Developing Soft Hands For Better Rebounds And Clearing

Developing Soft Hands For Better Rebounds And Clearing

Coach Edwards provides lacrosse goalies with advice on how to improve their clearing and rebounds. He emphasizes the importance of a soft grip and provides examples of how tight grip can affect saves. He gives pro tips on holding the stick and how to tame mesh and invert it to make easier saves. 0:34 – Even if you make a lot of saves, if you can’t clear your team will suffer. 1:56 – Clearing is made a lot more complicated than it has to be. 2:37 – New sticks can distract goalies from the problems they should be working on. 3:23 – Why it’s important for goalies to have soft hands. 5:00 – The roles the top and bottom hands play in controlling the lacrosse stick. 6:21 – Example of how tight grip versus loose affects saves. 8:05 – Taming hard mesh and making it pliable. 9:00 – Tips on inverting mesh to make easier saves. Introduction Hey guys. Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com, and I want to dovetail off of last week’s email from Lauren about her stick. This week I want to just talk about, again, I want to stay on the stick topic because this is the time of year when goalies, we’re focusing so much on stopping the ball that we forget probably one of the most critical aspects of our game, which is clearing the ball. A Diamond Member’s Issue With Clearing A couple of years ago I worked with a goalie in California, and he was a diamond member of Lacrosse Goalie University, and we were doing a goalie critique pretty frequently. What I found was this goalie who was...
This Short Goalie Needs A Better Pocket

This Short Goalie Needs A Better Pocket

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTips_-_This_Short_Lacrosse_Goalie_Needs_a_Better_Pocket.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Coach Edwards explains the benefits of long lasting titanium shafts and describes his two favorite lacrosse stick heads – the Eclipse and the Nemesis. Coach describes how goalies control distance and accuracy on the field, and gives tips on how to become a better goalie and avoid the stress of trying to make a team. 0:40 – Lauren asks about her stick and making the varsity team at her high school. 1:16 – The benefits of a titanium shaft. 2:05 – The strength of David Morrow’s Warrior shaft is explored. 2:39 – The perks of using an Eclipse head for female lacrosse goalies.3:13 – A better understanding of distance and accuracy. 4:10 – Focusing on what you can control and improve rather than creating needless stress. Introduction Hey everybody, it’s Coach Edwards at LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com, and I got a question this week from Lauren. Lauren’s emailed me a couple of times, which I think is pretty cool. If you’ve emailed me once, don’t feel like you can’t email me again. I always love getting questions and I do spend a lot of time emailing people back. Especially our Lacrosse Goalie University members. We do goalie critiques almost every week for some of our Diamond Members. For our Platinum Members, they get them once a month. If you need something like that, let me know. Check out our coaching tab on the website. Lauren’s Question It’s Lauren from Long Island. I just started preseason practices, and I want to work on my clearing. I forget how long my shaft is, but my head is in the clips and I have hard mesh....
Should You Gain Weight To Become A Better Lacrosse Goalie?

Should You Gain Weight To Become A Better Lacrosse Goalie?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTips_-_Should_You_Gain_Weight_To_Be_a_Better_Lacrosse_Goalie.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Coach Edwards explains the issues goalies may face with high metabolism and outlines a way they can use it to their benefit to train and become more explosive. Coach describes how goalies can not just gain weight, but train to become better goalies and gain explosive muscle power. 1:38 – Goalies with a high metabolism should look at Gordy Sheer as an example. 2:27 – Give your body good sources of protein so you can build muscle. 3:11 – If your metabolism is high, work on Olympic lifts and explosive training. 3:39 – The best diet and workout regimen for a lacrosse goalie with high metabolism. 4:52 – The goal isn’t just to gain weight – it’s to become an explosive goalie. Introduction Hey everybody, it’s Coach Edwards with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com. Welcome to our new Lacrosse Goalie University members for this season. I’m looking forward to working with you. As always, it’s a labor of love and I just love hearing from everybody from across North America and across the world. We’ve got a new member over in Sweden and one in England, and that makes me really happy. So thank you. Question From A Goalie With A High Metabolism The question this week comes from a goalie who is 5’11 and about 132 lbs, I believe. He feels like he’s quite skinny, which he is. This guy is a sophomore in high school and his name will remain nameless because he’s a pretty prominent recruit. But here’s the thing. The question was, the goalie is kind of nervous, wary, very aware of the fact that he feels quite...
How To Get Your Team In The Best Shape Possible

How To Get Your Team In The Best Shape Possible

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTIps_-_How_To_Get_Your_Team_In_The_Best_Shape_Possible.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Coach Edwards gives coaches advice on how to train their athletes in position specific ways to up their chances of winning and help them work better together as a team. He explains why it’s important to address every athlete individually and gives tips on how to best train lacrosse goalies at the start of the season. 0:50 – A team’s pre-season habits make a difference on the field. 1:35 – Treating all players the same during training is the biggest mistake a lacrosse team can make. 2:21 – Athletes should be trained individually if teams want to succeed. 3:15 – Coach Edwards explains the issue with training all athletes the same way. 4:14 – Common mistakes coaches make trying to prepare lacrosse goalies at the start of the season. 5:05 – The best way coaches can train lacrosse goalies to succeed. 6:08 – Teams should consider position specific training to up their winning. Introduction Hey everybody, it’s Coach Edwards at LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com, and I got an email this week from a coach at a high school in upstate New York. They’ve got a big game coming up their first week in March, and the question was how to get the team into the best shape possible prior to that first game, because this is a rival. They really want to give them a hard time. Last year when they played this team, they kind of petered out at the end of their third or fourth quarter. They gave them a good run in the first half, but then the wheels just...