Sport England has officially recognized English Lacrosse and their amazing accomplishment of drastically increasing participation amongst 14 -25 year olds.
Lacrosse isn’t just growing in the United States, it’s exploding across the World. The game is now played on 6 of 7 continents. This is where you’ll find International Lacrosse news and coverage from around the globe.
I wrote about problems and solutions in youth lacrosse yesterday, and my commentary applied best to the North American region of the world. My key problem areas were Coaching, Peer Pressure, Too Much Gear, and the Scholarship Lie. But what about international youth lacrosse problems? Are there different issues facing the international lacrosse community? If so, what are they?
Today we’re talking about how to select the US Box Lacrosse Team for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (2015 WILC)! Some have speculated that the team is already decided, but with a year to go before the 2015 games, I find it doubtful. The time to select a team though, is now, so what’s going to happen for the 2015 US Box Lacrosse team?
Adam Crystal, close defender for Team Israel, reflects on his experiences at the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships.
The official TLA Photos from WC2014 Opening Ceremony by Nokkie.
Join us in welcoming Frederic Larsson to LaxAllStars! Fred is a UK native spending the year abroad here in the US at Cal State Long Beach in Southern California. He will be sharing his experiences in the States all year on LAS, starting with today. So without further ado, here is the beginning of Fred’s American lacrosse adventure!
In London, England one of the largest higher learning institutions is University College London, or UCL. At UCL, sports fall in to a union known as the UCLU. This year, the UCLU is letting the world decide which sport the world like to see added to the UCL Varsity Series for 2015.
As a Canadian citizen, participating in the tournament as a member of the Chinese national team meant more than representing where I was from, or where I had been born and lived my entire life. It was an opportunity to get in touch with my heritage, meet new people, travel and explore parts of Asia, learn about China and Chinese culture, and lastly, the chance to Grow The Game.
First thing’s first, we want to extend a HUGE “Welcome to the World Lacrosse Championship” to all 9 teams that competed in this year’s event for the first time including; Uganda, Thailand, Israel, Colombia, Costa Rica, Russia, China, Belgium and Turkey. Check out the iconic images from the first day!
Winona LaDuke explains how lacrosse is a microcosm of the Iroquois Nation’s fight for sovereignty. “The history of lacrosse is also the history of attempts by the Iroquois Nation—the longest-standing democracy in North America—to gain recognition under international law.”
The World Lacrosse Championships always offer up some truly fantastic examples of lax gear. It’s not the point of the event, actually that’s far from it, but it is an undeniable end result. We could stick our heads in the sand like an ostrich, or we can embrace this world lacrosse championships gear on some level. It’s time for gear hugs!
David Steves provided updates on a first year NCAA D3 team, Houghton College, for ‘CAC to the CAC this past Spring, but David didn’t stop there! He went out to Denver for the World Lacrosse Championships this July with the FCA Service Team, and helped prep international teams for their official games during a week of training camp.
The 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship was the largest gathering of men’s national teams ever. 38 teams played in the 2014 FIL event and we got to see a glimpse of the future right now. I’m going to run down some of the nations, and regions, that really impressed this Summer!
The Canadian National Lacrosse Team won the Gold Medal at the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado in a monumental win over powerhouse Team USA. This marked the 3rd time in history that the Canadians topped the US to win the Gold!
As if the Hong Kong lacrosse team didn’t make enough AWESOME videos along the way, the HKLA produced one more video to close out their experience to the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships earlier this month in Denver, Colorado.