WELCOME TO LAXLESSONS.COM
WHO WE ARE
LaxLessons.com is the leading source for lacrosse news, instructional information and recruiting coverage for players, fans and coaches with news coverage geared toward the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region.
The newly designed LaxLessons.com site was launched in February, 2009 to include a steady flow of daily content and reader interaction.
LaxLessons.com was the brainchild of two individuals who need no introduction to lacrosse followers – former Somers High School (N.Y.) and Loyola College (Md.) stars Jordan and Ryan Rabidou.
Their goal originally was to provide the most recent and useful instructional information, including animated plays and drills, available for lacrosse coaches and players.
While LaxLessons.com still fulfills that mission – in fact, more so now than ever with the launch of a iPad/iPhone app as well as an app for Android featuring animated plays and drills – it has rapidly developed into a one-stop shop for all things lacrosse.
In March, 2009, one of the tristate region’s most versatile and respected journalists, Joe Lombardi, began his association with LaxLessons.com.
Lombardi has been a fixture on the lacrosse scene during the sport’s rapid growth. The primary author of the second edition of “Lacrosse for Dummies,” Lombardi regularly contributes to a wide array of media outlets in addition to LaxLessons, including InsideLacrosse.com, the MSG Varsity television network and MSGVarsity.com.
Since its relaunch, LaxLessons has undergone two site redesigns, with the latest coming in August, 2011.
The newest look equally showcases the different types of content available, including animated plays and practice plans in a sleek look that is both intuitive and quick and easy to navigate.
MEET THE LAXLESSONS.COM TEAM
Jordan Rabidou — Before Loyola: Played lacrosse, football, basketball and ran track at Somers High School (N.Y.). … Earned All-America honors as a junior and senior. … Set high school scoring record with 184 career goals and 128 career assists. … Was a four-time all-section lacrosse pick. … Named all-league in eighth grade, freshman, sophomore, junior and senior seasons. … Journal News lacrosse player of the year in 2002. … Was an all-state football selection junior and senior seasons. … Was a four-time all-league pick in football. … Named football MVP in Section 1 as a sophomore. … Was a two-time sectional champion in track. … Con Edison student-athlete of week award winner. … At Loyola: Led midfield in points freshman year. … Ranked No. 6 faceoff man in the nation junior year. … Named team captain junior and senior seasons. … Received Loyola College Leadership Award.
Ryan Rabidou — Before Loyola: Was a two-time all section and all-league pick in lacrosse, as well as a two-time Journal News all-star, at Somers High School (N.Y.). … Captain of the Somers football team and garnered all-league and all-section honors. … In basketball, earned all-league honors as a sophomore. He holds his high school high jump record and was a two-time all-league selection in track. … Played lacrosse, basketball, football, tennis and ran track at Somers. At Loyola: Played lacrosse for four years and was named captain of the team and Loyola athlete of the month. … His accolades include Loyolas most dedicated athlete award, Michael Brennanaward, Dr. Richie award, four-time Dean’s list member, Jesuit Leader and Future Leaders of Tomorrow nominee.
Joe Lombardi — One of the most established, respected and versatile multimedia producers in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state area. … He has worked as an award-winning editor, columnist and reporter for daily and weekly newspapers; as a writer for national magazines; as a host, announcer and analyst on television and radio; and as publisher for two college basketball Web sites. … Joe, who has been a fixture on the lacrosse scene during the sport’s rapid growth, was named man of the year in 2008 by the Lacrosse Coaches Association of New York’s Hudson Valley Region. … Joe is the primary author of the recently released new edition of “Lacrosse for Dummies,” which mainly focuses on the field game. (The initial edition of “Lax for Dummies,” in which Joe was not involved and which published in 2003, focused on box lacrosse.) You can follow Joe on Twitter at @joe_lombardi.