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Excellent Groundball Drills to Improve Conditioning!

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.

Groundball Drills

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.

Check out an additional clip from Championship Productions’ DVD “CrosseTrainer: Building Proper Stick Skills with Color (Girls).”  If you’re interested in more skill development videos, click here.




Create Better Field Awareness in Your Lacrosse Players

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In this youth drill Glen Ridge (NJ) High School Assistant Coach, Paul Schwern, teaches players to scoop through ground balls with their heads up in order to survey the field.  In a game, this will help your players avoid the opponent and dodge any hits. Players will be able to look and find their teammates much easier when using this drill.

Variation Groundballs

Overview: Coach rolls a ground ball to an approaching player and holds a specific number of fingers up in the air. Once they scoop up the ball they will call out how many fingers coach is holding up.

Player Movements: The players must scoop up the ball and must then bring their head up.

Drill Essentials: The players should have their head up as soon as they get the groundball.

Drill Tips: It is important to cradle shoulder to shoulder.

Check out an additional clip from Championship Productions’ DVD “CrosseTrainer: Building Proper Stick Skills with Color (Boys).”  If you’re interested in more Lacrosse Drills, click here.




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