The lacrosse cleats and the lacrosse turf shoes that you choose to wear makes a gigantic difference in how you play on the field.
Your choice of lacrosse footwear can make all the difference between losing the game and winning the championship at the end of the season... So it’s pretty obvious that they’re pretty important.
Lacrosse is pretty tough on your feet and the wrong pair of shoes can spell disaster for you and your feet. This article will delve into the different kinds of lacrosse footwear and why you should make a conscious decision about what you decide to wear onto the field.
It’s almost lax season, and if you’re a lacrosse player (or you know one), it might be a good idea to make sure that there's a new stick or piece of apparel in time for the beginning of the season. While the winter season isn't completely gone, it's only a matter of time before spring arrives, and teams are back in action on the field. Why have something to be even more excited about come spring?
Here's a closer look at some of the hottest selling lacrosse items this season: Continue reading →
Lacrosse season is almost here, and teams across the country are getting ready to get back on the field. Collegiate lax season is already underway, with all teams starting to practice, and even a few have already kicked off their season.
When the NCAA released their preseason rankings, it had reigning champion, Duke, at number one, with a total of 374 points. The runner-ups, Syracuse, ranked second, with a total of 346 points. North Carolina follows in third, tallying 337 points, and rounding out the top 5 are Denver, and Notre Dame. These rankings will change and fluctuate numerous times throughout the season with new teams entering the top 25, and others being voted out.
In addition to NCAA champion lacrosse apparel, Lax World offers gear from your favorite schools, including Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Loyola, and more! Be sure to get in gear before the season starts. With Lax World, you can do that in style.
2012-2013 Lacrosse Season
Last season, the Duke Blue Devils claimed the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship over the top-seeded Syracuse. Syracuse jumped out to a 5-0 lead. In the 2nd quarter the Blue Devils picked up the pace to close the gap. The Blue Devils maintained this momentum throughout the game, and eventually outlasted the Syracuse Orange with a final score of 16-10
As we take a final look at last seasons final season rankings, we see that just because you end the season ranked #1, that doesn’t ensure a trip to the championships, as Duke and Syracuse proved.
2. North Carolina
3. Johns Hopkins
12. Penn State
14. Ohio State
15. Notre Dame
22. St. John’s
The defending champions, Blue Devils recently held their first organized practice in a brand new training facility. The practice consisted of light drills, which Duke believes will help them transition into the coming season. The Blue Devils opened the season against Jacksonville on February 8, 2014. Check out the video below to get an idea of what an NCAA Championship team does to prepare for lacrosse season.
Do you recognize any of Duke’s drills from your own practices? Which ones would you add to the regiment shown here? Here are a few home drills that focus on fundamentals shown in the Duke training video. And do you think that the Blue Devils can lead Duke to another Men’s Lacrosse championship? If not, who do you think is their biggest competitor? Be sure to share your thoughts with us.
Have you ever wondered where lacrosse got its origins? Its origins date as far back as a Native American game played by young warriors to prepare them for battle when games could have 100 to 1,000 players. Today's version has 10 players per team and requires specific safety gear. Beginners should consider the following equipment to get started in Lacrosse:
Gloves:Hits on the hands are common in beginner lacrosse, so well padded lacrosse gloves are a must.
Arm and Elbow Pads: Protect the arms from opponents' slashing lacrosse sticks. Look for well padded but flexible dense foam arm pads for maximum protection.
Forearm Pads:These pads fill the gap between the gloves and the arm pads.
Cleats:High-top lacrosse cleats are designed to stay on during a game (versus cleats from other sports).
Shoulder Pads:These pads should fully protect the shoulders and also extend hard padding down the chest.
Rib Pads: Some players wear these to protect their ribs and kidneys from poke checks; however, some players find them to be too bulky.
Lacrosse Balls:Stock up on the hard rubber balls used in lacrosse for practice sessions.
Helmet: Protecting your head is crucial in this tough sport with lots of contact.
Mouth Guard:Protect the teeth from errant elbows and sticks; buy one that can attach to the helmet.
Lacrosse Stick:Beginner sticks have large, wide heads with soft mesh for easier catching; however, they offer less control and durability than an aluminum stick with hard mesh. Advanced lacrosse sticks have a titanium shaft, premium head, hard mesh and custom stringing.
Lacrosse Goal and Net:It’s always good to have your own lacrosse goal on hand so you can practice during your own free time.
The highly anticipated release of the new Cascade R Helmet certainly caused a flurry of shopping activity both online and in lacrosse retailers on July 1st. Professional and amateur lacrosse players across the nation who witnessed the helmet’s debut performance at the opening games at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic were heading up the rush of orders. Continue reading →
Lacrosse is emerging as the go-to sport in many schools. What are these young lacrosse players taking with them on the field these days? Nike entered the world of lacrosse merchandise when they saw the increase in popularity of the sport. Now, Nike is one of the top selling lacrosse gear brands in the country. Nike offers a number of top ranking lacrosse products with a focus on both game play and safety.
As a lacrosse player, you can be dressed head to toe in Nike gear and apparel. Take a look at some of our top selling Nike items and tell us what you think in the comment section below! Continue reading →
Lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in the United States, with the number of players tripling from 2001 to 2010. With its increasing popularity come a greater variety of options for lacrosse gear. From kids in youth leagues to professionals, lacrosse players need superior quality equipment at competitive prices. Lax World offers an enormous range of apparel options at a variety of price points, making it the best place to find premium lacrosse gear.
Under Armour lacrosse apparel is one of the most popular and quickly growing brands available for lacrosse players. From its beginning, as a company inspired to make t-shirts from moisture wicking synthetic fabrics, Under Armour has become one of the most sought-after brands in the sporting world. Continue reading →
It’s crucial to wear the proper lacrosse gear and apparel for safety, comfort, and a skillful edge. Cleats are arguably one of the most important pieces of equipment in lacrosse. In this buying guide for lacrosse shoes, you’ll find important information for buying cleats that combine advanced flexibility, durability, and comfort with lightweight ingenuity. Continue reading →
Lacrosse continues to see growth in the U.S. A bigger market motivates clothing manufacturers to create better lacrosse-specific gear. Higher quality gear is good for any player, from the beginner to the professional. It lasts longer, helps you play better, and works more efficiently out on the field. Continue reading →
With lacrosse building up a bigger fan base, lax clothing is becoming a huge draw for everyone in the sport, in the stands, or in front of the television. This summer, you have to know hottest lacrosse clothing trends to stay ahead. Continue reading →
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