Why is it better? The Phantom Pocket is amazing if you use good form but it doesn’t work with natural beginner form. It teaches good form so you can actually improve, have fun and keep playing. Everyone practicing beginner form will have the same skills until they quit.
Success in lacrosse requires two things: a good pocket and good form. If you have a bad pocket, you can’t learn good form. Even with a good pocket, beginners naturally use bad form. Think of how everyone throws a baseball for the first time. Bad form is guaranteed because it's natural.
Other pockets let a player throw like a beginner forever. Then practice can make bad form become permanent. The best players on the team almost always have someone fixing their pocket and teaching them good form outside of practice. Everyone else is on their own.
Learning good form is simple and the only way to reach your goals. Every sport spends a lot of time in practice teaching good form, except lacrosse. A handful of lacrosse coaches do, and their teams are the most successful.
Who is the Phantom Pocket designed for? Youth and new HS players benefit the most. Learning good form from the start gives players a huge advantage. Most players lose years playing with their natural beginner form, and the longer you play with bad form, the harder it is to change.
What happens when I get better? The Phantom Pocket continues to perform as you get better. Want to learn to rip shots, throw fakes and have a sick toe drag? The Phantom Pocket has amazing hold and can handle the most advanced moves. As you improve, the Phantom Pocket has the performance to grow with you. Other companies sell a beginner pocket that requires you to spend more money to improve.
Will it work in my favorite head? The Phantom Pocket works with virtually every head. Check the recommendations on the checkout page.
Is it a high pocket? The Phantom Pocket is a hybrid pocket. It has the shooting, passing, catching, hold and scooping advantages of a high pocket and it one-hand cradles like a low pocket.
Why a hybrid pocket? We wanted to solve a big problem: lacrosse is the only sport that expects beginners with naturally bad form to teach themselves with equipment that doesn't work. The solution would have to work really well with good form, but not work well with bad form. That would teach good form -- but it sounded impossible. Phantom's hybrid pocket solved it.
Why does it use special connectors? Strings stretch and knots loosen. If your pocket starts throwing differently, then you’re going to throw differently. The best way to teach yourself good form is with a consistent pocket that never changes.
How long does it take to install? Five minutes. Four toggles at the scoop and one snap at the throat. Zero knots to tie.
What if I decide it's not for me? Our warranty/return policy is: if you're not happy, send it back for a replacement or a full refund of the purchase price.