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  The Wall Ball Drill

 

 

  1. All drills must be performed with both hands.

 

  1. Any wall (or pitch back)  will work, but a smooth concrete wall at least 10 feet tall is the best surface.   

 

  1. Use your gloves when performing this routine because you want your hands to know what it feels like to play with them on.

 

  1. Stand about five yards from the wall for most drills

 

  1. Perform this routine 4 or 5 times a week for 15 to 20 minutes and your stick skills will improve a great deal in a very short period …..When throwing focus hard on specific point on the wall

 

  1. Drills
    1. Right hand quick stick – 50 times – Move closer  2ft  choke up on stick aim high.. ball does not bounce  (left hand 50 reps)
    2. Right hand throw and catch – throw ball into wall and it bounces back (left hand)
    3. Right hand throw and catch – throw ball into ground, ball bounces off wall and you catch it in the air  (left hand) ….
    4. Split dodge- throw  right, catch right, split dodge to hand, throw left, catch left, split dodge back to right hand – 50 times
    5. Right hand throw left hand catch – Left to Right – 50 times
    6. Fake pass.  Facing the wall, fake a pass to an imaginary teammate to the left of you, cradle the ball back to your ready throwing position and then throw against the wall.  Right Hand 50 rep, left hand  50 reps.
    7. Throw on the run….throw 25 times while on a jog toward the wall.  Circle back, repeat..both left and right
    8. One-hand passing/catching.  25 reps each hand.
    9. Cross body pass - stand with your left shoulder to the wall about 10 feet away. Throw with your right hand and make a cross body pass.  50 times.  Then switch to left hand for 50 reps.

 

NOTE: This routine takes 25 to 35 minutes.  Work both hands equally or work your off hand more….KEEP IT FUN!

 

Here is a great wall ball routine from Kevin Crowley.  He goes over some great fundamentals of throwing that everyone needs to master but he should be wearing gloves.