The good and bad from the lacrosse world organized in easy to read passages. Let’s start with my mid-summer recruiting trail update!
Author Archive | Peter Tumbas
When I was 17 years old, if you told me I would be frequenting Mercer Country Community College in Princeton Junction, New Jersey I would call you silly names. And yet, here we are in 2014 and I’m recovering from another trip to MCC where Tri-State holds their annual summer event.
American Revolution hosted their first session of Phenom Camp last week in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania just southwest of Pittsburgh.
Just because you want to play for a certain club this summer doesn’t mean they want you to play for them. What are some things our Club Directors are looking for when selecting their teams?
The summer recruiting circuit draws ever closer. Pittsburgh players are spending more time on the road than ever before. If you’re a college coach, you’ll want to see these players compete in person.
The 2014 Pittsburgh high school lacrosse season came to a close Tuesday afternoon as Mt. Lebanon lost to Penncrest 15-10 in the PIAA state semifinals. Now, let’s find out who was the best of the best according to the coaches.
High school athletes could conceivably play in an event every day of the summer beginning in June. This means that there’s a good chance they’re tired by the time early July hits. In early July, temperatures increase. Clubs have to find the right balance between ensuring their boys get exposure and ensuring they aren’t exhausted by the second game of the day.
Mt. Lebanon defeated Shady Side Academy 5-4 on March 31st. Tonight, they meet again in the WPIAL title game. We asked coaches from around the league to share their thoughts on how they would defeat the finalists.
The 2014 Pittsburgh D1 semifinals went down Monday night at Baldwin high school and they did not disappoint.
A previous Club Directors Panel focused on how clubs are preparing their families for the accelerated recruiting process. Ryan Danehy, co-director of Go Blue and current assistant at Michigan, shared valuable insights from both sides of the process and then provided a great template for emailing college coaches.
The regular season has concluded in Pittsburgh. It’s time to preview the D1 playoff bracket.
How do you manage a player, and perhaps his family as well, who comes off of a disappointing summer circuit?
We are assuming this late bloomer took a big step up in one year. We’ve seen it happen before, so what should this player do to maximize his rapid talent spurt? Suppose this hypothetical athlete was, at best, projected to be a depth player on a middle of the road D3 team, and then, all of sudden, a growth spurt and/or lacrosse development kicks in and he’s looking like a low end to middle D1 contributor. What can this kid do? What is the process going to be like?
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.
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.