In terms of sports, it is very important to understand the basic tips when first starting out. Here are the ten most useful tips for lacrosse beginners, which together help to outline some of the essential skills of Canada’s national summer sport.
Catch the ball as if you are trying to catch an egg
When catching the ball in the lacrosse stick head, you should let the stick give as it receives the pass. This means that you need to drop the head back with the ball in order to prevent the ball from popping out. This method is similar to the manner to how you would have your hands to give with the direction of the throwing in order to prevent a thrown egg breaking.
Always face the passer once receiving a pass
Ensure that you are always aware of the position of the ball by facing the passer. By that way, you can have a better view of the path that the ball is taking when it heads toward your stick. Remember to get into the habit of turning to face the direction where the ball is coming from when it is passed to you.
Practice cradling the ball
Cradling the lacrosse ball means keeping it in the pocket of your stick. Practice cradling until you don’t have to look at the ball to know that it is there. This helps your eyes to be free up to scan the field so that you can easily look for the chance to pass or shoot the ball.
Don’t directly face the receiver when passing
In lacrosse, when passing the ball, try not to directly face the receiver but slightly turn sideways because you need to keep your body between a defender who will be trying to get the ball from you while you are passing. Before sending a pass, make eye contact with your receiving team-mate.