I was out in Syosset, Long Island, recently and took in a FoGoLax.net camp. I’ll have more from the camp in the next week, but for now I wanted to share some great video I got from the session. It’s just face offs, up close and personal. It might look like an ugly scrap from afar, but up close the Face Off battle is a work of art, and something to behold.
Saturday means stick tricks… and this week it’s the Picture Taker. Soft hands, knowing where the ball is, and control… this trick requires it all. Give it a shot and take your game to the next level.
The Victoria Shamrocks have punched their tickets to the Mann Cup Finals and are set to face The Six Nations Chiefs. Victoria knocked off two-time reigning WLA champions, the Langley Thunder. The Six Nations Chiefs swept the Brooklin Redmen four games to none and have been eagerly awaiting to see who they will do battle with – and they finally have their answer. Six Nations touched down in Victoria yesterday afternoon and are set to begin the series this Friday.
An interesting question has popped up in the Forums, although the post itself doesn’t pose the same question as the title of the post. The title of the post is “How do you know when you need new mesh?”
Kacy Small is back on LAS with another great article. Last time, Kacy talked about the differences between FIL and NCAA lacrosse rules, and now he’s back with a fantastic Friday post on his Lacrosse Dream Team, culling athletes from the NBA, NFL, and professional boxing. He makes a strong argument for why his chosen athletes would see success. What do you think… could we get some of these guys to pick up a stick?
Welcome Jamie Plunkett back to LAS! Jamie wrote a post earlier this week on 20 years of the BLAX lacrosse club in Berlin, Germany, and now he’s back with a recap of the first European Lacrosse League tournament, which was also held in Berlin. Jamie runs the Deutschland Adler Lacrosse Club, and has played professionally in the NLL and NALL.
Over the summer, I used a mesh stick with an Iroquois top string during the ULAX Liberty Cup tournament. It had a quick and snappy release, which I love. I wanted to replicate those same concepts into a traditional stick.
Team USA tryouts were last weekend, and after the long few days of competition, it seems that some of the guys got together to kick back and relax…at a Canadian’s place.
I am always impressed by the stick handling of these players, and although I was 8 years old when this game took place, it still looks like it’s from a different time and place. I guess 25 years IS a different time and place… Maybe it’s just me, but I still think it is amazing how much the game can change, and even more shocking that it can do so in such a short period of time.
When it comes to legitimate Team USA training team selection gripes… I actually don’t have any. Sure, a couple of my personal favorites got cut, and while Kevin Rowen wasn’t perfect with his predictions, he sure was close! At the end of the day, it’s hard to really complain about the guys who are moving on to the second round. They might not be YOUR best 52, and they might not be mine, but we’re also not coaching the team…
2013 marked 20 years of lacrosse in Germany, and as things would have it, SCC-BLAX (where I coach in Berlin) is celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2013 as well. The occasion was celebrated a couple of weeks ago, where the club invited everybody to the fields for a day of lacrosse fun. Free beer and bratwurst can make anybody happy, and always generates a good crowd.
If this were the NFL, every man on the US training roster would be breathing a sigh of relief, knowing they had made the final cut. Thankfully, this isn’t football, and that means we still have a lot more cutting to do. Photo Credit: John Strohsacker/LaxPhotos.com, Courtesy US Lacrosse Below you can find the 52 men who made their way onto the next round of Team USA try outs. Below, I discuss some of the big cuts and story lines….
US Lacrosse announced today the 52-man roster for the US Men’s National team that will compete in the World Championships next summer in Denver. Originally slated to have 46 players, this first cut keeps 10 attackmen, 13 midfielders, 14 long poles, 7 short-stick defensive midfielders, 4 goalies, and 4 face-off men. The final 23-man roster will be announced after various fall and winter events.
“You’re the best, around! Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down!”
Brine has responded to the criticisms I, and others, have put forth about their new mobile game, Hotshot, in the best possible way: with an update designed specifically to address those criticisms. I’ve spent a week playing the new update, and am ready to re-review the game.
Boston Cannons defenseman and Loyola graduate, P.T. Ricci, stops by to share his story, and how he got on the road to Major League Lacrosse.
Welcome Gordon Corsetti back to LAS! Gordon has been researching the roots of the game, and sharing his findings with us. It’s an informative and exhaustive look at the history of modern lacrosse.
A little bit of go Connor dropped a blind item about a field goalie trying his hand at box lacrosse. Last Friday, we revealed who the mystery man was, and even showed off a video of him playing against some kids. There are a lot of great moments in that video, including this one captured here.
Earlier this month reader Carlos Cruz-Perez hit up the tipline with this spotting from Nicelodeon TV show Sam & Cat. Unfortunately the YouTube video he sent us was taken down, but I was able to grab a screenshot before that happened.
Thank God it’s Labor Day! Thanks to those good ol’ Knights of Labor, we had an extra day to keep the weekend alive and celebrate the end of summer.