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Lacrosse Tips

  • How to String a Lacrosse Head

    String a Lacrosse Head

    Lacrosse players in every stage of the game need to properly maintain their lacrosse gear so they can give the greatest performance out on the field. At times, you may need to replace the mesh on your lacrosse head. There are numerous ways to string it, as people develop their unique style and preference on how tight they want the mesh. You can start out following these basic steps, and then hone your stringing skills over time. Continue reading

  • Lacrosse Summer Training Schedule

    wall ball

    Training for lacrosse during the summer months is crucial to your success throughout the lacrosse season. It is important to understand the basics of creating a summer training schedule, including knowing when to incorporate rest days. Continue reading

  • Finding Your Perfect Lacrosse Shaft

    lacrosse shaft

    Choosing the right lacrosse shaft to go with the head of the lacrosse stick is largely a matter of personal preference. However, there are certain factors to be considered, including the position you play, your lacrosse association’s regulations, how the lacrosse stick feels in your hands, and your skill level. Continue reading

  • Staying Hydrated During Hot Practices

    lacrosse player drinking

    As the seasons change and summer approaches with full force, practices are getting hotter and dehydration cases are increasing. The body can lose up to 8 cups of water in the first hour of lacrosse practice, especially on a hot field in the middle of the summer. Staying hydrated is important for both performance and safety, and gives your body the ability to recover from dehydration after you stop practice. Continue reading

  • Ground Ball Work: Stick Protection and Drills

    scooping the lacrosse ball

    In many ways, ground ball work is what separates the dedicated lacrosse players from those that merely get by with athleticism. A player with good ground ball skills is a player that many coaches and teammates want on their team. Unfortunately, too many players often focus on passing, catching and scoring, but overlook the skill of scooping ground balls. For those players looking to step their game up to another level by improving their ground ball fundamentals and lacrosse stick protection, here are some quick drills to practice.


    Ground balls that are not moving can be rare in the fast paced play of a lacrosse game, which is why it is even more critical for a player to be skilled at scooping them up. Depending on the play, a ground ball at a dead stop can be one of the hardest to scoop up. Balls that are in motion are generally easier to field; however, all ground balls can be easily scooped if you demonstrate proper technique.

    When practicing your ground ball work, scooping is one of, if not the most, essential fundamental skill a lacrosse player can develop. To help you develop your scooping skills, here is a step-by-step drill for you to try. For this drill you will need at least two sticks and lacrosse balls.

    • Charge the ball from 100 feet away
    • Plant one foot on one side of the ball shielding it from the defender
    • Keep your lower body down and stick tucked close to your body
    • Scoop through the ball, bringing it up toward your face as your momentum explodes forward

    As you can see from the progression of this drill, it aims at accomplishing an effective scoop that also improves your ground ball and stick protection skills. As far as ground ball lacrosse drills are concerned, this is one of the most effective drills you can do to make you a more versatile and crafty player.

    If you want to try a modification of this drill, grab a partner and have them roll the ball to you while you charge at it demonstrating the same foot planting and stick scooping motion. Then, if you want even more of a challenge, have a third person charge at you from the side trying to get the ball as you scoop. This will develop your scooping and stick protection skills and test them under simulated gameplay conditions.

    Scoop And Cradle

    Cradling is a necessary skill for both ball and stick protection when a defender is in your face. To practice cradle drills:

    • Use the skills displayed in the previous drill to scoop a non-moving ball at your feet.
    • Next, with another player attempting to get the ball, scoop it up toward your face, subsequently creating space between you and the defender.
    • Then, with ample space created between you and the defender cradle the ball with your stick, rotating the stick with your top hand and guiding with the bottom.

    As mentioned, the above drills are optimal for improving your ground ball and stick protection skills. They specifically work to better your scooping ability at varying degrees of competition. While performing the scooping drills, you can make them as easy, or as difficult, as you like. What’s more, it is recommended that you start out with the simple scooping motion before adding the variables of moving balls and defenders to increase the drill difficulty, especially if you are a beginner.

  • Buyers Guide: Girls Lacrosse Gear

    Girls Lacrosse Protective Gear

    Girls lacrosse is an exciting and enjoyable sport, but you need the proper gear to protect yourself while you play. The lacrosse gear you will need varies based on the position you play. Below is some helpful information you can use to ensure that you buy all of the girls lacrosse gear you need to stay active and safe while out on the field.

    Protective Gear

    Women's lacrosse doesn't include as much contact as men's lacrosse, so less protective gear is required to keep players safe. In most leagues, mouth guards and eye goggles are the only items of protective gear required for play. However, most players also invest in gloves to protect their hands.

    Check out Lax World’s protective gear for women today!


    Mouth guards for women are strapless and mold to the shape of each player's mouth. A variety of sizes and styles are available based on your preferences. After purchasing a mouth guard you can mold it to your mouth by boiling it in water until it becomes soft and then biting down on it to create the right shape. A properly fitted mouth guard is crucial for protecting your teeth and mouth correctly.


    Many different styles of goggles are available to protect your eyes during play. When choosing your goggles, make sure that the pair you select meets legal specifications, provides ample visibility and fits comfortably. Most players agree that goggles with silicone padding like the DeBeer Lucent SI Goggles are most comfortable and fit more securely.


    Though gloves are not required for most women's leagues, they provide protection and comfort for the hands. They are also helpful for gripping the stick when the weather is wet or cold. When choosing gloves, look for a pair that is padded on the back of the thumb and hand for better protection. Make sure that the gloves you purchase aren't too thick or heavy, as this will reduce flexibility. Finally, make sure that the wrist closure is secure and functions properly.


    Cleats are not usually required by league rules, but they can be very helpful on the field. Traction is important in lacrosse, and girls lacrosse cleats can provide the stability needed for running on virtually any surface. Choose cleats that fit comfortably and grip the ground well without sticking.

    Extra Gear for Goalies

    If you are playing girls lacrosse as a goalie, you will need some additional protective gear, including body pads and goalie gloves.


    Helmets are the most important piece of protective gear for a female goalie. You want to make sure the helmet fits your head snugly, yet does not press against your skull. Manufacturers offer recommendations for helmet size so make sure to look at those before deciding. A helmet that is too big will readjust as you play, making you more susceptible to injury, whereas a helmet that is too tight can cause headaches.

    Body Pads

    Body pads are designed to protect your body from the impact of any shots that may hit you. Choose strong foam pads that fit you well without restricting your movement too much. It's also wise to choose pads with a ventilated fabric to wick moisture away from your skin and keep you more comfortable.

    Goalie Gloves

    Goalie gloves closely resemble field gloves, but they provide even more protection for the thumb. Goalie Gloves are also more effective for absorbing impact. Though they may be more expensive, it's typically wise to choose a higher end glove. More expensive gloves typically offer more comfort, flexibility and protection. They are also more durable. However, if you cannot afford a higher end glove, basic gloves will provide the protection you need to play the game.

    You can purchase all of the necessary girls lacrosse gear from the girls lacrosse section of

  • Choosing the Best Lacrosse Helmets

    Lacrosse Helmet

    Safety should be a top priority in terms of properly outfitting a lacrosse player with proper protective gear. The most important part of the body you need to keep safe is the head. That’s why lacrosse helmets are mandatory for all levels of men’s lacrosse in the United States. Continue reading

  • Top Midfielder Training Exercises

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    The game of lacrosse is won and lost at the midfield spot, and for this reason they need to be the most finely tuned athletes on the field. Middies are the workhorses of the team, and must use their superior athletic shape to be highly skilled on both offense and defense. Continue reading

  • Lacrosse Face-Off Tips and Drills to Dominate the X

    Lacrosse Faceoff

    Properly executing a lacrosse face-off is a combination of skills – both physical and mental. Using the proper tools, mind-set, and body placements are a deadly combination that will increase your possessions off the X.

    Middies who participate in the face-off are the make-it-or-break-it players on the field. To gain an advantage at the face-off there are certain drills that need to be incorporated into your training sessions – no matter your skill level. Continue reading

  • How to Properly Grip and Hold a Lacrosse Stick

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    Lacrosse has been dubbed “the fastest game on two feet,” and this nickname is well deserved. The speed of lacrosse, when played at top levels, is amazing. It seems that there isn’t more then a second or two in which the ball is not in motion, especially when a good offense is working at maximum potential. Behind the back passes and quick-sticks are skills that need to be learned, but are impressive when performed well. Continue reading

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