Lacrosse Overhand Shooting

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Lacrosse Overhand Shooting

The lacrosse overhand shot is the most basic… and usually the most accurate lacrosse shooting technique used in lacrosse. It is the first shooting technique taught to lacrosse beginners. If you miss your target with an overhand shot, it is still likely to go into the net (especially if it gets a good bounce front of the cage). In contrast, a lacrosse sidearm shot is harder to control and more likely to miss the cage if you are not extremely accurate.

With lacrosse overhand shooting, the stick travels almost vertically from high to low. It will travel from a position high over your shoulder and end near your opposite side foot. In order to generate power for this shot, lacrosse players need to use their wrists, arms, shoulders, core muscles and legs.

For additional shooting instructions & techniques, please visit the wiki's section on Lacrosse Shooting.

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