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Wake up on Wednesdays to the Hot Pot of Lax. An interesting take on a current lacrosse topic coupled with news and links to top stories and the lax video of the week.

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Hot Pot: Create Your Own Training Day

0 - Published May 28, 2014 by in Hot Pot, Training

Find someone who is at a higher level than you are, and create your own Training Day. Challenge yourself, see how the next elite level works and lives, and raise your game. Take pride in being a small fish in a big pond again, and you might just accomplish more than you thought possible.

Duke Beats Syracuse 16-10 For Division 1 title.

Hot Pot: Making A Playoff Run

0 - Published May 21, 2014 by in College, Featured, Hot Pot

Since I have not made any clear decisions on what the grand enigma of playoff success must be, I will defer to people with much more experience and success in this matter. It’s good to have friends who are smarter than you! Let’s take a small sampling of what it means to make a successful […]

Stevenson Beats RIT 16-14 for D3 lacrosse title.

Hot Pot: Win Or Go Home

0 - Published May 14, 2014 by in Hot Pot

Here is the big reality: Since there can be only one winner, there are going to be a number of other teams licking their wounds after a tough loss. That’s just the ugly truth. What can you do about it?

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Hot Pot: Playing In The Cold

0 - Published March 26, 2014 by in Hot Pot

Lacrosse games in cold temperatures can be tough on players, coaches, officials, and fans. Recently, the high school team that I volunteer with had one such game, and after many of us froze our butts off on the sideline, I have some quick recommendations on how to deal with this early spring problem.

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Hot Pot: Creating Your Own Swag

0 - Published March 5, 2014 by in Hot Pot

I’ve come to grips with the fact that swag is going to play a part in our greater society, and therefore lacrosse. Sitting in my brick tower I can easily sit back and decry swag, but this time around I’m going to offer up something a little different, and acknowledge that swag is indeed a […]

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Hot Pot: I Yelled At A Ref

0 - Published February 26, 2014 by in Club, Hot Pot

I’m telling you this story because we ALL make mistakes. We ALL lose our cool from time to time. I may sit back and lecture most of the time, but trust me, it all comes from personal experience. The dumb stuff? I’ve done it. The mean stuff? Done that too. The divisive, think-you’re-God’s-gift stuff? Yup, […]

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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.

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Hot Pot: THIS Is Sportsmanship

0 - Published February 12, 2014 by in Hot Pot

We can all get caught up in the moment, and sometimes the spirit of competition blinds us to the needs of others who are struggling… but at other times we look past our immediate goals and try to do the right thing. In one of yesterday’s Olympic cross country skiing events we saw Sportsmanship in […]

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Hot Pot: 5 Rules For Lacrosse Players

0 - Published January 29, 2014 by in High School, Hot Pot, Youth

As we approach the Spring season, it’s easy to let our excitement take over and forget about what got us to where we are. I’ve got FIVE basic rules that every player can follow, and I am willing to bet that if you follow these guidelines you’re going to experience a fantastic 2014! We’re hoping […]

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Hot Pot: No Nuance In The Richard Sherman Fallout

0 - Published January 22, 2014 by in Hot Pot, Lifestyle

The fallout from Richard Sherman’s post game interview is ravaging the American sports landscape right now, and I’m a little shocked at how clearly the line is being drawn in this situation. Note I did NOT say Sherman’s interview is ravaging America, because it is not. It was just an interview. I am talking about […]

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Hot Pot: 5 Tips To Make 2014 Great

0 - Published January 15, 2014 by in Hot Pot, Training

This past weekend at the US Lacrosse Convention I was able to connect with lacrosse players, coaches, fans, parents, vendors, officials, and more. While we all talked about different things, a common theme was 2014, and how it would play out. Now that I’m rested up and my brain has cleared, I’m going to list […]

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Hot Pot: Indoor Cold Weather Lacrosse

0 - Published January 8, 2014 by in Hot Pot

If you live just about anywhere in North America right now, it’s cold outside. That is not an excuse to stop your lacrosse training, so here are a few fun and constructive ways to stay active when the weather isn’t cooperating.