Cradling is the lacrosse equivalent of dribbling in basketball. You usually cradle when you run with the ball so that an opponent cant knock the ball out of your stick. Cradling is basically using a curling motion with your wrist to swing the ball back and forth while you run.Cradling is best learned in front of a mirror. Place the ball in the pocket of your head, so that the ball sits in the mesh, holding your dominant hand a few inches below the head. Hold the stick across your body comfortably.Begin with the head facing the mirror so you can see the ball. Now bring the head across your face while curling your dominant wrist in towards your body. When your dominant wrist is curled as far as it can go inward, start bringing your wrist back out and your arm back down to its starting position. If you managed to keep the ball in the pocket while you completed that movement, you successfully cradled. Keep practicing until you get the hang of it. If you need help (dont worry, its hard) try watching some videos of people playing lacrosse.