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Forum Friday

Help A New Player Choose His First Stick!

0 - Published November 8, 2013 by in Grow The Game, Youth

We have a very special Forum Friday this week. At LaxAllStars we talk a lot about growing the game, and honestly, we mean it. So when we get a post in the Community Forum saying that a dad needs help picking his son’s first stick, we can’t but lend a helping a hand!

Myth Busted Refs Gordon Corsetti

Busting Rule Myths in NFHS and NCAA Boys Lacrosse

0 - Published November 6, 2013 by in College, High School, Youth

You hear really strange rule interpretations when working as a traveling lacrosse official. I listen to the most incorrect explanations of what the current lacrosse rules are at every level I officiate and every region I do games in. In this post I cover what I consider the Top 10 Rule Myths in NFHS and NCAA Boys Lacrosse and I bust those myths using the 2013 rulebooks for each respective level.

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2014 Youth Lacrosse Rule Revisions

0 - Published November 4, 2013 by in Youth

US Lacrosse recently released 2014 rules changes and points of emphasis for the 2014 lacrosse season. Although not a ton has changed, the US Lacrosse rules committee continues to make advances toward keeping young athletes safe while competing in a full contact sport.

Jr. Swarm

Junior Swarm: A Model For America

0 - Published October 17, 2013 by in Box, High School, Youth

Minnesota is on board, are you? If you read my last article about the Jr. NLL, you probably noticed the guys dressed in the yellow honey comb jerseys. That would be the Junior Swarm and although they haven’t been playing lacrosse indoors for very long, the instruction and commitment they have received from Aime Caines, Ryan Benesch and the rest of the Swarm organization, is what I believe rocketed them to the top.

Youth Lacrosse Beats The Government Shutdown

0 - Published October 11, 2013 by in Words of Wisdom, Youth

Fed up that the federal shutdown was keeping them off their practice fields, a group of young lacrosse players in Northern Virginia challenged the government in court. And at least for now, they won.

School Bans Lacrosse Balls, And Other Dangerous Sports Equipment

0 - Published October 8, 2013 by in Youth

A Long Island middle school has banned “footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls, or anything that might hurt someone on school grounds” during recess, and of course the issue is pedantically being painted in black and white, where the sides are lining up, diametrically opposed, and making their myopic, stultifying cases.

Junior NLL Tournament Helps Grow The Game

0 - Published September 20, 2013 by in National Lacrosse League, Youth

This year seems to be a progressive one for box lacrosse. I’ve seen more programs and tournaments pop up these past few months than ever before, and even the NLL is getting on board by hosting its first Junior Tournament in Toronto.

Mikey Stolzenberg Goes Behind The Back

0 - Published September 13, 2013 by in Youth

Mikey Stolzenberg’s story took the lacrosse world by storm last year. When people learned there was a 13 year old quadruple amputee playing lacrosse they were impressed. When they saw him play, and score a couple goals, they were amazed. Well, it doesn’t stop there because Stolzenberg is still at it, and he’s still wowing people left and right.

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2014 NFHS High School Rule Changes

0 - Published August 15, 2013 by in High School, Youth

The NFHS rules committee came together and laid down the law. With so many new rule changes for 2014, Mark Donahue tries to make sense of it all.

Youth Goalie Assist: He’s Going Long

0 - Published August 5, 2013 by in Youth

When a goalie decides to take the ball up the field themselves, you always figure they’re going to pass it. Unless I’m playing against Brett Queener or Marty Dunn, that’s what I would expect, at least. In the clip below, I’d be thinking the same thing… this kid is going to pass it, but he doesn’t.

Youth Box Lacrosse Cross Check City

0 - Published August 2, 2013 by in Youth

Meet Cody. He plays for Newtown’s Pee Wee box lacrosse team, and is never afraid of dropping someone with a quick cross check. I just love watching this grom run around and lay people out. Turns out he can also score some goals, but Cody’s forté is clearly bringing the pain…

Summer Opportunities In N.W. Ohio

0 - Published June 7, 2013 by in High School, Youth

Columbus and Cleveland definitely host their share of dominant teams such as Dublin-Jerome, Upper Arlington, Rocky River, and University School. Don’t get me wrong though, Northwest Ohio has some top level teams too, like Sylvania Southview or Toledo St. Francis, but they have something better than elite teams, and that is expansion!

Game Photos: Virginia vs. Stony Brook by Tommy Gilligan

Bullying In Coaching Lacrosse

0 - Published June 4, 2013 by in Youth

Two recent articles have grabbed the attention of the sports world, and both tackled the subject of yelling and bullying by coaches. The two articles came to VERY different conclusions. One said that all the yelling was ineffective, and amounted to bullying. The other argued that the yelling was actually good for kids, and always has been.

Youth Clinic at 2012 San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic

A Beginner’s Guide to Lacrosse Parenting

5 - Published February 1, 2013 by in High School, Youth

Mark Schindler, of Nexus Lacrosse, provides an easy instructional guide for parents of potential lacrosse players. It’s always good to know what you’re getting in to with your kids!

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Rhino Lacrosse Expanding Reach in 2013

0 - Published January 19, 2013 by in General, High School, Training, Youth

Earlier this week, Rhino Lacrosse announced their 2013 Summer Academy schedule. Which one will you be going to?

Rhino Lacrosse Academy: Boise

0 - Published January 19, 2013 by in General, High School, Training, Youth

A Rhino is on the loose in Idaho!!! Coach Rhino that is.

Rhino Lacrosse Academy: Bend

0 - Published January 19, 2013 by in General, High School, Youth

Some serious lax has been brought to Oregon. Oregon resident and lacrosse legend Rhino Ryan Powell is bringing his proven coaching style to the mountain town of Bend and he would love for you to join him!

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Rhino Lacrosse Academy: West Linn

0 - Published January 19, 2013 by in High School, Training, Youth

The Rhino Lacrosse Academy in West Linn is easily one of the premier stops of the summer for lacrosse on the West coast and an extra special experience for any camper willing to make the trip. Don’t miss out in 2013!