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  • Here Are Some of the Best College Lacrosse Programs


    If you're familiar with lacrosse, you already know that the game is growing by leaps and bounds, and that participation numbers in the United States are increasing year after year. This additional interest in the sport has made it a viable one at the collegiate level, as more and more Division I schools are adding the program to their respective athletic departments. For instance, as of 2014, there were 67 Division I college lacrosse programs - and that's not even considering the 57 Division II programs and 216 Division III programs.

    So, yes, for those that work hard enough, there is an opportunity to play the game at the next level. Perhaps you're even among the few that earn a lacrosse scholarship (per NCAA rules, DI programs are allowed to award 12.6 scholarships per four years to lacrosse recruits). But it goes without saying that some lacrosse colleges are a cut above the rest. With that being said, here's a look at the best Division I college lacrosse programs to play for. Continue reading

  • Ever Wonder How Lacrosse Sticks Are Made? Here's a Look!


    Modern sticks offer many advantages over the traditional ‘crosse.’ Thanks to new materials they are lighter, stronger, easier to grip, and provide better ball control. The basic design hasn’t changed, though, and the 17th Century missionaries who first saw the game played would recognize them. Players still grip the stick, using a net to scoop up and hold the ball. What is different here are the materials and manufacturing processes. Continue reading

  • The Growth of Lacrosse in Recent Years


    With increasing participation at the high school level and more and more colleges adding the game as one of their varsity sports, lacrosse is arguably in the midst of a sports renaissance.

    And the participation numbers don't lie.

    Once considered primarily a regional niche sport, lacrosse is well on its way to becoming a major sport in the United States – that is, if you don't believe that it already is! There's a professional league - Major League Lacrosse (MLL), nearly 70 Division I college programs (not to mention hundreds more if you factor in Division II and Division III programs, as well), and record-breaking participation numbers on the youth circuit. In fact, according to U.S. Lacrosse, there are nearly 750,000 laxers competing on organized teams, as of 2013. That's a 3.4 percent uptick from the previous year, and considering that over 400,000 of these registered laxers are at the youth level, this number will likely only increase even more moving forward as more grade school-aged kids pick up the sport.

    So just why is lacrosse experiencing a participation and growth boom? Here's a look: Continue reading

  • Which Lacrosse Position Should I Play? (Boys’/Men’s Lacrosse)

    Various lacrosse positions


    Whether you’re just starting out as a lacrosse player, or you're an experienced player looking to try a new position, everyone knows that lacrosse is the ultimate test of teamwork, “the fastest sport on two feet,” and the best sport ever. It takes effort from everyone on the field to score, and it requires even more for the team to win. Having the right equipment and gear is just one part of a winning package. The other is putting players in the right position to succeed. From Attackers, to Defenders, Goalies, to Midfielders, every position has their own responsibilities in order to end up on top at the end of the game. Where do YOU lend your skills? Continue reading

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