Unless you are working with a strength coach, chances are you don’t have too much guidance in your off-season training. This can lead to a lot of common mistakes that many athletes make when trying to develop their fitness for the upcoming season.
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Shooting is a dynamic skill that requires a lot of practice to develop. The right combination of strength, speed, and skill all play a part in shooting with high velocity.
This fall we have all read a number of article talking about youth lacrosse problems, and problems that face almost all youth sports. The specific topics covered were diverse, and the entire collection of readable material paints an interesting picture. So what are the major problems facing youth lacrosse? And what can be done?
I caught up with Mitch Belisle in Fort Greene Park (located in Brooklyn, NY) and we got to talking about off season training and things that kids could do to improve their game. A simple way of working on stick skills, wrist strength, ball awareness and overall ground ball skill is by practicing the Indian Pick Up aka a quick stick pick up.
While being fast is important for lacrosse, is speed really the main performance trait we should be training? How often do lacrosse players achieve top speed in a game? More often than not, a lacrosse athlete is either accelerating or decelerating in the midst of the game play.
Welcome to Running Stairs with Mitch Belisle! Mitch’s MLL season with the Boston Cannons just recently ended, and before the NLL and next MLL seasons start up, Mitch has to continue to train during the short offseason.
Quickness is a must on while facing off, but a player also needs to be strong to take control of the battle.
Even though the game is tough on the body, there are some proactive steps you can take to make sure you avoid truly catastrophic injuries like ACL tears or pulled hamstrings. The key is making sure your body is operating with proper mechanics and structural integrity, and having the mental awareness to move your body in safe patterns.
After 6 years of providing the best training to players across the country at our Overnight Summer Camps, we realized we needed something to challenge the top players.
The Stanwick Lacrosse Camp is run down in Maryland, and we were lucky enough to get photos from the camp from Craig Chase. The early premise of this post focuses on the traditional sticks on display at the camp, but it quickly degenerates into Scott Rodgers doing bicep curls with campers, ice bucket challenges, and other tomfoolery.
Over the Summer, many of us get the chance to try new things, and take the risk. What risk am I talking about? It’s the risk associated with something new, something challenging, or something unknown.
One of the things that makes lacrosse such an intense sport is the physicality and speed at which it is played. But to play it well, you need to have not only great speed and agility, but also a solid set of lungs and some serious grit to go with it.
LaxAllStars’ NEW Strength Training partner, Volt Athletics, lend tips about Warming Up like a Champ and preparing to play lacrosse at a higher level.
We talk about why the subject line and first in any email is important, what to include (and not include) in a well written email, and what should be attached to every email that is sent to a coach.
MLL Defenseman of the Week Brian Farrell breaks down some basics stick tricks that can improve a lacrosse player’s game.