The Best Lacrosse Shafts For Midfielders

May 16, 2017

The best lacrosse shafts for midfielders are all tough enough to be used at the collegiate level and light enough that they will make a big difference for advancing youth players.  This group of shafts varies in grip textures and flex points, but offers all levels of play. When choosing a shaft it is really important to understand what type of player you are.  More of a defensive bruiser, or more of an offensive specialist?  The general rule is that the more you shoot, the lighter and more flexible you will want to go.  The more you run the lines and play D and pick up ground balls, the beefier the better. has a great video which explains the difference between composite (i.e carbon) and metal lacrosse shafts.  Be sure to give it a view.   Our Pro's Picks For Midfielder Lacrosse Shafts:  

Maverik Union Lacrosse Shaft   The Maverik Union lacrosse shaft is the heaviest grade collegiate level shaft in the line.  Really designed for guys who are going to do some pounding on offensive players and need that strength to weight ratio that these shafts are known for.  Smooth and solid rounded grip that guys usually tape up.  When this shaft hits you,  you feel it.  Light enough for offensive play, but more of a defensive minded and designed lacrosse shaft.  $1  

East Coast Dyes Focus Lacrosse Shaft   One of the lightest of the group, we recommend this shaft for advanced youth and high school level offensive players that like sharper edges that you can feel through your glove.  Smooth feel and shape ergonomically designed to give you a nice grip and feel for ball control.   We like this shaft for the paper weight feel and nimble offensive shape.  At only $99 the East Coast Dyes Focus lacrosse shaft is a best seller since release about a year ago.  

The Maverik Hyperlite Matte and Grit Grip Lacrosse Shafts   These Hyperlites are some of the best lacrosse technology in the game. For shoot on the run middies these hollow carbon shafts offer a nice increase in shot speed without sacrificing accuracy.  These shafts literally feel like air when you pick them up, but are also very stiff and recommend for guys shooting over 70 MPH.  For the advanced youth crowd, you may not get the full flex of the shaft but it will likely be the lightest thing you will pick up on most fields.  The Grit Grip stays even lighter as the need for tape in bad weather is eliminated with a slightly sandy finish.  $139  

STX Stallion Sci-Ti OCS Lacrosse Shaft   STX Sci-Ti technology was the original go to for most collegiate level middies that wanted to stay with the smooth metal shaft feel.  These shafts switch hands very naturally and smoothly.  Place one on the ground and try and flex it - good luck.  Dent resistant and collegiate durable.   The Stallion OCS shaft is steeped in tradition from the best selling Sc-Ti series that dominated college lacrosse for many years. Whatever the secret formula is - STX nailed it with this shaft, for you high end high school and advanced youth players. If you don't want to break the bank and still use the same shaft that the national champions take to the fields on Saturdays - then this is your shaft. $120  

Epoch Dragonfly Gen 7 Lacrosse Shafts   These Epoch lacrosse shafts literally fly off the shelves with the high end guys here at  The IQ9 Flex is for the younger shooters ( ages 13 and down ) and the IQ5 is for the high school and up guys.  If you want to add a few MPH to your shots and still have a great feeling, slightly grainy texture, then at $139 these Epoch Gen 7 shafts are the ticket.  There are 3 primary shaft shapes and you can choose from.  Watch our product video about the different shapes that are available and how the accommodate different playing styles.    

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    That is the list of best selling lacrosse shafts for middies.  Based on the price points, you really can’t go wrong and it’s just a matter of personal preference and your style of play.  Be sure to read our list of the top five lacrosse heads for midfielders so you can dial up the prefect stick and enhance your playing performance. If you play both middie and attack be sure to check out our list of the best attack lacrosse heads and shafts. offers a wide variety of mens and women’s lacrosse equipment for every player’s ability. If you have any questions, or need advice about what might be for you or your player, feel free to give our Pro’s a call at 855-255-5294. We will be able to tell you what we think is right based on your age, ability and position. Also, be sure to download the FREE mobile app. We push our most amazing deals there and you will also gain access to the newest gear as soon as it hits the market.  


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The Pro Staff