Simultaneously, push or drive your top hand forward, with the head of the stick toward the target (figure 2.6b). The weight transfer or torso twist should occur simultaneously as your hands push-pull and follow through toward their target. Release the ball after pulling with your bottom hand, pushing with your top hand, and driving the head of your stick toward the target.
Concept drills use small-sided game setups to simulate various situational aspects of a full game. If players are just beginning lacrosse, concept drills introduce more complex elements of the game and will help increase their comfort levels before they are faced with a full-field game situation. Picks can be a difficult concept for players to grasp, and this drill helps players practice in a small-sided setting.
A player pops the ball to herself and catches the ball by balancing it on the sidewall of the head of the stick. To test out the best place to catch the ball on the sidewall, the player should use her hand to place the ball on the side of the stick and try to balance the ball. In this variation, after you have caught the ball on the sidewall, roll the ball down the shaft and catch the ball at the base of the shaft with your thumb.
Bowlers must understand the principles governing a sound bowling action. However, Fleming noted that, in recent times, Victorian fast bowler Shane Harwood and emerging Indian pace bowler Ishant Sharma achieve reverse swing with the seam upright. In all swing bowling, bowlers must shine the ball appropriately to facilitate variation in smoothness on either side of the ball.