This website is dedicated to the game of lacrosse. My name is Tim Rossi and for over forty years I have been playing lacrosse. For the past 16 years I have been officiating and coaching and now I am writing about the game of lacrosse.
I grew up in a lacrosse family, where my father, the late Frank Rossi, formed the Lindenhurst Lacrosse program as the 9th high school lacrosse program on Long Island, NY – one of the “hotbeds” of lacrosse development.
I’ve had the great fortune to have many great coaches, and have played on (and against) great teams with amazing lacrosse players. I’ve also had the opportunity to be involved in helping develop the sport as it’s been growing through my roles on local Chapters of US Lacrosse as well as serving on National US Lacrosse boards.
As a goalie I had the privilege to learn from two incredible goalies while growing up. The incredible goalie play of my brother Chip Rossi (who was voted Long Island All County goalie in 1983 and was listed as one of the top goalies on Long Island in the 80’s), and also the legendary goalie Sal Locasio, who was the goalie for Lindenhurst High School where my father coached and ran the program.
Growing up we’d spend the winters playing box lacrosse in the Lindenhurst gym where my brother and Sal would put on spectacles of playing the goalie position. During my childhood and youth, there were many other goalies and players who I was inspired by watching as my father would rarely miss a college game on the weekends as well as the NCAA finals, which were a regular trip we’d take. In those days of the 70’s and 80’s, everyone knew everyone else in the lacrosse world, and it was a big extended family.
I played in college for the great lacrosse legend coach Fred Acee at SUNY Farmingdale and continued on in my post collegiate playing in many places around the country where I have lived – from the east coast to the west coast.
This website and content is my way of contributing back to the game that has given so much and enriched my life in so many ways.
Ok, it’s not entirely altruistic, as I do offer goalie training and officiating support. But for the most part, this is my way of giving back what I have learned and developed through the years for the benefit of anyone who wants to learn more about the lacrosse goalie position and the game of lacrosse as a whole.
I’m also the founder of the 1acrosse Organization, supporting lacrosse as a vehicle for positive change for a better future: 1acrosse.org
Feel free to contact me for more information about this website, for information about my goalie training, for feedback about my officiating presentations and support or for other feedback related to the game of lacrosse.