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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: 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!

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Hot Pot: Reissuing The August Challenge

2 - Published January 30, 2013 by in Gear, Hot Pot

This week’s Hot Pot reissues the formidable AUGUST CHALLENGE! Can you meet the simple requirements and Grow the Game?

Hot Pot: The Pros and Cons of Traditional

12 - Published January 23, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Mesh, Stringing, Traditional

As the Spring season gets closer and closer, CW takes a look at the benefits, and the drawbacks, of traditional lacrosse pockets vs. mesh.

Hot Pot: When I Was A Kid…

5 - Published January 16, 2013 by in Hot Pot

When I was a kid… Those words bring up a lot of different ideas and concepts for different people. A lot of it depends on where you grew up, when you grew up, and who you were surrounded by, but the point stands: things have changed!

Hot Pot: I Should Have Gone D1

9 - Published January 9, 2013 by in College, Gear, Hot Pot, NCAA

To be honest, the words “I should have gone D1″ should never come out of my mouth…

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Hot Pot: Breaking Resolutions… Already?

0 - Published January 2, 2013 by in Hot Pot, Training

New Year’s Resolutions can fall by the wayside quickly… so what is the ONE resolution you are making in 2013 that you want to keep? How will you make sure it happens?

Hot Pot: No Time To Give Like The Present

1 - Published December 19, 2012 by in Hot Pot

It’s a much tamer Hot Pot this week, but the message is as strong as ever.