Hi, my name is Katie Chress Herbie, and I am the assistant coach at Columbia University and I am joined by the Head Coach at Columbia University Liz Kittleman Jackson and Caitlyn Jackson of Gameday Lacrosse.
Today we are going to talk about how to throw a pass. Okay, Im going to go over some main components and throwing a lacrosse ball is much like a baseball. So, if Liz is going to throw this ball like a baseball she would have a ninety degree angle with the arm that she is throwing with. She would turn her side to the target where she is throwing. She would step with her opposite foot, turn her hips, her shoulders, and then follow through with the baseball. Okay, throwing a lacrosse ball is actually very similar. So if Katelyn, with a lacrosse stick has the ball in her stick, she is going to bring her body side onto her target, this back elbow is going to be at about ninety degrees. This hand is what is different with a lacrosse stick. So she is going to bring her bottom hand down and across her body as she steps with her opposite foot, turns her hips, turns her shoulders, and as she throws she is going to follow through.
So go ahead and throw it and bring this bottom hand across her body. One of the biggest things is using your top wrist as well to snap the ball. So there is going to be two actions on your stick.
First your gonna have a pull with your bottom hand, a push and a snap with your top hand.
So those are some of the main components of throwing a lacrosse ball.