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  • How Much Does it Cost to Play Lacrosse?

    Posted on July 31, 2014 by Lax World

    Between lacrosse sticks, helmets, arm and shoulder pads, athletic shoes, and gloves, outfitting the lacrosse player with the proper equipment can certainly add up. And while these large up-front expenses can be a preventing factor in taking up the sport for many, equipment today is being made at a higher quality than it ever has before [...]

    Posted in Lacrosse Tips, Lacrosse Gear


  • Lacrosse 101 for Parents - History, Rules, Lacrosse Gear and More

    Posted on July 31, 2014 by Lax World

    cartoon girl holding lacrosse stick

    If your child shows an interest in lacrosse, ensuring that he or she has a positive lacrosse experience should be your main goal as a parent. Your support and encouragement will be essential, and to best support your child, you’ll need to learn as much as possible about the game. From the basic rules to the lacrosse gear they’ll needs, this guide will give you the information needed to help your child have an exciting, safe time while engaging in this sport. Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse Tips


  • Lacrosse Tips: How to Throw a Lacrosse Ball Faster

    Posted on July 24, 2014 by Lax World

    sequence of person throwing lacrosse ball

    A major part of playing lacrosse is definitely about strength and stamina, but if you want to win, you've got to have the speed, too. Beginning players practice for endless hours, perfecting their stance and learning the angles, but some never reach the velocity they want when it comes to shooting the ball. Increasing the speed when throwing a ball is a complex challenge, and not all of them have to do with practicing with a stick. Being a better lacrosse player means taking advantage of all aspects of training in order to increase the speed of the ball and the efficiency of scoring. Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse Tips


  • Rise of the Lady Laxer: The Growth of Women's Lacrosse

    Posted on July 10, 2014 by Lax World

    The Rise of women's lacrosseTypically, when you think of major sports in America, the "big four" come to mind: hockey, baseball, basketball and football. But since the turn of the century, the country's fastest growing sport has been lacrosse. Specifically in the participation in high school lacrosse, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. High school participation grew 528 percent from 1990 to 2008. Needless to say, that's more growth than any other sport has experienced within the same timeframe.

    So just what can be attributed to this massive growth? There's the game itself, a hockey-meets-soccer hybrid that's fun and affordable to play, it’s also easy to pick up. Just lifting up a stick and trying the game out can become addicting. But then there's another big factor that is continuing to contribute to the game's growth — the popularity of the sport among female players. Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse News


  • 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Lacrosse Sticks

    Posted on July 2, 2014 by Lax World

    A fun and physical game, lacrosse combines running, strategy and teamwork. Whether you're a new player or a seasoned veteran, a coach or parent, you are guaranteed to have questions about the game. We’ve combined the 10 most common questions about lacrosse sticks that we get all in one place for you. Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse Sticks


  • Get the Best Gear for your Squad at the Lax World Team Store!

    Posted on June 30, 2014 by Lax World

    At Lax World, we’ve worked hard over the years to build the ultimate one-stop shop for all of your lacrosse accessories, equipment and clothing needs. If an individual needs a particular type of stick or an apparel item, for example, we feel it’s important for them to know that they can come to us with [...]

    Posted in Lacrosse News


  • 2014 College Lacrosse Season - A Season of Suspense

    Posted on June 27, 2014 by Lax World

    The 2014 college lacrosse season is officially in the books and before we know it, coaches and programs will be gearing up for 2015 season. Before we look too much into the future, Let’s take a look back at some of the headlines and highlights from the 2014 lacrosse season? This memorable season had it all, triumphs, championships, achievements, and suspense, what more could you ask for! Here's a recap in a nutshell:

    Duke Wins DI National Championship... Again

    2014 Duke Lacrosse National ChampionshipDuke lacrosse could well be on its way to becoming a dynasty. For the second straight season, and 3rd since 2010, the Blue Devils claimed the Division I National Championship, beating Notre Dame 11-9 in what was an exciting and suspenseful game. Duke got off to a hot start leading 5-1 at halftime before Notre Dame mounted a strong comeback. The Fighting Irish scored 5 goals in the 4th, and cutting the score to 1. The Blue Devils couldn't rest easy until Jordan Wolf scored with 2:39 left in the game to truly seal the game. Sergio Perkovic led the Fighting Irish with 5 goals in the game, while Duke’s Jordan Wolf led the tournament with 13 goals. Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse News


  • All Lacrosse Sticks are NOT Created Equally - The Different Lengths of Lacrosse Sticks

    Posted on June 19, 2014 by Lax World

    Lacrosse stick length chartThe difference between success and failure on the lacrosse field comes down to a few key things - like always having the right equipment. A good stick is imperative, and no two lacrosse sticks are created equally or are the same. Each position has its own stick length measurements, head and shaft requirements and variations. Understanding why lacrosse sticks have different sizes will go a long way towards making sure that you spend your hard earned money in the right place and on the correct equipment.

    What are the different sizes?

    Before we get too deep into the reasons and benefits of each position, the correct stick lengths for men’s lacrosse players, per NCAA regulations are as follows:

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    Posted in Lacrosse Sticks, Lacrosse Tips, Lacrosse Gear


  • Develop a Winning Attitude with these 3 Essential Lacrosse Tips

    Posted on June 12, 2014 by Lax World

    Lacrosse player winning lacrosse game

    True laxers know the game requires intense mental strategy and physical strength. As you prepare for a game during practice, bring your mental toughness to each session, just as you do for your body. Consider these lacrosse that’ll put you in a winning state of mind.

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    Posted in Lacrosse Tips


  • Which Lacrosse Position Should I Play? (Boys’/Men’s Lacrosse)

    Posted on June 4, 2014 by Lax World

    Various lacrosse positions

     

    Whether you’re just starting out as a lacrosse player, or you're an experienced player looking to try a new position, everyone knows that lacrosse is the ultimate test of teamwork, “the fastest sport on two feet,” and the best sport ever. It takes effort from everyone on the field to score, and it requires even more for the team to win. Having the right equipment and gear is just one part of a winning package. The other is putting players in the right position to succeed. From Attackers, to Defenders, Goalies, to Midfielders, every position has their own responsibilities in order to end up on top at the end of the game. Where do YOU lend your skills? Continue Reading

    Posted in Uncategorized, Lacrosse Tips


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