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  • How Fast Can A Lacrosse Ball Travel?

    Posted on February 26, 2015 by Lax World

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    Watching a game of lacrosse, you may be amazed at how fast the ball gets shot. The game is so fast that sometimes you may not even catch where the ball is until somebody scored a goal. But just how fast are lacrosse balls thrown? Are they faster than baseballs? Faster than footballs? Can they outrun a cheetah? What about a tornado? The answers may surprise you! Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse Tips


  • Here Are Some of the Best College Lacrosse Programs

    Posted on February 19, 2015 by Lax World

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    If you're familiar with lacrosse, you already know that the game is growing by leaps and bounds, and that participation numbers in the United States are increasing year after year. This additional interest in the sport has made it a viable one at the collegiate level, as more and more Division I schools are adding the program to their respective athletic departments. For instance, as of 2014, there were 67 Division I college lacrosse programs - and that's not even considering the 57 Division II programs and 216 Division III programs.

    So, yes, for those that work hard enough, there is an opportunity to play the game at the next level. Perhaps you're even among the few that earn a lacrosse scholarship (per NCAA rules, DI programs are allowed to award 12.6 scholarships per four years to lacrosse recruits). But it goes without saying that some lacrosse colleges are a cut above the rest. With that being said, here's a look at the best Division I college lacrosse programs to play for. Continue Reading

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  • What Does Your Lacrosse Position Say About You?

    Posted on February 13, 2015 by Lax World

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    New to lacrosse? Thinking about transitioning to a new position? Are you trying to become more versatile to the point where you can play multiple positions?

    Whatever your reasoning, it’s important to note that all positions (goaltender, defense, midfielder, long-stick midfielder and attacker) are important pieces of the lacrosse team puzzle. But with that being said, the position that a laxer plays can say a lot about their style of play, and their particular skillset. So, what does your position say about you? We decided to take a closer look. Here’s a look at the lacrosse positions: Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse Tips


  • What is it Like to be a Professional Lacrosse Player?

    Posted on February 5, 2015 by Lax World

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    One thing that has helped spur the year-after-year growth in lacrosse participation has unquestionably been the implementation of the nation's premiere professional league, the MLL, or Major League Lacrosse. Founded in 1999, the league consists of 8 teams, and average attendance is about 6,500 spectators per game. Over the years, the MLL games have been increasingly televised on ESPN and CBS Sports Network, helping the league reach new heights. There's also the National Lacrosse League (NLL), which is played indoors. The NLL plays its season in the winter and spring, and the MLL begins in the spring and runs into late summer, enabling players to participate in both leagues.

    However, contrary to what many young lacrosse players might think, playing professional lacrosse in the MLL isn't at all like playing in the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB - and for a variety of reasons. Here's a look: Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse News


  • These are the 10 Things that Lacrosse Players are Tired of Hearing

    Posted on January 29, 2015 by Lax World

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    There’s no denying that the lacrosse community is a tight one. It’s similar to the hockey community, in that, although becoming more popular, the game isn’t as “mainstream” as the likes of baseball, football or basketball. Because of this, players and coaches in the community know each other fairly well and get along pretty well in an effort to grow the sport.

    With that being said though, there are always naysayers spewing misinformation about the game or just “not getting it.” And this drives laxers crazy. Here’s a look at 10 things lacrosse players are tired of hearing: Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse News


  • Ever Wonder How Lacrosse Sticks Are Made? Here's a Look!

    Posted on January 22, 2015 by Lax World

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    Modern sticks offer many advantages over the traditional ‘crosse.’ Thanks to new materials they are lighter, stronger, easier to grip, and provide better ball control. The basic design hasn’t changed, though, and the 17th Century missionaries who first saw the game played would recognize them. Players still grip the stick, using a net to scoop up and hold the ball. What is different here are the materials and manufacturing processes. Continue Reading

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  • Lacrosse vs. Softball - Why YOU Should Play Lacrosse!

    Posted on January 15, 2015 by Lax World

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    There comes a time in every athlete's life when they have to choose a particular sport to focus on, rather than play several different sports as they may have done growing up. Yes, while it's customary for youth female athletes to dabble in all sports - from soccer to softball to lacrosse - there comes a time later in life when they have to make a choice a to which particular sport they're going to stick with. This is especially true if said sports conflict with each other in season, as is often the case with softball and lacrosse, which are each played in the spring and summer months.

    You already know that women laxers have a bit of an ongoing rivalry with softball players, but it's time to settle the debate once and for all as to why lacrosse is the superior sport. Here's a look at some reasons why women athletes should go the lacrosse route over the softball one: Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse Tips, Lacrosse News


  • The Growth of Lacrosse in Recent Years

    Posted on January 8, 2015 by Lax World

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    With increasing participation at the high school level and more and more colleges adding the game as one of their varsity sports, lacrosse is arguably in the midst of a sports renaissance.

    And the participation numbers don't lie.

    Once considered primarily a regional niche sport, lacrosse is well on its way to becoming a major sport in the United States – that is, if you don't believe that it already is! There's a professional league - Major League Lacrosse (MLL), nearly 70 Division I college programs (not to mention hundreds more if you factor in Division II and Division III programs, as well), and record-breaking participation numbers on the youth circuit. In fact, according to U.S. Lacrosse, there are nearly 750,000 laxers competing on organized teams, as of 2013. That's a 3.4 percent uptick from the previous year, and considering that over 400,000 of these registered laxers are at the youth level, this number will likely only increase even more moving forward as more grade school-aged kids pick up the sport.

    So just why is lacrosse experiencing a participation and growth boom? Here's a look: Continue Reading

    Posted in Uncategorized, Lacrosse News


  • Lacrosse VS Baseball

    Posted on December 26, 2014 by Lax World

    lacrosse-baseballThe fall season is dominated by football. In winter, there's basketball and hockey. And in the spring, there's baseball... and lacrosse. Yes, while lacrosse may not have the title of being the "national pastime," us laxers have plenty to say about why our sport is better than baseball - and vice versa - in the battle for spring sporting supremacy. And while we're certainly biased here when it comes to the lacrosse vs. baseball debate, we’ve put together a nice list of reasons as to why a stick and pads tops a glove and bat any day of the week.

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    Posted in Lacrosse News


  • Learn How the Lacrosse Hall of Fame Works

    Posted on December 18, 2014 by Lax World

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    While it may not get as much attention as being inducted into Cooperstown, the Hockey Hall of Fame, or the Pro Football Hall of Fame, since 1957, outstanding lacrosse players and/or contributors have annually been inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, the mission of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame is to honor the men and women laxers and coaches of the past and present who personify lacrosse into our way of life. Here's more information - and a timeline of events - about the Lacrosse Hall of Fame: Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse News


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