Lacrosse Cross Handed or Cross Body Catching

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Lacrosse Cross Handed or Cross Body Catching

Not every lacrosse pass is perfectly thrown. Beyond being able to switch hands for a catch, you should also catch by moving your stick across your body and catching the ball cross handed (i.e. holding a stick on your right side and moving its across your body to catch on the left side without switching your hands). The advantage of lacrosse cross handed catching is that you can catch a bad pass with your dominate hand and thus are in a better position to shoot or pass.

In close-in shooting for box lacrosse, players often catch cross handed and then shoot or pass cross handed. This makes for a quicker shot/pass as you are not moving your stick back to your dominant side. However, you need to practice this lacrosse shot/pass as it is more difficult than a traditional shot. Try doing some lacrosse cross handed wall ball drills (see the videos below).

For more catching tips, please visit the main Lacrosse Catching section.

Lacrosse Cross Body Catching

Lacrosse Cross Handed Passing & Catching

Cross Handed Wall Ball

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