Looking to improve your defensive skills this lacrosse season? Whether you’re learning the basics of lacrosse or looking for a refresher course, the slap check is an essential technique that all defenders should know how to execute.
Checks are essential for deterring an attacker from making a play around the goal. The slap check is one of the most common and effective types of checks.
It’s most effective when you push the attacker away from you and then throw a short, hard slap with your stick across the attacker’s gloves.