How to Play Women’s Lacrosse : How to Check in Women’s Lacrosse

How to Play Women’s Lacrosse : How to Check in Women’s Lacrosse

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Alright I have Melissa here with me who is
wearing some eye protection which is so wonderful, you will be wearing this whenever you are
practicing and whenever you are playing in a game. She is here to help me demonstrate
how to check the ball. Okay? Now this is a defensive move, so if she has the ball and
I am on the opposite team, I am going to try and get it from her. There are a lot of different
ways that you can get someone to give up the ball. You can do body positioning so that
she would have to switch to her other side, and maybe she is not as good at cradling on
her other side and she could just accidentally drop the ball. You can also use body positioning
to block her passing lanes so she cannot really get rid of it and she is kind of stuck and
you get another friend, another teammate over and we are able to do so much pressure that
she drops the ball or the other teammate is able to get the check. But basically I am
going to show you how you check legally in women’s lacrosse. And let me just reiterate
it is not the same as men’s lacrosse, there are different rules for checking and so these
are them. First of all you cannot check in-between the opposite player’s hands, so this area
right in here I cannot check. I also cannot check towards the body so if I checked her
like that that would go into her sphere which is illegal. I cannot check through her sphere
so I cannot get within twelve inches of her face and be checking, that is illegal. I cannot
check from behind. And I also cannot do unnecessarily rough or violent checks, and usually one-handed
checks look pretty rough. So it is normally good to keep two hands on your stick when
you are checking because it looks controlled. A good check is controlled and quick, forceful,
you do not want to follow through all the way, you just want to do quick, controlling
checks. So, we will do this one more time. So a good check with Melissa, I would try
to watch her cradle and I am going to try to do it when she is coming towards me because
I am going to, if she gives she is going to be able to control more of that ball. So she
is coming towards me, coming towards me, like that. That is a good check. And as far as
Melissa goes, she is going to try to be using all of her different cradling techniques to
try and keep the ball from me, she is going to switch sides, she is going to go over her
head, she is maybe going to move out one handed, and she is going to try to be moving around
me as a defender, as an offender, so she can get past me and maybe get towards the goal.
But I just have to watch, keep my body positioning good and hopefully I can get the ball from
her.

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