Author Archives: Mark Battalini

New Lacrosse Equipment: The Chest Protector

As of January 2021, many lacrosse goalies found themselves replacing their current chest protection that conform to new performance standards issued by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). Chest protectors meeting NOCSAE standards are now required for boys and girls at the youth level, National Federation of High School (NFHS) boy’s […]

Why Every Elite Player should have Backup Equipment

Almost every lacrosse player has experienced the panic that ensues when their favorite piece of equipment is unavailable prior to a game. It’s one of the biggest arguments in favor of having an extra set of backup equipment. Players are typically most concerned about their lacrosse stick. However, every elite player should have a complete […]

When will Lacrosse be an Olympic Sport?

A great many players, parents, coaches and fans are wondering when lacrosse will be formally included as an Olympic sport. The good news is that on Nov. 30, 2018, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded provisional recognition to the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). That means that it could be possible for the sport to […]

The Rise in Popularity of Women’s Lacrosse

Women’s lacrosse has been seeing a steady increase in popularity for several years and it’s originating in the Heartland of America. No longer a bastion of Ivy League schools, the sport is growing by leaps and bounds in the collegiate arena and youth participation has also increased. The statistics surrounding girls’ and women’s lacrosse shows […]

When Lacrosse Balls Should be Recycled

The decision and need to recycle lacrosse balls will depend largely on how often they’re used and upon what type of surface. On average, balls will need recycling once a week if playing on turf and every two weeks if they’re used on grass. Most balls are destined for refurbishment every 3-6 weeks in youth […]

Why Lacrosse is Gaining Popularity so Quickly

Lacrosse Passion – The sport That Just Keeps on Growing

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing team sports in the U.S., primarily due to the increase in the number of youngsters that are playing. The sport was highly popularized in 1904 and by 1908, it was being played in the Summer Olympics. It’s been steadily growing ever since. What originally began as a Native American […]

How Buying in Bulk Lacrosse Balls Makes your Team Better

Known as greasers, lacrosse balls that have lost their stickiness are unpleasant to use and will seriously affect gameplay. Buying lacrosse balls in bulk ensures that your team always has top-quality balls for practice or games and provides you with an opportunity to resurface old balls before they’re rotated back into use. Buying in bulk […]

Health Benefits of Myofascial Release

Lacrosse balls are doing far more than providing a target in lacrosse matches. The unassuming balls are also doing double duty as a tool in myofascial release techniques. Lacrosse balls can be utilized at home to relieve aches, pains, and the stiff muscles that come with high-performance sports participation. They’re equally effective for stiff and […]

Lacrosse Ball Massage

Lacrosse athletes are subject to a wide variety of muscle aches and pains. Many are surprised to learn that the same lacrosse balls they use during competition are equally beneficial as a massage tool to release muscle tension. They help break up the knots that can form between the connective tissue that surrounds muscles. Muscle […]

The Growing Popularity of Lacrosse

Lacrosse is experiencing a significant increase in participation and interest, especially among youth competitors. New teams, leagues, and lacrosse camps are cropping up all over the nation in sharp contrast to a decreasing rate of participation in other traditional sports. The youth demographic has contributed significantly to this. One reason for the trend is a […]