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WALL BALL Program

Wall Ball Basics 

One of the easiest and most tried true methods of getting better at lacrosse is playing wall ball. Although it may seem basic and simple, the wall can provide players of all ages and skill levels with beneficial results and difficult challenges. From beginners of the game to professional MLL players, wall ball has been a proven test of one's passing and catching ability, a cornerstone to the game of lacrosse. On this page you will find several basic wall ball techniques, as well as more advanced wall ball tests that will challenge you to become a better player.

Directions & Rules for Wall Ball Test - All drills must be done in the order listed

- All required reps must be completed before moving on to the next drill
- 5 Ball max - If ball is dropped/lost - move on to next ball
- If you drop the ball, that rep doesn't count - do not start over at 0
- Players must stand 5 yard away from wall
- Players use their stick per position (Defense use poles; Goalies use goalie stick)
- Wear gloves and your Spartans pinnie
- All overhand passing

Wall-Ball Benchmark Dates:  players should text/email wall-ball video to team head coach before the dates listed below

- November: 28th
- December: 28th
- January: 28th
- February: 28th
- March: 28th
- April: 28th

Tutorials on the Basics of Wall Ball:

- Basic Rules of Wall-Ball Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPa6QSqcd2I
Tricks and tips for beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgo2dtrHsZ0
Best way to practice wall ball test:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG6gDcwDpUs
Hand Placement for short sticks:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8scgZtiQe3E
Hand Placement for defenders:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Z5oIghxZg


Tutorials on each skill for the wall ball test:

- Upside down Cradle (3/4 Grade Only): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQViF0ZFlwI
Catch and Roll (3/4 Grade Only): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDEmckae-SU

- Catch, One cradle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbgup9lB094
Quick sticks:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK2psQNHSHk
Catch and switch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVlCKD2PoVM
Throw and switch hands in the air:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9JLrJTJRCc
One handed:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpYlgx7X9Sk
Cross hand catch:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9TYi5Y8csg
Behind the Back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjFa9KemAHw

- Throw fake, switch (Goalie, Defense): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEgOFDviAMI


Wall Ball and Workout Challenges:

- Workout and wall ball challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNQnwIiuTYI
Rocky wall ball challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oJUZMZjCjE&list=PLTilqbam1sZD83B10xdLyIWd5gveveXj8&index=4

- Catch 1 Cradle Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMB-w3FnxqI&list=PLTilqbam1sZD83B10xdLyIWd5gveveXj8&index=5 
Quick Stick Challenge:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLrybSXJxrw&list=PLTilqbam1sZD83B10xdLyIWd5gveveXj8&index=7
Catch and Switch wall ball challenge:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pn8mvkoXbQ
- 60 second toilet paper challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gd_YOFtaig
Any Skill & Any Drill Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LuO1UeDOtg&list=PLTilqbam1sZD83B10xdLyIWd5gveveXj8&index=1


2nd Grade Test ***Complete in order***RepsNotes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand)15
One Cradle Passing (Off hand)5
Required Time & PrizesTimes Notes
Required time (5 ball max)1:10
Win a prize (5 ball max)45


3rd Grade Test***Complete in order***RepsNotes
Upside Down Cradle (Strong hand)10
Upside Down Cradle (Off hand)10
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand)10
One Cradle Passing (Off hand)10
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands)5Switch hands every time you catch the ball
Catch and Roll (Alternate hands)5
Cross hand catch (Strong hand)5
Required Time & PrizesTimes Notes
Required time (5 ball max)1:59
Win a prize (5 ball max)1:20


4th Grade Test ***Complete in order***RepsNotes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand)10
One Cradle Passing (Off hand)10
Quick Stick (Strong hand)10
Quick Stick (Off hand)10
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands)10Switch hands everytime you catch the ball
Throw and Switch hands in the air10Flip the hips/change hands, catch opposite
One hand & One Cradle (Strong hand)
**Defense/Goalies Do Backhand (strong hand)
5*Defense and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake, Switch hands,
and repeat (Alternate hands)
One hand & One Cradle (Off hand) .
**Defense/Goalies Do Backhands (weak hand)
5*Defense and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake, Switch hands,
and repeat (Alternate hands)
Cross hand catch (Strong hand)5
Cross hand catch (Off hand)5
Behind the back (Strong hand only)5
Required Time & PrizesA/M  D / Goalie time
Required time (5 ball max)3:00  3:00
Win a prize (5 ball max)2:10  2:15


5th Grade Test ***Complete in order***Reps Notes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand)10
One Cradle Passing (Off hand)10
Quick Stick (Strong hand)10
Quick Stick (Off hand)10
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands)10Switch hands everytime you catch the ball
Throw and Switch hands in the air10Flip the hips/change hands, catch opposite
One hand & One Cradle (Strong hand)
**Defense/Goalies Do Backhand (strong hand)
5*Defense and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake,
Switch hands, and repeat (Alternate hands)
One hand & One Cradle (Off hand) .
**Defense/Goalies Do Backhands (weak hand)
5*Defense and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake,
Switch hands, and repeat (Alternate hands)
Cross hand catch (Strong hand)5
Cross hand catch (Off hand)5
Behind the back (Strong hand only)5
Required Time & PrizesA/M  D / Goalie times
Required time (5 ball max)2:40  2:45
Win a prize (5 ball max)2:10  2:15


6th Grade Test ***Complete in order***RepsNotes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand)10
One Cradle Passing (Off hand)10
Quick Stick (Strong hand)10
Quick Stick (Off hand)10
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands)10Switch hands everytime you catch the ball
Throw and Switch hands in the air10Flip the hips/change hands, catch opposite
One hand & One Cradle (Strong hand)
*Defense/Goalies Do Backhand Passes
5*Defense and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake,
Switch hands repeat (Alternate hands)
One hand & One Cradle (Off hand)
*Defense/Goalies Do Backhand Passes
5*Defense and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake,
Switch hands repeat (Alternate hands)
Cross hand catch (Strong hand)5
Cross hand catch (Off hand)5
Behind the back (Strong hand only)5
Required Time & PrizesA/M  D / Goalie times
Required time (5 ball max)2:30 2:35
Win a prize (5 ball max)2:00 2:05


7th Grade Test ***Complete in order***Reps Notes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand)10
One Cradle Passing (Off hand)10
Quick Stick (Strong hand)10
Quick Stick (Off hand)10
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands)10Switch hands everytime you catch the ball
Throw and Switch hands in the air10Flip the hips/change hands, catch opposite
One hand & One Cradle (Strong hand)5*Defense and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake,
Switch hands, and repeat (Alternate hands)
One hand & One Cradle (Off hand)5*Defense and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake,
Switch hands, and repeat (Alternate hands)
Cross hand catch (Strong hand)5
Cross hand catch (Off hand)5
Behind the back (Strong hand only)5
Required Time & PrizesA/M D / Goalie times
Required time (5 ball max)2:20  2:25
Win a prize (5 ball max)2:00  2:05


8/9th Grade Test ***Complete in order***Reps Notes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand)10
One Cradle Passing (Off hand)10
Quick Stick (Strong hand)10
Quick Stick (Off hand)10
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands)10Switch hands everytime you catch the ball
Throw and Switch hands in the air10Flip the hips/change hands, catch opposite
One hand & One Cradle (Strong hand)5*Defense and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake,
Switch hands, and repeat (Alternate hands)
One hand & One Cradle (Off hand)5*Defense and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake,
Switch hands, and repeat (Alternate hands)
Cross hand catch (Strong hand)5
Cross hand catch (Off hand)5
Behind the back (Strong hand only)5
Required Time & PrizesA/M D / Goalie times
Required time (5 ball max)2:15  2:20
Win a prize (5 ball max)2:00  2:05


10th Grade Test ***Complete in order***Reps Notes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand)10
One Cradle Passing (Off hand)10
Quick Stick (Strong hand)10
Quick Stick (Off hand)10
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands)10Switch hands every time you catch the ball
Throw and Switch hands in the air10Flip the hips/change hands, catch opposite
One hand & One Cradle (Strong hand)5*Defense and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake,
Switch hands, and repeat (Alternate hands)
One hand & One Cradle (Off hand)5*Defense and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake,
Switch hands, and repeat (Alternate hands)
Cross hand catch (Strong hand)5
Cross hand catch (Off hand)5
Behind the back (Strong hand only)5
Required Time & PrizesA/MD / Goalie times
Required time (5 ball max)2:05  2:10
Win a prize (5 ball max)2:00  2:05


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