Lacrosse Passing For Beginners

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Lacrosse Passing For Beginners

This page will show you how to do a basic lacrosse pass. This section is geared towards lacrosse beginners and is focused on hand positioning, etc. Once you have learned the basics, you can move to more advanced passing techniques such as Fake Passes and Behind The Back Passes.

For more instructions on passing techniques (i.e. behind the back passes), please visit the main Lacrosse Passing section.


  • When you catch in lacrosse, you top hand should be near the top of your lacrosse stick. When you pass, you need to bring your top hand down about 12 inches above your bottom hand.
  • Don't position your top hand at the middle/top of the stick and "push" the ball. This will result in less power being generated.
  • Don't throw a weak, looping "buddy pass". This slow pass gives extra time for opponents to intercept your pass or harass your receiving teammate. Your passes should be hard and straight.
  • For an accurate pass, you should use an overhand pass. Sidearm passes can be erratic.
  • Try to pass in front of a moving teammate. Passes behind a moving teammate are difficult to catch.

Instructional Videos for Basic Lacrosse Passes

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