Throwing with a goalie stick should be done in an overhand motion. The release point would be just past the shoulder at 11 o'clock. The difficulty comes in when the stick is strung incorrectly. This is the case with most off the shelf sticks. You want a stringing done so that you have a deep pocket (to catch) and a tight top (to throw). The best way to string is for all the sidewall being taught and when you get to the bottom string locate that string through 2-4 diamonds below where the last sidewall string went through. This allows for a deep pocket down low and slowly rises to a taught mesh towards the top, allowing the ball to roll from the pocket to the shooting strings with ease. Lastly the shooting strings. If you feel the ball bump off the last shooting string then it is too close to the pocket side, move it up a diamond, or remove it all together. I find two shooting strings works best and I do not bother with that 3rd U or V string. With a well done string job it is not needed.
It doesn't happen overnight. A good idea is to stick your fist into the head once or twice a day and just punch it in a little. Also, you can just play pass back and forth with friends/teammates and eventually your net will break in naturally.
When you first get a Lacrosse stick,it will be very tight.But, if you look under the stick head, there will be 4 strings. Place a lacrosse ball in your stick head it should make the netting go down. Tighten the strings until the ball is sitting snugly in the stick head.
If you want more hold then tighten the bottom shooting string. If u want a smaller pocket then you can pull the string at the very bottom of the head.
Put the ball in your stick, make your stick eye level. & see if you can see some of the ball over the head of your lacrosse stick. Meaning, that the whole ball is not completely inside the whole stick. If it is inside the whole head of your stick, you need to tighten your netting.
Here is a lacrosse stick charm- http://www.charmfactory.com/lacrosse-stick-charm.htm
The SOS pad will grip the threads of the screw and tighten the screw in the shaft.
a lacrosse stick.
With a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball
A girls Lacrosse stick should be about as long as your arms and fingers.
Regular sized lacrosse stick, cut it down.