On June 1st begins a new era in the sport of Lacrosse. A new vision. A new alternative. A new opportunity. The Premier Lacrosse League will broadcast its inaugural season on NBC (and NBC Sports) as the greater lacrosse community watches with bated breath to observe. A happening of this magnitude happens when a true alternative is needed. Not just for the fans, but for the athletes who have dedicated their lives to the sport. Over the past few months, we’ve been lucky to have some incredible athletes come into the wood shop to discuss the changes that this new league will bring, and there’s no better way to prepare for this weekend than taking a look back. The PLL will give new life to those looking to ascend the ladder of modern lacrosse in order to bring it, and themselves to a new level in the realm of professional sports. Here’s what you need to know.
Archers Lacrosse Club.
Atlas Lacrosse Club.
Chaos Lacrosse Club.
Chrome Lacrosse Club.
Redwoods Lacrosse Club.
Whipsnakes Lacrosse Club.
On Saturday, we’ll be getting a double-header beginning at 1pm ET on NBC Sports Gold with Archers LC vs Chrome LC followed by Whipsnakes LC vs Chaos LC at 4pm ET. Atlas LC and Redwoods LC will do battle a day later on Sunday at 2pm ET, airing on NBCSN. Along with two WPLL games (WPLL Command vs WPLL Fire and WPLL Fight vs WPLL Pride will air on Saturday and Sunday, respectively) taking place as well, you could look at the action this weekend as an indicator of where the future is leading us in the sport of Lacrosse.
The entire industry is abuzz with talk of the Premier Lacrosse League and this era being ushered in. One of progress. One of change. More than anything, what I feel is that the fans are looking forward to the connection that’s made when you can spread something you love to people around you. To be able to walk into an establishment and be able to put a solid, thoroughly enjoyable product, representative of the best aspects of Lacrosse on the television, and open more eyes around you to the passion surrounding this sport we all love. Will you be watching?