Lacrosse Split Dodge – Instructions

Lacrosse Split Dodges for Beginners

This page will teach you how to do a lacrosse split dodge. Split dodges allow you to protect the ball on the run without slowing down. In contrast, a roll dodge generally slows the momentum of the dodging player. For more information on other dodges, please visit the main Lacrosse Dodges section.


  • As you run towards your opponent, you will shift your stick to the side opposite the opposing player while switching your hands. For example, if you are a righty, you will carry your stick on your right side. As you approach the defender, you will switch your hands (your right hand will move to the bottom of the stick) while protecting the stick with your body.
  • A split dodge can give you greater protection during the dodge because you can move it further away from the defender than in a face dodge. However, the stick is not longer in your dominant hand and the stick is not protected with two hands holding the shaft.

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