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Old School Lacrosse Pictures

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great Christmas! I was swamped this week with gift buying, travel, and family so I didn’t have time to write up a post.

However the other day I was searching for images for my day job and I came across a bunch of amazing old school lacrosse photos from the Library of Congress photo depository.

I also discovered a pretty solid collection of old school lacrosse photos on Getty Images which I’ve embedded below.

So today’s post is a quick, fun one so you can see the magic that is old school lacrosse.

Has the equipment from any other sport evolved as radically as the sport of lacrosse? Can’t think of another.

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And for the grand finale I introduce to you my favorite old school lacrosse photo. Demonstrating the old school goalie technique of the parallel to the ground dive save aka the Superman.

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Conclusion

I’ll be back next week with a regular post. In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed this series of old school lacrosse photos.

How about that goalie with no chest protector? I guess when you have the US Army looking on padding is optional. Amazing.

Interesting how much the game has evolved since these days.

Until next time! Coach Damon

4 thoughts on “Old School Lacrosse Pictures

  1. Hey Damon,
    Fun to see pics from the early days of lacrosse.

    Your comment regarding the picture of the goalie w/o chest protector got me thinking about player safety and development of the game.

    The game played today is much faster and exciting but also more dangerous. You’ve written before about protective gear and safety focused regulations. I heard that lacrosse was working on a new ball which maintained current weight, size, spin and low speed bounce characteristics but would compress more at high speed collisions and thus dampen impact energy. I’d welcome any update you have on this development and appreciate your continued advocacy on progressing the game safely.

    1. Hi Jeff – You’re right about the new ball. On June 10th, NOCSAE voted and approved a change in the hardness specification for lacrosse balls that will go into effect in June 2017. The past hardness standard (C-D) was 110-210 and those were deemed too hard and dangerous. This new spec is narrowed down and requires balls be between 115-150. According to the US Lacrosse site the new ball has a 40-percent reduction in the transfer of energy. This is great news for goalies.

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