In lacrosse, you will often find yourself in a man-up situation due to an opponent’s penalty (i.e. slashing). Successful teams use this opportunity to score frequently because they have a “man up” advantage. In contrast, their opponent has a “man down” situation.
The opposition will most often resort to a zone defense in order to stop the man-up play. Therefore, we have added a number of man-up plays (i.e. wheel plays) that teams use to score against zone man-down defenses. Lacrosse man-up plays must be practiced frequently in order to be successful.
Wheel Plays for Man-Up
Triangle Rotation for Man-Up
1-4-1 Man-Up Play