Summer 2023

Summer Events – Appearances, Book Sales and Signings

Join lacrosse author Jim Calder this summer at these great events. You will be able to meet the author, purchase signed copies of his books and learn about the history and culture of the game.


July 15th to 16th - Niagara Classic - Youngstown, New York


August 3rd to 5th - Summit Classic - Lake Placid, New York


August 8th to 12th - Ontario Lacrosse Festival - Whitby, Ontario


September 16th to 17th - Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Festival - Syracuse, New York





February 23rd, to 24th, 2023

Reading For The Love Of It

Jim Calder will be part of the GoodMinds.com Booth at Reading For The Love Of It at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto. This is a must for Teachers and a good one for Coaches. Calder will introduce educators and coaches from across Canada to the new Lacrosse - The Ancient Game Education Guide and Student Workbook, as well as his other books.




January 20th, to 21st, 2023

Return To LaxCon - Meet the Author

Jim Calder will be part of the Native Hub Installation at LaxCon in the Baltimore Convention Center. LaxCon features the USA Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest. The new Lacrosse - The Ancient Game Education Guide and Student Workbook will be available to attendees along with these books: Tales of a Lacrosse Troubadour, Lacrosse - The Ancient Game and Women Play Lacrosse.




August 5th, to 7th, 2022

Lake Placid Summit Classic

Jim Calder to set up booth at Lake Placid Summit Classic, New York August 5, 6 and 7th.

Meet the author at this historic tournament on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Learn about the history and culture of our great game!




July 29th, to 31st, 2022

Canadian Lacrosse Fans

Canadian Lacrosse Fans - Author and Booth will be at OLA Lacrosse Festival in Whitby, Ontario starting this Friday, July 29th through Sunday, July 31st. Visit the LTAG Booth inside at the Vendors Area.




July 16th, to 17th, 2022

LTAG Booth will be at Niagara Lacrosse Classic in Youngstown, New York July 16-17

Jim Calder, will be set up at Niagara Lacrosse Classic in Youngstown, New York July 16-17

Meet the author at this great tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Learn about the history and culture of our great game!




July 7th, to 9th, 2022

LTAG Booth will be at Women's World Championships in Towson, Maryland - July 7th, 8th and 9th

Jim Calder, author and the Lacrosse the Ancient Game Booth will be at Women's World Championships in Towson, Maryland - July 7th, 8th and 9th

Get your signed copy of Women Play Lacrosse - A History of the International Field Game or other books. Visit the LTAG Booth at the Vendors Area at Towson University.




June 11th to 12th, 2022

LTAG Booth will be at Laxapalooza in Allentown, PA. Sat. June 11th and Sun. June 12th

Author Jim Calder and the LTAG Booth will be at Laxapalooza in Allentown, PA. Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sun. 9:am - 3 p.m.

All three books will be available for sale and signing. The big event takes place at Grange Park.




May 28th to 29th, 2022

It will be a busy summer with Book Sales beginning this weekend at the USA Women's National Tournament in Bel Air, MD

Join author Jim Calder at the LTAG booth Sat. (9 am-5 pm) and Sun. (9 am - 1 pm). Get your signed copy of any or all of the three books. The tournament takes place at Cedar Lane Regional Park.




January 11th, 2022

Tales of a Lacrosse Troubadour will be launched at LaxCon this Friday and Saturday, January 14-15th

"Tales of a Lacrosse Troubadour" will be launched at LaxCon this Friday and Saturday, January 14-15th. Visit author Jim Calder at the Tewaaraton Booth to get your signed copy of the third book in the Lacrosse Collection line.

"Tales of a Lacrosse Troubadour" focuses on the author’s unique 55 year involvement with the game. It is part memoir, part essay collection, and historical narrative. "Troubadour" takes the reader on a trip starting with the wooden stick era all the way up to the approaching Olympic involvement.

Many fans will have experienced many of the stories in the book as players, coaches, builders, organizers, parents.... and fans. Above all, "Tales of a Lacrosse Troubadour" is about the medicine in the game and the passion and love of the game that we all share.

See you at Laxcon..... or if you can't make it to Baltimore.....order yours on this site!




November 6th, 2021

Pre-Order Your Copy of "Troubadour"

The limited edition of the third book in the Lacrosse Collection by Jim Calder will be ready for shipping in early 2022. It is a wonderful walk through the last 55 years of our game, and the roles lacrosse aficionados ended up playing in pursuit of their passion. You can secure your copy by ordering now. Just go to the Troubadour page or the Store page to order your copy. It will be shipped to you when it arrives from the printer.




July 14th-15th, 2018

Jim Calder to Lecture at Niagara Lacrosse Invitational

Historical Author and Lecturer will lecture at the Niagara Classic at Old Fort Niagara in Lewiston, NY on July 14th and 15th. Please visit www.laxfederation.com for more information.

Jim Calder will be signing and selling both of his books in Vendor Area.




January 19th-20th, 2018

Author to appear at US Lacrosse LaxCon

James Calder to appear at US Lacrosse LaxCon - Jan. 19-20, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore MD.

Booth 436 - Sale of Books and Prints



January 29th, 2018

Lacrosse: A Nations Game - Documentary

Lacrosse - A Nations Game - A brand new documentary on the history on the game on Super Channel - January 29 - 8 pm - 1st airing.

For more information: http://www.superchannel.ca/show/70701277/lacrosse-a-nations-game



May 01, 2017

150 Years of Lacrosse - Montreal Celebration

150 years logo

If you are a lacrosse history fan you need to get to Montreal June 16-18, 2017 for the most unique celebration of the game ever! Re-enacted Games....Museum Displays....Lectures from some of the most knowledgeable lacrosse historians in the world...and box and field lacrosse tourneys of course! Visit 150.lacrosse.ca for more information.



April 29, 2017

UPCOMING LECTURE: MAY 18th to MAY 21st - Milwaukee, WI

Jim Calder will be speaking about the history of our great game at Laxtravaganza in Milwaukee from Thursday May 18 through to Sunday, May 21.

Contact Hot4Lax - Robin Buckley - for more information.
University School of Milwaukee
1775 County Line Road
Milwaukee WI 53217.



April 27, 2017

UPCOMING LECTURE: JUNE 5th - Westmount, Quebec

Jim Calder to lecture on the transformation of the traditional game to the modern game in 1867 at the Westmount Public Library, Mon. June 5, 2017, 7:00 pm in Westmount, Quebec - Free Admission.



July 07, 2016

UPDATE: Sainte Marie Among-the-Hurons

Presenters from Left to Right  - Dave Jones,  Toronto Rock's Steve Fry, Alf Jacques, Buffalo Bandit's Dhane Smith, Ron Fletcher, Rock's Rob Hellyer

Rock Goalie Steve Fry stopping some tough shots! Stephan Leblanc and Brad Kri in tent

Alf Jacques showing his craftmenship

July 1-2 Weekend at the Sainte Marie Among-the-Hurons History of Lacrosse Weekend in Midland, Ontario.



July 02, 2016

UPDATE: Utah Ski Town Shootout Tournament

Jim with Utah Mamaci Girls Team

Jim with Tribal West's Fish Bartlett

Park City, Utah Ski Town Shootout Tournament on Fri., June 10 and Sat.



Aug. 05-07, 2016

Lake Placid Summit Tournament

We will be back at Lake Placid Summit Tournament from Friday, August 5 - Sunday, Aug. 7. This is our third year at this great annual event!



July 01-02, 2016

Sainte Marie Among-the-Hurons History of Lacrosse Weekend

If you need a great activity for the July 1-2 Weekend join us at the Sainte Marie Among-the-Hurons History of Lacrosse Weekend in Midland, Ontario. Join renowned Stick-maker Alf Jacques at his exhibit on the art of stick-making. Meet NLL Stars Dhane Smith(Buffalo Bandits) and Toronto Rock Stars Stefan Leblanc, Rob Hellyer, Steve Fryer and others in their on-site clinics and autograph signing sessions. Hear presentations on the history of the game by Co-Authors Ron Fletcher and Jim Calder! It will be a great time for all lacrosse players and fans! This is our third year in Midland!



June 10-11, 2016

Utah Ski Town Shootout Tournament

Join us at the Park City, Utah Ski Town Shootout Tournament on Fri., June 10 and Sat. June 11. Jim Calder will speak on the history of lacrosse and will be book signing at the Tribal West Tent! Our first time in Utah with our books!



May 28-29, 2016

2016 US Lacrosse Women's National Tournament

We will be at the 2016 US Lacrosse Women's National Tournament at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Stop by the Booth to get your signed copy of "Women Play Lacrosse - A History of the International Field Game".

Event Hours: Sat. May 28 - 9 am - 5 pm and Sun. May 29 - 7am - 11am. Our first appearance at this major event!



January 22-23, 2016

Join us at the US LAX Convention!

Jim Calder will be attending and running a booth (Booth # 834) at the US Lacrosse Convention Join the lacrosse community from 1 pm - 6:30 pm on Friday Jan. 22nd and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Baltimore Convention Center.

Jim will be signing the new book "Women Play Lacrosse - A History of the International Field Game" and also "Lacrosse - The Ancient Game". See you there!

LAXCON 2016, Baltimore Convention Center.



August 22, 2015

History Day At Sainte-Marie Among The Hurons

On Sat. Aug. 22 we ran a "Lacrosse History Day" at Sainte-Marie Among The Hurons in Midland, Ontario. Midland is where the Jesuit Priest Brebeuf made the first written record of the game in 1637. This is the second year of running a history and culture event in Midland. Visitors to the facility took in lectures on the evolution of the game from Medicine Game to Sport, saw guest Alf Jacques display his incredible stick-making, and learned the basics of game from NLL Stars Andrew Suitor (New England Blackwolves) and Chad Culp (Buffalo Bandits). Midland is looking at creating an annual event to honour the history of the game.

Traditional lacrosse stick jig.

Learning the game.

Lacrosse History Day.

Lacrosse History Day.



August 5, 2015

Unbelievable Scotland Launch and now on to Lake Placid Festival

Hello Lacrosse History Fans,

We are pleased to say that the launch of "Women Play Lacrosse: A History of the International Field Game" at the beautiful Edinburgh Balmoral Hotel could not have been better. We had an enthusiastic international full house featuring everyone from the august international builders of the Women's Game to relative newcomers from Japan and Colombia.

Jim Calder book launch of Women Play Lacrosse at U19 Worlds.

FIL President Stan Cockerton thanked hosts Peter Roy and Bruce Hertzfelder for the event. St. Leonards Historian Jane Claydon gave a wonderful history of the school which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. England Lacrosse CEO Mark Coups provided background on the formation of the Levick Boyd Archive at the University of Bedfordshire in England. Almost $1,500 was raised for the Archive from the sale of the book and an auction.

Jim Calder and Ron Fletcher with FIL Executives.

Co-Authors Ron Fletcher and Jim Calder spoke about the contents of the book and thanked all the people from around the world that contributed to its publishing.

On the field, we were witness to "Upset Saturday" with New Zealand upending Japan to finish 5th in the world tournament – moving all the way up from 11th place going in. England secured a hard fought bronze off of Australia. And the final game was nailbiting – with Canada winning its first gold ever in a 9-8 victory over the powerhouse USA. Hats off to Colombia for winning two games at its first international competition.

Fletcher and Calder then took a couple of days R&R and visited the Calder homestead in Inverness – the amazing Cawdor Castle. We can't say enough about the Scottish pubs!

Upon return to Ontario, Calder set up the LTAG Booth at the Ontario Lacrosse Festival for 2 days, and is heading to Lake Placid for the Summit Classic for Friday Aug. 7-9th.

Look for Calder at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Onondaga in late September, and at Sainte Marie Among The Huron in Midland, Ontario for a Lacrosse History Day on Saturday, August 22nd.

Love the history....love the game!



July 23, 2015

"Women Play Lacrosse: A History of the International Field Game" - NEW BOOK LAUNCH

Women Play Lacrosse"Women Play Lacrosse - A History of the International Game" will be launched to the international community at the 2015 FIL U19 Women's World Championship in Edinburgh, Scotland. The book will be sold in limited quantities at the main site from July 29th - Aug 1 while supplies last. Look for the booth of the same name.

Women Play Lacrosse: A History of the International Field Game.

Checkout some reviews:

"The roots of women's field lacrosse lie in Great Britain, but today's game is truly global, with an exciting Olympic future. Its history is like no other in sport. This book introduces readers to the key events and personalities that shaped the sport's illustrious past. It also offers insiders' insights into what lies ahead. Discover the history of one of the world's fastest-growing sports!"

"This book is a must-have for anyone who calls themselves a women's lacrosse player, fan or enthusiast. To understand this special sport is to understand the special people, places and moments in time that have shaped it."

J. Adams



June 03, 2015

A New Book On The History of International Women's Lacrosse

"Women Play Lacrosse – A History of the International Field Game" is the first book to capture the 125 plus years of history in women's field lacrosse.

"Lacrosse – The Ancient Game" co-authors Jim Calder and Ron Fletcher have compiled some of the most important players, builders and moments in the women's game. Calder says, "We brought most of our team back from the highly successful "Lacrosse – the Ancient Game" and the culmination of three years of work is sure to be of great interest to all lacrosse enthusiasts.

Co-authors Jim Calder and Ron Fletcher.

A short list of material covered in the new work includes: the game's early beginnings throughout the British Empire, structure and direction provided by England, early touring on both sides of the Atlantic, survival of the game through WWII, a look at some of the most famous post-war tours, Title IX and the emergence of the USA as the world power, the creation of world championships and expansion of the game to nations such as Australia, Canada, Japan and the Huaudenosaunne.

Readers will get the inside story on some of the international stars and builders of the game. They'll receive a comprehensive look at the organizations and rules that have governed the amazing growth. "Women Play Lacrosse – A History of the International Field Game" is a must for all women who have played the game and all lacrosse fans that are interested in its history. The book will be available in North America at retail outlets in October 2015. It can be purchased on-line at www.lacrossetheancientgame.com in September, 2015 and a list of retail outlets is available through the site.



May 30, 2015

On The Road...

The last six weeks have seen a whirlwind of travel for LTAG including Denver, Boston, Whitby, Ontario and Lake Placid. It is always a pleasure to meet Lax People and talk history. On more than one occasion I saw people for the second time at another location - we are truly nomadic!

In Denver, the FIL distributed copies of the book to all member countries to help spread the history of the game!

A contribution was made to Latvian Lacrosse based on the proceeds from sales of the book.

Latvian Coach Paul Kalnins and two players at the Worlds.



April 11, 2015

NEW - History of the Game On-line Course, through Durham College

Currently I am preparing the first ever On-Line Course for the History of the Game at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario. I will include video interviews with many of the native and non-native personalities in the game. The course begins in January, 2015. If you are interested in more information please email me at: info@lacrossetheancientgame.com.



September 09, 2014

Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Festival

Make sure you attend the Second Annual Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Festival at the Lake in Syracuse, September 27-28. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/woodenstickfestival/?fref=ts.

Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Festival.



August 04, 2014

Meeting Interesting People Along The Way...

I have met some great people in recent travels. Make sure you visit these websites:


Andrew, Joel, (me) and Kyle of Traditional Lacrosse.


Mike Call - Sculptor Extraordinaire.


Seth Berger's East Coast Lacrosse merchandise.



July 17, 2014

New Retailers

LTAG is pleased to welcome www.hogtownlacrosse.com and www.lax.com to its growing list of retailers.



June 6, 2014

Proud Supporter of Team Latvia

L-TAG is pleased to support the efforts of the Latvian Men's Lacrosse Team. They have been met with a financial challenge in attending the 2014 World Championships. L-TAG will donate a portion of all proceeds from sales at the World Championships to Team Latvia. Stop by and say hello at the Games!

Proud Supporter of Team Latvia.



June 01, 2014

New Posters Available !

Two of your favorite images from the book - now in poster format! Email - info@lacrossetheancientgame.com for more information.

Jesuit Priest Brebeuf witnessing his first game of lacrosse.

The Cradle of Lacrosse map.



May 15, 2014

Appearances and Book Signings

July 15th to 19th, 2014 - FIL Lacrosse Men's World Championships

Denver, Colorado - FIL World Lacrosse 2014
Meet the Author at the LTAG Booth for sales of Books, Prints and Posters.


May 25, 2014 - USLIA Northwestern Mutual Client Day

Johns Hopkins University
Presentation of History and Culture of the Game.

FIL Lacrosse Men's World Championships



Sept 22, 2013

L-TAG Merchandise Now Available

L-TAG Merchandise Now Available.

Show your love of the history of the game! L-TAG Merchandise available through Blue Bison Sports. Great gift ideas for all lacrosse fans !



July 05, 2013

Women's Field Lacrosse Posters

Women's Field Lacrosse Poster - Crash & The Free Position.

Women's Field Lacrosse Poster - The Draw & The Throw.

If you are interested in purchasing the Women's Field Lacrosse Posters please e-mail us at: info@lacrossetheancientgame.com for more information.



April 25, 2013

Keeper of Lacrosse

Keeper of Lacrosse.

Every year thousands of new participants join the ranks of those who are passionate for the most ancient of indigenous games. It is lacrosse, a special game – unique to the world - as it really is the only existing “team” game on the planet that is spiritual in nature. You feel that magical difference immediately when you pick up a stick for the first time.

The Iroquois maintain that we are all related. The game in many ways ties together the various peoples who traded with each other, fought with and against one another, and worked together to form the new world. It survived the unrest and turmoil of nation-building and reminds us of our shared past. It is the Creators Game and it is Lacrosse – the Ancient Game.

Watch a video on the Creator's Story as told bt Cayuga Faithkeeper Delmor Jacobs.



December 10, 2012

Check out these reviews for Lacrosse: The Ancient Game

Brett Bucktooth – Iroquois Nationals.

Brett Bucktooth – Iroquois Nationals

"For me this game is a gift from our Creator. It's a connection we share with our ancestors. From the wooden stick that's carved from a tree, to the animal hide that's used for the netting, it's a connection with everything around us. With each stick handed down, its a part of our heritage and culture being passed on as well."



Gary Gait – Team Canada, Syracuse University.

Gary Gait – Team Canada, Syracuse University

"While the rules, techniques, equipment and intent of the game have changed significantly since it moved beyond Native American culture, what remains the same at the core of the game — and what makes lacrosse so great — is the exhibition of speed, skill and intelligence demonstrated by the players on the field.This book is a must-have for the true lacrosse enthusiast who wants to understand the history of the game and its incredible origins."



Paul Rabil – Team USA.

Paul Rabil – Team USA

"The game of lacrosse has given me so much opportunity in my life. I've been given the opportunity to earn a college degree from Johns Hopkins, play professional lacrosse year-round, as well as travel the world from Hawaii, to Italy and England. Among many reasons, lacrosse is my life, and I respect the game tremendously."



Jim Veltman – Team Canada.

Jim Veltman – Team Canada

"When I first heard about this book and its content, I was intrigued. When the book was described to me, I was excited. Now that it is finally published, I am thrilled."

The Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.

We would like to thank the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation who supported this endeavour through a project that saw the charitable donation of copies of the book to libraries across Canada.