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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

    Posted in Lacrosse Tips, Lacrosse News


  • The Growth of Lacrosse in Recent Years

    Posted on January 8, 2015 by Lax World

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    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

    Posted in Uncategorized, Lacrosse News


  • Lacrosse VS Baseball

    Posted on December 26, 2014 by Lax World

    lacrosse-baseballThe fall season is dominated by football. In winter, there's basketball and hockey. And in the spring, there's baseball... and lacrosse. Yes, while lacrosse may not have the title of being the "national pastime," us laxers have plenty to say about why our sport is better than baseball - and vice versa - in the battle for spring sporting supremacy. And while we're certainly biased here when it comes to the lacrosse vs. baseball debate, we’ve put together a nice list of reasons as to why a stick and pads tops a glove and bat any day of the week.

    Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse News


  • Learn How the Lacrosse Hall of Fame Works

    Posted on December 18, 2014 by Lax World

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    While it may not get as much attention as being inducted into Cooperstown, the Hockey Hall of Fame, or the Pro Football Hall of Fame, since 1957, outstanding lacrosse players and/or contributors have annually been inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, the mission of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame is to honor the men and women laxers and coaches of the past and present who personify lacrosse into our way of life. Here's more information - and a timeline of events - about the Lacrosse Hall of Fame: Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse News


  • 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


  • The Biggest College Lacrosse Rivalries

    Posted on December 4, 2014 by Lax World

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    While it's always fun to take in another team's lacrosse game, the action can be extra thrilling when you know that you are watching the next chapter unfold in one of the greatest rivalries. Here are some of the best lacrosse rivalries we know. They can teach you more about lax history, and provide some of the best entertainment in live games. Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse News


  • 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

    Posted in Lacrosse Tips


  • 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

    Posted in Lacrosse Tips


  • Lacrosse Around the World - See How it Compares with Lax in the U.S.

    Posted on November 13, 2014 by Lax World

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    Originating in North America, lacrosse has evolved into a global game. Explore how this exciting, fast-paced game is played in different areas of the world. Continue Reading

    Posted in Lacrosse News


  • 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

    Posted in Lacrosse Tips, Lacrosse News


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