With everyone beginning preparations for the 2014 FIL World Championships in Denver, it was only a matter of time before we would get to see some of the international friendlies that would be played to help teams prepare.
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Kacy Small is back on LAS with another great article. Last time, Kacy talked about the differences between FIL and NCAA lacrosse rules, and now he’s back with a fantastic Friday post on his Lacrosse Dream Team, culling athletes from the NBA, NFL, and professional boxing. He makes a strong argument for why his chosen athletes would see success. What do you think… could we get some of these guys to pick up a stick?
Welcome Jamie Plunkett back to LAS! Jamie wrote a post earlier this week on 20 years of the BLAX lacrosse club in Berlin, Germany, and now he’s back with a recap of the first European Lacrosse League tournament, which was also held in Berlin. Jamie runs the Deutschland Adler Lacrosse Club, and has played professionally in the NLL and NALL.
2013 marked 20 years of lacrosse in Germany, and as things would have it, SCC-BLAX (where I coach in Berlin) is celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2013 as well. The occasion was celebrated a couple of weeks ago, where the club invited everybody to the fields for a day of lacrosse fun. Free beer and bratwurst can make anybody happy, and always generates a good crowd.
“You’re the best, around! Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down!”
Please welcome PJ Martin, of UnCommon Fit to LAS! PJ was in Philly for the Philadelphia Box Lacrosse Association’s Championship Game on Monday night, and he got to take in some gritty Canadian-style box lacrosse right here in the US… and in the City of Brotherly Love! Ironic, right? Check out PJ’s experience at the Rizz, and learn a little more about what just might be the best men’s box lacrosse league in the US.
Back to school, back to school… - Billy Madison
With the 2013 season officially over (fall ball may fall in 2013, but we see it as practice for 2014), we are taking some time to reminisce in all things 2013. When we read Michael’s post on the Top 10 Warrior Lacrosse Gloves, a question came to mind – who is the hottest manufacturer right now?
Editor’s Note: Kacy Small saw both the NCAA rules and FIL rules firsthand this year. After reflecting on his experience, he’s sure one of them is doing it right, while the other has some potential areas for improvement. Can you guess which version of lacrosse Kacy prefers before reading the article? And what do you think of his argument? Photo Credit: Craig Chase This past spring The Hill School started playing by NCAA rules in the Inter-Ac Conference in PA….
As the hours and minutes tick down to Saturday and the start of Championship Weekend, this week’s Reader Poll is a no-brainer – Which MLL team will be crowned Champion this weekend?
Rob Birkenbelt joins LAS to write about his experiences in Israel, teaching lacrosse to a brand new group of passionate enthusiasts. The experience of traveling to Israel was clearly amazing, and the first hand Grow The Game clinics were pretty amazing too. The future is bright for lacrosse in Israel…
This week, we’re rolling out 2 new membership levels on our website. These are in addition to the standard FREE membership we will always offer. MVP ($45) and GTG ($75) members receive the following: streaming access to Stringing Revolution, a 10-lesson video series that will teach you how pockets work and how to string for your game ($35 retail value; hosted by Greg Rose, who we like to think of as Bob Ross for lacrosse!), plus loads of exclusive MVP…
Help us find someone who screams, I’m a Game Grower, with not only their words, but their actions. We want to reward all of the best Game Growers nationwide with your help!
With Championship Weekend right around the corner, Major League Lacrosse has been recognizing some of the hardest working members of their organization, and rightfully so!
After reading a recent Lax All Stars blog titled “Who Will Add D1 Lacrosse Next?” and the follow up post “Responding To Criticism From The Growth Blog”, Tony Lowe of Elev8 Sports Institute got to thinking of the reasons why big time sport schools, like Florida State and University of Florida, have not ventured into Men’s Lacrosse, while schools like Boston University, Richmond, Furman, Marquette, and Jacksonville have.
While summer isn’t technically over for another month (September 21st to be exact), school is starting up and that basically seals the deal for many of the younger laxers out there. With that in mind, we are dedicating this week’s Reader Poll to ramping up some enthusiasm for the coming school year and fall season.
It’s been over a year since the passing of All Star Goalie Chris Sanderson, but the impact he left on this earth and more specifically, our community has remained.
Jake Tripucka, of the Charlotte Hounds, shares his story about his journey from high school to college, and into Major League Lacrosse.
Who will be the next D1 men’s lacrosse team? It’s a question the entire lacrosse community has asked time and time again. When a new team is added, it tends to fuel the conversation. Brian Conlon, of LaxKingsTV, is back on LAS with his argument on why one of FOUR teams will be the next to go D1!
A good number of the #LASNation is either heading up to Lake Placid today, or already up there. The Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic is THE Upstate New York lacrosse event of the Summer, and we’ll be bringing you updates if you’re not fortunate enough to be there yourself.