Xcelerate Lacrosse Tip: Daily Routines

Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse National Program Director, Brian Lalley, discusses, daily routines:

What common trait do those at the top of their craft possess? Confidence and ability were the first two that came to my mind.  Great athletes put little thought to mistakes and know they possess the skill-set to perform at a very high level.

Part of ability you’re born with and the rest is developed.  It will take thousands of reps to improve one element of your lacrosse game.  Building daily routines to maximize repetitions and build your coordination and ability in a number of skills is critical to becoming a top-level player.

Any exercise to build hand-eye coordination is valuable to improving stick work. Juggling is something you do on the couch while relaxing or walking around the house.

Jump Rope
Most coaches will tell you the most important things to improve as a lacrosse player are stick-work and footwork.  Jump rope gives you a lot of repetitions of quickly firing off the balls of your feet.

Foot Ladders
Like jump-rope, foot ladder drills really work on foot speed and balance.  There are many different drills that focus on various elements of running, turning hips, driving knees, etc.

Wrist Rollers
Wrist strength and explosiveness is important to every position in lacrosse.  For example, a shooter with good wrist strength and explosiveness can appear as though he is shooting high and use the strength in his wrists to snap it low.

Xcelerate Nike Lacorsse Camps
Our coaching staff is passionate about the sport of lacrosse and it shows in the way we teach the game. Gain valuable experience and increase your skill level at a Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camp in Kentucky. We have a boys camp and a girls camp this summer at Northern Kentucky University, seven miles from Cincinnati, OH.

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