Today was the first session of the Homegrown for the Holidays winter league. Setup was an adventure as we we had to move two snow covered nets into the brand new dome at Concordia University. Speed was essential as we carried the nets through the large doors. Air was pouring out of the dome as we struggled to relocate the goals inside. We were successful and a potential disaster was adverted. Once we got set up it was smooth sailing ...read more
I sat down with Chad Lunaas of Bite-Tech. Chad is a former University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Lacrosse player and longtime friend of Homegrown Lacrosse. We chatted about some of Bite-Tech's newest and most innovative products ...see video
The Holiday Season is taking the Homegrown Lacrosse office by storm. Jesse is giving away five t-shirts to random 2009 campers. They are going out today. He actually got in a conversation with himself about stamps that had the rest of us a little nervous ...read more
I spoke with Andy Kerchner about Lakeville Lacrosse, pizza squares, and the big dance. Andy is a longtime friend of Homegrown Lacrosse and Minnesota lacrosse in general. He was pivotal in the creation of Lakeville lacrosse and remains active in the community. Thanks to the Minnesota Swarm for all the support that made the 2009 PE program possible ...see the video.
I recently went on a pilgrmage of sorts - visiting the birthplace of Homegrown Lacrosse. What I found in the process- is just like our sport as whole - is worth sharing. It may come as a surprise to many but Homegrown Lacrosse was not officially started in Minnesota. The first seeds were actually planted far away from good old Minnesota on the sunny Southern California campus of Whittier College ...read more
In the hustle of our everyday lives, it is not difficult to forget what fuels us, what keeps us going. I would venture to say that it is not a rare occurrence for someone to lose track of what makes them happy. I always say that if you are wholeheartedly invested in what you are doing, you will be successful at that given task, activity, etc.
Furthermore, I am a strong advocate for doing what you love, for doing what makes you happy. For instance, I love lacrosse--it makes me happy. Now, I don't have a lacrosse stick in my hand every minute of everyday. However, I do know that what I am doing, is all for the best interest of lacrosse ...read more
The Homegrown Lacrosse Physical Education Program in my opinion is the one aspect of Homegrown that sets us apart from the pack. Our employees go out and teach elementary, middle and high school students about the game and its history.