How to Cradle a Lacrosse Ball | Lacrosse

How to Cradle a Lacrosse Ball | Lacrosse

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Hi, I’m Taylor Nissi, Director of Operations
for Game Breaker Lacrosse. I’m here today with Nick Schmidt who’s one
of our great regional directors. Please visit our website www.laxcamps.com. Cradling in Lacrosse is the active caring
of the ball in your stick. When cradling, the most important thing is
your hand position. If we want to have our bottom hands at the
bottom end of our stick in the middle of our abdomen, our top hand would have the stick
resting gently on the pads of our fingers. To cradle, what we’re going to do is we’re
going to roll our fingers, our wrist, and our elbow in one fluid motion, keeping the
stick as vertical as possible but with the slight angle so the ball doesn’t fall out
of the stick. We want to keep the head of the stick near
our helmet to maximize our body’s natural stick protection. Occasionally, when the defense man gets too
close our is on your bottom hand, you want to switch to just one hand to cradle. When cradling with one hand, it’s important
to avoid wording. Wording is a penalty and what that is is when
you move your arm to actively protect your stick. So, to avoid that you should put your arm
out and lock it in position. But, ideally you want to have two hands on
your stick that you’re in the best position to shoot, pass, or score. And that’s the basics of cradling.

14 thoughts on “How to Cradle a Lacrosse Ball | Lacrosse”

  1. hey this is actually james Coburn but you helped me so much on cradling Idk if u will read this but keep on making video they are great and probably help everyone that watch them

  2. I love that your video is short, concise and to the point. Perfect video. I loved it. I will use this when I coach on Monday.

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