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The right lacrosse head is crucial to your game.
Unleash your best performance with ultra-durable, ultra-lightweight lacrosse heads. Outfit your own LAX stick with an unstrung lacrosse head, or pick up a pre-strung head—a great option for those new to the fastest game on two feet.
Mix and match for your game, pairing a lightweight handle with an advanced-design head. Shop lacrosse head systems that provide a greater degree of ball control or accuracy on passes and shots. Some models of lacrosse heads are designed specifically for your skill level—choose equipment designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced players.
Find the lacrosse head you’re looking for from popular LAX brands, including Warrior®, Brine®, STX®.
The anatomy of your lacrosse stick includes a scoop at the uppermost tip, a ball-stop and sidewall for control, a throat that connects the head to the handle and a pocket.
Lacrosse heads come with either a traditional woven pocket or a mesh pocket—remember, heads can be purchased strung or unstrung.
Mesh pockets are the most commonly used—they’re made of nylon webbing woven into the side of the pocket, requiring little adjustment. Goalies tend to prefer mesh because it reduces rebounds.
Stiffer pockets allow for more accurate shooting and passing—but provide less control when you’re running down field.
Ball control players should look for a moderately deep pocket, perfect for short passing and dodging. Fast-break players who pass the ball over long areas typically opt for a shallower pocket.
Keep in mind league regulations when selecting your lacrosse head—NCAA heads are legal under under NCAA rules, but are not permissible for NFHS or youth lacrosse.
Shooting strings are positioned horizontally near the top of your lacrosse stick’s head. Shooting strings impact the ball’s balance and direction—three or four strings are used to make a smooth path for the ball to exit the pocket. Your shooting strings determine whether your shot will have a “whip” out of the pocket. The more whip, the lower your ball when you throw. Attack players generally want added whip in their throw.
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