1 hr 20 min

Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Ep. 26 - Notre Dame Defensive Coordinator Gerry Byrne Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast

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Gerry Byrne Defensive Coordinator at Notre Dame

00:30 Levittown and Growing Up
-Social experiment
-Suburbs of New York
-Blue Collar mentality
-Unique environment
-Did not play on a team until spring of Junior year in high school
-Grew up playing everything
-Brothers inspiration
-Class of 86' at UMass
-Business career
-Played in the MLL in 2001-2002

13:20 Business Background
-Run and shoot lacrosse company
-Using business background in coaching
-Understanding of people who have influence opinions
-Started a business

19:37 Defensive Philosophy
-Not in as much control as you think you are
-Everyone gets run by
-"Preparing for the intersection of the offensive players best play and your biggest mistake"
-Recognition of skill and ability
-Less focus on on ball defense and more off ball
-Start with respect for your opponents
-Signs of guys who are about to be beat
-Importance of being predictable
-Signs of being beat on defense

26:46 V Hold vs Cross Check Hold
-Creates double and triple move offense
-Indicator to off ball defenders
-Good ball pressure
-Use film and demonstrations that explain why
-Limits penalties

33:29 Jamies RV Trip
-12 days going around to different practices
-The schools Jamie is planning to go to

35:17 Notre Dame Defensive Practice
-Use middle of the field
-Mix in stick work
-No goals or creases with small groups
-Scaling drills
-Reps are what matter so players can really understand things
-Creates a culture within the culture
-"Pieces of the piece of the whole"
-Lack of 1v1 practice
-Finding 1v1's in other drills

44:37 Slowing Things Down and Communication and Off Ball Play
-"If you can't be loud you can't play"
-Oldest players in group sets the tone in drills
-Players understanding the true cost of not doing things
-Using peoples first names
-Using the right words or phrases
-Things change every time the ball moves
-Have to be able to do more than one thing
-Orientation

1:01:23 How to Evaluate in Recruiting?
-Good off ball defense is a standout
-Not too fixated on what they can not do yet
-Athleticism
-Consistency is good but not everything is perfect
-Test coach-ability
-Look for players who pull themselves out of slides
-Evaluating IQ

1:07:10 Timeline on Recruiting
-There is a lot to learn about people
-Timeline has not changed much with new rules
-Every school wants what they want

1:08:53 Offensive Defensemen and Highlight Videos
-New rules support it
-Need to see film and energy from people with on ball defense
-Highlight films are only take away checks and goals
-Strange highlight films

1:13:33 New Rules
-Happy for them
-Shot clock could take some tweaks
-Makes it easier for the refs
-Shots being taken that where not before
-More trying to score
-Dive is too complex

Gerry Byrne Defensive Coordinator at Notre Dame

00:30 Levittown and Growing Up
-Social experiment
-Suburbs of New York
-Blue Collar mentality
-Unique environment
-Did not play on a team until spring of Junior year in high school
-Grew up playing everything
-Brothers inspiration
-Class of 86' at UMass
-Business career
-Played in the MLL in 2001-2002

13:20 Business Background
-Run and shoot lacrosse company
-Using business background in coaching
-Understanding of people who have influence opinions
-Started a business

19:37 Defensive Philosophy
-Not in as much control as you think you are
-Everyone gets run by
-"Preparing for the intersection of the offensive players best play and your biggest mistake"
-Recognition of skill and ability
-Less focus on on ball defense and more off ball
-Start with respect for your opponents
-Signs of guys who are about to be beat
-Importance of being predictable
-Signs of being beat on defense

26:46 V Hold vs Cross Check Hold
-Creates double and triple move offense
-Indicator to off ball defenders
-Good ball pressure
-Use film and demonstrations that explain why
-Limits penalties

33:29 Jamies RV Trip
-12 days going around to different practices
-The schools Jamie is planning to go to

35:17 Notre Dame Defensive Practice
-Use middle of the field
-Mix in stick work
-No goals or creases with small groups
-Scaling drills
-Reps are what matter so players can really understand things
-Creates a culture within the culture
-"Pieces of the piece of the whole"
-Lack of 1v1 practice
-Finding 1v1's in other drills

44:37 Slowing Things Down and Communication and Off Ball Play
-"If you can't be loud you can't play"
-Oldest players in group sets the tone in drills
-Players understanding the true cost of not doing things
-Using peoples first names
-Using the right words or phrases
-Things change every time the ball moves
-Have to be able to do more than one thing
-Orientation

1:01:23 How to Evaluate in Recruiting?
-Good off ball defense is a standout
-Not too fixated on what they can not do yet
-Athleticism
-Consistency is good but not everything is perfect
-Test coach-ability
-Look for players who pull themselves out of slides
-Evaluating IQ

1:07:10 Timeline on Recruiting
-There is a lot to learn about people
-Timeline has not changed much with new rules
-Every school wants what they want

1:08:53 Offensive Defensemen and Highlight Videos
-New rules support it
-Need to see film and energy from people with on ball defense
-Highlight films are only take away checks and goals
-Strange highlight films

1:13:33 New Rules
-Happy for them
-Shot clock could take some tweaks
-Makes it easier for the refs
-Shots being taken that where not before
-More trying to score
-Dive is too complex

1 hr 20 min

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