What are Lacrosse Balls Made of?

The “ball” used in lacrosse has undergone monumental changes since the game was first observed being played by Native Americans in 1636 by French Jesuit missionary, Jean de Brebeuf. Today’s balls are fashioned of solid vulcanized rubber. In the past, balls have encompassed rounded rocks, carved wood, and deerskin balls stuffed with hair, feathers and/or […]

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PLL to Play Summer Tournament

The good news for lacrosse fans is that the Premiere Lacrosse League will play a two-week summer tournament during July 25-Aug. 9, 2020 instead of a second season. The downside is that the stands will go empty and the event will be conducted without fans. The match marks a return of at least one sport […]

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Why the NOCSAE is Important to Sports

Sports form a central part of the life of many individuals beginning as children and continuing into college. Participating in sports can be fun, but it can also be dangerous without the proper safety equipment. The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has been helping to make sports safer since 1970. The […]

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Lacrosse Balls for Indoor Practice

There will be times when practice sessions must be moved indoors due to extreme weather. One thing that coaches don’t want is a regular lacrosse ball in play while practicing inside. The solution is a ball specifically designed to be soft and low-bounce. They provide similar size and weight to a regulation ball, but won’t […]

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Myofascial Release Explained

Lacrosse balls are a powerful tool that can aid in alleviating pain and restoring functionality to sore muscles through myofascial release. It’s a hands-on technique in which gentle, sustained pressure is applied to connective tissues. It’s a technique that’s been used since ancient times. Physical therapists maintain that myofascial pain is different than ordinary types […]

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