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Between The Faceoff Academy's national showcase and Adrenaline's upcoming Faceoff Challenges, we've been talking a lot about face offs the past few days. For this week's Forum Friday, we're continuing the trend. Our poster isn't new to lacrosse, but he is new to facing off, and he needs our help to answer his face off questions.
Face offs have taken a couple of quantum leaps over the last number of years. There were always good face off guys out there, but the craft has never been practiced and studied as much as it is currently. Greg Gurenlian answered the call, and after we got through a little Faceoff Academy National Showcase recap, we got into some of the details on how the world of the face off man is rapidly changing.
Peter Tumbas is making the trip back to the IMLCA convention this year. There may only be two major coaches conventions, but the event run by the IMLCA (Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association) is the only one you should make a point to attend. Why?
Johnny Mouradian runs the American Indoor Lacrosse Association and he is also the GM of the Philadelphia Wings. The AILA just announced a bunch of new program partnerships and we thought it was important for Johnny to fill our readers in on what the AILA does... We also want to know, What the heck is InCrosse?
This week's Tweet of the Week is brought to you by Coach Peter Tumbas through his club program, American Revolution LC, and it's a reminder that fundamentals are vital to success.
At the beginning of October, we showed you Brian Langtry's makeshift wall ball wall. This week, we show you how John Grant Jr. plays "wall" ball.
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 exact number of hours is still up for debate, and further statistical analysis is needed, I am confident that the overall point stands: The truly great put in the hours and the effort in order to be truly great.
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!