The following ten lacrosse fails, in no particular order, are sure to make you groan a time or two, as well as laugh a lot, too. For some of them, you might even be thinking that you are glad you aren't the one in the video. Continue reading
Here is a great way to train while having tons of fun!
1. Supplies: 1 ball per player, 1 goal, 1 Warrior Monster Shooting Target, 2 coaches.
2. Purpose: improving ground ball pickup skills, passing accuracy and goal shooting skills for individual or team practice sessions. Continue reading
Mesh is a subjective subject. There are five different types of mesh, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. The difference boils down to player preference. There is the popular mesh and the mesh that is difficult to set up for play. Most players would choose the popular mesh, but for professional grade play, the choice is the more difficult. Here is an overview of Mesh. Continue reading
Lacrosse fans love the thrill of the save – particularly when it includes elements not seen in everyday lacrosse games. From extreme fake-outs to silly team celebrations, the best lacrosse plays provide plenty of entertainment for players and crowd members alike. Over the years, talented athletes have impressed with thousands of truly amazing lacrosse plays and saves, but the following are easily ten of the best ever! Continue reading
STX is a Baltimore-based company that manufactures world-class equipment for all levels of play. Many of these designs offer technology that improves your game or safety equipment that allows you the freedom to play at your best without restricting you.
STX AMP Shaft is designed for male, youth players in casual games. These are awesome sticks for beginners, and they come in three sizes. The 30-inch stick was designed for the midfield and those players on offense. The 40-inch stick is designed for goalies. The 60-inch stick is designed for those players on defense. Continue reading
Between lacrosse sticks, helmets, arm and shoulder pads, athletic shoes, and gloves, outfitting the lacrosse player with the proper equipment can certainly add up. And while these large up-front expenses can be a preventing factor in taking up the sport for many, equipment today is being made at a higher quality than it ever has before, ensuring it lasts longer, so you’ll have to upgrade and replace less.
With that being said, here’s a quick pricing guide to lacrosse equipment:
The lacrosse stick is the most important part of a laxer’s arsenal, and should be the starting point when you’re shopping for gear. Most experienced lacrosse players purchase their stick heads and stick shafts separately to further customize it to their personal preferences, but it is possible to buy complete lacrosse sticks, typically starting around $40. The majority of laxers, however, elect to purchase their head and shafts separately. It’s typically more expensive – heads range anywhere from $35 to over $100 and shafts are divided by position (midfield, attack, goalie and defense). Like heads, prices on shafts range, typically beginning around $60 to upwards of $100. Continue reading
If your child shows an interest in lacrosse, ensuring that he or she has a positive lacrosse experience should be your main goal as a parent. Your support and encouragement will be essential, and to best support your child, you’ll need to learn as much as possible about the game. From the basic rules to the lacrosse gear they’ll needs, this guide will give you the information needed to help your child have an exciting, safe time while engaging in this sport.
Lacrosse originated with the American Indians, starting as a male team sport. While the rules varied among various tribes, the one rule that was observed by all was that the hands could not touch the ball. The lacrosse stick used varied between southeastern, northeastern and Great Lakes tribes. For example, the Great Lakes tribes, such as the Santee Dakota and Potawatomi, used a stick that was three-feet long, while southeastern tribes used two sticks that were two-and-a-half feet long. Not only did American Indians use the game recreationally, but the games were also surrounded in ceremonialism. Today, lacrosse continues to grow in popularity, growing faster than any other sport in the United States. Continue reading
A major part of playing lacrosse is definitely about strength and stamina, but if you want to win, you've got to have the speed, too. Beginning players practice for endless hours, perfecting their stance and learning the angles, but some never reach the velocity they want when it comes to shooting the ball. Increasing the speed when throwing a ball is a complex challenge, and not all of them have to do with practicing with a stick. Being a better lacrosse player means taking advantage of all aspects of training in order to increase the speed of the ball and the efficiency of scoring. Continue reading
Typically, when you think of major sports in America, the "big four" come to mind: hockey, baseball, basketball and football. But since the turn of the century, the country's fastest growing sport has been lacrosse. Specifically in the participation in high school lacrosse, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. High school participation grew 528 percent from 1990 to 2008. Needless to say, that's more growth than any other sport has experienced within the same timeframe.
So just what can be attributed to this massive growth? There's the game itself, a hockey-meets-soccer hybrid that's fun and affordable to play, it’s also easy to pick up. Just lifting up a stick and trying the game out can become addicting. But then there's another big factor that is continuing to contribute to the game's growth — the popularity of the sport among female players. Continue reading
A fun and physical game, lacrosse combines running, strategy and teamwork. Whether you're a new player or a seasoned veteran, a coach or parent, you are guaranteed to have questions about the game. We’ve combined the 10 most common questions about lacrosse sticks that we get all in one place for you. Continue reading