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Lacrosse Performance Program

07/19/2011

Lacrosse is unique in how it compiles the aspects of several different sports. Lacrosse encompasses conditioning similar to soccer, change of direction like football, contact like hockey and rotational power and hand eye coordination like baseball. Each position is trained completely different, Attack is short burst and tight change of direction, Middles need more top end speed while cradling and conditioning and Defense-men use a lot of lateral movement similar to that of a basketball player. With the style of play being so drastically different at each position it is important to have a program which focuses on the individual needs of each athlete and each position.

The Athletes Edge Lacrosse Performance program is based on the individual athlete’s initial evaluation. During this process, the athlete’s weakest links are pinpointed as this may lead to future injury and decreased performance on field. Once this is determined, an overall Athletic Profile is established and an individualized program is designed.

The AE lacrosse program focuses on the 10 essential components to improved Lacrosse performance. Each program emphasizes different components depending on the individual Athletic Profile that is compiled from the initial evaluation.

  • Total Body Strength and Muscular Balance
  • Roll Dodge Technique
  • Split Dodge Power
  • Face Off Strength and Quickness
  • Rotational Power
  • Lateral Movement
  • Top End Speed while Cratering
  • First Step Burst
  • Reaction
  • Explosion
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