The headline really says it all. I’m beyond excited for this. ESPN is going to broadcast the world championships… of lacrosse!
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.
With everyone beginning preparations for the 2014 FIL World Championships in Denver, it was only a matter of time before we would get to see some of the international friendlies that would be played to help teams prepare.
Editor’s Note: “Lacrosse” and “Chile” have never been two words that are often used together. An incredibly diverse country full of generous and interesting people, Chile is home to numerous world-famous natural wonders and distinctive landscapes. The nation also possesses a tumultuous political history, and it deals with devastating earthquakes. At first glance, it may seem […]
Team USA tryouts were last weekend, and after the long few days of competition, it seems that some of the guys got together to kick back and relax…at a Canadian’s place.
2013 marked 20 years of lacrosse in Germany, and as things would have it, SCC-BLAX (where I coach in Berlin) is celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2013 as well. The occasion was celebrated a couple of weeks ago, where the club invited everybody to the fields for a day of lacrosse fun. Free beer and bratwurst can make anybody happy, and always generates a good crowd.
If this were the NFL, every man on the US training roster would be breathing a sigh of relief, knowing they had made the final cut. Thankfully, this isn’t football, and that means we still have a lot more cutting to do. Photo Credit: John Strohsacker/LaxPhotos.com, Courtesy US Lacrosse Below you can find the 52 […]
US Lacrosse announced today the 52-man roster for the US Men’s National team that will compete in the World Championships next summer in Denver. Originally slated to have 46 players, this first cut keeps 10 attackmen, 13 midfielders, 14 long poles, 7 short-stick defensive midfielders, 4 goalies, and 4 face-off men. The final 23-man roster will be announced after various fall and winter events.
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Picking the US Men’s National team is a difficult task, and one that I don’t pretend to have all the answers to. Remember, this isn’t about building an All-Star “Team” – this is about putting together a TEAM. Team USA. So without further ado, my prediction for the USAMLAX roster.
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!
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.
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 […]
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.