Because I played defense for my Lacrosse team I got really good at splitting defenders in fast break situations. Fast breaks are when the other team is charging down the field are you are outnumbered on the defensive side. Because of this your defense needs to be able to split defenders very well, and slide to recover and pick up the open members on the other team. Above is a diagram for the offensive rotation on a typical fast break. We practiced fast breaks almost every practice and we got really good at them too. Because of this I’m really good at defending fast breaks in almost every sport. Obviously that wasn’t the goal of our coach but it’s something that rubbed off on me from learning lacrosse literacy. Also sometimes my coach would call out random numbers of defenders and offenders, so sometimes we would have 2 vs 4, 3 vs 5, etc fast breaks. This helped me adapt quicker to situations, so I could think through several different possible outcomes in the span of a couple of seconds before the ball got down to our end.
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