Top 60 Lacrosse Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2021
1. Lacrosse All Stars
Boise, Idaho, US
LaxAllStars connects the worldwide lacrosse community with authentic storytelling, news coverage, reviews, broadcasts and original videos.
50.1K ⋅ 51.2K ⋅ 117.9K ⋅ 7 posts / week ⋅ Jul 2008 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
2. Adrenaline Lacrosse
San Diego, California, US
The Adrenaline blog is all about lacrosse events, clubs, tournaments, recruiting, and performance apparel. Written exclusively by our expert staff.
70.7K ⋅ 26.8K ⋅ 72.6K ⋅ 4 posts / quarter ⋅ May 2013 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
3. USA Lacrosse Magazine
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Lacrosse Magazine connects the sport’s community, educates players, coaches and officials, entertains fans and keeps the membership of USA Lacrosse informed.
55.2K ⋅ 80.6K ⋅ 1 post / week View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
The mission of Phillylacrosse.com is to promote enthusiasm and knowledge of the dynamic sport of lacrosse while acknowledging the many positive and unique contributions by student-athletes, their dedicated coaches, and the lacrosse leadership across the Philadelphia region.
2.6K ⋅ 10.9K ⋅ 6.2K ⋅ 4 posts / day View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
5. Inside Nova
InsideNoVa is Northern Virginia’s top source for breaking news on high school sports scores of Lacrosse.
102.4K ⋅ 123.2K ⋅ 4.4K ⋅ 1 post / month View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
6. MGO Blog | Lacrosse Blog
Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
The internet’s premier Michigan blog. Covering everything related to Lacrosse. Follow to stay updated.
9.2K ⋅ 58.4K ⋅ 1.5K ⋅ 1 post / quarter ⋅ Apr 2010 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
7. Inside Lacrosse
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Inside Lacrosse is a trusted and largest source of lacrosse coverage, score, analysis, stats data, recruiting data, and participation events in the sport.
770 ⋅ 4 posts / week View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
8. The Daily Northwestern | Lacrosse Blog
Evanston, Illinois, US
Northwestern University and Evanston’s Only Daily News Source about Lacrosse and everything related to it Since 1881.
12.2K ⋅ 22.8K ⋅ 1.6K ⋅ 1 post / quarter ⋅ Feb 2010 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
9. Lynn Fighting Knights » Men’s Lacrosse
Boca Raton, Florida, US
An exemplary athletic experience and a degree for every student-athlete to prepare them for lifelong success.
4.5K ⋅ 5.5K ⋅ 1 post / quarter ⋅ Jan 2013 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
10. College Crosse
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
All the lacrosse news you can handle and plenty more! A lacrosse news and analysis website.
470 ⋅ 9.1K ⋅ 1 post / week ⋅ Oct 2010 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
11. Long Island Lacrosse Journal
A blog featuring news, stories, and everything Lacrosse. Long Island Lacrosse Journal brings professional coverage & experiences to high school lacrosse.
770 ⋅ 5 posts / week View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
12. Lax Goalie Rat
The best online resource for Lacrosse goalies. Coach Damon provides his lacrosse goalie tips, drills, and advice for young goalies, coaches, and parents.
2K ⋅ 762 ⋅ 3.6K ⋅ 1 post / week ⋅ Sep 2015 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
13. Captain-Lax : The European Lacrosse Blog
All news around lacrosse with a lacrosse event and lacrosse picture corner.
2.2K ⋅ 706 ⋅ Apr 2011 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
The Home of Massachusetts Lacrosse. We connect readers and fans to the incredible players, games and stories in Massachusetts.
1.9K ⋅ 6.7K ⋅ 13 posts / quarter ⋅ Apr 2015 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
15. Harlem Lacrosse
New York City, New York, US
Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership is a school-based non-profit organization that provides academic intervention, leadership training, and lacrosse to at-risk youth.
2.8K ⋅ 2.9K ⋅ 1 post / quarter ⋅ Aug 2011 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
16. Blue Star Lacrosse
Princeton, New Jersey, US
The Leader in Lacrosse Development brings a new, streamlined, effective way to deliver what lacrosse players & families need & want.
1.7K ⋅ 2.5K ⋅ 1 post / month View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
17. Head Rock Lacrosse
Hyattsville, Maryland, US
The only lacrosse training weight that accurately simulates the feel of the ball in the pocket near the shooting strings causing the head to rock.
116 ⋅ 298 ⋅ 925 ⋅ 1 post / month View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
The Blog at LacrosseGoalieTips.com is full of Lacrosse Goalie specific advice curated over twenty years of lacrosse coaching.
2.3K ⋅ 401 ⋅ 6 posts / month ⋅ Jun 2007 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
19. The Growth Blog – Chronicling the Growth of the Sport of Lacrosse
Chronicling the Growth of the Sport of Lacrosse. Check out for a detailed look at the growth of lacrosse at all levels.
2K ⋅ 2 posts / month ⋅ Feb 2010 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
20. BEHIND THE WHISTLE
Grand Lake, Colorado, US
The official blog of the IWLCA. We are a membership-led professional association representing collegiate women’s lacrosse coaches within DI, II & III of the NCAA, and the NAIA.
12K ⋅ 7.5K ⋅ 1 post / week ⋅ Jan 2016 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
21. Bend Lacrosse
Bend, Oregon, US
Developing the character of Bend student-athletes through the sport of Lacrosse.
407 ⋅ 32 ⋅ 467 ⋅ 1 post / year ⋅ Jan 2017 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
22. Oakland Lacrosse Club
Oakland, California, US
Through lacrosse we support Oakland Public School students in becoming healthy, confident, and self empowered youth who effectively navigate systems, overcome challenges, and achieve their education, and life goals.
749 ⋅ 134 ⋅ 614 ⋅ 6 posts / year ⋅ Sep 2015 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
23. Laxachusetts Girls Lacrosse
Laxachusetts is a highly competitive lacrosse club for student-athletes in Massachusetts. LXC provides a positive environment where players can grow and develop their lacrosse skills and learn the game of lacrosse while developing leadership, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
1K ⋅ 1 post / week ⋅ Sep 2014 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
24. Florida Lacrosse News
We cover boys and girls FHSAA lacrosse as well as high school club lacrosse. We feature coverage and stories from Florida’s men’s and women’s collegiate lacrosse.
2.6K ⋅ 4.7K ⋅ 1 post / day View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
25. Lacrosse Pal
Best Lacrosse Equipment Reviewed on this blog. Follow to stay updated.
1 post / quarter View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
26. PrimeTime Lacrosse
Massachusetts Boys and Girls Lacrosse Camps, Clinics, Vacation Clinics, Learn to Play, League and the PrimeTime Sports Center
5.8K ⋅ 11 posts / quarter View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
27. Times Tribune |Lacrosse Blogs
Scranton, Pennsylvania, US
Largest news team brings you breaking news and entertaining info from the region and beyond about the Famous sports Lacrosse.
38K ⋅ 40.4K ⋅ 1 post / day ⋅ Mar 2013 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
28. US Lacrosse
Sparks Glencoe, Maryland, US
Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game
100.9K ⋅ 31 ⋅ 175.3K ⋅ 30 posts / year ⋅ Feb 2010 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
29. National Lacrosse League
The official source for all National Lacrosse League news, statistics, teams, schedules, and video. Check back daily for video highlights and updated stats.
136.8K ⋅ 49.2K ⋅ 91.9K ⋅ 6 posts / year View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
30. Thompson Brothers Lacrosse
Brothers dedicated to being the best in Lacrosse and teaching the youth of America that your dreams are attainable!
31.2K ⋅ 12.1K ⋅ Nov 2015 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
31. New York Lizards Blog
Long Island City, New York, US
The New York Lizards Blog is all about information about Lacrosse and Lacrosse Events
23.8K ⋅ 22.4K ⋅ Mar 2015 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
The premier lacrosse resource for lacrosse plays, lacrosse drills, and lacrosse news.
Mar 2009 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
33. Plymouth State University Athletics Men’s Lacrosse
Plymouth, New Hampshire, US
Welcome to Panther Athletics and Sports Information
3.6K ⋅ 4.4K View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
34. Daily Trojan | Women’s Lacrosse Blog
Los Angeles, California, US
This blog posts about the Women’s Lacrosse Team of Southern California.
17.9K ⋅ 40.8K ⋅ 6.2K ⋅ 1 post / year ⋅ Feb 2013 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
35. Sask Lacrosse
Sask Lacrosse looks to promote, develop and administer all aspects of the game of lacrosse in Saskatchewan and to provide opportunities for the pursuit of excellence as well as life long participation.
3.7K ⋅ 688 ⋅ 1.3K ⋅ 1 post / quarter ⋅ Mar 2017 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
36. FLG Lacrosse
Huntington, New York, US
FLG Lacrosse helps college-bound Long Island lacrosse players improve lacrosse skills & be seen by college recruiters at special showcases & tournaments.
2.4K ⋅ 3.3K ⋅ 11.3K ⋅ 3 posts / quarter ⋅ Jan 2013 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
Top-rated lacrosse camps for boys & girls by GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps. We offer the finest LAX clinics in the country thanks to our highly trained coaches.Check here often to see the latest lacrosse news, tips and more from Gamebreaker LAX camps.
4K ⋅ 417 ⋅ 436 ⋅ 7 posts / year ⋅ Feb 2014 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
38. Georgia Swarm Lacrosse
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Official site of the Georgia Swarm Pro Lacrosse Team containing news, tickets, schedule and roster.
25.5K ⋅ 19.8K ⋅ 6 posts / year View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
39. OWLS Lacrosse
Chicago, Illinois, US
Dedicated to starting transformative lacrosse programs for inner-city schools and low-income communities.
666 ⋅ 1.2K ⋅ 1.3K ⋅ Jan 2017 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
40. LM Lax Training
Providing girls lacrosse goalie training for individuals, groups, and coaches in the Annapolis and Baltimore areas of Maryland.
189 ⋅ 515 ⋅ 2.7K ⋅ Jan 2017 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
41. NE Lax Blog
NELaxBlog specializes in covering and writing about everything lacrosse in New England.Our website has posted a variety of articles, interviews and gear reviews
297 ⋅ 2.5K ⋅ 436 ⋅ Jan 2013 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
42. Epoch Women | Lacrosse Blog
The women’s game of lacrosse is constantly changing and evolving with new styles of play and new rules. Epoch women encompasses all we know and love about the sport of lacrosse and the community we share.
185 ⋅ 2.7K ⋅ Jun 2017 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
43. Exaro Sports Lacrosse Blog
Centennial, Colorado, US
The Exaro Sports lacrosse blog offers a unique insight into lacrosse training, lacrosse coaching and what it takes to be the best player possible.
280 ⋅ 244 ⋅ 901 ⋅ Mar 2016 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
44. NLL Chatter
Waterdown, Ontario, Canada
Opinions and insights on the National Lacrosse League from a long-time fan’s point of view.
810 ⋅ 1.3K ⋅ 3 posts / year ⋅ Dec 2011 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
45. KDJ | Boys Lacrosse Blog
This blog Post updates about Boys Lacrosse written by Kevin Devaney Jr.
316 ⋅ 18.4K ⋅ Mar 2018 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
46. Foundation Lacrosse
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Committed to providing the best position-specific resources and training for lacrosse goalies in the Greater Philadelphia and beyond.
433 ⋅ 197 ⋅ 1.6K ⋅ Nov 2016 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
47. Dodgers Lacrosse & Field Hockey Club
The Dodgers Lacrosse program seeks to build community by engaging players, coaches, and parents/guardians in a shared life-enhancing experience. We believe that participation in athletics affords young women the opportunity to safely learn lessons they will benefit from throughout their lifetime.
533 ⋅ 917 ⋅ Oct 2015 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
48. Triangle Lacrosse Forum
North Carolina Lacrosse News, Information, and Chatter! he Triangle Lacrosse forum has served as a center of information for the North Carolina lacrosse community for over a decade.
Sep 2015 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
49. Off Ball Lax
I’ve had the privilege to coach high school boys lacrosse for over 15 years. During that time I learned a lot of lessons, experienced a number of highs and lows, and accumulated a lot of great coaching tips and tricks.
136 ⋅ 112 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
50. Edge Lacrosse Training
Timonium, Maryland, US
Edge Lacrosse Training is a training company designed for lacrosse players looking to improve in any aspect of the game.
425 ⋅ Dec 2016 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
51. DU Clarion | Lacrosse Blog
Denver, Colorado, US
The Clarion is the official student news source of the University of Denver. It has served as the voice of the Pioneers since 1899. This lacrosse blog will keep you update about everything related to Lacrosse.
2.7K ⋅ 1.9K ⋅ 1.2K ⋅ 13 posts / year ⋅ Jan 2015 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
52. Philadelphia Wings | Lacrosse Blog
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
The official website of the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League is your source for Wings news, tickets, merchandise and more.
6.8K ⋅ 9.4K ⋅ Aug 2018 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
53. The Sports Page | Girls Lacrosse Blog
Franklin, Pennsylvania, US
Mid Penn Broadcasting provides play-by-play of High School Football and Basketball games of the Greencastle. This sports page blog covers high school girls lacrosse games with stories, news, scored etc.
1K ⋅ 606 ⋅ 18 posts / year ⋅ Mar 2018 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
54. Alpha Lacrosse
Encinitas, California, US
A true Alpha stays up-to-date with the latest lacrosse news including the players of the week, videos on how to play lacrosse, and more!
1.8K ⋅ 629 ⋅ 10.9K ⋅ Nov 2015 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
55. EXACT Sports | Lacrosse Blog
Our organization has a long history of working with and researching youth and athlete development. Since then, we’ve developed new behavioral assessments and tools and expanded to work with organizations Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and other sports.
11K ⋅ 6K ⋅ 3.4K View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
56. Hofstra University | Women’s Lacrosse News Blog
Hempstead, New York, US
The official Hofstra University blog updates about Women Lacrosse team and every news related to it.
25.3K ⋅ 19.5K ⋅ 1 post / year ⋅ Jun 2013 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
57. The Daily Free Press | Lacrosse Blog
Boston, Massachusetts, US
The Independent Student Newspaper at Boston University posts updates about Lacrosse.
3.6K ⋅ 8.7K ⋅ Feb 2009 View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
2019 Women’s Lacrosse Spring Break Blog
Follow the Women’s Lacrosse team as they travel to Ohio for 2019 Spring Break!
Hey there Spring Breakers! One last blog post from your favorite Women’s Lacrosse team. Today we finally ended our adventure in Ohio! Started the day at 9 am headed to Capital where we won in a gnarly battle. Coming back from being down by 6, we ended up winning the game 18-10, thanks to some incredible defensive and offensive plays, like Payton’s kneeling goal. After the game we headed straight to the airport only to find out our flight was delayed 2 hours which was going to cause us to miss our connecting flight…. not ideal. Luckily the amazing people at Southwest called in a plane change request since 26 people were going to miss the flight. The request was accepted and our delay ended up only being 30 minutes (THANK YOU SOUTHWEST EMPLOYEES AT THE COLUMBUS AIRPORT, You da real MVPs). With plenty of time to spare, we celebrated Sarah’s birthday with a lava cake at Chili’s in the airport. After an extremely turbulent flight, the Lynx made a pit stop in Chicago, where half the team made a run for the frozen yogurt while the others got Dunkin or the famous Chicago pizza puff we’ve been hearing about. Finally, around 9:30pm, we all made it home safely. We are looking forward to our 2 days off before returning to practice on Tuesday. Can’t say we will miss Ohio but we are so thankful for all the memories created in the Birthplace of Aviation!! Until next year Lynx fans…. #RollLynx
Kaylin Ryan ‘19
Madison Rubino ‘20
Baylee Barker ‘22
Gooooood Morning Ohio! The Rhodes Lynx enjoyed a fun filled day of exploring the busy North Market on International Women’s Day! One of the best things about our team is how we support each other unconditionally and treat the success of one strong woman, as success for the whole (shout out to senior Elizabeth Gaudio on finding out she landed a HUGE job offer for next year working with the Medical Director at Methodist!!!!!!!!!!!!). The North Market included trying fun and new exciting foods like Pad Thai and spiced olive oils and topping it off with some delicious ‘Froze’ ice cream. Daly, a huge Guy Fieri fan, was able to try the exact kind of Momo (a type of South Asian dumpling) that Guy tried on one of his food shows as well. You could say we were feeling full after this trip where we hardly stopped eating for almost two hours #notpregnantjusteatinggood. We then made our way back to the hotel for some much needed naps, Netflix and homework time. Several hours later once the food comas had subsided, we had dinner from Olive Garden and came together one last time in Penthouse 338 to watch film. After film we all went back to our rooms to pack, as it is our last night in Ohio. Everyone’s getting to bed early tonight for our 11:30am EST game tomorrow against Capital. Tune in for some breathtaking lacrosse! #fueltheferarri
Daly Colarossi ‘19
Price Campbell ‘21
Sarah Delahunt ‘22
Pendo Mugofwa ‘22
Hey there Spring Breakers! Today is GAME DAY in Ohio, finally! We started our day off with a nice hearty round of Jason’s Deli… had to fuel up for the game. Lauren and Daly decided to cap off lunch with a mini snowball fight outside… jury is still out on who was victorious. Next we trekked on to Granville, where we took on Denison. We are happy to report it was above 30 degrees today and it remained in “feels like” double digits the entire time. It was a tough game and we worked our hardest as a team, playing to an entirely new level and setting some killer expectations for the rest of the season. Even though the game did not end in our favor we came out with big energy and a big record breaking performance by Lauren who broke the school record for number of saves in a single game. Post game and showers we hit the hot tub at the hotel for some much needed recovery. After a wholesome meal from Donatos, we said goodbye to our lovely families who came to pay us a visit and snuggled up into our beds. That’s all for today folks Happy Thursday! #RollLynx
Taylor Ansel ‘19
KK Mulholland ’21
Mallika Rao ‘20
Meghan Weatherly ‘22
Hey there spring breakers! We’re back and better than ever for day three! After a good film session in the hotel this morning we stopped at our go-to lunch spot on road trips, Panera, before heading to practice. The perfect place for a warm lunch on a cold day. And even though we eat here a lot (like multiple times a month a lot) Panera never gets old and always delivers.
After Panera we headed over to Capital University for practice. We braved the brutally cold weather… we’re talking 22 degrees, feels like 9 degrees brutally cold weather (we were told this was SPRING Break…???). Coach kept us moving and we were in and out in an hour. We got back to the hotel and hit the hot tub to warm up! Some of the crew went with Coach Hafdell to stock up on snacks for the rooms to get us through rest of the week. We’re sad to report that the Garden Salsa Sun Chips and Twizzlers did not make it past day 1. Word on the street is that there were multiple packs of Oreos purchased which leads us to believe there will be an Oreo Cookie Face Challenge in the near future, stay tuned.
This evening we ate some soup, salad and fancy grilled cheeses from Melt (their menu is INSANE! And it was definitely worth the wait) in preparation for our game tomorrow. Catch us back in action tomorrow as we take on Denison at 4:30pm EST. #RollLynx
Annika Hedlund ‘19
Katie Clark ‘20
Emily Washburne ‘22
Aidan Pike ‘22
Hello again Spring Breakers!! We had a fun filled day in beautiful Ohio (ps. it is still freezing). Unfortunately, our game was cancelled because of the -9 forecast, but we filled the day with fun activities.
We started the day with team lunch at Jason’s Deli (free ice cream….yum). Then, we headed over to Top Golf where we split up into teams and the competition was on. Lauren, Coach Meg, Annika, Katie Clark, Price and Aidan seemed to carry their teams with individual scores over 100, but in the end the Red team took home the W.
After a little bit of down time we headed to Breakout for some escape rooms!! The Black team soaked in some sun in the Island Escape room. All teams escaped and took celebratory pictures (see below). Unfortunately, (for everyone except Annika, Ansel, Katie Clark, Hannah, Izzy & Pendo) the Red team took home another victory on the day, escaping the fastest. Following that we picked up dinner and headed back to the hotel. We ate delicious Mexican food and have migrated back to Penthouse 338 to finish out the women-tell-episode of The Bachelor!
Tomorrow, we have a pretty chill day after practice so maybe we will hit the books, or maybe we will binge watch some Netflix who knows?? Stay tuned to find out! #vivalalynx
Casey Glick ‘19
Lauren Lazure ‘20
Teasha Dogra ‘21
Izzy Parker ‘22
Hey there Spring Breakers! We had the perfect start to today this morning in Memphis. Sun was shining and all smiles from the team… especially because our flight was NOT at 6am this year. We boarded the plane headed to Baltimore and took full advantage of the stop by getting some yummy snacks (see the pictures). Boarded the plane again ready for spring break in Ohio. When we arrived there was snow on the ground, so obviously got in some good snowman building. We braved the arctic to help Coach Hafdell pick up dinner and then all came together in Penthouse 338 for a watch party of the VERY dramatic episode of The Bachelor. HE JUMPED THE FENCE! (Finally!!!!) We will be back tomorrow for the women-tell-all episode same time, same place. Jess was lame and chose to skip and watch Get Out instead (good movie, bad timing). All good attitudes and good fun for the start of our trip! Even though our game was cancelled against Oberlin, we can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store! Rolllll lynx!
Elizabeth Gaudio ‘19
Aubrey Gray ‘20
Hannah Swinerton ‘21
Payton Bennett ‘22
Blog – Lauderdale Lacrosse – Traveling Lacrosse Club Team (Landsharks)
Youth Shines in Talented Team USA Tryout Pool
by Megan Schneider Scott McCallMarie McCool is bidding for a spot on Team USA after helping North Carolina to the NCAA championship in May. SPARKS, Md. — Fresh off an MVP performance for the first-ever United Women’s Lacrosse League champion Long Island Sound, goalie Devon Wills, who was voted captain for a successful England tour with the U.S. …
From the Mag: No Quit in Coquitlam
by Corey McLaughlin Randy Daly A version of this article appears in the September/October issue of Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse. Become a member today and receive the magazine delivered right to your mailbox. Giving up the first six goals, and still trailing by a half dozen scores at halftime, was not part of The Blueprint. It …
High School Player Gives Back to First Stick
By Brian Logue Earlier this year, the US Lacrosse Foundation staff received a truly heartwarming letter. Jack Camp, a senior at Wayne Central (N.Y.) High School, sent in a note with a donation to the US Lacrosse First Stick Program. We can tell you what he said, but his own words say it all:My name is Jack Camp. I am a senior at Wayne Central High School in …
Lacrosse Gaining Steam Towards Olympics
by Brian Logue | @uslacrosse lazyllama / Shutterstock.com The 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil officially begin tonight with the Opening Ceremonies, and lacrosse will not be played. Earlier this week, it was announced that baseball, karate, skateboarding, softball, sport climbing and surfing will be added to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It’s …
Coaching Lessons Learned in Summer Lacrosse
By T.J. Buchanan Scott McCall I’ve spent approximately 30 of the last 40 days in June and July on the sidelines of lacrosse tournaments and have watched nearly 200 high school level games. Here’s what I’ve learned from watching teams of varying talent levels, some loaded with Division I commits, and some without a single athlete being …
The Whys of Multisport Participation
By Kate Leavell | @kateleavell Gani Pinero You’re hearing it. The message is getting through to parents – Multi-sport athletes get recruited more than specialized athletes. Multi-sport athletes get injured less. Multi-sport is the way to go. Ooh, that athlete we love was also was a multi-sport athlete! But what does that mean and why? What if …
Six Do’s and Don’ts for Youth Coaches
By Brian Logue Brian Logue There are a lot of coaches that know the X’s and O’s of the game, but for youth sports coaches, that’s at best a starting point. If you want to be a successful youth coach, you need to keep your players engaged, and you need to pay attention to the signals your team is taking from you. Here are six do’s …
Wall Ball Challenge Tops $20,000 for First Stick Program
By Brian Logue SPARKS, Md. — The US Lacrosse #WallBallChallenge has already raised more than $ 20,000 for the US Lacrosse First Stick Program in its first month. The challenge encourages lacrosse players to use the US Lacrosse Wall Ball app, powered by SNYPR and sponsored by LaxWorld, and secure sponsors for donations to the First Stick Program. …
Late Bloomer Foley Now on Team USA
by Patrick Stevens Brian SchneiderThe following article originally appeared in the June issue of Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse. Become a member today and receive the magazine delivered right to your mailbox.Patrick Foley can still remember some of the less flattering feedback he received when he made it clear he would pursue a …
A Perspective from Japan
by Joe Okamoto Joe Okamoto, seen here with his Hanshin Ensen Lacrosse Party (HELP) team in Japan, spent the past few weeks as an executive intern with US Lacrosse. He shares his lacrosse experience.Twenty-six years ago, I was an ordinary 5-year old boy in New Orleans longing to be like Michael Jordan. Lacrosse was not even on my list of interests. After a …
Nation United Summit & Play Day – Nation United Lacrosse
While playing at Nation United’s 2020 Summit games at the US Lacrosse Headquarters last month, I was asked a pretty simple question by my opponent, “What even is this team?” Without going into too much detail, I responded, “It’s a mix of girls from different club teams playing as one to promote diversity in the sport of lacrosse.”
Although what I said was true, Nations United is so much more than that! [Last month], I was welcomed into a sisterhood. For the first time, I was a part of a team where I can look to my left and right and see girls who look like me; I can look to the sidelines and see coaches that look like me. This is something very uncommon in the lacrosse world, but it is particularly important. [Last month], we made a statement and will continue to do so as ambassadors of the game. Our goal is to welcome minorities into the sport and show them that lacrosse is for everyone, although it may not seem that way.
We started off the weekend with the much-anticipated gear drop. We walked into the conference room and found our name cards. In front of the name cards were our brand-new Nike uniform, t-shirt, hat, warm up long-sleeve, itinerary, and a white cardstock paper titled “Strength in the Sisterhood.” Our remarkable coaches Artie West and Jenny Vela emphasized from the first day that the importance of the weekend was not to just play lacrosse but to build the sisterhood and embrace each other as strong minority women in the sport of lacrosse. During this meeting we met our new sisters—some coming from as far as Tennessee, Georgia, and California. We finished the night pumped to play the next day and change the game together.
The next day was an early morning. We got dressed, grabbed some breakfast, and headed to the field for our 8:30am session. We started the day with your basic warm up and stick skills. Then we got into up-field transition passing, 4v3s, and finished with a scrimmage. This was the first time most of us had played together, but everyone was focused on playing FOR each other. What may have seemed like simple lacrosse drills was accentuated by the atmosphere with the clinks of sticks and encouraging “YEAAAA nice shot!,” or “You got it! Stay with!” From the start, Nations created a welcoming environment which was evident on and off the field.
(Photo Courtesy: Nation United)
After leaving our first session, we headed to a Mental Fitness workshop hosted by Dr. Jenkins, a Sport Psychologist. He broke down a high-performance pyramid and explained the importance of not only being physically fit but mentally fit. In these times, mental health is something very serious and cannot be ignored. Nations has provided all its players with the resources to support our mental wellness to be the best athletes we can be.
Following this workshop, we had lunch and then got into our community service project. As ambassadors, our goal is not only to make our sport better but to make our world better. We formed groups according to where we’re from and began brainstorming ideas to help our communities. My group decided to hold a sports gear drive in each of our locations and then host a free clinic with the gear we collected. We want those who don’t have the opportunity to play lacrosse financially or because of their location to get the chance to play for free. We even thought of making it Halloween-themed and having a costume contest just to put some extra smiles on the kids’ faces.
We headed back to the field for a 2:00pm session coached by two special guests: Megan Douty and Gussie Johns, who are both on the U.S. women’s national team. They shared a few new drills and insightful feedback to help us improve individually and as a team. They are great players to look up to and it was a pleasure to be coached by them.
Around 5:00pm, we finished our community service ideas and had a recruiting talk. We then had dinner and were able to mingle with our new teammates.
Following dinner, we had a roundtable discussion on diversity and inclusion in lacrosse. The discussion was filled with firsthand experiences that were honestly heartbreaking; stories where white friends demoralized our blackness and instances where we became the spokesperson for all minorities due to being the only minority on our team or in a classroom. We shared our concerns with the current state of our world and discussed what we can do to make it better. We discussed how to approach these situations and educate instead of arguing. Those who were not minorities in the room expressed how they can be an ally and help us voice our message. This discussion brought us all closer together on a level that none of our other lacrosse teams have achieved. Jenny and Artie showed their support and made us all aware they would be there for us in a way other coaches may not have been.
(Photo Courtesy: Nation United)
The next morning was our last day but most importantly, game day. We got to the field, warmed up, and then it was go time! We played our first game against East Coast Select; final score, 12-0. There were some beautiful transitions and strong shot selections. The second game was against Big 4HHH and was well-fought, but ended in a tie 7-7.
These games were not about wins and losses. Nations United was broadcasted all over social media. We showed everyone that we are strong minority women, and we can play, and we play hard! A team where the minority are the majority made a statement and we will continue to change the game.
The weekend was unbelievable! I was inspired by all the women around me to be better on and off the field. We were all brought together by lacrosse, but connected on so many other levels. From community service to diversifying the game, this sisterhood will be the positive change we see in this world. Thank you for this amazing weekend and giving me the platform to educate and inspire others. Go Nation!
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How to limit your child’s risk for sports injuries
Parents with children who play sports know that sports injuries come with the territory.
Most such injuries are relatively minor. Bumps and bruises are common in contact sports. Sprains and strains occur in every activity. More serious sports injuries run the gamut from pulled muscles and broken bones to concussions.
And here’s something you might not know. According to data collected by the National SAFE KIDS Campaign and the American Academy of Pediatrics, 62% of youth sports injuries occur during practice.
There are no guarantees your child will have an injury-free sports career. But kids can minimize risk by following safety rules for their sport and warming up properly before every workout.
Food, water and technique
“Some things you should do to prevent injuries are the same in every sport,” said Bradley Yates, an athletic trainer with OSF HealthCare. “Eat right. Stay hydrated. And try your hardest to use the proper technique. If you’re not doing those three, you are setting yourself up for failure.”
Help prevent soft-tissue injuries by making sure your child eats a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of minerals, proteins and vitamins. Natural foods are best.
Drink plenty of water. The American Council on Exercise emphasizes the importance of hydrating before, during and after athletic activity.
Practicing proper technique is especially important to avoiding injury in contact sports. Bradley cited football as an example.
“It’s a high-impact sport. But if you block and tackle the right way, leading with your shoulder instead of your head, you will limit your chances of getting hurt,” he said. “Listen to your coaches. There’s a reason they tell you to do it a certain way – so you don’t injure yourself.”
Use proper equipment
Make sure your child is properly equipped for their sport. Helmets with facemasks for football, ice hockey, lacrosse basketball and softball. Shin guards for soccer. Some positions – baseball/softball catchers and ice hockey goalies, for example – require additional equipment.
Check what is mandated, and make sure the equipment meets safety regulations. Reputable governing bodies for youth sports – such as state high school activity associations – spell out requirements in detail.
And don’t ignore the shoes.
“Every individual is different,” said Brandi Peters, also an athletic trainer for OSF HealthCare. “Some people put more pressure on the inside of their feet, others on the outside. Companies today make shoes to compensate for that. It can be pricey, but you want to have shoes that give your feet good ankle support.”
Warm up before every workout
When it’s time to practice, always start with stretching exercises. It’s not a bad idea to finish your workout with a good stretch as well.
“I have athletes do a more dynamic routine before the workout and static exercises afterwards,” Brandi said. “A dynamic routine would include things like high-knee action and butt-kicks. An example of a static exercise would be reaching down for your toes for 30 seconds to stretch your hamstrings.”
Your child’s specific warmup routine depends on the sport. They should prepare the most-often used muscles for the particular activity.
Runners tend to focus on their lower body – hamstrings, quadriceps, groin, calves, etc. Swimmers might spend more time warming up their arms and shoulders. Basketball and volleyball players balance stretching between upper and lower body. And so on.
It’s also a good idea to stretch every day, even if not practicing or competing. If your child has suffered a previous injury, they should spend additional time on the injured area.
“You’re more likely to reinjure that area. Strengthening that area in advance can help prevent a recurrence,” Bradley said.
Don’t push too hard too fast
Workouts that are too strenuous or prolonged can cause lasting damage. Your child is growing. Their bodies are not fully mature.
“Some parents look at their junior high kids as small adults, but they’re still growing,” Brandi said. “Having them lift heavy weights and do high impact workouts can put them at risk for injuries. Don’t push them too hard too fast.”
Brandi and Bradley both encourage kids to play multiple sports. Try to avoid specializing until they’re older. Even then, they need an off-season.
“It’s a big risk for a kid to play the same sport year-round,” Bradley said. “They’re at higher risk for chronic injuries that can affect them into adulthood. Tendinitis is one example, but there’s also the risk of tendon failure and rupture.
“Every muscle group or tendon has a certain amount of lifetime. If you use it constantly, it will fatigue faster. Spread the work around your body.”
And look out for activities that rely on repetitive motion, Brandi said.
“If you’re a pitcher, don’t pitch year-round. Give your shoulder and elbow a break,” she said. “Take time off or do a different sport so you’re not doing the same exertion over and over.
“But you can still stretch every day.”
When to seek medical care
If your child does get injured, Bradley said, use the acronym “RICE” as a baseline guide:
- R – Rest
- I – Ice to limit swelling
- C – Compression after the ice is removed
- E – Elevate the injured body part above the heart
If the pain continues, or if the injury does not appear to be healing, seek medical attention. For more serious sports injuries, especially if a concussion is possible, seek medical help immediately.
OSF OnCall Urgent Care is a robust system that is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day and also offers virtual visits with a provider 24/7.
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LaxLessons.com | December 23, 2018
One of the leading Class of 2020 goaltenders on Long Island will be playing his college lacrosse in Maryland. Bay Shore HS standout Jayson Tingue, who joined the varsity team as an eighth-grader, has just verballed to UMBC. Tingue is an athletic player with good anticipation who is a strong stopper, including on shots from […]
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LaxLessons.com | December 16, 2018
Four Division I collegiate programs have just picked up commitments from standouts from Long Island, upstate New York and New Jersey. Here’s the rundown: West Genesee (NY) goaltender Luke Staudt (left) to Loyola. The poised, polished 6-foot, 180-pound Staudt became the first freshman starting goalie in coach Mike Messere’s tenure. Delbarton (NJ) midfielder Jack Cerza to […]
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LaxLessons.com | December 8, 2018
We have a half-dozen new Class of 2020 verbals to report in this update, so let’s get right to them: John Jay HS (NY) midfielder Luke Mercer to Fairfield University. Mercer is a versatile two-way player. Salisbury (CT) defenseman/longstick midfielder Caden Kol to Syracuse. Kol is a polished and physical player whose verbal comes after mid-October […]
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LaxLessons.com | December 2, 2018
One of the top junior defenders in Fairfield County has just made his big decision. Literally. Ridgefield High School Class of 2020 “Tower of Power” Jack Dowd is 6-foot-3, 210 pounds and known for his aggressive style of play and hard hits. Dowd, aka “The Mountain,” will be taking his shutdown defensive game to Lafayette […]
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LaxLessons.com | December 1, 2018
It’s just over 40 miles from Marist College’s campus off Route 9 in Poughkeepsie to Yorktown High School in Northern Westchester. And it’s a trip a growing number of college-bound Husker standouts have decided to take through the years. The latest to decide on making that move is defenseman Eddie Capone. The 6-foot, 210-pound Capone […]
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LaxLessons.com | November 25, 2018
One of the top junior faceoff middies in Connecticut has just made Michigan his choice. Justin Wietfeldt of FCIAC power New Canaan is especially effective at winning clamps and triggering fastbreaks. He has a good array of offensive moves to go along with a high lax IQ. Wietfeldt is Michigan’s first Class of 2020 tristate […]
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LaxLessons.com | November 18, 2018
Will a rising tide lift all boats and can Major League Lacrosse survive amid the launch of a second summer league? Those are two of the main questions surrounding the new venture masterminded by Paul Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League. The league’s inaugural season is set to debut June 1, 2019. The first season is set […]
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LaxLessons.com | November 14, 2018
On your mark. Get set. Sign! National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week lasts from Wednesday, Nov. 14 to Wednesday, Nov. 21. Be sure to send your signing photos to [email protected] or directly to Joe Lombardi at [email protected]. Here’s a college-by-college rundown of Division I commitments for tristate members of the Class of 2019. AIR […]
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LaxLessons.com | November 12, 2018
One of the top high school boys lacrosse programs in New York has just seen its first Class of 2020 standout give a verbal. Athletic midfielder Tim O’Callaghan of Yorktown High School has committed to the admissions process at the College of Holy Cross. His commitment gives Holy Cross its first junior verbal from the tristate area. […]
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LaxLessons.com | November 11, 2018
The start of Fall Signing Week for the Class of 2019 is now just days away, but we’ve seen a flurry of commitments with the Class of 2020. Before we run down those new junior verbals, we do have some news involving the senior class. Brunswick (CT) goaltender Christian Barnard has switched his verbal from […]
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LaxLessons.com | November 9, 2018
A new study focusing on collegiate men’s lacrosse is raising questions about the impact of hits to the head even if a player isn’t diagnosed with a concussion. Researchers at NYIT in Old Westbury, partnering with the Center for Sports Medicine, monitored 10 players this past spring during the team’s 18-game season to monitor how […]
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LaxLessons.com | November 3, 2018
We have four new verbals in this new update, including two from the Class of 2020. We start in the Hudson Valley where Mamaroneck HS (NY) defenseman Michael Bennett has committed to Fairfield. Bennett is an aggressive, takeaway defender. He’s Fairfield’s second junior commit from the tristate region, joining Cold Spring Harbor (NY) midfielder Brady Strough. […]
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LaxLessons.com | October 29, 2018
We have two new Class of 2019 commitments as we draw closer to National Letter of Intent Signing Week on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Our first comes from upstate New York where Albany Academy defenseman Mitchell Jones decided on Rutgers. He’s AA’s second senior commit, joining Manhattan College-bound midfielder Blake Van Epps. Rutgers now has four […]
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LaxLessons.com | October 27, 2018
One of the top Class of 2020 prep school standouts in New England has made his college choice. Skilled attackman Patrick McIntosh of the Salisbury School (CT) has just verballed to Virginia. McIntosh is a skilled lefty playmaker with strong and accurate shot. He’s Salisbury’s fourth junior commit, joining: Miles Bollman, Michigan, defense; Jack Neill, Villanova, […]
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LaxLessons.com | October 25, 2018
One of the tristate’s top junior middies has just verballed to Virginia. Jack Walshe of St. Anthony’s (NY) is a two-way talent and stronger shooter. St. Anthony’s now has eight 2020 commits, with the others being: Dylan D’Agostino, Army, midfield; Aidan Danenza, Duke, midfield; Robert McGee, Penn State, midfield; Jack Naso, Virginia, faceoff/midfield (decommitted from Boston […]
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90,000 How to make a good and popular blog about lacrosse? – Blogopark – Blogs
One of the fans of the lacrosse blog suggested discussing this blog. Let’s try 🙂
In order, from simple to complex.
1. Blog title, subtitle
“Lacrosse, Blog about one of the most dynamic games in the world.”
There is something to think about. Not bad, but not bright. I would remove the “one of” turnover. What else is good about lacrosse? “Dynamically.Young. Passionately “, for example? 🙂 Or” Dynamics. Youth. Passion “:)
2. Blog picture
The black and white version is not very eye-catching. And if a person does not know what lacrosse is, then the picture will not tell him anything.
3. Pictures for posts
It’s worth understanding how to edit pictures.
Approximately uniform size desirable. At least not too big or too small for sure.
The PicPick program (downloadable, free) is usually enough for me. You can also look for other programs in the Club of Blogs Lovers, we have made many posts about this.
4. Understand the tag (or tags)
The tag mentioned in the blog comments most likely belongs to the “Other Sports” section. And then you need to attach a post to this section.
And if there is no such tag yet, you can ask to add the NLL Lacrosse League tag.
5. Make brighter statuses about your posts
“The Cody Jamison Way” – does not tell anyone yet.
The blog already has a couple of fans. So retweets of flashy statuses can be beneficial.
6. Media posts (pictures, videos, photos)
The tag “lacrosse” now has exactly two posts.And these are the videos in the blog “Have you seen this?”, Which were posted once a year.
It is interesting that there these posts gained their several dozen pluses. So people are interested in pictures about lacrosse. Maybe funny at first.
Amusing moments. Or “10 cool macho lacrosse”, for example. 🙂 Or touching – “How children learn to play lacrosse.”
7.What blog to take an example from
It seems to me that the most suitable one is the blog “On Chess”.Also recently launched, also about a rare sport for the Tribune.
And the author does not do anything supernatural there, actually. 🙂
Your stories, observations, emotions plus copy-paste.
About lacrosse, almost certainly none of the active users – does not track texts in Russian. You can collect all the most interesting from all over the Runet. (If, of course, they write about lacrosse in Russian.)
So far, the posts about lacrosse on this blog lack personal point of view, experience, emotions.
“I’m a lacrosse fan – and I’m happy” 🙂 And tell me why it’s great.
You can also think about what topics can become controversial. What is there to argue about on this blog?
“Why does Russia need American lacrosse”, for example. 🙂
“10 reasons to root for lacrosse.”
You can try to submit informative posts more interestingly.
For example, call the author of a hockey blog to the company and make a joint post:
Hockey & Lacrosse Spot 10 Differences.
In general, hockey fans are a good audience. Surely there will be those who are interested in such “cool hockey”. It would be great to make friends with the authors and active readers of the Hockey Tribune. You can try to make a series of such comparative posts. About NHL and NLL, for example.
The blog already has a couple of fans. Why not watch something together? If not an online match (since the league is American, it is hardly a convenient time), then some short program or selection.
Overall – of course, a lacrosse blog can be made good and popular.
Perseverance, patience, resourcefulness, creativity and faith are required from the author. 🙂
Read: New blog by Pavel Bure
Legend of Russian and world hockey Pavel Bure became the author of NHL.com/ru. He will share his thoughts on the most important events during the season in the author’s column on our website.
This week Bure recalls how his adaptation in the NHL took place and shares his opinion on the successes Artemiy Panarin and Evgenia Kuznetsova :
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In hockey terms, it was much easier for me to adjust after moving to North America than in everyday life.That being said, I was very lucky.
At the time I moved to Vancouver, very few Russian hockey players were playing in the NHL. But in the “Vancouver Canucks” by that time my former partner in Moscow CSKA Igor Larionov had already played two seasons, who helped a lot after my arrival in Canada.
At first he even sheltered me at home, explained all the nuances of overseas life, so that I could quickly adapt to it. With Igor, it was much easier for me to adapt to the local life and mentality.Although without knowing the language, it was sometimes hard.
I still remember the interview I was sent to during the break of my first match for the Canucks. Everything happened live.
At that time I did not understand English at all and knew only two words: “yes” and “no”. So he stood there, blinking his eyes and trying to understand what was at stake. But this venture did not bring me much success. So I had to play a “guessing game” about where to say “yes” and where to say “no.”
In everyday life, in addition to language, the most difficult thing was to get used to food.After all, Russian food is completely different from what is eaten in North America. Although I tried McDonald’s before leaving for the NHL.
In the early days, apart from food, I also missed my family and friends very much.
At that time, there were practically no mobile phones or the Internet. It was impossible, as it is now, to make a video call via Skype at any moment. In addition, I did not have the opportunity to watch Russian TV channels. I had to confine myself only to the fact that my friends brought Russian books, which I read avidly.
HOCKEY ADAPTATION WAS GIVEN COMPARATELY EASY
As for hockey itself, it was quite easy for me to adapt on ice, because by the time I arrived in Vancouver as a 20-year-old boy, I had already played four seasons the main team of CSKA and from the age of 18 was a hockey player of the USSR national team, came out in the same top three with Sergei Makarov, Vladimir Krutov, the same Larionov.
This was a huge improvement compared to if I came from some junior league.At the same time, I was very warmly received at the Canucks, everyone was very friendly. An important point was the presence of Larionov, who could always suggest something at the right time.
I think I was very lucky to have the first head coach in North America.
Pat Quinn tried to put everything on the shelves for me. Even under the conditions of the language barrier, he managed to draw everything out on the board in such a way that I fully understood what scheme we would play in this or that match. And in those rare cases, when something was unclear to me, Igor came to the rescue, who retrained as a translator and, with his usual patience, thoroughly explained everything to me.
Most teams in the NHL at that time played in a simple “hit-and-run” pattern, when the puck was primitively thrown into the opponent’s zone and forechecked, pressing in a foreign zone. But I played in one line with one of the best passer in the history of hockey, a man who spent many years in the famous top five of CSKA.
It was much easier to play combination hockey with Larionov, because we left the same system and understood each other perfectly. I gradually got used to the local style of hockey.When I saw that instead of a pass there would be a throw into the opponent’s zone, I was already adjusting to this, rushing into the zone and trying to be the first on the puck.
HARDER TO PLAY IN NHL
It’s hard to say where it was harder to play, at home or in the NHL. Everywhere it was necessary to plow and give all the best to the fullest. Hockey was naturally very different.
In the NHL, the courts were smaller, and the speeds were faster. There were, by and large, the best hockey players in the world at that time, and frankly weak teams practically did not exist.There were no passing games, and each match had to be prepared in the most serious way. Therefore, I am still inclined to believe that it was harder to play in the NHL. At that time, we could have four matches in five days on the schedule, plus flights. The pleasure is still something.
Such things were canceled a long time ago, and when I first got into the NHL, it was normal. It was very difficult to withstand such loads. And the 82-match season itself, plus the playoffs, was pretty exhausting.
I think that now it is easier for young guys to adapt to the NHL than it was when I, Fedorov, Larionov, Mogilny and other pioneers arrived there.Then we practically did not travel abroad, sometimes we did not know the simplest things. And now it is easier for young people, because many of them learn the language and have the opportunity to visit different countries.
We were practically not allowed to leave the USSR, and when we managed to go somewhere, it was forbidden to communicate with foreigners. Therefore, it was more difficult for our generation to adapt to life in a new country. When I arrived in the NHL, our hockey players could be counted on one hand. I remember. as I waited with great impatience when the team, for which the Russian plays, will come to visit.It was a real holiday for me when the New Jersey Devils came to visit, for which my friend Alexey Kasatonov played at that time, or the Calgary Flames, where Makarov performed.
Then we did not prepare ourselves for the game in the NHL, because we could not even dream that we would ever be allowed to play there. And now many young talents are already planning to go overseas in advance and are systematically moving towards this.
VERY HAPPY FOR KUZNETSOV AND PANARIN, TIKHONOV WILL STILL EXPRESS HIMSELF
I am very happy for Artemy Panarin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, who managed to realize their dream, come to the NHL and open up there.Both are very talented, but natural data alone will not go far.
It took Kuznetsov some time to adapt to North American hockey, teammates, lifestyle in a new country for him. And no one doubted that he was a good hockey player. Wherever he played before moving to Washington, Zhenya was the leader. Someone needs more time to adapt, someone less. If Kuznetsov revealed himself only at the end of the first full season in the league, then Panarin did not take much time to swing.In addition, there are always many nuances here.
For example, with whom will the coach put you in the link, how will you fit into his system. My wife was lucky that with the arrival of Barry Trotz, he started from scratch and was able to adapt to his requirements. It also helped the Chelyabinsk resident that he got into the team where Sasha Ovechkin plays, who probably helped Evgeny settle down in the team and reveal his talent.
Panarin was lucky in the sense that he got into a team with an established psychology of winners.The Chicago Blackhawks have won three Stanley Cups in the past six seasons, and that doesn’t happen by accident. Artemy managed to painlessly join the already established team and play in it. Well done! At the same time, the “Hawks” play combination hockey that Panarin understands, which also helped him to quickly open up.
My heart hurts for Vitya Tikhonov, for whom I am very worried. Unfortunately, in “Chicago” he did not work out. I don’t even know why, because he grew up in America and knows the whole kitchen from the inside.
But Vitya does not lose heart.I know that he does not want to return to Russia yet and will try at all costs to gain a foothold in the NHL. I really hope that the transition to another team will help him regain confidence in his abilities and show the game that we are used to seeing in his performance. This often happens that in one club it does not work, but in another it goes like clockwork. Such a great talent as Vitya is simply obliged to find himself in the NHL.
90,000 CRYSTAL MANGAM: THE WOMAN WHO ACCUSED THE DUKE OF LACROSS OF SEXUAL Violence, FATALLY Wounded Boyfriend
Murders from A to Z is a compilation of true crime stories detailing both obscure and infamous murders throughout history.
It was early morning on April 3, 2011 in Durham, North Carolina. when Carlos Wilson Sr.’s uncle, Reginald “Reggie” Day, came to his house in trouble. A 46-year-old man was stabbed and severely bleeding.
“I tried to keep him awake as best I could, you know, I talked to him, tried to calm him down,” Carlos said, “Cut,” which is broadcast on Oxygen.
He called 911 and an ambulance came for Daye.As Day was taken to the hospital, everyone wondered, “Will he survive? And who did such a terrible thing?
Daye was a village boy who grew up in the area. He made his living by painting houses and was looking for someone to live with. In 2011, he met 32-year-old Crystal Mangum. Mangam recently returned to Durham after serving in the Navy and was raising three children from two previous relationships while trying to earn her master’s degree. To save money, Mangam moved in with her aunt, who hired Day to work as a handyman around the house.
The two hit it off and Day eventually opened his own house for Mangam. She first moved in with Day to split the bills, but the relationship soon blossomed.
“Reggie Day fell very deeply and quickly in love with Crystal Mangum,” said WRAL-TV journalist Amanda Lamb. Discontinued. ‘
It seemed that Mangam had finally settled in her own house, and Day had found a woman with whom he had shared his life. But their idyllic family image was shattered when Day showed up stabbed at his nephew’s home.
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Following the attack, the police conducted an inspection of Daye and Mangum’s home.
“I say, ‘The Tasmanian devil just passed through here.’ TV, tables, furniture, crystal glasses, wine glasses, everything in the living room was destroyed, ”Carlos recalled.
Durham Police Crime Scene Specialist Al Brown told Snapped there was blood in the lobby and on the couch and the bathroom door was forcibly pulled from its hinges. The scene was so chaotic that detectives wondered if the second victim was involved in the attack.
Mangam’s friend, Jacqueline Wagstaff, said: “They came to this apartment and saw that the apartment was in such a mess, and to see the hair here and the doors being broken open, it must have been a clue right then that some kind of harm was done to someone else. than Reggie. ”
But Carlos quickly informed the police that, shortly before the ambulance arrived, Day had reported that only he and Mangam were involved in the altercation.
Carlos said to “Snapped”: “He said he was hit by the Crystal.”
And when Carlos gave Crystal’s full name to the authorities, they immediately recognized her as the Crystal Mangam, which made headlines in 2006. Before meeting Dale, Mangum worked as an exotic dancer at private parties to keep up with tuition fees and provide for her kids. … On March 13, 2006, Mangam was invited to perform by the Duke University lacrosse team.
Mangam claimed that at an off-campus party she was sexually assaulted by three team members.It was in the headlines all over the country and darkened the school. Charges polarized by Durham concerning race and privilege at Duke University. Despite Mangam pointing the finger at the three boys, the DNA data bounced back in their favor. The Attorney General decided that the accused was innocent and was subsequently shunned.
“Since 2006, she has been pretty much an outcast or persona non grata in this community,” Lamb said.
While Day clung to life, the authorities were looking for Mangam, who fled his home after the attack.Coincidentally, the police received an emergency call from her son, who claimed that Mangam had stabbed someone for self-defense reasons. Police found Mangum in a neighbor’s apartment and found her lying on the floor “distraught and upset.” She had a small cut on her arm and a bruised lip.
“The injuries I have seen on Ms. Mangam seem to me like she was attacked,” said Officer Brown.
Mangam, however, refused to talk about what happened in the apartment, and she was treated and arrested for assault with deadly weapons that resulted in serious injuries.
After the operation, Day was able to file a report with the police. He explained that on the day of the attack, Mangam was clearly flirting with the man, and there was a heated argument between them. He admitted to hitting her and kicking her on the bathroom door as she tried to hide. Day claimed that he then tried to reduce the escalation of the fight, and when he turned his back, Mangam took knives from the kitchen and stabbed him.
Although Day appeared to be on his way to recovery, he died 10 days after the attack and Mangam faced first-degree murder charges, according to ESPN.She admitted that Day conceded towards the end of the fight, but she said it was he who grabbed the knives, not her. She also claimed that he tried to strangle her, and then she stabbed him with a knife and ran out of the apartment.
“It’s difficult because they have this chaotic scene and they only have two people, no witnesses, so they have to take both stories and try to figure out what happened,” Lamb said.
In court, the prosecutor’s office tried to portray Mangum as a woman on the brink, who “could break at any moment.”Although the judge has banned previous lacrosse charges from being brought to court, the former Mangama testified that she threatened him with a knife and set his belongings on fire.
This showed the jury that Mangam had a pattern of anxious behavior. On November 22, 2013, Mangam was convicted of second-degree murder as WRAL reported. She was sentenced to at least 14 years in prison. NY Daily News.
For many, it was like karma.
“Finally, Crystal Mangam is going to jail,” Lamb said.
For more details on the case, see ‘Discontinued on Oxygen.
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Alexander Ovechkin on NHL 21 Cover – Russian PlayStation Blog
Alexander Ovechkin is the face of EA Sports NHL 21. But the G8’s presence in NHL 21 isn’t just in the game’s artwork. Ovi’s flamboyant personality, explosive playstyle and obsession with hockey innovation leave an imprint on all aspects of the gameplay.
When Alexander Ovechkin entered the NHL, he stirred up the league. And it was not only the deadly marksmanship and the swift throw that forced the hockey bosses to pay attention to him. Ovechkin’s speed, endurance and physical strength made him an extremely dangerous player. He could just as well dribble a defender in the middle of the field or force his way along the board and emerge from the other side of the goal. You will find both of these attack options in NHL 21. They are available for when you want to surprise a defender or simply replay him.
On January 16, 2006, Alexander Ovechkin scored perhaps one of the most impressive goals of all time against the Arizona Coyotes. Due to the actions of the defender, he lost his balance and ended up on his back, but by some miracle he was able to find the puck and send it straight into the goal with a swing of the stick over his head. People couldn’t believe what they saw. It’s been 14 years, but it still looks incredible. This creative approach to scoring has inspired a new generation of players. And it shows up in NHL 21 with new deck and shots.
First, there is the “not-doing” technique, a trick that became popular thanks to Nikita Kucherov, when the absence of a “deck” becomes a “deck”.
You will also be able to throw pucks at new angles with varying strengths. In the same way that Ovi found a way to shoot while lying on his back, last season we saw Matthew Tkachuk hit between his legs with a stick – a technique that is now included in the game.
Finally, we are thrilled to announce the inclusion of the Lacrosse Goal, a move also known as the Michigan move and recently named the Svechnikov Throw in honor of the first player to successfully complete it in an NHL game.