Catching a lacrosse ball is a skill that should be developed at a young age in order to be a great lacrosse player. In this intensive lacrosse training course, Washington Bayhawks' Matt Ward explains his philosophy on the sport and demonstrates his methods for coaching young lacrosse players with a focus on developing the proper skills necessary to achieve success down the line.
Topics covered include:
Moves and dodges
Ground Ball Skills
Moves & Dodges
Three-time All-American lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, player for Washington Bayhawks
Matt Ward, a three-time All-American at the University of Virginia, was Major League Lacrosse's Rookie of the Year with the Baltimore (now Washington) Bayhawks in 2006. At Virginia, Ward led the Cavaliers to the 2003 and 2006 NCAA men's lacrosse championships. As a senior, he won the Tewaaraton Trophy, an award given to the top American college lacrosse player. During high school, Ward played at national powerhouse Landon School in suburban Washington, D.C. Ward led the Landon Bears to two straight national championships (the No. 1 rankings in the country by Inside Lacrosse and LaxPower) in 2001 and 2002, and was named Washington Post All-Metro Player of the Year in both years, making him the first player to accomplish the feat.
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