Although I do have the jersey in that pic above, I will admit my tilt game needs MAJOR work. But those old helmets just don’t have the tilt of today’s models. That’s a Cascade C2 y’all. You kids have no idea how good you got it haha.
Customized Goalie Head & Mesh
Unlike ice hockey goalies, lacrosse goalies cannot have a customized paint job on the helmet.
Until then, what a lacrosse goalie can customize is the goalie head, mesh, and shaft combination.
Now there’s nothing wrong with all white stick head and mesh but if you’re looking for maximum levels of swag, then consider getting a dye job and throwing in some color into that mesh to show off your personality.
Throat protectors must be specifically designed for lacrosse
So we have free reign to decorate our throat guard as we see fit.
Many goalies like to put tape on the throat guard and write a meaningful message. Could be the number or initials of a meaningful player in your life. Or first letters of your anchor phrase / positive affirmation.
For example, this goalie went with “WIT”
Here’s another example –
Wait a minute??
Does this goalie South Portland have it all? Flow! Tilt! Eye Black! Jersey! Red shooting strings for mesh! Sweat pants!! Customized throat guard with tape? Uwww weee…he look good.
Some goalies choose to customize their throat guard with a full design –
Consider adding some customization to that throat guard for looking and feeling sweet.
In fact some goalies out there feel the throat guard tape customization is essential to our being:
One last point on the throat guard. Sometimes goalies have the throat guard connected to the helmet with the screws so tightly that it shoots out forward and stays in that position. Especially when you’re running outside the crease.
Kind of like this…
So reasons of safety and also for reasons of looking better, make sure the throat guard always falls downwards to cover your throat.
You don’t want it so loose that it rattles too much when you run but you don’t want it to stay extended, leaving your throat exposed before you have a chance to pull it down.
Sometimes lacrosse athletes get a bad wrap for wanting to look good while playing.
But in the immortal words of Neon Deion Sanders – You look good, you play good.
So if you’re looking for some tips on how to look good, following the items in this post –
Sweats Rolled Up
Custom Head or mesh
Custom Throat Guard Design
One thing I purposely left off the list is the helmet visor. While I will admit a nice mirrored visor passes the test when it comes to looking sweet, when I tried to play with one I found it horrible.
So much echo in my helmet as I tried to communicate with the defense. So I can’t recommend that piece of gear for goalies wanting to look sweet. I’m pretty sure the tinted versions of the visors are illegal anyways.
Anything else you goalies use to look good while making your saves? Leave me a comment down below.
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About Coach Damon
About Coach Damon
Lacrosse is my passion! The game has given me so much and this blog is my way of giving back to the lax community. Specifically the most bad a$$ part of that community - the goalies! After learning to play goalie from scratch, I wanted to create a site where I could share what I learned with others so they too can become champions in the crease and in life. Learn more about Coach Damon.