By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Beth Larkin, 2010 New Jersey Coach of the Year, uses the Crosse Trainer to discuss catching basics. She advises players to keep their stick head out in front of the body and above the shoulder. Movement of each player’s feet is also stressed to ensure that they can get to the ball and catch it.
For youth players, it is recommended that a coach throw balls by hand to players instead of having partners throw passes that may be too fast or inaccurate.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Beth Larkin, 2010 New Jersey Coach of the Year, provides you with some stickwork training with the CrosseTrainer. The CrosseTrainer is a color-coded, removable wrap that fastens to the shaft of your stick to reinforce correct hand positioning for beginning players. This a great exercise for youth and high school level athletes to improve on their groundball skills and their fitness level.
Overview: These drills are both basically “shuttle runs” featuring lacrosse skills. In the first segment, each player has two balls set up ten yards apart. For the second segment, players are ten yards away from the ball and receive groundballs rolled to them.
Player Movements: The player will scoop the first ball as they run toward the second ball. When they reach the second ball, the player will drop the first one and scoop the second.
Drill Essentials: Run full speed toward the rolling and stationary groundball.
Drill Tips: Run through and around the ball you are about to pick up.