The lacrosse check is an essential element of the game. The game is very physical and contact is a big part of it. Being aggressive and physical is a very good quality to have for a lacrosse player especially for defensive and midfield players, but even attackers can benefit from good checking technique especially during a loose ball situation. Checking is not an attempt to injure or hurt an opponent and penalty's can be called for excessively violent or over aggressive checking. A check may never be below the waste (tripping), above the shoulder (slashing), or from behind for body checks.
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Scooping a ground ball in lacrosse is one of the most important skills in this sport. There are numerous opportunities in a lacrosse game that require a player to scoop a ground ball. The lacrosse scoop is a technique used to gain possession of the ball when it is on the ground.
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