The 8-meter arc is one of the liveliest areas on the lacrosse field. Defensive players battle attackers and midfielders, trying to prevent shots on the goal.
For an offensive player to find success through all the congestion, they need to come ready with proper footwork and strong conditioning.
“As an offensive player, you are so close to the cage every time you are getting shots and dodging,” says Kayla Treanor, a former collegiate All-American and professional lacrosse all-star. “So we want to make sure our footwork is at its best inside the 8-meter.”
To work on these important skills, Treanor recommends this footwork and conditioning drill.