It has been nearly three weeks since I attended the 2013 IMLCA convention. This post was crafted from memory in an attempt to show off my biggest takeaways from the event. The chief discussion point among my group of friends (high school and college coaches) was the value of the talks and presentations.
Tips and advice from coaches, pro lacrosse players, training experts, and more.
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There are lots of skills in lacrosse that need perfecting before you can play at the highest levels. Connor Martin is here to drop some knowledge on you, in his inimitable way, and each week he’ll answer some questions from Connor Wilson about this week’s tip. This week, we’re talking about the Dive Shot!
The holiday season is in full effect, and with it comes relaxing, good food, and time with family. It can be tough to stay in shape during this time of year, but it’s always important to keep training, especially with lacrosse season starting right after the holidays. How do you stay in shape over the holidays? That’s what this week’s poster wants to know!
Connor Martin, in conjunction with Flow Society, is releasing 30 lacrosse tips over the next 29 weeks. ConBroChill made the videos with is zany crew, so they have that distinct CBC feel to them, and are quite entertaining. As an added bonus, the videos are also quite informative! Each week we’re going to post his new clip along with a Q&A from the man himself; Connor Martin!
In November, Team USA players visited San Clemente for a boys lacrosse clinic. This past weekend, San Clemente once again played host to a US Lacrosse clinic, this time a girls clinic coached by women’s national team players. MaxLaxOC was at both events, and captured some great footage.
Leverage Lacrosse is hosting a free boys lacrosse clinic Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Laurel Park in Los Alamitos. There will be two clinic sessions, first for beginners in Grades 1-5 from 4-4:50 p.m., followed by a U11-U15 clinic from 5-5:50 p.m.
Between The Faceoff Academy’s national showcase and Adrenaline’s upcoming Faceoff Challenges, we’ve been talking a lot about face offs the past few days. For this week’s Forum Friday, we’re continuing the trend. Our poster isn’t new to lacrosse, but he is new to facing off, and he needs our help to answer his face off questions.
Face offs have taken a couple of quantum leaps over the last number of years. There were always good face off guys out there, but the craft has never been practiced and studied as much as it is currently. Greg Gurenlian answered the call, and after we got through a little Faceoff Academy National Showcase recap, we got into some of the details on how the world of the face off man is rapidly changing.
Peter Tumbas is making the trip back to the IMLCA convention this year. There may only be two major coaches conventions, but the event run by the IMLCA (Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association) is the only one you should make a point to attend. Why?
Johnny Mouradian runs the American Indoor Lacrosse Association and he is also the GM of the Philadelphia Wings. The AILA just announced a bunch of new program partnerships and we thought it was important for Johnny to fill our readers in on what the AILA does… We also want to know, What the heck is InCrosse?
This week’s Tweet of the Week is brought to you by Coach Peter Tumbas through his club program, American Revolution LC, and it’s a reminder that fundamentals are vital to success.
At the beginning of October, we showed you Brian Langtry’s makeshift wall ball wall. This week, we show you how John Grant Jr. plays “wall” ball.
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.
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!
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.
Brian Langtry is a really good lacrosse player. Getting there definitely took tons of training, including hours and hours on the wall. And sometimes, not the wall.
We recently learned that Eric Law has taken a job with Denver City Lax, so we sat down with DCL’s Ben Allison to talk about this new hire, and what DCL has in store for the future. The Denver City Lax guys are true Game Growers, and we’re excited to see more professional lacrosse players of Law’s stature getting involved!
While visiting Boise, Idaho, Kyle Harrison spent time teaching local lacrosse players how to appropriately and efficiently shoot the ball while starting with the stick head low and finishing with the ball hitting the top of the net.