Wall Ball Drills
PHASE 1, QUICK STICK/RAPID FIRE:
Line up around 3-5 yards from the wall. First, 50 right hand throw and catches without cradling. After completing 50 right hand throw and catches, do the same with your left. With “wall ball” anything you do right, you follow-up left. This stage is great because it allows you to work on quick sticks, hand eye coordination, and one timers. You will become better about getting rid of the ball in a timely fashion without even noticing it by practicing this stage.
PHASE 2, 12 YARD PASSING:
Line up 12 yards from the wall. Start with 30 right hand throws, which will come back to you on one bounce. When you retrieve the ball from the one bounce, cradle once, then follow-up with the next throw. When you have completed 30 right handed throws, follow-up with 30 left.
PHASE 3, THROWING & CATCHING ON THE RUN:
First line up 5-7 yards from the wall on the far left side of the wall. Begin this stage with the stick in right hand and while running alongside the wall (towards the other end), throw and catch the ball on the run. The important part is to throw the ball on the run and not always catching the ball stick side. Do you always get a pass stick side? No. Therefore, in your training you should throw the ball against the wall and catch it cross hand (or across your face). Run one length of the wall then run back to the other end throwing lefty. Keep repeating these steps.