This Women’s Lacrosse Goalie Wants To Know How To Practice By Herself

This Women’s Lacrosse Goalie Wants To Know How To Practice By Herself

Question: I’ve been a goalie for about 2 years now, and I feel it is time to finally get rid of some of my protective padding.  I currently wear the helmet, chest protector, gloves, and then I also wear hockey breezes and baseball shinguards.  I also have smaller lacrosse goalie padded pants, but since I was unsure of my ability to make saves, I stuck with the breezers because they took up more space.  Now that I’m more confident and more experienced, I would like to decrease my padding a bit.  I was thinking about getting lacrosse shinguards because they are smaller and less bulky but I was wondering if you know of any that protect knee caps.  I got hit pretty bad in the knee cap last year and I would like to prevent that from happening again, but maybe I just need to suck it up and be quicker than the ball so I don’t get hit there 🙂 When I have my padding on, I’m not afraid of stopping the ball with my body, so I’m not sure if I don’t wear shinguards and go down to my goalie pants if I’m going to block as many balls.  I guess if you have any thoughts on the best way to lighten my load would be that would be great. Also, do you have any suggestions on how to practice by myself? I don’t really have access to a brick wall to play catch against so I’m not sure what else I can do to keep practicing. I do have one of those baseball reaction balls that...