This Parent of an 11 Year Old Lacrosse Goalie Needs Some Tips

This Parent of an 11 Year Old Lacrosse Goalie Needs Some Tips

Question: Hey Jonathan I have a daughter who is 11 an has been a field player since 1st gr an a scorer. She throws awesome an catches well. She decided to start to play goalie an is not afraid of the ball can clear to the 50 an put it right in the girls stick. Problem is bounce shots she struggles with them my husband is an outstanding high school coach an he said he needs to step towards the ball more is he right? I feel she just doesn’t see them at all any ideas? My oldest who had a full lax scholarship to a Division 1 school hates the idea she is a goalie because she is a great field player. Thanks Cyndi Answer: Hey there Cindy. I’m going to shoot a video tonight that answers your question and will get it posted so you can see it in a few days. Quick answers: It’s awesome she has that athletic ability to play out and that athletic ability will give her great opportunity for success in the cage. Bounce shots are tough. I did a Goalie Critique for two Division One Women’s goalies this year and I told both of them that they are trying to look too perfect when they make the save. They need to “get ugly” over the ball. Did you ever see the movie Major League? Remember Corbin Burnson stopping ground balls at short stop? If not, go rent it, you’ll have a laugh at least. She needs to stop trying to stop the ball only with her stick and really snuff out...
Length of a Women’s Lacrosse Goalie Stick

Length of a Women’s Lacrosse Goalie Stick

Right from the NCAA rule book: It says that a women’s lacrosse goalie stick can be no less than 35 1/2 inches and no longer than 48 inches. That includes the head and the shaft. Jonathan – The Goalie Guru Join the #1 Lacrosse Goalie Coaching Group on the Internet for...
How To Drill a Lacrosse Shaft

How To Drill a Lacrosse Shaft

Question: I was just wondering if you knew if a brine F55 handle would fit with the holes lined up on a STX Proton Power, I would like to use it for next years practice. If you could also describe how to drill a hole in a lacrosse shaft. Please respond. Answer: Luke I’m not sure if that F55 is going to have the holes for both the STX and the Brine heads. Lots of them do have both holes now, I’m just not sure about that specific shaft. You’ll just have to call a local lacrosse store or call the guys at www.ComLax.net. They can help you right away. In case it doesn’t have a hole you’ll need to drill that F55 shaft. You’ll need a drill with a drill bit that is just smaller than the screw you are going to use, and a tap. You’ll want to put the head on the F55 shaft all the way and mark the hole with a pen. Then take the F55 shaft off. (Do NOT drill the shaft while it’s in the head. You’ll just bore out the hole in the head which will cause it to loosen later. NOT GOOD) Once you have the shaft off you’ll need that tap you bought (it can be a nail as too.) And a hammer. Line up the tap, or the nail, and take the hammer and “tap” it hard into the shaft. What this will do is make a small dent in the shaft that the drill bit will be able to bite into. Without it the drill bit will...
The Minto Cup Is Coming To My Town!!

The Minto Cup Is Coming To My Town!!

For Immediate Release Wednesday, June 2, 2010 CALGARY, AB- The Okotoks Jr. A Raiders got the news they were looking for over the weekend when they were granted final approval on their bid for the 2011 Minto Cup. “To have Okotoks host the Minto in the summer of 2011 provides the people of Okotoks a sense of accomplishment,” said Brad Banister, President and General Manager of the Calgary Roughnecks. “This is basically the Memorial Cup of lacrosse and to be able to come out and watch this championship take place in our back yard will be amazing.” The Raiders first requested to host the Minto Cup in January, sending their bid to the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League (RMLL). The Edmonton Miners also submitted a bid. The RMLL chose to endorse Okotoks’ bid and it was sent onto the Alberta Lacrosse Association who also endorsed it. The Raiders were just waiting on final approval from the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA). Okotoks will be hosting the Minto Cup from August 20th-28th, 2011 at Centennial Arena. “I hope all of Okotoks will come out and watch and get behind this National event as the lacrosse world will be watching as well,” added Banister. “NCAA College recruiters, National Lacrosse League scouts and Senior A team reps from across North America will be here to watch the four best lacrosse teams in the country.” According to Banister, being given the chance to host one of Canada’s oldest championships is quite the achievement. Raiders’ President and Owner David Fehr agrees with Banister. “We really believe that the Minto Cup will be a great event and...