…and it’s an incredibly important one. Around this time each year, lacrosse clubs across the country are renewing their rosters & hosting tryouts for their 2018 teams. Which means that thousands of youth & high school lacrosse players (and their parents) have a big question to ask themselves: “Who should I play for?” Or, “Which […]Read more "There’s Still One Piece Missing From Club Lacrosse"
The Ohio Machine – the Midwest’s staple in Major League Lacrosse – actually began as a Chicago Team. The Chicago Machine may have only existed for a year, but they were integral in the establishment of the MLL: eventually becoming the Rochester Rattlers and Ohio Machine. 3 Captains. 3 Teammates. 3 Friends. Why the three […]Read more "3 Captains. 3 Friends. 1 Club."
Every year at New Wave, the coaches, directors and staff get together to discuss one of the most important aspects of our company: The Man-Up Award. Our program is built on the pillars of integrity, sportsmanship, character, talent, skill, attitude, toughness, and honesty. The Man-Up Award recipient epitomizes New Wave Lacrosse by personifying these characteristics. […]Read more "2016 Man-Up Award Winner"
Is Bigger Bad? Why the size of your lacrosse club matters. Lacrosse, as we know, can be a complicated, confusing and sometimes overwhelming landscape to navigate. You are confronted with tough decisions – namely, who do you trust to guide your child’s future in lacrosse and life? There are many lacrosse options out there now, […]Read more "Is Bigger Bad? Why the size of your lax club matters."
We can’t control the negative events that happen to us, but we can control our reactions to them. We have the ability to choose whether to have a positive outlook or to start sulking and think about everything we did wrong. Our choice is what dictates both our emotional and physical health, as well as our performance on the field, according to many researchers.Read more "The Power of Positive"
We all care about growing the game in one way or another, but growing the game with the wrong goals in mind is not the answer. Lacrosse has always been about community, the greater good, personal growth, and fun. To change the goals of lacrosse is to change the very fabric of the game.Read more "Giving the Game Back to the Kids"
Lacrosse is a generally expensive game for both men and women. You have to buy your stick, your string, your headgear, your protective gear, as well as maintain them all, not to mention the fees you pay for your club teams or leagues. That all adds up! The nice thing about practicing lacrosse, however, is that you can generally do it on the cheap, especially when it’s nice outside. Couple cones here, a taped target on a wall, and a willing training companion are the bare bones of what you need to practice your game right. However, for those with the expendable income and the willingness to take their game to the next level, we’ve done some research on the most helpful training tools out there for every position.Read more "The Gadget Guide"
Imagine you’re a college coach scouting a lacrosse player you’ve heard so much about. You make the three hour journey from your college to the field where this prospect is playing, find a great seat in the bleachers, and get your notepad out. You’re expecting nothing less than an impressive showing…Read more "Attitude Really IS Everything"
It’s a horror story heard time and time again when the love of money overshadows the love of the game.Read more "When Profits Come Before People in Youth Sports"
You, my greatest coach, will teach me all I need to know about traveling through life; and I, your biggest fan, will be thankful to have such an inspiring companion with whom to travel.Read more "To My Greatest Coach"