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Get Up And Just Grow the Game!!

Posted by Barry Marenberg on August 21, 2012

If you are on this blog reading right now, it’s because you love the game of lacrosse.  As popular as the game seems these days, we are still not mainstream.  I coach lacrosse (both youth and sometimes H.S. in the off-season), I write about the sport in this blog and some other websites, and I have made part of my living representing some lacrosse players and some businesses in the lacrosse world.  There are so many others like me out there doing so many things to GROW THE GAME. 

The shirt on the right is one my favorites.  I have a bunch of them and wear them as often as I can.  It shows my commitment to doing whatever I can to contribute to the growth of this great game.  My good friends at http://www.laxallstars.com are currently deep into their Grow The Game Movement.  Info here: GTG Movement  Visit Lacrosse Allstars (Lacrosse Allstars)  and grab a GTG shirt of your own!

But it doesn’t end there.  Last year one of my son, Zander’s, summer team coaches – the great Princeton (and current Hamilton National) defenseman, Chad Weidmaier spent time in Uganda teaching kids how to play lacrosse.  UGANDA!!.  Brett Hughes has turned Lacrosse The Nations (Lacrosse The Nations) into an enormously powerful organization that unifies the lacrosse community to sustainably improve education and health while creating hope and opportunity for children in need.

Josh Chewy Acut has been Growing the Game in Texas for quite some time now and I personally have seen some top-notch lacrosse talent from Texas over the past two Summers so its become abundantly clear to me that there is a great deal lax talent out there in Southwest (and just about everywhere else!).  Payu Nerngchamnong, whom I read about quite a bit on the lax blogs, is doing a ton to Grow the Game in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore.

The above is just a few of the great things that the lacrosse world is doing to bring this great game to the masses AND to use the game to help improve the lives of others.  Lacrosse is so much more than just a game.  Its a life.  If you love this game, try to be more than just a passive player, coach or fan – do something to promote it and help it grow!

See you on the field!

- Coach B

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One Response to “Get Up And Just Grow the Game!!”

  1. Awesome post, Barry. Thank you so much for including LaxAllStars.com. We could not be more thankful for your support.

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