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Lacrosse Shooting Tips

By CoachUp Nation, 12/27/17, 12:00PM CST

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You can be the biggest, strongest player on the field, but if you haven’t mastered the fundamentals of shooting, you won’t be a consistent goal scorer.

Every lacrosse player wants to step on the field and be able to rip a 100 mph shot in the corner. It’s not that easy though. Being able to shoot hard and accurately takes time and hard work. However, it doesn’t start in the weight room. Like any sport, fundamentals are the key to success. Here are the basic mechanics of shooting to help get you started. Remember, it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or pro, applying the fundamentals is vital to your success on the lacrosse field.

Hand Placement

How you hold your stick can determine a lot about your shot. Keep your bottom hand tight on the butt of your stick. There is no correct answer as to where your top hand should be. If it is too high on the stick, you won’t be able to generate any speed, and if it is too low, you’ll lose control of your accuracy.