If you’ve made a visit to ESPN.com’s lacrosse section any time within the last five years, you may have thought you were looking at a stagnant page. Stories from the previous spring would grace the screen for months at a time, moving only when the higher ups at the World Wide Leader thought it was time to throw the lacrosse community a bone.
Stories about growing the sport of lacrosse and spreading the game to new areas. From beginners to professional players, anyone can #GrowTheGame!
I was powering through my Google Reader feeds a few days ago when I stumbled across this great TechCrunch article. It’s funny to think that Disney’s imagineers of yesterday at some point sat in a room and said to eachother, “you know, I bet that in 50 years your food will come in pill form” and then, “Let’s build an entire area of Disneyland based on our crazy ideas!!”
Editor’s note: It’s Friday morning, & we’ve got just the thing for you. Please welcome Joenandez to LacrosseAllStars, joining the team as our friday columnist. He’ll be digging beneath the surface of the sport and sharing his valuable perspectives on how we can spur its growth. This first post sets the tempo for a ton of great Friday morning insights coming your way. Check it out.
Check out some video of a youth pre-season practice in Kingston, Massachusetts. It may be cold outside but these guys are still improving their game. Someday they’ll be in the big leagues but now they represent the future of the game. Today, grade school; Tomorrow, NCAA!
As a product of the MCLA, I am no stranger to the idea of team dues. However this article seems to suggest that the idea of paying to play is foreign to many families. That got me thinking about the potential ways our country’s current economic crisis could negatively affect the game of lacrosse. After the jump are a few scenarios I’ve considered. However, just so this article doesn’t become a major downer, I’ve also added a glass half full approach to each:
Great overview of the year in lacrosse from John Weaver over at Re: Lax. Gotta love the example that Gary Gait is for the game. Plus, the MCLA makes an appearence! The year that was 2008 I am not into ranking the achievements of others. So, these great moments of 2008 are in no specific order. Gaits back in the game After Gary Gait, 41, led the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team to the NCAA tournament, he decided to come…