Lacrosse is a game that demands aggression, focus, and quick decision making skills. It’s also an incredibly athletic sport. All of this is exciting and refreshing for the mind. But it can be exhausting too. So after being on the field for five hours or sitting in a classroom for six hours your mind needs to recharge.
What is a Rebounder?
A lacrosse wall rebounder is any object that allows you to forcefully hit an object back without it rebounding in the exact same direction. For example, holding a basketball and bouncing it off your fingertips is not a rebound, but bouncing the ball off the wall and repeating is. A lacrosse rebounder takes that concept to another level. It has a ball return system built into it so that you can jump up and grab the ball after it’s been deflected off of the wall or floor. It makes the experience of getting physically involved with the game much more fun.
A lacrosse rebounder can be found in any gym, at a sporting goods store, or your local Goodwill. The majority of them are inexpensive as well as easy to use. The key to using a rebounder is to keep your feet on the ground and let it do the work for you. You will not be able to lift with your arms.
How does it work?
The ball returns by bouncing off the walls at either end of the rebounding area. The rebounder itself is made out of either plastic or steel and is generally easy to clean just like a regular lacrosse field surface. It is designed to let the ball bounce back into the same area each time. This is an extremely helpful feature. When you are playing with a group of friends and you get a great shot most of your shots will not be hitting the target. A rebounder lets you hit other people’s shots back onto their own goal posts or over near their own net.
What is the best Lacrosse Rebounder?
There are no definitive standards in how to choose a rebounder. The one thing that all of them have in common is that they are plastic or steel and relatively inexpensive.
How Do I Clean my Rebounder?
If you are using a plastic rebounder make sure that the surface is clean before you start using it. The surface should not be dirty or greasy. If the surface has grit on it then your rebounding will suffer. Clean the rebounder thoroughly with soap and water or an antibacterial dish cleaner. Allow it to dry. If you are using steel, be careful not to use too much pressure on your lacrosse rebounder.