Exciting news for users at the Lax World website! We have just launched our new site, loaded with new features. Take a look below at our new press-release highlighting all the details. Or pop over to LaxWorld.com to see them for yourself.
We've decided to up the ante a bit... We've recently decided to add new selections to our already existing Field Hockey section. Why did we do this you may ask? Well, we want to allow you to have easy access to the best field hockey gear so you can take your game to a new, legendary level. We've added sizable numbers of sticks, goalkeeping equipment, and protective gear along with many other related selections.
From lacrosse balls to sticks - every order will help replant forests around the world. This special Earth Day celebration starts Friday and runs till Sunday, 04-19-15, at Midnight. So now is a great time to stock up on your favorite lacrosse brands and help take action.
Every order you place plants a tree.
UPDATE(04/22/2015) - With your help LAX World was able to plant over 2,000 trees this year! Great job everyone. Those trees will absorb up to 44 tons of dust, will purify around 200 million square meters of air, and absorb 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide every year. We look forward to working with you for more exciting projects like this in the future. Happy Earth Day!
Kids love playing lacrosse as much as adults do. Lacrosse is big among kids because it is fast-paced and exciting. Drills are important for kids, as it will help them become better lacrosse players, but the drills don't need to be boring. In fact, you can make drills fun that will teach kids a number of skills they'll need to be good laxers. Here are some drills that feel more like games than workouts. Continue reading
Practice makes perfect. Yes, it's a sports cliché, but it's also the truth - in order to be the best at your craft, you need to put in the necessary work on the practice field. But practicing well isn't just about working on the things that you're already good at, it's working on your weaknesses and turning them into strengths. In this lacrosse drill series post, we'll take a look at drills that attackers should be going through to perfect their scoring and play-making prowess on the lacrosse field. Drills might be redundant - and sometimes boring - but don't underestimate their value in improving your game. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
One thing that has helped spur the year-after-year growth in lacrosse participation has unquestionably been the implementation of the nation's premiere professional league, the MLL, or Major League Lacrosse. Founded in 1999, the league consists of 8 teams, and average attendance is about 6,500 spectators per game. Over the years, the MLL games have been increasingly televised on ESPN and CBS Sports Network, helping the league reach new heights. There's also the National Lacrosse League (NLL), which is played indoors. The NLL plays its season in the winter and spring, and the MLL begins in the spring and runs into late summer, enabling players to participate in both leagues.
However, contrary to what many young lacrosse players might think, playing professional lacrosse in the MLL isn't at all like playing in the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB - and for a variety of reasons. Here's a look: Continue reading