In this youth lacrosse drill Glen Ridge (NJ) High School Assistant Coach, Paul Schwern, teaches players how to cradle with one hand while protecting their stick from a defender.
One-Handed Cradle Drill
Athlete Movement: Players start in a single file line facing a cone about ten yards away. The first player up will cradle with one hand while running toward the cone. A defender is positioned at the cone to throw checks at the ball handler. Upon reaching the cone, the ball handler must switch hands and change direction to return to the end of the line.
Teaching Points: The key is for the ball carrier to use their body to protect their stick from the defender.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “CrosseTrainer: Building Proper Stick Skills with Color (Boys).” View the latest videos on Lacrosse Stick Handling.