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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: 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.

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Hot Pot: The Power Of Team

0 - Published December 18, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Lifestyle

Great teams are just that… teams. They aren’t a couple of good players and others who can do their jobs. That is not greatness. That is just sliding by. True teams are singular units capable of greatness, whose sum is greater than its parts, and I’ve encountered them before.

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Hot Pot: Helmets To Europe!

0 - Published December 4, 2013 by in Hot Pot, International

I’ve gone over to Prague for the Ales Hrebesky Memorial the last two years, and as you’ve seen from our coverage, it’s an amazing event! But this year, LAS and I are looking to step up the Grow The Game effort in Europe, and we’re hoping to get some fellow American and Canadian players on […]