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


Developing the Dominant Defender (Travel Team Only)

Gr. 5-6 Fridays @ THS; 5:30-6:45pm Mar 19-May 21 $350
Gr. 7-8 Wednesdays @ THS; 5:30-6:45pm Mar 17-May 19 $350

*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 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
  • 10-Class Session
  • Class size: 12 players
  • Location: The Heights School (10400 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854)