Can you “burn out” from doing something too much, and if so, how can you avoid burn out in lacrosse? Connor Wilson explains what it is, how to avoid burn out, and how to fight it!
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The 2014 Australia Lacrosse national championships saw South Australia take home the national title with a big win over Western Australia, in Adelaide, SA, by a score of 18-10. We’ve got video highlights!
What is a Thompson Target? You’re about to find out! This isn’t just ANY plywood board, this board has a small HOLE in it, and that makes it a Thompson Target.
Today we have a “Shooting With Gordon Purdie” video, and the best part about this short clip is that it features BOTH Gordon Purdie Junior, AND Gordon Purdie Senior! Junior played at Lynbrook in high school, where he is a 2015 graduate. From what we can tell, he’s still uncommitted! Senior is an Australian lacrosse legend and the Coach at Adelphi!
I’m back with another “how-to” video, and this time around it’s a traditional lacrosse pocket tutorial. This video focuses on the single string method of stringing or netting a traditional diamond leather lacrosse pocket. I used a matte grey Gait Recon XL Universal spec head from Gait Lacrosse, bright orange cross lace, white leathers, white sidewall, and four shooting strings. It’s about as six diamond as a six diamond gets!
The Ohio Machine pulled off the glorious hidden ball trick against the Chesapeake Bayhawks last weekend, and the MLL has put up the video! Phew, they had me worried they were going to leave this off the list for weekly uploads. Classic stuff. Well done to Marcus Holman and Steele Stanwick for pulling this one off to perfection.
With the World Championships just over a month away, it’s high time to start looking at some of the top contenders a lot deeper. While the US and Canada are still the clear cut favorites, and Australia has had a lock on the bronze (or silver) since the WLC inception in 1967, the Iroquois Lacrosse program seems to be putting forth a really competitive team for 2014, and we’re all curious to see if they can do better than a 4th place finish, which is their best finish ever at a world field lacrosse championship.
I used goalie leathers from Stick Doctor as my four leather runners. I used the original cat gut sidewall, and was even able to salvage original leather from the pocket to re-attach the cat gut to the wooden wall. I then used about 26 feet of cross lace to string the tight ten-diamond pocket.
Welcome to Throwback Thursday! In honor of the FIL World Championships kicking off on July 10th in Denver, CO we dug up a little video from the 2010 World Championships in Manchester, England, featuring the USA and Canada. Both teams read like a who’s who of lacrosse, and the goals scored were insane. There’s just no other way to score on defenses and goalies that good!
The box lacrosse helmet and face mask/cage controversy is still running strong in Canada. What is legal, what is not, and why? Can anything be done to fix this serious problem?
Miles Thompson made his Major League Lacrosse debut for the Rochester Rattlers this past weekend, and the 2014 Tewaaraton winner (along with his younger brother, Lyle) got going right away in MLL play, with a hockey assist on the first goal of his first game. The ball swung to Miles at X, he moved it along quickly, and one more pass later, the ball was in the net…
The Five Finalists each created a #TotallyEpoch video using a GoPro Hero 3 camera. They got that camera from Total Lacrosse and Epoch because their Instagram entry was just that good. Then we opened up the voting to the masses! So now the tension has to be killing you… WHO IS THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER?
The Ohio Machine took on the Chesapeake Bayhawks, and earned a 15-11 win from the defending champs on the road in front of lively crowd on Saturday night. Chesapeake is now 1-4 on the year, and needs to find a way to get back to their winning ways. Ohio entered the game at 1-3 (like the Bayhawks) but moved to 2-3 with the big road W.
Boston and New York both entered Friday night’s contest with 2-2 records, and this was the first NY – Boston game of the year. On paper, this game promised to be tight and competitive, and in reality, it proved to be just that. The Lizards pulled out a hard-fought 11-10 win at home to jump above .500, and the Cannons fell to 2-3.
Check out the 2009 New York State Class C Championship video below and watch Lyle’s 23-0 Lafayette Lancers take on the 19-1 (and #3 seed) Manhasset Indians. Manhasset wins the game 16-11, and the Thompsons weren’t the only greats playing in this one!