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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 Two

0 - Published August 28, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Training

One man can accomplish a good deal on his own. With hard work and dedication, almost anything is possible, but it rarely comes easy. A team, or large group can accomplish much more, but that’s not always an option… Sometimes it’s just you and a friend. Let’s talk about The Power Of Two!

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Hot Pot: I Love Open Tryouts!

0 - Published August 21, 2013 by in College, Hot Pot

Decades ago, Open Tryouts for college lacrosse teams were much more common than they are now. A coach might have known that he was getting a couple of star players each year, but pulling athletes from the general student body was a time honored tradition, and one that yielded some excellent players and, eventually, some […]

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Hot Pot: Fighting The Right Way

0 - Published August 14, 2013 by in Hot Pot

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Fighting alone isn’t the biggest problem in box lacrosse. In my opinion, fighting is much more a symptom of a rough, and often under-referreed game, where players can take unseen liberties, and possibly inflict serious bodily harm through the pace of play. As it stands now, […]

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Hot Pot: The Next Tucker Durkin

0 - Published August 7, 2013 by in High School, Hot Pot

Tucker Durkin’s high school highlight tape quickly became a thing of legend (at least in my mind) because of the sheer ferocity on display. Durkin thinks man first, and makes the opposition pay time and time again. If you haven’t seen it, it’s truly worth a watch or ten. He just knocks over everybody out […]

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Hot Pot: I LOVE This Kid’s Game!

0 - Published July 31, 2013 by in High School, Hot Pot

Lacrosse standouts at younger ages are often the bigger kids, or the best natural athletes, but that isn’t always the case… in fact, sometimes you see a kid who lacks BOTH size AND speed, and yet he STILL manages to impress. This is one of those cases…

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Hot Pot: Are PEDs Here To Stay?

0 - Published July 24, 2013 by in Hot Pot

With performance enhancing drugs running rampant in so many sports that we KNOW about, we have to ask ourselves, are PEDs here to stay? Performance enhancing drugs are ever evolving, changing, and improving.

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Hot Pot: Give Birth To Something

0 - Published July 17, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Lifestyle

Through CityLax, the volunteer coaches and players of NYC have created something truly special in Rooftop Lacrosse. They have given birth to a very real thing, that will live on for years. Rooftop was started on a whim, when an opportunity presented itself, and it has grown into something much bigger. What will you give […]

Hot Pot: What You Do, Not What You Wear

0 - Published July 3, 2013 by in Hot Pot

A couple weeks ago, Connor talked about his least favorite word. Now why I might not agree that it’s my least favorite word, I definitely agree with all the points he makes, and wanted to expand on it from my own perspective in this week’s Hot Pot.

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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.

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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 […]

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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: 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?