This Lacrosse Goalie Wants To Know Where The “Holes” Are.

This Lacrosse Goalie Wants To Know Where The “Holes” Are.

I got an email from a lacrosse goalie recently who knew where the “five” hole was but wasn’t sure about where the other holes were. Well…I don’t know. I could do the research here but I don’t have the time. But I’m going to guess that somewhere in the hockey world this whole thing began. There was a coach who numbered the holes on the goalie. So you would have a space over the left and right shoulders, outside the left and right foot, and then between the legs. Between the legs is the five hole. As for the rest of the holes? I have no idea. And when I asked some of my friends they had no idea either so I’m thinking that the original numbering system has been lost but everyone can remember that between the legs it the five hole. That’s my best guess. Anyone else know, or have a preference, for the numbers? Jonathan – The Goalie...
This Lacrosse Goalie Needs a New Ball Stop

This Lacrosse Goalie Needs a New Ball Stop

Question: Hi Jonathan. I’ll be entering my 2nd year playing lacrosse and being a lacrosse goalie. Last year, I had problems with my ball stop staying on my stick. After awhile, it just fell off. My coach said that of course it helped keep the ball in, but wasn’t completely necessary to play. Is this true? Do you really need a ballstop to effectively be a lacrosse goalie? Question: Answer: Hey there Ashley. Thanks for writing. The ball stop helps does help, slightly. It’s not a big deal but it is a required part of the stick. But a band-aid could act as a ball stop. For a short stick you’re worried about the distance from the ball stop to the scoop. In a goalie stick you don’t need to worry about the distance but it still needs to be in there. I would recommend going to home depot and getting some contact cement. Get some acetone and clean off all the old residue and then scuff up the plastic with some sandpaper. Follow the directions on the contact cement and you should never lose that ball stop again. Hope that helps! Let me know if you’ve got any questions. Jonathan – The Goalie Guru Become a Better Lacrosse Goalie Today By Joining Lacrosse Goalie University Online Join...
Hey Lacrosse Goalie! Do You Know Mr. Millimeter?

Hey Lacrosse Goalie! Do You Know Mr. Millimeter?

Are you watching the Tour De France? I’ve been a fan for all my life. You’ve probably heard of a guy named Lance Armstrong by now. He won the thing seven times and then took a four year “retirement.” Now he’s back racing again, and he’s tied for the lead! They call Lance “Mr. Millimeter” because of his attention to detail. His seat post must be a certain height. His pedals a certain fit. When he races the time trials he wears an aero helmet and booties that cover the straps on his shoes. He leaves nothing to chance, and most importantly, he comes to the line, every race, with all of his equipment in perfect order. Do you? I’m always surprised just how many goalies don’t take care of the little details of the game. Their stick may be fraying with laces that may break during the game. They don’t have a butt end, or a ball stop in their stick. Their gloves may be worn, or wet from the previous practice where they never let them dry out. Or they come to the field with the wrong cleats. All of these little details can really effect your game. They put you behind the eight ball even before you step on the field and why would you want to make goaltending harder than it is in the first place? Your goal, everyday is to come to the field with everything in place. Nothing should be artificially holding you back. Bad fitting equipment. Unprotective equipment. Heavy sticks with bad pockets. All of these things keep you from focusing on...