Podcast – The #1 Thing You Can Do to Get Better Faster

Podcast – The #1 Thing You Can Do to Get Better Faster

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_The_1_Thing_You_Can_Do_To_Be_Better_Faster.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download0:18 – Don’t be lazy and get to the point where you need to cram to get better. 0:40 – Getting protected will help lacrosse goalies get better faster. 1:02 – Upgrade your equipment so that you feel comfortable and safe in the cage. 1:54 – If you’re protected, your confidence will go up which will help you to improve quickly. 2:25 – Coach Edwards learned from being a hockey goalie that protection is the key to confidence. 3:18 – Taking away the fear of getting injured will leave a goalie confident and able to get better fast. Introduction Hey there. Coach Edwards at LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com and today we’re going to talk about the #1 thing you can do to be better faster. Don’t Be Lazy I get this question a lot. “Coach, how can I get better quick? I’ve got a tryout coming out. I’ve got something going on. Basically I’ve been lazy the last few months and now I’m in a position where I’ve really got to turn it on fast and I’m unprepared.” Well, one, don’t be lazy. But I digress. Feel More Protected in the Cage The number one thing you can do to be better faster is to feel more protected in the cage. That’s it. If you feel more protected in the cage, you’re willing to throw something in front of the ball that you wouldn’t have done before. If you’re worried about getting hit in the shins, throw on some shin guards because you’re more apt to get a foot in front of the ball...
Podcast – The #2 Thing You Can Do To Get Better Faster

Podcast – The #2 Thing You Can Do To Get Better Faster

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_The_2_Thing_You_Can_Do_To_Be_Better_Faster.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download0:11 – Get a stick in your hands that’s about 40 inches long to improve your hand strength. 0:55 – If a stick is too heavy, you don’t develop the right muscles in your hands to control it. 1:31 – Find a wall and a ball and get yourself in the ready position to throw with. 2:07 – Using tennis balls is a great way to practice without your gear in athletic stance. 2:43 – Coach Edwards advises goalies to look for nice, flat walls to bounce balls at yourself. 3:15 – Not having good stick skills can come back to haunt you, so improve them before it’s too late. 3:51 – Keep a stick with you in the car and bring it out whenever you can to practice. Introduction Hey there. Coach Edwards at LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com and we’re going to talk about the #2 thing you can do to get better faster. Get a Stick in Your Hands The #2 thing you can do to get better faster is to get a stick in your hands. I recommend it doesn’t have to be your goalie stick, it can just be a short stick. For girls, you want to have a short stick with a 40 inch length. Unless you’re tiny, then you can go shorter, but you want basically an immense pocket in that stick. You want a pocket that’s going to help you get your elbows up away from your body. It’s going to improve your hand strength and things like that. Don’t worry about jumping to a goalie stick....

Podcast – The #3 Thing You Can Do To Get Better Faster

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_The_3_Thing_You_Can_Do_To_Be_Better_Faster.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Get Better Faster By Being More Athletic The number three tip to get better faster is to be more athletic. You want to be an athlete who is a lacrosse goalie and not just a lacrosse goalie who is trying to become more athletic. It doesn’t quite work that way. 0:12 – Coach Edwards shares his third tip for getting better faster – become more athletic. 0:52 – Cross Country running can actually set a goalie’s development back instead of forward. 1:52 – Crossfit isn’t good for most people and can bring out any hidden injuries you may have. 2:44 – Olympic lifting is its own sport, and gyms tweak their crossfit programs for better balance. 3:32 – Lacrosse goalies need to increase their athletic ability to move to the ball easier. 4:22 – Choose another sport to become more well-rounded athletically and your lacrosse game will drastically improve. Introduction Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com and today we’re going to talk about my #3 tip for getting better faster. The Third Tip for Getting Better Faster After you’re protected and your confidence has increased and you can work on your skills more and you get your stick in your hand, the #3 thing you can do is to become more athletic. To become more athletic I highly recommend doing other sports. I’m always shocked at kids who really start to specialize as a field lacrosse goalie when they’re 8, and the excuse you usually get from the parents is that, “Oh, little Jimmy just loves to be a goalie.” Well,...