Why Stepping To The Ball Is Still Wrong

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lacrossegoalietips/LGTIps_-_Why_Stepping_To_The_Ball_Is_Still_Wrong.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download In today’s video Coach Edwards clarifies some questions from his most popular post Why Stepping To The Ball Is Wrong. Thanks to Coach Damon from www.LaxGoalieRat.com for the question. He’s got a great site over there to take a look at with some solid opinions on lacrosse goaltending. Check out www.LacrosseRecruitTruth.com when you have a chance if you are a lacrosse player thinking about playing lacrosse in college. Please leave a comment below and by all means share it with other goalies, parents and coaches who need to hear this message. All the best, Coach...

Finding Your Athletic Stance as a Lacrosse Goalie

Finding Your Athletic Stance Athletic stance is a term used in every sport and it is the basis for movement.  Whether you play tennis, hockey, basketball, baseball or lacrosse your athletic stance is extremely important. Your athletic stance needs to have the following qualities: It needs to feel comfortable. It may take some time for your athletic stance to feel comfortable but ultimately it should be extremely comfortable for you. Your weight should be on the balls of your feet towards your big toe. The knees are bent and inside the feet in order to apply pressure at the correct angle through your feet and into the ground. The ankles should be flexed into the ground so that there is no loss of pressure.  You want your ankles to be a strong link. The shoulders are over the knees and the knees are bent and are over the toes. Your hands are out in front of you ready and prepared.   Your chest and eyes are up. You are ready to move in any direction. From this basic stance we will create the foundation of a great goalie.  If this stance feels uncomfortable right now it is probably due to a lack of flexibility and a lack of strength.  In time you will get stronger and you will be able to assume this position easily.  Stick with it and before you know it you’ll be moving in the cage like an all star. Why You Need An Athletic Stance? Your athletic stance is your base.  It’s the beginning of all of your moves.  It is unique to you, within...