Popcorn Stickwork Lacrosse Drill

Popcorn Stickwork Lacrosse Drill

This drill highlights: 

  • How to build wrist strength for all over the field.
  • How to gain stick mobility.
  • How to be a better ball handler.

Directions:

  • Place your non-dominant hand at the bottom of the stick, and your dominant hand mid to 3/4 of the way up the shaft. 
  • Pop the ball up about 4 inches into the air. Doing multiple reps of this will not only build wrist strength but also help you get more comfortable with your stick as well. 
  • Maintain your form as it will help you build mobility and be a more versatile player!
  • Once you’ve worked your dominant hand, switch to your non-dominant hand. It will definitely be harder, but the more you practice, the more strength you will build. 
  • Once you're comfortable in both hands, try with only one hand on your stick. You can start with it about mid way up the shaft and as you practice, try lowering your hand closer to the bottom.

Try our Swax Lax pop-up routine:

  • 10 right hand pop ups
  • 10 left hand pop ups
  • 10 right hand pop ups, but this time catch the ball on the back of your stick
  • 10 left hand pop up, catching the ball on the back of your stick
  • 10 right hand pop ups, throwing the ball higher into the air 
  • 10 left hand pop ups, throwing the ball higher into the air

Challenge Time: 

  • While the ball is in the air, swing your stick around the ball and catch it before it hits the ground.
  • Try in your left hand too.
  • Try doing two swings around the ball.
  • Try for 10 in a row.