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What’s Right With Youth Lacrosse?

0 - Published 19 hours ago by in Youth

What’s right with youth lacrosse? It’s a question that is asked rarely, and answered with an even lower frequency. Since I’ve written articles about what’s wrong with youth lacrosse and what’s wrong with international youth lacrosse (while also offering solutions), it’s high time I cover a lot of the good that exists in today’s game.

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Hot Pot: International Youth Lacrosse Problems

0 - Published September 10, 2014 by in Featured, International, Youth

I wrote about problems and solutions in youth lacrosse yesterday, and my commentary applied best to the North American region of the world. My key problem areas were Coaching, Peer Pressure, Too Much Gear, and the Scholarship Lie. But what about international youth lacrosse problems? Are there different issues facing the international lacrosse community? If so, what are they?

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How To Select The US Box Lacrosse Team

0 - Published September 9, 2014 by in Box, Featured, International

Today we’re talking about how to select the US Box Lacrosse Team for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships (2015 WILC)! Some have speculated that the team is already decided, but with a year to go before the 2015 games, I find it doubtful. The time to select a team though, is now, so what’s going to happen for the 2015 US Box Lacrosse team?

Youth Lacrosse Problems… And Solutions

0 - Published September 9, 2014 by in Featured, Training, Youth

This fall we have all read a number of article talking about youth lacrosse problems, and problems that face almost all youth sports. The specific topics covered were diverse, and the entire collection of readable material paints an interesting picture. So what are the major problems facing youth lacrosse? And what can be done?

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Mastering The Indian Pick Up

0 - Published September 5, 2014 by in Training

I caught up with Mitch Belisle in Fort Greene Park (located in Brooklyn, NY) and we got to talking about off season training and things that kids could do to improve their game. A simple way of working on stick skills, wrist strength, ball awareness and overall ground ball skill is by practicing the Indian Pick Up aka a quick stick pick up.

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Running Stairs With Mitch Belisle

0 - Published August 29, 2014 by in Training

Welcome to Running Stairs with Mitch Belisle! Mitch’s MLL season with the Boston Cannons just recently ended, and before the NLL and next MLL seasons start up, Mitch has to continue to train during the short offseason.

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Traditional Thursday: English Stringing Explosion

0 - Published August 28, 2014 by in Stringing, Traditional

Welcome to an English Stringing Explosion for your Traditional Thursday! I met a Welsh player in Denver this summer, and he had a perfectly strung Rock-It Pocket in his neon green STX head… except it wasn’t strung by Rock-It Pocket… it was strung by Chris Wilson, an English traditional stringing expert from Manchester.

23-0 Culver Academy Lacrosse Highlights

0 - Published August 28, 2014 by in High School

The Culver Academy Lacrosse Prep team had a really good season last year, going 23-0, and finishing as the #1 high school team in the Midwest. They also finished the year as the #2 team in the nation according to some rankings.

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Connor Versus: Mitch Belisle

0 - Published August 27, 2014 by in Pro Lacrosse

For the newest episode of Connor Versus, I met up with Mitch Belisle nice and early in Brooklyn’s Fort Green Park, and we did 1-on-1 battle for Connor Versus supremacy. Can you guess who won this epic NYC title belt tilt?