Author Information


Matt Hogan


Hogan Lacrosse


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ball Movement

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




To work stickwork and ball movement in a full field setting.

Description of Drill-Execution

(“Note: Not sure why the drill is called 8 lines, when there are not 8 lines, but that is the name we gave it.” Matt Hogan)

Goalie starts with the first ball and throws an over the shoulder pass to line 1.  Line 1 continues on to pass to line 2, who then moves the ball to line 3.  Line 3 moves the ball to line 4, and line 4 throws to line 5.  Line 5 will catch the ball and make a standing still over the shoulder pass to line 6.  Line 6 will run with the ball and throw to the goalie, then go to the back of line 1.

Look to get 3-4 balls going at a time.
Go to the line you throw to, except the goalie will stay put the entire time.
Half way through switch the goalies to the other side of the field and adjust your lines to mirror the drill on the other side of the field.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement
  2. Cradling

Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)

Dodge either side or add double crease to increase confusion.