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  • All Lacrosse Sticks are NOT Created Equally - The Different Lengths of Lacrosse Sticks

    Lacrosse stick length chartThe 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:

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  • Develop a Winning Attitude with these 3 Essential Lacrosse Tips

    winning lacrosse

    True laxers know the game requires intense mental strategy and physical strength. As you prepare for a game during practice, bring your mental toughness to each session, just as you do for your body. Consider these lacrosse that’ll put you in a winning state of mind.

    Visualize Your Wins

    Michael Jordan didn’t play lacrosse, but the world's greatest basketball star knows about mental preparation. According to the book “For the Love of the Game: My Story,” one of Jordan's methods of playing involved sitting on the bench. He would visualize himself dribbling, dunking and passing, which helped him to see himself as the winner he would be. Continue reading

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

    lacrosse psition

    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

  • NCAA Lacrosse Final Four: Which Team Will Reign Supreme?

    NCAA Final FourAnother week has passed, and more teams have fallen. The NCAA Lacrosse Championship season has resulted in valiant victories, and crushing defeats. Among the 16 teams that entered the Men’s and Women’s playoffs, only four remain in each tournament.

    The University of Maryland has fought all season and both their Men’s and Women’s teams heave reached the Final Four. Continue reading

  • 2014 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament: Men’s and Women’s Playoff Updates

    2014 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Bracket

     

     

    Are you excited for lacrosse playoff season yet? Well, get excited – this is an exhilarating time for the world of lacrosse!
    Over the next couple of weeks, the NCAA’s greatest college teams are competing for the championship title. There are some intense matchups slated for both the Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse divisions. Here’s how the brackets looked for the weekend of May 10-11: Continue reading

  • 2014 College Lacrosse Updates and Highlights

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    Men's Lacrosse

    The 2014 NCAA lacrosse season is underway, and we’ve already seen some intense matchups. Current Mens Lacrosse rankings are as follows: Continue reading

  • Defense Wins Games! – Tips on Defending the Crease

    Defending the Crease
    We know that as lax season starts up, you’re probably just getting your legs under you and getting back to game speed. Whether you’re practicing your scoop or memorizing plays, now is the ideal time to be getting back into your flow for the spring lacrosse season. As you already know, Lax World has got all the latest and greatest info to keep you on top of your game. Today’s lesson: defending the crease. This is a vital part of any game; if you leave your goal defenseless, odds are, you won’t fare very well against your opponent. Continue reading
  • The Weather Is Cold, But Keep Your Game Hot with These Indoor Lacrosse Drills

    indoor lacrosse

    Lacrosse season is upon us! We might all be ready, but it doesn’t look like the weather has gotten the memo yet. Some areas of the country are still pretty cold – too cold to practice anything lax related outside. This could be bad news come game time. It’s likely that without any practice, your skills could get rusty. Even worse, you could be injured if you hop right back into lacrosse without having prepared your body. Here are some indoor lacrosse drills that you can practice to keep your skills hot while the weather is still cold. Continue reading

  • This Season's Hottest Items

    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

  • Lax Season is Starting Up

    Get Into Gear for Lax Season!

    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.

    1. Cornell

    2. North Carolina

    3. Johns Hopkins

    4. Duke

    5. Maryland

    6. Loyola

    7. Yale

    8. Princeton

    9. Denver

    10. Syracuse

    11.Penn

    12. Penn State

    13. Albany

    14. Ohio State

    15. Notre Dame

    16. Bucknell

    17. Virginia

    18. Lehigh

    19. Massachusetts

    20. Villanova

    21. Hofstra

    22. St. John’s

    23. Army

    24. Drexel

    25. Brown

    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.

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