With almost every college in the country now “in season”, and many high schools starting up soon, it’s time to talk about that all important first practice. Here are some guidelines I use to make sure my team always has a great first practice of the Spring.
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When I was twelve years old I went to my first lacrosse camp. One of the all time greats —Mark Millon—was a coach there. He spoke in front of the entire camp one afternoon in an old gymnasium because it was raining outside. What he told us: “If you’re gonna learn one dodge in your lacrosse life, make it a split dodge.”
With all the hand-eye work we do in lacrosse, footwork can be one of the most highly underrated skill requirements, but if you watch the best players in the world you’ll notice their footwork is often what sets them apart.
Please welcome Mark Schindler, of Nexus Lacrosse, back to LAS! Nexus is a proud LAS partner, and Mark has wowed us in the past with training tips and drills, and some great perspective on the game. Now he’s back with a post on how to deal with a two-team (varsity and JV) program!
We’ve been asking Connor Martin questions about his new lacrosse training tip videos and he’s been responding in his own special vernacular. There’s no shortage of lacrosse knowledge being shared here, and this week we want to know how ConBroChill overcomes the FEAR that all attackmen have when they’re about to get popped after scoring inside!
It’s snowing in Brooklyn, so I made a snowman and killed it with lacrosse ball. Don’t look at the snow as a bummer. It’s an opportunity to have some fun while getting out and playing lacrosse. Ain’t nothing wrong with that.
We couldn’t be more excited to announce this next partnership… it’s literally not possible to be any more pumped than we already are! LAS is teaming up with Trilogy Lacrosse this year and the focus is all about TRAINING, and making you a better lacrosse player, a better athlete, and even a better person. Their staff is made up of some of the best players and coaches in the game, and each one of them has a fantastic (and unique!) lacrosse mind.
We’ve been conversing with Connor Martin about his new skills and drills fun time videos, and we’re loving what we’ve seen so far. Connor combines his great attitude with useful tips, and we’re helping him share his mojo by asking CBC to go a little deeper. This week we’re talking about one-handed magic and how it translates to on the field success.
Sometimes it is too cold to go outside. It does happen. But if you just can’t wait to put a stick in your hands try to find a place indoors where you can practice and work on those soft hands. Try to find a place where there are no windows or lights you can break, and don’t throw against a wall that isn’t solid!
Have you ever coached a youth team? It sometimes can be challenging, and usually challenges coaches in different ways than an older team would. So what is the best way to coach youth players and teams?
This past weekend at the US Lacrosse Convention I was able to connect with lacrosse players, coaches, fans, parents, vendors, officials, and more. While we all talked about different things, a common theme was 2014, and how it would play out. Now that I’m rested up and my brain has cleared, I’m going to list out five great tips on how to this season and year the best ever.
Cradling is a fundamental skill, everyone knows that. Learn it the right way and be the laxer I know you can be! Connor Martin shows you how to work out a dirty lacrosse cradle!
It has been nearly three weeks since I attended the 2013 IMLCA convention. This post was crafted from memory in an attempt to show off my biggest takeaways from the event. The chief discussion point among my group of friends (high school and college coaches) was the value of the talks and presentations.
There are lots of skills in lacrosse that need perfecting before you can play at the highest levels. Connor Martin is here to drop some knowledge on you, in his inimitable way, and each week he’ll answer some questions from Connor Wilson about this week’s tip. This week, we’re talking about the Dive Shot!
The holiday season is in full effect, and with it comes relaxing, good food, and time with family. It can be tough to stay in shape during this time of year, but it’s always important to keep training, especially with lacrosse season starting right after the holidays. How do you stay in shape over the holidays? That’s what this week’s poster wants to know!