The purpose of the South Windsor Boys Youth Lacrosse program is to provide opportunities for youth to demonstrate a progression in physical skills and knowledge of lacrosse in a fun and challenging setting. Furthermore, to promote excellence in the sport

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South Windsor Boys Lacrosse Wall Ball Challenge

Starting Apr 1!!


The South Windsor Boys Lacrosse organization is introducing a Wall Ball Challenge to encourage our players to train at home.  Below are the details for the SWBL Wall Ball Challenge and, as an incentive, this challenge does have a potential reward beyond improving your stick skills drastically = an engraved hickory middie/attack or defense shaft!  However, there is a limited amount, so focus and work hard!


Juniors and Seniors will have 9 challenges with specific reps (outlined below), which each need to be completed in 1 minute.  A player must be able to achieve all 9 challenges in the allotted time per challenge to pass and be rewarded.  All players should use their gloves during the Wall ball Challenge. It helps when they are playing in games to practice with gloves on as much as possible. 


Grades (5/6th) - Juniors

        -1 Handed Righty (20 reps) 

        -1 Handed Lefty (20 reps) 

                -Right to Right (38 reps) 

        -Left to Left (38 reps) 

        -Catch Left split throw Right / Catch Right split throw Lefty (30 reps) 

-Righty Canadian (25 reps)

-Lefty Canadian (25 reps)

        -Strong Hand Behind the Back Pass / Catch Strong hand (10 reps) 

        -Weak Hand Behind the Back Pass / Catch Weak hand (2 reps) 


Grades (7/8th) - Seniors

        -1 Handed Righty (34 reps) 

        -1 Handed Lefty (34 reps) 

        -Rt to Rt (45 reps)

        -Left to Lft (45 reps)

        -Catch Left split throw Right / Catch Right split throw Lefty (38 reps) 

Righty Canadian (38 reps)

-Lefty Canadian (38 reps)

        -Strong Hand Behind-the-Back Pass / Catch Strong Hand (18 reps) 

-Weak Hand Behind-the-Back Pass / Catch Weak Hand (10 reps)


Players are expected to train / practice on their own at home and practice should take 15 minutes per day. If a player practices 3-4 days a week for 30 or more days, they should be able to pass this challenge. (If they practice correctly).  *Long poles & goalies can use short poles for this challenge.


The test can be done on a bounce back or wall. (If a player does not have a bounce back at home, finding a wall at a school or somewhere close to home will work).


We will offer test timing sessions for players ahead of select practices.  Alternatively, when a player is at home and is able to complete each challenge in the time allotted, the player can also video himself completing each stick skill and the video needs to be emailed into us.  If the video approach is chosen, there can be no stoppage in the video and to pass you must complete all 9 challenges with the number of reps completed in the 1 minute challenge / per skill. Email or for official review.


The Wall Ball Challenge will run from opening day, April 1, 2019, through the day before the 2019 CVYL Championship weekend.



Here are some training tips to help you. 


First, this will be tough and players will NOT pass unless they put the time in. Players will be able to pass it if they work at it.


Train to get the most reps per exercise (do not stop after a minute when training). 


For example: You should try for 50 reps in each (un-timed) and your goal should be "no drops". Once you can get 50 in each hand without a drop, that is when you should start to time yourself, not before. 


Also, your wrists and arms will get tired when training. This is one of the goals of the training program. By practicing you will strengthen your arms, wrists and fingers which will help with your sticks skills and also increase shot speed. 


IMPORTANT- Do not choke up on your stick and quick stick.  This challenge requires you to have one hand at or around your butt end and the other hand 12-15 inches up the shaft. Remember you need to be at least four (4) strides from your throwback or wall for the challenge to count.


Good luck to everyone.  We look forward to rewarding those that put in the time working towards having the BEST STICK SKILLS in CT!!! 


Eligibility and Reward Limits


This challenge is open to incoming Junior and Senior boys lacrosse players.


Each Junior player, in his collective time as a Junior and Senior lacrosse player, is limited to a maximum of two shafts, one for completing the Junior level challenge and one for completing the Senior level challenge.


Juniors are eligible for completing both the Junior and Senior challenges ahead of actually becoming Senior players (yes, two shafts can be won in one year, but in separate tests). 


Incoming Seniors are only eligible for one shaft from the completion of the Senior level challenge.


It will run from April 1, 2019, through the day before the 2019 CVYL Championship weekend.

by posted 02/28/2019
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