Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Cradling and Dodging

Field Position:


Drill Style:


Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




This drill is excellent for teaching players to dodge around X and go from side of the field to the other around the X location.

Description of Drill-Execution

Have your players all get a ball and set up in a straight line at the x position, all with lacrosse balls.
Set up a cone to the left on goal line extended about 3 yards off the crease.
Set up a second cone on the other side of the crease, but about 5 yards above goal line extended and 3 yards off the crease.
Have your players attack the first cone to the left and touch the cone, then drive back around the back of the crease.
When they drive behind the crease they must sprint to the second cone at 5 yards above (GLE). When they reach that cone they should inside roll and finish the ball in the net.
Have your players do this rapid fire, one after another.

(Be sure to switch sides half way through)

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Dodging
  2. Footwork
  3. Shooting

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

Vary the locations where the cones are set up.  Also add defenders at the cones for added pressure.