Cradling is using the movement of the stick to maintain possession of the ball without it falling out. ... Here is a quick how-to guide on cradling a lacrosse ball. First, use your dominant hand to control the stick by holding it near the head of the stick, while your other hand loosely grips the bottom of the stick.
The lacrosse scoop is a technique used to gain possession of the ball when it is on the ground. ... Quickly scoop up the ball. Then angle upward to keep the ball forced into the deep part of the pocket and from rolling back out. Now the player can transition to a cradle, pass, or shot, and continue on.
Throwing is a fundamental skill in lacrosse. It helps your team move the ball around by passing, so your team can keep possession and create offense. It also how you score goals in lacrosse, which is ultimately the most important thing. Make sure you’re in a ready position and your eye is on the target. Slide your top hand (my left hand) down to about half way of the lacrosse stick. The bottom hand (my right hand) should be on the end of the lacrosse stick. Step with opposite foot and push with your top hand and pull with your bottom hand to release the ball. Make sure to follow through. Your lacrosse stick should be pointing at your target.
Catching is a fundamental stick handling skill that allows your team to maintain possession, so that you may run, pass or shoot. Be in a ready position to catch the ball. Face the passer. Give your teammate a target. Focus on the ball as it comes in, and watch it all the way into the pocket. Relax your grip on the stick. Cushion the blow of the ball into the pocket.
A shooting position is the same as a passing position, with the lacrosse stick held up and the lacrosse head close to your own head. Your dominant hand should be in the middle of the lacrosse stick with your dominant arm forming an "L"