How to Split Dodge in Women's Lacrosse

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

Hi, I’m Katie Chrest Erbe. I’m an assistant Lacrosse Coach at Columbia University and I’m here with Liz Kittleman Jackson Head Coach at Columbia University. And today we’re going to talk about a split dodge.

A split dodge is where we’re literally going to split from one side of our defender to the other side, switching our hands in the middle of our dodge. So, what I would do to do a split dodge is I would come in to Liz and allow about a stick’s length of space before I do my dodge but I’m going to step hard with my dominant foot. Which means if my stick is in my right hand then I’m going to step hard with this right foot in order to get Liz to lean as she comes to play me this side, I’m going to switch my hands in front of me and go her around her to the left.

So, again, as we step hard with this seller, we call this a seller step, cause we really want to sell our dodge to Liz, I want to step hard so she really thinks I’m going in this direction. I’m going to quickly split her and go back to my left side. And that’s how would you do a split dodge.