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Learn a Fun Stick Protection and Ball Control Drill!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Get competitive in this exciting drill from University of Virginia assistant coach Tim McDermott that works on scooping up and controlling balls while getting bumped by other players. In this exercise, players race to beat their opponents to see who can gather up the most balls while working on popping up from the ground.

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Drill Summary: This drill is for a small group of players. Set up by placing about 15 balls (for three players) in a pile and putting a bag or other container about five yards away. Players start on their backs to begin. After the coach blows the whistle, players jump up, retrieve the balls with their sticks and put them into the container. Players must get on their backs again after putting each ball into the container. Once all the balls are collected, count up who got the most.

Keys to the Drill:

1) Protect the balls.
2) Swat at other players’ sticks and get into them with your body.
3) Good scooping technique.
4) Conditioning.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Aggressive Face-offs: How to Win Every Draw.” View other world class Lacrosse videos!

Fast Pace Ball Control Drills to Minimize Errors!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Here is your chance to learn ball control drills from University of Louisville Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, Anne Kordes.  She is a former St. Louis University Women’s Volleyball Coach and was a 3x Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year.  Watch the Butterfly Drill which improves ball control.  The drills are timed and fast pace to emulate game situations!   Use a punch serve to make it more difficult for the receiver and to develop more consistent serves. 


Tips: Athletes, make sure when making contact with the ball to work on dropping your shoulder and tilt toward the ball. Coaches, add some variety to the drill by having a player spring toward the net to apply pressure.


View an additional clip from the product page of “One Court, One Coach, Max Reps.”  Also, take a look at more high quality Anne Kordes DVDs and other world class instructional Volleyball DVDs.


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