Swax Lax Lacrosse Practice Ball in Lacrosse Stick


Train Anywhere With Confidence

Swax Lax, a company of coaches, enables players and coaches more ways to train by providing patented, innovative products that are safer for the player and the surrounding environment. We are dedicated to helping athletes to become more confident which means more players finding success at every level of the game. 

Since its founding in 2015 Swax Lax has since seen rapid acceptance and growth in the sport, and has become a market leader in introducing patented and patent-pending “training” products.” Swax Lax is in retailers, high schools, colleges, clubs, and youth programs all across the US, Canada, and in Europe. We are also proud to be an Official Training Partner of US Lacrosse, the official governing body in the sport. 

With its success in lacrosse, the Swax Lax brand is now expanding into sports like field hockey. At Swax Lax, we strive to give coaches, parents, and players the right tools to train for success.


Our Vision

To help athletes develop a lifelong love of sports.

Our Mission

Improve athletes’ development and confidence at every level.

Our Values


  • Make an Impact
  • Build Confidence
  • Grow the Game
  • Deliver Innovative, Quality Products
  • Listen To and Serve Our Customers 
  • Have an Ownership Mentality

Laura Gump - founder and CEO of Swax Lax lacrosse training balls

Inventor and Founder Laura Gump

Laura Gump seized on a passion for the sport of lacrosse by founding two highly successful companies: Swax Lax Lacrosse and Swax Lax. Laura is a longtime youth lacrosse coach who currently coaches at Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey and at her own company, Swax Lax Lacrosse (formerly Sum It Up Lacrosse) which, since 2008, has offered camps and clinics for roughly 1,000 K-10th grade girls and boys every year. It was her experience coaching new players and very young players – as well as accidentally hitting her own 4th grade daughter in the head  while teaching her to catch in the backyard — that she came up with the idea for a new product that she turned into another business. 

Swax Lax lacrosse training balls are the exact same weight and size as a hard rubber lacrosse ball, only a lot softer. With two patents and several more pending, Swax Lax training balls are  now seen as a game-changer for the sport and are hailed by coaches, players and parents because they are the perfect training tool for new players of all ages enabling them to learn stick skills with more confidence and less fear. The balls are also ideal for indoor training since the balls don’t bounce or harm hardwood gym floors. More than 800 stores in the US, Canada, and the UK now carry the product, and teams at all levels, including Duke and UVA, use the balls at their practices. 

Laura Gump was the recipient of the 2015 Visionary of the Year award from B.I.G., a national organization dedicated to building entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities for women of all ages.