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September 02, 2020 5 min read

The Basics of Wall Ball: 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.

The objective of these tests are to help the players see progress. Establish a baseline at the beginning of the season and then track progress every month as the players push themselves to do better. 

 

 Wall Ball Rules

Must wear (helmet, gloves)

All drills must be done in the order listed below

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

Everyone has to use their personal stick per position

All overhand passing

 

 Wall-Ball Tutorials

Videos coming soon

 

 

 Kinder/1st Grade Wall Ball Test

***Must be done in the order below***

Repetitions

Notes

One Cradle Passing (Strong hand)

5

 

One Cradle Passing (Off hand)

1

 

Target Time

Times

 

5 ball max

1:30

 

 

 2nd Grade Wall Ball Test

***Must be done in the order below***

Repetitions

Notes

One Cradle Passing (Strong hand)

15

 

One Cradle Passing (Off hand)

5

 

Target Time

Times

Not

5 ball max

1:10

 

 

 3rd Grade Wall Ball Test

***Must be done in the order below***

Repetitions

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)

10

Switch hands every time you catch the ball

Cross hand catch (Strong hand)

5

 

Cross hand catch (Off hand)

5

 

Target Time

Attack / Midfield Times

Defense / Goalie times

5 ball max

2:40

2:45

 

 4th Grade Wall Ball Test

***Must be done in the order below***

Repetitions

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)

10

Switch hands every time you catch the ball

Throw and Switch hands in the air

10

Flip 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

 

Target Time

Attack / Midfield Times

Defense / Goalie times

5 ball max

3:00

3:00

 

 5th Grade Wall Ball Test

***Must be done in the order below***

Repetitions

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)

10

Switch hands everytime you catch the ball

Throw and Switch hands in the air

10

Flip 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

 

Target Time

Attack / Midfield Times

Defense / Goalie tim

5 ball max

2:40

2:45

 

 6th Grade Wall Ball Test

***Must be done in the order below***

Repetitions

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)

10

Switch hands every time you catch the ball

Throw and Switch hands in the air

10

Flip 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

 

Target Time

Attack / Midfield Times

Defense / Goalie times

5 ball max

2:30

2:35

 

 

 7th Grade Wall Ball Test

***Must be done in the order below***

Repetitions

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)

10

Switch hands everytime you catch the ball

Throw and Switch hands in the air

10

Flip 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

 

Target  Time

Attack / Midfield Times

Defense / Goalie times

5 ball max

2:20

2:25

 

 8th Grade Wall Ball Test

***Must be done in the order below***

Repetitions

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)

10

Switch hands every time you catch the ball

Throw and Switch hands in the air

10

Flip 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

 

Target Time

Attack / Midfield Times

Defense / Goalie times

5 ball max

2:15

2:20

 

 High School Wall Ball Test

 

 Wall-Ball Tutorials