Lacrosse Goalie Has Trouble With His Clears

Lacrosse Goalie Has Trouble With His Clears

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTips_-_Lacrosse_Goalie_Has_Trouble_With_His_Clears_-_AUDIO.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Coach Jonathan Edwards gives lacrosse goalies several tips on how to improve their clears. His latest video includes a comparison to NFL quarterbacks and several great ideas on how to perfect the special balance a goalie needs between their strength and their stick’s pocket. Coach Edwards describes the different types of throws a lacrosse goalie can utilize and how they can practice more efficiently. Timestamps 0:49 – Lacrosse goalies with deep pockets tend to lose distance on clears. 1:35 – Different passes and how they can help a goalie. 2:16 – Learning to throw like an NFL quarterback. 3:07 – The issues a football player faced as a lacrosse goalie. 4:04 – The benefit of practicing with a shallower pocket. Introduction Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com, and I got another great question this week. This is from Brian in Utah. Brian says, Dear Coach Edwards, Last year I could stop the ball pretty good… Pretty well, Brian. …but my clears were bad. I could see who I was supposed to pass to, but sometimes I couldn’t pass it far enough or the ball would go into the ground. What should I do to fix that so I’m better this year? By the way, I really appreciate all the answers on your site, you really helped me a lot. Thanks. Brian in Utah Well, Brian in Utah, once we get that grammar fixed and you write “really well” as opposed to “really good,” but I digress. Deep Pockets For Rebounds And How They Affect Clearing This is a question I get...
Podcast – Have a Plan for Your Lacrosse Goalie Camp Trip

Podcast – Have a Plan for Your Lacrosse Goalie Camp Trip

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_Have_a_Plan_For_Your_Lacrosse_Goalie_Camp_Trip.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCoach Edwards talks to goalies about how to determine whether or not a lacrosse goalie camp will be right for them. He stresses the importance of having a plan to work on one specific aspect of your game and the different ways you can make sure that the camp you’re going to will be able to provide you or your goalie with the right counsel. 1:03 – Having a plan when you go to any camp will guarantee that you learn something new. 1:30 – Coch Edwards explains that camps are all about experiences, so don’t be afraid of them. 1:48 – Having a question in mind about your game will help you focus on improvement if you’re a more advanced goalie. 2:30 – High hopes for a camp won’t be enough to make sure a goalie learns something. Sit down and form your plan. 2:57 – Calling the camp with probing questions about your game will help find the right camp for you. 3:27 – Having a plan for every camp experience is not only good for your game, but it’s good business. Hey everybody, it’s Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com, and I just wanted to take a moment to talk about your lacrosse goalie camp experience for the summer. A lot of people will write me and go, “What camp do I recommend?” and I don’t recommend any camp in particular. Just because I don’t want to offend anybody. But the main reason I don’t do that is because I went to a lot of camps when I was...
Is CrossFit Good For Lacrosse Goalies

Is CrossFit Good For Lacrosse Goalies

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTips_-_Is_CrossFit_Good_For_Lacrosse_Goalies_-_AUDIO.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Coach Jonathan Edwards addresses CrossFit, and describes how young athletes may end up doing more harm than good if it is applied the wrong way. Coach Edwards describes how CrossFit can sometimes be used as a business model rather than a way to help athletes progress one-on-one, and how dangerous this can be for kids who are still full of weaknesses and lack strength and flexibility. 0:43 – A lack of strength and flexibility can cause serious injuries to an athlete. 1:33 – If you go into CrossFit and apply it the wrong way, it can be dangerous. 2:19 – Sometimes CrossFit is just a business model to make money, not to help an athlete’s progression. 3:23 – Young athletes often lack the flexibility and strength to get anything good from CrossFit. 5:02 – Helping kids get stronger can empower them and even help them excel academically. Introduction Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com, and I got another question today. This one’s from Philip in upstate New York. Dear Coach Edwards, Thanks so much for all you do for the lacrosse community, for us parents of lacrosse goalies. It sure is hard to find credible information out there. I tell every coach I know about your site. Philip, thanks a lot, I appreciate that. I have two goalies, a son and a daughter. They are both in junior high school and will be in high school next year. We’re looking for some strength and conditioning for them in the offseason. There’s a CrossFit gym really close to home, and I was...
D1 Lacrosse Goalie Having Freshman Overwhelm

D1 Lacrosse Goalie Having Freshman Overwhelm

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTips_-_D1_Lacrosse_Goalie_Having_Freshman_Overwhelm_-_AUDIO.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Coach Jonathan Edwards addresses a Division 1 freshman goalie’s concerns. It is common for Division 1 freshmen to over-hype themselves and perform poorly as they adjust to a completely new lifestyle. Coach Edwards offers tips on how to rein in adrenaline and get in the swing of things through stress management and focusing on the day ahead of you. 1:25 – Coach Edwards introduces the overwhelmed freshman to peak state. 2:00 – Getting to a level of awareness and readiness is important. 3:23 – Being over-amped can actually hurt your game. 4:23 – It’s not the ball that gives goalies the most trouble, it’s everything happening around the ball. 6:00 – Goalies are constantly improving, but getting too hyped up can be detrimental. 7:00 – Managing your stress can be an important way for lacrosse goalies to perform better. 8:05 – Take time to rest, recover, and stay hydrated and you’ll get back in the swing of things by Christmas. 9:00 – Getting organized before bedtime is a great way to make sure you’re ready on gameday. Introducing Peak State Well, Name Withheld, this isn’t uncommon. As you’ve heard me talk about before, there’s a thing called peak state. You want to get to peak state so you can play your best. As a freshman at school at Division 1, you’ve probably just realized a lifelong dream, or pretty long dream, let’s not say lifelong, let’s not over-exaggerate. I’m sure your play wasn’t as bad as you are assessing yourself, but by your standard it was pretty bad. No problem. There are...
Podcast – The Division 1 Lacrosse Finals

Podcast – The Division 1 Lacrosse Finals

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGT_-_2014_Division_1_Lacrosse_Finals.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCoach Jonathan Edwards reflects on what the Division 1 Lacrosse Finals prove to him – the evolution of the game of lacrosse is leaving goalies behind. As technology for shooters becomes more advanced and shots get faster and faster, Coach breaches the controversial subject of better protection for goalies and a change in the way lacrosse goalies approach the game. 0:24 – Coach Edwards observes the game of lacrosse getting faster with bigger, more accurate shooters every year. 0:54 – Lacrosse goalies are the only ones that try to catch the ball across their bodies. 1:52 – The point when the ball is just too fast for a goalie to save. 2:18 – The controversial truth – lacrosse goalies are under-protected. 3:04 – Goalies aren’t evolving enough to keep up with today’s technology. Introduction Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com and LacrosseGoalieTips.com, and I just wanted to give my thoughts on the 2014 Division 1 Lacrosse Finals. I’m doing this as an audio in my truck because I drive today. I’ll probably do a blog post as well as a video, so you might see this twice but it will be a little different each time. Bigger, Faster, Stronger My thoughts on the lacrosse championships every year is, “Man, the game of lacrosse is getting faster and faster and faster, and the shooters are getting bigger and stronger and more accurate, and the lacrosse goalie is not evolving accordingly. The Only Goalies As lacrosse goalies, traditionally we wear very little equipment and we play one-handed, basically, we play with a stick in our one...