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  • Brand Spotlight: What's Hot in the STX Product Line?

    Posted on August 14, 2014 by Lax World

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    STX is a Boston-based company that manufactures world-class equipment for all levels of play. Many of these designs offer technology that improves your game or safety equipment that allows you the freedom to play at your best without restricting you. Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse Gear, Lacrosse News


  • How Much Does it Cost to Play Lacrosse?

    Posted on July 31, 2014 by Lax World

    Set of men's lacrosse equipment

    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, ensuring it lasts longer, so you’ll have to upgrade and replace less.

    With that being said, here’s a quick pricing guide to lacrosse equipment:

    The Stick

    The lacrosse stick is the most important part of a laxer’s arsenal, and should be the starting point when you’re shopping for gear. Most experienced lacrosse players purchase their stick heads and stick shafts separately to further customize it to their personal preferences, but it is possible to buy complete lacrosse sticks, typically starting around $40. The majority of laxers, however, elect to purchase their head and shafts separately. It’s typically more expensive – heads range anywhere from $35 to over $100 and shafts are divided by position (midfield, attack, goalie and defense). Like heads, prices on shafts range, typically beginning around $60 to upwards of $100. Continue Reading

    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.

    History of the Game

    Lacrosse originated with the American Indians, starting as a male team sport. While the rules varied among various tribes, the one rule that was observed by all was that the hands could not touch the ball. The lacrosse stick used varied between southeastern, northeastern and Great Lakes tribes. For example, the Great Lakes tribes, such as the Santee Dakota and Potawatomi, used a stick that was three-feet long, while southeastern tribes used two sticks that were two-and-a-half feet long. Not only did American Indians use the game recreationally, but the games were also surrounded in ceremonialism. Today, lacrosse continues to grow in popularity, growing faster than any other sport in the United States. 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.

     

    Visualize Your Wins

    Michael Jordan didn’t play lacrosse, but the world's greatest basketball star knows about mental preparation. According to the book “For the Love of the Game: My Story,” one of Jordan's methods of playing involved sitting on the bench. He would visualize himself dribbling, dunking and passing, which helped him to see himself as the winner he would be. Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse Tips


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