Feb. 24, 2012
DO THE WORK
The good thing is that pretty much every human playing the game of lacrosse is indeed ‘gifted’ with enough ability to stay balanced as long as the brain feeds the right information to the feet.
You don’t have to be a great defender to play great individual [...]
Feb. 24, 2012
A player has been testing out pockets and giving me feedback. Here is an email exchange –
Flip, I got the head today, It looks great. Thanks so much. I think with this 2nd (Warrior M-80) head, I am going to put the pocket about an inch lower just to help [...]
Ah, my favorite subject.
This is pretty much the most important player on the field by position definition alone in my book. The Goalie can and often should have more impact on your team than any other. As a coach, you want to get and be close to your goalie. That relationship needs to be [...]
GOALIE WARM-UP SUGGESTION
Start with the ball in your stick at the goal line extended on goalie’s right. You are at 9:00 (X, or center behind = 12:00), about 15 yards from the goal with the stick in your right hand. Being farther out helps both coach and goalie more easily see the arc. Walk [...]
A LITTLE POKE CAN GO A LONG WAY
Poke checks are easy to teach and effective when used right.
As a defender you want the guy carrying the ball to be out of rhythm or somehow annoyed by the way you are playing him. You don’t want him to feel comfortable or worse, confident. [...]
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – POCKET TALK
I have always thought that the center of the pocket should be located in the center and also in the middle of the head. For the majority of sticks that I have ever held in my hands, the ones I like the most usually balance best [...]