Lacrosse – Backhand Shooting

Lacrosse Backhand Shooting – Instructions

This page provides details for backhand shooting in lacrosse. This lacrosse shooting technique is also known as a lacrosse shovel shot. This advanced shooting technique has been popularized by Lyle Thompson.

Rather than switching hands (i.e. switching hands for a lefty shot) when coming around from X on the left side, this technique involves keeping the stick in your right hand and shooting almost like a shovel pass. Of course, this technique is reversed for lefties!

For instructions on other shooting techniques (i.e. Behind the Back shooting), please visit the main Lacrosse Shooting section.

Instructional Videos on Backhand Shooting