Lacrosse Wall Ball Workout
Perhaps the lacrosse drill with the most variations, the lacrosse wall ball workout is becoming a staple among lacrosse players who are looking to improve their hand-eye-coordination. In addition to improving coordination, the wall ball workout can be a great way to improve many of the skills that lacrosse players use every time they step on the field.
- Find a good wall. The first, and possibly most important step, is to find a good brick or concrete wall to complete the workout. Walls without windows and any jagged edges is best for the wall ball workout, and, of course, do your best to stay away from any vinyl covered houses.
- Get down the basic motion. Begin the workout by throwing the ball at the wall and catching it as it bounces back. You should be catching the ball on the same side you threw and quickly cradling it once before throwing it back. When you are just beginning, a normal number is to complete 30 reps with each hand before completing your workout. After you feel you're becoming a stronger lacrosse player and have excelled in the drill, you can up the number to 50 reps with each hand.
- Add some variations to your workout. There are dozens of variations to the wall ball workout and primarily focus on improving different types of shooting strokes. If you feel like your shooting on the run is weak, you can do the drill by simply running as you throw. Many experienced lacrosse players throw do "quick shots" by throwing the ball as soon as they catch it. Incorporate any skill you feel you need to work on into your basic repetition of the workout.
- Repetition makes perfect. Serious lacrosse players are recommended to complete the wall ball workout at a minimum of three to five times a week. If you're serious about improving as a player, complete this workout as much as you can without over-training yourself.