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.
This week’s Music Monday spotlights a really slept on artist I’ve been meaning to share for a while now, Myke Bogan. Last week Myke opened for Zion I and Snoop Dogg in Boise and to be honest, I was most excited to see Myke B. What’s really appealing about the Portland rapper is that he’s a laid back but motivated individual with a genuine love for Hip-Hop. I’ve chosen a song from each of his three mixtapes so take a listen.
Picking the US Men’s National team is a difficult task, and one that I don’t pretend to have all the answers to. Remember, this isn’t about building an All-Star “Team” – this is about putting together a TEAM. Team USA. So without further ado, my prediction for the USAMLAX roster.
It’s the end of Summer. Time for barbecues, that last dip in the pool or trip to the beach, and family reunions. When members of the Seiler clan come together, all of the above may go down, but what’s REALLY happening is a great game of family lacrosse!
Stylin Strings made a trip to visit Alfie Jacques, up on the Onondaga lands, and their first video documenting the trip is slated to drop on the lacrosse world on Sunday, September 1st. This first video will cover Jacques’ motives for making wooden sticks, as well as the meaning of his art.
This week’s trick is going to help you immensely with your hand-eye coordination. Because you are catching the ball with your hand on the bottom of the stick, you are working on your off hand without even knowing it.
Please welcome PJ Martin, of UnCommon Fit to LAS! PJ was in Philly for the Philadelphia Box Lacrosse Association’s Championship Game on Monday night, and he got to take in some gritty Canadian-style box lacrosse right here in the US… and in the City of Brotherly Love! Ironic, right? Check out PJ’s experience at the Rizz, and learn a little more about what just might be the best men’s box lacrosse league in the US.
The Summer is winding down. It’s sad, but it also means Fall Ball is right around the corner and before we know it the Spring, and lacrosse season, will be here again. Before Summer is completely in the rearview mirror, we want to see your best summer photos.
Major League Lacrosse has announced a new playoff format, and some key dates for next season. For the MLL, it means home playoff games for the top seeds, an extended playoff schedule, and a stand alone championship game. Below, I get into the details of the new moves, and then look at how this could impact players who compete in the MLL and NLL.
Tufts Alumni came together for a day of lacrosse at last weekend’s CityLax Southampton Shootout, and they threw a GoPro on former All-American defender Eytan Saperstein’s helmet and recorded their game against an amalgamated UVA/Hopkins/Harvard alumni squad.
This summer, I had the great privilege of being able to coach with the StickStar program based out of Texas. Being a part of this organization gave me a different perspective on the game and ultimately helped me to become a better lacrosse player and coach in the end.
I’m not saying that Canadian players are always one-handed players, but more often than not they have a true strong hand, and a weaker hand. With Brent Noseworthy, that might be true as well, but I’m having a hard time telling which one is which! Is he a lefty or a righty? Honestly, I can’t really tell.
I used to be a midfielder, but that was high school. In college I got moved to long stick, because I could run, and now I can’t. So what do I do now? I play some wall ball, and sit on the crease in lacrosse games. I’ve become an attackman!
If you want to learn how to string a traditional pocket, you need to know how to properly string a traditional interlock around a leather. It’s a seemingly tricky knot, but once you get it, it’s actually quite simple. The above video shows you just how to do it… it’s a time tested method!
For our first entry in our expanded Talking Pockets series, we’re bringing you another player interview, this time from the MCLA ranks. A few weeks ago, Sam May, sophomore middie at UCLA, took some time to talk about his newly strung pocket at Bruins Lax Summer Camp.
Since it was just MLL Championship Weekend, and my favorite team, the Chesapeake Bayhawks, were crowned champs for the second consecutive season and fifth overall (some would call that a dynasty), I’m allowing two tweets for this week’s Tweet of the Week. And what do they teach us? No one passes like the Hawks, and heroes are remembered, but old man legends never die.
Layne Smith is a 2015 attackman who also plays a whole lot of box lacrosse. He’s not the tallest kid in the field, but he’s thick (5’11″ and 195) and uses his strength and balance to his advantage very well. He also has a super stick, and finishes inside with a flurry of fakes.
Last week I took in a clinic in Ridgewood, NJ put on by the American Indoor Lacrosse Association. John Mouradian, General Manager of the Philadelphia Wings, was running the show, and youth to high school players were learning the concepts of box lacrosse, and how many of them can translate out onto the field.
One man can accomplish a good deal on his own. With hard work and dedication, almost anything is possible, but it rarely comes easy. A team, or large group can accomplish much more, but that’s not always an option… Sometimes it’s just you and a friend. Let’s talk about The Power Of Two!