Maverik U: Sweeney's Over the Head

Maverik U: Sweeney's Over the Head

Maverik U: Sweeney's Over the Head



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eh
    by (#185818) on 1/18/09 @10:03PM
this video is eh. I get the idea of putting this up as a video but, younger kids are going to try this and they're not going to get penalty city both with the over head and the under move. Now I'm not saying the moves don't work I've seen them done; yet most attackmen now and days don't hang their stick that much they've gotten smarter; this will only work agaisnt weak weak attackmen and players in general.
 
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Something different
    by (#118585) on 1/19/09 @7:22AM
I think this gives players something different to work on. Ever coach teaches – poke, slap, lift. Which is what every player should be doing, but you never know when you are put in a situation when this might come in handy. It’s like the around the back shot/pass. Every coach hates on it and you shouldn’t use it every other shot, but there are times when it is needed.
 
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can middies do this
    by (#208918) on 1/19/09 @9:54PM
if im playing d on a guy will i ever get into a situation where i could use this and, would it work with a short stick
 
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    by (#177808) on 1/20/09 @2:27AM
yes but its sorta different, its called an ice pick. you use the butt end (holding your stick just below the head) of your shaft to check your oponents stick. basicaly same principal but you do it one handed and use your arm to extend (making up for short stick) over their head. Its a bit more dodgy to perform than with a long pole though, id only ever do it on someone who i could beat easily feetwise as its alot harder to recover from than a normal over the head with a d-pole
 
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yeah
    by (#161041) on 3/05/09 @9:55PM
or u throw an over the head holding the bottom of ur shorty and trying to run ur forearm over the ballcarries helmet this is more of a home run check where it dosent matter if u get beat cuz if u miss the check ur done.
 
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maybe
    by (#108912) on 1/25/09 @1:41PM
This is really just asking for a penalty. Sure you might land it a few times but eventually your going to wind up smacking the daylights out of the guys helmet and it could wind up being a costly penalty. Sweeney's a pro, most high school kids and younger are not going to be able to pull something like this 100% of the time. Don't try it in a game unless you have got it down in practice first. Just work on your footwork. If you can outmaneuver an offensive player, you can keep him from getting anywhere close to the goal and scoring.
To be a good defensive player you DO NOT need fancy stick checks, you DO need good footwork. This is especially true for SSDM's, you do not have as much stick so your footwork needs to be sharp and fast. Learn how to position yourself (where your stick should be, where you should be in relation to the man you're playing etc.) and how to move your feet. Learn how to "close the gate" you'd be surprised how quickly you can stonewall someone once you "close the gate" on them. I earned the nickname "old school" because I use footwork and not fancy stick checks to beat my opponent. Also maybe the fact that I use a woody shaft helped me get the nickname, thing hurts like a mother.
 
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    by (#167895) on 2/27/09 @3:35PM
This is one of the most useful checks for stripping someone, this video doesnt show the proper way to do it though. And you dont just do an overhead check without a lead up check, you always do a poke or slap and its gotta be automatic. You have to anticipate it, and you cant just throw it at any place on the field. And definintly dont get in the habit of throwing it as a desperation check when you get beat. For all the young kids out there just practice it and mess around with new checks.
 
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    by (#167895) on 2/27/09 @3:35PM
This is one of the most useful checks for stripping someone, this video doesnt show the proper way to do it though. And you dont just do an overhead check without a lead up check, you always do a poke or slap and its gotta be automatic. You have to anticipate it, and you cant just throw it at any place on the field. And definintly dont get in the habit of throwing it as a desperation check when you get beat. For all the young kids out there just practice it and mess around with new checks.
 
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with a short stick
    by (#201432) on 3/15/09 @1:10PM
ima d-middie and it would be alot harder with a short stick. he has an extra three feet so he doesnt have to be unbalanced and can just throw the check but with a short stick you will most likly have to reach and if you dont hit the stick your beat plus most attackmen and middies do tuck their sticks in more.
 
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learning it
    by (#224950) on 8/20/10 @3:22PM
to learn the over the head checks and other checks like it how do you practice it? just grab a buddy from your team and go up to the fields and practice it or what?
 
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