A lacrosse stick is made up of many components. The main parts are the lacrosse head and the lacrosse shaft, also called the handle.
Parts of a Lacrosse Head
The lacrosse head is now made of plastic. Originally, lacrosse heads were made of wood. The main parts of the lacrosse head are the scoop, the top of the head. The sidewalls, the plastic sides of the lacrosse head where the sidewall string connects. The throat, the bottom of the head where the ballstop sits.
Lacrosse pockets are the heart and soul of a lacrosse stick. A pocket is customized to each player. Each pocket has three basic pieces. Lacrosse mesh, lacrosse sidewall string, and lacrosse shooting laces. More details on the lacrosse pocket is available from the LacrosseMesh.net blog. What are the parts of a lacrosse pocket.
Parts of a Lacrosse Shaft
A lacrosse shaft, also know as a lacrosse handle, is typically made up of metal or a composite material such as carbon fiber. The handle it very simple. It connects to the lacrosse head using a head screw in the throat of the lacrosse head. The lacrosse shaft is also capped off at the end by a butt end. The butt end stops debris from entering the shaft and more importantly protects other players from the sharp metal edges of a lacrosse shaft. In addition to a butt end a shaft may also have stick tape on it. The stick tape is used to add minimal grip to a shaft. The major role of stick tape for more experienced players is to mark locations on the lacrosse shaft.