Healthy Snacks to Eat Before Lacrosse Practice

nuts-shot

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?

CONTINUE READING ARTICLE


Top 5 Lacrosse Camps For Intermediate Players

Campers At A Nike Lacrosse Camp

Campers At A Nike Lacrosse Camp

Top 5 Lacrosse Camps For Intermediate Players

Before you choose a lacrosse camp to invest your time, money, and effort into, there are a few things to watch out for to avoid wasting any of these. The most important consideration is the skill level of your intermediate athlete. Choosing a camp that is designed for a skill level higher or lower than the one that your player is currently in will only result in a needlessly frustrating experience (at an advanced camp) or one that the player won’t actually get much out of (at a beginner camp).

Do your research to match your young lacrosse player to their skill level. They’ll make a network of new lacrosse friends at any camp they attend, so expand your child’s lacrosse education at one of these exceptional camps.

CONTINUE READING ARTICLE


The ComLax Guide to Wall Ball

Billy Bitter Wall Ball

A screencap from Bitter Lacrosse’s Maverik Roots ft. Billy Bitter

The best way for a player to improve their hands without the luxury of another player is to play wall ball. Playing wall ball will create muscle memory and improve a players stick skill as well as their hand eye coordination. It is important for every player to play wall ball regardless of age or skill level. I had a coach once tell me “Once you think that you have succeeded, you have failed yourself.” That means that no matter how good you THINK you are there is always room for improvement. This is the attitude with which I approach wall ball, as I am consistently trying to improve my skills. In this guide we will go over some great ways to help improve your stick skills with some wall ball techniques and tips.

CONTINUE READING ARTICLE


Buyer’s Guide: Top Lacrosse Gifts for Summer

Untitled-3

The Best Summer Lacrosse Gifts

Whether you’re a parent, coach, relative or just know someone who lives and breathes lacrosse on a daily basis, it’s always a good idea to know about the hot new products that are available in the event that a gift-giving situation crops up. With those warm summer months quickly approaching, these top lacrosse gifts will not only make someone grin from ear to ear, but they’ll also make sure that they’re ready to take on just about anything during that next big game.

CONTINUE READING ARTICLE


The Ultimate Lacrosse Faceoff Techniques

large_face

One of the fastest growing aspects in the sport of lacrosse is the Faceoff and FOGOs (FaceOffGetOff). Players who are exceptional at taking faceoffs are becoming more and more valuable as time passes and the game continues to grow. They have become so important that over the past ten years, that we have seen players get recruited by colleges solely for their faceoff ability. The faceoff is not only important because of the opportunity to gain possession of the ball, but if you have a consistent FOGO you can stop the opposition from gaining momentum throughout the game. Here are three important factors in being successful at the faceoff:

CONTINUE READING ARTICLE