Developing the Dominant Defender [Travel Team Only] (Fall 2020)


Developing the Dominant Defender (Travel Team Only) with Coach Boh Mitchell

Grades 3-5 Fridays @ THS; 5:45-7:00pm Sept 18-Oct 30 $250
Grades 6-8 Mondays @ THS; 5:45-7:00pm Sept 14-Oct 26 $250

Defense is played from the bottom up, starting with proper footwork, then with active hands, and lastly with the stick. This clinic is designed to help defensive middies, long-stick middies, and close defenders to improve on quickness, breaking down on ball, positioning off ball, driving on a ball-carrier’s hip, sliding technique, and throwing the right stick checks. ¬†With dozens of high-repetition drills and instruction, players will become confident on and off-ball defenders.

*This clinic is conveniently run side-by-side with the Crafty Attackman clinic so that players are able to get live, game-like repetitions against offensive players after receiving positional instruction.

*Prerequisites: All players must currently be on a travel team roster.  To be considered for the clinic please email Boh Mitchell at boh@nextlevelspartans.com.*

Inclement Weather Policy
*If inclement weather forces us to cancel a fall clinic session, we will send an email to this thread at least 60 minutes prior to the clinic start time
*If thunderstorms roll through during a clinic and a parent’s car is not present, clinic participants and coaches will take cover in the front of the school at WES, or front of the gym at The Heights, under a very large concrete porch
*Sunday Nov 1, Saturday Nov 8, and Sunday Nov 9 are the makeup days if we are forced to cancel a Monday of Friday session
*As long as 80% of the sessions are held, we will not issue a credit or refund
*If less than 80% of the sessions are held, we will offer a prorated credit or refund to all clinic participants

  • For: Defensemen, LSM & Defensive Midfielders
  • 7-Class Session
  • Class size: 16 players
  • Location: The Heights School (10400 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854)