Hi, my name's Liz Kittleman Jackson. I'm the head coach at Columbia University. I'm joined by Katie Cress Irvey, who's an assistant coach at Columbia with me, and Caitlyn Jackson with Game Day Lacrosse.
Today we're gonna talk about some drills to help with your catching. One of the best ways is to grab a team mate, come out and do some partner passing. You want to be able to play lacrosse with both hands, so make sure that you're practicing with both. You'll see that Katie and Caitlyn are throwing with their left hand, switching to their right hand. One other good drill is to throw it with your right, catch it with your left.
Catch it with your left and throw it with your right. You do want to be able to catch a ball that's coming from a long distance so be sure that you're not always standing in the same place, but that you spread out and you put some longer balls to your teammate so that she can work on a longer distance catch. Be sure that you mix up the distances that you're passing so that your teammates can work on being able to catch at a short distance or at a long distance.