How to Play Lacrosse : Roll Dodge & Split Dodge in LacrosseDavid Frank August 26, 2019 52 Comments
This is Tamir Elterman on behalf of expertvilage.com.
In this clip we will be talking about dodging. Regardless of your position on the field its
important that everybody on the field knows the fundamentals to a good dodge. The roll
dodge beginning the roll. The purpose of the roll dodge is to gain attacking space directly
behind your defender. You want to move with speed toward the defender and begin with two
hands on the stick in order to remain a threat to pass or shoot. Stick position, you hold
the stick parallel to your body and draw the stick into the body with the head of the stick
next to your head. The lower part of the head of the stick should be in your shoulder area.
Your shoulder and upper arm create a protective pocket for the stick. Your elbows should be
up and perpendicular to your body to help keep the stick parallel. The stick should
not be pressed against your body. This is a violation and results in loss of position.
You want to keep the stick in front of your body. Your next step is across the path of
the defender which places the defender directly behind you and allows you better stick protection
and the most direct lines of the goal split dodge. You begin by attacking with two hands
on the stick and complete the dodge with the opposite hand on the stick. For example a
right-handed player ends with a stick in the left hand. The stick remains parallel to your
body and the head of the stick moves across your body from one box area to the opposite