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Coaches Corner: Bill Schmeisser

This week we introduce a new weekly series geared towards coaches. Each week we will spotlight one of the greats in our sport, a practice friendly drill, and motivational quote that can be used to get the team going.

Coaches Spotlight

Bill Schmeisser

Coach Schmeisser, also known as “Father Bill”, was a player and coach for Johns Hopkins University (Class of 1889). He spent 10 years as coach for the Blue Jays, 1902, 1903, 1905-1909, and 1923-25. He led the program to 8 national championships.

Schmeisser never took payment for coaching and made his living primarily as a lawyer. He passed away in 1941 at the age of 60. He was inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1957. Annually, the best defensive player in the country is awarded the William C. Schmeisser Defensive Player of the Year award.

Drill of the Week

This is more than a drill as it is technically 15, but these drills are so good that they have been bundled together for your convenience. If you’re looking to help your players develop their shooting, which we all should, these 15 drills are perfect. An added bonus, these drills are presented by Duke assistant Ron Caputo. This video is a must watch for all lacrosse coaches.

Quote of the Week

For Coaches: “Coaching is taking a player where they can’t take themselves.” – Jose Mourinho

For Players: “No one’s ever gotten better by practicing less.” – Ron Jaworski

Weekly Podcast

Listen in as Quint Kessenich speaks with Chaos Lacrosse Club head coach Andy Towers about the Premier Lacrosse League and in particular, Andy’s unique coaching style. There are plenty of nuggets in this thirty minute episode, if you’re looking to change your coaching style or even just learn a little bit more about Andy, give this episode a quick listen and get better today.