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Training in the pandemic: QuickSTX helps you practice stick skills; GBs, cradling, passing, shooting, dodging, catching

Saturday, 10th April 2021

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's, High School, Youth  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/10/21
From Press Release

QuickSTX, by Twig Sports, is the only lacrosse training device with a fully retractable ball attached to the lacrosse head, allowing players to play wall ball without the wall wherever they go.

QuickSTX lets you not only cradle the ball, but also throw and catch the ball repeatedly using quick motion to enhance your dexterity, speed, and control. You no longer need a partner or lacrosse wall – QuickSTX lets you practice outdoors, indoors, warm up before games, in the off-season and more.

Using proprietary technology not found anywhere else, QuickSTX gives you different levels of technique and difficulty for short poles, long poles, and goalies. QuickSTX is perfect for goalies, defenders, mid-fielders, and attackers.

QuickSTX can be attached to the lacrosse head using just the ball or with an additional length of cord that allows multiple different techniques to be used.

Practice all your basic and advanced skills – scooping, cradling, passing, shooting, dodging and catching.

The price is only $29.99 – click here to order

Here are some drills that closely replicate drills one would do with a rebounder. The good news is you can now do these drills with QuickSTX wherever you are – on vacation, in your hotel room, on the field before games, and more. Just twenty minutes a day could improve your game.

1. Basic Throw Drill – Throw and catch the ball 50 times on the right and 50 times on the left. Don’t cradle the ball. Visualize a spot in front of you where you are throwing and focus on catching the ball in the “box” around your head.

2. Single Handed Throw Drill – Hold the lacrosse stick in the middle of the handle. Throw and catch the ball 50 times with the right hand and 50 times with the left hand. Don’t cradle the ball. Make sure you snap your wrist.

3. Throw/Cradle Drill – Throw and catch the ball 50 times on the right and 50 times on the left. Catch and cradle the ball close to your ear and focus on catching the ball in the “box” around your head. Cradle but do not spin your stick.

4. Single Handed Throw/Cradle Drill – Throw and catch the ball 50 times with each hand with a brief cradle on each catch.

5. Dodge Drill – Throw and catch the ball 50 times on the right and 50 times on the left. In between each catch, imitate a dodge/deke without changing hands and then throw the ball.

6. Split Drill – Throw the ball on the right and catch on the right. Perform a split dodge switching the stick to the left with a hand change and then throw and catch the ball on the left. Repeat 50 times on each side.

7. Advanced Split Drill – Throw the ball on the right and catch on the left. Repeat 50 times on each side.

8. Behind the Back Drill – Throw the ball from behind your back and catch. Repeat 50 times on the right and 50 times on the left.

9. Basic Cradle – Cradle the ball on the left and right side 50 times each to focus on ball control and wrist movement.

10. One Hand Cradle – Cradle the ball on the left and right side with one hand on the shaft 50 times each to focus on ball control and wrist movement

How to Attach QuickSTX

QuickSTX may be attached to the head of the lacrosse stick at the scoop, on the mesh near the shooting string or in the pocket, based on your preference.

There are three different options for attaching QuickSTX to the head of the lacrosse stick. Each option allows you to practice different skills.

Without elasticized cord: attach the lacrosse ball directly to the head of the lacrosse stick. This set up is for improving your close in speed and agility, as well as shooting skills.
With the elasticized cord: attach the cord to the lacrosse ball and then attach the cord to the head of the lacrosse stock. This set up is for practicing different throwing and catching techniques, as well as cradling and shooting skills.

How to Use QuickSTX

  1. Start off in an athletic stance
  2. Cock back arm as if you were about to throw the ball
  3. Throw the ball with force like a regular pass (don’t worry, you can throw it pretty hard)
  4. After ball is at full extension quickly catch in the same position you started from
  5. Repeat over and over again and get better and better! *** The lacrosse ball comes with an embedded retracting device and two different cords that allow you to use the ball in a ton of different ways. The product does not include lacrosse stick or the basket/head. ***

Twig Sports’ Vision

At Twig Sports, we are focused on helping athletes achieve their performance goals. We believe we can help enhance your athletic capabilities by offering a variety of effective and unique training equipment and devices. Our experienced team is focused on skill development and offering great products that help you train to grow your game.

Our premier flagship athletic training products include the Twig Handle and QuickSTX. Browse our store for these great products and more!


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