Developing the Dominant Defender [Travel Team Only] (Fall 2021)


Developing the Dominant Defender (Travel Team Only) *Must Be A Member Of Any Local Travel Team*

Gr. 3-5 Fridays @ THS; 5:45-7:00pm Sept 17-Oct 29 $250
Gr. 6-8 Mondays @ THS; 5:45-7:00pm Sept 13-Oct 25 $250

*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.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.

*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 summer clinic session, we will send an email  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 under a very large concrete porch
*As long as 5 of the sessions are held, we will not issue a credit or refund (makeups will be offered when possible)
*If less than 5 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: 12 players
  • Location: The Heights School (10400 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854)