How To Improve Hand Speed In Lacrosse Goalies

How To Improve Hand Speed In Lacrosse Goalies

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTips_-_How_To_Improve_Hand_Speed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTweet this! How to improve hand speed in lacrosse goalies. #fasthands #goaliestrong   How To Improve Hand Speed For Lacrosse Goalies 0:50 – The 3 Keys to making every save. 1:10 – The importance of moving to the ball. 1:38 – It’s not all about the core. 2:16 – Improving hand strength takes work. 2:46 – Get your athlete stronger.   Introduction Hey everybody. Coach Edwards with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com. This week, I want to answer a question that I got from a dad about improving his daughter’s fast hands. The Three Keys A question I get pretty commonly is, “how do I improve my hand speed?” If you’ve understood me for a while and watched what I’ve been talking about, there are three keys to making every save. There is seeing the ball, knowing where it’s going, and moving to the ball. Moving to the Ball Moving to the ball, that last combination, is really a combination of your physical ability to move yourself. This comes from core strength. This comes from shoulder strength and your hand strength. All of that is really what improves your hand speed. When you look at improving your hand speed and having faster hands, you really have to look at yourself and where your weakness is physically. It’s Not All About The Core In my past life, I ran a strength and conditioning business, so I’m pretty well versed in dealing with young athletes especially, which was my specialty. Getting them stronger. You’d be surprised. A lot of people look at this and go, “An athlete...
How To Stop Stick Side High Shots

How To Stop Stick Side High Shots

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTips_-_How_To_Stop_Stick_Side_High_Shots.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Coach Edwards gives tips to goalies on how to stop shots that come stick side high. He explains how he has also had similar problems, and gives advice on how to get reactive, explosive, and bait the ball so you can up your game and make the saves. 0:54 – Remember the 3 Keys of making every save. 1:24 – The String Drill 2:07 – Baiting the ball so you can save it more easily. 2:51 – Being reactive to up your explosiveness. 3:15 – Don’t overthink it. Introduction Hey guys, it’s Coach Edwards at LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com. Welcome to another blog post. I really appreciate you being here, as always. This week I’ve got a question from Mory, who says: I get a lot of stick side high shots that for some reason I can’t seem to react fast enough to. It should be an easy save but they put it right in the corner. Is there anything I should be doing to give myself a better chance of stopping them? Well Mory, great question. I’ll be honest. As a goalie, I had trouble with those shots too. I think what happens is, as a goalie you think your stick’s there, and the odds of them shooting there should be low. Basically the shots should be going everywhere else. What I find is that a goalie really needs to prioritize where they think the shot’s going to go. The 3 Keys A couple of things. If you are seeing the ball, remember my 3 Keys. If you’re seeing the ball, if...
How To Stop More Shots Down Low

How To Stop More Shots Down Low

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTIps_-_How_To_Stop_More_Shots_Down_Low.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Coach Edwards gives tips on how goalies can stop more shots down low. He explains the importance of staying safe and protected, and offers strategies on improving their game. Coach covers probability of a shot, adjusting your stance, staying protected, and prioritizing shots during practice. 1:12 – Coaching every position on the field can be a challenge without the right experience. 2:00 – Getting video of goalies in action to improve their performance. 2:32 – How to figure out the probability of where a goalie will take the most shots. 3:08 – Using your knowledge to adjust your stance and stay safe. 4:07 – Prioritizing low shots in practice. Introduction Hey, it’s Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com. I hope you’re having a great season, and if you’re not, shoot me a note and maybe we can get you straightened out. Congratulations to all my Lacrosse Goalie University members who had a great week. I love the feedback, I love hearing from you guys, and all the goalie critiques that I did for you this week, I hope those really helped. If you’re not a member of Lacrosse Goalie University, you want to be. Click on the Coaching tab at the top of this page and head to Tier 1. You should at least be a Tier 1 member of Lacrosse Goalie University. Check it out. It’s the best thing available for goalie coaches around. I try to make it better all the time. This question comes from Lucy, and she says: My daughter was playing goalie and is developing as...
How To Deal With Bad Lacrosse Coaches

How To Deal With Bad Lacrosse Coaches

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTips_-_How_To_Deal_With_Bad_Lacrosse_Coaches.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  0:45 – The different categories a bad coach can fall under. 1:11 – The specifics of coaching lacrosse goalies. 1:45 – Showing incentive. 2:20 – Building a relationship with your coach. 2:48 – Lacrosse goalies getting proactive. 3:23 – Save percentage counts the most. 4:00 – The adoption of new techniques can be slow, but keep trying. Tweet: Lacrosse goalies should get proactive about their training. Tweet: Building a good relationship with your lacrosse coach is really important. If you can build a relationship. Adopting new techniques can be slow, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t working. Keep trying. Introduction Hey everybody. Coach Edwards here with LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com, and this week I got a question on how we should deal with bad lacrosse coaches. Specifically, how do you deal with bad goalie coaches. This came from a few weeks ago, my post about why stepping to the ball is wrong. I got a lot of great feedback from that, a lot of emails. Thank you. A lot of good comments and facebook shares. But the question came from, well what do I do if my coach either is a bad coach or is teaching me different stuff? Categories of Bad Lacrosse Coaches On the telesemenar I did in the month of April, I talked about this a great deal. I’m just going to touch on it here. Bad coaches go in a couple of categories. One, there are coaches who are just bad. That’s really unfortunate, but not uncommon. There are a lot of coaches out there who mean well but they’re overwhelmed. A lot of coaches are volunteers...
Why Stepping Beyond The Ball Is Wrong

Why Stepping Beyond The Ball Is Wrong

Check out my best selling DVD: The Definitive Guide to Moving To The Ball DVD 1 and 2 Coach Edwards explains why stepping beyond the ball and gives advice on how goalies should be getting things done by working on the adjustment step and exploding to the ball. 0:34 – Stepping beyond the ball is wrong. 1:24 – Stepping to the ball is also wrong. 1:47 – The adjustment step. 3:11 – Exploding to the ball to move through the space. 4:22 – Practice the adjustment step. Introduction Hey there everybody. It’s Coach Edwards from LacrosseGoalieTips.com and LacrosseGoalieUniversity.com. I’m getting real controversial this month, and I don’t mean to be but it’s just kind of in my nature at this point. I’ve seen a bunch of videos this week and I got an email from a kid named Chris who says, Coach, I was watching a YouTube clip and they’re talking about stepping beyond the ball. What does that mean? Why should I do it, or should I do it? Great question. Stepping Beyond The Ball Is Wrong Stepping beyond the ball is also wrong. The concept is that if the ball is going to your right foot, the stick-side pipe. I’m a right handed goalie, stick side pipe. The idea is that you would take a big step with your right foot beyond where the ball is. This is in principle, a nice idea, but it’s wrong. It reinforces this massive step and a drag of the rear foot. If you tell a young goalie who is small, who has a short in seam to step beyond the...