Founded in 2002 Wakefield Youth Lacrosse Association (WYLA) was created to provide the children of Wakefield and its surrounding communities an opportunity to learn and participate in the sport of Lacrosse. The association strives to offer a program that

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The Wall Ball Challenge has been developed by several towns and clubs in order to help improved players skills. Laxachussetts is famous for their challenge. Our challenge is based on the combination of all these challanges.

In order to become a better lacrosse player, all athletes need to practice throwing and catching skills. Practice makes perfect or as Laxachussets says "Perfect Pratice Makes Perfect"

Below are the challenges by grade. The ball cannot be dropped

Instructional video - From 1223 Lacrosse - Try all the drills beyond the challenge below.

Wall Ball:

Grades 1/2 - 8-10 feet from the wall - 2 mins or less

  • 20 - Strong Hand throw and catch
  • 20 - Weak Hand throw and catch

Grades 3/4 - 8-10 feet from wall - 3 mins or less

  • 25 - Strong Hand throw and catch
  • 25 - Weak Hand throw and catch
  • 25 - Exchange (Throw righty catch lefty or throw lefty catch right)

Grades 5/6 - 10-12 feet from wall  - 5 mins or less

  • 35 - Strong Hand throw and catch
  • 35 - Weak Hand throw and catch
  • 35 - Exchange (Throw righty catch lefty or throw lefty catch right)
  • 20 - Strong Hand throw and catch - 1 handed
  • 20 - Weak Hand throw and catch - 1 handed

Grades 7/8 12-15 feet from the wall - 5 mins or less

  • 40- Strong Hand throw and catch
  • 40 - Weak Hand throw and catch
  • 40 - Exchange (Throw righty catch lefty or throw lefty catch right)
  • 30 - Strong Hand throw and catch - 1 handed
  • 30- Weak Hand throw and catch - 1 handed

Rules

  • Boys - Gloves must be worn
  • Girls - Gloves not required
  • Make sure throwing and catch technique is per the instructional video. Hands up.
  • Do not let the ball hit the ground - you must start over if the ball hits the ground.
  • Please be sure all exercises have the required reps and proper technique before sending in for review.
  • Videos can not be edited and must be one continuous shot.
  • All videos shall be taken from the side, not behind the player. 
  • Once passed, videos need to be emailed to   for review and final judgement (Keep videos under 3mb)
  • Good luck and have fun

Wall Ball Completion Prize:

  • Warrior Shooter Shirt - if challenge is deemed passed, you will be contacted for t-shirt size.