Recently Rochester native, Joe Walters, sent his unreleased Maverik Optik head to me and the guys at Throne of String for some tender loving care.
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What goes in to making a trip to the World Lacrosse Championships successful? You have to do a lot of work leading up to the event, and then you need to make that final push in the final two weeks. There are a lot of different ways to do this, and how you decide to tackle last minute issues can make all the difference in the world.
We now know the 23 men who will represent Team USA at the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships this July in Denver, so it’s finally time to take a deeper look at USA Lacrosse, and their chances of repeating as World Champions.
Many of you noticed that Miles Thompson had stopped using a traditional pocket when he joined Major League Lacrosse’s Rochester Rattlers. Some said he was now a “mesh guy”, but the more likely explanation for the switch is that a traditional pocket takes time to break in, and Miles had used a Nike head in college, which he couldn’t use in the MLL, because of manufacturer deals. But now he’s back with a new Miles Thompson MLL Traditional pocket!
We are inching ever closer to the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, and therefore it’s time for another Denver 2014 international lacrosse update! The games are only 11 days away! Rosters are being trimmed down to a final set of 23, numbers are being assigned, players are working harder than ever to prepare, and any fundraising effort that isn’t done already is nearing its final stages!
Back in 2008, the Philadelphia Barrage were returning to defend their 2007 Major League Lacrosse crown, but were without a home. This was also the first time we saw the Inside The MLL show pop up, and it’s been with us ever since.
Connor Wilson takes on Steve DeNapoli of the New York Lizards in the newest episode of Connor Versus. Can CW take down a pro lacrosse player 1 on 1?
I’ve been working lacrosse camp again this week, and each day, we come up with a word of the day. On day one, Dom DiNapoli (assistant coach at St. John’s University) gave us the word CHARACTER. On day two, Dom’s brother Steve (who plays for the NY Lizards) gave us the word PRIDE. Both words have something to do with one another, but they also have their own nuance.
The Six Shooter Pocket tutorial has been long awaited, and requested many times over, and now… it’s finally here! The Six Shooter has been around for a long time, and while most people today know about it because Miles Thompson used this pocket last year at Albany, the pocket has been around for a long time, and it’s a total classic.
I’m coaching at an instructional lacrosse camp in New York City this week and next, and it’s serving as a great reminder as to why instructional camps are so important, and why I like them so much.
The Chesapeake Bayhawks got back on the winning track with a big 16-15 win over the visiting Boston Cannons this past weekend, and Craig Chase was there snapping superb photos for our viewing pleasure. Not a bad deal! This is Boston’s 4th loss of the season (they now sit at 3-4), and each of these losses has come by single goal.
Kyle Harrison has always had a case of the shakes. From playing basketball in high school to lacrosse at Johns Hopkins, K18 struck fear in opponents with his shiftiness and ability to use both hands, if needed. Kyle is a righty, but you have to respect his left, as it is deadly, and when he combines this with a good burst of speed and hard shot, he can be un-guardable.
Other than the USA, Canada Lacrosse is the only national program to ever claim an FIL World Championship. Canada won titles in 1978 and 2006, and has never finished outside of the Top 3. In 1967, 1982, and 1994 Canada finished third, behind Australia.
Welcome to a Baby Oil Leather Traditional Thursday! Today I’m showing you how to weatherproof your leathers at home using the all important baby oil. It’s a tried and tested method, and I learned it from Jeremy Thompson, so you know it’s good. The genesis of this conversation followed an MLL game between the New York Lizards […]
Welcome to Throwback Thursday! This week we’re showing off a great full game video from 1989 featuring Cortland State (NCAA D3) and Syracuse, the defending NCAA D1 champions! Back in the 70s, 80s, and even 90s, it was relatively common for D1 teams to play D3 teams, and even club teams, as the number of lacrosse playing colleges was much smaller.