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Lacrosse: lacrosse pocket, mesh pockets, colors schemes
mesh pockets, colors schemes, string job: Kathy, What I am assuming you mean by stretched is that the pocket depth is too deep, making the stick illegal. To fix this problem you could do a couple things. Without any stirnging experience there is only really one option. You can tighten string...

Lacrosse: need help please, wet fields, turnaround time
wet fields, turnaround time, bad weather: James, Traditional hard mesh does hold up in bad weather but I would go with a new type of mesh that is catching on across the country. This new type of mesh is called composite mesh. It s characteristics are very similar to those of regular hard mesh...

Lacrosse: pricing help, warrior razer, last question
warrior razer, last question, shaft: Mikey, I emailed the owner of ZB Lax to see what heads they had in stock for you. They do not sell shafts so you would have to buy that on your own. Unfortunately almost all of their heads are top of the line heads so they are not going to be cheap. In...

Lacrosse: Revo Pro w/ 6-diamond mesh, customer service quality, diamond mesh
customer service quality, diamond mesh, string job: Michael, I have the perfect place for you. ZB Lacrosse Company offers tons of different stringing styles and colors to choose from. Visit their website at www.zblax.com and click on stringing styles to view all the available pockets. You can email them...

Lacrosse: razor, home page www, color choices
home page www, color choices, different colors: Spencer, When placing an order, first go to the home page ( www.zblax.com ) and click on stringing styles. Here you will see all the available stringing styles. Once you have decided which style you want, click on the picture beneath it. This will bring...

Lacrosse: razor, arm pads, dynasty
arm pads, dynasty, razor: Spencer, I do not know anything about those Arm Pads. You should check out www.laxshopper.com. The have player reviews of all kinds of equipment, heads and handles. I have never heard of them, so I can t really give you any feedback on them. Jo...

Lacrosse: razor, razer 2, razers
razer 2, razers, correct spelling: Ok thanks a lot. If you could just go back and rate any answers you have not already that would be great. I will click the link so it sends you an email to remind you for all the ones you have not rated. Just takes a few seconds and I really appreciate it....

Lacrosse: left or right, dominant hand, intriguing questions
dominant hand, intriguing questions, lefty: Hey there Lisa. What a cool question! I love when I get intriguing questions that take some thoughts. You re crafty. Let s just start there. The majority of goalies are right handed. Which means that the shooters on those teams are used to shooting...

Lacrosse: which shaft?, last game, rbk 7k
last game, rbk 7k, stx: Winfield, The STX Titanium and the Premiere SC+TI are both good handles. The Premiere is a bit lighter, but not as strong. Two other choices are the Warrior Krypto Pro, and the RBK 7K. Both are lightweight, as well as strong. A great place to find player...

Lacrosse: shaft, size screws, checkout www
size screws, checkout www, number 8: Billy, Even though there is no question stated I am going to assume you would like to know how to fix this problem. If not, please ask another question specifying what you would like to know. This often happens when people drill a new hole in their...

Lacrosse: shaft, new shaft, kung fu grip
new shaft, kung fu grip, brine: Spencer, I have saw some of new shafts from Brine for 2008. Nothing with more grip than regular shafts but there is some new stuff that looks good. They are coming back with the entire F-series, new colors in the SC21, and new swizzbeats. Thanks,...

Lacrosse: shaft, razer, durability
razer, durability, shaft: Spencer, I would go with the Swizz Devil. It has great grip and is very light. Its durability may not be as strong as the other shafts, particularly the scandium, but I don t think you will have a problem. Hope this helps and feel free to ask if...

Lacrosse: shaft, wonderboy, honest opinion
wonderboy, honest opinion, razer: Spencer, The SwizzDevil is brand new, so I am not sure about it. I know the Duke players used it, so it must be fairly good. The Scandium Swizzle is a nice shaft. It is both lightweight and strong. I know nothing about the WonderBoy Excel, or the Scandium...

Lacrosse: shaft, plastic scoop, butt end
plastic scoop, butt end, tape measure: Joe you actually measure the length of the entire stick with the shaft screwed into the head. Take a tape measure from the very end of the plastic (scoop) to the opposite butt end. Attack and Midfield sticks can be between 40 and 42 inches. Defensive sticks...

Lacrosse: sticks, unmatched customer service, fast turnaround time
unmatched customer service, fast turnaround time, smooth release: Josh, It all depends on how much you are willing to spend. Assuming you do not want to spend a ton of money on all of the highest price things I will lay out a couple possibilities for you that are good quality and affordable. First lets talk about...

Lacrosse: 1st year, highschool team, lacrosse stick
highschool team, lacrosse stick, season thanks: Nick, I think the Clutch with a Kryptolite is an excellent combination. They are both lightweight and durable. As far as the shooting strings, it depends on what you have now. I prefer the two across and a V , but that is how most of my sticks are strung....

Lacrosse: Boddam Goalie Equipment, lacrosse in vancouver, mike critchley
lacrosse in vancouver, mike critchley, coming down the pike: Hey there Matt. How you doin! Did you ever get in touch with Jeff Gombar? I haven t heard anything about the Boddam but I do know that there are rule changes coming down the pike that may effect it. Call Mike Critchley at Mountain Edge Lacrosse in Vancouver....

Lacrosse: Box Lacrosse Goalie Camp, saint john new brunswick, camps in ontario
saint john new brunswick, camps in ontario, box lacrosse: Hey there Matt. You re on the right track thinking about getting out of N.B. to improve your skills. Have you found any camps yet to go to? I m not too conected in Ontario for box camps. But to be honest, any camp where you are around better goalies...

Lacrosse: clearing, forearm training, varsity lacrosse
forearm training, varsity lacrosse, head move: Julia you might want to try changing around the pocket in your stick. Try to lessen the lip at the top of the head. Move the pocket deeper in the head (towards the throat). Tighten the sidewalls from about the half way point towards the scoop. Have three...

Lacrosse: Defense, laxworld, new shaft
laxworld, new shaft, rule states: Tanner, I am not sure what you mean by the head being to short. The rule states that the overall crosse shall measure between 40 to 42 inches in length for an Attack/Midfielder stick. If your s does not measure that much, you might just need a new shaft....

Lacrosse: dying my head, short time, supermarkets
short time, supermarkets, jonathan: Robert, unfortunately Black dye has a blue base to it and that s why it looks purple right now. There really isn t a way (right now) to do grey. You can do almost every other color but when it comes to grey there isn t a product on the market, that I know...

Lacrosse: dying my head, high density, trying to find a way
high density, trying to find a way, carbon fiber: Robet the only way I can think of doing this would be to use some high density stickers or decals on the side of the stick. A higher end print shop could do this for you. But you d only want to put the stickers on the side of the stick where it s not going...

Lacrosse: Future Rules, interest www, cstv
interest www, cstv, jonathan: Tyler check out the Forums on Inside Lacrosse.com There should be some info there. Here are some other links to articles that might be of interest. www.e-lacrosse.com/ely6.htm laxmagazine.cstv.com/sports/ m-lacros/spec-rel/090806aab.html www.lacrosseforum.com/lacrosse-equipment/...

Lacrosse: Goalie head, degree angle, mesh
degree angle, mesh, slopes: Alex the most common reason for that to happen is that the mesh is actually strung off-center. If you look carefully and follow the diamonds across the mesh from one side to the other you may find that one side of is strung higher than the other. The way...

Lacrosse: goalie coaches at reasonable $??, rough chapters, workout plan
rough chapters, workout plan, strength train: Natalie thanks for writing. Where do you play? If you can email me at jonathan@lacrossegoaltending.com I can send you some contact info of someone out there you should get in touch with. As far as reflex drills goes I wouldn t bother. It s very hard...

Lacrosse: help!, kinds of sports, best bet
kinds of sports, best bet, lacrosse team: So are you on the boy s lacrosse team in high school? If so, I am impressed! The game is so much different! It really depends on what your goal is? Do you want to try to play in college? Or just pick up games? Since you have been playing for a...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Goalie, jonathan, blogspot
jonathan, blogspot, blog: Chris I ve got a ton of articles here that can help you as well as on my blog. Go check those out and you ll have more than enough to get started. If you email me I ll send you a couple of articles I ve written as well. Congrats on taking up the best...

Lacrosse: Long pole size, rule of thumb, term hope
rule of thumb, term hope, core strength: Gerry hey there. My rule of thumb for most kids is to cut the stick to as long as they are tall. Because he is not using it in games you don t have to worry about it being legal, but for your own knowledge a defensive shaft can only be between 52 and 72...

Lacrosse: lacrosse gloves and helmet, cascade helmets, best gloves
cascade helmets, best gloves, lacrosse gloves: Nick, I like all of the Cascade helmets. It sounds like what you are looking for is the CPX. It is a one size fits most, and comes in many colors. As far as gloves go, they all will fall apart at some point. That s how the manufacturers make their money....

Lacrosse: mesh, tennis balls, exacto knife
tennis balls, exacto knife, side walls: Jack strip the fuzz off the tennis balls. You don t want to widen the head because that would defeat the purpose of training with the Answer. You need to get used to the pinch of the head. If you take an Exacto knife the the fuzz you should be able to peel...

Lacrosse: new shaft, new shaft, gait
new shaft, gait, crankshaft: Robert, I agree with your friends about the Kryptolite. It is a great shaft. It s strong, lightweight and fairly inexpensive. Another shaft you might want to look at is the Gait 803. I prefer it over the Ice, because it seems to be stronger. One last...

Lacrosse: Rock-it Pocket, pocket style, personal preference
pocket style, personal preference, side arm: Tyler, Pocket style is important, but not as important as most people feel it is. The Rock-It Pocket is a very slow pocket, and will decrease your speed if you currently use mesh. Your accuracy depends on you, not your pocket style. You can control whip...

Lacrosse: Scholarships, lacrosse players, fall sports
lacrosse players, fall sports, bottom of the barrel: Robert the best thing you can do is get out of Alabama as much as possible to play against those guys from the north. That s the only way you ll get the exposure to those schools. The fact that your school is the best in Alabama means nothing compared...

Lacrosse: shooting, bottom string, stringers
bottom string, stringers, brine: Josh, This is a common problem with a newly strung head. There are several options that you can do to resolve it. First, if you got it strung locally, take it back and tell them fix it for you. If you did not get it strung locally, you will have to either...

Lacrosse: stringing kits, stringing a lacrosse stick, niko
stringing a lacrosse stick, niko, boiling water: Niko, Good to hear from you. I have heard of Stick Doctor, but do not deal with them. I don t think his kits come with a tool, but you would need to ask him to make sure. I don t see the need for a tool. I have strung a few (hard mesh) and have never...

Lacrosse: TOS heads, vacation message, recon
vacation message, recon, shaft: Jon, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I was out of town, and forgot to set my vacation message. To answer your question, no you cannot fit a Recon TI on a regular handle. They are designed to go on a TOS or offset shaft. It will be illegal,...

Lacrosse: Training for 11-12 yrs old, bodyweight squats, walking lunges
bodyweight squats, walking lunges, chin ups: Hello Dave, The speed, agilily and conditioning aspect of the program will work perfect for him. The strength program should focus more on bodyweight movements and then when he turns 13 or so...then he can jump into the strength program. Example program:...

Lacrosse: Brine Clutch?, service turnaround time, warrior razer
service turnaround time, warrior razer, mesh pockets: Kyle, There have been some problems with the bottom stringing holes breaking on the clutch. I have heard mixed reviews but I don t think that it is frequent enough to prevent you from buying the head. I had a clutch and it lasted me an entire summer...

Lacrosse: best stringing option and breaking in the stick (goalies), lacrosse store, school jv
lacrosse store, school jv, google: Eric what head were you using? Couple more questions: How tall are you? How long is your stick? I m thinking that the stick was throwing very inconsistently. Is that right? If you were able to throw for distance without anyone on you how far...

Lacrosse: Cacade CLH2 Helmet, custom paint job, rivet
custom paint job, rivet, peice: Jake, That elastic strap can be cut out around the rivet that is in there. You will need a large screw with a T connector to get it back together. You can find those pieces in a Cascade Helmet Repair Kit. You can put it back together without that piece,...

Lacrosse: Defense sticks and dying, tape job, ken ken
tape job, ken ken, honest opinion: Ken, The E3 is usually a good head. I haven t had much problems with it warping, but it obviously happens to all heads at some point. I would recommend 2 other heads for you to try. 1 - STX Proton Power. It is stiff, as well as light and pinched. 2 -...

Lacrosse: Dying lacrosse heads, lacrosse heads, thanks in advance
lacrosse heads, thanks in advance, dye: Hey Sam. Sorry I missed this question. It will dye it but it won t be solid. It will come out lighter than what the plastic looks like. So if you dyed the stick black the stop would come out grey. I did it on a goalie stick years ago and that s what...

Lacrosse: eclipse goalie head, diamond mesh, lace
diamond mesh, lace, holes: Hey there Cole. You just need to fold over the mesh another row or half row of diamonds. You just need to string it accordingly from there. There is not set rule on how to string that top lace. I just keep it simple but use a sidewall lace as they are...

Lacrosse: lacrosse/college prep, private prep school, wildlife biology
private prep school, wildlife biology, single mom: Hey there Dawn. Congrats to your son, and to you too! You sound like you ve got quite the kid there. A couple of questions: Where do you live? By knowing where you live and where he is going to play I can give you some better advice as to what to do....

Lacrosse: I need a head, couple suggestions, face offs
couple suggestions, face offs, midfield player: John, If you like Brine, I would suggest the Clutch. It has a nice release, and controls the ball well. Some other good heads are the STX Proton Power, Warrior Revo Pro and the Gait Torque. If you do face-offs, you might want to think about the Warrior...

Lacrosse: pocket styles, diamond mesh, mesh pocket
diamond mesh, mesh pocket, smooth release: Steve, I would go with a hard mesh pocket. It is the most consistent mesh on the market and the most popular. It will give you a nice smooth release and good hold to withstand checks from defenders. Hope this helps and feel free to ask if you have...

Lacrosse: problem with rock-it pocket stringing, mesh pocket, rockit
mesh pocket, rockit, shooters: Alex, It sounds like your pocket is just worn out. I agree that you should just put a mesh pocket in to it. I think you will be surprised at how much more you like it over the Rockit-Pockit. I wouldn t go with anything to extreme, just a regular hard...

Lacrosse: Wall Ball, brick wall, tennis balls
brick wall, tennis balls, soft hands: Amanda use a tennis ball. It helps create soft hands so when you get to use a real ball your hands will be more sensitive. I grew up playing with tennis balls and it totally helped my game. It is especially difficult with a womens stick as you really have...

Lacrosse: Wall Ball, brick wall, backboards
brick wall, backboards, throw back: Amanda, Your coaches are right, Wall Ball is a great way to improve your skills. They sell several Lax Walls that you can adjust the angle, so that you can get the right throw back angle and speed you are looking for. In The Crease (Brine) and STX both...

Lacrosse: arm, example exercises, bench press
example exercises, bench press, middie: I would not switch positions but take a rehabilitation mindset. Strengthen the muscles in every plane. For example, exercises like front raises, side raises, rear raises, internal rotation, external rotation, bench press, rows and other various rotator cuff...

Lacrosse: Defensive Head, brine, bionic
brine, bionic, shaft: Cameron, The Bionic is an excellent head to play D with. I think you made out in your trade. The combination of the Bionic and the R705 is great. Both are extremely strong. They are a bit heavier than some combinations, but should work well for you....

Lacrosse: d-shafts, lacrosse, lacrosse shaft
lacrosse, lacrosse shaft, defense: Cameron, I personally believe that buying a titanium defensive stick is not worth the money at all. You can get something much lighter than the titanium and almost as durable. 705 shafts are great but they are not recommended as much because you can...

Lacrosse: goalie, checkout www, smooth release
checkout www, smooth release, stright: That just has to do with the inconsistency of the stringing. Without seeing the stick I can t tell you exactly where the problem lies but it is problem with the stringing of the sidewalls which caused the pocket to misform, resulting in your errant throws....

Lacrosse: Lucky Me!, lacrosse
lacrosse: Cameron, It all depends on how you value the gloves. They are great gloves so playing with them would be a pleasure, but then again they are signed by Ryan Boyle. In terms of value if you wanted to sell them, I am really not sure how much they are worth....

Lacrosse: lacrosse goalie mesh, diamond mesh, death grip
diamond mesh, death grip, bad habits: Richie I don t recommend monster mesh. Yes, it will bag out and keep the ball in it a bit better but the truth is it is very inconsistent to throw with. Go with a medium diamond mesh. Ten, maybe twelve diamond. And stick with that. I always say...

Lacrosse: New Stringing, mesh pockets, mesh pocket
mesh pockets, mesh pocket, turnaround time: Zach, You are correct. Great heads are often thwarted in performance by their stringing. From what you told me, I would go with a regular hard mesh pocket. It will give a fast shot with a quick release but also a lot of hold. Now that I have...

Lacrosse: Pocket to string, lacrosse, custom stringing
lacrosse, custom stringing, lacrosse pocket: Kevin, If you want to try other pockets other than the mesh pocket I would suggest starting with the corner pocket. It is the easiest custom pocket to string. Once you got that down, you should be able to string a traditional stick since the side stringing...

Lacrosse: Shoulder Pads, shoulder pads, sternum
shoulder pads, sternum, sizing chart: Nick, I do not know of anybody that does custom sizing for pads, or a XXL. I have heard that Warrior is coming out with an XL for the Hitman 8.0 Shoulder Pads. I do not have any size chart for them, so I don t know if they will help you out or not. Switching...

Lacrosse: stringing styles, sentinal, two heads
sentinal, two heads, brine: Ryan, First off let me apologize for taking so long to respond to your question. It has been very busy the last couple weeks. Now lets get into your questions. What I think you mean by catch when throwing is lip. Lip is when the ball hits off...

Lacrosse: Diamond Mesh, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, lacrosse pocket: Jake, Sorry about this delayed response. I agree with you that soft mesh is a very inconsistent type of mesh. 8 Diamond Mesh: 8 diamond mesh is the most popular of the diamond meshes because it is the diamond mesh most similar to regular hard mesh,...

Lacrosse: F-22 Original?, f22, old version
f22, old version, shaft: Thai, There is no way for me to tell if this shaft is truely the original F22 as the site says the labels on the stick are not on them. Thus, I would need to have the stick in my hands to be able to tell. I have not gotten my hands on the newer on yet...

Lacrosse: Goalie, lacrosse, lacrosse goalie
lacrosse, lacrosse goalie: Bryan, I would go with 10 diamond goalie mesh or monster mesh. It is the easiest of all the goalie meshs to break-in and thus will reduce the amount of rebound. It is pretty easy to string and will create a nice smooth release for clearing. For a head...

Lacrosse: HEADS, niko, last question
niko, last question, hey joe: Hey Niko, Good to hear from you again. I am not real sure about the re-dye. The Orange will go over the White, but I am not sure if it will cover the red. The red will more than likely bleed through, then you will have a Red, Orange, and Black Stick....

Lacrosse: getting head strung, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, lacrosse pocket: Matthew, Let me start by saying that I think you should buy your stick unstrung if you have not already. Factory stringing (the stringing that comes on sticks when you buy them strung ) is terrible stringing that will effect your level of play. I would...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse lifting routine, barbell incline press, barbell bench press
barbell incline press, barbell bench press, romanian deadlifts: I would start off with something like this: Monday: Barbell Squats 3 x 10 Romanian Deadlifts 3 x 10 Lunge Walks 3 x 10 Calf Raise 3 x 10 Abs and Low Back Tuesday: Barbell Bench Press 3 x 8 Lat Pulldowns 3 x 8 DB Incline...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Shaft, middie, t break
middie, t break, krypto: Kevin man you can t go wrong with Titanium. To be honest everything else is just a compromise for Titanium. I ve been saying it for years. Even if you look at some of my other answers you ll see one commonality, I always recommend Titanium. You will spend...

Lacrosse: Mesh and Pocket, mesh pocket, hey jon
mesh pocket, hey jon, laces: Hey there Olivia. Sorry this has taken so long I did not receive the original email from All Experts. Ok, I m going to guess that you have a soft mesh pocket in that stick. Or if you don t it s gotten rather beat up. You really need to start from...

Lacrosse: (Almost) new girls LaX team, high school girl, lacrosse team
high school girl, lacrosse team, boise idaho: Hello Mandy, Wow...that s great the sport is out in Idaho! I am from Iowa and it is slowly making its way there too. Email me at cranec@mville.edu and I will send you our manual with a lifting and conditioning schedule. As far as practice...make...

Lacrosse: players pocket, mesh, little bit
mesh, little bit: Robert, The Players Pocket Mesh is Warrior s version of hard mesh. Each company makes their own, and calls it something different. The major difference between Warrior s mesh, and most of the other company s, is that Warrior s is a little bit firmer....

Lacrosse: pocket, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, lacrosse pocket: Robert, The best way to break in a pocket it just to play with it. There are different artificial ways but that can alter the performance of your mesh. Just play with the pocket and it will break in naturally. Hope this helps and be sure to checkout...

Lacrosse: Shafts, titanium shafts, price carson
titanium shafts, price carson, scandium: Carson here is a great review on those shafts. http://www.lacrosseforum.com/lacrosse-equipment/1765-review-brine-ti22-d-pole-classic-grip.html My experience has always been Titanium. I have some titanium shafts that I had in high school. Everything...

Lacrosse: Size, leg curls, chin ups
leg curls, chin ups, push ups: I wouldn t worry about your size. Start lifting doing basic exercises like leg press, leg ext, leg curls, push-ups, pull-ups, dips and chin-ups. Work on your agility and speed...when you are that small, it will help if you are faster and quicker than everyone...

Lacrosse: how to shoot a lacrosse ball, lacrosse ball, lacrosse player
lacrosse ball, lacrosse player, glaring weaknesses: Hey there Iz. You know this is a great question. And it is extremely complex. But I ll give you a few things to think about that may help you. 1) Your core strength. You can have all the best technique, but if you are weak at the core then you aren...

Lacrosse: stringing, soft mesh, mesh pocket
soft mesh, mesh pocket, strengths and weakness: Matthew, If you are new to the game, and lack good catching skills, I would recommend using soft mesh. This pocket holds the ball better when learning how to catch. If you have fairly good catching skills, I would go with a generic hard mesh pocket....

Lacrosse: stx chopper pads, alex man, shoulder pads
alex man, shoulder pads, first contact: Alex man I would do two things. First, contact the store that you bought them from. They will be able to tell you if there is any warranty on the pads. Second: If the store can t help you I d just email or call STX directly. They are super helpful...

Lacrosse: Weight Conditioning, pull ups, vertical leap
pull ups, vertical leap, weight tests: Your strength seems good. Are your squats down low? Thighs parallel to the ground? How did you time the 40? A 4.4 is very fast for a high school junior. Your mile is very fast as well... Stick with the basics. Cleans or various forms of the pull....

Lacrosse: Whip, different places, lacrosse
different places, lacrosse, torque: Michael, Whip can often come from different places. You want to make sure that your shooting strings progressively get looser so that your top one is the tightest and the bottom one is the loosest. If it feels like the ball hits off the top of the plastic...

Lacrosse: warrior helix, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, lacrosse pocket: Blake, The Helix is a very good head and I am sure you will be happy with it. In terms of the stringing, I would get the head custom strung. Factory stringing (stringing that comes on sticks when you buy them strung) is terrible quality and can greatly...

Lacrosse: butt end, athletic tape, drug store
athletic tape, drug store, ankles: Flynn any drug store has what is called athletic tape . It s the stuff you use to tape ankles, wrists, etc. Buy that. Then you just take the end of the tape and rip it lengthwise. It s really easy to do. Then just tape it as normal. The tape will rip...

Lacrosse: shooting, bad habit, side arm
bad habit, side arm, core strength: Hey Rick, you re right on the elbow away, stick back and high, stuff but something you might be missing has to do with the pocket of the stick. If the pocket is shallow then the ball is going to release high. That being said, when you teach shooting like...

Lacrosse: training, joe defranco, westside for skinny bastards
joe defranco, westside for skinny bastards, jonathan edwards: Dylan go check out Joe Defranco s website. Or google Westside For Skinny Bastards You should be able to find it. You need to squat and lift heavy and that program is the best template of a program to help you. When I was a fulltime strength coach...

Lacrosse: Warrior Fatboy Titanium, tree trunks, steel hands
tree trunks, steel hands, fatboy: Hey there Nathan. I don t have any experience with the Fatboy personally. But I do have a ton of experience with the STX Ti. I have a shaft that I ve had for fifteen years. Seriously. It has one tiny dent in it but it is still perfectly straight. With...

Lacrosse: Long Pole Clears, defense lacrosse drills
defense lacrosse drills: John, from my days as an Olympic athlete I learned a really valuable lesson from a sport psychologist and that was this: You can t do anything quickly that you can t do slowly. There is obviously some sort of disconnect for your player. As you mentioned,...

Lacrosse: lacrosse goalie, freind, lace
freind, lace, mesh: John put in a second sidewall lace. Lace one through the mesh, and then lace the other one from the plastic do the sidewall lace. NOT the mesh. This will give you extra depth. Also, loosen up the lace at the throat. This will also give it more depth....

Lacrosse: overweight couch potato 4 lacrosse, varsity lacrosse, junior varsity
varsity lacrosse, junior varsity, getting in shape: Hey Sara, the biggest thing that keeps people from playing lacrosse is there stick skills. And to be honest, you could position your couch and be able to play catch against a wall while never even leaving the couch. Seriously! I ve done it! I m being...

Lacrosse: STX stringer head and warrior krypto shaft, titanium shaft, titanium shafts
titanium shaft, titanium shafts, middie: Sean, you will probably have to drill a hole. Some shafts come predrilled with holes on both sides so you may not have to, but it s easy if you do. I only recommend titanium shafts. They are the most durable shaft out there, and you will spend less money...

Lacrosse: shafts / elbow pads, what lacrosse arm pads should I buy
what lacrosse arm pads should I buy: Hey there Joe. I spend a lot of time in Canada and have seen some great face off guys and they are switching over to the Harrow shafts that are rubber coated. Gives them better grip on the shaft and more control during the face off. Geoff Snider (formerly...

Lacrosse: D Head, commonwealth lacrosse, massachusettes
commonwealth lacrosse, massachusettes, lsm: Hamid, my all time favorite head is the Excalibur now called the X2. You can t go wrong there. I think they still make the Proton but I m not sure. They may have it under a different name now. Call Commonwealth Lacrosse in Massachusettes. They are...

Lacrosse: Razer 2.0, kryptolyte lacrosse shaft
kryptolyte lacrosse shaft: Thomas they are both Warrior brand and therefore should line up. Check to see if there is any extra plastic left from the mold inside the head where the shaft goes. That could cause the problem. The shaft may have been drilled wrong. I would double check...

Lacrosse: Best head for a d player, lacrosse, lacrosse head
lacrosse, lacrosse head, stringing: Chris, I would suggest going with a regular hard mesh pocket. It is the most consistent and popular mesh on the market. It will give you great hold and a nice smooth release. It also comes in a variety of colors so you can customize your stick. Let...

Lacrosse: Brine f15 or STX Vanadium, lacrosse, lacrosse head
lacrosse, lacrosse head, stringing: Alex, I would go with the Brine F15. It is a stronger stick which will give more overall value. It has a great weight to strength ratio and I believe that the entire F-series was one of the best shafts ever so I would go with the F-15. Hope this helps...

Lacrosse: Colored mesh, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, lacrosse pocket: Chris, Mesh that is all one color is legal at the entire high school level. When you can run into problems is with mesh that is more than one color so if you buy colored mesh, make sure it is only one color. Let me know if you have any further questions...

Lacrosse: Conditioning!, agility drills, leg curls
agility drills, leg curls, midie: Hello Niko, Keep lifting hard...make sure you train your legs!!! What I like to do is strength train on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and work on speed, agility and conditioning on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Do a full body routine when lifting. For...

Lacrosse: choosing a head, varsity level, pocket style
varsity level, pocket style, face offs: Eric, Any head with a pinched throat will give you a faster release. I don t think you would notice a difference between the Helix or the Proton Power, the Clutch might be a little bit slower though. My preference is still the Proton Power. Thanks,...

Lacrosse: choosing a stick, lacrosse, lacrosse head
lacrosse, lacrosse head, stringing: Scott, Let me start by apologizing for such a delayed response. It is not like me, I have just been extremely busy lately. I do not have any experience with play it again sports but I have found ebay to be a very reliable source to get high quality heads...

Lacrosse: choosing a stick, mesh pocket, soft mesh
mesh pocket, soft mesh, ebay: Scott, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have been battling the Flu, and haven t been able to get to my computer. 1. I would not recommend buying a used stick. There are too many good, reasonably priced sticks to take a chance on a used...

Lacrosse: Defense heads, smooth release, mesh pocket
smooth release, mesh pocket, defensemen: Hunter, All the heads you mentioned are great heads but they are pinched just as much as the Revo 2.0 or more, which is what you said you did not want them so I suggested the others. I would go with the STX Profile. Remember to contact ZB Lacrosse Company...

Lacrosse: Defense stringing, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, lacrosse pocket: Penn, I would suggest sending your stick to the experts at ZB Lacrosse Company. Visit their website at www.zblax.com to see all the stringing styles that they offer. Their pocket quality, customer service, and turnaround time is unmatched anywhere...

Lacrosse: Defensive Head, ground balls, xcalibur
ground balls, xcalibur, lsm: Andrew, The Proton Power is a good choice if you have good catching skills. It is a bit more pinched than the Xcalibur. One of the things I like most about it is that the head is offset, and does not require a canted shaft. You can fit almost any handle...

Lacrosse: Defensive stick options., titanium shaft, platinum alloy
titanium shaft, platinum alloy, jonathan edwards: I would go with straight Ti and not any sort of alloy mix. Typically they add alloys to make them less expensive. You can t beat the Ti. I do have an email, it s listed on the front of my blog. Stay in touch. Jonathan - www.lacrossegoaltending.blogspot.com...

Lacrosse: Dyeing a Head, team colors, niko
team colors, niko, dyeing: Hey Niko, Good to hear from you again. I am not real sure about the re-dye. The Orange will go over the White, but I am not sure if it will cover the red. The red will more than likely bleed through, then you will have a Red, Orange, and Black Stick....

Lacrosse: Defense stringing, mesh pocket, shooters
Lacrosse: Defense stringing, mesh pocket, shooters, whip

Lacrosse: Dyeing a Head, craft store
Lacrosse: Dyeing a Head, craft store

Lacrosse: Trying to learn about lacrosse defense sticks, highschool team, first game
Lacrosse: Trying to learn about lacrosse defense sticks, highschool team, first game

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Heads, lacrosse, lacrosse head
lacrosse, lacrosse head, stringing: Chris, I strongly believe that the Brine Clutch is the best head on the market at this point. It is a firm head with a great pinch, which will provide great speed and accuracy on shots. The proton power is also a great head but its disadvantage is its...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Shafts, lacrosse, lacrosse head
lacrosse, lacrosse head, stringing: John, Depending on price range, there are various ways you could go with this. The STX Sc + Ti Premier is an expensive shaft but if money is not an issue, it is a very good option. It is extremely light weight but also very very strong. The strength...

Lacrosse: new stick, new shaft, clutch
new shaft, clutch, duke: Aaron, I think the combo of that stick and head is very nice. The SwizzDevil is a nice looking shaft. They were a limited make, so I do not know where all you would be able to find one. I am not sure how the site feels about promoting any stores, but...

Lacrosse: Shoulder Pads, plastic shell, shoulder pads
plastic shell, shoulder pads, range of motion: Cameron, A nice pad, at a good price is the Reebok 6K. It has nice protection, with an extra plastic shell over the chest. The arm pieces are adjustable or removable. Another nice pad in that price range is the STX Agent. If you are looking for something...

Lacrosse: Soft Mesh Shooters, soft mesh, mistake of my life
soft mesh, mistake of my life, lacing: Hey Josh. Really sorry. I actually answered this question and then posted it to my blog at www.lacrossegoaltending.blogspot.com For some reason it didn t come through here. Here s the answer for you. Well john, i m a freshman and i got a goalie...

Lacrosse: shooting string question, decent places, great game
decent places, great game, lacrosse: Lewis the top one looks ok. The second one is a little too low. I would move it up one or two diamonds. And the third one needs some help. Head over to the forums at www.lacrosseforums.com and you should be able to fine a ton of threads that can help....

Lacrosse: Trying to learn about lacrosse defense sticks, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, lacrosse pocket: Dana, The titan classic and titan pro are basically interchangeable sticks. I would go with the titan classic just because it is a little bit cheaper. The Revo 2.0 is more of an advanced head because of its pinch. If your son is a beginner you might...

Lacrosse: triumph helmet, checkout www, brine
checkout www, brine, helmet: Kris, Contact the store or company you bought the helmet from to see if it is still under warranty. All Brine helmets are under warranty for one year after their purchase so if you have had yours shorter than that, you can get it replaced. If not, there...

Lacrosse: Warrior shaft - Warrior head holes do not line up, checkout www, bottom hole
checkout www, bottom hole, hole in the head: Zach, I would suggest just drilling a new hole wherever it lines up. A warrior shaft should line up so make sure the head is down all the way on the shaft. If it is, turn the shaft around to the opposite side of where the hole is and drill your new hole...

Lacrosse: box lacrosse goalie gloves, Box Lacrosse Goalie Tips, Box Lacrosse Goalie Gloves
Box Lacrosse Goalie Tips, Box Lacrosse Goalie Gloves, Youth Box Lacrosse: Mike the challenge at this age is that you need a glove that will protect from the shot, but inherently that means the glove is so stiff and bulky it s hard for the goalie to move his hand. Kids at that age can shoot hard enough to hurt a goalie with a soft...

Lacrosse: D-Man, Lacrosse Defense, How To Play Defense In Lacrosse
Lacrosse Defense, How To Play Defense In Lacrosse, How To Hit In Lacrosse: First off Matt I have no idea why your coach has put you in the middle if you are that small. (No offense) You eiher a) are horrible or b) you are the most aggressive guy on the field, or c) he feels that by putting the bigger guys on the outside they will...

Lacrosse: Defense, jonathan edwards, four sticks
jonathan edwards, four sticks, shaft: Hey there Kenny. Probably not. The rules in mens lacrosse state that there can only be four sticks on the field that are between the lengths of 52 and 72 inches. All other sticks need to be between 40 and 42 inches. Except a goalie stick which can be any...

Lacrosse: Div I and Div II schools, high school freshman, sports cheers
high school freshman, sports cheers, uc santa barbara: Ken I would check out the www.USLacrosse.com site. There you can find a complete list of all schools competing. Also, if it s no longer there you can go to the www.ncaa.org site to see it as well. You may also want to consider the USILA which is a listing...

Lacrosse: dying, custom colors, team colors
custom colors, team colors, dying process: Robert, Sorry for the delayed response. Dying is a very hard process and getting the colors right is tough. Here is a great tutorial that goes through all the basics of the dying process: http://e-lacrosse.com/stech9.html Also the rit site has ways...

Lacrosse: elbow pads, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, lacrosse pocket: Owen, There are no rules against the type of elbow pads you must wear. As an attackmen it is completely legal to wear the defensive pads, it is solely a matter of preference. Sorry for the delayed response and feel free to ask if you have any further...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Head, warrior stiffi, middie
Lacrosse: Lacrosse Head, warrior stiffi, middie, crankshaft

Lacrosse: New lacrosse shaft, stx, titanium
Lacrosse: New lacrosse shaft, stx, titanium

Lacrosse: new defense lacrosse head, checks
Lacrosse: new defense lacrosse head, checks

Lacrosse: pinched lacrossse head, freezer, microwave
Lacrosse: pinched lacrossse head, freezer, microwave

Lacrosse: whip problem, reliable company, mesh
Lacrosse: whip problem, reliable company, mesh, lacrosse

Lacrosse: goalie head stringing, bottom string, soft mesh
bottom string, soft mesh, hockey laces: George, Stringing style really depends on your skills. If you are having problems catching, or holding on to the ball, you would want to go with a soft mesh. It is much easier to control. If your catching skills are good, I would go with a hard mesh....

Lacrosse: hard mesh, weather, ball control
weather, ball control: Robert, You could try to make your shooting strings into more of a V instead of a U . I am not sure if this will make much of a difference for you though. It really sounds like your mesh needs to be replaced. Usually one year out of mesh is the average....

Lacrosse: Lacrosse, Lacrosse Goalie Tips, Lacrosse Goalie Stick
Lacrosse Goalie Tips, Lacrosse Goalie Stick: Gino, tighten the sidewall laces a bit. Also, make sure the top shooting string is as tight as possible. It should be two diamonds away from the plastic. Then make the next shooting string a little looser. And the third one looser than that. There should...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Head, evolution 2, face offs
evolution 2, face offs, revo: Pierre, Don t worry about asking questions, that is what I am here for. The Warrior Alloy 6000 is an aluminum handle. They are heavy, and dent very easy. They also do not come with a warranty. It will fit on either head though. Let me know if you need...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Rule, blowing the whistle, teammate
blowing the whistle, teammate, jonathan: Hey Robert. You walk the ball in bounds. The player steps on the field. The defensive players must be no closer than five yards prior to the ref blowing the whistle. Once the ref blows the whistle the play is live. Hope that helps! Jonathan -...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse shafts, lacrosse shafts, checkout www
lacrosse shafts, checkout www, delayed response: Cole, For practice it is completely up to your coach but it is illegal for games. Rule 1-8 Crosse Prohibitions: .... A crosse that has been altered in such a way as to give an advantage to an individual is illegal. Thus, this alternation would be illegal...

Lacrosse: lacrosse gloves, lacrosse gloves, brass monkey
lacrosse gloves, brass monkey, expensive tastes: Ryan, You have some expensive tastes. The Brass Monkey is a very nice glove. It might be one of the most comfortable gloves I have ever tried on. My problem with it is the price. I can t see spending that much money on gloves. I am not sure if you are...

Lacrosse: lacrosse goalie stick, bottom string, mesh
bottom string, mesh, nylon: Rolando, From what you have told me it sounds like your stick has some lip on it. First I would suggest making sure that your shooting strings progressively get tighter from bottom to top so that the bottom string is the loosest and the top is the tightest....

Lacrosse: New lacrosse shaft, brine, shamrock
brine, shamrock, sixth grade: Jack, If you can find one, the Shamrock R705 is the toughest D-Pole I have ever seen. They are a bit heavy, but are almost impossible to break. They stopped making them this year, so it might be hard to find. If you cannot find one of those, you might...

Lacrosse: new defense lacrosse head, Defense, defence
Defense, defence, lacrosse heads: Jack, I have several recommendations for Defensive heads. Strong Heads with a wide face (more catching area). STX Bionic Brine E3 Gait Wizard Warrior Revolution 2.0 Warrior Mojo Strong Heads with a more narrow face (less catching area, more accurate...

Lacrosse: Pocket Depth, Pocket Depth
Pocket Depth: Fred, You will have to wet your mesh and stretch it. You can try putting something larger than a lacrosse ball in the head, and let it dry over night. This should get you the pocket you are looking for. If not, you will need a pocket pounder or stretcher....

Lacrosse: pinched lacrossse head, head thanks, boiling water
head thanks, boiling water, little bit: Frank, You can try boiling it, then placing a object larger than a ball into it, until it cools off. This might work for a little bit, but it will be weaker. This could cause it to bend easier, or break all together. Unfortunately, your best be is to...

Lacrosse: pocket style, diamond mesh, pita pocket
diamond mesh, pita pocket, shallow side: Sean a high pocket actually takes more of a wind up to release so it s slower. You want that pocket to be low and to have tight shooting strings so that you have a solid runway for the ball to come out of. The ball should release high so that you don t...

Lacrosse: Shaft length for face offs, Lacrosse Face Offs, Lacrosse Sticks
Lacrosse Face Offs, Lacrosse Sticks, Defensive Lacrosse Sticks: Hey there Adam. What your seeing is actually a trend with teams who do not have a competitive face off guy. What they will do is put a long pole on the face offs so that if they lose the face off they have a pole on the ball carrier right away. They will...

Lacrosse: Shaft, middie, air 3
middie, air 3, brine: Felix, I have a few recommendations for you. 1 - Warrior Kryptolyte 2 - Brine 7075 Air 3 - Gait 803 4 - STX Titanium 5 - Warrior Titan Classic Take a look at those, and see what you like. The Warrior Krypto is one of the best selling handles...

Lacrosse: switch to goalie, Lacrosse Goalie Tips, Lacrosse Goaltending Tips
Lacrosse Goalie Tips, Lacrosse Goaltending Tips: Kyle it s ok to play more offensively as long as you don t put yourself into a bad position. Your defensive skills are going to really help you in managing your defense as well as clearing the ball. As far as stick skills go you really need to exagerate...

Lacrosse: Warrior Razor, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, lacrosse pocket: Aaron, When talking about top of the line heads, it is all a matter of preference but I will give you some points on each head that will hopefully let you choose. The warrior blade has a unique sidewall arrangement that makes it better for faceoffs....

Lacrosse: too much whip, bottom string, target
bottom string, target, brine: Felix, Thanks for including the picture, it helps out a lot. I don t think you need a custom stringing, you just need to tweak the pocket a little bit. One thing you can try is to change the pocket depth. You can take out the bottom string, move it up...

Lacrosse: whip problem, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, lacrosse pocket: Felix, Sorry for the delay in response time, I have been very busy lately with the spring season starting up. It is pretty hard to diagnose the problem on your head without seeing it. My suggestion would be to move the top two strings up a row and add...

Lacrosse: Best head and shaft for me, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Michael, Sticks and equipment are all preference when you get into the high end stuff. Assuming you are an offensive player I would recommend either the Warrior Kryptopro or the Brine Scandium for a shaft. For a head I would recommend either the Brine...

Lacrosse: Cutting a new shaft, screw holes, new shaft
screw holes, new shaft, cutting blade: Sherman, You always want to cut the bottom of the shaft off, not the top. This allows you to keep your screw holes in the same place. Remove the end cap from the bottom of the shaft. Mark where you want to cut with a marker. Make sure that it will be...

Lacrosse: chosing my back up stick, lacrosse stick, recomendations
lacrosse stick, recomendations, game day: Ryan your back up stick should be identical to your number one stick. I would continue to save up until you can afford another one. At least replicate the same head and mesh. If you re going to try and go cheaper on the stick go with an inexpensive shaft....

Lacrosse: Which D shaft to buy?, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Jack, I would go with the Warrior Kryptolyte. Its price is not too high but it will give you great value. It is light but also very durable so it will be able to withstand the hard checks that defenders tend to throw. Hope this helps and feel free...

Lacrosse: Defensive stick for 13 year old, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Keri, Equipment and sticks is really a matter of preference once you get into the high end stuff. The Talon Protector is a good shaft but your son should be sure that he wants a wood stick and know what comes with it before purchasing it. It is heavier...

Lacrosse: defensive head, maryland lacrosse club, viper2
maryland lacrosse club, viper2, nike dunk: Tanner, I do not know anything about the Nike Dunk. I saw their line 2 years ago, and wasn t impressed with it. I haven t bothered to look at it since. The Viper2 is a nice head. It has a nice pinch to it, and it is very durable. The Blade 2.0 is also...

Lacrosse: dyeing head, sticky mess, dying process
sticky mess, dying process, best bet: Answer: Vincent I ve never seen this work. The duct tape breaks down during the dying process and becomes this big sticky mess when you try to take it off. Your best bet is to start another stick (you need one anyway). Dye that one the way you like it...

Lacrosse: Fitness and Training, Hockey Goaltending Tips
Hockey Goaltending Tips: Michael thanks for writing. Dina told me to look out for you. Couple of questions: First off where do you play? I m in Calgary most of the time. My best resource for nutrition is www.PrecisionNutrition.com John Berardi is a PhD and I ve known...

Lacrosse: chosing my back up stick, warrior finalizer, brine
Lacrosse: chosing my back up stick, warrior finalizer, brine, helix

Lacrosse: Heads and Shaft, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Josh, Sticks and heads are all about preference when you start talking about the high end stuff. The Brine E3 is a great choice but I myself would go with the Warrior Krypto Pro over the STX Scandium. Overall I think it is a better shaft in terms of...

Lacrosse: one hand or two?, bottom hand, right arm
bottom hand, right arm, jenny: Hey there Jenny. This is an awesome question and one I ve thought about a lot. Think about it this way, there is a point where the shooter is so close, and the ball is travelling so fast that physically you can not get the head of the stick over to that...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Store, teams leagues, all these games
teams leagues, all these games, florida area: Mike, Opening a lacrosse store is a very hard process. With the economy the way it is right now, it is getting even tougher. I understand the frustration of not having a local store. We have been dealing with many schools in the Florida area for years,...

Lacrosse: larosse, brine, lsm
brine, lsm, gait: Zak, I have several suggestions for you. 1 - Gait 803. Very light, but strong. 2 - Warrior Kryptolyte - heavier than the 803, but just as strong. 3 - Brine F-22 - Brine just brought this stick out of retirement, since there has been a huge demand...

Lacrosse: lax stick, checkout www, locker room
checkout www, locker room, stx: Wesley, I am sorry to say but there is no real tactics in terms of bending your stick back. You could just try and do it against a bench but there really is nothing you can do. Trying to bend it back could and probably will weaken or even destroy the...

Lacrosse: long pole, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Brody, Here are some tips to help you for defense. In terms of stick skills always remember that the best way to improve your stick skills is just to throw against a wall with both hands. 1. Don t rush an attack man after he has caught the ball....

Lacrosse: loosen the mesh, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Coby, Sorry for such a long response time. The best way to break in a pocket is to play with it. This will insure that the mesh breaks in naturally and will not alter the way the mesh performs. If you are really set on trying to make the mesh softer...

Lacrosse: New player Stringing, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Bobby, Let me start by saying, I suggest sending it to the professionals at ZB Lacrosse Company. Check out their website at www.zblax.com to see all their pocket styles they offer. Their pocket quality, customer service, and turnaround time is unmatched...

Lacrosse: REF CHECKED ILLEGAL LACROSSE STICK, game answer, face offs
game answer, face offs, school lacrosse: Yes. The goal should be removed. There is a timing issue. And there are some protocol things that need to be followed (i.e. the stick has to be on the field, etc.) If you go to the www.ncaa.org website you can download a free copy of the rule book....

Lacrosse: Rock-It Pocket, man zach, speed accuracy
man zach, speed accuracy, practice thanks: Zach, Rock-It Pocket is a very interesting stringing style. It will improve your speed and accuracy. The two problems with it are the weight and the maintenance. It is one of the heaviest pockets on the market. It is also VERY high maintenance. Every...

Lacrosse: STX and Brine, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Camden, Yes the head will fit on the shaft but the holes for the screw may not line up correctly. This can be simply fixed by drilling a new hole in the shaft for your screw. Hope this helps and feel free to ask if you have any further questions....

Lacrosse: Traditional Stringing, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Sam, Different type of pockets have different release points and thus perform differently. The traditional pocket tends to have more whip than mesh pockets. This is the difference you felt when you picked up the canadian hard mesh stick. You can change...

Lacrosse: my twig, screw out, pliers
screw out, pliers, shaft: Sam, If the hole is stripped, the screw will spin freely without tightening. Just grab it with a pair of pliers, and wiggle the head around until you can pull the screw out. You can turn the shaft around, or flip it over and screw a new hole. That will...

Lacrosse: Chest pads, chest pad, chest pads
chest pad, chest pads, chest protector: Addison, I ll be honest, I have that same chest protector and I love it. As you grow those shoulder caps won t be an issue. But the advantage of that protector is that if you get hit off the shoulders you re not going to be injured. I got hit a ton in the...

Lacrosse: Choosing a shaft, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Joe, It is a good shaft but at basically the same price I believe you can get a better shaft in the Warrior Kryptolyte. It is light but also very durable so it sounds like just what you are looking for. Hope this helps and feel free to ask if you...

Lacrosse: Custom Stringing, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Matt, I would suggest sending your head to the experts at ZB Lacrosse Company. Visit their website at www.zblax.com and click on stringing styles/dyes to see all their available pockets. Their quality, prices, and turnaround time is unmatched. Their...

Lacrosse: D-POLES, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Tim, It really all depends on your price range but I would go with the Warrior Krpyto Pro. It is not too expensive and has a great feel. With great durability and lightweight performance it is a great shaft for defenders. Hope this helps and feel free...

Lacrosse: DEF. LAX SHAFT LENGTH, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Todd, At his age there might not be a shaft length rule but NCAA and High School Rules specify that a defenseman s stick must be 52 to 72 inches long including the head. This will probably allow you to cut the stick down without making it illegal. ...

Lacrosse: Defensive Training, speed ladder, double leg
speed ladder, double leg, speed run: The first thing I would invest in is an agility/speed ladder. There are so many drills that you can do to increase and improve your footspeed. Also, do every drill backwards since you are a defenseman. Sample drills: Speed Run, Stride Run, Icky Shuffle,...

Lacrosse: defensive head, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Nathan, I would go with the Revo 2.0. I don t have much experience with the Juice since it is such a new head but I would still go with the Revo 2.0. The Revo Pro is a bit stiffer than the Revo 2.0 but the Revo Pro often has a lot of lip on the stringing...

Lacrosse: goalie, rbk, kick ass
Lacrosse: goalie, rbk, kick ass, shaft

Lacrosse: rock it pocket, rocket pocket, laces
Lacrosse: rock it pocket, rocket pocket, laces, mesh

Lacrosse: Goalie Heads, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Sterling, It is all a matter of preference. I will lay out the pros and cons of all the different types of goalie mesh to help you chose on your own. 10 Diamond Mesh: The goalie equivalent of 5 Diamond Attack/Defense mesh, 10 Diamond Goalie mesh...

Lacrosse: goalie, Lacrosse Goalie Tips, How to stop a one on one
Lacrosse Goalie Tips, How to stop a one on one: Felix the only way you get better at those is with a ton of practice. I wish I could tell you more. What you are trying to do is read the stick. If you focus solely on the ball you will have little time to react. So what you are trying to do is look at...

Lacrosse: goalie mesh???, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Scott, Different goalies use different types of mesh, it is all preference. I will lay out the differences between the 12 diamond and 14 diamond meshes. 12 diamond mesh is the goalie equivalent of 6 diamond attack mesh. 12 Diamond offers the perfect...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse, goal line, imaginary line
goal line, imaginary line, term goal: Andy, The term goal line extended refers to the imaginary line that extends from the goal line. It is hard to describe in words so I think sending you a picture would help. http://www.lacrosse-information.com/images/3-2-1play01a.2.gif If you look at...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse and college recruiting, lacrosse player, hs coach
lacrosse player, hs coach, college coaches: Judy what part of the country does your son play in? State? I can answer you more clearly if I have this info. I don t need to know the school, just the state. Jonathan - www.yourbestlacrosse.blogspot.com www.lacrossegoaltending.blogspot.co...

Lacrosse: lacrosse head shape, head shape, ground balls
head shape, ground balls, middie: Patrick in addition to the shape of the scoop the width of the head also affects the ability to catch as well as the ability to hold the ball when the stick is checked. Obviously, the narrower the head the harder it is to catch with but it may help you as...

Lacrosse: lacrosse/long pole, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Rick, It can tend to be a hard adjustment and it really is just going to take practice protecting his stick on dodges. Be sure to keep your stick in close to your body so that the defender has less of a chance of successful take-away checks. That is really...

Lacrosse: lacrosse longpoles, strength levels, foot pole
strength levels, foot pole, full length: Jullian there is no necessary height but I d say that if you are on the shorter side (5 6 and below you re going to want a stick at least 5 feet long. If you are 6 feet tall you can start thinking about a full length stick. A lot of kids use d-poles that...

Lacrosse: lacrosse shafts, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Johh, Go with the STX Sc Ti Pro if money is not an issue. It is extremely light but also very strong because of its titanium and scandium mix. It has a great feel and is a great overall shaft. Hope this helps and be sure to check out www.zblax.com...

Lacrosse: lacrosse shooting, research paper, old style
research paper, old style, sophomore: Hey there Quinn. I d say that it s less of the mechanics changing and more of the stick technology changing. Sticks now are lighter and can funnel the ball off the scoop of the stick better. Also, advances in mesh technology have allowed for more control...

Lacrosse: lax shaft, soft grip, lighter
soft grip, lighter, shaft: Felix it s a toss up. Most are not lighter. But we re talking a few ounces here. You probably wouldn t notice the difference and you might really like playing with the soft grip. It s really up to you. Jonathan - www.yourbestlacrosse.blogspot.co...

Lacrosse: I would love it if you could take some time for me. I want to be just like you, hand eye cordination, schoolarship
hand eye cordination, schoolarship, book girl: Alex thanks so much for writing me! I m sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you but I ve been thinking hard about what to write you. My first thought is, don t pick one sport. Do them all! It is very important to do many sports as long as you...

Lacrosse: measuring head, lacrosse, guru
lacrosse, guru, jonathan: Hey Mark. Not sure if they changed the rule this year and I haven t seen the rule book yet. But you can go download it for free at www.ncaa.org Go through to Men s Lacrosse and you ll see the 09 rule book. You can see exactly where they measure. ...

Lacrosse: Rock-it Pocket, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Tom, A different type of pocket is not going to make you a better player, practice will. As for the rock-it pocket, I personally think they are overpriced and hard to maintain for someone who does not know how to string sticks. They are terrible in bad...

Lacrosse: rock it pocket, rockit pocket, rocket pocket
rockit pocket, rocket pocket, leather pocket: Tom in my opinion the Rocket Pocket is all hype. If it was any good you would see it being used by college players on the national level and the truth is you just don t. They are pretty. They look cool. But if a string goes you lose all of the money you...

Lacrosse: Spyne, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Carson, Yes the Warrior Spyne X would be good for defense because of its stiffness. The new tech 9 nylon makes it extremely stiff which is a must for defenders that look to throw tough poke checks. Hope this helps and feel free to ask if you have...

Lacrosse: STX proton power, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Jojo, The Proton Power will fit on the shaft but the holes may not line up because it is an STX head and a Brine shaft. You would just have to drill another hole which can be simply done with a regular household drill. Hope this helps and feel free...

Lacrosse: screw hole into shaft, metal shaft, screw hole
metal shaft, screw hole, home depot: Woody you ve got to make sure you ve got drill bits that are for steel. Sometimes we grab the wrong bit. If they are for wood it will never get through. Or the drill bit might just be dull. Go to home depot and get some new ones. You can buy singles,...

Lacrosse: side walls, Lacrosse stick stringing
Lacrosse stick stringing: Felix there isn t really a way to protect those sidewalls on the face off. The stick takes so much abuse. The only way you could do it was if you found a head where the strings were protected by the plastic. But then you re getting into getting used to...

Lacrosse: summer training, lax players, strength and conditioning coach
lax players, strength and conditioning coach, e mail: Hello Jean, There is not too much I can do to help you with over the web. My advice is to you is to find a few players in Des Moines that you can play some pick-up with. Work on various techniques that you need to refine. I am a strength and conditioning...

Lacrosse: suspension of play, book states, conference semifinals
book states, conference semifinals, correct interpretation: Barney my assumption is that the game should be continued and not replayed entirely. There may be a situation I am not aware of in the rule book. To find out exactly go to www.NCAA.org and you can download a free copy of the 2009 rule book for womens lacrosse....

Lacrosse: swizzbeat and evo, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Mark, The Warrior Evo Spyne will fit on the Brine Swizzbeat but since the shaft is made by Brine and the head is made by Warrior the holes may not line up. You can easily drill a new hole with the common household drill. Hope this helps and feel free...

Lacrosse: training, lacrosse, speed training
lacrosse, speed training, agility: Hello Samantha, This is such a generalized question. I do have a ebook that outlines a 52-week training plan. You can check that out at www.lacrosse-strategies.com There are a few things you can start doing... First, start a strength training...

Lacrosse: Closed Defense?, varsity level, leg strength
varsity level, leg strength, heredity: Hello Brett, I wouldn t worry about it. Definately focus on developing your lower body and core in the weight room. It is all about leg strength and angles when playing closed defense. Plus, coaches have some responsibility of matching up certain players......

Lacrosse: college lax, great shape, team coach
great shape, team coach, national championship: Hello Dan, Well, this is a tough question. The best advice I can give you is to train as hard as possible this summer. Get as strong as possible, be in the best condition as possible and get on the wall and practice your stick skills...everyday!!!! Hopefully...

Lacrosse: Defense head, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Dusty, For a defensive head I would suggest the Warrior Revo 2.0. It is very stiff which is a must for defenders and also has a nice pinch to provide good ball control and accuracy on clears. One big suggestion I have is to buy the stick unstrung and...

Lacrosse: dying lacrosse heads, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Mitch, Sorry for such a delayed response. It is possible to leave all your mesh and strings on when you dye your head but I do not suggest it. It will affect the performance of the strings and may also mess up the dye on your head as the dye may not...

Lacrosse: college lax, practice squad, college coaches
Lacrosse: college lax, practice squad, college coaches, buds

Lacrosse: shooting strings on the brine clutch, best bet
Lacrosse: shooting strings on the brine clutch, best bet

Lacrosse: Goalie Stick Custom Stringing, Lacrosse Goalie, Lacrosse Goalie Tips
Lacrosse Goalie, Lacrosse Goalie Tips, How To String a Nemesis Lacrosse Goalie Stick: Tom stringing a Nemesis isn t that difficult. I m not sure what I would tell someone else because I ve done it myself for so long. I would break it down to this: You want a nice deep pocket. The top shooting string should be very tight, the second one...

Lacrosse: gloves, Lacrosse Gloves, What are the best lacrosse gloves.
Lacrosse Gloves, What are the best lacrosse gloves.: Hey there Felix. Gloves are a very personal choice so I don t really have a recommendation. The macdaddy s are good. A little light though in my opinion. Most lacrosse gloves are getting smaller and lighter and don t really protect all that well. You...

Lacrosse: goalie head, soft mesh, warm ups
soft mesh, warm ups, hockey laces: Kate you just need to pound the heck out of the hard mesh. I also soak it prior to stringing it and then put a weight in it so it dries overnight in the stretched position. You want to be using hard mesh. Soft mesh shrinks up too much. It s great when...

Lacrosse: Head recommendation, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Ryan, Let me first apologize for such a delayed response. Once you get to the top of the line heads like those which have been mentioned in your question it is really just a matter of preference. I would go with the Brine Clutch as I believe it is the...

Lacrosse: hard mesh or soft?, strength and conditioning coach, college coach
strength and conditioning coach, college coach, soft mesh: Hello Parker, Sorry for not getting back to you sooner...I am a lax strength and conditioning coach so I really couldn t tell you the pros and cons. I was going to ask out lax coach here at the college but he is away recruiting. I would recommend asking...

Lacrosse: Which head, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Dimitris, Once you begin to talk about the top of the line heads, it is all a matter of preference. Having said that, I would go with the Brine Clutch as I believe it is the best overall head out of all of those. Its nice pinch will provide good ball...

Lacrosse: head pinch rules, ncaa rules, checkout www
ncaa rules, checkout www, lacrosse heads: Larry, Sorry for such a long delay, that was actually a very intelligent and difficult question to answer. Almost all high schools in the country play by NFHS rules which are not adopting the new NCAA rules in 2010. These new rules may trickle down...

Lacrosse: lacrosse ball odd bounce, bounce 2, checkout www
bounce 2, checkout www, rubber ball: Lee, A lacrosse ball is the solid rubber ball that is used to play lacrosse. It is typically white, but can be many other colors, including black. It is usually between 7.75 and 8 inches (19–20 cm) in circumference (about 2.5 inches (6.5 cm) in diameter)...

Lacrosse: lax conditioning, power exercises, med ball
power exercises, med ball, leg squats: Hello Felix, Well, this is a very basic question. I would mainly work on your lower body strength and power as well as core work (especially med ball power exercises). For example: Med Ball Underhand Toss Med Ball Push Press Med Ball Angled Woodchops...

Lacrosse: poke check, radial deviation, grip work
radial deviation, grip work, med ball: Hello, Think about training the upper body as a whole - balance training is so important. Stick with the basics: Bench Press Lat Pulldowns Shoulder Press Rows Along with Push Jerks, Push Press, 1-Arm DB Snatch, Med Ball Power Drops, Med Ball Woodchops...

Lacrosse: positioning, ready position, small steps
ready position, small steps, clarifications: Hey there. Can you explain a bit further? Are you talking about when someone is running or the ball is being passed from one person to the other? Usually this comes down to being set with your feet and in the ready position. If you are taking big steps...

Lacrosse: Scholarships, Lacrosse Scholarships
Lacrosse Scholarships: Eric you need to get to some camps or tournaments this summer and get to some coaches of schools you d like to attend asap. Do your homework. Find schools that you can go to academically before you contact coaches. Don t waste your time if they are out...

Lacrosse: Shaft, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Christ, No unfortunately the Warrior Titan Levitation is only made in attack length. Hope this helps and feel free to ask if you have any further questions. Also be sure to checkout www.zblax.com for all your lacrosse needs. Thanks, Zande...

Lacrosse: Shoulder pads, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: John, If price is not a concern then I would go with the Warrior Player s Club Hitman 7.0 pads. They offer great protection with a lightweight feel that you will love. They are a bit pricey but they are worth the investment. Hope this helps and feel...

Lacrosse: Stic length, How do I Cut A Lacrosse Shaft, Lacrosse
How do I Cut A Lacrosse Shaft, Lacrosse, Lacrosse Stick.: Hey man. The shortest you can go is 40inches and all you need is a hacksaw. You can get one at Home Depot or borrow one. You just need one that cuts steel. The steel blade will cut steel and composite so you should be ok there. Hope that helps man. ...

Lacrosse: Stick length, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Tom, No 32 inches is the maximum legal length so as long as the shaft in anywhere between 30-32 inches including 30 and 32, you do not need to get it cut down. Let me know if you have any further questions and be sure to check out www.zblax.com for...

Lacrosse: Stringing, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Jake, It is really a matter of opinion but I would go with a regular hard mesh pocket. It is the most popular and consistent mesh on the market for a reason. When strung correctly, it will provide you with good hold and a great pocket. It will also have...

Lacrosse: shooting strings on the brine clutch, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Andrew, Try going with two straight shooting strings and either a U or V string. If you are still having problems with the stick I would send the stick to be custom strung by the professionals at ZB Lacrosse Company. You can visit their website at www.zblax.com...

Lacrosse: sringing, lacrosse league, strength coach
lacrosse league, strength coach, college coach: Hello Will, Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I am a lax strength coach and was going to ask the opinion of our lax coach here at the college but he is away on a recruting trip. I would recommend calling a local college coach or player and see what...

Lacrosse: stringing, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Will, I suggest going with a regular hard mesh pocket. It will provide a nice pocket with great hold. It is the most consistent and popular mesh on the market for a reason as its nice smooth release is a positive for any position. A middle pocket with...

Lacrosse: stringing and breaking in?, diamond mesh, facebook
diamond mesh, facebook, brice: Brice I ve got that same stick with the twelve diamond and it broke in beautifully so I think you may be doing a couple of things. 1) When you string it up don t tie off the bottom of the pocket. Leave the string at the throat out. 2) Don t string...

Lacrosse: Warrior Spyne And Swizzbeat, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Eric, The Warrior Spyne will fit on the Brine Swizzbeat but the holes may not line up since they are made by different companies. You may just have to drill another hole so that the head and shaft line up. That sounds like a good defensive stick to me...

Lacrosse: All around strength, lat pulldowns, agility work
lat pulldowns, agility work, sport specific speed: Hello Jamie, Your split is good but I feel that an upper / lower split is better...especially for athletes. This is what I recommend to all my lax athletes in the offseason. Monday & Thursday: Power movements, lower body and core Tuesday & Friday: ...

Lacrosse: defensive head, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Stephen, If money is not an issue, the new Warrior Spyne X is a great choice. It is made with a new tek-9 polymer plastic which makes the head by far the stiffest head on the market, a must for defensemen and lsm. It is has a good offset design and...

Lacrosse: face off sticks, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Corbin, For face-offs I think the new Warrior Blade Fogo is a great choice. The sidewall design allows you to get a head-start on clamps and it is specifically designed for all your favorite face-off moves. In terms of the shaft, I think you should...

Lacrosse: Gait Torque, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Eric, Sorry for such a delayed response. The Gait Torque Pro is made for a 10 degree offset shaft and is a little less stiff than the original Torque. It also has a different top string setup which many people have come to dislike. When choosing between...

Lacrosse: goalie coaches in massachusetts, coach edwards, lift weights
coach edwards, lift weights, western massachusetts: Hey there John. I don t have any one that I can refer you to out there. I do goalie critiques through our website. If you re interested I can send you some information and we can work something out. Jonathan - The Goalie Guru www.LacrosseGoalieTips.co...

Lacrosse: H2 Hybrid vs Scandium Pro, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Nathan, G with the STX Scandium Pro. It is much more durable and is a better overall shaft. Hope this helps and feel free to ask if you have any further questions. Also, be sure to checkout www.zblax.com for all your lacrosse needs. Thanks, Zande...

Lacrosse: LAX equipment, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Brian, Lax.com is a great place to start. They have amazing selection, good prices, and a points system that allows you to get free stuff once you have amassed enough points. However, one huge factor on how a stick preforms is the stringing it has....

Lacrosse: Lacrosse sticks, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Simon, The F22 is a great shaft but if your price range is $120 then I would go with the Warrior Krypto Pro. It is very light and durable. I believe it is a better overall shaft then the three you listed and it has a great feel to you. Hope this...

Lacrosse: Length & Should i Dye Everything, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Hayden, It is possible to dye the head with the mesh and everything on it but I strongly advise against it. It will mess up all the strings and mesh on your stick and your pocket will not preform the way you want it to. For a attackman the shaft can...

Lacrosse: lacrosse goalies dvd drills, goalie drills, any dvd
goalie drills, any dvd, other sports: Hey there John. I m actually working on making one. Not sure if you are on my list at www.LacrosseGoalieTips.com but I go over drills often. I have not found any DVD s as of yet on goalie drills. They are scattered among other DVD s but I tend to disagree...

Lacrosse: New Lax D-pole, titanium shaft, swizzle
titanium shaft, swizzle, vanadium: Chase if you re looking to spend $200 already my recommendation is to save just a little bit extra and buy titanium. You will spend less money over time by going ti than by trying to save just a little and buying something that will bend. I ve had a titanium...

Lacrosse: picking up ground balls with a long pole, ground balls, butt end
ground balls, butt end, six inches: Joe the first thing I would do is chop that stick down six inches. He will gain more by having added control over the stick than he will by giving up the six inches in length. This will help him with his ground balls immensely. Make sure he s choking...

Lacrosse: Shafts, checkout www, brine
checkout www, brine, clutch: Dimitris, I would go with the Warrior Krypto Pro. It is very strong and lightweight at a reasonable price. If this is too expensive go with the Warrior Kryptolyte. Both of these shafts will fit on the Brine Clutch but you may just have to drill an new...

Lacrosse: spyne x, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Dylan, Due to the new tek 9 polymers and the type of plastic used in the new spyne x it is an extremely hard head to dye. Many have tried but few have seen the results they want. The head has trouble absorbing the dye and thus does not come out in the...

Lacrosse: Types of mesh, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Matt, I will lay out a description for all of the mesh you asked for: Hard Mesh The grandfather of all mesh, Traditional Hard Mesh is still far and away the most popular of all mesh. Traditional Hard Mesh is fairly easy to break yet will hold its...

Lacrosse: Youth Lacrosse, fiddlestix, choce
fiddlestix, choce, small hands: Ann the Fiddlestix heads are definitely smaller. I measured about an inch compared to an older Proton that I have. Head sizes vary among manufacturers but there are minimums. My four year old is 41 inches tall but has small hands so I like the fiddle...

Lacrosse: Defense, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Andrew, I would go with the Warrior Spyne. It is a great head for defensemen because of its stiffness. The new Tek-9 polymer plastic makes it much stiffer than regular heads, a must for a defensemen looking to throw big checks. It also has a nice contoured...

Lacrosse: Defensive Combo, titanium shaft, cyber pro
titanium shaft, cyber pro, ground balls: Daniel, I m a huge fan of the xcal plus a titanium shaft. You will spend less money, long term if you save up and go titanium now. They are light, crisp, and strong as hell. You may never buy another shaft again. There is no comparison. Also, the xcal...

Lacrosse: Defensive Shaft, lacrosse tips, how to play lacrosse
lacrosse tips, how to play lacrosse, defensive shafts: Hey there Cam. My best recommendation is to go Titanium. Now, I know you said your budget is 140-150 but you re only looking for that to last a season or two. My suggestion is that if you save up, or beg your parents, if you go titanium you probably won...

Lacrosse: Girls Playing Boys Lacrosse, mail response, playing boys
mail response, playing boys, skilled players: Hey there Frank, thanks for writing. I don t see the girls game ever adopting boys rules. In my opinion there are too many girls who like to play the girls game as it stands. It s a great game, and fun to watch even without the checking you see in the boys...

Lacrosse: Goalie stringing, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Kyle, All the goalie meshes mirror the advantages and disadvantages of their attack mesh counterparts. Thus, 10 diamond goalie mesh, much like 5 diamond attack mesh, would have the best hold out of all the goalie meshes. Hope this helps and feel free...

Lacrosse: razer pro 2.0, lacrosse, lacrosse stringing
lacrosse, lacrosse stringing, custom lacrosse stick: Meade, That is a very broad question but the Warrior Razer Pro 2.0 is a good head for a number of reasons. While these are all preference, it has a nice tapered throat which provides a good channel for the ball. Its redesigned contour scoop provides...

Lacrosse: Speed Training, agility drills, hey jack
agility drills, hey jack, speed training: Hey Jack, This is a basic question that I could write forever about. My ebook outlines many great drills to increase your speed. Check it out at www.lacrosse-strategies.com My free report will go over a few drills that you can do right away. Keep it...

Lacrosse: going short on a d-pole, aluminum shaft, coach edwards
aluminum shaft, coach edwards, ground balls: Pete it s just practice man. Watch as much video as you can to see how the college guys are playing. That s what I did when I was young. It does take some getting used to, but seriously, if you take six inches off that stick you stick skills will improve...

Lacrosse: Customizing gloves, custom lacrosse gloves
custom lacrosse gloves: Kyle call Commonwealth Lacrosse in Massachusetts. www.ComLax.net I believe. Any lacrosse specific retailer should be able to help you but if you re in a town that doesn t have one just call them. I know you can customize them, I m just not sure if you...

Lacrosse: Defense Hits, lacrosse defensive drills
lacrosse defensive drills: Hey there Joe. This is a pretty broad question to answer via email so I m going to try and point you in the right direction. Check out www.championshipproductions.com I think that s the url. Just google Championship Production and go find some one on...

Lacrosse: defense shaft, Titanium Lacrosse Shafts
Titanium Lacrosse Shafts: Kim sorry, I dont think I hit the send button when I responded last. I m partial to the Warrior brand. The owner of the company is a former All-american at Princeton who designed the first titanium shaft. Great brand. I also have STX as well. They...

Lacrosse: First year freshman lacrosse., bodyweight squats, agility work
bodyweight squats, agility work, push ups: Hello, Make sure you are in great shape first. Develop a aerobic base by running a few miles every other day. Also, work on your acceleration (i.e. doing short sprints up to 40 yards). In addition, do some agility work with cones to work on changing direction....

Lacrosse: Need to turn on a dime, reaction time, second nature
reaction time, second nature, hips: The biggest aspect for you is to stay low and in a good position. Bend at the knees and hips so that your shoulders are slightly over your toes. Stay on the balls of your feet. PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE! with someone on your reaction time - shadow...

Lacrosse: left and right, side arm, left hand
side arm, left hand, felix: Felix you have to practice switching hands now. Right to left and left to right. I recommend getting in front of a mirror and watching yourself do it perfectly both directions. You have to work on switching hands now and getting the stick up into a position...

Lacrosse: Coming out of goal, lacrosse goalie tips
lacrosse goalie tips: Kameron the rule is if you can get to the player before the ball gets there and break up the pass, you should go. You are exactly right in thinking that the offensive player has an advantage if they catch the ball and there is no defender there to help you....

Lacrosse: clearing, push ups, homework assignments
push ups, homework assignments, chin up bar: Jordan it is a strength issue. It s a bit complicated to explain over email but the bottom line is your shoulders are weak. That is why the elbow caves in against your side. The work you need to do is in the gym but to be honest, the thing that helped me...

Lacrosse: Defense head, c milton wright high school, ground balls
c milton wright high school, ground balls, milton wright: Gareth I m a little old school on this one. I really like the X2 head. There is a reason it s one of the top selling heads in lacrosse. It s been around forever. It used to be called the Excalibur back in the day. It has a great scoop. Nice width. And...

Lacrosse: Defense stick length, lacrosse stick length
lacrosse stick length: Nick, the major advantage to a shorter shaft usually has to do with stick handling and the ability to catch, throw, and scoop ground balls. The argument for a longer shaft is that you have that extra length to check your opponent, scoop a groundball, etc....

Lacrosse: defense pole length, foot sticks, ground balls
foot sticks, ground balls, middies: Jim the shortest a long pole can be legally is 52 including the head. I would cut it right down to the 52 and start there. Too many kids have Defense poles that are way to long for them. He will like playing D better if he can throw and catch properly....

Lacrosse: Goalie training, lacrosse goalie training
lacrosse goalie training: Archie man, there is nothing like grabbing a stick and starting with some wall ball. And then just getting back in the cage. Hopefully you ve been training a bit being a military guy, but if not, any sort of cross training will help you. Ultimately you...

Lacrosse: Long Pole stick length, foot shaft, pick ups
foot shaft, pick ups, ground balls: Joe he does need to learn to choke up. You don t go into a ground ball on the end of your stick as a pole. You choke up right away. Get him practicing going from the end of his stick to the choked up position. He should be doing all of his passing and...

Lacrosse: lacrosse, freshman team, nervous energy
freshman team, nervous energy, natural response: Jack the number one thing you can do to improve your chances are to improve your stick skills. Keeping in mind that your fitness and conditioning needs to be average for your team as well. But the biggest thing is your stick skills. And all you need to...

Lacrosse: Official Assistance, loose ball, referee
loose ball, referee, preface: Dustin I have to preface this by telling you that I am not a referee. This is a great question and one that is easily answered by contacting the head of officials in your area. They are there to answer questions like this. You can also call the NCAA officiating...

Lacrosse: Pita pocket maintenance, Pita Lacrosse Pocket
Pita Lacrosse Pocket: Hey there Charlie. There is nothing extra special you can do on this pocket. Just try to keep it dry because when it does get wet the leathers will shrink at a different rate than the cross laces. Here is a link to a thread on the Lacrosse Forums about...

Lacrosse: Stick Length for beginners, lacrosse stick, sporting good store
lacrosse stick, sporting good store, definitive answer: Will this is a great question, and one that I don t have a definitive answer for. Here are some guidelines I use. 1) Top of the stick comes to the breastbone from the floor. (Total length) 2) Shaft is twice the width of the hips. (This may be...

Lacrosse: shooting strings, Lacrosse Goalie Tips
Lacrosse Goalie Tips: Rich three shooting strings is all you need. Straight across. Skip one row of diamonds between rows. So you would have the scoop, then one row of diamonds, then your top shooting string. I use a sidewall lace for my top shooting string because it gets...

Lacrosse: starting lacrosse at my school, varsity program, athletic director
varsity program, athletic director, lacrosse: Tyler first you need to round up players. Once you have a significant number of players you can approach the athletic director at your school about starting a club, then a varsity program. It s really easy actually. You just need to drum up interest. You...

Lacrosse: unpinched head, how to unpinch a lacrosse head
how to unpinch a lacrosse head: Danny a hair dryer won t help you bend it. A heat gun might, but not a hair dryer. You can also just stick it in your oven at 400 degrees for a couple of minutes with the ball in it. I don t think it will affect the dye. It may make it a bit soft that the...

Lacrosse: being faster, lacrosse goalie tips, tips for big lacrosse players
lacrosse goalie tips, tips for big lacrosse players: Nolon your hand eye coordination will get better as you have more reps in the cage. Right now, everything is so new and there will be times when you are unsure where the ball is going out of the players stick. With more experience you will be able to read...

Lacrosse: high-light vid, how to make a lacrosse recruiting video
how to make a lacrosse recruiting video: Rich I recently asked the coaches at the University of Denver this exact same question and here is what they told me: 1) Best way to reach a coach: YouTubeVideo and a link in an email to them introducing yourself. 2) Has to be a solid video. Not...

Lacrosse: training, lacrosse strength, training for lacrosse defense
lacrosse strength, training for lacrosse defense: Chris this is pretty simple. In the short term, you need to be rested. That s number one. Lots of sleep going into that tryouts. Also, start hydrating now. A gallon of water per day, no exceptions. Sodas don t count. Coffee doesn t count, etc. Water....

Lacrosse: Defensive Head, lacrosse defensive head
lacrosse defensive head: Scott the Excalibur is an excellent choice and there is a reason it is the number one selling head of all time. I am a fan of the Excalibur and feel that warping is only an issue if you are a 6 + 200lb defenseman that can fell a small tree while slashing....

Lacrosse: Goalie sticks, titanium shaft, diamond mesh
titanium shaft, diamond mesh, goalie sticks: Jacob my recommendation is to go with an STX Eclipse. Twelve diamond mesh. Three shooting strings. Titanium shaft. If you want to save money skip the titanium shaft and find the lightest shaft that you can afford. Jonathan - The Goalie Guru www.LacrosseGoalieTips.com...

Lacrosse: lacrosse head screw, screw hole, head screws
screw hole, head screws, jonathan edwards: Hey there Sam. That screw hole may look small because it is actually drilled through carbon fibre that the shaft is made out of. Lacrosse head screws are quite standard. I would go back to the place where you bought it and have them give you the right screw....

Lacrosse: Midfield Shaft, new shaft, gait
new shaft, gait, harrow: Hey there Rob. Shafts are really personal. But my most favorite shaft is pure Titanium. You will spend less on shafts over time if you go with Titanium. They are light. Take a beating and barely dent. They are far and away the best choice in my opinion....

Lacrosse: mesh, soft mesh, box lacrosse
soft mesh, box lacrosse, evolution 2: Robbie that pocket needs to be low in the stick so that you can have a more vertical stick position and a quicker release. A couple of years ago there were two great articles on InsideLacrosse.com about Shooter/Feeder pockets. I wasn t able to find it...

Lacrosse: types of pocket, cradle position, magic pocket
cradle position, magic pocket, guy sticks: Hey there John. I don t know Zinder personally and I can t confirm if he s still in business or not. You don t need to send a stick across the country to get it strung. Usually ever high school team has one competent coach or athlete who can string...

Lacrosse: Challenging the shooter, lacrosse goalie, lacrosse goalie tips
lacrosse goalie, lacrosse goalie tips: Rob you ve come to the right place for this answer. You are right, in wanting to come out and challenge the shooter. I was also a hockey goalie and took many of the things I learned as a hockey goalie and improved my lacrosse game with that knowledge....

Lacrosse: Defense Mesh, defense lacrosse mesh, six diamond mesh
defense lacrosse mesh, six diamond mesh, ten diamond mesh: Alex yes, the six diamond is the big holed mesh. I don t recommend it though. Go with something in the middle to start. The 6 hole mesh can get really baggy especially when it gets wet. As a defender you don t want a huge pocket because it will take too...

Lacrosse: Head and Shaft, sophomore, nike
Lacrosse: Head and Shaft, sophomore, nike, legacy

Lacrosse: Goalie stick length, how long should a goalie stick be, lacrosse goalie
how long should a goalie stick be, lacrosse goalie, lacrosse goalie tips: Mark my stick is 46 in length and I m 5 8 . This is the shortest I would ever go. At that length it is 68% of my total height. My recommendation is to keep total stick length (including head) between 68 and 73% of total height in inches. Start on the...

Lacrosse: Goalie stick, two chairs, forearms
two chairs, forearms, mesh: Trent soak the mesh, but let it dry with three balls in it that are weighted down. Suspend the stick from two chairs so that the mesh can dry in a deep position. This will help. It may even be too deep to begin with but you will be able to adjust for that....

Lacrosse: which goalie, lacrosse goalie, lacrosse goalie tips
lacrosse goalie, lacrosse goalie tips, lacrosse goalie clear: Ethan this isn t an easy answer as there are a lot of factors that you as a coach have to weigh. That being said, if they are in fact equal with the exception of the clearing I would always go with the younger goalie in the hopes that he is going to be a...

Lacrosse: goalie pads, lacrosse goalie, lacrosse goalie tips
lacrosse goalie, lacrosse goalie tips: Jason thanks for the great question. Those photos you saw were probably of a box goalie. The nets are 4x4 and they wear hockey-like equipment to play in goal. The thought process in field lacrosse is that, since the net is so large, and there is more...

Lacrosse: Head and Shaft, what lacrosse stick should I buy
what lacrosse stick should I buy: Rob if money is not really an object I would go with an all titanium shaft. You will spend less money over time by buying a titanium shaft now than by going cheaper. Those shafts will bend and break and you ll be replacing them. You can t beat Titanium...

Lacrosse: Left handed players, Left handed lacrosse players
Left handed lacrosse players: Dave as most defenders are right handed a natural lefty would be driving against the stick of most defenders. Not really an advantage. That being said, there is always a demand for a lefty shot on attack, to play Side Left of the goalie. This allows easy...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Goalie Equipment, lacrosse goalie equipment
lacrosse goalie equipment: Don the shoulder pads on the lacrosse goalie gear are insanely large. You could argue they give you more protection but to be honest, at 7, they would probably be so cumbersome it s not worth the extra cost. At the size and speed the balls will be shot at...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Strings, cutting the strings, pair of scissors
cutting the strings, pair of scissors, cutting blade: Chelsea cutting and burning is definitely the best choice. And really easy to accomplish too. Get a really nice sharp pair of scissors, or better yet, an exacto knife of other type of cutting blade. Cut the strings and leathers about three or four inches...

Lacrosse: Sticks, Brine Swizzle, STX Vanadium
Brine Swizzle, STX Vanadium: Swizzle. You will spend less in the long run going with as close to Titanium as possible. If you can t afford straight Ti, the Swizzle is a nice option. Jonathan - The Goalie Guru www.LacrosseGoalieTips.com the #1 Goalie Coaching Program on the Internet...

Lacrosse: sessions of conditioning per week, lacrosse face-offs, wrestling
lacrosse face-offs, wrestling, lacrosse: Jake, you ll want to do interval sprint training to get your legs moving for lacrosse and you ll want to hit the weight room to build up your power. You re already in pretty good shape from wrestling but conditioning is fairly specific so you ll want to get...

Lacrosse: stick length, butt end, bottom hand
butt end, bottom hand, baseball bat: Hey there Bob. The tape on the end is kind of like choking up on a baseball bat. It just gives you a different feel on the shaft. I tried this years ago on a goalie stick and loved it. The only thing is that you really don t want any butt end hanging...

Lacrosse: What to do?, how to play lacrosse in college
how to play lacrosse in college: Brad you re a lot older than you were in high school and probably a better athlete. The bottom line is that new coach needs to see you play. If you re good enough you re good enough. Your high school experience means nothing when you start playing. It...

Lacrosse: recruitability, recruiting for lacrosse
recruiting for lacrosse: Cate you are throwing up hurdles where there aren t any. Most college coaches would kill to have a lacrosse player half as smart as your son. That s the first step. Secondly, the fact that he doesn t play more than one sport isn t a big deal at all. I...

Lacrosse: colored mesh, lacrosse goalie, lacrosse goalie tips
lacrosse goalie, lacrosse goalie tips, lacrosse goalie clear: Zach what an awesome question. And you know you ve reached the right guy when, not only am I a lacrosse goalie, but I also own a store that sells fabric so I know a lot about dyes color etc. The way it usually works is that the darker the color the more...

Lacrosse: goalie stick head, lacrosse tips, freshman lacrosse
lacrosse tips, freshman lacrosse, yourbestlacrossetips: Ralph thanks for writing. Your daughter, at this age and size is at a disadvantage when throwing with a goalie stick. But that doesn t mean it s impossible to get stronger and to make a pocket that she is able to catch and throw with. Factory string...

Lacrosse: High School Athlete interested in lacrosse, lacrosse tips, freshman lacrosse
lacrosse tips, freshman lacrosse, yourbestlacrossetips: Hey there Amy, I had a friend in High School who played baseball. He played Varsity his last couple years of high school and then went off to a college where lacrosse was pretty big and pretty competitive. Having not EVER picked up a stick in high school,...

Lacrosse: Mesh.., lacrosse goalie mesh
lacrosse goalie mesh: Ryan there is no difference in quality but you will see a considerable difference in the performance of the pocket. I recommend ten or twelve diamond mesh for most goalies. I rarely use anything less than that especially in wet conditions. Jonathan...

Lacrosse: recrutability for short stature boy, gifted athlete, short stature
gifted athlete, short stature, college lacrosse: Cindy I am the perennial optimist. But grounded. Because I wasn t a gifted athlete to start but ended up being a High School All-american as well as an Olympian in a completely different sport. So as an athlete I ve seen exceptions to the rules and as a...

Lacrosse: Brine Deft Lacrosse Gloves, Brine Deft Lacrosse Glove Review
Brine Deft Lacrosse Glove Review: Alec there are so many gloves out there you really need to choose by what fits your hand well and what is in your price range. The Deft s do have that hardened thumb which is usually for a goalie but it s not going to hurt you if you wear them. If they are...

Lacrosse: D-Head, Reebok 9k Lacrosse Head Review
Reebok 9k Lacrosse Head Review: Sure. It looks pretty cool. It s got a pretty good scoop on it. Little pinch towards the throat. It s not offset but that s not a big deal. Jake there are soooo many heads out there. Don t worry about making a bad decision. You just want something...

Lacrosse: Defensive Head, lacrosse defense head, Brine Edge Lacrosse Head
lacrosse defense head, Brine Edge Lacrosse Head, long stick middie head: Hey there Jake. Thanks for the question. I played a fair bit of LSM myself and the head I used, and loved, was the Brine Edge. It s not the sexiest head on the planet but for an LSM it works great and here s why: 1) The scoop of the head is wide and...

Lacrosse: Longpoles, best defense lacrosse shaft, titanium lacrosse shaft
best defense lacrosse shaft, titanium lacrosse shaft: Dylan there is no question that an all Titanium shaft is the best there is. Everything else on the market tries to copy all of the characteristics of a titanium shaft. They are light, and very stiff, and virtually indestructible. You will spend less money...

Lacrosse: Need help in Net, lacrosse goalie tips
lacrosse goalie tips: Hey there Peter. That s a pretty all encompassing question but I think I can help. My answer here will be brief and more of a high-level thought process. The number one thing you can do to improve your game is to get in better shape. No matter what...

Lacrosse: my new setup, lacrosse goalie tips, best lacrosse goalie head
lacrosse goalie tips, best lacrosse goalie head: Brody, my favorite head is the STX Eclipse. I like the Warrior Nemesis too but the Eclipse is still my favorite. 12 diamond mesh is a nice consistent mesh to go with. And I love Titanium shafts. If you want to save some money you can go a little cheaper...

Lacrosse: lacrosse and college, lacrosse school, lacrosse program
lacrosse school, lacrosse program, pilat: Marcia Roanoke is a fantastic lacrosse school. Division three. I was recruited heavily there back in the day. Great lacrosse program but more importantly a great school. Bill Pilat is a fantastic coach as well. Outside of that there are tons of schools...

Lacrosse: Potential, d1 player, late bloomer
d1 player, late bloomer, olympic athlete: Anthony there isn t really an age per se. And this is a very big question to answer in this forum. But here are three things to consider at any point in your athletes career: 1) Is he going to be physically able to be a D1 player. Is mom and dad tall...

Lacrosse: Titanium D poles, STX Sc Ti, Warrior Titan Pro
STX Sc Ti, Warrior Titan Pro, lacrosse defense shafts: John I have one of each and I have to say that over fifteen years my Titan Pro is my favorite. My STX has one tiny ding on it. So either way I think you re good. But there is something to be said for going with the Warrior as it was the original titanium...

Lacrosse: Travel Team Tryouts
Hey there Tony. My gut would tell him to play. I recently had a team where we had some fifth graders playing up against older kids and it went fine. No one got hurt, and I mentally prepared the kids for the challenges ahead. I think if you do that your...

Lacrosse: Coaching Lacrosse, lacrosse coaching tips
lacrosse coaching tips: Jerry this is a fantastic question. And I have a similar situation on my team up here south of Calgary where I have a dad, whose son is 12. He is also a football coach. What I love about football coaches is that you bring a sense of discipline, of team,...

Lacrosse: lacrosse, high school diploma, dutch business
Lacrosse: lacrosse, high school diploma, dutch business, lacrosse player

Lacrosse: lacrosse, netherlands lacrosse
netherlands lacrosse: Carla if you go to the NCAA.org site you can download both the mens and womens rulebooks for free. US Lacrosse Association has a ton of great resources. And this book is the best book I ve seen on the sport and the history: http://www.amazon.com/Lacrosse-Technique-Tradition-Second-Classic/dp/0801884101/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296863131&sr=1-3...

Lacrosse: lacrosse shoulder pads, K18 Shoulder Pads Review
K18 Shoulder Pads Review: Michelle your 11 year old will be fine in the K18 s. Not a ton of contact or slashing at that age so you aren t compromising anything. There is a bit of a coolness factor for the little guys in the K18 s too, and having him out there feeling confident...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse in-season strength and conditioning, strength training for lacrosse, lacrosse strength training
strength training for lacrosse, lacrosse strength training: Rutherford, thanks for the great question. Lifting in season can be beneficial if the strength program has the athlete doing the right things. Strength coaches come from many varied backgrounds and tend to work like tools in a toolbox. If they are a hammer...

Lacrosse: Mesh, lacrosse shooting strings, how to string a lacrosse stick
lacrosse shooting strings, how to string a lacrosse stick: Niko thanks for the great question. It s hard to get all of the variables but from what you re telling me I would stick with your K-lyte and Revo TI. Don t give up on the soft mesh. You may have gotten a bad batch and that is why it is falling apart. A...

Lacrosse: Lx goalie helmet/throat guard, throat guard, cascade
Lacrosse: Lx goalie helmet/throat guard, throat guard, cascade, guru

Lacrosse: New parent to Lacrosse, cool graphics, dickssportinggoods
Lacrosse: New parent to Lacrosse, cool graphics, dickssportinggoods, sports authority

Lacrosse: friend of a lacrosse addict, lacrosse coaching tips
lacrosse coaching tips: I would say most definitely. You ve sent your question to a completely optimistic coach and former player. Although there are more girls playing lacrosse than ever before I believe that if you work hard enough anything is possible. Her goal will be more...

Lacrosse: Goalie Gear, lacrosse goalie gear for woment, lacrosse goalie tips
lacrosse goalie gear for woment, lacrosse goalie tips, lacrosse goalie womens: Tracey, this may sound like a bit of a cop out, but the bottom line is you need to buy the equipment that lets you feel the most protected in the cage. That s it. Within those guidelines there are many choices. You really need to focus on fit and safety....

Lacrosse: girls' goalie stick, women's lacrosse goalie tips
women's lacrosse goalie tips: Cherie start at 42 . That will be a good start since you are trying to make it work for everyone. It may be long for some and short for others. The good news is that shafts are cheap if you find you need to cut one, or have a couple on hand. I d go 36,...

Lacrosse: Lx goalie helmet/throat guard, lacrosse goalie throat guard help
lacrosse goalie throat guard help: Jeffery I believe that manufacturers stopped making specific throat guards a couple of years ago. I have noticed that the goalies on my team have all ordered the clear one and then just strung it to the mask with lacing. Not pretty but it works. Gone are...

Lacrosse: New parent to Lacrosse, lacrosse stick tips for ten year old
lacrosse stick tips for ten year old: Kelly this is not a simple answer as there are sexy picks that the kids like, and more practical tips that I would recommend. The Clutch, or the Evo Pro is a stick that he may find cool. But the all time leading stick in sales in the Excalibur 2 now....

Lacrosse: Am I to old for lacrosse?, lacrosse coaching tips
lacrosse coaching tips: Marcus, you will definitely have an uphill climb. But it s not impossible. I suggest you get a stick in your hand as fast as you can and learn how to catch and throw. This will be the first step. If you are athletic, and can at least catch and throw a...

Lacrosse: Attack head, pocket placement, and shooting string placement, lacrosse shooting strings, lacrosse pocket
lacrosse shooting strings, lacrosse pocket, clutch: Steve as a coach I see a lot of sticks. My two favorite are EvoPro and the Clutch. They are both great. As for shooting strings. Two straight across with one or two in a V spaced one row of diamonds apart and you should be good. As for release you...

Lacrosse: D-head, what is the best defensive head, lacrosse head review
what is the best defensive head, lacrosse head review, defensive lacrosse head recommendation: Billy great question. I wouldn t say that it is any more breakable than others. Breakability comes from a lot of factors. Temperature. Both hot and cold can make a plastic head brittle. To be honest, you re going to break heads. It just happens. And actually...

Lacrosse: Long Pole Defense Stick, long pole for 11 year old, lacrosse defensive stick length
long pole for 11 year old, lacrosse defensive stick length: Harry all D length poles come the same length and then you chop it down. I would get him a shaft that is light and durable (there are new ones coming out all the time so I don t recommend models because they are always changing.) Then you will want to chop...

Lacrosse: Too Short?, vocational nursing school, sophomore year
vocational nursing school, sophomore year, summer leagues: Alex the bottom line is that if you can play at the level of the team you are trying out, they will take you. Size is irrelevant. I ve played with some great players over the years of all sizes. Don t discount your ability to become a great player....

Lacrosse: Gloves and a D-pole?, lacrosse shafts
lacrosse shafts: Chase in regards to the Macdaddy 3 Rich, what did you need to know? Also, on the shafts. As a close defender you are throwing a lot of checks and my recommendation on shafts because of that is to go Titanium. They are pricey I know. But you will spend...

Lacrosse: What position best?, lacrosse tips
lacrosse tips: Chris, no matter how athletic you are, your success in lacrosse will come down to your ability to catch and throw. At your size and athletic ability you I would probably start you out at a midfield position. But if you stick skills improved I might move you...

Lacrosse: D-head, ground balls, xcalibur
ground balls, xcalibur, great shape: Mike the xcalibur is one of the best selling heads of all time for a reason. Wide scoop for ground balls. Great shape for catching and passing. And good stiffness. Not too stiff either. That s my favorite. Jonathan - http://www.lacrossegoalietips.com...

Lacrosse: lacrosse heads, lacrosse stick rules
lacrosse stick rules: Amit, most definitely. Heads can be too narrow in the width. Also the distance between the inside of the top of the head, and where the ball stop is, can also be too small. Pocket depth is also a big issue. All of these rules can be found at the NCAA.org...

Lacrosse: shooting strings/head, soft mesh, little whip
soft mesh, little whip, middie: Vinny you re going to need to learn how to adjust those shooting strings. That s all. You re old way of throwing with the old pocket gave you one release point. Now this one has a little whip in it and is releasing it later, that s why it shoots down. ...

Lacrosse: titanium poles, titanium lacrosse shafts
titanium lacrosse shafts: Michael I m a fan of the Warrior Titanium shafts as they were the first company to make them. I have two, first generation titanium shafts from Warrior and they are still in fantastic shape. STX also makes a good one. Many of these shafts come from the...

Lacrosse: winter leagues, rogers mn, winter leagues
rogers mn, winter leagues, lacrosse game: Vinnny I don t know of any in your area off hand. My first thought would be to find a bunch of guys you played with last year and start your own thing. There must be a bunch of other guys who want to play too. Also, I played three sports all the way...

Lacrosse: Beginner Goalie Lacrosse, lacrosse goalie tips
lacrosse goalie tips: Adam congratulations on playing the best position in sports! The best thing you can do is start to get in the cage. Get online and watch some videos of goalies so you can adopt their stance until you develop your own. Then have your brother start shooting...

Lacrosse: lacrosse shaft, shenzhen china, jesse wang
Lacrosse: lacrosse shaft, shenzhen china, jesse wang, lacrosse shafts

Lacrosse: lacrosse shaft, brine voyce, pocket quality
brine voyce, pocket quality, fyan: Lucas, All of these heads are good choices but for a two-way middie I would suggest the Brine Clutch instead of either of those. All of the heads you gave are not very stiff and tend to warp from playing defense so that the pinch becomes illegal. I...

Lacrosse: D-Pole head and shaft, shaft options, pocket quality
shaft options, pocket quality, wood component: Gary, Head and shaft choice is a lot based off preference, there is no right answer to what is the best combination. I am not sure what your price range is but for a head I would suggest is the Brine Gospel. It is stiff to withstand the beating of...

Lacrosse: mesh, diamond mesh, soft mesh
diamond mesh, soft mesh, color combinations: Lucas, Mesh type, much like what head or shaft you chose, is very much preference based. However, shot speed is strongly tied to the number of diamonds in the mesh. As the number of diamonds decreases, the mesh usually showcases more hold and shows...

Lacrosse: Advise for one of one for Goalie, crease, three feet
crease, three feet, jem: Jem this is a great question. I ve pasted in an answer to a similar question that I had answered before. Anywhere you see he or him you can input your daughters name. I don t mean to put off your answer, as you ll see I have lots of thoughts on this particular...

Lacrosse: Arm Pads, arm guard, arm pads
arm guard, arm pads, sure what size: Caleb, Going by your height, you need a large. Going by your weight, you need a medium. If you get a large, they may not be very tight. If you get a medium, they won t have as much coverage area. The Menace Arm Guard is a very protective pad. It is a...

Lacrosse: Attack length vs Goalie length, jonathan edwards, shallow side
jonathan edwards, shallow side, previous question: Erick you ll get a great deal on that Titanium from your buddy. Go for it. As far as the length goes you won t have a problem if you develop enough strength. Personally I think it s easier to clear the ball with a shorter stick. But as you get stronger...

Lacrosse: attack shaft, nfhs rules, lacrosse store
nfhs rules, lacrosse store, shaft: Chris, Sorry about that, I did not read your question the whole way through. The shafts that we sell in our store are between 30 to 32 in length. The average seems to be 30 1/2 inches. Let me know if this answers your question a little better than...

Lacrosse: Bionic Corner Pocket, good luck, corner pocket
good luck, corner pocket: The Corner Pocket would work fine in a Bionic. It is very hard to string though. Here is a link on how to string one. http://members.aol.com/lxconcepts/sticktech14.html. I have never used one, but they look to be very good for a shooting as well as craddling....

Lacrosse: Boys and Girls Lacrosse, hockey girls, playing boys
hockey girls, playing boys, box lacrosse: Marty this is by far the best question I have ever received on this forum and you couldn t be asking a better guy. Quick background on me: I m an Olympian, and a lacrosse all-american. And a no-limit thinker. Also, a parent of a two year old who wants...

Lacrosse: ball, lacrosse balls, game balls
lacrosse balls, game balls, coach andrew: Andrew what a great freakin question! I m from Massachusetts but I live in Canada now. And I ve never seen guys get so picky about balls as they do in Canada. By playing a lot indoors the balls get really slippery and all the Canadians I play with can...

Lacrosse: best pads, chopper, player reviews
chopper, player reviews: Doug, It depends on what you are looking for. STX Chopper series is nice equipment, and is very reasonably priced. A good place to find information about equipment is www.laxshopper.com. They have player reviews of most equipment, heads, and handles....

Lacrosse: best way to string a head, joe valente, midfielders
joe valente, midfielders, lacrosse: It all depends on what position you are playing. Most stringing styles are created towards Attack and Midfielders, but there are a few for Defenders also. The pocket I have always had the most luck with is the Channel Pocket. It is a form of hard mesh, with...

Lacrosse: bionic pocket, bottom rail, butter knife
bottom rail, butter knife, mesh: Blake, Thanks for the question. If you are getting a channel pocket, that is a custom stringing. Whoever strings it for you, should string it with a pocket already in it. If they don t, here is what you want to do. Wet the mesh, put a ball in the pocket...

Lacrosse: brine defense head, brine, e3
brine, e3, motive: Jamie, Thanks for the question. The two best Brine heads for Defense are the Motive and the E3. The motive is a bit heavier than the E3, but a bit stronger also. The E3 is the newest version of the original Edge, which was a great defensive head. It...

Lacrosse: broken mesh, jonathan edwards, shure
jonathan edwards, shure, mesh: Alex that s a tough one. I hate to tell you this but you really need to invest in new mesh. For a short term fix you ll want to unlace the sidewall and then restring it in a row. You ll have to loosen up the other side so that the pocket sits in the middle...

Lacrosse: buying the right stick, plain aluminum, strong points
plain aluminum, strong points, gait: The stx al6000+pro is a plain Aluminum handle. It is heavy, weak, and has no warranty on it. If you are looking for an inexpensive stick, that is durable with a 1 year warranty, I would go with the STX Steel. If you are looking for something a little bit lighter,...

Lacrosse: Cleats, lacrosse game, metal spikes
lacrosse game, metal spikes, game soccer: Hey there Eric. If your baseball cleats have metal spikes they probably won t be allowed. Most leagues ban the use of metal spikes for anything other than baseball for safety reason. But if you re baseball cleats are plastic than by all means you can...

Lacrosse: Coaching Girls Lacrosse, goal circle, play girls
goal circle, play girls, game shots: Hey there Tony. I m your resource. I ll be honest I haven t found any great resource for goalies period. That s what I m trying to become so if I can help you just email me at jone94@ shaw.ca and we ll help you as much as possible. I tend to view the...

Lacrosse: Coaching Goalies and sticks, team warm ups, soft mesh
team warm ups, soft mesh, high school girls: Nikki. First off, feel free to email me directly at jone94@shaw.ca I m working on a goalie ebook although it s taking me forever. I ll email you a copy when I m done, hopefully by the end of the summer. Great questions by the way. First off, hard mesh....

Lacrosse: College Goalie ??, indoor winter, i don t care
indoor winter, i don t care, school varsity: Oh Lisa and Brian I know exactly what you are going through. I went through it myself on a few different levels. I ll give you all the options that I know of and you can make some decisions. I ll have to say this though before I give you all the options:...

Lacrosse: College goalie?, rio rancho high school, lacrosse goalie
rio rancho high school, lacrosse goalie, rancho high school: Hey there Andrew. Great question. That s fantastic that your team will be going varsity soon. Bummer you won t be there though. When it comes to playing in college it s just going to depend on if you are ready for the competition at the school you go...

Lacrosse: Colleges with Lacrosse Programs, umass amherst, notre dame university
umass amherst, notre dame university, lacrosse programs: Beryl thanks for the question. What you have asked is a very broad question and not the easiest to answer as there are many things to consider. A couple of things to think about. Scholarships come from Division 1 programs as well as Division 2 programs....

Lacrosse: Cutting a Shaft, titanium shaft, new shaft
titanium shaft, new shaft, cutting blade: Hey there Bob. Any good hacksaw from Home Depot should do it. You just need to have the correct blade for it. Take the shaft down to Home Depot and have them help you find their toughest steel cutting blade. Even for a titanium shaft a good steel cutting...

Lacrosse: inside lacrosse, barnes and noble, lacrosse store
barnes and noble, lacrosse store, kick butt: Jimmy they changed the home page on me. Sorry about that. And after looking and searching I can t seem to find it. I m not sure where you live but if you call your local lacrosse store they usually have Inside Lacrosse, the printed version, for sale....

Lacrosse: clearing, bench area, t draw
bench area, t draw, defenseman: Javii, this should help. It s a little long but hopefully it covers everything. First off, clearing is a team thing. It s not just a goalie thing. Your coach should teach your team how to clear the ball after you make the save. If he doesn t know how...

Lacrosse: college mash rules, string job, college lacrosse
string job, college lacrosse, rocketpocket: Hey Chad. Great question. My thoughts on this are that the best players know a couple things about sticks that most don t. Sticks have to throw consistently. They need to be easily adjustable if it rains or snows. They have to be easy to repair if...

Lacrosse: how to cut down titanium, sheet metal fabricator, titanium shaft
sheet metal fabricator, titanium shaft, diamond tip: Max, We use a normal hacksaw with a metal cutting blade on it. It takes a few minutes to do, as well as giving you some great elbow exercise. The best thing to do is place it flat across two chairs. Put your foot on one end, and have somebody hold the...

Lacrosse: D-pole heads, great defenders, recei
great defenders, recei, sport one: Rob wow! That s quite the track record. You are either very unlucky or you are JACKED! As far as shafts go, save up and buy titanium. At the rat you are going you will sav more money over the long run if you buy titanium now. They will last you a really...

Lacrosse: D Shaft, aluminum shaft, plain aluminum
aluminum shaft, plain aluminum, college lacrosse: Jimmy, The Warrior Alloy 6000 is a plain aluminum shaft. I am surprised it lasted this long for you. It is fine for younger kids, but at the level you are playing, it just doesn t hold up. Here are a few choices for you. 1 - STX Steel - Cheap, but strong...

Lacrosse: D stick, titanium shafts, jonathan edwards
titanium shafts, jonathan edwards, ground balls: I haven t used it personally but it looks like it could be solid. Plenty of stiffness. Might be a little narrow for picking off passes but if your stick skills are good enough that shouldn t be a problem. You can always order online at www.comlax.ne...

Lacrosse: Deeper Pockets, diamond mesh, deep pockets
diamond mesh, deep pockets, largest diamond: Ben go with the largest diamond mesh you can find. This usually gives you a nice deep pocket. You can also loosen the sidewalls and the bottom string to give it some extra depth. Just be careful about the whip you create. The deeper the pocket the harder...

Lacrosse: Defending the Quick Stick, crease, reaction time
crease, reaction time, left foot: Eric this is a tough one to answer via email so I ll do my best. A couple of things here should help. First off, you need to have an idea of where the man is that the feeder is going to pass to. I m not a big fan of taking your eye off the ball but...

Lacrosse: Defense training, bench press, deadlifting
bench press, deadlifting, strength coach: Hey there Jamie. Sorry for the late response. I ve needed some solid time to write you on this so I finally have it. As a strength coach I ve seen one constant amongst all great athletes in all sports: No matter what sport. No matter what position....

Lacrosse: Defensive Heads, brine, gait
brine, gait, stx: Sal, Here is the list, not in any order. 1 - Gait Wizard 2 - STX X3 3 - Warrior Revolution 2.0 4 - Brine E3 5 - STX Bionic For player reviews of each one, go to www.laxshopper.com. It s a great sight, and can help you find a lot of things. Thanks,...

Lacrosse: Defensive heads, mesh pockets, gait
mesh pockets, gait, wondering what kind: Phil, Most defenders play with hard mesh pockets. The most requested pocket for defenders is the players pocket. It has two shooting strings across the top, and one upside down V strung into it. This will give you more accuracy in your passes. I hope...

Lacrosse: Diffrence+between+boys+lax+and+girls+lax+, girls lacrosse, goales
girls lacrosse, goales, youtube: Miryan here are a couple of major differences between the two sports. G - Sticks have no pocket B - Sticks have pocket as deep as the ball G - No checking B - Checking G - Eye protection and light gloves B - Helmets, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves,...

Lacrosse: defense, biological age, defensemen
biological age, defensemen, defenseman: Jamie this is an awesome question. Good for you for planning ahead and realizing what you re going to up against, and more importantly, what you re going to need to succeed. My answer has two parts. An easy first part, and a more complicated second part...

Lacrosse: How do I determine what size to buy, arm guards, arm pads
arm guards, arm pads, ebay: I would say that he needs Medium sized pads. He might get away with Small, but they probably would not last more than one season. He is going to need Shoulder Pads, Arm Pads (Arm Guards), and Gloves. I would go with a 12 Glove for him. He will also need a...

Lacrosse: evo 2.0, lacrosse coaches, kick butt
lacrosse coaches, kick butt, nick nick: Nick don t listen to your buddies. The whole reason there are so many heads out there is because there are so many people out there. I like the Evo and the Torque. The Evo is more of a shooters stick and the Torque is good for a deep pocket. But lacrosse...

Lacrosse: First Timer, sophomore year, first timer
sophomore year, first timer, paced game: Mike! Welcome to the best sport on the planet! Ok, here s what I would do. I m assuming you live in Washington state and not Washington DC. Right? Probably the first place to start is www.InsideLacrosse.com There is a TON of info on that site....

Lacrosse: First Year Lacrosse Player, fast break, athleticism
fast break, athleticism, sprinter: Aaron great question and good on ya for asking for advice on how to make this a great move. Ok, first thing, your coach knows your fast and that you re a great athlete and he wants you on the field. But I m guessing that your stick skill aren t that good....

Lacrosse: ball, varsity players, crank
Lacrosse: ball, varsity players, crank, lacrosse

Lacrosse: Cleats, baseball spike, baseball cleats
Lacrosse: Cleats, baseball spike, baseball cleats, referee

Lacrosse: Colleges with Lacrosse Programs, club lacrosse, lacrosse camp
Lacrosse: Colleges with Lacrosse Programs, club lacrosse, lacrosse camp, college lacrosse

Lacrosse: D Shaft, gait, shaft
Lacrosse: D Shaft, gait, shaft, titanium

Lacrosse: Defensive heads, mesh
Lacrosse: Defensive heads, mesh

Lacrosse: Diffrence+between+boys+lax+and+girls+lax+, different boys, girls team
Lacrosse: Diffrence+between+boys+lax+and+girls+lax+, different boys, girls team, boys team

Lacrosse: Girls Goalie, knowing the game, quards
Lacrosse: Girls Goalie, knowing the game, quards, football pads

Lacrosse: Goalie Pocket, school glue, stiffness
Lacrosse: Goalie Pocket, school glue, stiffness, mesh

Lacrosse: Goalie rules for girls, game, defensive teammates
Lacrosse: Goalie rules for girls, game, defensive teammates, little bit of luck

Lacrosse: Goalie Shooting Strings, soft mesh, goaly
Lacrosse: Goalie Shooting Strings, soft mesh, goaly, 3 years

Lacrosse: Goalie
Lacrosse: Goalie

Lacrosse: goalie stringing, mesh, monster
Lacrosse: goalie stringing, mesh, monster

Lacrosse: goalie stuff, custom helmet, brine
Lacrosse: goalie stuff, custom helmet, brine

Lacrosse: Helping my son improve his game
Lacrosse: Helping my son improve his game

Lacrosse: Should i join and am i too small?, game form, spee
Lacrosse: Should i join and am i too small?, game form, spee, reflexes

Lacrosse: K18, crankshaft, shaft
Lacrosse: K18, crankshaft, shaft, midfielders

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Pocket, butter knife, game day
Lacrosse: Lacrosse Pocket, butter knife, game day

Lacrosse: lacrosse, gloves, girls
Lacrosse: lacrosse, gloves, girls

Lacrosse: lacrosse, screw driver, side walls
Lacrosse: lacrosse, screw driver, side walls, mesh

Lacrosse: lacrosse goalie, course girls, mouth guard
Lacrosse: lacrosse goalie, course girls, mouth guard, arc

Lacrosse: lacrosse head (im a middie)
Lacrosse: lacrosse head (im a middie)

Lacrosse: lax, square shape, easy solution
Lacrosse: lax, square shape, easy solution

Lacrosse: lax skills, concrete wall, lefty
Lacrosse: lax skills, concrete wall, lefty, brick

Lacrosse: long pole mid, evo 2
Lacrosse: long pole mid, evo 2

Lacrosse: Mesh, soft mesh, twisti
Lacrosse: Mesh, soft mesh, twisti, other ones

Lacrosse: New to Lacrosse, easy sport, college coach
Lacrosse: New to Lacrosse, easy sport, college coach, freshman year

Lacrosse: new goalie, goalie sticks, shaft
Lacrosse: new goalie, goalie sticks, shaft, butt

Lacrosse: new shooting strings, old laces, google search
Lacrosse: new shooting strings, old laces, google search, sharp shooters

Lacrosse: Stringing Heads, ground balls, pocket style
Lacrosse: Stringing Heads, ground balls, pocket style, middie

Lacrosse: Stringing, heavy head, bad idea
Lacrosse: Stringing, heavy head, bad idea, bionic

Lacrosse: shooting strings, hockey store, hockey laces
Lacrosse: shooting strings, hockey store, hockey laces, perfect answer

Lacrosse: how to string my head...
Lacrosse: how to string my head...

Lacrosse: stringing, kyle
Lacrosse: stringing, kyle

Lacrosse: Traditional Stringing, pockets
Lacrosse: Traditional Stringing, pockets

Lacrosse: Troubles with Clearing, high school girls, goalie coach
Lacrosse: Troubles with Clearing, high school girls, goalie coach, luck kids

Lacrosse: taping, web style, spider web
Lacrosse: taping, web style, spider web, preference

Lacrosse: what do u think the most popular sport is, soccer football, popular sport
Lacrosse: what do u think the most popular sport is, soccer football, popular sport, watch the world

Lacrosse: facing off, soft mesh, jonathan edwards
soft mesh, jonathan edwards, kick butt: Abi, great question. I m not a face off specialist but I have picked up a few things along the way from guys who faced off so here goes. 1) Think of the pocket you can make with the BACK of your stick. So think of the type of pocket you would like if...

Lacrosse: fall lacrosse, lots of luck, worst time
lots of luck, worst time, east coast: Nick the fall is the worst time for lacrosse. Most guys are playing other sports and lacrosse kind of takes a rest. I don t know where you live but if you re anywhere on the east coast it s tough to find. You can always start something though. No matter...

Lacrosse: How to fix a broken side wall!, jonathan edwards, sorry buddy
jonathan edwards, sorry buddy, good luck: Matt I m sorry buddy. I don t know of any real way to fix a head like that. I gave up trying years ago. They tend to break a lot especially if you re playing in a cold or really dry and hot climate. If the stick is less than a year old you should be...

Lacrosse: Girls Goalie, mom daughter, goalie pants
mom daughter, goalie pants, mouthguards: Hello! Field players wear only goggles and mouthguards, but goalies wear full on helmets, gloves, chest protectors, throat protectors, goalie pants, mouthguards, and shin guards. Im almost positive that womens and mens goalie equipment are the same (except...

Lacrosse: Girls Lacrosse, lacrosse sticks, strength and conditioning coach
lacrosse sticks, strength and conditioning coach, manufacturer logo: Hey there Allie. Great question. All lacrosse sticks have different manufacturers and also different names. If you go to www.ComLax.net you can search for girls sticks and you ll see all the sticks that are on the market today. If you take a look...

Lacrosse: Gloves- Warrrior Studs, gear sticks, lacrosse gear
gear sticks, lacrosse gear, limited supply: Sean, The best place to get information on this glove (or any other lacrosse gear, sticks, and handles) is www.laxshopper.com. They list players reviews about each item. I do not know much about the glove. I also have not seen Warrior s new line for...

Lacrosse: Goalie Drills, great goalies, goalie drills
great goalies, goalie drills, coach girls: Donna this is a HUGE question. There are tons of goalie drills but I am one to stick with the basics so I will take you there. If you have a specific challenge that your goalies aren t performing on please email me directly at jone94 @shaw.ca and I can give...

Lacrosse: Goalie Mesh, titanium shaft, something freaky
titanium shaft, something freaky, jonathan edwards: Eileen great question. You can probably get away with the Brine Ignite shaft again on that second stick if you want to go economical. But if your son is really serious about the game you may want to save up for a titanium shaft for your son. He will have...

Lacrosse: Goalie Pocket, diamond mesh, wet head
diamond mesh, wet head, two chairs: Bummer about that head breaking but if you play enough it s bound to happen, especially if it s cold in your area right now. First suggestion: Have two sticks on the go at all times. You should have a favorite that you use for game day and a second stick...

Lacrosse: Goalie Pockets, soft mesh, jonathan edwards
soft mesh, jonathan edwards, ankle weight: Cody! Sorry it s taken me so long to get back to you. I never saw the email saying your wrote so I thought all my questions were answered. My apologies. That s a great question and a problem I had for years until I figured out how to fix it four years...

Lacrosse: Goalie rules for girls, jonathan edwards, kick butt
jonathan edwards, kick butt, qustions: Kat great question. I m not that up to date on the current rules for girls lacrosse but I would assume that you have all the same rules as other players when you are outside of the cage. You can definitely score, I know that for a fact. I scored once. ...

Lacrosse: Goalie Shooting Strings, dropping the ball, smart decision
dropping the ball, smart decision, hand strength: David sorry it s taken me so long to get back to you. I ve been on vacation and have been away from my computer. This should help though. Being a goalie I have a fair bit of experience for you on this topic. First things first. Sticks and stick stringing...

Lacrosse: Goalie Stick, stringing, interested students, just shoot me
interested students, just shoot me, jonathan: Bill there is no depth limit to a goalie stick. You d like it to be as deep as possible but still allow you to throw. If you need any more info just let me know. Thanks for the question Bill. If I can help again just shoot me an email. Jonathan ...

Lacrosse: Goalie Stick, titanium shaft, aluminum shaft
titanium shaft, aluminum shaft, jonathan edwards: Joey I m a big fan of the STX Eclipse with the large mesh and a titanium shaft. Since most goalie heads are all around the same price (give or take a few bucks) you ll save the most amount of money on the shaft. My suggestion is to go with something light...

Lacrosse: Goalie Stringing, wondering what type, velocity
wondering what type, velocity, good luck: Thai usually the shallower the pocket the more velocity you can get on the ball which means longer passes. But the trade off is the shallower you go the less cradling ability you have if you have to run out of the net. A solution to those problems...

Lacrosse: Goalie Summer Training, reverse hyperextensions, joe defranco
reverse hyperextensions, joe defranco, high school football: Chasse great question and one I can answer as I m a strength and conditioning coach. It s a big question that s tough to answer in such a small space but I ll give you some guidelines that you can go by. First off, when stopping a ball we are really using...

Lacrosse: Goalie, sports psychologist, ford man
sports psychologist, ford man, path way: Ford man. I know what you re going through because I have been there too. It happened to me playing goal. It s also happened to me in other sports too. I ve got some great advice for you though that should help a ton. When I was training for the Olympics...

Lacrosse: general play, larosse, league lacrosse
larosse, league lacrosse, qustions: Hello! Penalties are similar to those of ice hockey but play can also resemeble basketball with the use of dodges and picks. There are 3 defensemen, 3 attackmen, and 3 midfileders who play the whole field. ALso one goalie. Attack attempts to score while D...

Lacrosse: goalie 5-hole, sweat pants, aggressive stance
sweat pants, aggressive stance, gaping hole: Hey Jabar glad that helpes. Sorry for getting back to you a little slow. Shots to the five hole are a little harder to get to and part of it is because we re usually focusing on moving right or left to save the ball. When one comes down the pipe it s...

Lacrosse: goalie heads, mesh, jonathan
mesh, jonathan: Connor there isn t really any special way. It s kind of like stringing an oversize mesh stick. It still has shooting strings. Sidewalls. etc. So no major differences. Jonathan - Sign up for our free goalie newsletter at www.lacrossegoaltending.blogspot.co...

Lacrosse: goalie mesh, quality mesh, hi aaron
quality mesh, hi aaron, brine: Hi Aaron Out the many manufactures that sell goalie mesh I can t say that i personally support any of the major equipment manufactures. Most of these suppliers don t use mesh as their major focus and it is manufactured over seas. For the best quality always...

Lacrosse: goalie mesh, jonathan edwards, internet thanks
jonathan edwards, internet thanks, brine: Aaron that s a great question. Even though there are multiple Brand names on mesh (Brine, Warrior, STX Etc) they all come from a couple manufacturers. They may even come from one manufacturer and are labelled under all the different brands. This is...

Lacrosse: goalie stance, pigeon toed, biomechanical approach
pigeon toed, biomechanical approach, baseball players: Daniel, great question. A while back I emailed a guy who is an expert in speed training. He works with a lot of football players and baseball players and takes a biomechanical approach to the whole thing. His recommendation was that you want to have...

Lacrosse: goalie stick, lacrosse career, goso
lacrosse career, goso, rubber coating: Samantha my favorite stick is the STX Eclipse with large diamond mesh. It s light, feels light, and when it gets wet it doesn t get as heavy as a mesh with smaller diamonds. There is less material to get wet. As far as the shaft goes go with something...

Lacrosse: goalie stick, girls high school, information thanks
girls high school, information thanks, lacrosse: Megan, The 40 shaft is for men s lacrosse. That one would be to long for you. The 32 is actually a regulation length Attack shaft, and is the perfect lenght for women s lacrosse. You could order a goalie shaft in this length, but you will probably...

Lacrosse: goalie stringing, soft mesh, pocket monster
soft mesh, pocket monster, foul weather: Hi! I would reccommend Hard mesh.. This is because soft mesh often gives too much bounce and often shrinks in foul weather reducing the size of your pocket. MOnster Mesh is good because it had the least bounce, but the pocket over time can become too big...

Lacrosse: goalie stuff, helmet manufacturers, soft mesh
helmet manufacturers, soft mesh, mesh pocket: Molly, If you have been playing for a while, I would recomend a hard mesh stringing. You can build a nice deep pocket into it, and it will stay there. This allows you to have consistent and accurate clearing passes. The soft mesh is better if you do...

Lacrosse: goalie trainers, jonathan edwards, strength programs
jonathan edwards, strength programs, strength coach: Kate I have to apologize for the delay in getting back to you. My wife and I have been on vacation and I was away from my computer. Man that felt weird! I have some ideas if you re open to some creative training. Unfortunately I don t know of anyone...

Lacrosse: goalie troubles, double finger, field of vision
double finger, field of vision, goalies: Carl hey man. Great question and not one I can easily answer but I ll try. First off I just want to tell you you can email me directly at jone94@ shaw.ca I m working on a goalie ebook right now and it s been a real help answering all these goalie questions....

Lacrosse: goalie, cross bar, jabar
cross bar, jabar, goal line: Congrats Jabar on being the goalie for your middle school. You re going to do awesome because you re willing to ask great questions. Stopping shots that come to any part of the cage require three things: First: You need to see the ball. Do you see...

Lacrosse: golie stick help, game laura, grade girl
game laura, grade girl, what this means: Laura you sound a lot like me when I was your age. I remember in eight grade I had D that couldn t catch and throw very well so I had to run up the field a lot! You totally understand the pros and cons of the deeper pocket or the shallow pocket. You...

Lacrosse: Hard Mesh, forearm strength, deep pockets
forearm strength, deep pockets, schure: Dan this is a great question and not one I ve had to answer before. My son is 2 so I don t have him in a stick as of yet (he has one but it s used more as a hockey stick at this age) I would air on the side of indifference at this age. But I am a big...

Lacrosse: Head/Shaft, hole in the head, tiny hole
hole in the head, tiny hole, tight fit: Jon that s ok. The screws are universal. That tiny hole in the head is probably caused by some extra plastic. If that is the case you can drill the head with a drill bit tha is no larger than the screw. If you lightly drill out the hole it should fit perfectly....

Lacrosse: Head/Shaft, jonathan edwards, silicone spray
jonathan edwards, silicone spray, sand paper: Jon I m not sure about that head exactly. Take a quick look to see if the hole for where the shaft goes is shaped like the shaft. That s the first biggie. Also, you may have some metal burrs around the edge of the shaft. If you take some sand paper or...

Lacrosse: Head into shaft, screw size, screw hole
screw size, screw hole, screw driver: Jon my first suggestion is to drill the shaft. Take a pen and mark the shaft through the screw hole in the head. Then remove the head and drill a hole in the shaft for the proper screw size. (Do NOT drill the shaft through the hole in the head. You will...

Lacrosse: Head shopping, ground balls, definitive advice
ground balls, definitive advice, personal thing: Mark this is a tough one. I have a tough time giving definitive advice on heads because they are so damned personal. I really like the looks of the Revo Pro by Warrior. I ve also seen some Excalibur heads by STX that have been around for years. Those...

Lacrosse: Heads, poplar head, ground balls
poplar head, ground balls, middies: Ryan this is a super personal question. Heads are a very personal so I m not going to be able to give you a straight answer unfortunately. I will give you some general rules that will help you pick your own. Right now he Evo Pro is a very poplar head...

Lacrosse: Helping my son improve his game, gifted athlete, healthy environments
gifted athlete, healthy environments, summer leagues: Tim what a fantastic question! I can empathize with this one. My dad was a musician and not an athlete, and then I came along and didn t like music and became an athlete. We didn t play ball too much. It was a chore getting him out there to play catch....

Lacrosse: High School Goaltending, warm ups, jv team
warm ups, jv team, good habits: Ryan moving to the ball faster has everything to do with being stronger in the hips and the legs. So by hitting the gym and working on squats, lunges, etc. you will be able to move your body to the ball faster. As far as warm ups to move to the ball faster,...

Lacrosse: hard mesh, old rocking chair, c clamps
old rocking chair, c clamps, jonathan edwards: Travis, great question. You need to work the heck out of the mesh. Growing up my parents had an old rocking chair that had these posts that stuck up on the back of the chair. It was perfect for breaking in pockets. I would take my stick and pound the heck...

Lacrosse: head choice, jonathan edwards, thoat
jonathan edwards, thoat, proton: Mike I m a big fan of the proton and the Evo Pro 2.0 for attackmen. I don t think you can go wrong with either choice. ust be careful how you string them up. You ll want a pocket towards the thoat of the stick. This will give you a solid upright cradling...

Lacrosse: head and stick, straight shaft, crankshafts
straight shaft, crankshafts, crankshaft: AJ heads and sticks are very personal. I always have loved the Excalibur wich the X3 is the cousin of. The Crankshaft will allow you to put a deeper pocket in the X3 just be careful of the whip you put in it so it s not illegal. All in all the X3 is a great...

Lacrosse: head strings, bergen county nj, leathers
bergen county nj, leathers, lace: Hey there Meghan. Can you tell me which string it is exactly? Is it one of the leathers that goes up and down the head? Or is it a cross lace? Does it look like a small string that weaves itself through the whole head? Or if you follow it does it look...

Lacrosse: my head, jonathan edwards, evolution 2
jonathan edwards, evolution 2, schure: Nick try and tighten up the mesh a bit. Usually when a stick throws down it means the shooting strings are a bit tight and the mesh is a little too deep. You can do two things, tighten up the mesh, or loosen the shooting strings slightly. The shooting...

Lacrosse: heads, ivan
ivan: Ivan, I am not sure exactly what head you are talking about. The only head that had ridges had them on top of the sidewall. It is the STX G-Force. They used to have hard plastic ridges, but now they are made of rubber. I hope this helps you out. Thanks,...

Lacrosse: heads, ivan, sidewall
ivan, sidewall: Ivan, I am not sure exactly what head you are talking about. The only head that had ridges had them on top of the sidewall. It is the STX G-Force. They used to have hard plastic ridges, but now they are made of rubber. I hope this helps you out. Thanks,...

Lacrosse: helix, warrior blade, ground balls
warrior blade, ground balls, universal head: Ben, The Warrior Helix is one of those revolutionary heads that warrior decided to invest major technology into. At first, because of the flared sidewalls the head seems rather awkward to play with. When you take a closer look at it you notice that the...

Lacrosse: Im kinda at a loss..., what a bummer, bottom string
what a bummer, bottom string, goalie sticks: Dameon what a bummer. That s the trifecta of bad stick luck if I ve ever seen it. There are no restrictions on goalie sticks just so you know so depth and length aren t an issue. If you email me and let me know how tall you are I can give you a better...

Lacrosse: Should i join and am i too small?, eye hand coordination, solitary game
eye hand coordination, solitary game, lacrosse ball: Brian that s an awesome question and not an easy one to answer. I had a friend in high school who did t play lacrosse untill he went to college. He played tennis actually and was pretty good. But when I saw him at our reunion he told me he really regretted...

Lacrosse: K18, face offs, stx k18
face offs, stx k18, midfielders: Ben, The K18 was designed to be mainly a defensive head, but is good for midfielders also. The strength of the head makes it good for poke checks, as well as face-offs. It is a little bit pinched, so you need good catching skills to use this head. I...

Lacrosse: LAX rookies, broken fingers, hey jon
broken fingers, hey jon, physical aspect: Mo this is an awesome question and good for you taking up a new sport for your junior year. Not a lot of guys would do that. If I was your coach I would make you play attack but most coaches would have you play defense because of your size. I ll give...

Lacrosse: Lacroose terms, middie, caoch
middie, caoch, involed: Hey there Drew. The cage is the goal. The actual goal. The two terms are interchangeable. I m a goalie so goalies always, Get in the cage. Or , Get behind the cage to clear the ball. Your coach might be telling you things like, Run to the right...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse goalie, jonathan edwards, handa
jonathan edwards, handa, eighth grade: Matt my best advice is to get a stick in your handa a soon as possible. Now I m not sure if you ve played lacrosse before. But whether you have or haven t my advice will still be the same. 1) Get a goalie stick in your hand and start throwing. Throw...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Head, jonathan edwards, ground balls
jonathan edwards, ground balls, flexes: No way man. That s a great stick. Here s my take on sticks, there are so many of them because there are so many different players. You show me a stick and after a while I can find you a player using it in every position. Also, it s not the stick...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Pocket, bottom rail, butter knife
bottom rail, butter knife, mesh: Jake, Wet the mesh, put a ball in the pocket where you want your pocket to form. Once you do this, you want to get a butter knife. Place the butter knife under the bottom rail, and on top of the ball. Leave this sit over night, and you should have a very...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse Stick Lace Regulations, different colors, laces
different colors, laces, gait: Hi Nick, As far as I know, unlike girls lacrosse, men’s lacrosse stick are allowed to have as many laces and shooting strings as you would like. One regulation you must be aware of is that you may not have anything over 6” long hanging out from your stick,...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse wall ball, jonathan edwards, kick butt
jonathan edwards, kick butt, couple spots: Kevin I always say that some wall is better than no wall. Don t worry about the height of the wall just throw. If you stand further away from the wall the ball will come back at a straighter angle. Just throw. The more you throw the better you ll be. I...

Lacrosse: Lacrosse, lacrosse store, girls lacrosse
lacrosse store, girls lacrosse, jonathan edwards: Devon that is a huge question and not enough time to answer it here. I ll give you a couple of the big differences. No stick checking inside the bubble an imaginary spacy that surrounds the head and shoulders. If you have the ball and you are cradling...

Lacrosse: Lax Goalie, light shaft, reaction speed
light shaft, reaction speed, f15: Hi. Dave if u want a light shaft and head you should probably use a eclipse with possibly an F15...ure giving up some strength by not using some other stronger shafts but as a golaie u really dont need a strong shaft..if u want a really light shaft get an...

Lacrosse: Leaving the crease!?, open teammate, endline
open teammate, endline, middies: Eric this is a great question. First scenario is when you don t have a pass right away and you have to leave the crease. That s the main time you ll have to leave. But another way to look at it is when you are trying to create a 2 on 1. Basically,...

Lacrosse: LSM head, gait, brine
gait, brine, bionic: Jamie, One of the strongest heads on the market is the Gait Wizard. It is not as pinched as some of the heads out there, but it is a little more pinched more than the Bionic is. It holds up well to poke checks, and is still pinched enough to get off...

Lacrosse: lac sticks, soft mesh, beginer
soft mesh, beginer, av8: Bob, Soft Mesh is a perfect pocket for beginners. The softer mesh allows for easier catching. Hard Mesh is soft mesh that has been treated to have a stiffness to it. This allows you to build a pocket in your stick. This type of pocket is better for more...

Lacrosse: lacrosse, girls lacrosse, eye goggles
girls lacrosse, eye goggles, elbow pads: Danielle, There are many differences between girls and guys lacrosse as far as equipment goes. Girls lacrosse is a non contact game, so they do not require as much protection. Girls wear a pair of eye goggles and a mouthpiece. They can wear gloves, but...

Lacrosse: lacrosse, new shaft, long shaft
new shaft, long shaft, middies: Hey there Adam. There isn t really any difference between attack shafts and goalie shafts. There isn t a goalie specific shaft if that s what you are looking for. As far as length it depends on how tall you are and how strong you are. If you are short...

Lacrosse: lacrosse, bottom string, water ball
bottom string, water ball, pounder: Hi Steve, One of the easiest ways to make your pocket deeper is to let out the sidewall strings and relax the bottom string. To do this untie the knots that hold the sidewalls and bottom string and move them down a couple of inches. Along with changing...

Lacrosse: lacrosse goalie, throat protector, coach bill
throat protector, coach bill, chest protector: Hello Jodi, First off I just want to tell you that the most important part of Lacorsse is...to have fun. Secondly, what you are talking about is called your arc in the goal. Personally, i like to play in an arc that is about 1.5-2 feet away from the...

Lacrosse: lacrosse head, mid level, stx
mid level, stx: Tom, It really depends on what position you are playing. If you want a basic all around good head, I would go with the STX Bionic. It s fairly inexpensive, compared to the other heads on the market. It s not a beginners stick, but more of a mid level...

Lacrosse: lacrosse head (im a middie), light shaft, best of both worlds
light shaft, best of both worlds, middie: August, Finding a good Face-Off head is difficult. You want a light one, but the lighter the head gets, it usually gets weaker. The E3 is a sturdy face-off head, but is a little heavier than some heads. (5.1 oz unstrung). The Finalizer is a nice combination...

Lacrosse: lacrosse head, middie, eric eric
middie, eric eric, gait: Eric, The STX X2 is a great stick for Defense. The only problem is finding one. They no longer make that head, so they are hard to track down. One of the best D heads on the market is the Gait Wizard. It has a nice feel to it, and is strong for hard...

Lacrosse: lacrosse mesh, best bet, hair spray
best bet, hair spray, two seasons: Brent, One quick fix is to spray it with hair spray, but that will not last very long. Your best bet is to get your stick restrung with a hard mesh. This is something you should do every one to two seasons to keep a nice solid pocket. Thanks for the question,...

Lacrosse: lacrosse positions, drills, and fundamentals, fast paced game, varsity lacrosse
fast paced game, varsity lacrosse, lacrosse drills: Welcome to the world of lacrosse. It is a very exciting and fast paced game. I would first recomend learning to catch and pass with the attack stick before you try and play with a defense stick. It will be easier to fine tune your skills with the smaller stick....

Lacrosse: lacrosse shaft, exact length, shaft
exact length, shaft, scoop: The shortest length the entire stick can be is 4 inches. The exact length of the shaft will depend on the type of head on the stick. Put the head on the shaft. Measure 40 inches from the top of the scoop and mark the shaft. Then cut. Jonathan ...

Lacrosse: lacrosse stringing, little bit
little bit: You can buy any string kit. They all have pretty much the same materials included with them. The mesh pieces are all one standard size, so that won t matter either. If you are going to use hard mesh, I have noticed that STX mesh pieces break-in much easier...

Lacrosse: lacrosse, seasonal sport, lacrosse community
seasonal sport, lacrosse community, head above water: It is very difficult to open and maintain a Lacrosse Specialty store for many reasons. 1. It is difficult to get open with the manufacturers. They opened up a lot of stores in the past two years, and have been left with large debts when these stores all...

Lacrosse: lax, video tutorial, boiling water
video tutorial, boiling water, room temperature: Hi Eric, The easiest and safest way to unpinch any head is to use a large pot of boiling water. You can cut a block that is slightly larger that the throat of the stick and lodge it in so that it stretches the plastic. Take the head and block and place...

Lacrosse: lax, middie, fast break
middie, fast break, swizzle: Joe there aren t really any set rules on heads and shafts. It really goes by feel. You ll want to find a head that is stiff enough that it doesn t warp. But most guys like a head that allows them to pinch the ball and push it forward for a fast break....

Lacrosse: lax skills, lacrosse ball, jonathan edwards
lacrosse ball, jonathan edwards, google: Every lax skill is based on the ability to catch and throw the ball. Even defensemen are worthless if they can t catch and throw. So the best thing you can do is to throw and catch as much as possible. You don t need a friend to do this either, you just...

Lacrosse: lax, soft mesh, leather thongs
soft mesh, leather thongs, beginer: Greg hard mesh is soft mesh that has been treated so that the fibers in the mesh are a bit stiff. Soft mesh is just that, very soft and springy. Traditional mesh has leather thongs that run the length of the pocket. For a beginner I would recommend...

Lacrosse: learning how to play lax, lacrosse drills, google search
lacrosse drills, google search, lacrosse ball: Hey there Julie. This is a great question and I think I can help. I just want to start by saying that I don t know where you are in North America so due to weather you may have to tweak a recommendation or two. At your sons age, and at almost any age,...

Lacrosse: lip problem, diamond mesh, smooth transition
diamond mesh, smooth transition, point of reference: Hi Jamie, The key to stringing a good stick is in the placement of the shooting strings and the tension that is placed on them. The goal of a stringer is to make a smooth staircase in the stick with shooting strings. You are already on the right path by...

Lacrosse: long pole mid, face offs, brine
face offs, brine, motive: Owen, When doing face-offs, you always want a head that is strong. The same goes for playing defense. I would recommend anything with a nice solid sidewall. I think one of the best heads for your position would be the Brine Motive. It is very durable,...

Lacrosse: Mesh, small diamonds, lacing
small diamonds, lacing, hime: Jon there are two types of mesh for sticks in lacrosse. There is mesh and then there is traditional . Traditional mesh has for leahther thongs that run the length of the pocket with cross lacing that holds it all together. Traditional stringing was...

Lacrosse: Mesh, joe julian, ebay
joe julian, ebay, rocket pocket: Julian, I am not sure why you do not want hard mesh, because this is one of the best pockets in the game. Soft Mesh is good for learning how improve your catching abilities. Traditional (Twisti Pocket or Pita) is a very high maintenance pocket. Every...

Lacrosse: Mesh for Goalies, guardian head, e zine
guardian head, e zine, diamond mesh: George thanks for writing. I need to know what size diamond mesh she is using. Hard Mesh is a certain type of mesh. There is soft mesh as well but I wouldn t advise using it for a goalie stick. If you can tell me what size diamond mesh she is using...

Lacrosse: Mesh, string job, father and a son
string job, father and a son, freshman year: Joe I m going to send you to a link at InsideLacrosse.com that has the best info on this for you. A couple of my thoughts first though: Stiff mesh is the way to go. However, if you restring the current stick your son has he isn t going to like how stiff...

Lacrosse: Middie head, good face, face offs
good face, face offs, brine: R, I am surprised that the Bionic broke already. It is usually a very strong head. There is a 1 year warranty on that head, so I would send it back to where you got it and get a new one. Even if you don t want to use it, you can sell it to somebody on...