List of Lacrosse Dodges
This page provides instructions for wide variety of lacrosse dodges such as a split dodge, face dodge and even the question mark dodge. You will find free videos and instructions for basic lacrosse dodges as well as more advanced dodges (i.e. the toe drag dodge).
These lacrosse dodges help players to get open for a shot, to make a feed to a teammate or to receive a pass. Fast middies should be good at dodges such as the split dodge and face dodge. A large strong offensive players should practice lacrosse dodges such as the bull dodge and inside roll. Quick & agile attackmen should work on change of direction dodges and Z dodges. Even lacrosse defenders should practice their dodging skills in order to enhance their clearing skills and to avoid an opponent’s rides.
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Basic Lacrosse Dodges – Click on the individual dodges for video and/or written instructions.
- Bull Dodge – The bull dodge is a useful technique if you are bigger and stronger than your opponent. This dodge basically involves powering through or running over your opponent.
- Face Dodge – A face dodge allows you to protect the ball on the run without slowing down.
- Roll Dodge – With a roll dodge, you spin while on the move in order to protect the ball with your back.
- Split Dodge – With a split dodge, you switch hands on the run in order to protect the ball.
Intermediate & Advanced Lacrosse Dodges – Click on the individual dodges for video and/or written instructions.
- Bump & Run Dodge – This lacrosse dodge is used is when the player is on the move.
- Change of Direction Dodge – This is a key lacrosse dodge to learn if you are a fast & agile attackman or middie. Very useful when dodging from X or wings and trying to get open.
- Exclamation Point Dodge – Useful dodge when a player is trying to score from X.
- Hitch Dodge
- Inside Roll Dodge
- Question Mark Dodge – This lacrosse dodge is often used by attackmen.
- Rocker Dodge
- Swim Dodge – In this lacrosse dodge, your stick “swims” over a defender’s stick.
- Toe Drag Dodge – The toe drag dodge in lacrosse brings a stick low to the ground and under a defender’s stick.
- Z Dodge
Instructional Video for Basic Lacrosse Dodges