Well, the warm weather is gone. I know. I’m not happy about it either, but we can’t let the bitter cold stop us from doing what we all love. Playing some lacrosse. This time of year is the hardest for any player to get better. There aren’t many leagues going on, it’s not fun to stay outside for to long, and soon enough snow will be EVERYWHERE. However we can’t let that stop us from getting better.

snow game We Play In Snow Too!! National Anthem from a game my senior year in college.. Yeah, it was cold!

I can’t stress enough how important it is to keep up your stick skills over the fall and winter seasons. When spring rolls around all of your coaches are going to be looking to see who kept up the hard work and who stayed under the blankets, and trust me they will notice.

Hitting the wall is always one of the most important things you can do to get better, but at this point of the year I think that it should be your main focus. A Rebounder, or bounce-back, works just as well to keep those mitts nice and warm.

stx rebounder Just as good as any wall

Going to the gym is also very important. Once preseason rolls on through you’re going to wish you had spent more time hitting the weights and conditioning. So why not get a head start and get on the grind.

Keeping your gear in prime condition is also a very important thing to focus on. Now that it is getting really cold if you leave your equipment in the garage it can freeze and get brittle. This can affect the heads on your stick the most. Making sure that bringing your sticks inside with you is the least you can do to keep them safe and in good condition.

broken head Don't be that guy! photo provided by laxallstars

It’s not as hard as it seems to keep active in the fall and winter. You just have to bite the bullet and bare the cold weathers. It sounds brutal when you think about it but in the long run it will really pay off!

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