SAK balls are an often-overlooked tool for training beginning lacrosse players. They meet all the lacrosse regulations and standards for weight and size, but they’re softer than competition balls so when players get hit by a ball – and that’s inevitable – they won’t get injured. They’re great for practicing at home and in training sessions.
The balls are especially beneficial for goalie training to help youngsters gain self-confidence as they develop their skills and abilities. The one limitation for SAK balls is that they can’t be used to play wall ball. Great for outdoor practice, they’re an excellent choice when coaches must move practice sessions indoors due to inclement weather. Their construction ensures that they won’t damage costly gym flooring.
SEI-certified SAK balls meet all NOCSAE standards and they aren’t just beneficial for training the next generation of lacrosse players. They’re equally advantageous for coaches. The balls can be ordered in bulk and discounts are available which saves coaches with tight budgets on equipment expenses.
They’re softer and shock absorbent making them ideal for beginners. Since they have less bounce and don’t roll as fast or far as the balls used in competition, there will be fewer lost balls to replace. They can be ordered in a variety of bright colors that will also aid in fewer lost balls since they’ll be easier to find.
Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. Once a bastion of Ivy League schools, it was often perceived as a sport for the wealthy and elite. Schools across the nation are now offering the sport at every age level and the need for high-quality equipment is essential if young athletes are to succeed and excel.
SAK balls are an ideal tool for helping young athletes practice while they learn the movements, skills and mechanics of the game. The balls are easy to scoop up, hurt less when they hit someone, and helps players ease their fears about getting struck with a ball.