Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ground Balls

Field Position:

Offense, Defense

Drill Style:

Skill, Game

Time Needed:

20 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




To focus players on ground balls and allow them to use the whole field and special situations to better their lacrosse IQ’s and ground ball play.

Description of Drill-Execution

  • Crease Crunch: Coach rolls ball in for 2v2 GB with quick shot for winner
  • FO Wing GB: GB from wing, fight for ball, pass back to coach
  • Advantage GB: Coach rolls ball to one side or other creating advantage, winner shoots and loser must cut off shooter and play defense. This is fun for long sticks.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ground Balls
  2. Communication
  3. Shooting

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

Have players who win the ground balls shoot on goal and have the players who lose the ground ball, break out for a clear if the goalie makes the save.