• WALL BALL is the best way to improve your game not only in terms of stick skill accuracy, but also speed, foot work, coordination, and mental focus.  Make sure to do some stationary work, some moving work, and of course BOTH hands always!

     
     
    Basics:

    Facing wall both regular passing height and arms fully extended passing height

    Right to Right

    Left to Left

    Right to Left

    Left to Right

    Righty Reverse just catch and catch and throw

    Lefty Reverse just catch and catch and throw

    1 handed Right

    1 handed Left

    1 handed Right Reverse

    1 handed Left Reverse


    Bouncers:  Overcoming backspin of ball

    Two throw options: 1. Throw ground to wall bounce

             2. Throw wall to ground bounce

    Right 2 handed

    Left 2 handed

    Right Reverse 1 handed and 2 handed

    Left Reverse 1 handed and 2 handed

    Catch high bounce 1 hand extended Right

    Catch high bounce 1 hand extended Left


    Ground Balls:

    Throw ball against wall only about a couple inches from the ground (bend down low side arm throw); let ball come back as skimming ground ball or weird bounce

    Catch up close right away

    Let ball come back several yards and run on to it

    Release and Catch both Right and Left

    Catch Right, Left, Right Reverse, Left Reverse, 1 handed, 2 handed



    Sideways Stance: Feet parallel to wall (One foot slightly in front of the other)

    Right to Right (wall is to your left) – hit wall at stick level

    Left to Left (wall is to your right)- hit wall at stick level

    Right to Right (wall is to your left) – hit wall higher and catch with stick higher

    Left to left (wall is to your right) – hit wall higher and catch with stick higher

    Repeat last 2 but throw even higher and jump up to get ball- feet leave ground

    Throw ground to wall bouncer to left and run on catching Left: 2 handed, 1

    handed, and left reverse

    Throw ground to wall bouncer to right and run on catching Right: 2 handed, 1

    handed, and right reverse  


    Wall Ball Tips:


    • Do any and all of the listed sequences as quick sticks, or one cradle and releases

    • Pick the same spot on the wall and try to hit that same spot as many times in a row as you can

    • Time yourself to see how long or count the number of times you can throw a wall ball skill set without dropping the ball

    • Adjust distance of your body to the wall throughout workout

    • Adjust the way you are facing when releasing and catching the ball

    • Keep stick tucked, protected- imagine that check is coming from all different angles

    • In-between wall ball catches, add in some ground balls with one and two hands, practicing coming up and finding the wall again for another throw to practice eye to target coordination

    • Don’t always stay stationary- make sure to get your feet moving!  Run onto the ball, change direction with your feet, even throw in some stutter steps when approaching the wall returned ball



    Remember! SPEED! ACCURACY!

    Playing Wall Ball WILL make your stick skills improve exponentially!!  Go get it!!