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Club Directors Panel: High School Teams Vs Club

0 - Published April 11, 2014 by in College, High School, Training

Our fourth Club Directors Panel presented a bit of a challenge for our participants, because we asked about attitudes of those associated with off-season lacrosse. By no means are we being accusatory of our panel, but as the scene continues to evolve, we are simply wondering what they’re experiencing from their side of the table.

American Revolution: Creating Elite Lacrosse Instruction

0 - Published April 11, 2014 by in High School, Training

With the proliferation of tournaments and showcase camps, elite level instructional opportunities have become more and more rare. When you look at the numbers, this trend seems to be backwards simply because so many new players are picking up the sport. There are more opportunities to play the sport than every before but not as many opportunities to learn and develop skills from talented teachers.

Yinzers at the Next Level

0 - Published April 8, 2014 by in College

Welcome to Yinzers at the Next Level, a weekly series that will track the progress of Pittsburgh athletes at the next level… playing college lacrosse! As Pittsburgh has improved over time, the area has produced more and more high level talent. We are now at the point where tracking Pittsburgh players in college should be a thing. And now it is!

Club Directors Panel: Tournament Selection

0 - Published April 4, 2014 by in Training

Week Three of the Club Directors Panel finds us discussing how many tournaments a club should participate in, and how these clubs select those events. Should you play in three tournaments or five? If you play in too few events are you risking not being seen by coaches? If you play in too many events, are you risking injury or being over exposed?

Yinzers at the Next Level

0 - Published April 1, 2014 by in College

A weekly series that will track the progress of Pittsburgh athletes at the next level… playing college lacrosse! As Pittsburgh has improved over time, the area has produced more and more high level talent. We are now at the point where tracking Pittsburgh players in college should be a thing. And now it is.

Club Directors Panel: Early Recruiting & Coaching Staffs

0 - Published March 28, 2014 by in Training

We’re off and running after a spirited Week One of the Club Directors Panel. This week we dive into something a little more specific, the accelerated recruiting process. Perhaps the most intriguing part of lacrosse today is the development of D1 coaches accepting verbal commitments from sophomores and freshmen.

Yinzers at the Next Level

0 - Published March 25, 2014 by in College, NCAA

A weekly series that will track the progress of Pittsburgh athletes at the next level… playing college lacrosse! As Pittsburgh has improved over time, the area has produced more and more high level talent. We are now at the point where tracking Pittsburgh players in college should be a thing. And now it is.

Club Directors Panel: Successful Lacrosse Programs

0 - Published March 21, 2014 by in College, High School, Training

We’ve gathered a group of industry leaders from different parts of the country and from different sized programs to discuss the current state of off-season club lacrosse, their roles as club directors, the state of recruiting, and what the future holds for amateur lacrosse. You’re going to find a group of men who are very passionate about their profession, which is helping young athletes and their families.

Yinzers At The Next Level

0 - Published March 18, 2014 by in College, NCAA

A weekly series that will track the progress of Pittsburgh athletes at the next level… playing college lacrosse! As Pittsburgh has improved over time, the area has produced more and more high level talent. We are now at the point where tracking Pittsburgh players in college should be a thing. And now it is.

IMLCA Convention Recap – Part 2

0 - Published March 17, 2014 by in College

The following post is a collection of the best quotes, tips, and drills from the December IMLCA Convention. If you attended these sessions, hopefully these notes remind you of something you forgot. If you did not attend the IMLCA convention, hopefully these notes convince you of its importance, and give you something to new to think about for practice.

Yinzers at the Next Level

0 - Published March 4, 2014 by in College, MCLA, NCAA

Welcome to a new weekly series that will track the progress of Pittsburgh athletes at the next level… playing college lacrosse! As Pittsburgh has improved over time, the area has produced more and more high level talent. We are now at the point where tracking Pittsburgh players in college should be a thing. And now it is.

IMLCA Convention Recap – Part 1

0 - Published January 6, 2014 by in Training

It has been nearly three weeks since I attended the 2013 IMLCA convention. This post was crafted from memory in an attempt to show off my biggest takeaways from the event. The chief discussion point among my group of friends (high school and college coaches) was the value of the talks and presentations.

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2013 IMLCA Convention Photos – Update #1

0 - Published December 14, 2013 by in Gear, NCAA

Peter Tumbas is at the IMLCA Coaches’ Convention in Baltimore, MD this weekend and will be reporting on the convention scene later in the coming week. For now, enjoy some photos of the upcoming gear for college teams in 2014 that is on display.

NXT Senior Freshman Showcase

Two Thoughts on Freshmen Giving Verbals

0 - Published December 13, 2013 by in High School

Tumbas has been all over the place this year and has checked out a ton of events, many of them with a recruiting twist. Today he gives his two cents on early recruiting for college.

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IMLCA Convention: One Expo to Rule Them All

0 - Published December 9, 2013 by in College, Training

Peter Tumbas is making the trip back to the IMLCA convention this year. There may only be two major coaches conventions, but the event run by the IMLCA (Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association) is the only one you should make a point to attend. Why?

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Blue Chip Club Team Report from UPLax

0 - Published December 4, 2013 by in Club, High School

Blue Chip Nationals began their second weekend with a practice at Loyola’s Ridley Athletic Complex. The Nationals are the brainchild of Ted Spencer, current Blue Chip 225 director and former head coach at Fairfield. Peter Tumbas shines some light on this elite national travel program.

NXT Senior Freshman Showcase

NXT Philly Freshmen and Senior Showcase

0 - Published November 27, 2013 by in Club, High School

Peter Tumbas is back on LAS and he’s talking about recruiting events, players who impressed, and a whole lot more down the line. In this post, Tumbas took in the NXT Philly Freshmen and Senior Showcases, and now he names some players who impressed!

412 Report: MVP Lancaster

0 - Published November 25, 2013 by in High School

The inaugural MVP Fall Exposure was held at Manhiem Township in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It’s an incredibly smart choice for a venue simply because the school had four turf fields. FOUR TURF FIELDS! Despite grey skies all day, the rains held off and teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, and Virginia competed in three games each. These are not necessarily the best players at the event, but rather the players that captured our attention in one way or another during the games that we saw.