Lacrosse Drill Demonstration
For the pick up, put the same foot next to the ball than the arm that's holding the top of the stick. So if your left arm is at the top of the stick, put your left foot forward and vica versa.
Bend down and put the stick really close to the ground; the phrase here being that you are getting "dirty knuckles".
Scoop the ball up and bring it straight into a cradle.