Pete Sayia spent the last week or so in Hawai’i, playing lacrosse and making us jealous. He obviously had a great time, and included this note with his snapshot, which is our Photo of the Week!
The Italian Cup was played in Nettuno (Rome) on September 28th and 29th. Six teams (Bocconi Sport Team, Roma Leones, Red Hawks Merate, Phoenix Perugia, Torino Taurus and Bologna Sharks) brought lacrosse to Nettuno, the “town of baseball” in Italy, with a number of very intense and interesting matches (four games were concluded by sudden death overtime).
Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino is making yet another appearance on Music Monday. We first brought Gambino to you back when his hit “Freaks and Geeks” blew up. CG is causing a buzz once again and this time we have a few tracks from his upcoming album, Because the Internet. The album is currently scheduled for a Dec. 10 release. This marks Gambino’s first project since he dropped his Royalty mixtape on July 4th of last year. Gambino can give us a typical hip-hop banger like “Worldstar” or a track with a mellower tone but one thing is certain; his wordplay never falters.
Over the past few months, concussions have been gaining more and more attention in the media, schools, sports leagues, and the medical world. FRONTLINE recently aired League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis, which left viewers reeling about the subject. Around the same time, Lacrosse Magazine published a few stories on concussions, including one featuring former Duke and Cannons stand-out Brad Ross.
As many of you already know, Maverik Lacrosse recently announced its new ROME NXT lacrosse gloves for the 2013-14 season. When we were at LXM Utah last month, we asked Billy Bitter to fill us in about the gloves and what it’s like to work at a company like Maverik.
ATCR recently dropped their latest album, Nation II Nation, which includes tracks like “Sisters” and “Bread and Cheese” below. CW put it best, this music “Makes me want to play lacrosse!”
Buenos dias! You’re back for another run down on the what’s what and who’s who in lacrosse. End Caps is back and recapping what’s goin’ on.
Ever notice those unsightly marks on the inside of your lacrosse head? Those ball burns are a result of friction and appear over time. Sure they add character to your stick but if you’re ever looking to simply erase those dark marks, I’ve got a Lax Hack for you!
Larry Palumbo took in the recent scrimmages between Scotland, Adelphi, and Stony Brook. It’s clear that the English aren’t the only ones testing themselves against top notch college competition, even if they are doing a GREAT job of promotion!
It’s only fall ball, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited for some excellent fall ball video! BHSVideoDad is back at it, and covers the big boys from D1 as they play a fall event in Kezar Stadium at the 2013 Fall Classic in San Francisco, CA.
Big thanks need to go out to Blackfeet Lacrosse for hooking me up with the mini pita for this week’s stick trick video. The Crossover will help you out with your hand eye coordination, and as always help you develop soft hands.
Chris Langton (Melrose, MA), a former standout lacrosse player for Cornell University, has been named to the US Bobsled team as push athlete. He joins 10 others as push athletes and joins his brother, Mike, on the team. Mike was a push athlete in 2010 for the US and was a member of the 2013 World Champion team. Three pilots were also named to the team, round the group out at 14 members.
Brown hosted both the Sankofa Lacrosse Alliance “Ambassadors” team, as well as a team of English National squad hopefuls for three one hour scrimmages. See the excellent photos below from Greg, and expect much more on this interesting event early next week.
The LXM PRO is in Atlanta, GA this weekend as Maverik United tries to even the all-time series with Team STX at three games apiece. I’m assuming you can do basic math, but if you can’t, the above means Mav is 2-3, while STX is 3-2. Most of the games between these two squads have been relatively tight, and both teams are capable of winning on any given day. So what will be the deciding factors in Saturday’s 6:15pm tilt?
Last week our Forum Friday was about what would to choose for a wooden shaft. This week, we’re continuing the wood theme, but moving on to lacrosse heads! It’s time to look at traditionally strung wood heads.
Did you miss The Lacrosse Show last night? It was a REALLY good one! We had Carlo Sunseri on as a guest so we obviously spent a good amount of time talking video games! We also hit up the NLL and PLPA collective bargaining agreement, England’s tour of the US, different approaches to fall ball, as well as Maverik’s potential rise (and the Pride of Westchester).
Get your Halloween costume ready… It’s contest time at Lacrosse All Stars again!
The world famous box lacrosse Stadium in Radotin (Czech Republic) is being torn down, but don’t worry too much, because if we know the Radotin crew as well as we think we do, it will be back, and better than ever! The video above shows the turf through the years, while focusing on the Ales Hrebesky Memorial champions of years past.
Today I will show you a new pocket, inspired by an abundance of scrap string and my forever growing needs for a quicker release. This drop top features 2 strings running along the top of the scoop extremely tight. As always, the goal is to avoid the dreaded ball and plastic click and keeping everything symmetrical, in this asymmetrical traditional pocket.
Starting at $125, the Nike Huarache 4 LX lacrosse cleat is available in seven solid base material colors, plus for an extra few bucks, seven “chroma” colors that make the NIKEiD customizer extra fun to play with too.