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WALL BALL 101

Great stick skills (passing and catching) are fundamental to playing lacrosse.   Ground balls, which frequently cause turnovers, are often caused by a bad pass or a failed catch.

One of the best ways to improve stick skills is by playing Wall Ball.  The repetitive passing and catching with the wall teaches your body and reflexes the best way to handle your stick.


EHS Lower Turf Concrete Wall

What is Wall Ball?
Wall Ball is best explained by watching a quick video.   Click here for a great demonstration.

All You Need Is:

  • A tall concrete wall.  A great location in Edina is the concrete wall at the back of the Lower Turf Fields at the Edina High School.
  • Your stick.
  • A lacrosse ball.
  • Your gloves.
  • Your helmet or goggles.
  • 20 minutes.

Wall Ball Routines:
Here is a great routine for beginners just learning Lacrosse or Wall Ball:

  • 25 right hand passes, right hand catches
  • 25 left hand passes, left hand catches
  • 25 right hand passes, left hand catches
  • 25 left hand passes, right hand catches
  • Repeat as many as you can in 20 minutes
  • Time yourself and count the number of balls dropped to set goals for the next time

For more advanced players, we've developed a Wall Ball - Hornets 300 routine.  300 reps to build great skills!

More Videos and Resources:
This link has more resources and videos to watch.  Feel free to search for other Lacrosse Wall Ball resources on line - there are a lot of fun ideas out there!

Taylor Cummings Wall Ball Routine

Taylor played for the University of Maryland from 2013 to 2016. She led her team to two National Championships and earned the Tewaarton Trophy in 2014, 2015, and 2016 - similar to the Heisman trophy in college football!