HUGE thanks to Xander for the in-depth answers to our questions about Adrenaline! If you’re a small business owner or operator in the lacrosse space, this is a must read!
Earlier this week we put up a video from 2010, featuring a Japan Hidden Ball Trick. The announcers called it the first successful hidden ball trick, but we knew that couldn’t be true. Thanks to Kentaro Shimizu, we now KNOW that the statement was false, because we’ve got video evidence from 2006!
The Lacrosse Network was up in Stowe, VT for the Bitter Lacrosse Stowe Lax Fest, and they put together this killer video on the event. I love the opening segment, which honestly shows the frustration that can go into running an event, but also how the lacrosse community will pull through just about anything to make an event go off.
Major League Lacrosse and Smartlink announced today an interactive fan contest in partnership with the HEADstrong Foundation. The contest, entitled “Shot Towards Success,” will allow fans in attendance during Sunday’s title match at MLL Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink a chance to win monetary prizes for both themselves and for HEADstrong.
On Saturday, August 24th, CityLax will host the fourth annual Southampton Shootout, a one-day charity field lacrosse tournament, held at Southampton High School on the East end of Long Island. The tourney proceeds benefit CityLax directly, and it all goes towards Growing The Game in New York City public schools.
As you know, here at LaxAllStars we are all about Growing the Game. So when I saw this post about new MCLA teams, I immediately was interested to hear what new teams were popping up and how the game was growing at the MCLA level.
Box lacrosse seems new and exciting in the US, but it has been around for almost a century. Matt Gibson weighs in on the current progress of box development in the America.
Lacrosse fans from San Francisco, California share their passion for the game.
Brine Hotshot, the second mobile game from Brine Lacrosse, shoots into our review section after weeks of playing. Available both for Apple and Android devices, Brine’s mobile sequel adds new elements to its original creation.
The title of this post may be confusing, because you might not know what a dap is. I didn’t know either, but LXM buds Kyle Harrison and Sam Bradman knew the word. Here, suited up for the Jack Lingo/Fireball squad at Lake Placid, they celebrated a goal with a dap.
We have received a TON of questions over the last month or so, so I’m going through them and answering them one by one. If my answer doesn’t satisfy you, follow up with me in the comments, and I will try to help you out!
Editor’s Note: Kacy Small saw both the NCAA rules and FIL rules firsthand this year. After reflecting on his experience, he’s sure one of them is doing it right, while the other has some potential areas for improvement. Can you guess which version of lacrosse Kacy prefers before reading the article? And what do you think of his argument? Photo Credit: Craig Chase This past spring The Hill School started playing by NCAA rules in the Inter-Ac Conference in PA….
John Grant Junior, Joe Walters, Brett Queener, and the rest of the 2008 Rochester Rattlers put on an absolute show to win Major League Lacrosse’s title over the Denver Outlaws, 16-6 in Boston. When Casey Powell is barely even in the highlights, you know the action is legit.
Four disappointed teams will be stuck at home on Championship Weekend. What went wrong, and can they turn things around next season?
Can you guess who this goalie is? We’ll give you a hint. He’s a professional field goalie, and this was his very first time trying his hand at box. My honest assessment is that he didn’t flinch, even when coaches were rifling balls at him, and he took to it easily.
There were a couple of body-rocking, jaw-dropping hits in the 2007 Major League Lacrosse Championship Game between the Los Angeles Riptide and the Philadelphia Barrage. Philly came out on top, even if they took the worst of the hits in the video. Kyle Sweeney’s goal at end the short clip is one for the ages, and that’s why we showed it three or four times.
If you believe the announcers on the video, this is the first time the hidden ball trick has ever been successfully pulled off at the World Championships. I can’t imagine that is actually true, as Canada has been playing in that thing forever, but that’s not the point.
Decades ago, Open Tryouts for college lacrosse teams were much more common than they are now. A coach might have known that he was getting a couple of star players each year, but pulling athletes from the general student body was a time honored tradition, and one that yielded some excellent players and, eventually, some excellent coaches. In some cases, it was also required just to round out the roster. The Open Tryout needs to make a comeback!
Today on LAS, we are introducing you to a medley of relaxing, kickback beach music. I’m writing from the beautiful San Juan Islands in Washington, where I’ve been laying back, watching the glassy water, and listening to tunes like this all week.
I’m always looking for high school level highlight tapes where I am convinced that the player in question has a solid future in the college game. The player doesn’t have to be a top 10 D1 lock to get noticed, but they do have to do something special, like show an uncanny ability to finish, a high IQ for their age, a great set of defensive checks, or a goalie who shines.