Your Game: Hey Goalies, Get a Grip
by Matt DaSilva | Lacrosse Magazine Online Staff
Goalkeepers are an intense breed. They stand their ground and
get pelted by dense, rubber-coated bullets coming off
opponents’ sticks at speeds that -- in the case of Rob
Scherr, a two-time Major League Lacrosse all-star goalie --
sometimes surpass 100 mph.
That’s why some are prone to “white knuckles,” as Scherr says, when they grip their sticks.
Scherr’s easy-come, easy-go demeanor contrasts that of teeth-gritting goalies. A former All-American keeper for Johns Hopkins who has spent six seasons in the MLL -- most recently with the Toronto Nationals -- Scherr disarms us daily with corny and self-effacing humor as the sponsorship manager for US Lacrosse.
Naturally for a tutorial on upper-body mechanics -- how goalies should position their hands and grip their stick -- we turn to one of our own.
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