Learning the proper techniques of the cradle is key to maintaining control of the ball and protecting the stick. Get insight from U.S. Lacrosse National Hall of Fame member, Gary Gait! He is arguably the greatest lacrosse player ever. See what tips on stick handling he has to offer you in the clip below.
Basic Stick Skills
Overview: Gary Gait, will show you various ways to cradle and shift the stick from side to side. He explains the two-handed and one-handed cradle techniques.
Player Movements: Gait teaches players to hold the handle in the base of the fingers to be able to move the stick without moving your whole arm.
Drill Essentials: Allow your hand and wrist to curl for more efficient movements.
Drill Tips: Keep the cradle close to your body to protect the stick and ball.
Check out an additional clip from the Championship Productions’ DVD “Becoming a Champion Lacrosse Player with Gary Gait: Stick Tricks & Dodging” If you’re interested in more stick handling videos, click here.