As it is with any sport, athletes who play lacrosse are susceptible to injury. Throw in the fact that lacrosse is somewhat of a contact sport, and played with metal sticks, and you're dealing with a variety of potential injuries for the average player. With that being said, while there is the potential for injury in lacrosse, there's also a plethora of protective equipment that the laxer should be wearing to keep themselves as safe as possible at all times - such as gloves, helmets, and shoulder pads. Proper preparation can also help one to avoid injury.
Here's a look at some of the more common lacrosse injuries, as well as what - if anything - can be done to help prevent them: Continue reading →
Are you a lacrosse fanatic? Sure, you love lacrosse, but how serious are you? Don't know? It's cool, we'll help you figure out just where lacrosse ranks in your life. Here are 10 signs you're a real Lacrosse fanatic: Continue reading →
Lacrosse is a high contact sport with players whacking each other with their sticks, and protecting the arms is critical during play. Although the differences between protective arms guards and protective arm pads are subtle, position and level of play often determine which is more suitable.
Arm pads provide good protection and have less padding than arm guards. These pads protect from the middle lower of the bicep to the upper part of the forearm along with elbow protection. Arms pads are a good choice for lacrosse players who don’t mind getting checked and for those who want optimal mobility. While all positions can use arm pads, two-way midfielders are the most common. Since defense positions are rarely on the receiving end of checks and impact, these players often wear small arm pads. Continue reading →
If you love lacrosse and want to be well-suited, you should check out the great new items available now online at Laxworld.com. If you are a player, team coach, trainer, or other professional involved in suiting up or providing your players with the best in lacrosse gear, you know the importance of having everything in place before that big game. If you're well-prepared, and mentally ready for the game, you'll do better and feel more confident to succeed. So the first step to getting your game on is to get your gear on! Continue reading →
Mesh is a subjective subject. There are five different types of mesh, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. The difference boils down to player preference. There is the popular mesh and the mesh that is difficult to set up for play. Most players would choose the popular mesh, but for professional grade play, the choice is the more difficult. Here is an overview of Mesh. Continue reading →
STX is a Baltimore-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.
STX AMP Shaft is designed for male, youth players in casual games. These are awesome sticks for beginners, and they come in three sizes. The 30-inch stick was designed for the midfield and those players on offense. The 40-inch stick is designed for goalies. The 60-inch stick is designed for those players on defense. Continue reading →
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 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 →
The 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:
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.