Do you miss a lot of catches when playing lacrosse? Well, you know what they say- practice makes perfect… here is a nice article I found on Wikihow that will guide you how to practice with lacrosse ball catching in few easy steps.
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Every good lacrosse player out there started with the basics. Nobody knew how when they were first born. Just learn with a couple of the skills provided within this section, and you will get better.
- Make sure that there are no other people around that aren’t paying attention. (They Could Get a Concussion if they are hit in the head). Make sure that there are no cars around, or any windows that could get hit by the ball. Have the ball in your crosse (The Net of the stick). Start By throwing the ball from your crosse at a Brick wall, Pitch back, or some other type of surface that will send the ball back to you. You may want to look up a section on “How To Throw A Lacrosse Ball” .
- After you throw the ball, it hits your target, and starts coming back to you, Move your top hand up to Right below the head(Of the stick). Move both hands in an attempt to catch the ball with the Crosse. It will be a lot easier if your top hand gives with the ball. (Don’t catch the ball with one hand on the stick, For it will make you drop the crosse). Do this until you feel really comfortable with catching the ball.
- If you are using a pitch back, angle it so that when the ball hits it, the ball will go up into the air. this will help you if your team mate overthrows you in a game. Try this until you get comfortable. If you are using a brick wall, just throw it higher on the wall. Do this until you get comfortable with this.
- When you think you’ve gotten the hang of it, try getting someone to practice with you. Start off about 10 feet away from each other passing the ball back and forth. Do this until one of you drops the ball. When you drop it start over at 10 feet. One person should back up a few feet once you get it 5 times.
- If you’ve really gotten the hang of it, get a few more people to practice with you. Go in a circle and pass the ball around, like you do in drills.
- Try to utilize both hands, by changing the hands on your stick. For instance, If you are Right-hand Up, Try left hand up. This is a much needed skill to excel in Lacrosse.
- Guys- Wear your gloves! You have to wear gloves in games and the best way to break them in and get used to them is to use them. If you don’t you will feel uncomfortable and awkward in games.
- You need good hand/eye coordination.
- If you’re really new to this, start off with a softer ball, but don’t rely on the softer ball because it won’t have the same feel to it as a real lacrosse ball.
- PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!!!!
- Make sure there’s nothing breakable around you.
- Make sure you have the proper equipment on.
Things You’ll Need
- Lacrosse stick
- Gloves (for boys(Still not entirley needed))
- A few friends (not always needed)
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