As a youngster, suiting up for lacrosse practice was a simple and conservative affair. I grabbed a pair of beat up shorts, an old school penny from my brother’s closet, and some second hand equipment from Play It Again Sports.
To say that things have changed would be an understatement.
An average youth practice nowadays resembles an 80’s rock concert. Flashy neon shorts, striped ankle socks, and florescent cleats are a common sighting.
And this new swag isn’t being produced by brands that only lax bros would identify with. Nike, Reebok and Adidas have all made a major splash in the lacrosse market.
I recently made a trip to Dicks Sporting Goods to grab a few things. I was blown away when I noticed the lacrosse section that dominated the entire front corner of the store. Just ten years ago, outside of a specialized distributor, it was impossible to find anything related to the fastest game on two feet.. This is a great testament to the growth of lacrosse throughout the United States.
Today, kids that play lacrosse carry a certain swagger that separates them from the rest of the pack. The clothing is branded to fit this mold, and naturally brings attention to the sport we all love and cherish. Some may argue that this is cocky or flashy, but personally, I love it. A shaggy haired teenager rocking a pair of multicolored shorts will never be mistaken for a baseball player, a fact that rests easy in the minds of lacrosse supporters nationwide.
Anyone that has ever picked up a stick has always known how special our sport is. But for years, lacrosse struggled to gain national interest like football, basketball and even soccer. (Yes, I can’t believe I said it.)
But now, it is relevant. The evolution of lacrosse is upon us, and I’m along for the ride.
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