Zen, Lacrosse and the Art of Stringing

Zen, Lacrosse and the Art of Stringing is a blog, started as a funding campaign for a journey and book, by Greg Rose, to help people learn more about themselves, their games and their pockets. A little more about the author…In December of 1993, Greg Rose’s father took him to register for South Jersey Lacrosse Club; in August of 2002, Greg headed on down to Fredericksburg, VA for 4 years of varsity lacrosse at Mary Washington College. During high school, Greg began stringing sticks, but college was when he endeavoured down a path of intense stringing exploration; after stringing sticks for many players on his college team, plus the kids he coached during summer camps, Greg realized that he was able to watch how players’ throw, shoot and use the stick in every which way, then tailor a pocket to their specific style.

From this moment on, all of the experiences he has with lacrosse only contributed to increasing this ability. After returning from a year in Manchester, England coaching lacrosse, Greg spent 2007-2010 as Offensive Coordinator and Asst. Coach for Marymount University and Wootton HS, respectively. In the end of 2010, his passions for helping people find the right pocket for them culminated in Rose School of Stringing, and, over the past 2 years, Greg has taught hundreds of students to string their pockets in relation to their unique style, and this is the fundamental sentiment of everything Rose hopes to teach any player: you need to do what works for you!

Greg now lives in Brooklyn, NY, coaches for DOCS NYC Youth Lacrosse and plays for Brooklyn Lacrosse Club. You can reach him at or 609.781.0876.