Sports Webcasting Network will kick off this year’s lacrosse coverage with a special presentation of the 2nd annual Lacrosse Day of Champions to be held at Manhasset High School in Manhasset, NY.
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Editor’s note: The following was written by Matt Wheeler, President of LacrosseRecruits.com. We’ll be highlighting LacrosseRecruits on occasion, as LAS is a huge supporter of their mission to help you excel.
It seems like decades ago that I was getting ready for my junior season at Brunswick School in Connecticut (well it was 1999 so it was actually a decade ago…wow I’m old). I knew this was going to be a big season for me from a recruiting standpoint.
The first in-season Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings were released today, and the only team representing West of the Mississippi was Kent Denver of Colorado.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned while coaching over the last few years is that you can’t force players into a system that doesn’t match their talents. The fact that the high school or college team you played for ran a certain system flawlessly doesn’t necessarily mean the team you coach will.
This speech is my recital, I think it’s very vital
To rock a rhyme, that’s right on time
It’s Tricky is the title, here we go…
An important part of the game (and one that is often overlooked), is how a player fuels their body before heading out on to the field. I’ve seen everything from teammates who chug two red bulls minutes before they begin warming up, to players that scarf down a 12 oz steak an hour before a game. Oddly enough, neither of these approaches are very appropriate.
We’ve all overcome some kind of adversity while playing the sport we love. Whether it was playing through the pain of a sprained ankle, or finishing a game after breaking our thumb in the third quarter, there has been a moment where we’ve put everything else aside and did what we could for our team. Turns out we haven’t done anything. Meet Logan Aldridge, or as I like to call him, Superman.
It’s still only 2:30 p.m. but the anticipation could be cut with a knife. Mother nature, as if she knew this was a special day, has served up a heavy dose of sun and unseasonably warm weather. As the end of school draws nearer players begin to fidget in their seats and the coaches start the final critique of their plan. Today is the day they begin their quest for a championship.
Rhino Lacrosse Teams Up with LacrosseRecruits.com to Increase the Number of College Lacrosse Players Coming From Developing Lacrosse Regions.
Chris Meade of LacrosseRecruits.com is an expert on the recruiting process. In his first guest post for LacrosseAllStars, he gives advice for all you HS players and parents. Check out “Lacrosse Summer Camps: School Camps v. Recruiting Camps” after the jump.
Editors note: In our ongoing effort to highlight the growth of the game, we will be periodically asking influential players and coaches from around the nation to contribute to the site. Today’s guest post comes from Trenton Gafner, Head Coach of Grand Blanc High School in Michigan. In his own words, Coach Gafner gives his two cents on what it’s like to take a new program to the next level. Enjoy.
Check out some video of a youth pre-season practice in Kingston, Massachusetts. It may be cold outside but these guys are still improving their game. Someday they’ll be in the big leagues but now they represent the future of the game. Today, grade school; Tomorrow, NCAA!
Last weekend, Mr. Blue Sky & I took on our first ever excursion into Long Island to check out “The Lacrosse Combine”. The following words portray our experience. In short, Nike SPARQ got us pumped up, but it was the guys at LacrosseRecruits.com who won our support.
That’s quite a few fights in one game. The GOON SQUAD is out for blood!
More background on the story behind the video after the jump.
The University of Washington Huskies have named Stew Kerns their new head coach for the 2009 season. Washington (7-6 in 2008) is an MCLA Division 1 team and a member of the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League. Kerns will be replacing former head coach Fred Wilmot, who stepped down last summer after helping rebuild the program and leading the Huskies to their most successful season in 4 years. The Huskies made it to the PNCLL Semi-Finals last season, falling to…
LacrosseRecruits.com, a premier recruiting site for high school athletes and college coaches, recently posted a valuable camp guide on their blog. The guide highlights many well-known camps on the East Coast.
The format of each camp review is three-fold: a quick official summary, a testomonial or two, and LacrosseRecruits.com’s overall opinion. Click here for the full article.
Blue Chip 225 (Bryant College, RI)
Elite 180 Lacrosse Camp (Keene State, NH)
Jake Reed’s Blue Chip (UMBC, MD)
Today, West Side Lacrosse released their new ELITE 25 Boys Individual Power Rankings. In a nutshell, this is a list of the best boys high school players from the Western US. According to WSL, “The Elite 25 has been selected by an independent committee of respected lacrosse figures throughout the community” that included Kevin Corrigan, Head Coach of University of Notre Dame, and Dave Campbell, Head Coach of Middlebury College. Check out the full news release here.