By Coach Damon on January 15, 2018
I would argue that the majority of lacrosse goalies don’t know how to properly warm up their bodies for maximum performance prior to a practice or a game. Enter dynamic stretching. Dynamic stretching for lacrosse goalies gets your muscles ready to perform at a high level before that first whistle blows. Properly warming up theContinue Reading Post
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By Coach Damon on January 23, 2017
As the 2017 lacrosse season gets underway its important to understand that formal lacrosse practice is obviously a critical part of your development as a goalie. However, spending time practicing on your own will give you an extra edge over your competition and turn you into a standout goalie once you join your teammates. Alternatively you mightContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on October 31, 2016
In the past few weeks I’ve received a couple emails from different lacrosse goalies about injuries and how to treat them. As some lacrosse goalies are now starting fall ball and beginning to play after a long lay off injuries might be effecting your body. I invited my brother-in-law, physical trainer, and Lax Goalie Rat’s own Body ConditioningContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on October 24, 2016
As a lacrosse goalie having good hand eye coordination is one of our strongest assets. The ability to see a high velocity shot and move your top hand into its path requires not only quick reactions but also great hand-eye coordination. Some lacrosse goalies are blessed with great hand eye coordination, others not so much. LuckilyContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on August 15, 2016
For the majority of lacrosse athletes, it’s currently the off-season. Cruising through the lacrosse forums you’re likely to find lacrosse players and goalies searching for advice on how to get bigger, stronger, and faster. Bigger, stronger, faster. Bigger, stronger, faster. However a key element of top physical performance that nobody seems to be talking about is flexibility. In an interviewContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on March 9, 2016
One of the best things a lacrosse goalie can do to increase their save percentage is to get their body in shape by following a lacrosse goalie workout specifically designed to handle the demands of this unique position. The idea of just putting the fat kid in goal does not apply to lacrosse. All-American lacrosse goalies are the best athletesContinue Reading Post
By Coach Damon on September 24, 2015
Sure, learning how to save a lacrosse ball and taking shot after shot is crucial to our success as a goalie. However, as athletes our body is our tool. To dominate in the crease we must keep that tool sharp. This starts in the weight room. A good lacrosse goalie workout program will increase yourContinue Reading Post