With the second annual Jr. NLL Tournament set to get underway, excitement is in the air and soon enough 21 youth clubs, representing eight NLL franchises, will hit the floor at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario this weekend. As the first player in the youth’s program history to ascend to the ranks of a professional team, Law has truly begun to make a name for himself in the box lacrosse world.
It’s all about the kids! More kids play lacrosse today than ever before. Our sport is quickly becoming the #1 choice for young athletes.
Welcome to my new series Red, White and BOX!
Let’s throw this up front, box lacrosse is Canada’s game and I’m not going to deny that. Whether you want to call us renegades, wanna-be’s, or noobs, we don’t care, there is a small, but solid, core group of Americans who have experienced box lacrosse in one way or another and this is where we can band together to share information and successes of box lacrosse entities in the United States.
Everywhere we look, people seem to be talking about making lacrosse safer in one way or another. It ranges from hitting being reigned in at the collegiate level through new rules, to concussion studies, a debate about helmets for girls in Florida, and beyond.
Gawker.com’s Dayna Evans takes a deep look at the evolving culture of lacrosse in New York City.
Sadly, the Rhino Summer Academies have come to an end. On the bright side, it has been one incredible summer and we wrap up in beautiful Bend, Oregon!
After the Boise, Idaho Rhino Academy finished up, the road crew and I hit the road towards our next stop in Bozeman, Montana. Before this camp, I didn’t really have a sense of the skill level of the lacrosse players in Montana, so I admit that I assumed it was pretty low. After the first day of camp, I was pleasantly surprised that I was way off.
Despite the absurd heat, the campers at the Boise Academy were extremely hard workers. I know for a fact that if I had to play in that heat I wouldn’t be a happy camper, but everyone out there was eager to learn and improve their games.
The West Linn Academy is what really started Rhino Lacrosse. This year was Rhino Lacrosse’s historic 10th annual West Linn Academy and Ryan Powell, owner of Rhino Lacrosse, had big plans for it. I personally was extremely excited to see what Rhino had up their sleeve and could pull out for this big event.
Outnumbered, clusters of shore teams prove they can compete with the hub of lacrosse.
A deeper look at the new CS-R helmet and how it combines the popular R shell design with the advanced technology required for proper protection and safety of youth lacrosse players.
Cascade Lacrosse is proud to announce the launch of the CS-R helmet. Coming June 15, the CS-R marks the first of its kind: The Elite Youth helmet. The addition of a Poron®XRD™ Foam liner and a memory foam side fit provides elite level protection for the U12 player. The R design gives this lid the same speed and elegance, as it’s older, All-American, brother.
Stop one of Henry’s Road Trip With Rhino is beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona. Follow along as he tours the country with one of the top instructional camps in the game. Also, be sure not to miss the on-going stick trick competition he is putting on at each stop.
I’m coaching at an instructional lacrosse camp in New York City this week and next, and it’s serving as a great reminder as to why instructional camps are so important, and why I like them so much.
While the game is indeed bigger in the northeast, lacrosse – which combines elements of hockey, soccer and basketball and is based on stickball games played by native tribes as early as the 1600s – is in fact one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and New Orleans is no exception.
With the regular season drawing to a close it is time for sun burns and tan lines, lacrosse pennies, and of course summer camps! This summer I will be traveling on the road with the Rhino Lacrosse crew as we hit the road for five Rhino Lacrosse Academies in Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and back to Oregon to wrap thing up in beautiful Bend before the highly anticipated Oregon Lacrosse Classic.