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HOTSHOTS

MOVING THE STICKS 3-BY

YOUTH

DATES

SAT. FEB 6

SAT. FEB 13

SAT. FEB 20

SAT. FEB 27

TIME

1-2:15 PM

1-2:15 PM

1-2:15 PM

1-2:15 PM

LOCATION

ELINGS PARK

COST

$25 PER

$100 FOR ALL 4

DIVISIONS

GRADES 3-5th

Grades 6-8th

Hotshots Moving the Sticks 3-BY

From the creator of "Quik Stix" and "Counter Strike", the Hotshots are excited to introduce our newest competition Series: "Moving the Sticks" 3-BY.

 

 

What is 3-BY?

How to Play "Moving the Sticks" 3-BY

 

Set up the goal and create or designate a “clearing line” 30-40 feet in front of the goal (can be as simple as a tree or a bush).

 

One team starts with the ball. 

 

The other team is on defense and has one player in the goal (this is why we use tennis balls) and two field defenders. The offensive team has three “attack"  players. The defensive team has two defenders and a goalie.

 

If the offense scores, the other team gets the ball outside of the designated clearing line. If the offense loses possession of the ball and the defense picks it up, or the goalie makes a save, the defensive team must get the ball past the clearing line before they become the offensive team and can attack the goal. The team that was on offense is now on defense and someone plays goalie. And so it goes. 

 

We set a limit to the game - “Play to 7” - first team to seven goals wins. Mix up the teams and play again.

 

College and Pro players play this all the time. It really sharpens the skills, improves shooting, encourages individual creativity, and teaches unsettled (odd number) offensive and defensive strategies.

How are the Hotshot Crews formed?

Each Saturday we will scramble the kids up into teams (Crews), so every team, each week, has a random chance to win it all.

Why should we play 3-BY?

3 vs 3 lacrosse teaches kids of all ability levels how to play in transition and forces them to have soft hands in order to catch a much lighter ball than they are used to.  In addition, they are running non-stop for almost 60 minutes and getting many valuable touches on the ball in a short period of time.  We want the kids to learn to react to situations quickly, whether it be on offense or defense.  

What are the rules?

There are no body checks, however controlled stick checks are allowed. Substitutions are on the fly.  There are a few more rules but we'll explain them to the players.  It's very easy to pick up.

Divisions 

We will create divisions depending on number of registrants each week.  We'll split the youth kids up based on size and ability to make it safe, fun, and competitive.

What do I need to bring to Counter Strike games?

  • Lacrosse Stick

  • Cleats

  • Mouthpiece

  • Gloves

  • Arm Pads

 

What are we trying to teach?

  • Quick ball movement

  • Playing with soft hands

  • Spacing

  • Creativity

  • Thinking fast/adapting/making good decisions

  • Draw and Dump Offense

  • Understanding and learning what "early offense" is

  • "Man Up" and "Man Down" core concepts

  • Playing in transition

  • Resiliency

  • GRIT

TALK TO US

Santa Barbara, CA

info@hotshotslax.com