How to Dodge in Women's Lacrosse

Learn how to dodge from coaches at Gameday Lacrosse in this Howcast video.

Liz Kittleman Jackson Katie Chrest Erbe Columbia University Kaitlyn Jackson

Hey guys, my name is Katie Chrest erbe. I’m an Assistant Coach at Columbia University. And this is Liz Kittleman Jackson, Head Coach at Columbia University. Today I want to talk to you about how to dodge. As a dodger, we want to be very efficient.

Meaning we want to take up the least amount of space, and we want to get from Point A and Point B in the most direct way and take the least amount of time to get there. What we don’t want to do is turn our shoulder and just try to outrun our defender. What we really want to do is when we receive the ball, we want to square our hips to our defender, we want to go hard at our defender to maybe put her on her heels and then the big thing is that, as an attacker, I never want to plan my dodge. What I want to do is I want to come hard at this defender, I want to make one hard move.

I want to see how my defender reacts, and then I’m going to take the opposite of what she does. So, if I come in, and I use my stick and my feet, I shift my weight, Liz bites on this, then I’m going to pull my stick back, I want to get around her as close as possible and put her on my heels. So, these are some of the big components that make someone a successful dodger.