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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: The Power Of Team

0 - Published December 18, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Lifestyle

Great teams are just that… teams. They aren’t a couple of good players and others who can do their jobs. That is not greatness. That is just sliding by. True teams are singular units capable of greatness, whose sum is greater than its parts, and I’ve encountered them before.

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Hot Pot: Helmets To Europe!

0 - Published December 4, 2013 by in Hot Pot, International

I’ve gone over to Prague for the Ales Hrebesky Memorial the last two years, and as you’ve seen from our coverage, it’s an amazing event! But this year, LAS and I are looking to step up the Grow The Game effort in Europe, and we’re hoping to get some fellow American and Canadian players on […]

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Hot Pot: Is Texas Going D1?

0 - Published November 27, 2013 by in Hot Pot

Both CollegeCrosse.com and The Growth Blog have made mention of the University of Texas possibly going D1 in men’s lacrosse at some ambiguous point in the future. Why is this story coming up now? Because the UT blog, Orangebloods.com, said that it’s possible, that’s why!

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Hot Pot: How Can Lacrosse “Never Punt”?

0 - Published November 20, 2013 by in Hot Pot

Grantland recently ran a feature video on Kevin Kelley and Pulaski Academy football team because of their “no punt” approach to the game. The team only does onside kick attempts, and always goes for it on fourth down. It’s not a tactic bred out of desperation or insanity either, instead it is born from mathematics, […]

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Hot Pot: Take Care Of Your Feet

0 - Published November 13, 2013 by in Hot Pot

No more air bubbles in my athletic shoes. I’m tired of popping Nike Air bubbles. 9 times out of 10 the bubbles pop before I wear the shoes out. Sure, it looks cool and feels good early on, but it’s not worth it if I have to shell out extra money for the bubbles and […]

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Hot Pot: The Real Swag

0 - Published October 23, 2013 by in Gear, Hot Pot

There is something to be said for basic, get-down-to-business apparel, both athletic and otherwise. I don’t mind that there are so many manufacturers of apparel out there, but I am slightly concerned that the focus isn’t where it needs to be most of the time. In fact, I’m pretty sure we’re starting to get to […]

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Hot Pot: How To Spend 10,000 Hours

0 - Published October 16, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Training

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 […]

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Hot Pot: Challenge Yourself

0 - Published October 9, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Training

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!

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Hot Pot: Government Shutdown Impacts College Lacrosse

0 - Published October 2, 2013 by in Hot Pot, NCAA

The Government Shutdown: Almost a million employees have been put on furlough or will be paid at a later date, federal parks have shut down, and passport delays are imminent. On a less national scale, the US Service Academies are suspending athletics on campus, and this obviously impacts lacrosse in a major way.

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Hot Pot: Don’t Throw It All Away…

0 - Published September 25, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Motivation

Success in life is all about finding an opportunity, and then pushing that chance to the limit with honest dedication and passion. Shortcuts and divergent paths are always present, and staying on the straight and narrow is a constant battle in our society. Keeping your sights set on the bigger picture is easier said than […]

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Hot Pot: Rethinking The NCAA Finals

0 - Published September 18, 2013 by in Hot Pot, NCAA

I have truly enjoyed reading every word of Gordon Corsetti’s three part series on The Original Game. Each post has been a learning experience, and I’ve been surprised at just how much the original game has helped shape (and still shapes!) the modern version of field lacrosse. While there are a number of great old […]

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Hot Pot: National vs. Local Club Teams

0 - Published September 11, 2013 by in High School, Hot Pot

Someone recently posed this question to me: Are there national lacrosse brands? This question was asked in reference to club programs, specifically high school club teams, rather than to “brands” in the sense of gear manufacturers. So, are there “national lacrosse brands,” and if so, are they better than local club teams?

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Hot Pot: Team USA Gripes & Video

0 - Published September 4, 2013 by in Hot Pot

When it comes to legitimate Team USA training team selection gripes… I actually don’t have any. Sure, a couple of my personal favorites got cut, and while Kevin Rowen wasn’t perfect with his predictions, he sure was close! At the end of the day, it’s hard to really complain about the guys who are moving […]