By MLL Communications | 1/9/13 4:30 AM
Boston, MA (Monday, January 7, 2013) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today a partnership with the player development tool and social network RipNet to develop the skills of the next generation of MLL players and facilitate and encourage the growth of the game of lacrosse.
“We’re very excited to partner with RipNet to cultivate the next generation of lacrosse players,” says Major League Commissioner, David Gross. “We love how RipNet has managed to combine the best characteristics of Nike+, Facebook, ESPN and Twitter to do great things for lacrosse and lacrosse players.”
With RipNet on their mobile devices, MLL, collegiate, high school and youth players have a unique set of innovative tools to improve their play on the field and stay connected with all things lacrosse. MLL fans will be able to follow their favorite MLL players, track their success through Leaderboards and Players of the Week, participate in MLL forums, and get game stats and scores. RipNet’s player development tools combine an innovative video platform with on-field performance analytics that visualize a player’s strengths, weaknesses and improvement opportunities.
“I like that it clearly shows where you have had your most success when shooting, starting from where on the field you’re shooting to where you put the ball in the net,” says Ned Crotty, Rochester Rattlers attackman and 2010 MLL Rookie of the Year, one of a number of current MLL players currently using RipNet themselves. “As an offensive player, you want to be a threat from anywhere on the field, but there are naturally going to be certain places we are more comfortable from and RipNet will help you find it.”
“We’re delighted to be able to provide today’s and tomorrow’s stars an exciting new way to improve their game and share it with the community,” says Dudley Fitzpatrick, CEO of RipNet.”MLL players are the greatest in the world. We’re honored they’ve chosen us to join their team.”
RipNet Performance Technology is a player development application and social network for men and women lacrosse players of all ages and skill levels. RipNet’s free applications are available at www.rip.net, iTunes and Google play.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001 and will enter its thirteenth season in 2013. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: The Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Hamilton Nationals, New York Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers.
The 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft will take place on January 11, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA and will be broadcast live on MLL's YouTube Channel at 8:30 P.M. The 2013 season will commence on April 27, 2013. More information about the league can be found at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com, Facebook or Twitter.