SPIRE Names Kyle Harrison as Brand Ambassador and Consultant

Kyle Harrison

Geneva, OH – April 11, 2022: SPIRE Institute & Academy has formally announced that lacrosse athlete and entrepreneur, Kyle Harrison, will be joining the SPIRE team as both a Brand Ambassador and Consultant for the sports academy’s newly created lacrosse program. Harrison is one of the most successful and decorated lacrosse players of all time, […]

SPIRE Academy Lacrosse Program

SPIRE Academy

SPIRE Academy is a specialized academic institution focused on inspiring the best expression of the human spirit through athletics, academics, and service to others. The high school features a world class 750,000 sqft facility on over 500 acres of land located in Geneva, Ohio. It is the training location for Olympians and World Champions. SPIRE’s […]

Four Lacrosse Drills to Liven Up Practice

Four Lacrosse Drills to Liven Up Your Practice

Even the most experienced coaches fall into the habit of repeating the same lacrosse drills on a weekly or even daily basis. There’s nothing wrong with repeating drills, but as we all know, players crave excitement and changing up the daily routine can help not only infuse excitement into the practice, it can also help […]

10 Man Ride: What, Why & How

10 man ride

The 10 man ride is an aggressive defensive scheme in lacrosse that is utilized across different levels of the sport. This is what you need to know about it. 10 Man Ride: What, Why & How What Is a 10 Man Ride? The 10 man ride is a form of zone ride that puts pressure […]

Leadership Literature: Coaches’ Book Club

Coaches Book Club

Part of professional development as a leader and coach is working through the professional literature of leadership. That can take the form of a good, old-fashioned book, podcast, or web-based article. Here is my recent collection of resources: Leadership Literature: Coaches’ Book Club The Power of Team Captains We hear so much about culture and how […]

Las Vegas Lacrosse: Potential Coaches for the Newest NLL Franchise

Las Vegas lacrosse coach NLL

There is bound to be speculation about who will lead any newly-created team. Las Vegas Lacrosse, the NLL’s newest franchise, is no exception. So, we’re taking a look at a handful of potential coaching candidates we think could be a good fit to lead the club. **This is not an exhaustive list and by no […]

How Ben Wineburg Revived Brockport’s Dormant Lacrosse Program

Ben Wineburg Brockport

When it comes to accolades, SUNY Brockport men’s lacrosse head coach Ben Wineburg does not fall short. As a player, Wineburg led his Nazareth College team to two undefeated regular seasons and two national championship appearances in a row. As the starting goalie, Wineburg was the backbone of the team, particularly as a senior when he led his team to […]

Bill Tierney in Coach Cottle’s Corner, Part 2

Bill Tierney in Coach Cottle's Corner - Part 2

Earlier this month we welcomed Coach Dave Cottle to the Lacrosse All Stars family with his new podcast “Coach Cottle’s Corner,” which provides insight into the game of lacrosse like never before. On episode one, Dave began a conversation with legendary coach Bill Tierney about his coaching past and the early days of his career. […]

Developing Leadership to Mold Captains

developing leadership

There is a difference between choosing captains and developing captains, even though maybe in the back of our minds we assume that if we pick the right captain, then leadership will take care of itself. The best dudes may get chosen, but they may have no idea what being captain entails and have very little experience […]

How Maryland Helped Johns Hopkins Win Three National Championships

HOW MARYLAND HELPED JOHNS HOPKINS WIN THREE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Maryland-Johns Hopkins rivalry is one of the greatest in the game, but in the 1980s, the Terps inadvertently led the Jays to three national championships. The story begins in 1982 in the North Carolina locker room as the Tar Heels celebrated their victory over Hopkins, 7-5, in the national championship game. Bob Scott, the […]

Bill Tierney in Coach Cottle’s Corner

Bill Tierney in Coach Cottle's Corner - Part 1

Please join us in welcoming Coach Dave Cottle to Lacrosse All Stars! His weekly podcast “Coach Cottle’s Corner” will shine light on the game like never before thanks to unfiltered, off-the-cuff 1v1 discussions with the greatest minds in lacrosse. It all starts with the one and only Bill Tierney. Coach Cottle’s Corner Cottle, currently president […]

How to Make a Lacrosse Practice Plan

lacrosse practice plan

You just got a job as the new head coach of a promising program, and you’re very excited to get started and begin developing your system and culture. You sit down to create your first practice plan for your new lacrosse team, and you write out your favorites drills for teaching and player development, along […]