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SITUATIONS


MAN-UP OFFENSE: When a foul occurs which results in a player serving penalty time, the attacking team gets a “man-up opportunity”.


MAN-UP: Also referred to as extra man offense (EMO).


A man-up unit usually has designed formations and plays to exploit the weaknesses of a man-down defense.


Like all other offensive situations, balance and good ball movement are critical to success in man-up play.


BEST PRACTICES


Coaches should teach players the fundamentals of offense in different formations.


Teams struggling to complete passes on offense should stop working on offense and go back to teaching stick skills. Teaching offense is realistic only after basic stick skills have become sound.


PERSPECTIVES


Coaches and leagues often will enforce a “pass rule” in which the team must attempt a certain amount of passes before shooting.


OFFENSE


When a team is in a settled offense there should always be a player in a position behind the goal to chase an errant shot and maintain possession based on the out of bounds rules for a shot.


Encourage pride in good stick skills and offensive movement as well as goal scoring. If the stick skills and movement are there, the goals will come.


Teach players to always look for assisted goals. An assist counts the same as a goal.


Adjust your positioning based on the offensive formation.


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GAME SKILLS OFFENSE


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