Kyle Devitte of the New England Lax Journal has an article on the new NCAA 2010 specs and talked to some retailers to get their reaction on how the changes could impact business and the game.
This could go one of two ways for retailers. College kids and some high schoolers (those that follow NCAA rules) would need to buy new heads. This could also trickle down to kids who want to buy the new specs to get used to playing with them for college. This would cause an increase in sales that would be good for retailers. The other possibility is that it puts a greater strain on retailers because they will have to keep more inventory. While they could keep one group of heads for one demographic before, now they have to keep two separate groups of heads for two demographics. This could increase the costs for the stores up front and provide financial strain.
And Devitte definitely isn’t shy about his opinion either.
Listen, this rule change is in place because all the old NCAA guys got tired of all the younguns breaking their records. They already put in the “pull string rule” and increased the number of stick checks, but apparently that’s not enough for them. They have to go and get this ridiculous rule passed just so they can sleep at night.
If that’s got you interested be sure to check out the whole article, because there’s much more. To read everything Kyle and the retailers have to say, check out the full article at Laxjournal.com.
And one note Kyle. If you want kids to get the Deep Throat reference, have them watch “All The President’s Men,” not “Frost-Nixon.”.. it’s a classic.
We want to hear from you. Lacrosse Playground readers… what do you think about the 2010 rule changes for heads? How do you think it will impact the businesses that sell the heads? Players that buy them?