Author: Enoch C. Williams

Enoch is a veteran lacrosse player. He has played on the same team for 20 years, and his teammates are like family to him. He's worked hard over the last two decades to get where he is today, playing in some of the best tournaments in North America with people that have become lifelong friends. Enoch loves pushing himself physically and mentally every time he steps onto the field, knowing that if he doesn't give 100% then there's always someone else who will take his place.

The Three Seconds rule in girls’ lacrosse can be a maddening mystery for a parent and player just getting their feet wet in the game. Newcomers often find themselves scratching their heads when the game suddenly grinds to a halt with a whistle and no obvious violation around the ball. But fear not! Staying in the 8-meter arc for more than 3 seconds is a big no-no. So don’t even think about trying to pull a fast one and hang out back there any longer than that, unless you are marking an opponent within a stick’s length, of course. Otherwise,…

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Playing lacrosse requires us to focus more on safety gear and equipment. And not just protective gear, choosing the best lacrosse stick, passing, helmet, and shoes is undoubtedly of crucial importance. For the fast-paced sport that lacrosse is, choosing the best lacrosse ball makes a significant difference in the game. In fact, selecting a lacrosse ball that is best suited for the game is tricky; the most complex part of the game to say the least. In fact, the majority of lacrosse balls are strikingly similar. Ergo, it is imperative to know the key differences to be able to choose…

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If you happen to be a woman and a lacrosse player at the same time, you need to watch out for empty stick check. A frequently called fouls in women’s lacrosse, you should try your level best to avoid an empty stick check otherwise your team will be at an immense disadvantage. Empty Stick checks are one of the most common infractions seen on a field – so don’t forget that if you can’t see the ball, then checking is off-limits! Basically, if your opponent does not have the ball in their possession, you cannot check them. Plain and simple.…

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Ready to take your lacrosse game up a notch? All you need is the right wall or rebounder and then it’s time for some stick skill drills, passing practice, and mastering those catches. Lacrosse rebounders will help you perfect your throws and passes with accuracy and repetition by allowing you refine your techniques gradually. First you will have to find a suitable spot on the wall or rebounder where you can ricochet the ball back. The spot should have enough with enough oomph behind it to make the ball bounce back to head height. Use as much power as you…

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Lacrosse may seem like it’s all about outscoring your opponent, but there are a lot of hidden facets that make the game more complex than meets the eye. From unique rules and strategies to specialized equipment needed – lacrosse is certainly no walk in the park! It’s pretty wild that positional players in lacrosse don’t all use the same standardize stick – turns out, there are a variety of valid reasons why each player opts for one particular size over another. Talk about an interesting quirk! Trying to understand lacrosse can be daunting, so it’s no surprise why the “who…

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Lacrosse sticks can be a tricky business! Many players struggle with issues such as throws that seem to dive directly into the ground. You’d think it would have something to do with technique, but oftentimes these problems are due simply to improper stringing of their stick. Unfortunately, this is news for many lacrosse devotees who often blame themselves instead of recognizing an overlooked detail about their gear – so if your throw has been feeling off lately you might want give those strings and extra look over! Nothing kills a game of lacrosse faster than your stick suddenly “throwing down,”…

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Lacrosse has come a long way since the days of needing two pairs of shoes to play on different surfaces! Modern synthetic turf fields have changed the game with their amazing, grass-like qualities. Players used to have a no-brainer decision when it came time for new shoes: cleats for grass, turf for the artificial surfaces. But with today’s ultra-realistic faux turfs so closely resembling natural playing fields, many athletes are sticking with one pair of all-around good cleats instead. But some dedicated athletes still prefer having a separate set of turf shoes specifically designed for artificial surfaces – something their…

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Lacrosse players are always on the move. Rarely will you find someone standing still and waiting for the ball to come to them. It does not matter whether you are a defender or an attacker, you will always have to be ready to receive a lacrosse ball while on the move. But catching a lacrosse ball on the move is easier said than done. It involves multiple skills like hand-eye coordination, concentration and a great deal of grueling practice to master this art. Shuttle Lines Drill is designed to help budding lacrosse players to grab the lacrosse ball while running…

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For beginners, a six-foot defense lacrosse stick can be challenging to balance when catching or throwing. But, if you practice a few simple drills, you can easily learn to master the long pole. Defense Lacrosse Stick Drills for Beginners It’s normal for a defense stick to feel very different in your hands the first time you pick it up. But, a long pole still functions in the same way as a short stick. Rather than reinventing the wheel, new defenders will benefit from learning to redevelop their core lacrosse skills. Cradling The first step is to grab a ball and…

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From high school to college to the pros, the game of lacrosse has universal similarities but a few key differences. For instance, Major League Lacrosse is the only league that awards 2 points for long-distance goals. The 60-Second Shot Clock Major League Lacrosse’s 60-second shot clock keeps play moving at a fast pace. The shot clock starts after: A change of possession A save by the goalie A shot hits the goalpost If the 60 seconds expire, the team on defense is awarded possession. Each team has 20 seconds to clear the ball across the midfield line. No Restraining Box…

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