Looking for an Easy Way to Make a Lacrosse Crease?
Then you gotta checkout this story. Super excited since this is our first guest post over at Lacrosse Scoop. I came across a cool product the other day for lacrosse goals, and an even cooler story from William Wethington (excellent prep school lax name). The product is called the Eazy Crease. If you are a coach, assistant coach, or just need to line up the lax field every now and then I highly recommend you checking it out.
I love this story because William is a real entrepreneur following his passion. He saw an opportunity, seized it, and now sells the Eazy Crease in retailers like the Lacrosse Ball Store, Epic Sports and LaxLand. Tip of the hat to you William, keep rocking.
How to Make a Lacrosse Crease Video
Enter William Wethington, Lacrosse Crease King and Founder of Eazy Crease
Have you ever had a dream in the middle of the night of a great idea, and the dream seemed so real, you solve some type of problem, or invented a product that everyone could use. Then all of a sudden you wake that morning and you feel that you had come up with a great idea, but you have no recollection what it was.
The high school where I coached had put in a new turf football field. The turf cost just under a million dollars. I was told it’s the same turf that is used at Dallas Cowboys stadium. I wasn’t sure if the lacrosse team would even be allowed to use it, later we were told the team could use it for games.
I was so worried about making the perfect crease on the field that I bought two portable creases that pop out and you’re ready to play. It didn’t take long to realize this was $250.00 down the drain, not only did it fall apart, but it posed a risk for the players to trip on.
One night while I was sleeping I started dreaming of the perfect tool I could use to make the perfect crease. The dream was so real I knew I needed to write the idea down. Quickly I jumped out of bed and grabbed a piece of paper and started writing everything I saw in the dream. I went back to bed and when I woke up hours later I got dressed and grabbed the piece of paper and headed to the hardware store and bought about $50.00 worth of supplies.
When I got home, I put together the first crease tool made of garage door wires, tent pegs, and pole clamps. I went to the garage and grabbed some field paint and started marking perfect goal circles in my front yard. My wife thought I had lost my mind making circle after circle in the yard. The name came from just how easy it actually is to use. I took it to practice, pulled the rough looking Eazy Crease out of the ball bag and made two perfect creases for practice. It worked great, no more tape measures, screwdriver, string, and trying to hold the paint can. My assistant coaches told me it was a great idea.
I went to the lacrosse convention in Philadelphia and gave out flyers to vendors and customers. Everyone I talked to thought it was a great idea and were excited about the product. One week later, The Lacrosse Ball Store from New Jersey ordered 12 and Eazy Crease was on the market.
Eazy Crease has been sold to just about every state in America and a few places in Canada. Every time I sell one, I think… “If I don’t sell another one, I’ve still done something that most people only dream of.” I created a product for the sport I love to watch, coach, and play. Eazy Crease!