What’s right with youth lacrosse? It’s a question that is asked rarely, and answered with an even lower frequency. Since I’ve written articles about what’s wrong with youth lacrosse and what’s wrong with international youth lacrosse (while also offering solutions), it’s high time I cover a lot of the good that exists in today’s game.
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What is a good head for traditional lacrosse stringing? We’re talking solid frames for the leather and crosslace.
Welles Crowther was a former Division 1 lacrosse player working in the World Trade Center on September 11th. This ESPN piece from Outside The Lines tells the heroic story of his life, and it’s simply something you have to see and hear to believe.
The first real image of the STX Lacrosse Helmet is out, and it means we can officially say that the old STX helmet was hoax was, indeed, a hoax.
I wrote about problems and solutions in youth lacrosse yesterday, and my commentary applied best to the North American region of the world. My key problem areas were Coaching, Peer Pressure, Too Much Gear, and the Scholarship Lie. But what about international youth lacrosse problems? Are there different issues facing the international lacrosse community? If so, what are they?
Today we’re talking about how to select the US Box Lacrosse Team for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (2015 WILC)! Some have speculated that the team is already decided, but with a year to go before the 2015 games, I find it doubtful. The time to select a team though, is now, so what’s going to happen for the 2015 US Box Lacrosse team?
This fall we have all read a number of article talking about youth lacrosse problems, and problems that face almost all youth sports. The specific topics covered were diverse, and the entire collection of readable material paints an interesting picture. So what are the major problems facing youth lacrosse? And what can be done?
I caught up with Mitch Belisle in Fort Greene Park (located in Brooklyn, NY) and we got to talking about off season training and things that kids could do to improve their game. A simple way of working on stick skills, wrist strength, ball awareness and overall ground ball skill is by practicing the Indian Pick Up aka a quick stick pick up.
Welcome to Traditional Thursday: Reader Questions Answered! We get great questions via email and answer them. Hopefully this helps you out as much as it helps the person who submitted the original question!
This was the sixth year for the CityLax Southampton Shootout, which is a one day charity tournament organized to benefit CityLax. CityLax spreads, promotes, and supports the game of lacrosse in New York City public schools.
Welcome to Running Stairs with Mitch Belisle! Mitch’s MLL season with the Boston Cannons just recently ended, and before the NLL and next MLL seasons start up, Mitch has to continue to train during the short offseason.
Welcome to an English Stringing Explosion for your Traditional Thursday! I met a Welsh player in Denver this summer, and he had a perfectly strung Rock-It Pocket in his neon green STX head… except it wasn’t strung by Rock-It Pocket… it was strung by Chris Wilson, an English traditional stringing expert from Manchester.
Inside The MLL made its debut in 2008, and LaxSchool has hooked us up with the second episode ever! They’re talking to Brian “Doc” Dougherty of the Philadelphia Barrage, and Kyle Harrison of the LA Riptide, and they’re also updating us on Week 1 results from 2008.
The Culver Academy Lacrosse Prep team had a really good season last year, going 23-0, and finishing as the #1 high school team in the Midwest. They also finished the year as the #2 team in the nation according to some rankings.
For the newest episode of Connor Versus, I met up with Mitch Belisle nice and early in Brooklyn’s Fort Green Park, and we did 1-on-1 battle for Connor Versus supremacy. Can you guess who won this epic NYC title belt tilt?