Coast to Coast: Lacrosse Recruiting Growth Over the Past 20 Years

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The college lacrosse recruiting process has evolved extensively over the past two decades. While traditional hotbeds still reign supreme, we can see that colleges are starting to recruit in new regions. This newfound expansion is paving the way for lacrosse to break out of the East Coast stereotype that it holds today. Bubba Fairman is […]

Lacrosse Doesn’t Have to End After the Final Whistle

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There is one question that has lingered in the back of my mind ever since I got on the bus ride home after my very last college lacrosse game. It was a bitter ending to my collegiate lacrosse career, one that you can see coming, yet there’s nothing you can do to prepare for the feelings you’ll have.  “What the hell do […]

How a 2 a.m. Lacrosse TV Re-Run Changed My Life

Katie Facciola

Lacrosse is a huge part of my identity. If you don’t know who I am, my name is Katie Facciola, but the lax world knows me as Foss. I gained popularity on Instagram about five years ago for my stringing and dyeing work I would post, and in 2019, I opened my very own store […]

The Growth of Women’s Lacrosse Is Limitless

Kylie Ohlmiller women's lacrosse is limitless

When Taryn, my younger sister, and I would play in the backyard with our sticks as kids, we loved the limitless possibilities of the game. Lacrosse allowed us creativity in physical form, and the more we had our sticks in our hands, the more accustomed we would be to them, and thus the game would […]

Five Lacrosse Rules Explained for Beginners

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For those who are just starting out in organized lacrosse, learning the rules and how they apply can be quite the task. So, we’ve broken down five lacrosse rules that are a little more complicated or nuanced for beginners to help bridge the knowledge gap and get new players up to speed faster. Five Lacrosse […]

Arizona Lacrosse: The State of the Sport

Arizona lacrosse

When imagining Arizona, one thinks of the Grand Canyon, the cascading water in Havasupai Falls, or even Devils Bride in Sedona – these are some of the landmarks that represent our desert climate and triple-digit heat. Lacrosse might not be where your mind goes immediately when Arizona comes up. Moving to Arizona more than 18 […]

Iowa Lacrosse: The State of the Sport

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Yes, there’s lacrosse in Iowa, and it’s better than you probably think. The world is lacrosse is constantly growing. From Japan to Puerto Rico, we are always pleased to hear about its incredible international growth. As the game grows internationally, it also grows in America. Lacrosse has been big for years in traditional hotbeds like […]

How to Convince Your Friends to Play Lacrosse

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How can you convince your friends to play lacrosse? Growing the game is something many in the lacrosse community are passionate about, and that means convincing new people to pick up a stick and give the sport a shot. But with knowledge of lacrosse limited, especially in some places more than others, it can be […]

Detroit United Lacrosse: Growing The Game

Detroit United Lacrosse

The Detroit United Lacrosse Association is a citywide youth organization dedicated to developing student athletes of character and integrity who will serve as positive members of the community.  DETROIT UNITED LACROSSE: GROWING THE GAME Detroit, Michigan. It’s a place that elicits memories of the Bad Boys, the Russian Five, of Barry Sanders and Joe Louis. […]

Alaska: The Last Frontier for Lacrosse in the U.S.

Alaska

As we continue our mission to explore the field, we want to take a look at the lacrosse community in Anchorage, Alaska, more than 4,250 miles away from Powell’s office in Syracuse, New York. It might be hard to picture playing sports in a place many people might see as wild and untamed, but Alaskans […]

John Paul – Game Grower Spotlight

John "JP" Paul has been working to grow the game of lacrosse for years, so we asked him some questions about his time in the sport.

John Paul, or JP as most people know him, is this week’s featured guest on the Going Offsides Podcast. Game Grower Spotlight: John Paul Why did you attend Michigan? I transferred to Michigan as a junior. I started out at Albion College, but I wasn’t ready. I then worked for four years (while playing at […]

A Firsthand Account of the Growth & Development of Division II Lacrosse

Marty Ward, the head men's lacrosse coach at Florida Southern College, has witnessed the growth of Division II lacrosse as a player and coach.

Marty Ward is the head men’s lacrosse coach at Florida Southern College and has been involved with Division II lax for nearly two decades. He has witnessed the growth of Division II lacrosse firsthand since his playing days and now into his coaching career. We’re fortunate and proud to be welcoming new contributors to our […]