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Cradling with the stick up

Postby DanSawyer Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:20 pm

I've been watching th NCAA games recently, and when they're in the circle around the goal, passing the ball around, the players seem to catch it and bring the stick back then they look for the pass with the stick back over their shoulders ready to pass.

As they do this they seem to do an odd cradle. It looks like they're not using the wrist so much as moving the whole stick round in circles. Am I mis-seeing this or if not how do they do it - when I try the ball falls out. It's not in any coaching manual or section I've seen.
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practice

Postby paulvilax14 Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:35 pm

its all in the wrists
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Postby dyeingforyou Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:03 pm

This type for cradling is sometimes referred to as "Bottom Hand Cradling". It's when the bottom hand controls the cradle, as opposed to the most commonly used "Top" Hand Cradle. Bottom hand cradling is hard to teach and takes some time. When mastered, it's a great way to be in full stride and have your stick in a shooting position.
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Postby james_512 Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:45 am

anyone got any tips of how to improve this cradle, because every time i do it the ball ends up out of my stick and on the floor
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Postby Mr.Stanford Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:48 pm

practice, maybe infront of a mirror so you can work out what going wrong your self
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Postby james_512 Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:32 pm

knowing my luck ill smash the mirror lol..

i will try that. practicing in front of a mirror is always helpful cheers
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Postby DanSawyer Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:38 pm

Make sure you practise in gloves. I had it down quite nicely in front of the mirror, then put gloves on and it was all over the place.
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Postby Wezalmighty Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:23 pm

I find it helps if you get the fakes down first.

Its the same motion as a fake but with much less shoulder movement. I'll show you when we hit the field again.
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Postby DanSawyer Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:02 pm

Ah, cunning. I'll give it a go - wife brought me my stick for our week away. Trained already...

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Postby Bubblegoose Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:34 pm

To be honest I would leave the fake well out of it until you have mastered the art of the cradle.

Throwing the fake in too soon can take away improvements on the area you should be concentrating on, believe me I know!

I fake too much as a result. Works though! :wink:
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