Swax Lax News

Swax Lax Heading to LaxCon 2017 January 18, 2017 00:00

Lacrosse’s largest educational event, LaxCon, is being held this weekend, January 20–22, in Baltimore Maryland, and Swax Lax is looking forward to their third visit. Be sure to stop by to say “Hi!”

New Year, New Game January 12, 2017 00:00

Swax Lax was fortunate to receive lots of attention from reputable lacrosse magazines, countless fans on Instagram and Youtube, popular retailers, and awesome bloggers. Whether a college student stuck indoors for winter training or a third grader learning lacrosse basics in a gym, reviewers highlighted the indoor friendliness of the Swax Lax balls.

Can I Use a Swax Lax Ball with a Rebounder? January 6, 2017 00:00

We’re often asked how Swax Lax balls work with rebounders (or pitchbacks, as some lacrosse players call them). You’ll be glad to know, they work perfectly.

Swax Lax balls are designed to be bounce-resistant, and while this no-bounce quality might seem like it would make Swax Lax balls hard to use with rebounders, the truth is, the balls work really well. Players may just need to stand a little closer to the rebounder when using a Swax Lax ball instead of a traditional lacrosse ball.

All We Need Is One Love October 11, 2016 00:00

Inventor Laura Gump holding a One Love Swax Lax soft lacrosse training ballIn honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, Swax Lax and the One Love Foundation have teamed up for "All We Need Is One Love," a social media campaign to raise awareness about the warning signs of relationship abuse.

The One Love Foundation was founded in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love. The foundation works with young people all around the country to educate them about the warning signs of abusive relationships and motivate communities to work to change the statistics around relationship violence. Currently, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience relationship violence at some point during their life. Swax Lax is helping the One Love Foundation change these statistics by spreading the word through our “All We Need Is One Love” campaign.

How To Show — and Share — Your Love

Here's how you can show — and share — your love and join the campaign:

  1. Buy a limited-edition One Love Swax Lax ball (unless you already have one!).
  2. Post a picture of your One Love Swax Lax training ball on Instagram.
  3. Add #SwaxLax4OneLove to your post and tag a friend to do the same.
  4. Tag Swax Lax (@swaxlaxball) in your picture so we can watch the love grow!

The more people who post, the larger the One Love chain will grow! Swax Lax will donate a portion of the proceeds to the One Love Foundation once we sell out of our One Love Balls.

Have fun spreading the love!

The #SwaxLax4OneLove campaign runs through 11/20.

That Hit's Going to Leave a Mark! October 4, 2016 00:00

Most of us have said this while watching a lacrosse game or practice when a player gets hit with an errant pass or shot. We make light of the incident but the pain and discomfort to the player can be significant, maybe to the point of discouraging players from continuing to play the great game of lacrosse.

It’s Ridiculous There’s No Lacrosse in Rio August 4, 2016 00:00

On August 5, the 2016 summer Olympics kick off in Rio, and we’re eager to watch our favorite athletes represent the USA! But wait, where’s lacrosse on the roster of events?

Lacrosse was an Olympic sport in the 1904 and 1908 summer games. Canada, the USA, and Great Britain competed in men’s lacrosse, and Canada took the gold each year (although Great Britain only competed in the 1904 competition).

One Love, One New Swax Lax May 3, 2016 00:00

Swax Lax and One Love Partner with Limited Edition lacrosse training ballJust as I walked in the door today for my first day as a Swax Lax intern, I noticed a new design featured on the Swax Lax ball. I immediately recognized the look — the light blue color with the heart-shaped pattern — One Love — because my high school, Oak Knoll in Summit, NJ, ran to support this incredible cause. I soon learned the ball was created out of a partnership between Swax Lax and the One Love Foundation.

One Love Foundation

Yeardley Love - One Love FoundationOn May 3, 2010, Yeardley Love was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend — she was a victim of relationship violence. At the time of her death, she was a senior at the University of Virginia and played on their women’s lacrosse team. Yeardley was described as happy, kind, humble, fun, and passionate about the game of lacrosse. Yeardley’s tragic story sparked awareness in the university community and across the country, and to honor her memory, the One Love Foundation was founded with the goal of bringing “an end to relationship violence by educating, empowering, and activating campus communities in a movement for change.”

People often think this could never happen to them, but statistics show that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will suffer from relationship abuse in their lifetime. One Love wants to work together to change these statistics, and end relationship abuse.

College campuses and high school lacrosse programs have responded to this cause with enthusiasm and dedication. Teams are challenged to run 1,000,000 yards to show their support (#YardsForYeardley). My high school lacrosse team became involved last year by participating in the run. We completed the 1,000,000 yards, and while running, we were encouraged and inspired that we were helping to make a difference, one yard at a time.

Help Support One Love

After hearing Yeardley’s story and learning about her love of lacrosse, the Swax Lax team wanted to find a way to help propel One Love’s mission by creating a limited edition lacrosse training ball. Swax Lax will donate $1,000 to the One Love Foundation through sales of this ball. I encourage you to buy one today and join the Swax Lax team in supporting this important cause — and to join One Love in the stand against relationship abuse.

Blog post written by Kate Kelly, an intern working at Swax Lax this spring.

I’m One Lucky Guy April 26, 2016 00:00

 may have mentioned it before but I’ll say it again, “I’m a lucky guy.” I get to share the greatest game in the world — lacrosse — with great groups of young people. And when I am really, really lucky, like this weekend, I get to see them share it with others.

Vote for Inventor Laura Gump April 2, 2016 00:00

As you may have read online or in a recent e-blast, I was recently selected as a finalist for the "Visionary of the Year" award for my role in creating Swax Lax and Sum It Up Lacrosse camps and clinics. The award finalists were presented by B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow), a national organization dedicated to building entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities for women of all ages.

When Less Is More January 26, 2016 00:00

Never underestimate the dedication of lacrosse coaches — or the power of nonrefundable hotel reservations — to draw people to the middle of a meteorological cataclysm (aka #jonasblizzard2016).

Greetings to Our Friends in the Great White North November 9, 2015 00:00

Good news for our Canadian brothers and sisters. Swax Lax training balls are now available north of the border. Working with Amazon.com, the folks at Swax Lax are now offering our lacrosse training balls for sale in Canada

Lacrosse is the national sport of Canada and the birthplace of the modern game. Swax Lax is proud to be able to share our innovative training ball with our neighbors to the North.

Putting Fun in Fundamentals November 1, 2015 00:00

How corny is that title? Worse than a can of Green Giant Niblets? Probably, but it’s a principle we live by at Swax Lax Lacrosse. 

Swax Lax and Swax Lax Lacrosse Camps and Clinics founder, Laura Gump,  has used this “corny” principle to develop a program for her camps and clinics that engages young players, gives them confidence, and keeps them wanting to continue to play lacrosse. Because of this success, Laura has been asked to speak at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Baltimore this January (#LaxCon). It’s kind of a big deal.

Lax for The Cure July 6, 2015 00:00

Players and coaches loved the realistic weight and feel of the ball when throwing and catching, and parents loved the softness and bright colors: red, blue, yellow, gold, plum pink, white) of the Swax Lax balls.

Swax Lax and Gumballs By the Sea June 24, 2015 00:00

When the lacrosse players weren't trying their hardest on the field, many of them chose to stop by the Swax Lax booth to check out the balls, chat with our interns, and get free gumballs!

Discover the Secret to Fear-free Goalie Training June 2, 2015 00:00

The secret to a fear-free goalie training session has arrived. It’s the Swax Lax lacrosse training ball — a no bounce, soft weighted ball that mimics the weight, circumference, and texture of a regulation lacrosse ball.

Testing the Waters May 17, 2015 00:00

What would happen if a Swax Lax ball accidentally ended up in the family pool? Was left outside during a summer rain storm? Landed in a pond at the local park? Was tossed into the ocean down the shore? To answer these questions, the Swax Lax Team of interns devised a wet-ball durability test.

The Birth of the Swax Lax Lacrosse Training Ball April 28, 2015 00:00

The Swax Lax lacrosse training ball is great for new players who are hoping to work on their stick skills. A dropped pass is no big deal because the ball doesn’t bounce. And it's softer so it won't hurt as much if you're hit.

Swax Lax Balls are Down to Earth April 21, 2015 00:00

Swax Lax lacrosse training balls are safe, durable, and eco-friendly, and they're incredibly shock absorbent.

Good, Better, Best April 11, 2015 00:00

The Swax Lax team has tested Swax Lax lacrosse training balls with lacrosse players of all abilities to ensure the best designed ball.