakka got a shot from an average distance. In the second 20-minute, the Siberians threw the Cherepovites almost three times, but could not build on their success.
In the first minute of the third period, a rookie legionnaire finally scored. Czech striker Indrich Abdul was the first to finish off after a powerful throw from his partner, and scored the first goal in the KHL. I played a bunch with Adam Lishka, which Severstal has been playing for a long time. In the middle of the period, Severstal goalkeeper Vladislav Podyapolsky received a penalty for the bandwagon, and he saved the team in the minority several times.
Double of Granlund, Salavat’s third success in a row
Dinamo Minsk played its second home match of the season against Salavat Yulaev Ufa, which it has not been able to beat for almost six full years on home ice.After the first two matches of the season, both clubs had two victories to their credit, at least one of the Minskers happened due to a technical defeat of an opponent.
The game for the “bison” started better than ever – in the 7th minute Aleksey Protas threw in the majority, and then Shane Prince doubled the advantage of his team in the counterattack. But before the break, the Ufa team were able to recoup. Markus Granlund and Petr Khokhryakov made the score 2: 2. In the middle of the match, Granlund scored a brace after an excellent pass to Temu Hartikainen, and then Mikhail Vorobiev scored the fourth goal from the Ufa team.
In the third period, the young striker of Minsk Ilya Usov received his first penalty of the season until the end of the match for hitting his head. “Zubrs” held out during this majority, and then used their chance to realize the excess, Artem Demkov made the score 3: 4. In the remaining minutes, the Minskers tried to recoup, but could not again hit the gate of Juhi Metsola. Dynamo suffered their first defeat of the season, while the Ufa team achieved their third victory in a row.
Another masterpiece of Shumakov
Avangard finished the first home streak of the new season with a match against Khabarovsk Amur, which lost twice before arriving in Balashikha, but in an equal fight.Victories are difficult for Bob Hartley’s team, but the team shows they know how to achieve them. In this game, a large group of leaders returned to Amur’s roster.
The first period passed with the home team’s advantage, but at the same time, “Amur” was aimed at the goal as well as the “hawks”. For the third goal in a row by Reed Boucher, the guests responded with Vladislav Ushenin’s first puck of the season. The second period started with the successful finishing off of Pavel Dedunov, and then Avangard scored four more times within four minutes.The hosts scored goals for every taste, and Sergei Shumakov scored again in the lacrosse style!
To the credit of Amur, Pavel Torgaev’s team did not give up and before the second break Alexander Gorshkov played one goal. In the third period, the hosts did not slow down – the first goal for Avangard was scored by the Czech legionnaire Jiri Sekach. The final score was set by Ville Pokka, who scored the eighth goal in this match.
CSKA’s first home win over Barys since 2017
“Barys” played for the third away match, in the two previous ones the Kazakhstani club invariably scored points.With the same indicator, the army team approached the face-to-face meeting. Igor Nikitin is gradually determined with the combinations that he will play in the regular season. Compared to the victorious match against Sochi, the changes affected only the fourth link. Alexander Popov reappeared in it, and Brendan Lipsik kept him company.
The debut remained entirely with CSKA.