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Talking Pockets: Matt Russell, Team STX Goalie

Matt Russell
Matt Russell

A couple weekends ago we were lucky enough to make it down to LXM 801 in Orem, UT. I caught a peek of Matt Russell and Johnny Rodriguez’s goalie clinic and I noticed something a little different about Matt’s pocket.

One of the high school guys, focused on the lesson, pulled Matt aside when he was done talking to the group. He had almost the same stick, but Matt’s pocket was anywhere from 3 to 6 inches deeper. For Matt it’s simple, “use shooting string at the throat”. Find out why in this week’s Talking Pockets, LXM Pro style.

More from Matt and Johnny is coming soon, follow how they stay in shape in the off season and what helped them find success.

About the author

Mark Donahue

Currently spreading his wings in the Emerald City, Mark is an Ohioan through and through and is also the editor, video guy, and box lacrosse junkie at When he’s not obsessing over lax at LAS HQ or officiating a game somewhere, you can probably find him on the slopes or at the disc golf course.

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