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WALL-BALL

The Basics of Wall Ball:

One of the easiest and most tried true methods of getting better at lacrosse is playing wall ball. Although it may seem basic and simple, the wall can provide players of all ages and skill levels with beneficial results and difficult challenges. From beginners of the game to professional MLL players, wall ball has been a proven test of one's passing and catching ability, a cornerstone to the game of lacrosse. On this page you will find several basic wall ball techniques, as well as more advanced wall ball tests that will challenge you to become a better player.

Wall Ball Rules

Directions & Rules or Wall Ball Test
Must wear (Sentry helmet, gloves Sentry uniform/shorts)
All drills must be done in the order listed below
All required reps must be completed before moving on to the next drill
5 Ball max - If ball is dropped/lost - move on to next ball
If you drop the ball, that rep doesn't count - do not start over at 0
Players must stand 5 yard away from wall
Everyone has to use their personal stick per position
All overhand passing
 
Individual/ Team Prizes:
Wall Ball T-Shirt Prize: Must be filmed wearing (Sentry helmet, gloves Sentry uniform/shorts)
Team Pizza Party: Everyone on the team must passes the required Wall Ball time.
Top two times per grade will enter into the Sentry Wall Ball Hall of Fame
Player can win 1 prize per test / grade
 
Testing Information: 

Baseline Test:  September 30 (Done by parents) 

 

Wall-Ball Tutorials:

Basic rules of test

Upside Down Cradle

Catch and Switch

One Hand One Cradle

Back Hand (Defense/Goalies)

Advice for beginners 1

One Cradle

Catch and Roll

Cross hand Catch

Throw switch hands in air

Advice for beginners 2

Quick Sticks

Cross Hand/Canadian

Behind the Back

Wall Ball Top Times: 85 Repetitions: (Attack/Middie) and (Defense/goalies)

Attack and Middie: (5th Grade Time: 2:06)

Defensive wall-ball video: (6th Grade Time: 2:12)

3rd Grade Wall Ball Test:

3rd Grade Test ***Must be done in the order below*** Repetitions Notes
Upside Down Cradle (Strong hand) 10  
Upside Down Cradle (Off hand) 10  
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand) 10  
One Cradle Passing (Off hand) 10  
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands) 5 Switch hands every time you catch the ball
Catch and Roll (Alternate hands) 5  
Cross hand catch (Strong hand) 5  
Required Time & Prizes Times Notes
Required time (5 ball max) 1:59  
Win a t-shirt (5 ball max) 1:20  

2nd Grade Wallball Test:

2nd Grade Test ***Must be done in the order below*** Repetitions Notes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand) 15  
One Cradle Passing (Off hand) 5  
Required Time & Prizes Times Notes
Required time (5 ball max) 1:10  
Win a t-shirt (5 ball max) 45  

4th Grade Wallball Test

4th Grade Test ***Must be done in the order below*** Repetitions Notes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand) 10  
One Cradle Passing (Off hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Strong hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Off hand) 10  
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands) 10 Switch hands every time you catch the ball
Throw and Switch hands in the air 10  
Cross hand catch (Strong hand) 5  
Cross hand catch (Off hand) 5  
Behind the back (Strong hand only) 5  
Required Time & Prizes Attack / Midfield Times Defense / Goalie times
Required time (5 ball max) 2:40 2:45
Win a t-shirt (5 ball max) 2:00 2:05

5th Grade Wallball Test

5th Grade Test ***Must be done in the order below*** Repetitions Notes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand) 10  
One Cradle Passing (Off hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Strong hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Off hand) 10  
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands) 10 Switch hands everytime you catch the ball
Throw and Switch hands in the air 10 Flip the hips/change hands, catch opposite
One hand & One Cradle (Strong hand) **Defense/Goalies Do Backhand (strong hand) 5 **Defense/Goalies Do Backhand
One hand & One Cradle (Off hand) . **Defense/Goalies Do Backhands (weak hand) 5 **Defense/Goalies Do Backhand
Cross hand catch (Strong hand) 5  
Cross hand catch (Off hand) 5  
Behind the back (Strong hand only) 5  
Required Time & Prizes Attack / Midfield Times Defense / Goalie times
Required time (5 ball max) 2:40 2:45
Win a t-shirt (5 ball max) 2:10 2:15

6th Grade Wallball Test:

     
6th Grade Test ***Must be done in the order below*** Repetitions Notes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand) 10  
One Cradle Passing (Off hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Strong hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Off hand) 10  
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands) 10 Switch hands everytime you catch the ball
Throw and Switch hands in the air 10 Flip the hips/change hands, catch opposite
One hand & One Cradle (Strong hand) *Defense/Goalies Do Backhand Passes 5 *Defense/Goalies Do Backhand Passes
One hand & One Cradle (Off hand) *Defense/Goalies Do Backhand Passes 5 *Defense/Goalies Do Backhand Passes
Cross hand catch (Strong hand) 5  
Cross hand catch (Off hand) 5  
Behind the back (Strong hand only) 5  
Required Time & Prizes Attack / Midfield Times Defense / Goalie times
Required time (5 ball max) 2:30 2:35
Win a t-shirt (5 ball max) 2:00 2:05

7th Grade Wallball Test:

7th Grade Test ***Must be done in the order below*** Repetitions Notes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand) 10  
One Cradle Passing (Off hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Strong hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Off hand) 10  
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands) 10 Switch hands everytime you catch the ball
Throw and Switch hands in the air 10 Flip the hips/change hands, catch opposite
One hand & One Cradle (Strong hand) 5 *D and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake, Switch
One hand & One Cradle (Off hand) 5 *D and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake, Switch
Cross hand catch (Strong hand) 5  
Cross hand catch (Off hand) 5  
Behind the back (Strong hand only) 5  
Required Time & Prizes Attack / Midfield Times Defense / Goalie times
Required time (5 ball max) 2:20 2:25
Win a t-shirt (5 ball max) 2:00 2:05

8th Grade Wallball Test

8th Grade Test ***Must be done in the order below*** Repetitions Notes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand) 10  
One Cradle Passing (Off hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Strong hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Off hand) 10  
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands) 10 Switch hands everytime you catch the ball
Throw and Switch hands in the air 10 Flip the hips/change hands, catch opposite
One hand & One Cradle (Strong hand) 5 *D and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake, Switch
One hand & One Cradle (Off hand) 5 *D and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake, Switch
Cross hand catch (Strong hand) 5  
Cross hand catch (Off hand) 5  
Behind the back (Strong hand only) 5  
Required Time & Prizes Attack / Midfield Times Defense / Goalie times
Required time (5 ball max) 2:15 2:20
Win a t-shirt (5 ball max) 2:00 2:05

9th Grade Wallball Test

9th Grade Test ***Must be done in the order below*** Repetitions Notes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand) 10  
One Cradle Passing (Off hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Strong hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Off hand) 10  
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands) 10 Switch hands every time you catch the ball
Throw and Switch hands in the air 10 Flip the hips/change hands, catch opposite
One hand & One Cradle (Strong hand) 5 *D and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake, Switch
One hand & One Cradle (Off hand) 5 *D and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake, Switch
Cross hand catch (Strong hand) 5  
Cross hand catch (Off hand) 5  
Behind the back (Strong hand only) 5  
Required Time & Prizes Attack / Midfield Times Defense / Goalie times
Required time (5 ball max) 2:15 2:20
Win a t-shirt (5 ball max) 2:00 2:05

10th Grade Wallball Test

10th Grade Test ***Must be done in the order below*** Repetitions Notes
One Cradle Passing (Strong hand) 10  
One Cradle Passing (Off hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Strong hand) 10  
Quick Stick (Off hand) 10  
Catch and Switch (Alternate hands) 10 Switch hands every time you catch the ball
Throw and Switch hands in the air 10 Flip the hips/change hands, catch opposite
One hand & One Cradle (Strong hand) 5 *D and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake, Switch
One hand & One Cradle (Off hand) 5 *D and Goalies - Catch, Throw Fake, Switch
Cross hand catch (Strong hand) 5  
Cross hand catch (Off hand) 5  
Behind the back (Strong hand only) 5  
Required Time & Prizes Attack / Midfield Times Defense / Goalie times
Required time (5 ball max) 2:05 2:10
Win a t-shirt (5 ball max) 2:00 2:05