Lacrosse Playground

Blinded by the Takes: June 3

By Lacrosse Playground | June 3, 2022 |
PLL week one picks, Jamie Ortega robbed of the Tewy, and the greatest show on Minnesota turf.

New Podcasts: Will Manny and Roswell’s Bryan Wallace

By Lacrosse Playground | June 2, 2022 |
New episodes of The PLL Narrative and Coach's Companion dropped Wednesday and Thursday featuring Will Manny of the Archers and Roswell varsity head coach Bryan Wallace.

PLL Training Camp Notes

By Lacrosse Playground | May 31, 2022 |
Quick reactions, questions, and thoughts from Albany.

MICDS Executes Hidden Ball Trick to Open the Missouri State Final

By Lacrosse Playground | May 28, 2022 |
Andy Kay's undisputed kings of Missouri scored on a hidden ball trick a few years back. Last night, they dusted it off again in the state final.

NCAA Week 16 Betting with Billy Costigan

By Lacrosse Playground | May 28, 2022 |
Championship weekend is upon us! After an amazing round of quarterfinal games last weekend, it all comes down to this with four teams and three games left!

John Grant Jr. To Join Epoch Lacrosse as Senior Advisor

By Lacrosse Playground | May 27, 2022 |
Design and technology company known for their commitment to athlete experience adds Hall of Fame Player John Grant Jr. to their team
COMMITTED, A Movie About College Lacrosse Recruiting

Some Advice on Prospect Days, Cut it Loose

By Lacrosse Playground | May 24, 2022 |
Prospect days make a ton of sense. It is another revenue stream for the coaching staff and it provides an opportunity for them to evaluate who was really interested in attending their school and competing for their program.

Minnesota High School Rankings May 24 Powered by Team Minnesota

By Lacrosse Playground | May 24, 2022 |
Lacrosse Playground and Team Minnesota are excited to present a weekly high school poll for Minnesota boys’ and girls’ programs.

NLL Playoff Picture Clears Up PLL Week 1 Rosters

By Lacrosse Playground | May 22, 2022 |
This weekend has provided some clarity regarding the NLL's impact on the opening day PLL rosters. The Chaos roster will look dramatically different to start the 2022 season.

NCAA Week 15 Betting with Billy Costigan

By Lacrosse Playground | May 21, 2022 |
We’re down to eight teams left competing to hoist the trophy on Memorial Day. Let’s take a quick look at what happened in the first round and then dive into the upcoming quarterfinal matchups this weekend. It’s shaping up to be another great weekend of games to enjoy whether you have money on the line or not!

Can Anyone Beat Maryland?

By Lacrosse Playground | May 20, 2022 |
How good are the Terps? During the second half of the season, they scored 19 goals per game on 44 possessions, leading to a roughly 7% increase in conversion rates, totaling an average of 43.94% per game. They also stayed consistent on defense, only allowing on average 8 goals on 35 possessions per game, culminating in a 24.10% conversion rate for their opponents. This data shows that while their offense was already very productive during the first part of the season, it managed to improve during recent games, all while slightly improving effectiveness on the defensive end.

How to Make the PLL Championship Series Even Bigger

By Lacrosse Playground | May 19, 2022 |
Yesterday, the PLL announced they would be restoring the Championship Series this February with a sixes style tournament. A brilliant idea as we were immediately begging for a "winter classic" as soon as the Utah tournament ended two summers ago. Here's how we'd make the event even bigger.