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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.

Hot Pot: Five Lacrosse Practice Rules

0 - Published February 19, 2014 by in Hot Pot, Training

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.

The ABCs of the Two-Team Program

0 - Published February 5, 2014 by in Training

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!

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Why Running Isn’t a Solution for Disciplining Your Players

0 - Published January 28, 2014 by in High School, Youth

One of the ultimate ironies of sports occurs when coaches discipline “lazy” players by making them run.

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Hot Pot: How Can Lacrosse “Never Punt”?

0 - Published November 20, 2013 by in Hot Pot

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?

Who Wants To Coach (and Play) Lacrosse In Germany?

0 - Published August 20, 2013 by in International

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!

Game Photos: Virginia vs. Stony Brook by Tommy Gilligan

Bullying In Coaching Lacrosse

0 - Published June 4, 2013 by in Youth

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.

Hot Pot: A Reply To Brian Silcott

6 - Published May 8, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Training

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.

Hot Pot: Is Your Pocket Holding You Back?

2 - Published March 20, 2013 by in Mesh, Stringing, Training

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.

A Night With Tufts Lacrosse Coach Mike Daly

0 - Published February 6, 2013 by in College, High School

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…

2013 Rules In Action: Midfielders, Sticks, And Coaching

6 - Published January 29, 2013 by in College, Stringing, Stringing Rules

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.

Youth Clinic at 2012 San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic

Time, Volunteering, And Giving: There Is No End Game

0 - Published January 10, 2013 by in Grow The Game

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!

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Lacrosse Practice Priorities: Scrimmage Vs. Drills

1 - Published October 23, 2012 by in College, High School, Training, Youth

Connor Wilson explores the benefits of drills vs. scrimmaging, and how your team can make the best use of its time during practice.

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The Pros and Cons of Traditional Line Drills

1 - Published April 25, 2012 by in Training

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!

Summer Branding: My Crazy Schedule

8 - Published June 8, 2011 by in College, High School

Mike Brand stops by to talk summer lax and share his CRAZY camp schedule with you. A coach’s dream summer? Perhaps!!

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Fluid Lacrosse Philosophy: Winning When It Counts

5 - Published May 19, 2011 by in College, High School

The playoffs are raging right now in college! A lot of high schools are done, while others are just nearing the end. It’s with this in mind that Connor Wilson investigates what successful teams can do in the playoffs to elevate their game. And what kind of changes can kill a team’s chances.

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What To Do In A Blowout Game

10 - Published April 15, 2011 by in College, High School, Training

Blowout wins and losses happen in lacrosse games. But are coaches dealing with them in the right way? Is traditional knowledge of slowing it down, passing and subbing enough? Or are both teams getting shortchanged?

Coaching Youth Lacrosse

1 - Published February 24, 2011 by in Training, Youth

Connor Wilson was lucky enough to take in a youth lacrosse coaches’ clinic in NYC put on by Mat Levine of Doc’s Lacrosse and Head Coach Chuck Ruebling of the Delbarton School. He learned a lot, and is now passing it on to you!