This Women’s Lacrosse Goalie Is Having Trouble Clearing.  Could Be Her Shooting Strings

This Women’s Lacrosse Goalie Is Having Trouble Clearing. Could Be Her Shooting Strings

Got a great email the other day from Emily who is having trouble clearing the ball. Here’s the email: >> Hey there Jonathan. I’ve been playing lacrosse for 4 years now, and from the start my coaches put me in the cage. The first and second year, they didn’t work with me in practice, just shot on me a bit right before games. Last year, they worked with me a little in practice with the fundamentals and everything. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a decent goalie with save percentages I don’t have a problem with that, but now that I’m on my schools modified team, I am starting to notice that I have a hard time clearing the ball and passing, I throw my clears and passes too short. I just ordered a new stick, so will cutting it shorter or keeping it longer help? My shaft right now is not a goalie shaft, I believe it is a midfield shaft. I’m 5’5″ and a girl if that helps. Thanks! >> -Emily Hey there Emily. Thanks for emailing me this question. I sent an email back but am going to take some time here to write a bit more so our readers can benefit. First, here’s a picture of Emily’s stick just so everyone knows what we’re talking about here.  My response is below the photo. I know a couple things about Emily from my emails back and forth with her and do know that she is quite strong physically so throwing the ball up the field is not a problem strength-wise.  If a goalie is weak there is...