Motivation and Skill Quadrant Part 3

Motivation and Skill Quadrant Part 3

[leadplayer_vid id=”511C672FD6F8B”] Lacrosse Goalie Low Motivation and High Skill Quadrant Tips Bullets and Timestamps: [00:00:15] Coach Edwards introduces highly skilled, low motivated athlete [00:01:09] First step to recovering from being highly skilled, low motivated is awareness [00:01:15] Admit to yourself you’re lazy and change your direction. [00:01:43] The higher the fun, the higher the motivation. [00:02:10] Coach Edwards relates story about a man he met who almost made the Olympics but didn’t and the quote he will always remember. [00:02:40] Coach Edwards elaborates on the “scale of life” and discipline vs. regret. [00:04:00] Coach Edwards explains how when an athlete understands their opportunities they are more likely to be motivated and broaden their horizons. [00:04:26] Giving a child or athlete examples and watching them grow when they eventually get the idea. [00:04:38] Don’t give up on low motivation and high skill people, just keep encouraging them as they grow. Content: Now we’re going to talk about the highly skilled, low motivation athlete. The one who’s here. And I will speak for all the coaches watching this, and all the coaches too, if you are this low motivation high skilled athlete, you drive us nuts. You do. Because inside of us, we see inside of you the athlete with so much potential. So much potential, and thoughts that kind of go through your head like, if you’d only get it! That kind of thing. If you’d only just turn it up a notch you’d be phenomenal. If you are an athlete in the low motivation high skill quadrant, I think the first step to recovery is awareness. And if you...
Motivation and Skill Quadrant Part 2

Motivation and Skill Quadrant Part 2

[leadplayer_vid id=”511BBC5E509D1″] Lacrosse Goalie Tips Motivation High and Low Skilled Quadrant Part 2 Bullets and Timestamps: [00:00:13] Coach Edwards introduces where you sit on the Motivation and Skill Quadrant and how it affects your game. [00:00:32] How low motivation affectsathletes [00:00:45] How age affects how a coach should deal with low motivation [00:01:13] Importance of high motivation and how to stress its benefits to athletes so they can build it from within themselves [00:01:49] Challenge of low skill athletes, showing them and how the four Hs of every athlete and the Motivation and Skill Quadrant pull together. [00:02:56] Coach Edwards outlines the fun highly motivated but low skilled athlete [00:04:05] Dangers of an athlete being a distraction to a working athlete trying to move up. [00:04:50] Encouraging your low skilled, highly motivated athlete that the work they put in will pay off in more skill and to believe in their ability to acquire that skill. Content: We’re talking about the Motivation and Skill Quadrant, kind of where you sit on that quadrant. Kind of how it affects your game. As a coach of a program the athletes that tend to give us the most fits in a program are the ones who are low motivation. As a group, there’s low motivation. So whether you’re high skilled or low skilled, as coaches we get really frustrated. Depending on how old the kid is, how old an athlete is, that’s going to affect how we deal with that. If we’ve got a young kid who’s just started out with a sport and they’re low motivation and they’re low skilled, low skill...
Motivation and Skill Quadrant Part 1

Motivation and Skill Quadrant Part 1

[leadplayer_vid id=”511BB3FDB0DE5″] Motivation and Skill Quadrant  Part 1 Bullets and Timestamps: [00:00:03] Introduction [00:00:30] Putting Athletes in a Box [00:01:01] Motivation & Skill Quadrant [00:02:33] Coach Edwards’ Personal Experience [00:03:46] Outline of Next Video Coach Edwards here. Want to talk about motivation and skill quadrant. This is something that’s really handy as a coach and as a parent and also as an athlete. As I draw this out and you look at it through your eyes, whether you’re an athlete or a coach or a parent, you’re instantly going to be able to put an athlete into a box. As human beings we really like to do that. We want to be able to classify and it helps us understand. Now coachingas we all know is a bit of an art, and when you coach you can’t coach each kid the same. But one of the things that really help me when I coach is understanding where kids fit on the motivation and skill quadrant. And it looks like this. We would have a box like so and on the top we would have motivation. And then over here we have skill. And within each we have high skill and low skill and high motivation and low motivation. I did this up for our parents this year and I’ve talked to athletes in the past about this, because when you’re putting together a program it’s really nice, obviously, I look at the travel teamsand the elite teams that bring together like 25 of the top skilled, I would say highly skilled, not always highly motivated, but obviously it would...
What is the Maximum Stick Length for a Women’s Lacrosse Goalie Stick

What is the Maximum Stick Length for a Women’s Lacrosse Goalie Stick

  What is the Maximum Stick Length for a Women’s Lacrosse Goalie Stick Bullets and Timestamps: [00:00:28] Coach Edwards introduction [00:00:45] Maximum stick length!? [00:01:00] Coach C’s Training Regime [00:02:33] Young goalies & restraining line [00:03:40] Why it’s not necessary to increase stick length [00:03:54] Coach Edwards’ experience with stick length [00:04:40] Touching the pipe to keep eyes on ball [00:05:09] The two ways to touch the pipe [00:06:52] Coach Edwardspreference for goalies [00:08:52] Hockey puck drill [00:12:23] Better ways to work around the crease [00:13:02] How to make most out of warm up [00:14:28] Dangers of shortcuts I got a great question via email this week from a dad who’s a coach, in New York, so this is Coach John C., and this question caught me off-guard. So the first question that I got from him was, “Hey Jonathan, what’s the maximum stick length for a women’s goalie?” And I had to think about that for a bit because I didn’t know off the top of my head. So I looked in the rulebook and couldn’t find anything about max stick length. Typically if you’ve seen a max stick length…I’ve never had anybody ask me about a maximum, how long a stick could be. So my question back to Coach C. here was, “How tall’s your goalie?” That was my first thought. So he wrote back and he goes, “5’1. I coach my 13 year old and the sixth and eighth grade girl goalies. I make them tap the side pipes to position themselves as the play comes to them. This way, they don’t take their eyes off...
How Women’s Lacrosse Goalies Can Stop More Off-Stick Hip Shots

How Women’s Lacrosse Goalies Can Stop More Off-Stick Hip Shots

[leadplayer_vid id=”511BB19BEB990″] How Women’s Lacrosse Goalies Can Stop More Off-Stick Hip Shots Bullets and Timestamps: [00:00:22] Coach Mike asks how female lacrosse goalies improve off-stick hip shots [00:00:40] No 50/50 goal tending [00:01:00] Stepping to off-stick side [00:01:21] Fun drill to empower goalies [00:02:38] You can’t win them all [00:03:04] Final recommendation on stepping to off-stick side Coach Edwards here again. Part two of Coach Mike from Connecticut’s question. Part one was how does a female lacrosse goalie do better at low shots, and the second part is how do they get better at weak side hip shots? Great question. First and foremost, your goalies should not be standing directly in the middle of the cage. It’s what we call 50/50 goalie tending. We don’t want any 50/50 goalie tending. We want goalies whoare just a baby step to their off-stick side. If you think about it, because we have our stick on one side of our body, we’re taking up a lot of net on our stick side. It doesn’t make sense for our positioning to be right in the middle of the cage because it makes it actually doubly as hard to get to that off stick side. So take a baby step to your off stick side, that’s one. And what that’ll do is that will give less net for the shooter to hit on the off stick side and it will also give the goalie more chance to stop the ball on the stick side, because that’s where we’re strongest. Now, here’s something to do to have fun with this one. In warm up have...