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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.

Hot Pot: Why I Love Lacrosse Camp

0 - Published June 26, 2013 by in Hot Pot

I have worked a lot of different lacrosse camps in my day. Big time instructional camps, team camps, and recruiting camps, I’ve seen them all. But nothing gets me more excited than a small lacrosse camp, with a high counselor to camper ratio.

Hot Pot: My Least Favorite Word

0 - Published June 12, 2013 by in Hot Pot

It is the embodiment of consumerism, misguided priorities, and our cultural fixation on expensive toys instead of tested values. It is the ethos behind “look good to play good” instead of work hard to play well. It is, quite simply, all that is wrong with our society, and all that is wrong with the greater current culture of lacrosse.

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Hot Pot: PEDs Still Running Rampant In Pro Sports

0 - Published June 5, 2013 by in Hot Pot

The big news on ESPN, CNN, Fox, Deadspin, and a number of other sources today is the brewing performance enhancing drug scandal in Major Leagues Baseball. What makes me laugh in all this is that people are acting like this is some kind of big surprise… AGAIN.

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Hot Pot: Race Will Always Be An Issue

0 - Published May 29, 2013 by in Hot Pot

Race is still an issue in lacrosse, and it always has been. But then again, race is still an issue in the US (and the world), so how could it NOT still be an issue in lacrosse?

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Hot Pot: RIT is TRICKY!

0 - Published May 22, 2013 by in Hot Pot

This week’s Hot Pot tries to shed some light on how RIT Lacrosse got to be so tricky on the field. Maybe it was this crazy staircase on the Rochester Institute of Technology’s campus?

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Hot Pot: First Season – Calling All NEW Programs!

0 - Published May 15, 2013 by in Grow The Game, Hot Pot

Lacrosse All Stars is putting the call out there to new programs from across the country, and around the world, to submit stories about their first year (or their first years) out on the field.

Hot Pot: A Reply To Brian Silcott

6 - Published May 8, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Training

Last week’s Hot Pot was all about Travel, and how it will do you good. I had just returned from Prague, and couldn’t get it out of my head. However, the week before that, I had posted a Hot Pot talking about Rethinking The Game, and Brian Silcott, living lacrosse legend, responded with a comment that blew my mind.

Hot Pot: Travel Will Do You Good

0 - Published May 1, 2013 by in Hot Pot

Jeff and I both spent the past week abroad, thanks to the sport of lacrosse, and when we spoke on the phone yesterday to get caught up, it was obvious that both of us had been impacted by our travel experiences in a notable manner.

Hot Pot: Rethinking The Game

6 - Published April 17, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Training

I don’t know what it is about the year 2013 for me, but something is different. Maybe it’s just that I’m older now, or that I’m coaching and writing more than ever. Perhaps I’ve just been exposed to “enough” lacrosse at this point in my life. The point is, I can’t help but look at the game a little differently now, and this becomes more true day by day.

Hot Pot: The First Time

0 - Published April 10, 2013 by in Hot Pot

In lacrosse, I have found it much easier to experience the positive stuff if you are part of a close knit team, and for first year programs, or teams filled with first year players, the “team approach” is especially important.

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Hot Pot: The Second Step Is The Hardest

2 - Published April 3, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Training

The hard part will be getting in 2 or 3 more workouts before NEXT week’s training session. The hard part will be doing it on my own. The hard part is the SECOND step.

Hot Pot: It’s All About Attitude

3 - Published March 27, 2013 by in Hot Pot

Nothing matters in lacrosse, and in life, as much as attitude. This is true for coaches, players, fans, and yes, even referees. The Hot Pot tackles good attitude, and why it is THE key to success.

Hot Pot: Nike Does Lacrosse Right

1 - Published March 13, 2013 by in Hot Pot

We’ve seen some pretty over the top lacrosse commercials recently. Some try to tell a story, others hit you with flashy imagery and tons of product shots. Nike Lacrosse, on the other hand, seems to be going a little more classic with their path…

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Hot Pot: What Makes A Tournament Special?

0 - Published March 6, 2013 by in Hot Pot, International

What is it about certain lacrosse tournaments that make them so special? The Hot Pot finds it comes down to one thing…

Hot Pot: Meet Me In New Orleans

1 - Published February 27, 2013 by in Club, Hot Pot

If you’re in or around New Orleans this weekend, come on over to City Park and check out the Mardi Gras Lacrosse Tournament.

Hot Pot: Test Yourself With New Experiences

1 - Published February 20, 2013 by in Hot Pot

At 32 years old, CW is going to play in a new place, against a new team, in a version of the game he doesn’t know as well he’d like to think. And it’s giving him a feeling he hasn’t felt in a while.

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Hot Pot: Searching For College Lacrosse Traditional

3 - Published February 13, 2013 by in College, Hot Pot

It’s a traditional call to arms! If you see a college player using traditional stringing, we want to know so we can put them on the 2013 College Lacrosse All-Traditional Team!

Hot Pot: The Lacrosse Show Exploded

0 - Published February 12, 2013 by in Hot Pot

We taped The Lacrosse Show LIVE last night on TLN and we talked a lot of lacrosse, got some great comments from viewers, and even had our own Super Bowl Power Problem. It was an epic first episode!