The most important fundamental skill in lacrosse is catching and throwing. Without the ability to catch and throw the ball with accuracy, both individually and collectively as a team, success on the field will be unattainable. Luckily, throwing and catching is easy to work on outside of practice. All a player needs is a wall (or a bounce-back) and the time he makes for himself to improve. (You can also substitute a tennis ball, if needed, depending on the wall you use.)
Aspiring Top Dogs can earn their T-shirts by completing the Top Dog test for their respective age group. To pass the test a player must spend a fair amount of time on the Wall Ball drills recommended for his age group. Every player in the Pope Junior Greyhound Youth Lacrosse Boys Program is capable of earning the Top Dog T-shirt; however, it will require hard work and dedication. Please encourage your player to put in the time working on the wall. He will not only earn the Top Dog T-shirt, but will also become a better, more confident lacrosse player.
YOUR CHILD WILL GET RESULTS IF HE PUTS IN THE TIME.
You will see exponential improvement in your child's game if he is determined and is dedicated to wall ball.
You ARE NEVER too old or too good for Wall Ball.
Review the Fundamentals page to ensure you're using the proper technique
Watch the Video How-To's
Look at the Drill & Test page for the program specific to your age group (U9, U11, U13, U15)
GRAB YOUR HELMET, GLOVES, BALL AND HIT A WALL!
Pope Junior Greyhound Lacrosse is a volunteer run youth lacrosse program,
dedicated to teaching and promoting the game of lacrosse to players of all
skill levels. We pride ourselves in providing a safe environment for our
players, coaches, and parents.
Our positive instruction is focused on learning lacrosse fundamentals
through active participation, fair play, and friendly competition. We promote
the values of good sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect for all players,
coaches, officials, competitors, and parents.
Pope Junior Greyhound Lacrosse is a member of the Positive Coaching
Alliance where winning is important, but teaching life lessons is more