Select 20-40 highlights from game footage, long enough for coaches to see the progression of each play, foot work and technical skills. Use highlights from your best competition (Club, US Lacrosse, competitive high school teams. Demonstrate your vision, runs with and without the ball, use of space and combinations with teammates.
Include plays that demonstrate you are comfortable with contact, controlling and protecting the stick under pressure. Include highlights of solid defense, footwork and body contact, getting your hands free to shoot for both stationary and driven shots. Include all plays using both hands.
From John Danowski at a coaching convention about the five different ways an attackman can score a goal. The five ways included: dodging, riding, transition, assisted with time & room and assisted in tight.
Coaches want tough, fast and quick midfielders who are versatile, selfless and scrappy. Defensive middies are required to be fast up field, aggressive on ground balls, posses great stick protection in traffic and make smart decisions once the ball is over the midline. Show highlights of scoring goals and include dodging, riding, transition, assisted with time & room and assisted in tight.
Coaches look for shut down defenseman first and foremost. Coaches look for aggressive preemptive defenseman that play good angles and don't throw risky checks in dangerous parts of the field. Try to find clips that demonstrate your lacrosse IQ on-ball, off-ball, stick position, loose ball scenarios, and clears. Being a great defender starts with footwork and body position. Physicality also goes a long way at the college level.
Be sure to include highlights of close defense. The three things coaches primarily look for in an LSM is good range, great on ground balls, and good stick skills. Include clips showing wing play of faceoffs.
Ball stopping ability, communication, and clearing ability. Clearing is just as important as saving the ball at the college level. Show plays that showcase a good set-position, efficient "first-step" and athleticism.
Coaches like to see goalies play in person or complete game tapes because it is easy to compile clips of saves for goalies. When including game tape make sure there is volume so the coaches can hear your ability to communicate on settled defense, on transition defense, and on clears. Coaches want to know if you face good shooters daily. If you are a left-handed goalie, let that be known.
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