• Sea Islands Lacrosse: Giving new meaning to building box lacrosse in America

    Sea Islands Lacrosse: Giving new meaning to building box lacrosse in America

    It was Tom Raleigh’s first collegiate lacrosse practice. The Bellarmine Knights were preparing for their 2008 Division I campaign – the program’s third season in their now 13-year history. Growing up in Troy, Michigan, Raleigh was never too far from the Canadian boarder, but it wasn’t until he arrived at the Kentucky-based school that he got his first true introduction to his northern neighbors. What he witnessed that day would […]

     
  • From training to tournaments, New Jersey’s BBL is fully embracing box

    From training to tournaments, New Jersey’s BBL is fully embracing box

    Building Blocks Lacrosse Box Program and Youth Elite Team Director Tyler Russell has witnessed a lot of disappointing “box lacrosse” tournaments over the years. From constant arguments between coaches and officials over inconsistent calls, to injuries happening due to undisciplined and reckless play, and even fights breaking out because of those poorly officiated and often violent games; Russell has sadly seen it all. Those types of unsanctioned and unsafe tournaments, […]

     
  • CCBLL: America’s first college box lacrosse league

    CCBLL: America’s first college box lacrosse league

    Since 2010, the US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA) and its members have changed the way the sport is played in the United States. More youth – 11,000+ kids are USBOXLA members right now – are playing real box lacrosse in the US than ever before. This year, the evolution of box lacrosse in the country continues. Through a unique collaboration between the Colorado Mammoth, the University of Denver, USBOXLA and […]

     
  • All-Time National Lacrosse League Top 50: The Greatest Players Ever

    All-Time National Lacrosse League Top 50: The Greatest Players Ever

    Over the National Lacrosse League’s three decades of existence, there has been one asset, one constant, one very specific source that has allowed the loop to survive well past the original expiration date it was stamped with back in 1987. It’s the one thing that the now not so new NLL commissioner Nick Sackiewicz knows he doesn’t need to touch while he attempts to bring this box lacrosse league to […]

     
  • Americans in the National Lacrosse League Part III: Searching for Stoppers

    Americans in the National Lacrosse League Part III: Searching for Stoppers

    It’s been 2,818 days since Jeremy Ogden played just over a minute’s worth of action for the Colorado Mammoth during the 2009 National Lacrosse League regular season. Who cares? Well for one, Ogden probably does, but… … it’s also the last time an American goalie has played in the NLL. While a few US goalies have found practice roster spots in future seasons, not one has made the jump to […]

     
 

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