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1904 Olympic Lacrosse teams – What went wrong?

1904 Olympic Lacrosse teams – What went wrong? In our previous blog about the 1904 Olympics we discussed that only three lacrosse teams played in the 1904 Olympic Games. In addition, those teams were not the best available from the United States or Canada. So why? Why would countries not… Read more »

1904 – The First Olympics with Lacrosse

The first two Olympics in the modern era had taken place in Europe, Greece (1896), and Paris (1900).  Lacrosse had not been featured in either of those Olympics. The 1904 Olympics were awarded to the United States, the first Olympic Games on the American Continent. The city who won the… Read more »

1905 – A United States President decides the fate of lacrosse in favor of football

In 1905 an opportunity appeared that many lacrosse enthusiast had been waiting for, an chance to replace football as America’s sport. In 1905 there were 18 deaths and nearly 150 injuries in football. Colleges were disgusted with students being injured and in some cases dying on the football field. The President… Read more »

Fort Snelling Lacrosse

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Many of you have read and heard about the lacrosse game that took a fort, Fort Michilimackinac. But another fort, Fort Snelling in St. Paul Minnesota, had a number of significant lacrosse events. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, President Jefferson sent Louis and Clark to explore and document the acquisition. They recommended a fort be… Read more »

Book Review – Lacrosse Playing and Coaching by Margaret Boyd

Published in 1959 this book was one of the first books to document the girls game and how to play and coach the sport. Boyd was from Great Britain and this book documents the first concepts on how to cradle the ball, pass, shoot, and play each position. One unique item in… Read more »