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How to Play Defense in Lacrosse

Learn how to play defense from the pros at Game Breaker Lacrosse Camps in this Howcast video.


"Hi, I'm Taylor Nissi, Director of Operations for Game Breaker Lacrosse. I'm here today with Nick Schmidt who's one of our great regional directors. Please visit our website when playing defense in the grass the two most important aspects are your footwork and your communication. A few key terms for lacrosse are ball that means you are the person actively covering the ball as well as help. And that's the first guy responsible for helping if the person on ball gets the beep. First position all we want to do is we wanna have our stick in out in front of us so we can utilize its length to play proper defense as refrain our guy. what would do is we can need a poke, lift or slap. Nick here's gonna help me demonstrate a proper approach along with those three checks. As I approach nick I want to come in under control with my feet under knee. Now I want to run out because it makes easier for him to run right pass nick. So as I approached out chopped my feet and breakdown to good athletic position. Another thing we do is as we close the distance after a poke check trying dislodge the ball the next check will be a slap check if nicks getting in closer just slap on his stick and the last check is the lift check if the nick gets in too close to me the other thing I want to do it I can push him out on his hips and maintain this cushion to make sure I am in a proper position play good be fast and those are the basic fundamentals defense in the game of lacrosse.

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