This page focuses on lacrosse fast breaks. This is a situation where a player has broken away and is racing down the field by himself (because his defender may be too slow or tired to catch him). This will create a temporary situation where there may be 4 or 5 offensive players facing only 3 defenders (as the opposing middies may still be on the other side of the field). It is a great opportunity to score if your team has the ball or it can be a very difficult situation to defend against if your team does not have the ball.
Since this situation occurs often in lacrosse, you must practice fast break drills frequently in order for offense and defense to know what to do. However, this “man” advantage disappears quickly (as defenders hustle back) so it must be exploited in a timely manner. For additional lacrosse team concepts & drills, please visit the main section on Lacrosse Coaching.
Instructional Videos for Lacrosse Fast Breaks – Offense
Instructional Videos for Lacrosse Fast Breaks – Defense