Lacrosse, once known as a niche sport mostly played in the northeast has blossomed across the globe and continues to grow at a rapid pace both here in the US and around the World. The reason for this growth could be due to a number of things but I would say it’s due to a few main reasons. #1- The sport is exciting to play. Fast paced, high scoring, hitting, skill, strategy, you name it lacrosse has it. 10 players on the field and each player is no more important then the next. To be successful one must develop his/her own skill and then figure out how to best contribute to the team. After picking up a stick and learning about the history of the game it’s easy to become hooked. I first picked up a stick after learning about it in 5th grade gym class and I haven’t put my stick down since. I believe that lacrosse sticks are powerful and hold a magic spirt that connects us to a game much greater than other games. No doubt my top priority will be getting lacrosse sticks to more people in more places. #2 – Lacrosse isn’t just a game, it’s a lifestyle. On the field, off the field, eating, sleeping and breathing. Their is no such thing as a part time lacrosse player. Once you play you’re a lacrosse player for the rest of your life. #3 – Family- there is no greater family network than that of lacrosse. If you play, coach or ref lacrosse, you’re in the family. Everyone likes to be a part of a family.
After spending several years traveling around the globe playing, teaching and promoting lacrosse I’ve finally made the decision to push forward and formally continue this passion in the creation of The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation.
I can’t tell you how excited I am to begin this journey. We have so many wonderful people supporting us at the start up stage and we can’t wait to see how this all unfolds. We will be blogging throughout our travels and documenting our events from the beginning to the end. My hope is to one day be proudly blogging from the Olympic games watching the “World’s” best players compete. So in the meantime, check back often and see how far we can go when we all work together. There will be many ways to pitch in and we appreciate all of your support.