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Mini Sticks~ A unique (and fun) way to train for lacrosse

Mini Sticks~ A unique (and fun) way to train for lacrosse

Training is all about getting the edge on your opponents. Athletes no matter their sport of choice, train to be faster, stronger, and more agile so that they are able to perform at the top of their game. Common forms of training including lifting at the gym, running endless miles, repetitions on the field, etc. When it comes to lacrosse there is little difference in training ideologies...except for one  option that is unique - mini sticks! Mini sticks are a great tool for improving your game! They are, as the name says, mini lacrosse sticks and they have dramatically improved...

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Taping your stick - to tape or not to tape

Taping your stick - to tape or not to tape

To tape...or not to tape - that is the question. A big challenge in stick maintenance is deciding how much tape to use, so you find the perfect grip for your best shot. There are tons of different taping styles that are known to accommodate a range of lacrosse playing styles. One of the biggest questions a player faces is whether they should tape or not tape a stick. Some players just prefer to go without.  Clearly, this is a relevant choice in the 'tape or no tape' debate.  Should you chose to go with tape, there are countless personal...

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Championship Weekend - hooked for life

Championship Weekend - hooked for life

Every sport has a pinnacle event that concludes the season for the year. Whether it is the Super Bowl in football, March Madness for Basketball or The Stanley Cup for hockey, sports are taken to new heights and seasons end with memorable stories and unbelievable highlights. Despite there being MLL and NLL championships during the year, college lacrosse remains the focal point for the 'pinnacle event of the year' - and during the month of May all focus turns to preparing for the NCAA Tournament season or 'May Madness'.  Starting the first week in May, brackets are made and throughout...

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TURF vs GRASS: Which is better?

TURF vs GRASS: Which is better?

Sock, Sock then Shoe, Shoe or Sock, Shoe, Sock Shoe...this is the same sort of debate... you are going to end up in the same place (with your shoes on or playing lacrosse) but debating how you there is part of the journey. Every lacrosse player in his or her career has played on grass and turf and has developed their own opinions about which is better. Some players will talk about how they began their career on the JV grass fields only to advance to some of the best turf fields in the country. All players experience mud covered...

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A Beginners Guide to Beginning - 4 tips for buying gear

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A Beginners Guide to Beginning - 4 tips for buying gear

by: Nick DiGianivittorio I'm hoping my view as a player helps you make well informed purchases. - If you have questions feel free to reach out to me using the ASK NICK page on BottomHandLax.com! Professional athletes have to start somewhere... Michael Jordon started by shooting hoops in his backyard, Tom Brady began in little league and perfected his spiral, and even Paul Rabil focused on shooting overhand before becoming the best lacrosse player in the world. Beginning a sport can be intimidating - from learning how to play to what equipment to buy. Lacrosse is no different - everything...

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