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Gilman School – 2009 National Champs

0 - Published June 24, 2009 by in High School

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.

Hey DJ, Play That Track! Oregon State Lax Rap

0 - Published June 6, 2009 by in The Life

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…

Summer Lax Tourney Series – Vail Shootout

5 - Published June 3, 2009 by in Club, High School

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?

Max Seibald and Why We Play the Game

0 - Published May 31, 2009 by in Pro Lacrosse, The Life

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’m Quite Certain A Lacrosse Game Has Never Come To This

0 - Published May 27, 2009 by in College, High School

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.

It’s Called Lacrosse, And I’ve Gotta Tell Ya, It’s Wild!

0 - Published May 22, 2009 by in Club, College, Grow The Game, High School

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. 

Stick Trick Gold Standard

0 - Published April 14, 2009 by in Stick Tricks, The Life, Training

Hey LaxNation, looking for a the stick trick version of a platonic ideal?  Here it is, in the form of Clay Martin out of Ohio University.  (Music NSFW)

The Lacrossse Coaching Void

1 - Published April 3, 2009 by in High School

One of the things that all of us in the lacrosse community seem to take pride in is the growth of the game’s popularity. New high school leagues, obscure college participation in the MCLA, and youth programs that rival optimist football can only mean a higher quality game in the future. That is, of course, if we can find quality coaching.

Under Armour: Leader in Fiscal Responsibility?

2 - Published March 29, 2009 by in Gear

I’ve always known that some of life’s most valuable lessons could be learned on the athletic field, but I never thought that fiscal responsibility was one of them.  Now, thanks to Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, that has changed.

The Best Teams You’ve Never Seen?

4 - Published March 25, 2009 by in College

“Club” lacrosse has blown up over the last few years. You would be hard pressed to find someone who is not at least aware of the MCLA’s existance. But what if I told you that there was another large club league. What if I told you that they had over 100 teams and 12 conferences from which they crown a national champion every year.  Are you aware of the National College Lacrosse League?

The Keeper

2 - Published March 22, 2009 by in College, Pro Lacrosse

Hey goalies, do you ever get sick of watching lacrosse highlight videos that feature clip after clip of you getting smoked?  Tired of watching yourselves turn and rake the ball out of the net fourty times in two minutes? 

Free Online Resources for Lacrosse Coaches

4 - Published March 19, 2009 by in College, High School, Training

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned while coaching over the last few years is that you can’t force players into a system that doesn’t match their talents. The fact that the high school or college team you played for ran a certain system flawlessly doesn’t necessarily mean the team you coach will.

LaxAllStars Video Exclusive: For the Love of the Game

14 - Published March 9, 2009 by in College, Interviews

The MCLA has experienced a large amount of success over the last few seasons.  From its appearances on CSTV to the creation of its own magazine, the “virtual-varsity” league has established itself as a legitimate option for lacrosse players coming out of high school.

#10 Montana State @ College of Idaho – Live Tweets

0 - Published March 7, 2009 by in College

Showing the MCLA Division 2 some love, as we twitter the #10 Montana State Bocat vs unranked College of Idaho game.  Face-off is at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Click here to follow the action.

ESPN Cares About Lacrosse?

2 - Published March 4, 2009 by in Grow The Game

If you’ve made a visit to ESPN.com’s lacrosse section any time within the last five years, you may have thought you were looking at a stagnant page. Stories from the previous spring would grace the screen for months at a time, moving only when the higher ups at the World Wide Leader thought it was time to throw the lacrosse community a bone.