From the Sidelines: Sportsmanship Rules for Parents

Parental sideline behavior has become a hot topic as of late.

Parental sideline behavior has become a hot topic as of late.

From the Sidelines: Sportsmanship Rules for Parents

Few things in life can be more rewarding than watching your kids and your friends’ kids compete on a lacrosse pitch while playing a strong game. Too often, however, parents and coaches find themselves emotionally engaged in the outcome of the game, or the performance of a child, and say or do something they (and their kids) regret. How can parents and coaches remain positive role models and employ good sportsmanship when their kids are out on the field taking hits?

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The Top 5 Lacrosse Players You Should Follow on Instagram

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The Top 5 Lacrosse Players You Should Follow on Instagram

Social media has helped fans connect with their favorite athletes and idols in a whole new way. This rings especially true for fans of some of the less covered sports in the world. Lacrosse has been ultra popular at a collegiate level for a long time and now the professionals are starting to make a connection with their fans. If you want to peak behind the curtain and into the lives of some amazing lacrosse players–keep reading!

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Healthy Snacks to Eat Before Lacrosse Practice

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Healthy Snacks to Eat Before Lacrosse Practice

Professional sports leagues pay trainers millions of dollars each year to study their teams’ nutrition. What these nutritionists agree upon holds up well for all levels of sport: we are what we eat.

The Perfect All-Natural Pre-Game Snacks

Filling up your kids’ bodies with preservatives, artificial flavorings, corn syrup, or processed foods puts them at a disadvantage once they take the field, and at a long-term disadvantage later in life. Those who want their body ready for a day on the lacrosse pitch can take a leaf from nature by snacking on all-natural choices that prepare them for a day on the hunt for goals. What are the best all-natural healthy snacks to munch on before suiting up on game day?

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A Brief History of the Lacrosse Stick

Brief History of The Lacrosse Stick

History of the Lacrosse Stick

Lacrosse originated as a tribal game and as a method for Native Americans to “entertain the creator”. When it was first created it was much different than the game of lacrosse that we know today. Opposing villages and tribes would play for many different reasons ranging from a spiritual form of war to a medicine game to help heal tribe members. The game looked vastly different with no out-of-bounds and the field area could range anywhere from a couple hundred yards to a few miles. The early equipment was also very different where goals were often large trees or rock formations and the ball was made out of wood or some type of animal skin stuffed to create a ball shape. The largest different between the game as we know it today are the sticks that players would use, which have certainly come a long way since the early days of lacrosse.

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Lacrosse World Championships: Day 4

Our fourth day out here was a little bit different from our first couple days out here…….mostly because we didn’t have anything left to give out other than a couple lanyards – and those went quick. Even though we didn’t have any more of our giveaway shirts or other free prizes, we still helped make some people’s day by giving away full strung heads! That’s right, we brought a few heads with us and just gave them out to unsuspecting players who were repping ComLax swag. Check out our Instagram for some great reaction shots.

One of the coolest things about today was that we were having the “String It Forward” clinic with Mike Sullivan, our Stringmaster General. We were originally supposed to have Connor Wilson of Lax All-Stars come help out, but his last-minute duties as GM of Thailand during the tournament prevented him from stopping by.

In our first clinic, Will strung up a nice low pocket on his STX Surgeon. He’s was able to sit directly down one-on-one with Mike and learn some great tips from him. In our second clinic for advanced stringing, we had a few more guys that came to stay around. Each of them even got a free stringing kit provided by the great guys at Jimalax. We had a couple different types of players, so the pockets varied quite a bit in the advanced session.

Later in the he night we got to go down to catch the Iroquois vs Canada game. While we were there to wind down and enjoy the game, we were still in giveaway mode, too! We managed to find some folks wearing ComLax stuff in the stands, so we gave them some sticks! We even gave one to a player from the Uganda National team and he was very excited.

It was a great game and no matter where we were sitting, we saw some great action. The Iroquois were down pretty bad, trailing 8-3 at one point, but managed to make a good comeback in the fourth quarter when they tied it up at 8. Canada finished it off with 17 seconds left to finalize the win for them.

This is our last day out here and it’s been a blast giving stuff away and introducing a lot of people to our store and our staff. Denver has been beautiful and we’ve met a lot of lacrosse players and families who truly had some great stories behind their journey out here! It was really a pleasure talking to so many new people and seeing how excited everyone was to be in our booth. See you at the next event!