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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: How Important Is Fall Ball?

0 - Published October 15, 2014 by in College, Featured, Hot Pot

How important is fall ball, really? Could a program go without it completely and still see success? Do the best teams at the end of the year do similar things during the fall? Is there a “right way” to do fall ball lacrosse? What are some common pitfalls of an overly structured or relaxed fall […]

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Hot Pot: Connor Should Be Fired!

0 - Published October 8, 2014 by in College, Hot Pot

Yesterday I wrote a post about College Lacrosse and Rape. I noted how the two things are not one and the same, but I also stated that we, as a community, can and should do something about this issue. When you consider how the mainstream media loves to connect lacrosse to rape, the latter belief […]

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Hot Pot: Celebrate The Wizard Not The Wand

0 - Published September 24, 2014 by in Hot Pot, Training

To focus on the stick of a pro or top level college player too much is a mistake for sure. So how can you get away from caring about your actual stick so much, and start to focus on your stick skills? I’ve got one simple tip that you may find bizarre, but that you […]

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Hot Pot: Making Lacrosse Safer

0 - Published August 13, 2014 by in Coaching, Featured, Hot Pot, Youth

Everywhere we look, people seem to be talking about making lacrosse safer in one way or another. It ranges from hitting being reigned in at the collegiate level through new rules, to concussion studies, a debate about helmets for girls in Florida, and beyond.

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Hot Pot: The Final Push

0 - Published July 2, 2014 by in Denver 2014, Hot Pot

What goes in to making a trip to the World Lacrosse Championships successful? You have to do a lot of work leading up to the event, and then you need to make that final push in the final two weeks. There are a lot of different ways to do this, and how you decide to […]

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Hot Pot: Pride and Character

0 - Published June 25, 2014 by in Hot Pot

I’ve been working lacrosse camp again this week, and each day, we come up with a word of the day. On day one, Dom DiNapoli (assistant coach at St. John’s University) gave us the word CHARACTER. On day two, Dom’s brother Steve (who plays for the NY Lizards) gave us the word PRIDE. Both words […]

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Hot Pot: Create Your Own Training Day

0 - Published May 28, 2014 by in Hot Pot, Training

Find someone who is at a higher level than you are, and create your own Training Day. Challenge yourself, see how the next elite level works and lives, and raise your game. Take pride in being a small fish in a big pond again, and you might just accomplish more than you thought possible.

Duke Beats Syracuse 16-10 For Division 1 title.

Hot Pot: Making A Playoff Run

0 - Published May 21, 2014 by in College, Featured, Hot Pot

Since I have not made any clear decisions on what the grand enigma of playoff success must be, I will defer to people with much more experience and success in this matter. It’s good to have friends who are smarter than you! Let’s take a small sampling of what it means to make a successful […]

Stevenson Beats RIT 16-14 for D3 lacrosse title.

Hot Pot: Win Or Go Home

0 - Published May 14, 2014 by in Hot Pot

Here is the big reality: Since there can be only one winner, there are going to be a number of other teams licking their wounds after a tough loss. That’s just the ugly truth. What can you do about it?

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Hot Pot: Playing In The Cold

0 - Published March 26, 2014 by in Hot Pot

Lacrosse games in cold temperatures can be tough on players, coaches, officials, and fans. Recently, the high school team that I volunteer with had one such game, and after many of us froze our butts off on the sideline, I have some quick recommendations on how to deal with this early spring problem.