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Practicing Lax At Home Is Essential! Here’s How You Can Help Your Son:

Posted by Barry Marenberg on March 16, 2010

I have told our players numerous times at practices that there is no substitute for practicing lacrosse skills on their own.  A number of parents have asked me how you can help your sons practice at home on their own.  I appreciate that you’ve reached out to me in this regard.  The team only gets together three times a week for 1.5-2 hrs per practice and thus, self-practice at home is probably one of the biggest factors in helping your sons improve.  

On the attached sheet I have put together a bunch of drills that address all the fundamentals (cradling, scooping, catching and throwing).  The attached sheet lists drills that your boys can practice on their own and with a parent.  The sheet can be accessed by clicking here: Parent Player Drills

The most valuable “coach” any successful player has ever had is the wall.  One of the best self-training drills is to simply throw and catch against a wall.  The side of a building or the wall at a paddle ball court are usually sufficient.  However, if your son would like to practice in your own backyard, the most useful lacrosse training aid you can invest in for your son is a LAX WALL.  If you are unfamiliar with a LAX WALL, see here: http://bit.ly/c8bPoB .  You can order the LAX WALL online or you can purchase it from Thompsons in Summit or Lacrosse Unlimited in Madison.  I realize the LAX WALL is expensive but trust me, if your son plans to play lacrosse for years to come, the LAX WALL will last for years and become a great investment in your son’s lacrosse development.  If you’ve never seen one you are welcome to come over to my backyard and I’ll show you how to use it.   On the last page of the attached sheet is a great Wall Ball routine.

I also direct your attention to the 11 Commandments of Lacrosse that can always be accessed from the top bar of this blog page.
 
If you have any questions about any of the drills in the attached pages (or anything else), do not hesitate to contact me.

– Coach B

GO CHIEFS!!

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