Lacrosse Middie Tips
Lacrosse Middie Tips will help you identify what you need to do in order to become a great midfielder.
Middies are the tanks of lacrosse. And for that reason, I am declaring them the most important position (or it could just be the fact that it is what I played)
Middie Equipment includes:
d. Shoulder Pads
e. Elbow Pads (a must)
Now...On to the Lacrosse Middie Tips:
TIP #1) I think I have mentioned it about a million and a half times now...Endurance. Endurance is a middie's best friend. In the off season, you should be running both long-distance and sprints every day.
Even if you aren't that great of a ball handler, if you have speed, then you have all you need.
TIP #2) Learn the slides of the defense. Let the defense guide you and teach you about the proper ways to slide. If you consider yourself an "offensive middie" then slap yourself a few times, because there are none.
Although your team may have defensive middies, you should still learn everything you can about the defense. You never know when you are going to have to rush back to stop a fast break, and be stuck on defense.
TIP #3) The third lacrosse middie tip is to quick stick. In my opinion, quick sticking is the most lethal attribute that a middie can have. It is so difficult for the defender and the goalie to stop it, or to even see it coming.
I also like it because it doesn't require a lot of power (or skill) to do. Just get out to a brick wall, and play wall ball.
I'll be the first to admit that my shot was less than bad. But I still scored a lot of goals every season. About 90% of my goals came from me cutting to the net, and just quick sticking it in.
It is very important that you learn how to quick stick with both hands. Doing this will probably make you the MVP of your team (at least for scoring and finishing).
TIP #4) Get GREAT at ground balls. The team that controls the ground ball game, wins the actual game. No matter what level of lacrosse you play in, there will always be ground balls to pick up.
Just remember to get low, and scope through the ball. Pound it into your head to NEVER rake the ball, and always scope through the ball.
One more thing to remember with ground balls. Use two hands. One-hand ground balls are for showoffs that never get the job done. Use two hands, and be a reliable ground ball man.
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