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.
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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?
Welcome to the great helmet hoax of 2014! Rumors have been swirling for over a year about a certain longtime lacrosse company getting into the helmet game, and when the alleged head protection device was supposedly shown off at Blue Chip this summer, the rumor mill officially switched to a higher gear.
The below terrible fight video comes out of the Western Lacrosse Association in Canada. The Maple Ridge Burrards and The Victoria Shamrocks are squaring off for the title in a multi-game series, and this is going down in Game 2, with Victoria up 12-8 on the Burrards.
Chris Rosentall recently tweeted something about this the other day, and he brought up the fact that both Casey Powell and John Grant Jr. both use orange heads. Why don’t more MLL players use orange sticks?
In past years, the MLL Championship Game has drawn relatively large and small crowds alike, sometimes at the same venue of use, and sometimes with the same teams playing. What can we expect for 2014? Will people show up in Georgia? Will TV viewership be better or worse? And is Major League Lacrosse beginning to create some serious traction within the larger sporting world?
You know Adam Richman, right? He’s the man with over 600,000 Twitter followers who talks about great food on shows like Amazing Eats, Food Fighters, and Man Vs. Food. He has also been involved in the world of competitive eating… But did you also know that Adam Richman played lacrosse?
The last time the NCAA tried to install some college lacrosse face off rule changes, the face off community reacted with a focused passion, and some of the rules (no motorcycle grip for example) were not adopted. Now, the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee has provided an updated set of recommended changes, and the face off community has once again mobilized to combat the proposed changes.
U and V shooters, which extend below 4′ from the scoop, will once again be allowed in high school lacrosse, but only for one more season. Originally, the NFHS had adopted the college version of the shooting string rule for 2015, but yesterday announced that this rule would be delayed for one year, until 2016.
Check out this six minute short movie, Keeper of the Kohn, on the man, the myth, the legend; Peter Kohn and Middlebury Lacrosse.
It’s high time for Readers Questions Answered! You guys send in some excellent traditional lacrosse questions, and every once in a while we sift through some of the most intriguing comments and questions, and actually respond. I know, we should do this more often. Maybe we will!