Over the past few years lacrosse has grown from being played in just a few countries in Europe to now having teams and leagues in 24 countries, with others looking to start. Lacrosse is no longer just "the fastest game on two feet", it is also considered one of the fastest growing sports in the world.
The European Lacrosse Federation (ELF) is the organisational body for lacrosse played in Europe including women's and men's lacrosse.
The dates for the 2014 Ken Galluccio Cup have been announced today, as 13th & 14th September 2014. Currently, no venue has been confirmed but requests for bids to host the event will go out shortly.
The German Lacrosse Association is looking for a head coach for the German National Women’s Team
Jobs start: approximately January/February 2014
Position Description: The German National Women's Lacrosse Team is currently looking for a head coach in preparation for The European Championships
Lacrosse is growing rapidly in Poland, with much of the growth being driven by the links the sport has set up with ice hockey. With the Poles following a model well established in Canada, Brian Gorodetsky, the European Lacrosse Federation's VP Men, wonders if this model can be rolled out elsewhere in Europe.
There is no doubt that the skills and equipment in both sports are transferable. In fact, many box lacrosse teams in Canada actively promote the relationships between hockey and lacrosse for registration: http://www.shuswapminorlacrosse.com/hockey-vs-lacrosse.
So why not work closely with your local ice hockey federation to help get more athletes involved? This strategy is exactly what the Polish Lacrosse Federation is about to do and I hope we sill see their program accelerate even faster than it already has since 2010.
The weekend of the 29th and 30th the Machelen Minotaurs hosted their first lacrosse camp. 19 players were eager to learn from coaches Brian Potter and Tim Fleischer. Two days of lacrosse where split up in 4 practices of 2 hours.
The first day they learned basic skills within the details. In the first two hours of the camp coach Tim Fleischer gave us a good active warm-up and dynamic stretch. This warm-up was followed by some good passing drills. Our first practice ended with some groundbreaking agility and power exercises, this way we knew how to get ready for next lacrosse season.
ELF Board welcomes newly elected men's and women's VP - Brian Gorodetsky based in Serbia and Sara Benbow based in England, were elected at last Saturdays ELF AGM in Berlin, to take over the mens and womens VP position in the ELF Board.
Hon Secretary Steph Migchelsen and Hon Treasurer Kurt Rothleitner were re-elected.
LimeGreen Lacrosse is a European non-profit organization, based in Germany that combines the fight against blood cancer with growing and improving the sport of lacrosse in Europe.
Inspired by the great work of the HEADstrong Foundation and the vision of HEADstrong founder Nick Colleluori we want to take part in the fight against blood cancer and combine it with growing and improving the sport we all love so much, lacrosse.
The Berlin Open will be the first public stage of LimeGreen Lacrosse and we are thankful about the great support of the organizers and referees to promote and support LimeGreen Lacrosse. To find out more about us and our mission visit: www.limegreen-lacrosse.de