Inventing the Rage Cage

Published: May 30, 2003

Outstanding Results by Any Measure

Frank Reeves ’86 invented the Rage Cage, a portable regulation lacrosse goal.
Inventing the Rage Cage
One might call Frank Reeves’ invention — the Rage Cage— the “laptop” of the lacrosse world. That is, he has taken the heavy and cumbersome standard NCAA lacrosse goal and transformed it into a portable regulation version, which teams easily can set up, break down and transport. In three years, Reeves’ Severn, Md.-based company, First Goal, has sold 500 Official Rage Cages and has pre-orders for 20 Rage Cage Practice goals, a less expensive spin-off of the official version, which is perfect for the backyard.
This former UMBC lacrosse player—a 1986 information systems management alumnus who worked at NASA-Goddard and several high-tech companies as a systems administrator before becoming an inventor—doesn’t plan to stop with lacrosse goals; he sees soccer, street hockey and water polo in his future. Reeves also hopes to apply his patented joint technology (the mechanism that makes the goals collapsible) to other arenas including road signs and M.A.S.H. tents.
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