Everyone loves playing lax at the Vail Shootout. Everyone loves sweet stick tricks. Today, we give you a mashup of both because some kid took his camera to Vail, video taped himself showing off, and posted it on YouTube. Born to be wild.
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A U-21 lacrosse team from Australia was having a nice little trip to South Korea until swine flu decided to change their plans. 3 days later, the team is still quarantined in their lax bungalow and we’re one zombie outbreak / mysterious disappearance away from the beginning of a really good horror movie. Check out their video plea for help after the jump.
The coverage of lacrosse on ESPN and ESPN 2 is so minuscule that people still ask “what sport is that?” when they see highlights. I would like to see Sportscenter regularly highlight all top 20 D1 games, expand lacrosse knowledge and help it become a mainstream sport.
If you are a high school lacrosse player or parent then this is the podcast for you. Chris Meade, CEO of LacrosseRecruits.com, stopped by our HQ for a lively discussion of the recruiting process and how to get your name in front of college coaches.
While Spring is the officially recognized season of lacrosse, many of us have reached a time in our lives where our early-year participation is limited to coaching or living vicariously through those we watch on the field. So what does a washed up college player (see: the entire LAS staff) living outside of a large metropolitan area (see: Rusty) have to look forward to?
“Coach that is your first and final warning,” This phrase has become commonplace at most sporting events across the United States. The frequency of statements like this from officials isn’t from ill tempered coaches; but from lack of game knowledge, experience, and maturity it takes to correctly officiate a sporting event.
I’ve been in a number of heated discussions with baseball players regarding which spring sport is more legitimate (whatever that means), but I think the following video makes that argument obsolete. Baseball players, you have officially lost.
Question: When will lacrosse stop being new? I can’t count the number of times I’ve run in to “Check out the new thing all the kids are doing” style article about the oldest sport in the country.
(Editor’s note: The following article was written by new LAS contributor TreeInTheMirror. In his first post, Tree talks about being a head coach in a highschool where lacrosse is still finding its place)
Practice started at 6:45 PM and as the clock approached 7:05 one of my most promising players approached me with a scared look on his face…
This summer, from August 8-11, USC and Adrenaline Lacrosse will be hosting an overnight lacrosse camp for high schoolers on its campus. This is a good opportunity to continue the expansion of West Coast lacrosse. Not to mention hang out in that SoCal sunshine.
(Editors note: This recruiting article was written by Chris Meade, Co-founder of LacrosseRecruits.com and our go-to guru of the recruiting process.)
It is this simple: quality game video will be one of the most important resources to get the majority of players recruited.
Considering all the buzz about the MCLA National Tourney in Denver, LacrosseAllStars thought it’d be worthwhile to check out the high school talent hidden away in the Rocky Mountains.
This weekend’s Jookt segment takes a quick look at the Top 5 high school teams in Colorado. On the list: Arapahoe, Regis, Douglas County, Kent Denver and Mountain Vista. Check out some cool footage (big hits & interviews included) from each team after the jump.
Editor’s note: The following is a letter written by a high school senior who’s preparing to make the jump to NCAA Division 1. A highly touted recruit from the Western region, she provides us with some first-hand insight on what it feels to be gearing up for the next level.
The point of this piece is to give you an insider’s look at the transition from a player’s perspective and what kind of determination it takes to get to the next level. What better way to learn about the process than to hear it through the player’s mouth?
In growing lacrosse communities, the current economic crisis is impacting the push for recognition. Schools are losing money and the resulting environment has cooled plans to make lacrosse a sanctioned high school sport in Oregon. How else will the economy change the game?
(Editor’s note: This is production provided by Jookt, a social video network for high school sports.)
University of Denver Coaches Explain the Ropes: Timing it out, getting found, and standing out.
(Editor’s note: The following was written by Chris Meade, CEO of LacrosseRecruits.com. We’ll be highlighting LacrosseRecruits on occasion, as LAS is a huge supporter of their mission to help you excel.)
Lots of players and parents ask LacrosseRecruits.com about the NCAA lacrosse recruiting regulations that prohibit coaches from calling and emailing players. The following is a quick summary from a Division 1 coach’s point of view:
As most laxers in the Greater New York City Metro Area headed over the river into Jersey towards Giants Stadium for the Big City Classic, I made my way to Randall’s Island to volunteer for the Mayor’s Cup of Lacrosse.
One of the things that all of us in the lacrosse community seem to take pride in is the growth of the game’s popularity. New high school leagues, obscure college participation in the MCLA, and youth programs that rival optimist football can only mean a higher quality game in the future. That is, of course, if we can find quality coaching.
A couple days ago, @randy_friesen sent us a link to this video. I thought it was post-worthy. Why? Because you just don’t see photos like this very often. Check it out after the jump. Tell me if you’ve seen a nastier photo – And if so, link it up!