In this segment former professional lacrosse player, Gary Gait, demonstrates how to use the body and the free hand to protect the stick from the defender. The body should always be between the stick and the defender.
Gait also suggests using the stick to bait a defender into moving in a particular direction. Once the defender lunges for the “bait,” the ball carrier should quickly change direction to run past the defender.
The previous clip can be seen on Championship Productions’ DVD “Becoming a Champion Lacrosse Player with Gary Gait: Stick Tricks & Dodging.” To view the latest video selections on Stick Handling, click here.