Power Lacrosse Defensive Checks



How to Perform Good Defensive Checks in Lacrosse

Steps

  1. Poke.This is the most basic and most useful check. Simply hold the stick in a basic two-handed grip and use your bottom hand to push the stick through your top hand, like a pool cue. This check can annoy and hopefully disrupt your opponent without making you lose body position. If you use one check, use the poke.
  2. Lift.Just what it sounds like. Put your stick under theirbottom handand lift. This is a good check to interfere with passes and shots.
  3. Slap.Hit the attackman with the head of your stick, using a slashing motion.Be careful! This check is the most likely check to get you called for slashing, and it makes you lose body position.
  4. Wrap.When your attackman is cradling with his back to you, hold your stick in a two handed grip, and wrap the stick around him while using your bottom hand to throw the end of the stick under your arm.
  5. Overhead.Use the wrap, but throw it over their head, instead.Be carefulnot to hit their helmet, as a head check is a penalty and will make your defense man-down.
  6. Ding Dong.Start by faking the overhead check, then when your attackman tries to roll under you, bring your stick down backwards on their stick/forearms.
  7. Tick Tock.Constantly move your stick back and forth over your attackman's head, and when he brings his stick back for the cradle/pass/shot, bring your stick down as hard as you can.
  8. Kayak.Choke up on your stick and hack at your opponent's stick with the end of your shaft.
  9. Ice Pick.Choke up on your stick; then, keeping your stick perpendicular to the ground, bring it over the attackman's head and bring it down on their head.
  10. Jesus.Hold your stick at about the middle and, keeping your stick perpendicular to the ground, throw your arms out wide across your attackman's face, hitting their stick.
  11. Rusty Gate.Get your opponent in the V-hold, and when they try to roll off, turn and throw a one-handed backhand check.

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  • Remember, checks are just to annoy/push away your opponent. If they drive,hit them as hard as you can with your body and knock them on their back'.
  • Body checks are always more effective than stick checks.
  • These checks are meant for long poles, not middies (except LSM) and should not be used as a substitute for body positioning.
  • With the poke check, aim for the area under the attackman's arm and rotate your stick around to mess up their cradle. If you can't get a good shot at their stick,poke their ribs as hard as you can.
  • Do not get penalized. It's not worth putting your defense in man-down to get a take-away check.





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