Lacrosse Goalie Tips: How To Keep Your Stick Permanently Broken In

Lacrosse Goalie Tips: How To Keep Your Stick Permanently Broken In

Question: Dear Jonathen, thank you for all the good advice you keep giving through all of your blogs. I’m going into high school next year and i’ve been playing goal pretty much ever since i started playing lacrosse eight years ago. I have not always owned my own stick but for about three years now I have. Last year my stick broke in the cold weather. So I kept the shaft and got a new head and restrung it with hard mesh. This is my new backup stick and for the other stick I got a new head and stick and transferred the mesh I’d always had, which was soft, into it. Now i have gotten that stick restrung with soft mesh again because i have never been able to get my hard mesh broken in permantley. Last summer I attended a camp were Billy Day ( the head coach of the boston cannons) broke it in for me. This was in august though and i found my self in the one month of the whole year were i don’t pick up a stick every week. By the time i returned to the game the mesh had become hard and tight again. Ever since i haven’t had enough time to work on the stick and am afraid to use it practice because i have serious coaches who don’t like bad clears which i seem to make with the stick or blocked shots that bounce back off of my stick which feels like a tennis racket! I know the weight trick and the shower trick to break a stick in...

How Often Should A Lacrosse Goalie Practice?

Question: I was also wondering how long I shoul practice. I have practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 and I am getting extra coaching after practice. Is this too much, or too little? Thanks, Gracie Answer: Hey there Gracie. You want to practice enough so that you are always learning but keeping the quality of the practices high. I used to play six days a week back when I was in high school. I was having so much fun it wasn’t really practice. I would keep them short though. Even getting out every day for a half hour is good. Jonathan...
Lacrosse Goalie Tips, Should I Play Another Position? I Think My Coach Hates Me

Lacrosse Goalie Tips, Should I Play Another Position? I Think My Coach Hates Me

Question: Dear Jonathan, My son is a subscriber to your list. He is a sophomore in high school.He missed his freshman year due to a torn acl. He worked hard over the summer and made his high school varsity this spring. He had several good games and then was pulled in the third game for a freshman goalie. The coaches initially told him that he and the other goalie would rotate halves which they did for several games. At one game the other goalie was playing very well and they decided not to put John in for the second half. Since then the other goalie has played all of the games except for the second half of one game which was blow out. The coaches never gave him any explanation why he lost his position or is not playing.. The other going goalie is a good player. He is a freshman. John has always wanted to play goal and has done so since the sixth grade and he sees his next two years as potentially a backup. I know it is extremely frustrating for him. He will play goalie for a select team this summer. Should he look at learning another position as backup to being a goalie so he at least get some playing time? He is a good athlete who is in an excellent shape and works out five days a week during the off season. I apologize for the long e-mail but any advice you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank your consideration of my request. Sincerely, (name witheld) Answer: Hey there. Thanks for writing....