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  • 2014 College Lacrosse Season - A Season of Suspense

    The 2014 college lacrosse season is officially in the books and before we know it, coaches and programs will be gearing up for 2015 season. Before we look too much into the future, Let’s take a look back at some of the headlines and highlights from the 2014 lacrosse season? This memorable season had it all, triumphs, championships, achievements, and suspense, what more could you ask for! Here's a recap in a nutshell:

    Duke Wins DI National Championship... Again

    Duke lacrosse could well be on its way to becoming a dynasty. For the second straight season, and 3rd since 2010, the Blue Devils claimed the Division I National Championship, beating Notre Dame 11-9 in what was an exciting and suspenseful game. Duke got off to a hot start leading 5-1 at halftime before Notre Dame mounted a strong comeback. The Fighting Irish scored 5 goals in the 4th, and cutting the score to 1. The Blue Devils couldn't rest easy until Jordan Wolf scored with 2:39 left in the game to truly seal the game. Sergio Perkovic led the Fighting Irish with 5 goals in the game, while Duke’s Jordan Wolf led the tournament with 13 goals. Continue reading

  • 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

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    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)

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    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

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    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

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