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LACROSSE SKILLS


Catching
: The act of receiving a passed ball with the crosse.

Checking:
The act of attempting to dislodge the ball from an opponent's stick.

Poke Check:
A stick check in which the player pokes the head of his stick at an opponent's stick through the top hand by pushing with the bottom hand.

Slap Check:
A stick check in which a player slaps the head of his stick against his opponent's stick.

Wrap Check:
A one-handed check in which the defender swings his stick around his opponent's body to dislodge the ball. (This check is only legal at the highest level of play.)

Cradling:
The coordinated motion of the arms and wrists that keeps the ball secure in the pocket and ready to be passed or shot when running.

Cutting:
A movement by an offensive player without the ball, toward the opponent's goal, in anticipation of a feed and shot.

Feeding:
Passing the ball to a teammate who is in position for a shot on goal.

Passing:
The act of throwing the ball to a teammate with the crosse.

Scooping
: The act of picking up a loose ball with the crosse.

Screening:
An offensive tactic in which a player near the crease positions himself so as to block the goalkeeper's view of the ball.

Shooting:
The act of throwing the ball with the crosse toward the goal in an attempt to score.