Author Information

Author Name:


Author School:

Northwestern, Maryland, Penn, and Hopkins


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Stick Work

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

5 min

Field Location:


Skill Level:




Develop smooth stick skills and self-confidence in handling the stick.

Description of Drill-Execution

To be completed with partners approx. 5 yards apart.  The stick begins in the RIGHT HAND with partners facing each other.  The ball is thrown to partner and caught with the RIGHT HAND.  SWITCH to the left hand and catch/throw with the left hand.  KEEP the stick in the LEFT hand and catch/throw reverse stick left.  SWITCH the stick to the RIGHT hand and catch/throw reverse stick with the right hand.  There should be NO cradling in this drill.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement
  2. Supporting the Ball
  3. Throwing accurately
  4. Catching in close quarters

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

Once players become comfortable with the motions of this drill, hold competitions between groups to see who can go the longest without dropping the ball.