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INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE SKILLS
 
1. PASSING- WALL BALL
Throw the ball against the wall. Focus on a spot on the wall. Try to hit the same spot over and over again. Throw the ball using good overhand technique. The stick should be extended at a 45 degree angle from your throwing hand. Step into the pass with the foot opposite of your stick. Stepping with the wrong foot will make the ball go high and left or right. Catch and throw with both hands. Having one hand (right) is not enough. You must be able to go with your opposite hand. The more you work with your opposite hand the stronger your other hand will become. DON'T LOB THE BALL. Spend 30 mins. non-stop on the wall three or four times a week to see an improvement. Players that spend the most time on the wall will improve the most.

2. SHOOTING-EMPTY NET
This may be a little more difficult. You can do this the same as the wall ball. Back up because the ball will come back to you faster. If possible, take two or three dozen balls to the field and shoot in the empty net. Shoot the first 24 to 36 from various positions. Get all the balls and place them up top. Practice scooping the ball then shooting on the run. Do this drill for 24 to 36 balls. Repeat these two drills two to three times.


3. GROUNDBALL PICK UP
Place
the ball on the ground. With two hands on the stick, get your rear end low and punch/push through the ball quickly. This skill is best used with the shooting drill above.

4. CRADLING WITH BOTH HANDS
Place the ball in the stick. The head of the stick should stay between your shoulders when cradling. The stick should also stay in the upright position/ at a 60 to 75 degree angle. When you cross from the right hand to the left hand you should switch your bottom hand to the top by allowing the stick to slowly slide until the head is against your glove. Then to switch back you should reverse your hands to the original position. When switching your hands should be no more than 12 to 18 inches apart.