How to Tape Lacrosse Sticks

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Lacrosse players around the world have developed their own individual techniques for taping their sticks. There is no right or wrong way to tape. How one tapes depends greatly on comfort and ease of use, so techniques typically vary from player to player.

Things You'll Need

  • Lacrosse stick
  • Pencil
  • White athletic tape
  • Experiment with grips on your stick. Lightly mark with pencil the best areas of grip for you. This is your personal stick, so pay close attention how you hold it initially. You will likely tend to hold it one specific way throughout your playing career.

  • Tape the butt end of the stick first. Rip the tape into thin strips, about 1/2-inch wide. The strips should also be no longer than 4 inches. Tape the area 20 to 30 times around the stick with this method. The tape should be wrapped quite thick.

  • Run your finger about 12 inches up the handle and tape that spot as well. It won't be as thick as the end. Wrap the roll of tape five times or so. Grip after taping to adjust how it handles.

  • Tape just under the throat of the stick. Only do this if you feel it is necessary. To do this repeat step 3 exactly, adding two or more layers on top of the five layers.

  • Tear the tape in half the way you did it in step 2 (1/2-inch wide, 4 inches long) and use a spiraling motion to tape your stick from top to bottom. It should create a candy cane effect. This is another means of support to prevent slipping.

  • Test your grip to make sure it is exactly the way you want it. If you need more reinforcement, adjust accordingly.

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