Lacrosse season is coming up! You know what that means…days spent working on your checking skills, practicing your fast break offense, and many, many grass stains to remove! Whether you’re a lacrosse rookie, or a seasoned veteran, there are always tips to remember when gearing up for lacrosse season. Here at Alpha Lacrosse we’ve compiled six lacrosse tips as the upcoming season gets under way!
Six Best tips for Lacrosse Season
1) What equipment is needed for lacrosse?
Although obvious, what equipment is needed for the lacrosse is the first question you should be asking yourself. Lacrosse equipment technology is improving, so making sure you’re up to date on your gear is critical to success. Although there are a lot of things you could buy for lacrosse, the required pieces of equipment are as follows…
- Mouth guard
- Lacrosse shoulder pads
- Arm guards
- Protective cup
- Rib pads
Whether you need men’s lacrosse equipment, or are looking to buy youth lacrosse equipment, having the right equipment will put you in the best position to succeed on the field.
2) Equipment Maintenance
For some, maintaining their existing equipment is part of their lacrosse routine as well. Whether its cleaning cleats, or performing a full restring of their stick, being able to maintain your equipment keeps you performing at peak level during the season, preserves the life of your equipment, and saves you money in the long run.
3) Brush up on your Lacrosse knowledge
New lacrosse strategies are emerging every day, and with the amount of information available to us through platforms like YouTube, honing your Lacrosse game doesn’t have to stop when practice is over.
Find ways to better understand lacrosse strategies, so that when you encounter them on the field, you’ll be able to use your new equipment, and increased understanding of the game, to dissect your opponent quickly and gain an advantage for your team.
4) Coordinate Logistics
Whether you’re playing club, high school or recreational lacrosse, it’s possible that you’ll have an out-of-city game or tournament to plan for. Make sure you coordinate all your logistics ahead of time, for the entirety of your season schedule. Whether its transportation, lodging or where you’re going to eat, having a plan in place for each game and practice can keep you focused on the task at hand.
5) Balanced Lifestyle
Once Lacrosse season rolls around, you’ll be expending more energy than in previous weeks. Between games and practices your activity is going to rise dramatically, meaning your need to maintain a healthy lifestyle will only get more and more critical. Properly balancing sleep, diet and your training schedule is the best way to stay healthy, and avoid injuries.
Additionally, there are some wellness, and injury-prevention products you can consider, including…
- Topical creams for aches, pains and sprains.*
- Organic protein powder and supplements for recovery*
- Knee and ankle braces to reinforce your most important joints during games*
- Scheduling a sports physical before the start of the season*
*Alpha Lacrosse does not consider itself a medical expert.. Please consult a doctor before taking any new supplements, or considering any injury prevention equipment.
And while we don’t want to repeat ourselves too much, replacing worn down or broken equipment can be one of the most effective ways to prevent an in-season injury!
6) Hone your individual game
Although you’re going to get great practice with your teammates throughout the season, honing your skills on your own time is only going to give you a bigger impact on the team. Whether it’s working on technique, or finding one or two areas of your game that needs improvement, and focusing on that until you’ve mastered it, spend some time improving the nuances of your game.
Lacrosse is more than a game. It’s a passion. It’s a commitment. It’s a lifestyle…and we here at Alpha Lacrosse are dedicated to growing this community.
For more tips and tricks on how to grow your lacrosse repertoire, check out our blog, and follow us on social media. We’re on Facebook and Instagram (@alphalacrosse). The lacrosse season is upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited for the year ahead!