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Tips & Drills

WALL BALL - THE FIRST STEP IN LEARNING HOW TO PLAY LACROSSE

A successful introduction  to Lacrosse requires some individual work by the player, just like soccer and basketball.

The tried and true approach for all skill level players is "hitting the wall". Youth players all the way to pro players need to spend time each day working on catching and throwing on their own. Luckily just 15 minutes a day can go a long way to improving stick skills.

There are great walls to use at Ainsworth, Forest Park Elem, Chapman and Skyline. Using a bounce back at home is another great option.

Our recommendation for new Youth players is the following each day - this should take 15-20 mins.

  • 100 catch/throws with dominant hand
  • 50 catch/throws with non-dominant hand

If you can't access a wall or a bounce back, we recommend a parent or a sibling grab a stick and work with your player!

The following clip shows the mechanics of wall ball and a more advanced routine.

Passing Drills

Dodging Drills

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