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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.
Sticks, pads, arm guards, shoulder pads, arm pads and more; lacrosse is a grueling, physical game. So, it only makes sense that if you play, you are protected as much as possible to avoid injury. That's where the STX K18 product line comes in. Inspired by Major League Lacrosse (MLL) player Kyle Harrison, the STX K18 line is considered "the best of the best" when it comes to lacrosse equipment. And now, this product line is available at Lax World!
Here's a closer look at some of the items on the STX K18 product line:
• Arm guards: Lacrosse is a physical game where you are prone to hacking and whacking from opponents trying to move you off the ball. That's why a quality arm guard is crucial - so that padding absorbs these stick checks (as opposed to your arms!).. The STX K18 arm guards are non-slip, so they won't jostle up and down your arm during game action. They're also designed with what's called d3o technology, which provides better impact absorption than other types of pads.
• Arm pads: If you need arm padding, but a smaller and more flexible option than arm guards, the STX K18 arm pads also feature d3o impact absorption technology in the areas that you want.
• Shaft: Arguably, your most important piece of equipment is the stick shaft. You want it to be durable, yes - but you also want it to be lightweight so that in-game performance isn't hampered. The STX K18 shaft is ideal for players looking to upgrade from aluminum material. It's made of 7075 alloy and is an amazing stick shaft for players at youth through junior high levels.
• Stick head: The stick head is another critical part to the overall lacrosse makeup. The STX K18 u-head is legal for all skill levels and features forward cant technology to allow for better accuracy on shots and passes. Specifically, the stick head is designed for the intermediate player or skill levels ranging from youth to high school.
• Shoulder pads: Shoulder pads are important for the same reason that arm guards and arm pads are. The STX K18 model offers an elevated chest plate to help reinforce the chest protection of the pads. The shoulder pads are made of hard plastic shells and there are also adjustable straps for back protection. The upper arm pads are removable and adjustable. It's an ideal accessory for skill levels ranging from youth to high school.
Other products in the STX K18 line include gloves and different models of arm pads. Products are available in a variety of colors and sizes, and are all available now at Lax World. This product line is among the best of the best for lacrosse players of all skill levels - and now you can see why. Don't just settle for any lacrosse equipment, get the best!
For more information on the STX K18 line, inspired by MLL star Kyle Harrison, contact Lax World today or visit Lax World online at www.laxworld.com.
This entry was posted in Lacrosse Gear on January 8, 2014 by LaxWorld.
Whether you play lacrosse professionally or are just improving your general lacrosse skills, one of the first things you want to learn is how to string a lacrosse head yourself. The process will vary slightly depending on what type of mesh you use, but it is definitely something that you can manage on your own in just a couple of minutes by following the below steps. Continue reading →
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 →
The decision to buy or build your lacrosse stick may seem not important or simple, but there are many different factors that impact when it is best to purchase the complete stick vs. building one from different pieces.
Limiting Building at the Beginning
Building a complete lacrosse stick may not be as time consuming as it was in past generations, but it is still a process that requires knowledge of the game and all of the rules. Beginners should avoid building a lacrosse stick personally and opt for a completed stick. 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 →
All University of Maryland player, Tyler, needs is one more goal to win as he heads down the field on a break away. He whips a pass to the point man that quickly passes to a teammate cutting across the crease. He finishes a behind-the-back shot and the team goes crazy - they just won the game before the National Lacrosse Championship! This was not the Final Four though. This was one of several fiddlestick games being played by the young and old fans imagining they were playing for a top college lacrosse team in the parking lot.