Since I live in NYC, I get to hear a lot of the lax rumblings from across the five boroughs. Since I’m a nice guy and want to see you play as much lax as you possibly can, I’m going to share these rumblings with you.
Want to play a little Summer League?
Ulax is going strong, and so is Gotham. I doubt you could get on a Gotham team now, but you might be able to get on a ULAX squad if yo ask nicely! Check out Ulax.org for more info. The LAS team is 1-1 right now with a one goal loss. Close.
Looking for some pick up lax over the weekend?
Head to Pier 40 on Saturdays around noon to two pm for some casual pick up featuring players that range in age from 19 to 59. The atmosphere is relaxed and while there are some talented players there, if you’re looking to “go hard” and get physical, this probably isn’t the scene for you. If you’re looking to get the legs moving, get a little run in, and work on your game a bit, then this might be your cup of tea.
Want to play some serious Men’s box lacrosse?
You’re going to have to leave the City itself but you have two great options. I only know about one of them concretely. The first is up in White Plains, and it goes down on Thursday nights from 8pm to 9pm. Or 10pm if there is interest. Contact Justin Otto of TopSideLacrosse for more information. This is for SERIOUS lacrosse players only, although you don’t have to be a box star already. As long as you’re in shape, ready to get down and dirty and have a good stick, you’ll probably love it. If I weren’t running free clinics, I’d even make the trek up there! There is a train out of NYC and a bus to the arena, which is close to the train station.
There is also supposedly some solid box action out in Oceanside on Long Island. I’m hoping to check this out before the Summer ends. Comments with more info would be appreciated!
Are you a Public School High School Player or recent PS graduate?
Well, if you’re still in school you can head down to Poly Prep in Brooklyn on Thursday nights for some field lacrosse. I’m pretty sure it costs a bit of money to play (not much though. Maybe $10-20) but you get to play on a FULL field at picturesque Poly Prep. If you’re looking for something a little more central, there is a clinic and then scrimmaging on the Upper West Side, which is run by Citylax. If you want to play there, contact your HS coach or the guys over at Citylax!
It’s awesome, it’s lacrosse, it’s on a rooftop. It’s Rooftop Lacrosse. A great chance for HS and College players from City Public Schools to keep playing all Summer. And it’s free!
Do you want to go to LACROSSE CAMP in Brooklyn?
Well, you’re in luck, because there is one! And it’s taking place at the Aviator Sports and Events Center, Hangar 5, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn NY 11234.
Dates (2 Sessions)
– Session 1 July 25th – July 28th 9am – 3pm
— Session 2 Aug 8th – Aug 11th 9am – 3pm
Open to all boys in the 5th -12th grades
$250 per participant
Give aways for each participant, and chances to win items throughout the camp, which features two 360’ x 210’ state-of-the-art infilled synthetic turf fields with spectator seating capacity of 5,000. As well as two boarded arena-style 100’ x 50’ indoor turf fields for fast-paced indoor lacrosse action if we have any bad weather! The Event is sponsored by: STX, String It Up, 21st Century Wellness Academy.
Call 718-758-7552 with any questions!
Hosted by 21st Century Lacrosse Academy – Coaches are from 21st Century Wellness Academy and the local club team, The Long Island Squids. This will be the 1st annual camp at the facility to help spread the awareness of lacrosse throughout the boroughs as well as help start and develop a lacrosse program and community within the facility.
Local lacrosse residents are strongly recommended to participate as well as surrounding tri-state residents! It’s an all-welcome kind of deal here! Grow The Game!
Camp will consist and focus highly on speed and agility training regiments and many lacrosse drills such as passing, shooting, positioning, and help pass knowledge of the game. It will be very instructional and physical where we will be teaching athletes in a fast paced, high intensity environment. Sounds fun!