Why I Love MLL Lacrosse Goalie Brett Queener Part 1

Brett Queener Is One Of My Favourite Lacrosse Goalies Brett Queener is fast, mobile, and incredible with the stick.  He can run coast to coast which sometimes gives his coaches fits.  But I like to focus on the positives.  A lacrosse goalie like Brett Queener is a threat.  And a big one at that.   Timestamps 0:52 – Coach Edwards explains how Brett Queener is an inspiration to lacrosse goalies everywhere. 1:46 – When goalies have more lacrosse skills, they don’t need to be afraid to leave the cage. 2:30 – All players become more valuable athletes when they acquire more skills, and this can be done as simply as hitting a football dummy or lifting weights. 3:38 – Goalies shouldn’t be afraid to get aggressive and leave the cage. Become a threat. Introduction Hey there everybody, Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com with another video, cranking them out today, and I’m going to wear the same shirt, I’m not going to change it this time so that you think I’ve done a new video like weeks and weeks apart. I’m not even wearing pants. Just kidding. Why Brett Queener Is So Good So here’s the deal. I got a great message this week. A guy sent me a video of Brett Queener. For those of you that don’t know who Brett Queener is now, he’s a very talented major league lacrosse goalie. As you’ll see by the YouTube video that I posted below, he’s a pretty talented guy. What I want you to know is, I wanted to share my little man-crush for Brett Queener. A lacrosse man-crush, let’s...
Podcast – How Many Sticks Should You Have?

Podcast – How Many Sticks Should You Have?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_How_Many_Sticks_Should_You_Have.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCoach Jonathan Edwards unveils the golden number of sticks any lacrosse goalie should have in their arsenal: 3. Coach gives tips on how and when to use them and creating equipment consistency. Coach Edwards also shares his philosophy on whether or not buying the most expensive equipment for your goalie will be worthwhile in the long run. 0:29 – Coach Edwards enlightens lacrosse goalies on the perfect number of sticks: Three. 0:41 – The hierarchy of sticks. The game stick, the practice stick, and the warm up stick. 1:15 – Creating equipment consistency. 2:00 – Breaking in your C stick and using it to experiment. 3:31 – Your hands don’t change, your sticks do. Get used to playing with unfamiliar sticks. 4:05 – Parents should buy cheap sticks for young kids, but once the goalie is grown, investing in a titanium shaft is worth it. Introduction Hey there. It’s Jonathan Edwards with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com and today we’re going to talk about how many sticks should you have. For some of you parents listening to this, you’re probably going to cringe at what I’m going to say here, but I just wanted to share for some of the goalies who were pretty excited about what I’m going to say. Three Sticks So what’s the perfect number of sticks that you should have? The answer is 3. Moms, dads, it’s kind of like the number of sheets you should have in your closet. You should have one on the bed, one in the closet, one in the wash. The same thing is true of...
Should You Take a Break From Lacrosse?

Should You Take a Break From Lacrosse?

LGTips – Should You Take a Break From Lacrosse EDITED Introduction Hey everybody, Coach Edwards here from LacrosseGoalieTips.com and I got a great question this week from Tom in Maryland. Tom’s a dad. His daughter is in junior high school and they took this fall off from her travel team for lacrosse and she’s playing field hockey. So here’s the question. The Question Dear Coach, Thanks so much for your great answers. I really appreciate the videos and all that you do for the lacrosse goalie community. Thanks Tom, I appreciate that. My daughter is junior high school and this year to give her a little bit of a break, both mental and physical, we decided to keep her out of lacrosse for the fall. She is still playing field hockey and focusing on her studies, but we’re wondering if we made a mistake. As you know, lacrosse in Maryland is pretty competitive, and we’re now regretting taking her out and wondering if this did more harm than good. Thanks so much for your answer in advance. Sincerely, Tom Well Tom, great question, and to be honest it’s one that I get a fair bit this time of year. It’s the fall and people are either playing or they’re not, and then this creates a bit of angst either way. I could probably find a question for you with the opposite approach. Feeling Fantastic After A Break From Lacrosse I want to let you know, when I was in highschool, I played three sports. I played soccer, hockey, and lacrosse. I was pretty much a goalie in all sports,...
How to Improve Reaction Time In Lacrosse Goalies

How to Improve Reaction Time In Lacrosse Goalies

How to Improve Reaction Time 0:20 – Taylor is worried about her reaction time and has reached out to Coach Edwards. 0:41 – See, Know, and Move. Coach Edwards’ 3 Keys. 1:20 – To make a save, the timing is important. 1:28 – Wire your brain to improve your reaction time. 2:05 – Thinking too much can slow you down. 2:33 – Work with your shooter to wire in the shots you need to practice. 3:28 – Releasing your inner ninja. 5:08 – Remind yourself that your body knows what to do and let your brain relax so you can do it. 5:41 – Extra tips on how to improve your movement and reaction time. 6:36 – How to get yourself started right now. Subtitle: Coach Edwards helps a female goalie break down why her reaction time might be slow and the things you can do to improve it. He outlines the importance of knowing where the ball is, seeing where it’s going, and moving to it. Description: Coach Edwards receives a question from a women’s goalie. Taylor wants to improve her reaction time and wonders if she is picking up the ball too late. Coach encourages goalies with this problem to work in a stress-free environment so they can wire themselves to react properly to different shots. Allowing your brain to respond to a specific shot in practice will cut down the time your brain spends trying to process what is happening and free you up to drastically improve your reaction time. Tweetables: there’s three keys to making any save. One, you’ve got to see it. Two, you’ve...
Podcast – Knowing the Rules

Podcast – Knowing the Rules

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_Knowing_the_Rules.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download0:11 – Kids know the basic rules, but do they know the ones that they can take advantage of? 0:52 – Restarts are a great way to help your team and get an easy clear. 2:49 – Knowing how the refs are trying to control the game is useful for a lacrosse goalie. 3:20 – Which rules do you know? Learning them all will bring your game to a new level. 4:04 – Coach Edwards shares an example of a possession rule goalies can use to their advantage. Introduction CoachEdwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com. I wanted to talk about knowing the rules. The Basics When I played back in high school and college age, and when I played club ball in Connecticut and went to Australia to play, one of the things that really helped me as a goalie was understanding the rules. A lot of kids think they know the rules, and yeah, they probably do, like don’t slash, don’t trip, don’t hit from behind, ball goes out of bounds it’s your ball, that sort of stuff, but as a goalie, you’re really in a position to dictate a lot of plays and understanding the flow of the game and what the refs are looking for, especially on restarts. Restarts Restarts are a way to really help your team. One of the things that I used to do was I recognized that if I had possession of the ball and let’s say I ran the ball out of bounds. I picked up the ball out of bounds or picked one of...