Throwing and catching
You will become a better player if you can throw and catch ball with both hands and quickly swap hands. This versatility is a great skill to acquire since it helps to prevent the opposition from being able to read your play.
Keep it simple
Play short and sharp passes to keep your game simple. Attempting to go for a glory pass the ball through the length of the pitch will only end up being intercepted as it has a long distance to travel. Therefore, if you scoop up a loose ball, pass it straight away since there will usually be a defender who is near you waiting to pounce.
Go to the ball
Don’t just stand there waiting for the ball to come to you if you want one of your teammates to pass it to you. Try to create some space and make sure you run towards it when the ball has been passed in your direction in order to prevent it from being intercepted by an opponent.
Good communication is a major factor in any strong team. Keep communicating with each other, telling each other who should take up what position, who to mark, making clear calls for the ball if you are available. Don’t be shy since a silent player is not an asset to a team.
Four basic shots
The only difference of shooting compared to delivering a pass is that your shooting target is stationary and protected by a goalie. In lacrosse, you should well practice four basics shots, which includes the underhand long shot, the overhand long shot, the backhand shot, and the sidearm long shot. Moreover, practice faking shots so that you appear as if you’re going to shoot in one direction but later go the other way.
If you want to get a taste of lacrosse but not have to be thrown into a full game, you should try Mini-lacrosse or Soft lacrosse – an inexpensive modified version of the sport and uses mostly the same skills as the main version without the stick checking and body contact.