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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: 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 […]

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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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: 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: 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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Hot Pot: The First Time

0 - Published April 10, 2013 by in Hot Pot

In lacrosse, I have found it much easier to experience the positive stuff if you are part of a close knit team, and for first year programs, or teams filled with first year players, the “team approach” is especially important.

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Hot Pot: It’s All About Attitude

3 - Published March 27, 2013 by in Hot Pot

Nothing matters in lacrosse, and in life, as much as attitude. This is true for coaches, players, fans, and yes, even referees. The Hot Pot tackles good attitude, and why it is THE key to success.