But today I’m giving you my wish list of things I hope the league is currently discussing and will become a part of the league when it debuts.
Based on Rabil’s social media feed I think a few of these are all but done deals. But we’ll see.
Customized Goalie Helmets
If you’re going to play goalie in this sport you’ve got to have a pretty strong personality.
So it’s no surprise that the 12 goalies in the PLL are some of strongest characters the league has to offer.
One of the things that’s so great about ice hockey is the goalie is the given the chance to show off their personality via a custom painted helmet.
I hope the PLL gives the goalies the chance to show their own personalities by allowing customized helmets.
I believe the customized helmets can create an obsession amongst youth players and we might see more and more kids opt for the goalie position instead of wanting to play in the field or being forced into the position as a youth.
When you hear stories of how pro ice hockey goalies became enamored with the position many cite loving the equipment and especially the customized goalie helmets they saw on their favorite netminders.
When you hear about all the injuries and surgeries old lacrosse goalies have had, then you see how fast players shooting these days – it’s a real injury threat!
I don’t think pro goalies would ever wear leg pads unless they’re forced to via rules.
Again I don’t think this one is happening either.
The new professional Premier Lacrosse League is debuting in June of 2019.
And with the opportunity to create a new sports league from scratch comes the chance to change various elements of the game to make it more exciting and digestible, not only to lacrosse diehards but also to the casual observer.
When the PLL starts playing its games I hope the following are true:
Customized goalie helmets
More and Better On-Field Cameras
Mic’d Up Goalies
Television Visible Ball
Rules in the Goalies Favor (yeah right haha)
Mandatory Leg pads
The first four are very feasible. As for the last one, well a goalie can dream.
Until next time! Coach Damon
Anything you’d like to see different when the PLL unveils its first set of games? Leave me a comment down below.
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6 thoughts on “My Wishes for the Premier Lacrosse League”
Hey coach I just wanted to say thank you for this site. I play on a highschool team in Tennessee and we have 5 coaches, but none of them have ever stepped in the net. I started playing goalie in Octoberish and I was instantly addicted. I would say that about 85% of the stuff I learned about the position came from here. This article is very good I agree with most of the things except the leg pads. Keep it up!!!
Thanks Jase! Appreciate that! Welcome to the small world of goalies addicts!
These are very helpful for all incoming lacrosse goalies. And as the coach of a new team this was invaluable. Thank You!
You’re welcome Joe!
I agree about the TV visible ball.