Training Drills

Twig Handle (using ball/puck):

  • Narrow and Wide - Stickhandle continuously from left to right with your stick in front. Move your bottom hand from low to high on the stick causing a narrow and wide range of motion. Repeat 30 times. 
  • Figure 8 - Place two pucks on the ground about 1-2 feet apart and stickhandle around the puck in a figure 8 motion to work on forehand and backhand control. Repeat 30 times. 
  • Around the world - Start with your stick on your forehand side and stickhandle continuously in an arc around the front of your body until you are on your backhand and repeat 30 times.
  • Toe Drag - Drag the puck/ball backwards from in front of you using the toe of the stick until the puck/ball is on your forehand. Your hands should start off close together and spread apart while toe dragging. Repeat 30 times. 

Quick Stick:

  • Basic Throw Drill - Throw and catch the ball 30 times on the right and 30 times on the left. Don’t cradle the ball. 
  • Single Handed Throw Drill - Hold the lacrosse stick in the middle of the handle. Throw and catch the ball 30 times with the right hand and 30 times with the left hand. Don’t cradle the ball. Make sure you snap your wrist.
  • Throw/Cradle Drill - Throw and catch the ball 30 times on the right and 30 times on the left. Catch and cradle the ball but do not spin your stick.
  • Dodge Drill - Throw and catch the ball 30 times on the right and 30 times on the left. In between each catch, perform a dodge without changing hands and then throw the ball.