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Stick Pocket Care

Posted by Barry Marenberg on September 3, 2010

I realize many of the players who attended the tryout this week have not picked up a lax stick since the Spring season ended.  To that end, its important that they start getting their stick in shape for the fall season.

Throwing and catching are easier if the stick head has a deep or developed pocket.  If a player’s pocket is not developed, they will be at a disadvantage. I always instruct players to pound in the pocket and to take a lacrosse ball insert it in the pocket and stick a screwdriver through the mesh below the sidewall from  side to side to keep the ball pressed down into the pocket.  Some lax players even run their lacrosse head under the faucet or shower head to wet it and allow it to dry overnight with the screwdriver and ball remaining in the head.  A picture of what this looks like can be seen here:

Stretching (side) Stretching (Top)
Your stick is your weapon on the lax field so take care of it!
– Coach B
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