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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

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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

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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

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  • Lacrosse Attack Heads vs Defense Heads - What's the Difference?

    Posted on December 11, 2014 by Lax World

    lacrosse-attack-defense-headsWhile the right lacrosse stick can help you perform your job better, the most notable impact can be found in the head. It's what many experts believe affects your accuracy, ball handling, shot velocity, and overall performance on the field. There are many subtle differences among lacrosse head styles. Today, we'll be showing you some of the most common differences between attack and defense heads. Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse Sticks, Lacrosse Tips


  • Lacrosse or Field Hockey - Which One Should I Play?

    Posted on November 28, 2014 by Lax World

    lacrosse-field-hockeyThe similarities between lacrosse and field hockey are striking. Both are played on fields where the ultimate goal is to either strike or shoot a small ball into the opponent's net. Both sports are played with sticks. Both sports feature a goaltending position. Both sports require a lot of running - and therefore a well conditioned athlete for optimum performance. And finally, both sports are also very popular among female athletes.

    But when it comes to making a decision between playing lacrosse or field hockey, what's a girl to do? Well, first of all, let it be known that you may be able to do both, as field hockey is traditionally played during the fall and lacrosse in the spring. But for the female athlete looking to commit to just one sport, here's a look at the key differences between field hockey and lacrosse. Continue Reading

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  • Goalie Drills: Lacrosse Tips Series

    Posted on November 20, 2014 by Lax World

     

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    As a team, you are only as good as your goalie. This installment of our lacrosse tips series will give you some of the best goalie drills out there. Take the time to warm up your goalie with these drills and he or she will surely have your back during the game. Continue Reading

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  • Lacrosse for Dummies - Learn the Basics of Men's Lacrosse

    Posted on November 6, 2014 by Lax World

    lacrosse-for-dummiesSo, you've heard about lacrosse, and someone you know is a serious lacrosse fan, or maybe they're a player. Maybe both! Here's a brief run-down of how men’s lacrosse is played and what to expect when watching the game. Continue Reading

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  • Lacrosse Arm Guards and Arm Pads... Are They the Same?

    Posted on October 9, 2014 by Lax World

    Brine lacrosse arm guardLacrosse 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

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  • Choosing the Right Lacrosse Stick for You - Be Prepared When You Step Out There

    Posted on October 2, 2014 by Lax World

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    For the serious lacrosse player, choosing a stick can be like choosing a significant other. The right lacrosse stick will become an integral part of your game, and will guide how you play every time that you lace up your cleats. The wrong stick can hold great players back, and keep them merely mediocre. With so much riding on your choice of stick it is important to look at the different options that are available, and what they offer the different sorts of playing styles that are commonly utilized in the game. Let's check out some of the most popular sticks in the game, and where they can best be utilized. Continue Reading

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  • Lacrosse Tips: Proper Nutrition for Every Lacrosse Player

    Posted on September 25, 2014 by Lax World

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    The game of lacrosse is a vigorous and physically taxing game that requires its players to secure the highest level of fitness. Staying fit for lacrosse requires a complex plan of exercising, regulating one's diet, and maintaining mental and emotional wellness. A lacrosse player needs to have a strong will and mind to overpower the other players strategically. This person must also ingest vitamins and minerals that will strengthen his or her body for maximum play. Additionally, a lacrosse player will want to have optimal cardiovascular health and toned muscles. The following are some tips on how one can maintain wellness for lacrosse by using a combination of methods. Continue Reading

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