The 10,000 hour rule is an interesting concept. Malcolm Gladwell raised the idea a number of times in the book Outliers, and the theory basically states than any “master” of a particular discipline has put in at least 10,000 hours of dedicated work to learn and perfect their skill set within that discipline. While the exact number of hours is still up for debate, and further statistical analysis is needed, I am confident that the overall point stands: The truly great put in the hours and the effort in order to be truly great.
Lacrosse isn’t just a game, it’s a lifestyle. Catch up on what’s cool here, and live the lax lifestyle everyday.
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen! To whom, or for what are you responsible? If our “friends and family” is the best that we can come up with, I think we’re very shortsighted. I don’t expect that we’ll each shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars for every admirable cause on the planet, or hop on the next plane to a third world country to do missionary work. But I would submit to you that if do not feel some sort of responsibility to the human community you…
One of our readers sent us an email with three awesome spottings, and over the next few weeks you’ll get to see all of them. To start us off, we have a spotting from the TV show Pretty Little Liars.
Gordon Corsetti discusses how we are all just temporary stewards of lacrosse. It’s a permanent game, and we are temporary, so how can we impact the sport we all love? Gordon provides some great direction, and lays out The Tenets of the Temporary Lacrosse Steward.
Crosse Studios, in-conjunction with game developer, Big Ant, announced Lacrosse 14 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the PC. Lacrosse 14 will be funded through a month long “all-or-nothing” Kickstarter Campaign. We got in contact with Carlo Sunseri, of Crosse Studios, to get some more info on this project.
This week, myself and the rest of the Vandal lacrosse team are headed to Missoula Montana for the first fall ball tournament of the year. Naturally, in honor of getting back on the field, this week’s trick is called the Missoula Movement. As Stick Trick Saturday moves on, the tricks are going to get a little more complicated. As always, break down the trick into different parts, then put it all together. Also keep being patient and have fun!
Happy Friday! Whenever I speak to groups, especially student-athletes and other young people, I make sure to mention that we all have a platform and an audience that pays attention to us each and every day. Whether our audience is 5 people or it’s 5,000 people, we have the opportunity to influence somebody’s life. Does that mean we need to be serious all the time? Absolutely not. But it means that we should be conscious of the messages that we put…
Fed up that the federal shutdown was keeping them off their practice fields, a group of young lacrosse players in Northern Virginia challenged the government in court. And at least for now, they won.
Last week The Lacrosse Show debuted a new LIVE format with a ton of bells and whistles. It’s a REAL lacrosse show, and it’s something you’re definitely going to want to check out week after week. This week, Connor Wilson and Mark Powers hit up five engrossing lacrosse topics, and then catch up with Kyle Harrison.
Today’s message is brought to you by Trevor Tierney, and it reminds parents everywhere how to be great spectators and supporters at youth sporting events.
One of the Japanese attendees of last year’s Hawai’i Tournament caught the Wimmer boys “warming up” for an early round game. Paul Rabil, Max Seibald, Brett Queener, and a bunch of other pros are messing around, throwing some tricks, and proving their full belief in the “sun’s out, guns out” mentality.
How can lacrosse players ensure that they are improving and keeping up with top national level lax talent, even if their local barometer is a little cloudy? It’s all about challenging yourself!
Good morning! If you have no faith, you’ve lost your battle. – Bill Cosby
We caught up with Greg Gurnelian and crew earlier this Summer at one of his Face Off Academy clinics in New Jersey, and later asked him some questions about the art of facing off, why he started the FOA, and what he thinks about the future of specialization at the collegiate level.
Mike Brand is back on LAS with another killer Summer Photos post. Mike has been traversing the country, and taking in a ton of lacrosse, and now he’s sharing that experience with us. Links to check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 from last week inside.
Tipster Sergey Baklykov sent us an email letting us know about an awesome custom cleat maker that he found on Instagram. The user, mache275, designed these Huarache 3 cleats with Colts logos for Indianapolis player Greg Toler.
Our man Fritts is back with another stellar installment of Music Monday.
This week’s Music Monday focuses on an artist that is living in the shadows. Kendrick Lamar has virtually become a household name after the success of his highly acclaimed album good kid, m.A.A.d. city, and his now infamous “Control” verse. Kendrick, formerly known as K. Dot, is a member of Black Hippy, a group comprised of ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul, all of which are on the indie label Top Dawg Entertainment. While many people are tuned into Kendrick, the talented Ab-Soul aka “The Black Lip Pastor” is easily overlooked.
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! As we get older, we tend to move from relying on the advice of others to seeking the opinions of others. We make decisions based on sifting through the the information that we gather from a variety of sources, and then figuring out whether or not it is in line with what we already believe. How many times have we heard that we should “always go with our gut?” There’s a lot to be said for…