When playing defense in lacrosse, one of the most important things you can do is to keep your attacker away from the goal. This can be done by using a cross check hold. The cross check hold involves three important components: communication, positioning, and stick work. First, it is important to communicate with your goalie. They will let you know when to drive your attacker away from the goal. Second, you need to position yourself in between your attacker and the goal. This will help to disrupt their shot and prevent them from getting a clear shot on goal. Finally, you need to use your stick to poke and prod at your attacker. This will help to keep them off balance and make it more difficult for them to take a shot. By using these three components, you can effectively use a cross check hold to disrupt your attacker and prevent them from scoring.
Here are the 3 crucial steps of a proper Cross Check Hold –
- To start, it’s essential to have quick, nimble feet so that you can get above your attacker and keep them at a distance. This requires moving your feet constantly while also keeping your head up so that you can anticipate their next move. You need to stay light on your toes and always being ready for action.
- Once you’ve got some space between yourself and your opponent, it’s important to quickly get your hands into their armpits and drive them away from the goal. When executing this part of the cross check technique, it’s crucial to keep your arms loose and wiry so that you can maintain control over your opponent. You’ll need quick reflexes and strong wrists in order to successfully drive the opponent away from the goal.
- Lastly, it’s important to hold your Lacrosse stick at a 45-degree angle while maintaining pressure on the attacker at all times. Keeping this constant pressure will help to limit his movement and keep him from breaking free from your hold. With these techniques mastered, you’ll be able to execute a cross check hold like a pro and defend your goal with confidence!