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Best Drills for a Women's Lacrosse Goalie

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Best Goalie Drills
So you are looking for the best goalie drills for women's lacrosse? Well you came to the right place.

Practicing regular game play is important, but it shouldn't be the only drill you focus on in practice. Below are some fantastic drills for goalies.

Walking the line
Walking the line is a classic goalie drill all goalies should be practicing. This is a drill where you can practice your fundamentals on your own. This should be a drill you practice often. Video by laxgoalierat.

Speedy hands drills
A goalie needs to have fast hands in order to get to the ball quickly. These drills can be practiced with another goalie. These are fantastic daily warm up drills. Video by US Lacrosse.

Blind reaction drill

Reaction times can make or break a women's lacrosse goalie. This blind reaction drill is great to work on a goalies reaction time. Video by Crease Coach.

Off stick side drill

Off stick side saves are some of the hardest saves to make. This drill allows goalies to …

Best Goalie Stick for a Women's Lacrosse Goalie

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Best Women's Lacrosse Goalie Stick
So you need a goalie stick for lacrosse? Well you came to the right place.

A good goalie stick is crucial for any lacrosse goalie. When it comes to a goalie stick, the best way to have a amazing stick is to buy the head, shaft, and mesh separately. Below are some components I personally recommend.

HEADSSTX Eclipse II
The STX Eclipse II is one of the best goalie stick heads on the market right now. This stick is very light but still sturdy, which is essential in a goalie stick. The scoop design on the top allows for enhanced ball control. The sidewalls also make it easy to customize your pocket. This is the head I personally use.

Warrior Nemesis 3
The Warrior Nemesis 3 is the lightest goalie head on the market. It is still stiff and durable so should not break or bend. This stick is also easy to customize the pocket. This head is perfect for you if shot durability and weight are the most important things to you.
STX Shield

The STX Shield is built for…

Womens Lacrosse Goalie Gloves

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Women's Lacrosse Goalie Gloves
So you need some goalie gloves ay? Well you came to the right place.

Women's lacrosse goalies use the same gloves as men's goalies do. Good goalie gloves are needed for protection of the fingers and hand. As a goalie, you put yourself at the risk of getting hit in the thumb by a fast moving lacrosse ball. Below are some gloves I personally recommend.


STX Lacrosse Women's Sultra Goalie Glove
Although I said Goalie gloves for men's and women's lacrosse, this is the exception. The STX Lacrosse Women's Sultra Goalie Glove has thinner fingers to provide a better fit for Women goalies. There is padding on the back of the glove and also at the top of the thumb. The thumb padding allows for increased mobility in the thumb. One downside of the Sultra Goalie Glove is the thumb padding. After a while (one year) of daily use, the thumb pad seams to fall out. The STX Lacrosse Women's Goalie Glove is better for a player needing a smaller…

Crucial Exercises for Lacrosse Goalies

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Exercises For Lacrosse Goal Keepers 1. Squats
Squats work many muscles throughout your leg. These muscles are crucial for goalies to be able to hold their position while in the goal and also explode towards the ball. Start by squatting without additional weight and work your way up to adding the amount of weight you feel comfortable with. Try to do 2-3 reps of 25 without weight. This number can be lowered once weight is added.
2. Agility Ladder  Since you are in the goal, you do not need to have the fastest mile on the team, but you should be able to move the quickest around a 6ft goal. Working on the agility ladder often can help us achieve this quickness we all desire. You can find a specific workout here.
3. Pushups Pushups work your chest, shoulders, and biceps. These muscles are crucial for goalies. You must hold your stick up for 50 minute games and be able to use your muscles to get you stick to the ball as fast as possible. Goalies also use their arm muscles to throw the ball…

Being a Women's Lacrosse Goalie

Hello fellow laxers!

Being in the goal is a hard position. You must be mentally and physically strong. You must fight to keep a small ball out of a six foot by six foot goal, and remain calm after a ball does go in, and be prepared for the next shot.

Nevertheless being a lacrosse goalie is rewarding. The rush of excitement after you make a game winning save. Your team members rushing to you after an exhausting game. Hearing, "good game goalie" as you walk past all your opponents. They are all worth it.

If you are thinking about becoming a women's lacrosse goalie I urge you to get in the goal and try it out. See if you like that aspect of the game, and if you do, keep with it.

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