Author: Enoch C. Williams

Enoch is a veteran lacrosse player. He has played on the same team for 20 years, and his teammates are like family to him. He's worked hard over the last two decades to get where he is today, playing in some of the best tournaments in North America with people that have become lifelong friends. Enoch loves pushing himself physically and mentally every time he steps onto the field, knowing that if he doesn't give 100% then there's always someone else who will take his place.

In the game of lacrosse, having a superior defense is essential. A solid defense can win championships or put you in a sharp losing streak. It makes sense because after all, you can’t defend a castle if there’s no wall. Defensemen are that wall. Defensemen with great lacrosse equipment make a better wall. Defensemen with the new STX Hammer 500 are the best wall. The STX Hammer 500 lacrosse head gives you the strength and power you need to absolutely decimate the opposing team and disintegrate any chances of the offense scoring a goal. We at Lax World have tested out the…

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After taking the Mesh game by storm, we have recently seen East Coast Dyes (ECD) start expanding their brand to numerous other marketable aspects of the game. From their Carbon Shafts to the Mint balls, no matter what these guys seem to cook up in their new and improved “lab”, the people seem to be foaming at the mouth for a chance to get their hands on these game changing products. Now, yet again, ECD has given the game a whole new product too praise and (in my situation) analyze. We present, The ECD Mirage Lacrosse Head! Named after the risqué evil…

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Two competitors enter a small circle in the middle of the field. They lock eyes, staring each other down with a steely gaze. They get into position. At the mark, they charge towards a small ball in the center. The competitors are locked in a battle for the ball. Their allies stand around them. After a few seconds of might and fight, one emerges with the ball. This possession has changed the tide of the game completely. What was just described is none other than a lacrosse face-off. The lacrosse face-off is one of the most important parts of the…

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The most essential piece of lacrosse equipment is not the pads, helmets or gloves.  It’s the stick. In a sport that has rapidly evolved over centuries, there are many moving pieces and parts to the game of lacrosse. But no matter your position, experience level or even gender, every lacrosse player to ever play the game has used a stick. But not all lacrosse sticks are made the same. Here are some common questions when buying a stick: What are the differences between men’s and women’s sticks?  The first difference comes in the pocket. Because men’s lacrosse allows contact, men’s sticks are deeper to…

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Safety should be a top priority in terms of properly outfitting a lacrosse player with proper protective gear. The most important part of the body you need to keep safe is the head. That’s why lacrosse helmets are mandatory for all levels of men’s lacrosse in the United States. Specifically, lacrosse helmets are most commonly made of plastic and include padding on the inside to allow the head to fit snug, yet comfortably. What is the key to choosing the best lacrosse helmet for your game? You want to always make sure to check out the helmet’s protection level and quality and safety.…

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Properly executing a lacrosse face-off is a combination of skills – both physical and mental. Using the proper tools, mind-set, and body placements are a deadly combination that will increase your possessions off the X. Middies who participate in the face-off are the make-it-or-break-it players on the field. To gain an advantage at the face-off there are certain drills that need to be incorporated into your training sessions – no matter your skill level. Your Stance Practice makes perfect, but practicing bad form and mechanics can hinder your development. Before we get into the drills to make you an expert,…

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You know lacrosse gear is important, but not all gear is made the same. Your position, style of play, age group and experience level can often determine what gear is best for you. One of the easiest pieces of equipment to confuse are lacrosse arm guards and pads, and many beginning players may not know the difference. Here are a few keys to these types of protective gear. Arm Pads Popular with beginners, arm pads are easily adjustable and should slide on and off the player’s arms with minimal effort while providing protection from poke checks and some collisions. Many defensive players that…

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Injuries ranging in severity from minor abrasions to head trauma are known to occur in lacrosse. But with the help of top lacrosse protective gear, you can defend vulnerable areas of your body. Many of the most common injuries can be prevented or minimized with the use of lacrosse protective gear like these items: Mouth Guard Always wear your mouth guard during play, even during practices. Look for a mouth guard with shock-absorbing capabilities. Believe it or not, your mouth guard can help prevent concussion by absorbing impact. If necessary, there are special mouth guards that can be worn with braces. Look for…

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Girls lacrosse is an exciting and enjoyable sport, but you need the proper gear to protect yourself while you play. The lacrosse gear you will need varies based on the position you play. Below is some helpful information you can use to ensure that you buy all of the girls lacrosse gear you need to stay active and safe while out on the field. Protective Gear Women’s lacrosse doesn’t include as much contact as men’s lacrosse, so less protective gear is required to keep players safe. In most leagues, mouth guards and eye goggles are the only items of protective gear required for play.…

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The head of your lacrosse stick is crucial no matter where you play on the field – what’s even more crucial is finding the best lacrosse head for your style of play. Buying a lacrosse shaft is one thing – you know based off your position whether you need a long pole or short pole. If you’re a sharp shooting attack or middie, you need a 30” pole – similarly, if you’re a shut down defender you might have a 60” long pole. But for some reason, nobody breaks down how to find the right lacrosse head: until now. Legality First thing is first – you…

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