You hear really strange rule interpretations when working as a traveling lacrosse official. I listen to the most incorrect explanations of what the current lacrosse rules are at every level I officiate and every region I do games in. In this post I cover what I consider the Top 10 Rule Myths in NFHS and NCAA Boys Lacrosse and I bust those myths using the 2013 rulebooks for each respective level.
Yesterday was a big day for StringKing Lacrosse with the release of Type 1s Lacrosse Mesh, a new product the company spent months engineering. StringKing touts that the softer construction of Type 1s Mesh allows a lacrosse player to be more aware of where the ball is sitting in his pocket during both the cradle and the release.
Over the past few weeks we have been digging into what I call the “dropped top string.” Two weeks ago I strung up a Huron Top String and last week I showed you how to string a quick and easy Iroquois Top String. This week I’m teaming up with the one and only, big Billy Nguyen to bring you a fresh take on the how and why one might string a pita or traditional pocket with a dropped top string….
Halloweekend may be over, and I’ve compiled some of the best lacrosse-related Halloween photos from Instagram and Twitter. There are many more than this, but these were some of my favorites. Check out this weeks Photo(s) of the Week with our Halloween Blowout Edition.
Lacrosse Mustache Madness 2013 is in full swing, and I’m thinking that it’s about time LaxAllStars got in on the Madness. As of today, we officially invite you to join us in growing some facial hair and raising funds for the HEADstrong Foundation.
Our friends at Throne of String tipped us off to this Spotting by posting this photo on Instagram and tagging @LaxAllStars in the photo! Here we have the TV show “The Goldbergs,” and there’s a goalie stick in the background during this Halloween episode.
Last week, we covered the basics of what a concussion actually is, what symptoms can be experienced, and the common causes in the game of lacrosse. In this post, I’ll be discussing why we should care about concussions and what type of consequences can be associated with this type of injury. A 2012 study reported that among high school sports, concussion rate was third highest in boys’ lacrosse behind football and ice hockey. Another 2013 study by the NY Institute of Technology surveyed high school girls’ lacrosse players…
Last Thursday, I threw it back to the 80′s, showing the highlights of the Aldephi lacrosse program, specifically when they took down Harvard. It looks like the passion for lacrosse didn’t stop there, we were informed by big Gordon himself that there is another Gordon Purdie on the scene. His son, Gordon, is a 2015 product, tearing up the sport out in New York.
Let me introduce to you the Dallas duet known simply as The O’s. Taylor Young and John Pedigo played together in various other bands before striking out alone on their guitar and banjo in 2008. These two can absolutely jam and really show it on their new album, entitled Thunderdog, which let’s be honest is one of the coolest album names out there…Is it a dog made of thunder? Is it a conjunct of ‘the under dog?’ It’s probably both and…
US Lacrosse recently released 2014 rules changes and points of emphasis for the 2014 lacrosse season. Although not a ton has changed, the US Lacrosse rules committee continues to make advances toward keeping young athletes safe while competing in a full contact sport.
The initial HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Lacrosse All-Star Classic to be held November 17 at Howard University’s Greene Stadium in Washington, D.C. The event is a doubleheader, kicking off with a high school all-star game at 1 p.m., followed by a college all-star game at 3 p.m.
First up we have a new track from a Seattle duo we featured a couple months back. Shelton Harris and Tyler Dopps just dropped a brand new song and as usual, it’s nothing short of great. It’s clear that Shelton Harris and Tyler Dopps always put 110% into everything they release. From solid production to lyrics, every song is on point.
October is over, but the struggle to eliminate women’s cancers is not. Epoch Lacrosse is helping to bring awareness to this disease in an effort to find a cure. The gang at Epoch have created their 3rd edition custom Dragonfly Breast Cancer Awareness shaft. This bold yet simple shaft is designed to grab your attention as the player, paying tribute to a loved one who has been afflicted by this horrible disease. We have seen athletes rocking pink this month, but the mission doesn’t end here. Epoch released…
Both the Wimmer Elite and Masters teams went 5-0 to take home the hardware once again. This means many things, but the most important is that the charities that Wimmer Solutions generously donates to on behalf of each lacrosse team that wins their respective division.
Even though a good deal of the local NYC box lacrosse talent was in Hawaii last weekend, LaxAllStars still put together a solid squad of guys to make the early morning trek down to Philadelphia, to take on a local club, the Athletics, in a good old-fashioned game of box lacrosse.
STX customizer review and custom designed gloves for the most recent BCS rankings for the top 10 in college football.
Dear LaxAllStars.com reader, Below is a copy of last week’s Weekly Draw email newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers on Friday, November 1st. To receive the Weekly Draw at its time of publication, please sign up here. Thanks, and Grow The Game! – The LAS Team Every time I get on a phone call with someone in the lacrosse world, one thing leads to another and we’re suddenly talking about a mutual friend. Isn’t our sport amazing? There’s like two…
End Caps time, here we go. No Shave Novembeard is here! For the first time in my life I think my face has accumulated enough peach fuzz to shamefully attempt to grow facial hair, and not shave at all this month. Stay tuned for my pathetic, hairless updates.
A couple weeks back, Andrew Ratzke reviewed the classic Proton Power, and had the usual issues with the stick (a tad flimsy, and tough to string), so as soon as I got my hands on a NEW Proton Power by STX, I had to see if any improvements had been made. Is the head tougher? Is it easier to string? If the answer to those two questions is yes, the Proton Power will take a big step up in the ratings department.
Colton Raichl of Lacrosse All Stars shows you how to get all the girls in another installment of Stick Trick Saturday (11/01/2013). The series is designed to be an inspirational guide for lacrosse players to get used to the properties of their own stick. Tricks are not just to show off but to develop a better relationship between the player and his crosse. This one is called the “The Girlfriend Getter.”