Lacrosse – Shooting Drills

Lacrosse – Shooting Drills

Here are some of the basic lacrosse shooting drills that teams (and parents) can use to improve their player’s shooting skill. They work on shooting accuracy, power, etc. For more drills on other lacrosse skills (i.e. passing drills), please visit the main Lacrosse Drills section.

For more lacrosse shooting drills and tips, visit our main section on Lacrosse Shooting Techniques. It has information on basic & advanced lacrosse shooting techniques such as FakesShooting for PowerBehind the Back ShootingElevator Shotsetc.

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Examples of Lacrosse Shooting Drills

  • Players should run from the midfield line, dodge (past a defender – real or imaginary) and shoot on the goal. They should practice righty and lefty shots.
  • Players should run from the wings, dodge (past a defender – real or imaginary) and shoot on the goal. They should practice righty and lefty shots.
  • Players should run from the midfield line or wings, catch a pass (feed from parent/coach) and shoot. Players should practice shots from both sides – left and right.
  • More advanced version – Players should run from the midfield line or wings, catch a pass (feed from parent/coach) and shoot. Coach/parent should call out a target (i.e. upper right corner) as the player catches the pass. The player must then try to hit that target in the net. Players should practice righty and lefty shots.
  • Players should run, a scoop up ground ball and shoot.
  • Players should run from around back of goal (from X) and shoot. Players should practice shots from both sides – left and right. Make sure that they practice fakes when close to the goal.
  • From X, you can have players practice question mark dodgesinside rolls and rocker dodges and then getting off a shoot.
  • If you are missing a goalie, you can add targets (i.e. lax targets, cones or even half full water bottles) in the net in order to practice shooting accuracy.
  • Practice quick stick shots close to the goal.
  • Cutting Drills – Have your player “cut” across the face of the goal (left to right or right to left). He should start from 15-20 yards out, run diagonally across the face of the net and end up at goal line extended on the other side of goal. Coach (or another player) will stand near/behind goal line extended on the opposite side of net (versus where the player starts) and feed player as he cuts across goal. Player should catch and shoot on the run.

Examples of Lacrosse Shooting Drills

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