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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.

Hot Pot: The Next Tucker Durkin

0 - Published August 7, 2013 by in High School, Hot Pot

Tucker Durkin’s high school highlight tape quickly became a thing of legend (at least in my mind) because of the sheer ferocity on display. Durkin thinks man first, and makes the opposition pay time and time again. If you haven’t seen it, it’s truly worth a watch or ten. He just knocks over everybody out there.

Hot Pot: I LOVE This Kid’s Game!

0 - Published July 31, 2013 by in High School, Hot Pot

Lacrosse standouts at younger ages are often the bigger kids, or the best natural athletes, but that isn’t always the case… in fact, sometimes you see a kid who lacks BOTH size AND speed, and yet he STILL manages to impress. This is one of those cases…

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Hot Pot: Are PEDs Here To Stay?

0 - Published July 24, 2013 by in Hot Pot

With performance enhancing drugs running rampant in so many sports that we KNOW about, we have to ask ourselves, are PEDs here to stay? Performance enhancing drugs are ever evolving, changing, and improving.

Hot Pot: Give Birth To Something

0 - Published July 17, 2013 by in Hot Pot, The Life

Through CityLax, the volunteer coaches and players of NYC have created something truly special in Rooftop Lacrosse. They have given birth to a very real thing, that will live on for years. Rooftop was started on a whim, when an opportunity presented itself, and it has grown into something much bigger. What will you give birth to this Summer?

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Hot Pot: The Rise of Connor Martin

0 - Published July 10, 2013 by in Hot Pot

You know Con Bro Chill. But who is Connor Martin? In this week’s Hot Pot we take a look at the rise of Connor Martin.

Hot Pot: What You Do, Not What You Wear

0 - Published July 3, 2013 by in Hot Pot

A couple weeks ago, Connor talked about his least favorite word. Now why I might not agree that it’s my least favorite word, I definitely agree with all the points he makes, and wanted to expand on it from my own perspective in this week’s Hot Pot.

Hot Pot: Why I Love Lacrosse Camp

0 - Published June 26, 2013 by in Hot Pot

I have worked a lot of different lacrosse camps in my day. Big time instructional camps, team camps, and recruiting camps, I’ve seen them all. But nothing gets me more excited than a small lacrosse camp, with a high counselor to camper ratio.

Hot Pot: My Least Favorite Word

0 - Published June 12, 2013 by in Hot Pot

It is the embodiment of consumerism, misguided priorities, and our cultural fixation on expensive toys instead of tested values. It is the ethos behind “look good to play good” instead of work hard to play well. It is, quite simply, all that is wrong with our society, and all that is wrong with the greater current culture of lacrosse.

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Hot Pot: PEDs Still Running Rampant In Pro Sports

0 - Published June 5, 2013 by in Hot Pot

The big news on ESPN, CNN, Fox, Deadspin, and a number of other sources today is the brewing performance enhancing drug scandal in Major Leagues Baseball. What makes me laugh in all this is that people are acting like this is some kind of big surprise… AGAIN.

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Hot Pot: Race Will Always Be An Issue

0 - Published May 29, 2013 by in Hot Pot

Race is still an issue in lacrosse, and it always has been. But then again, race is still an issue in the US (and the world), so how could it NOT still be an issue in lacrosse?

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Hot Pot: RIT is TRICKY!

0 - Published May 22, 2013 by in Hot Pot

This week’s Hot Pot tries to shed some light on how RIT Lacrosse got to be so tricky on the field. Maybe it was this crazy staircase on the Rochester Institute of Technology’s campus?

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Hot Pot: First Season – Calling All NEW Programs!

0 - Published May 15, 2013 by in Grow The Game, Hot Pot

Lacrosse All Stars is putting the call out there to new programs from across the country, and around the world, to submit stories about their first year (or their first years) out on the field.

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: Travel Will Do You Good

0 - Published May 1, 2013 by in Hot Pot

Jeff and I both spent the past week abroad, thanks to the sport of lacrosse, and when we spoke on the phone yesterday to get caught up, it was obvious that both of us had been impacted by our travel experiences in a notable manner.

Hot Pot: Rethinking The Game

6 - Published April 17, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Training

I don’t know what it is about the year 2013 for me, but something is different. Maybe it’s just that I’m older now, or that I’m coaching and writing more than ever. Perhaps I’ve just been exposed to “enough” lacrosse at this point in my life. The point is, I can’t help but look at the game a little differently now, and this becomes more true day by day.