Category: Lacrosse Goalie Gear
By Coach Damon on December 18, 2017
When outsiders view our game for the first time on TV they typically have some common thoughts, especially when its comes to us goalies. First, since lacrosse tends to be a high scoring sport they wonder if we ever make saves – Hey @BarstoolJordie, new to this whole “watching lacrosse” thing. Do lacrosse goalies EVERContinue Reading Post
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By Coach Damon on November 20, 2017
I remember when I first stepped into the goal. Our starting goalie handed me his late 90’s STX chest protector and I remember thinking – where’s the rest of it? Chest protection for this generation of keepers sure has evolved since the earlier days of lacrosse, with more research and more protection added into eachContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on November 6, 2017
Last week I wrote a post for those thinking about making the switch the goalie. One of the points is that you’re going to need different gear. Lacrosse goalies in both the women’s and men’s game require different equipment than the field players. Perhaps you already have a full set of lacrosse goalie gear. ThisContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on October 9, 2017
Back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s when I played college lacrosse concussions weren’t really talked about and monitored like they are today. I remember a few incidents – one where I took a crank to the dome from point blank range and another where I took a hard hit while outside the creaseContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on September 18, 2017
Lacrosse goalie shafts sure have come a long way since I first stepped into the cage. In today’s game a goalie can attach a shaft that is extremely light and makes his or her whole stick setup feel quick and nimble. Light years better than the aluminum bricks that used to accompany our lacrosse goalieContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on August 21, 2017
Hello to all you lax goalie rats! Today we’re taking a look at one of STX’s premier goalie gloves – the STX Shield 500. I got these gloves about a month ago and have now had a bit of time playing around with them via wall ball, taking shots, and playing in a summer tournament withContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on July 23, 2017
While I am a lax rat, I’ve never really been a gear rat. I hardly ever get excited about a new piece of gear. When they announced the STX Eclipse II – I got excited. And why shouldn’t I? The original STX Eclipse is my go-to goalie head. But that original was released in 1999!Continue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on June 26, 2017
Today’s post is my response to a question I got from a young goalie regarding how to tape a lacrosse goalie stick. Taping the stick is one of those things I never thought about discussing here on the blog but I’m sure there are plenty of beginners wondering what the purpose of tape on the stickContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on May 15, 2017
I’m not an inventor, I’m a lacrosse goalie coach. But if I was an inventor here are the 6 things that I would invent for lacrosse goalies. Some are probably a little far fetched but others are definitely not. I realize that the lacrosse goalie market is pretty small compared to other positions and otherContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on May 1, 2017
Every lacrosse goalie who has put on the pads knows THAT smell. There’s nothing like the funk of old sweaty lacrosse gear. If you’re a goalie, you know what I’m talking about. If you’re a goalie parent, you definitely know too! In addition to creating an atrocious odor, not regularly cleaning your gear can also decrease its life span.Continue Reading Post