Lacrosse Split Dodge - Instructions, Videos, etc.

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Lacrosse Split Dodge - Instructions, Videos, etc.

This page will teach you how to do a lacrosse split dodge. Split dodges allow you to protect the ball on the run without slowing down. In contrast, a roll dodge generally slows the momentum of the dodging player. In order to make a split dodge even more effective, lacrosse players should also work on improving their agility and footwork speed.

For more information on other dodges, please visit the main Lacrosse Dodges section.

Technique Instructions

  • As you run towards your opponent, you will shift your stick to the side opposite the opposing player while switching your hands. For example, if you are a righty, you will carry your stick on your right side. As you approach the defender, you will switch your hands (your right hand will move to the bottom of the stick) while protecting the stick with your body.
  • With a face dodge, you will do not switch your hands when you bring your stick to the opposite side of your body.
  • A split dodge gives you greater protection during the dodge because you can move it further away from the defender than in a face dodge. It is also easier to go into a left one-handed cradle. However, the stick is not longer in your dominant hand.

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