Lacrosse – Shooting for Power

Lacrosse – Shooting for Power

This page provides details on how to make your lacrosse shot more powerful. For other shooting techniques (i.e. Fakes), please visit the main Lacrosse Shooting section.

  • Lacrosse shooting power is generated by proper shooting techniques as well as arm/shoulder strength, body torque (core strength) and leg power. See the shooting “technique” video below.
  • Upper body strength training should include functional exercises such as medicine ball slams, kettle bell exercises, etc.
  • When working on increasing overall strength, players shouldn’t forget their wrist and forearm strength in order to generate a stronger “snap” to their lacrosse shot.
  • Players also need to work on their rotational power with “twisting” core exercises (i.e. medicine ball twists) and leg strength.
  • An interesting lacrosse drill to improve your lacrosse shooting power is to sit on the ground and try to shoot on the goal. This will force a player to work on his “torque” and core strength in order to improve his shot.
  • Check the pocket in your lacrosse head. A deep low pocket is great for cradling and protecting the ball but slows your release and thus slows your shooting power.
  • Sidearm shots are generally more powerful but less accurate than overhand shots.

Instructional Videos on Power Shooting

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