LXM PRO rosters are, like almost any lacrosse team’s roster, always in a slight state of flux. Guys are coming in and out during each seasonal tour, newcomers are given a chance, and injuries impact who can play. This weekend, the LXM 801 event goes down in Utah (LAS will be there, so find us, and say hello!), and we’ve got an update on who will be playing for Team STX and Maverik United this Saturday from Adrenaline.
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If you’ve been paying attention to the site lately, you’ve seen us promoting The Medicine Game film with previews, trailers, and interviews. We’ve also highlighted a Wooden Stick Exposition in Syracuse, which is taking place this weekend. Alongside all of that, we have posted three highly informative posts on the history of the sport from Gordon Corsetti. There is definitely a theme at play here… The quote “Know thyself” has been attributed to a number of different people, and its importance is celebrated throughout philosophy. Since so…
Did you miss The Medicine Game on TV this week? Maybe it wasn’t showing in your neck of the woods, or you couldn’t find it, or you just missed it, and now you’re kicking yourself… well, stop it, because now you can watch the FULL feature film online thanks to PBS!
We recently learned that Eric Law has taken a job with Denver City Lax, so we sat down with DCL’s Ben Allison to talk about this new hire, and what DCL has in store for the future. The Denver City Lax guys are true Game Growers, and we’re excited to see more professional lacrosse players of Law’s stature getting involved!
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to talk Traditional stringing. This week, I explain how important proper spacing, tension, and break-in processes can be when you’ve just strung up a traditional stick. Get that pocket looking, throwing, and catching PERFECTLY… it’s Traditional Thursday!
Success in life is all about finding an opportunity, and then pushing that chance to the limit with honest dedication and passion. Shortcuts and divergent paths are always present, and staying on the straight and narrow is a constant battle in our society. Keeping your sights set on the bigger picture is easier said than done, but it’s still the best way that I know to make good on your lot in life.
The Medicine Game promises to be entertaining as the story is a good one, but I think many people will also find it eye-opening and educational, and this latter part pushed me to try to learn more before seeing the film tonight on TV. I was lucky enough to catch up with the film’s Writer, Jason Halpin, as well as the film’s Director, Luke Korver, via email, and they answered some pressing questions for us…
I caught up with Greg Gurenlian the other week to cover Team USA tryouts and his Face Off Academy camps and clinics. I also asked Greg to demonstrate the perfect pinch’n'pop face off move, and the Beast delivered, so much so that I think I could actually win a face off using this technique now.
Week 2 of ULAX’s New York City league saw a some blowouts, and some tight games. The game of the weekend was the Gotham Goats vs. the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Goats coming out on top.
The Medicine Game will air live on PBS on Tuesday, September 24th at 8pm. Check your local listings to find out what channel PBS is carried on by your local TV provider. See below for a three minute trailer on the film, and make sure you check it out!
Japan brought a team to Melbourne, Australia to take on an Aussie side in an international friendly match this Summer. The game was played in June, and both teams brought competitive squads, focused on improving for the 2014 World Championships in Denver this Summer.
Welcome to Fall Ball! It doesn’t matter if you say it’s all about the grind, or all about effort… you’re wrong either way. Fall Ball is about two things: 1) building for the Spring, and 2) hopefully, staying out of trouble. Some programs have been doing a great job with #1 and #2, while others are struggling with at least one part of the equation.
America ReFramed is a program on PBS that looks at America through 26 different films, where each film is either 60 or 90 minutes long. On September 24th, at 8pm, PBS will air America ReFramed: The Medicine Game, and I can’t wait to watch this 90 minutes special on Jeremy Thompson and his brother Jerome.
Wyatt Melzer played lacrosse at Virginia, and after graduating he wasn’t exactly sure what he was going to do with his life. Through an alumni connection he got hooked up with Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership, and it all took off from there.
With Rob Pannell getting drafted in NLL, signing with StringKing, making the cut for Team USA (so far), and signing with Brine, he has been a busy man! The guys over at StringKing sat down with Rob to talk about it all, and we’re loving this in-depth conversation.
We’re Talking Pockets today with LAS’ own Billy Nguyen, ChillLax Customs’ Nick Coyne, and Albany attackman Ty Thompson. We’ll see what each of these guys is looking for out of their pockets, and how they string their sticks. Hopefully, you’ll find something useful, which will help you string a better lacrosse stick!
I’m back at it with Stick Tricks in the Basement, and while I haven’t added many new tricks, I am now pulling them off with a wooden box lacrosse stick. The woodie makes these tricks much harder. Thankfully, the location is still pretty killer. It slightly makes up for my average display of wizardry.
CW was looking forward to writing a post where he countered a number of Jim Beardmore’s points with some solid analysis of his own, however, after watching the video, CW can’t disagree with Beardmore on much at all… well, except for this ONE REALLY BIG THING.
The average person is going to pick the Eagle GoPro video over the lacrosse videos every single time, but that’s just because they don’t understand just how awesome lacrosse happens to be. It’s okay, we’ll forgive them. So what do YOU think? Which GoPro video is better?
With tournament #1 (Berlin) in the books, the European Lacrosse League is off and running. Tournament #2 takes place this weekend in Radotin, Czech Republic, and we’ve got Jamie Plunkett and Simon Krause in a LIVE Hangout to talk about the ELL, and this weekend’s event.