Summer Homework: Stick Stringing
How many times do you see a player shooting a ball right into the ground or flying a ball over the cage, but their form was spot on? Today’s sticks have so many different stringing styles, but the same concept applies when it comes to top string or shooting strings – they have to be tight! Take this summer to teach yourself a new trick as a coach. Find the player on your team that strings all the kids’ sticks – we all have at least one – and have them teach you how to string up the best heads. Not sure who to ask? Call your local lax shop and ask if they can give you a lesson. If you can string heads, then you can easily fix them in game situations – a very valuable skill. Be sure you know the stick rules before you begin, and use the web for resources like the “Stick Tech” section of E-Lacrosse.com.