TORONTO. - Last week the National Lacrosse League (NLL) made news with a historic multi-year signing with ESPN for broadcasting rights to all of it's games. In a press release the NLL stated that every game of every year of the agreement will be on one of ESPN's broadcast or streaming platforms.
TORONTO. - One of the most revered sports/school programs in Canada has been at a school just north of Toronto called The Hill Academy. Founded by the Merrill family in 2006 the Academy was designed with the young athlete in mind. While the academics were top notch, the programs were designed for the up-and-coming Hockey, and Lacrosse players from grades 5 to 12.
TORONTO. - Looking at the history and tradition of the game, I thought this week we would look at the process of making the wooden lacrosse stick. All the love, effort, and craftsmanship that makes a quality stick. In the modern game, we have gotten used to everyone using plastic sticks, manufactured by machine, but still strung by hand, but that wasn't the lineage that the game came from. From the beginning of the Creator's game, it was always wooden sticks used, created by talented men such as Alfie Jacques.
TORONTO. - I have talked extensively over the last number of weeks about men's lacrosse. Discussing everything from Junior to Senior, Amateur to Professional. A topic I haven't spent time on is the women's game, and while the object is the same, the game itself is quite different.
TORONTO. - The lacrosse world was shook to its knees last week with the passing of player, coach, builder, and supporter, Rob McDougall. Rob's body was found Friday, after going missing without a trace Thursday afternoon in Oakville. Police haven't released details, but the sports world in general is reeling.
TORONTO. - With the announcement of the retirement of player, and co-founder of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) Paul Rabil, I thought this week I would look back at his career playing the Creator's game.
TORONTO. - The one thing very noticeable in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) draft was the lopsided picking of players in the east, compared to players in the west. There are a number of factors in play, but exposure, or lack there of, is top of the list. How do we get these kids noticed when they have a window of only a few months to play at top levels?
TORONTO. - If you have ever listened to me, you know that I have been saying (until I'm blue in the face) that lacrosse on all levels need to stop keeping the greatest secret on the face of the earth, and let the world see "the fastest game on two feet". With all the social media, and cable channels available, surely someone or something could put this sport in the public eye.