LaxPower.com was started in 1997 by Larry Feldman, who developed and still maintains the "engine" that generates the
computer ratings for college and high school teams. In 1998, Bob Kroshefsky and Dan Larsen joined LaxPower to
work on college men's and women's lacrosse, respectively, and they soon took full responsibility for those areas.|
The next year, to expand the audience, Larry began coverage of high school boys' lacrosse, which was taken over and expanded by George Baldassare in 1999, and later girls' lacrosse, which George Hollenbeck took over in 2002 and further developed.
Larry also started the highly regarded LaxPower Forum in 1997. It was expanded from a single forum to one for college and one for high school. Dan eventually converted it to the multiple-forum, user-moderated system in place today, and George B. continues as its long-time chief administrator. The Forum remains the premiere place for online discussions in the world of lacrosse.
LaxPower had many features other than the power ratings from beginning, including video clips and lacrosse trivia. Over the years, many more were developed by Dan, among them news coverage, scoreboards and game calendars, recruit databases, forum polls, user-provided in-game updates, listings of HS and college All-Americans, and a variety of analytic reports about the sport.
In early 2006, Steve Layne joined LaxPower brought his audio/video coverage from LaxCast.com. He and his team in Philadelphia developed SportsPower to create sites for other sports. The interest in LaxPower and the SportsPower concept was considerable, and The Active Network (based in La Jolla, Calif.) acquired LaxPower/SportsPower in the summer of 2007.
The current operational staff of the SportsPower division of The Active Network are shown below. Don Fisher leads the division, and the main office is located outside Philadelphia. LaxPower staff reside in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and volunteers across the country assist with things from providing scores to forum moderating.