Did you know that many lacrosse players use a rebounder when they train?
A lacrosse rebounder is a large trampoline-like device in which the ball bounces off the surface.
You can use it to practice your shots and stick control by saving your shots, throwing one ball at a time at the net, and then scooping up any balls that go over it.
How to Use a Lacrosse Rebounder
1) Find an open space with room for your desired size of rebounder.
2) Determine the appropriate distance to stand from the rebounder for your desired target speed.
3) Mark off the distance and then measure five extra feet from the rebounder.
4) Attach a string to a middle-of-the-trampoline post and then attach one end near the middle of the trampoline pad and then attach another point outside of that point.
5) Turn off any lights so only natural light will illuminate the trampoline surface.
6) Place your lacrosse stick in front of your face with your shooting hand on top of it and make sure you have good traction.
7) Shoot the lacrosse ball.
8) Run up to the rebounder, scoop up the ball, make a few practice shots with your stick and then rest for a few minutes or take a quick walk. Repeat as necessary.
Getting Motivated To Train
Since there is no reason to be able to hold your shot on a trampoline you can use it as an outlet for frustration and therefore build more confidence in your ability to shoot while standing and working on your stick control by scooping up balls that go over the rebounder.
Cost Effective Training Methods
Many people shy away from using a rebounder because of the cost of purchasing one. However, if you use it as an outlet for frustration and turn it into a fun and productive training method than you will find that the cost of owning and using a rebounder is actually much more affordable than purchasing those expensively priced power shots.
Determine Why You Train
If you are unsure as to why you train then ask yourself why you practice shots. If it is because someone told you that great lacrosse players like to shoot then see if that belief still applies to your current level of play. If not get back to basics and take pride in your shot making skills.
You can purchase any type of rebounder for around $60 through $100-$200 may be more common for some models.
The amount of shots you get out of a rebounder will vary depending on the size of the trampoline and the type and amount of lacrosse balls used. With that said one person using a small device such as the is likely to only get around ten shots before needing to take a break while someone using an all-weather portable model may get at least twenty or thirty shots.