Different Ways to String a Lacrosse Pocket
Lacrosse is a very creative sport and that creativity starts with stringing your lacrosse head. Whether you're just starting, or need a quick refresher, we’ve put together a guide to the basics on stringing your lacrosse head.
Stringing a Lacrosse Pocket
There are many different types of stringing materials for different styles of stringing, it’s important to consider that a stringing style that your teammate loves might not work well for you. To string a regular pocket, as you see with most players, you're going to need a piece of mesh and a few different kinds of string — sidewall, top string, bottom string, shooting string and shooting chords.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to pocket placement and it's important to find the one that fits your game. The best way to tell what kind of pocket is best for you is just to test them out. We'd recommend trying a high, mid and low pocket depending on your position to see which one fits your shooting form and ball hold preference best.
If you're just getting into the sport, we recommend going with a mid-pocket. This all-around pocket is great for beginners and helps to develop and improve skills.
We recommend a low pocket if you're an attackman. This pocket gives you the most hold, making it easier when cradling with one hand and taking the hit from the defense.
A high pocket helps defensemen get the ball up and off the turf quickly and settled into their stick. This also makes it easier to throw long passes with less whip.
The best advice we can give you is to practice, practice, practice — that’s the best way to get better at anything. Stringing your lacrosse head the first time can be a little tricky, so get your supplies, decide on the style you want to use and just give it a try!
If you’re still having trouble visit your local store and speak with the lacrosse experts. They’ll be able to give you even more tips and tricks to lacing your pocket in a way that fits your game