In late 2006, Lacrosse – Inside The Game was born, after a discussion I had with a good friend named Bernice Allinson. We talked about how neat it would be to have a site where lacrosse fans could share in an experience like no other. We discussed how forums are fun, but there is nowhere out there that fans can get a real feel for what goes on “Inside The Game”.
Hence, the name. We strive here to be unique. We also strive to cover as many aspects of lacrosse as we can; Minor, Junior, Major, Masters, Box, Field, Collegiate, just lacrosse. We also target to get behind the scenes and talk to the Pros, talk to kids, talk to anyone that wants to talk lacrosse.
We take great pride here in raising funds, (through sponsorships in 2007, and through our own efforts since 2008 ) to support kids to play our great game. In the summer months, we choose a player each week and award them our “Minor Star of the Week”, with a picture and an article about them. They also receive a prize.
We make it a goal to report scores on as many games as possible throughout the summer, at all different levels of lacrosse. While it may be a challenge to report “ALL” scores, it is our goal.
One of our biggest events we cover is the Ontario Lacrosse Festival, which is an annual event held (so far) in my home town of Whitby, Ontario. I feel so fortunate to be able to attend this event every year, and in August 2007 we experienced our largest one day number of site visits at 4,734. That one day total was then eclipsed when we hit 7,708 views on Saturday, September 6, 2008 (during the Mann Cup finals in Brampton, Ontario).
During the NLL season we focus weekly on all games, with our 2008 launch of the “This Week In Lacrosse”, video segment. We hope to continue this over the summer and plan to be at many locations speaking with as many lacrosse folks as possible.
In 2008 we also added a “Poll” section to our site where folks can give us their opinions on current happenings in lacrosse.
Lastly, in late 2008 we have launched our own branded clothing line, with the LITG and Max Power designs. Be sure to check out the LITG Gear area, and visit our store for some great deals!
There are so many more things in store, way too many to name at this point. So check back and see what’s new often as we will constantly be adding new features to the site.
Keep your stick in the air!