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Ground Balls – Master them!

Posted by Barry Marenberg on August 30, 2010

As many of you know, at the youth level the ball spends a substantial amount of time on the ground.  As such, ground ball skills are essential in obtaining possession of the ball.  As players get older, and the ball stays in the air more, the ability to pick up ground balls remains a highly coveted skill.  I know of no coach that would pass up a skilled ground ball player even if that player may need to work a bit more on other fundamental skills.

The following link is from Maverik Univerity (from the Maverik lacrosse company).  In the video, Paul Rabil (one of the best lacrosse players ever) demonstrates the basics of proper ground ball techniques.  I highly advise you to play it for your lacrosse player.  If he has any questions, tell him to give me a call or shoot me an e-mail.  You can view the video by clicking this link:

Keep practicing!

– Coach B


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