The Two-Way Midfielder [INVITE ONLY] (Winter 2018-19)


The Two-Way Midfielder with Dave Mitchell (Invite Only)

Grades 6-8 Mondays; 7:00pm-8:15pm Nov 26-Feb 11 (no class Dec 24 and 31) $375

The best midfielders can dominate on the defensive and offensive end.  This clinic will begin with defensive instruction.  Defense is played from the bottom up, starting with proper footwork, then with active hands, and lastly with the stick.  Coaches will teach breaking down on ball, positioning off ball, driving on a ball-carrier’s hip, sliding technique, and throwing the right stick checks.

We will then move to offensive instruction by teaching all the different ways a midfielder can score and assist a score.  Once each player has all these options in their arsenal, the coaches will then teach when and where each move is most effective and what countermoves go with each situation.  Throughout these lessons, the coaches will emphasize general field awareness, game IQ, and proper stick protection.

*Prerequisites:  All players must currently play on a travel team or have at least two years of travel team experience and full equipment (helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, and stick) and a willingness to learn!

*All required equipment is available for purchase at The Next Level Lacrosse Store.  If you need equipment, please come to the store a day or two in advance of your first class, if possible.*
  • For Midfielders
  • Class size: 16 players
  • 10-Class Session
  • Location: The Next Level (5420 Butler Road, Bethesda, MD 20816)