Think you don’t have any bad habits in your lacrosse game? Think again. #BoathouseAmbassador Jake Scott has compiled a list of the top ten bad habits he sees most frequently in youth players. Eliminate them and improve your game. Continue them and waste precious time and energy on the lacrosse field. From spinning your stick and snatching, to shooting high and standing still, here are the top ten S’s that youth lacrosse players should cut from their game.
The "Find Your Wall" Lacrosse Challenge is a collaboration between Project Soft Hands Lacrosse and Boathouse that encourages young lacrosse players to find "their" wall and practice wallball. The more time you play wallball, the better the lacrosse player you’ll become – which is what makes this activity a core fundamental to improving lacrosse skills of all levels.
One day when I was throwing against the wall, the concept of Project Soft Hands suddenly emerged. I created a video of myself playing wallball--throwing creative passes and making difficult catches. I showed the video to my friends and teammates. I posted it to social media. I began making more videos, and got my friends and teammates involved. I called the movement “Project Soft Hands.”
Beyond just wallball and lacrosse, there are several endeavors in life that advise you to keep “soft hands.” The term is mostly used in athletics. An athlete with particularly smooth, quick, or dexterous hands is said to possess soft hands. Swift hand-eye coordination – demonstrated by throwing, shooting, hitting, or (especially) catching – allows an athlete to stun fellow players and audiences.