A lacrosse stick typically comprises of two main parts – the shaft and the head. The shaft is the vertical length of the stick which ends in the "head" which is where the pocket of the stick is located.
Here is a brief overview of these two components of a lacrosse stick.
One of the most important aspects of the lacrosse sport is throwing. Being a lacrosse player, you simply can’t be good at the sport until you are not good at throwing. So before everything else, it is important to understand the basics of throwing a lacrosse ball well and master them.
A good throw is a fine coordination between your hands, arms and feet as well as your overall posture and stance. Here are top tips for how to throw a lacrosse ball while keeping in view all of these factors.
If you look at the numbers, it’s safe to say that the sport of Lacrosse continues to be a growing sport. In the United States alone, participation grew over 3% in 2017 with over 825,000 people playing the sport. That was the 12th consecutive year of growth with a net increase of at least 20,000 players each of those years.
Participants include boys, girls and men and women from the youth level up to the high school and collegiate years.
With the increase comes the need for more knowledgeable coaches who can teach the game the right way. Sure, some coaches have played the game and have a good idea of the types of drills and practice sessions needed. But for the more beginning level coaches and a refresher for the veterans, it’s helpful to have some drills to fall back on that can help improve your team.
Here are five lacrosse drills that we think can help.
A lacrosse pocket typically comes with a hard mesh which requires breaking in before you can use it in an actual game. If the mesh is not property broken in, it will remain stiff and you won’t be able to catch the ball effectively or to cradle it well following the catch.
There are many ways to soften lacrosse mesh. Some of them are more effective and useful than others. Here are some top tips for how to soften lacrosse mesh.
Lacrosse is a sport that requires diligent practice before you become adept at it. Especially for beginners, it is important to extensively work on their basics in order to start their lacrosse career on a sound footing.
Here are some valuable tips for how to play lacrosse for beginners. Following these tips, you will be able to master lacrosse basics and be on your way to become a good lacrosse player.
Most lacrosse heads come with a wide face by default. A wide face is a great help in catching the lacrosse ball but it is not so good for cradling the ball or holding it when you are moving. With a wide face, there is a greater risk that you will drop the ball while moving. On the other hand, a narrow face ensures that you are able to retain the ball more effectively.
Pinching a lacrosse head refers to a modification whereby you modify the openness of a lacrosse head. By pinching the head, you can make it as narrow as you want, modifying the lacrosse head more accurately to your own style.
There are many ways to pinch a lacrosse head. Following are some quality tips for how to pinch a lacrosse head successfully.