Apparel: A Closer Look at Traditional Strings

By Lacrosse Playground | September 11, 2009 |
As the sport of lacrosse continues to grow, so does the market for lacrosse-inspired apparel. As a result, we’re starting to see more and more companies start to cater to the lacrosse player and the lacrosse culture.

Last fall, UMass-Boston laxer Aaron Pollock started Traditional Strings, an apparel company that puts out lacrosse-inspired clothing, currently ranging from t-shirts to shorts.
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Remember to bring us with you

By Lacrosse Playground | September 9, 2009 |
Now you can take Lacrosse Playground with you wherever you want. Our easy-to-use and easy-to-navigate mobile sites mean that you don’t have to be at a computer to get the latest news and information from Lacrosse Playground.

Go to from your iPhone and start browsing. It’s quick, easy, and a lot more portable than bringing your computer.

Need to catch up on what your friends are doing? Fortunately our social network is portable too. Go to and check in on what your friends are doing, chat on the forums, or even upload pictures right from your phone!

LPG on your phone: it's a whole new way to lax out.


Some noteworthy lacrosse fights

By Lacrosse Playground | September 7, 2009 |

The fight from the Mann Cup (above) has been making the rounds on the Internet this weekend, hitting sites like Deadspin. As a result, we reached back in time and pulled out some of our favorite lacrosse fights to ever hit YouTube.

Stick Care: A Little TLC Goes a Long Way

By Lacrosse Playground | September 5, 2009 |
As summer draws to a close we have to face the fact that it won't always be bright and sunny outside. Rain can do the worst things to your lacrosse stick, from making it throw like a windsock to destroying your strings with the resulting mud. There are a few steps you can take to ensure that your pocket will actually throw the next day, and it just involves giving your head a little TLC. These things will also make sure your pocket lasts as long as possible, so it's really worth taking the extra few minutes when you get home from a drencher.

No fun allowed in Duluth, GA park

By Lacrosse Playground | September 3, 2009 |

The city of Duluth, GA has banned lacrosse (and baseball and golf) from a city park after a lacrosse ball … Read more

Kellan Lutz: Model/Actor/Lacrosse Player?

By Lacrosse Playground | September 2, 2009 |
Slated to play the beefy laxer in the highly anticipated motion picture, Warrior, next spring there is a little something you should know about Kellan Lutz. Before Kellan Lutz made it big time playing Emmett Cullen in the 2008 film Twilight he was an Abercrombie & Fitch model. Not only was he an Abercrombie & Fitch model, but he was a lacrosse player in an A&F TV promotional video. Kellan Lutz apparently grew up playing lacrosse in the Midwest. LPG isn't sure what to think of the video, but we'll leave that up to you after the jump...

Lax Artist: Tommy Johnson

By Lacrosse Playground | September 2, 2009 |
Having grown up in Baltimore, Maryland Tommy Johnson is using his childhood influences and experiences from playing lacrosse at Calvert Hall and Loyola College to create masterpieces. Tommy Johnson may have been a defensive specialist known for delivering bone crushing hits on the field, but ironically it’s his subdued side that enthralls his life these days in Pacific Palisades, California. Not only is Tommy a remarkable painter, but he is also creatively involved with an upcoming movie, Warrior. Warrior is a movie that revolves around lacrosse which is set to release in the spring of 2010 featuring Twilight star Kellan Lutz.
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Some Wise Words From The Founders of

By Lacrosse Playground | September 1, 2009 |
BroBible recently sat down with Chris Mead and Matt Wheeler, founders of, about their website and how to stand out amongst your peers on the field and off the field. Chris and Matt also let us in on their upcoming plans for the fall. In the interview Co-Founder Chris Meade states that "had extensive cooperation from the coaching community in developing features that cannot be found in other recruiting applications, so coaches use the tool. It incorporates video, which is growing in importance due to the growth of the game. It makes it easy to communicate with college coaches. And most importantly we feel that we had an inside track when compared to other recruiting websites since we played, coached, and also spent endless hours of our lives on the computer." More after the jump...

Laxification: Nature vs. Nurture

By Lacrosse Playground | September 1, 2009 |
When you take a look at a Gary Gait, or a Joe Walters, do you see them playing tennis? Does John Grant lace up the roller blades and get a game of street hockey in before dinner? Undoubtedly, athletes of that caliber could do reasonably well in any hard gritted alpha male contest, but they chose to play lacrosse. Or did they?

New Gatorade Commercial: Lax Scene

By Lacrosse Playground | August 31, 2009 |
The new Gatorade commercial entitled "Pump It Up" features a lacrosse scene 22 seconds in to the commercial. The lacrosse scene follows slam dunk highlights from All-World bballer Dwayne Wade and WNBA phenom Candace Parker. The high octane commercial also displays Denver Outlaws and MLL All Star attackman Brendan Mundorf "pumping up" a Washington Bayhawk.

BroBible Unveils New Lax Pinney

By Lacrosse Playground | August 31, 2009 |
Our friends at BroBible are debuting brand new gear today in the retail section of their site. LPG first mentioned BroBible back in July as one of laxers top eight favorite blogs. BroBible loosely defines its demographic as “ambitious, socially active, sports- and recreation-minded men aged 18-up.”

Boathouse and lacrosse: What’s in store?

By Lacrosse Playground | August 30, 2009 |
Boathouse Sports, which started as a jacket-maker for rowing teams, has grown to become a major player in the lacrosse world for jackets, warm-ups, and uniforms. And some people may be surprised to find out just how much feedback lacrosse athletes give in determining a final design of Boathouse’s products.