It almost feels like a Shakespearian tragedy. If you do your job well, nobody even realizes you were there. Officials generally don’t become well known around a league unless they make a call egregious enough to burn their image into a player or coach’s mind. The pay can be minimal and the glory hard to come by. So how do we entice more qualified individuals to sign up?
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I’m not quite sure what spurred this Al Jazeera (English) story on the state of lacrosse in America, but they did a pretty fantastic job of summing up where lacrosse fits within the greater context of American sports.
While lacrosse might not be the first thing many of us think of when someone mentions Mexico, Iliad Rodriguez is trying to change that. The coach of the young Mexican national team has been working hard attempting to organize a legitimate ILF World Games contender.
The University of Denver might have scored the biggest coaching hire of the off-season when they signed Bill Tierney as their new head coach earlier this summer, but little did they know they were subscribing to the family package. This Friday the Pioneers added Bill’s son, celebrated goalier Trevor, to their staff. It was a […]
I have no idea what the context of these scenes are, but judging by the end credits I’m ready to give this Japanese flick a number of academy awards. Turning the ball in to bugs bunny on his way to Albuquerque? A between the legs flying Gait? Jumping out of a freaking helicopter? This begs the question, how on earth did we beat Japan in the IFWLA?
Laxpower recently posted the list of this year’s US Lacrosse’s All-American recipients, the highest individual award any high school player can achieve. That said, many of you don’t know how these guys are chosen. Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a high school All-American selection process, and I’ve recapped it in the form of an interview with myself.
The culture of lacrosse is almost as unique as the sport itself. Most people involved don’t simply play the game, but embrace it as a way of life. For instance, many post collegiate men’s tournaments feel more like a festival than a competition, where opponents on the field easily slip in to the role of best friends at a BBQ after the game. Nowhere have I seen this illustrated more completely than at the annual Lake Tahoe Tournament.
The 2009 coaching carousel is still going strong as the University of Montana announced they will be losing the services of head coach Ryan Hanavan. Hanavan took over the Griz Lax program after a number of successful years at the University of Idaho, but has chosen to pursue a career opportunity earned by receiving a Ph.D. in environmental sciences.
Comparing talent from different regions of the country is tricky business. However, if you’re an East Coaster looking to assert your area’s dominance you need not look further than the national U-19 tournament scene. Historically when the best from the east are pitted against the best of the west, the east generally comes out on top.
Box lacrosse players have to be some of the toughest S.O.B.’s in sports. I’ve had the opportunity to watch a few games live and after seeing the abuse those guys take from each other, I’ll stick to the field game thank you. That said, we’ve all probably had the same thoughts as these SportsCenter anchors at least once.
I’ve often been a critic of the production quality offered by ESPN during their MLL coverage. Past blunders such as the cameraman losing the ball, or the booth cutting to a close up of the sideline while a goal is being scored, have left me more than a little frustrated at times.
Just a few weeks after the controversial release of long time head coach Jason Lamb, Brigham Young University has found a replacement in former assistant coach Matt Schneck. Two new assistant coaches have also been named: Jordan Harris (Defense) and Josh Austin (Offense).
Laxpower recently named their 2009 de facto high school national champion, giving Gilman of Baltimore the honor for a second straight year. The Greyhounds earned the title by putting together a 15-1 record in the brutal Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association and defeating Calvert Hall (Laxpower #15) in the state title game.
Sometimes it’s hard enough just dealin with real life
Sometimes I wanna jump on stage and just kill mics
And show these people what my level of skill’s like..
Step aside fools because Beaver lacrosse has some rhymes coming your way…
While Spring is the officially recognized season of lacrosse, many of us have reached a time in our lives where our early-year participation is limited to coaching or living vicariously through those we watch on the field. So what does a washed up college player (see: the entire LAS staff) living outside of a large metropolitan area (see: Rusty) have to look forward to?
Lacrosse has always been more to me than just a sport. Struggling to find a place as a public school kid at a Catholic High School, lacrosse gave me (amongst hundreds of other things) access to a great group of friends, friends that I’ve stayed close with for years.
I’ve been in a number of heated discussions with baseball players regarding which spring sport is more legitimate (whatever that means), but I think the following video makes that argument obsolete. Baseball players, you have officially lost.
Question: When will lacrosse stop being new? I can’t count the number of times I’ve run in to “Check out the new thing all the kids are doing” style article about the oldest sport in the country.