How To String a Lacrosse Goalie Stick

How To String a Lacrosse Goalie Stick

Rachel writes: hi.so i have a question for you.i am wanting to restring my brine money stick and this would be the first time i have restrung a stick.do you have any links or tips on how to do it. Thank You Rachel Answer: Hey there Rachel.  If you like your current string job here’s what I’d do.  Get a second stick (you should have two on the go at all times) and copy your string job into that second stick.  Break it in, then go back and redo the first one. If you aren’t going to get a second stick right now then take some digital photos of the current stick.  Get up close to some of the critical points where knots are tied off and lacing is done etc.  That way you’ve got some reference to look at while you’re doing that new stick. Make sure you use hard mesh.  This will break in the best long term.  I also soak my mesh over night before I string it up.  It makes it easy to work with.  Then I put some weights in there, or you can use some big soup cans or a jug of milk and put it in the stick over night.  That way it dries in the stretched position.  Most goalies will string a stick up and then that first time they play in the rain it shrinks up and gets ruined.  By getting the mesh wet to start and then letting it dry it saves you a lot of time later. Hope that helps Rachel.  Let me know if you need anything...
Warrior Lacrosse Jesse Schwartzman MLL Video

Warrior Lacrosse Jesse Schwartzman MLL Video

Jesse Schwartzman ia a solid lacrosse goalie. Out of college I don’t think a lot of people gave him the respect he deserves and didn’t give him the chance to stay in the MLL. But’s he’s done well. He’s an aggressive lacrosse goalie that has a great outlet pass. And while he’s not an overly tall lacrosse goalie he plays “big” in the cage. Notice on the first save in this video how he gives up a big rebound. In this case the shot is to his off-stick hip. It’s a beautifully placed lacrosse ball. Awesome shot. But Jesse gets his stick over there and makes a great save. He does give up the rebound but as most lacrosse goalies know this is understandable to a shot in this location. Hope you enjoy...

Gold Member Content – Advanced Clearing Off A Save Strategies

Clearing Off A Save: Where to Look First  When you make a save and yell “Clear!”  your defense and your defensive midfielders should break to their respective spots on the field.  I’m not going to get into defensive clears in this book because every team is a little different.  There are some basic rules of thumb that should keep you up to speed no matter what team you play for.  Four Seconds.  And Counting  You have four seconds in the crease once you gain possession of the ball.  That means that if the ball is under your stick the ref is not counting yet.  That doesn’t mean that you can clamp the ball forever.  That is called “Witholding” and would be a change of possession. Once you have possession of the ball you should start counting to yourself.  I recommend all goalies count allowed until they know just how long four seconds is.  Most young goalies get really excited in the cage and four seconds turns into three seconds.  And sometimes two and a half seconds.  They rush.  But only goalies who are well drilled in four seconds know just how long it really is.  The “Clear” Call  If the ball is under your stick in the crease you may as well yell Clear to get everyone up field.  While you get possession your team is well on their way and you may catch the opposing team looking at you pick up the ball while your teammates are running behind them up the field. One-One Thousand In the first second your first look is going to be right back...

Silver Member Content – How To Clear Off A Save

Clearing After a Save Clearing Off A Save: Where to Look First  When you make a save and yell “Clear!”  your defense and your defensive midfielders should break to their respective spots on the field.  I’m not going to get into defensive clears in this book because every team is a little different.  There are some basic rules of thumb that should keep you up to speed no matter what team you play for.  Four Seconds.  And Counting  You have four seconds in the crease once you gain possession of the ball.  That means that if the ball is under your stick the ref is not counting yet.  That doesn’t mean that you can clamp the ball forever.  That is called “Withholding” and would be a change of possession. Once you have possession of the ball you should start counting to yourself.  I recommend all goalies count allowed until they know just how long four seconds is.  Most young goalies get really excited in the cage and four seconds turns into three seconds.  And sometimes two and a half seconds.  They rush.  But only goalies that are well drilled in four seconds know just how long it really is.  The “Clear” Call  If the ball is under your stick in the crease you may as well yell “Clear” to get everyone up field.  While you get possession your team is well on their way and you may catch the opposing team looking at you pick up the ball while your teammates are running behind them up the field. One-One Thousand In the first second your first look is going...