How often should you replace your mesh?

The frequency with which you need to replace the lacrosse mesh (also known as the pocket) in your lacrosse stick can depend on a few factors, such as how often you use the stick and how well you maintain it.

In general, it is a good idea to inspect the pocket of your lacrosse stick regularly to check for wear and tear. If the pocket is starting to lose its shape or the strings are frayed or broken, it may be time to replace the mesh. Fraying strings can break during a game or add inconsistency to your pocket. 

As a general rule of thumb, it is a good idea to replace the mesh in your lacrosse stick at least once per season, especially if you play regularly. For youth players (7th grade and younger) you likely need to replace mesh less frequently.

Ultimately, the best way to determine when to replace the mesh in your lacrosse stick is to keep an eye on the condition of the pocket and the consistency of your passing and shooting. If your pocket has frayed, torn, lost it's shape, or otherwise worn out it will lead to eradicate passes and shots and may be difficult to develop or play well.