TOPSTRING / SIDEWALL REPAIR AND SHOOTING LACE
At DICK'S Sporting Goods, our Lacrosse PROS have bulk spools and mesh available to provide custom repair and stringing options. Replace worn, frayed or loose sidewall string to ensure you are always ready for the field.
MEN'S LACROSSE HEAD RESTRINGING
Our lacrosse PROS recommend restringing your stick when the pocket gets worn out or feels inconsistent. Men’s lacrosse sticks can be customized based on pocket preferences, with a large selection of high-quality color options available for any position.
Boost your confidence on the field with a personalized restringing at a DICK’S Sporting Goods lacrosse stringing shop, available in select stores. Play often? See below for savings on supplies with our services discounts.
WOMEN'S LACROSSE HEAD RESTRINGING
The mesh on women’s lacrosse sticks mimics the traditional style with thick shooting strings and tend to be tied tighter with less of an actual pocket. This, combined with a shallower sidewall, makes ball handling significantly more difficult compared to men’s sticks.
Our Lacrosse PROS will personalize your stick based on your position and preferences to ensure the right pocket for your style of play, with a large selection of high-quality color options to choose from.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR POCKET
Your lacrosse pocket determines the track and whip of your ball, so it’s important to take care of it properly.
Check your pocket regularly.
Make sure your pocket is in tip-top shape by checking it before and after gameplay. Signs of pocket damage and wear include mesh that's torn or frayed and loose or fraying sidewall string.
Consider bringing a backup lacrosse head to every game just in case of emergency. Make sure this pocket is in the same game-ready condition as your primary head.
Extreme weather can warp your pocket.
Wet conditions can cause your pocket to bag out and deepen, which will affect your game and violate league rules. Using newspaper to absorb excess moisture between games will help. On the other hand, extreme heat may cause your pocket to tighten up and become shallower. You can stretch the pocket back to your preferred depth using warm water.
Break It In
Get better control on the field.
A properly broken-in pocket gives you better control. To stretch your pocket’s mesh and strings, firmly press a ball in the pocket until the mesh loosens. You can also wet the mesh with hot water to better loosen the fibers. The barrel of a baseball/softball bat or butt end of a lacrosse stick can also be used to stretch the mesh instead of a ball.
Save on Services When You Shop at DICK’S
Lacrosse services are 50% off with purchase. The mesh stringing service is 50% off with purchase of stringing supplies. Lacrosse stringing purchased online also qualifies for in-store lacrosse services with proof of purchase. Shop the complete collection of lacrosse equipment and find a store near you with the DICK'S Sporting Goods Store Locator.