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How to Buy a Lacrosse Head for a Midfielder

September 1, 2017

When it comes to choosing the right lacrosse head for a midfielder, there are several factors to consider. One of the most important factors to keep in mind is strength to weight ratio. Since midfield is a transition position, players are expected to often play two ways. Having a lacrosse head that is strong enough for defensive play but light enough for offense is critical.
 
Midfielders also need a lacrosse head with good hold that can also get the ball out quickly and accurately. This will ensure that a player can perform the needs of this position to the best of their abilities.  Mid-pockets (sitting in the middle sweet spot between the top scoop and bottom throat of the head) are widely recognized as the go-to positioning for midfielders of all ages and abilities.
 
In our latest product video, Lax.com Product Manager Brandon Butler goes over some other key factors to look for when buying a lacrosse head as well as three examples that can help you during the fall ball season: The Under Armour Command, Maverik Kinetik, and STX Stallion 700.  These lacrosse heads all have the best technology for a midfielder and they are geared towards advancing youth and high school players that need the ability to play both offensively and defensively, and take full advantage of the mid-pocket technology.
 
Pick up all three of these heads at Lax.com today:
 
Maverik Kinetik – https://goo.gl/3b1uNE
 
Under Armour Command – https://goo.gl/RVGGLd
 
STX Stallion 700 – https://goo.gl/N9jUPT
 
Maverik-Kinetik-Lacrosse-Head
 
Maverik Kinetik – Lax.com’s best selling head coming into the 2018 season is the Kinetik. The college and high school players are upgrading from their favorites into what has been touted as the best shooting head in lacrosse.  So what’s the big story here? It is really all about the Tension Lock technology on the sidewalls that allows a professional stringer to stretch the mesh as tightly as possible across the top of the head.  This gives players a faster release but still allows them to have a big solid bagged out pocket in the middle of the head.  That bag is optimal for control, ground balls and dodging down the alley with an attitude.  At $89 this head is priced right in line with the other premium midfield heads and our Pro’s can string it up for you just like the best college players in the nation request from us.  Watch our Pro string up a Maverik Kinetik lacrosse head in this video.
 

STX-Stallion-700-Lacrosse-Head
 
STX Stallion 700 – Used by the best collegiate players in the game, many advanced youth players are switching over because of the superior fit and finish of this lacrosse head.  They have a flared scoop design that also stretches the mesh tight across the top of the shooting channel.  The Stallion 700 also has a slightly forward cant design which pushes the ball up further towards the scoop.  This is topped off by one of the coolest throat designs in lacrosse – simple, clean and with the perfect flare point out of the throat to further enhance pocket shape, priced at $89.  Learn more about this lacrosse head from our video: STX Stallion 700 Lacrosse Head Review

 
Under-Armour-Command-Lacrosse-Head
 
Under Armour Command – Our Pros feel that this lacrosse head has one of the best stringing setups for advancing youth and high school middies.  Make no mistake, national championship teams use this lacrosse head, but for a younger player who is honing their collegiate level skills and ambitions, the Under Armour Command lacrosse head offers the super stiff performance that will last the season and is also set up for that mid-high pocket and forward cant.  The Under Armour Command lacrosse head has multiple string hold configurations, but our Pro’s at Lax.com have found the optimal knot placement for dialing these heads in for players that shoot on the run.  Also known for tough and stiff ground ball play, priced at $89, the Under Armour Command lacrosse head is a top choice for serious players looking to upgrade their shooting and ground ball play.  Learn more about the features of this lacrosse head from this video.  
 
When you are looking to buy a head for a midfielder, the best recommendation we have is to make sure that mid pocket setup is at the top of the list.   Give us a ring at 855-255-5294 or drop us an email at questions@lax.com and we can put you in touch with a PRO if you have any questions.  Our custom stringing gurus are the best in the business and a trusted for going on two decades to deliver the best mid-pockets in lacrosse to the best collegiate and high school players in the game.

 
Other blogs and videos you might be interested in:
 
Video: Overview of the new Maverik Kinetik lacrosse head
 
Video:  Will my lacrosse head fit on any lacrosse shaft?
 
Video: The difference between composite and metal lacrosse shafts
 
Video: The difference between hard and soft lacrosse mesh
 
Video: When to buy a new lacrosse head
 
 
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