Katie: Hi i'm Katie [inaudible 00:10] with Columbia University Lacrosse and this is Kaitlyn Jackson with Game Day Lacrosse. And we're here to talk about some stick tricks. So stick tricks aren't necessarily something that you would use in a game but they really are important to help you learn how to handle the ball and control ball in your stick. They can be a great tool that you use with your players, in order to um, help them get better with their stick handling skills. So the first one we're gonna talk about is the motorcycle. And the reason we call it the motorcycle is cause with our bottom hand we're kinda gonna pretend that we're revving our, our engine on our motorcycle. So as Jacks does this she's gonna rev her, rev the bottom of her stick.
And toss it over the, over her head. At the same time her top hand is gonna let go of her stick. The stick is gonna roll over the back of her hand. And then she's gonna catch it in front of her. Good. So that would be the motorcycle. The next one we're gonna do is the sidewalll catch. So Jackson's gonna throw the ball up and then she's gonna catch the ball on the bottom of her sidewall. So this trick alone can take a long time to master but it's pretty fun to be able to master this one. Then what she's gonna do is she's gonna push her stick head up. The ball's gonna roll down her shaft and she's gonna catch it with her thumb. Pretty impressive. Toss it back up. Catch it. There. Roll down the side of her stick.
Catch it with her thumb. So another one that you can do to work on your hand eye coordination is she's gonna toss the ball up. As the ball's in the air she's gonna flip her stick over, hit the stick with the bottom, the butt of her stick. And then catch the ball again. So this works on quick hands, and hand eye coordination. Another one similiar to this is if she goes one handed. She's gonna toss the ball up in front of her. Bump the ball up straight in the air and catch it again. So again these are just a few stick tricks that your, your players can implement. Or you could implement into your game, will ultimately help you with ball handling and enhance your stick work.