3d Lacrosse Celebrates an Exciting 2016: A Look Back
DENVER — For 3d Lacrosse, 2016 was a fantastic year of lacrosse on all fronts as we continued toward our mission of growing the game of lacrosse, advancing the knowledge of the sport, helping players improve their skills and IQ and creating opportunities for lacrosse players and coaches.
With several major partnerships established, enhanced programming, additional events, 3d offered more opportunities to today’s young lacrosse player than ever before, and the momentum foreshadows the excitement for the future as we approach the New Year.
Here’s a look at some of 3d Lacrosse’s biggest stories of the year – stories that will help shape the future of our company as we head into 2017.
STX and 3d Lacrosse Join Forces, Announces STX Rising Showcase
One of the biggest stories of the year, 3d Lacrosse and STX announced a multi-year partnership, making STX the exclusive equipment provider for 3d Lacrosse. Taking the relationship to new heights, STX and 3d Rising announced in the fall of 2016 a sponsorship that will evolve 3d’s most impactful training and development opportunity – formerly known as 3d Blue Chip – into an even greater product – the STX Rising Showcase Series. It kicks off in January of 2017 with the STX Rising DI East and STX Rising DI West training camps.
For more details visit https://3dlacrosse.com/blog/stx-3d-lacrosse-join-forces-present-stx-risi....
3d Events Continue National Growth
3d Events experienced its busiest and best year ever, growing its range of national and regional offerings, highlighted by the addition of the College Bound Series by way of a partnership with IMG Academy. Events like the Denver Shootout, the FLG in 3d Summer and Fall Shootouts and the Oceanside Hustle continue to set a high standard of quality for the industry. In total, more than 870 teams – and more than 16,000 players – competed at 3d Events across the country in 2016.
To learn more about 3d Events on deck for 2017, visit 3d Lacrosse.com/tournaments.
3d Lacrosse Continues Work With Harlem Lacrosse
In 2016, Harlem Lacrosse and 3d Lacrosse continued their partnership to help take the nationally recognized non-profit’s on-field operations to the next level. With 3d CEO Greg Waldbaum recently joining Harlem’s New York flagship Advisory Board, the partnership is set to make an even bigger impact next year as Harlem expands nationally.
Read more about the Harlem and 3d relationship at https://3dlacrosse.com/blog/3d-lacrosse-raising-bar-harlem-lacrosse-lead....
3d Lacrosse Powers New England Junior Black Wolves
Strengthening a growing relationship with the National Lacrosse League’s New England Black Wolves, Connecticut-based 3d Tri-State partnered with the pro team to assemble the Jr. Black Wolves youth box lacrosse teams. The squads competed in Ontario at the Junior NLL Tournament, giving the participants an unmatched box lacrosse experience.
Learn more about the Jr. Black Wolves here: https://3dlacrosse.com/blog/junior-black-wolves-have-game-changing-exper...
3d Enhances DIII Offerings
As part of its effort to increase opportunities for Division III prospects, 3d Lacrosse unveiled a radical new concept in 2016 with the first ever DIII Road Trip, which took a group of student-athletes to seven different elite academic institutions over the course of three days. It dovetailed the growingly popular STX Rising DIII Showcase, which now features a summer and a fall installment. More on 3d’s DIII offerings here:
Learn more about the DIII Road Trip at https://3dlacrosse.com/recruiting-showcases/3d-lacrosse-diii-road-trip and learn more about the STX Rising DIII Showcase at https://3dlacrosse.com/recruiting-showcases/stx-rising-showcase-series/stx-rising-diii-showcase.
3d Methodology Continues to Evolve
The very lifeblood of 3d Lacrosse, the 3d Methodology – born out of the company’s proprietary Box-Field Hybrid Development System – was put on a new trajectory in 2016 as company founder Jamie Munro and Director of Methodology Logan Bobzien placed a super-charged focus on refining what is the industry’s most extensive library of written and video resources for coaches – a content-rich representation of decades worth of cumulative coaching knowledge.
Read more about the 3d Methodology at https://3dlacrosse.com/blog/3d-lacrosse-realigns-leadership-accelerated-....
Customer Engagement at a Deeper Level
3d Lacrosse continues to enhance its customer engagement. The past year saw our social media presence take huge steps as we grew our national and regional presence on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and SnapChat. 3d Lacrosse now reaches more than 56,000 people on social media. And that didn’t just happen over night. From bringing the voice of the customer to light, to activating with 3d’s collection of world class partners on site at events and showcases like Lax.com and Elevation Video, 3d Lacrosse has worked to better engage all of our constituents – parents, players, coaches, participating teams at events and partners.
To hear what some of 3d Lacrosse’s parents are saying, check out this recent video from the fall 3d Texas training camp in Houston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hwkLXotxko
3d Select, Helping Players Elevate Their Game, Racks Up Commitments
With programs in more than a dozen different regions nationwide, 3d Lacrosse continues to lead the nation by helping players improve their skills and connect with college coaches, ultimately putting them on the path to become successful college lacrosse players. In 2016, 3d Lacrosse’s total number of committed players from 3d Select programs – girls and boys – grew to almost 200.
You can find 3d Lacrosse on Twitter (@3dLacrosse), on Instagram (@3dlacrosse), Facebook (Facebook.com/3dlacrosse) and SnapChat (@threedlacrosse). And be sure to follow all of 3d Lacrosse’s regional accounts on social media by using the hashtags #getbetter and #3don2.
About 3d Lacrosse
3d Lacrosse is the nation’s fastest-growing lacrosse services company, offering innovative training, premier events, select travel teams, showcases and leagues for boys and girls ages six through 18 at all levels of organized competition. Founded in 2009, the Company trains more than 35,000 athletes annually using its proprietary Box-Field Hybrid™ Development System that combines the tight stick-handling and ball control of box lacrosse with the team-based field strategies used in Division I college programs. In addition to lacrosse-specific training, professional coaches help players develop lifelong skills, including dedication, teamwork and critical thinking under pressure. Based in Denver, 3d Lacrosse also has offices in Annapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Rochester, San Diego and San Francisco. Learn more at www.3dLacrosse.com.
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