It may look cool to be able to do all different types of tricks with your stick (and it is at times, like in your back yard). But to be a really good lacrosse player you need to be in the triple-threat position all the time when you have the ball.
Triple threat means you are ready to do three things:
This is hard to do if you are spinning your stick or cradling it below your waist.
I recently went to a coaching clinic and this is one thing they wanted coaches to stress. Why? Because when you only have a small window to shoot, pass, or dodge, don't you want to be ready? If you are in triple-threat position you are in the right position to make a good play and not a mistake.
How to Be a Triple Threat
- Protect your stick. Put your body between your defender and your stick.
- Keep your stick quiet. The more you move your stick, the easier it is to lose.
- Be ready to choose your threat, whether it's shoot, pass or dodge.
If you care about your game you will follow these tips. It takes a true passion to want to improve.
For more, see this lacrosse video tip on the triple-threat position.