Figure “8” Passing and Catching Drills

We got these great 3-man passing and catching drills from Paul Rabil's high school coach at DeMatha (Md.) a few years ago. They are great for getting extra touches on the ball and great conditioning for the man in the middle!

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Inside-Out Passing and Catching Warm Up Drills

Use these passing and catching drills in practice and pregame warm-ups in place of your usual line drills. They are much more effective to imitate realistic game situations and spacing. Plus they give your players plenty of repetitions catching, throwing, picking up ground balls, even dodging.

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1-on-1 Ground Ball Drill with Pressure

This is a simple game situation ground ball drill we like using in practice all the time. It’s great for teaching beginning players how to pick up loose balls with a Defender in pursuit, and also for teaching beginning Defenders how to avoid the dreaded “loose-ball push” in the back.

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The Animal Drill

This simple ground ball and passing drill is great for youth and high school lacrosse teams to help players develop stick skills, imitate game situations in practice, and work on everything from ground balls to dodging.

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9 Triangle Passing Drills Every Youth Lacrosse Coach Should Know

Triangle Passing Drills are great for lacrosse players at any level. Some of the most fundamental drills for basic stick skills, coaches can use these in practices, camps, clinics, even pregame warm-ups to teach everything from picking up ground balls to backdoor cuts.

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Triangle Passing Drill: Ground Balls

One of the most most fundamental passing and catching drills out there, the Triangle Passing Drill is great way to get your players’ heads up and feet moving toward the ball. By adding in Ground Balls, you can teach your players to pick up loose balls and immediately move the ball away from trouble.

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2-on-1 Man/Ball from Different Locations

This is a simple variation of the 2-on-1 Man/Ball Drill to teach youth, high school, and college lacrosse players to turn a loose ball into a goal-scoring opportunity from anywhere on the field. It's great for conditioning and toughness, and it imitates game situations. Plus it's probably the most basic way to teach your players to understand the 2-on-1, even if their stick skills aren't very good yet, since the ball starts on the ground.

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2-on-1 Man/Ball Drill to Goal

This is a simple variation of the 2-on-1 Man/Ball Drill to teach youth, high school, and college lacrosse players to turn a loose ball into a goal-scoring opportunity. It's great for conditioning and toughness, and it imitates game situations. Plus it's probably the most basic way to teach your players to understand the 2-on-1, even if their stick skills aren't very good yet, since the ball starts on the ground.

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2-on-1 Man/Ball Drill: The Basics

The 2-on-1 Man/Ball Drill is a classic ground ball lax drill. Youth, high school, and college coaches alike will find this drill a crucial part of their practice arsenal. It's great for conditioning and toughness, and it imitates game situations. Plus it's probably the most basic way to teach your players to understand the 2-on-1, even if their stick skills aren't very good yet, since the ball starts on the ground.

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State of the Game: From “Man/Ball” to “Ball/Man”

The sport of lacrosse is always evolving, and even the simplest drills sometimes need to be shaken up. Today, coaches at camps, clinics, and practices all across the nation are rethinking one of the most basic and familiar drills in the game--the Man/Ball Drill--and working with players to think ball first, hit second. Read more