Just like there’s two sides to every story, there’s often two sides to every person. Junior James Cowan began playing lacrosse in the fifth grade, and has now directed his talents towards becoming a teen entrepreneur.

Junior James Cowan has been re-stringing broken lacrosse sticks for years. Here's an example of one of his many repairs, which he charges depending on the severity of the damage.
Junior James Cowan has been re-stringing broken lacrosse sticks for years. Here’s an example of one of his many repairs, which he charges depending on the severity of the damage.

A year or so after learning to play lacrosse, Cowan took the initiative to re-string his own broken lacrosse stick one day when he got tired of waiting on his local repair store. From there his skills did nothing but improve. Over time Cowan taught himself different stitches for the mesh part of the lacrosse stick along with how to dye the heads (upper plastic part). He began to sell restrung heads along with other products to people in his freshman year of high school. Stringing typically ranges from 20 to 30 dollars and a full head (mesh and plastic) can be anywhere from 50 to 150 dollars.

”I enjoy my business because I’m my own boss and get to create my own hours. It’s very convenient,” said Cowan.

The teenage entrepreneur created a website roughly a year and a half ago called www.pocketpowerlax.com as well as an Instagram page customers can view at @pocketpowerlax which has a whopping 5770 followers. People contact Cowan through these two forms of media as well as via text message and e-mail. While Cowan says he spends a fair amount of his profits, his ultimate goal is to save up for a car he hopes to purchase in the near future.

Marissa Hibel/Business Manager

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.