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.
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With almost every college in the country now “in season”, and many high schools starting up soon, it’s time to talk about that all important first practice. Here are some guidelines I use to make sure my team always has a great first practice of the Spring.
Please welcome Mark Schindler, of Nexus Lacrosse, back to LAS! Nexus is a proud LAS partner, and Mark has wowed us in the past with training tips and drills, and some great perspective on the game. Now he’s back with a post on how to deal with a two-team (varsity and JV) program!
One of the ultimate ironies of sports occurs when coaches discipline “lazy” players by making them run.
Grantland recently ran a feature video on Kevin Kelley and Pulaski Academy football team because of their “no punt” approach to the game. The team only does onside kick attempts, and always goes for it on fourth down. It’s not a tactic bred out of desperation or insanity either, instead it is born from mathematics, and a willingness to look at the game in a brand new way. Could this approach be useful in lacrosse?
Are you interested in coaching and playing lacrosse in Germany? We have started to come across more and more opportunities for American and Canadian players to #GrowTheGame in Europe, especially in Germany. Here is some info on German lacrosse, as well as some job postings for coaches!
Two recent articles have grabbed the attention of the sports world, and both tackled the subject of yelling and bullying by coaches. The two articles came to VERY different conclusions. One said that all the yelling was ineffective, and amounted to bullying. The other argued that the yelling was actually good for kids, and always has been.
Last week’s Hot Pot was all about Travel, and how it will do you good. I had just returned from Prague, and couldn’t get it out of my head. However, the week before that, I had posted a Hot Pot talking about Rethinking The Game, and Brian Silcott, living lacrosse legend, responded with a comment that blew my mind.
One of the things I learned from Tufts Lacrosse Coach Mike Daly was how to do a simple test to tell if any player’s stick was holding them back.
Last Friday, Tufts Lacrosse Head Coach Mike Daly dropped knowledge on NYC PSAL Coaches. Connor Wilson was lucky enough to take it all in. Now he shares the info with YOU…
After watching the US – Loyola game, CW has some realizations about the 2013 Rule Changes, and how they should truly impact college lacrosse this year.
Once the kids move on, what is a lacrosse parent left to do? Richard Roy has some answers for you, and some interesting thoughts on the old leading the young!
Connor Wilson explores the benefits of drills vs. scrimmaging, and how your team can make the best use of its time during practice.
Mark Schindler of Mercersburg Academy is back with an interesting take on traditional line drills and whether or not they truly help teams improve. Coach Schindler delivers the pros and cons while providing some great suggestions along the way!
Mike Brand stops by to talk summer lax and share his CRAZY camp schedule with you. A coach’s dream summer? Perhaps!!