You’ll want to look for a 9D, or 9 diamond, mesh. This is the pre-knotted piece that makes the pocket.
The shape of the mesh. This controls how the ball sits in the head.
Low pockets sit very close to the throat of the lax stick, for easier cradling and dodging with one-handed play.
Mid Pockets are the most common, and best for any position. This style allows a lot of versatility with ball control and speed. For the purposed of this tutorial, we are going to use a Mid Pocket setup.
High Pockets are used most often by defensive lacrosse players for control, covering ground balls, and making high or low shots on goal.
The long side of the head. These strings run along the sides of your lacrosse head.
The top of the head
Shooting strings look like shoelaces. They are used to control how the ball comes out of the head when throwing or shooting.
Before you get started on stringing your lacrosse head, assemble your materials.
Here are some items you’ll need:
- A mesh stringing kit. This includes:
- 1 Mesh
- 4-5 Sidewall nylon strings
- 2 Shooting strings
- 2-3 Shooting laces
- 1 Bottom lace
- 1 Bottom string
- 1 Screw
- You’ll also need:
- The unstrung lacrosse head
- 1 Lacrosse ball
- Needle nose pliers
- Lighter (please ask an adult to help you)