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360º Player Development Methodology™

 

Our mission is to develop complete athletes through the sport of lacrosse. The 360º Player Development Methodology™ (“360” or “360 Methodology”) focuses on 6 Core Components that make up player development: athletics, stick skills, edge, game IQ, team concepts and conduct. 360 is more comprehensive than traditional lacrosse training. It ensures a balanced approach to training players and provides a high degree of transferability. That means what a player learns with 360 also works to enhance other sports experiences. It is much more than just an investment into lacrosse. Below is a list of the specific elements that make up the 6 Core Components of the 360 Methodology.

 

Athletics

  • Acceleration
  • Top speed
  • Lateral movement
  • Stop and go ability
  • Change of direction
  • Backwards movement
  • Conditioning
  • Footspeed
  • Physical toughness
  • Mental toughness

Game IQ

  • Position play
  • Game strategy
  • Ability to adapt
  • Plays
  • Offensive sets
  • Man up, man down

 

Stick Skills

  • Passing
  • Catching
  • Cradling
  • Shooting
  • Ground Balls
  • Throwing Checks
  • Proficiency with BOTH hands

Team Concepts

  • Leadership
  • Family
  • Identity
  • Focus
  • Consistency
  • Positive attitude
  • Work habits
  • The journey versus the goal

 

Edge

  • Putting in extra work off the field when nobody is watching

Conduct 

  • “Do the right thing”
  • “Leave the place better than you found it”
  • Applying conduct to BOTH on- and off-field activities

 

The application of the 6 Core Components for different age levels is managed through the 360 Curriculum. The specific application of the 360 Curriculum at practices and games is conducted via Practice Plans, which in turn are made up of Drills.