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The importance of being a S.T.A.R.

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The importance of being a S.T.A.R.

Today I am writing about the importance of being a S.T.A.R.

The definition of a S.T.A.R is listed below but the importance of being a S.T.A.R.  goes beyond a simple definition.  Several years ago Mary Jo and I were running a clinic at a home for children that were wards of the state.  She was taking pictures (there’s a surprise) and I was coaching.  These kids come from very tragic backgrounds and many were homeless.  The kids took to lacrosse like ...

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The importance of US Lacrosse Certification

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The importance of US Lacrosse Certification

2015 will Mark my 42nd  year playing or coaching the great game of lacrosse.  Lacrosse has given me so many wonderful things over the course of my life,  from bonding with my family to helping young people achieve their goals.  I have had the pleasure to play the game at a high level and sharing championships with my teammates.  I have been honored to speak at the US Lacrosse Convention (15 times) as well as coach the US Lacrosse All-American ...

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Congratulations Ryan Boyle

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Congratulations Ryan Boyle

I would like to congratulate Ryan Boyle the CEO of Trilogy Lacrosse and one of our Lacrosse Partners.  Some of you had the pleasure of meeting Ryan two weeks ago when he gave a recruiting talk to some of our families.  Ryan is a class act and we wish him well.  Below is the press release on his retirement from Major League Lacrosse after 11 seasons.  Quite an impressive career.

After 11 seasons in Major League Lacrosse, veteran Ryan Boyle has ...

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Re-Post Warm Up and Stretch

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Re-Post Warm Up and Stretch

As promised here is another great post on the importance of stretching:

I wish I could count the number of players I have seen pull or tear a muscle but I do not have enough fingers and toes to count that high. Every year during the first week of practice someone howls in pain and frustration after a wind sprint because their calf seized up or their hamstring got pulled tighter than a guitar string. I played lacrosse for over ten ...

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A Big Move

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A Big Move

I’ve put off writing this post for the last several weeks. Since I accepted the job offer from US Lacrosse to be their new Men’s Officials Education Program Manager I experienced a wide range of emotions. From major excitement at the opportunity to work my passion of officiating lacrosse and finding new and interesting ways to train other officials to understandable anxiety about leaving my home state, close friends, and family. I’ve put off writing this ...

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Great start to the Fall season

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Great start to the Fall season

Dear Players, Parents, STARS and fans,

 

Thanks for making the first day of the Fall season a success.  We appreciate everyone coming out and braving the hot weather.

Each year I am amazed at how far everyone has come and the improvement of all the players.  While I know some of the players are new and we don’t do a lot of instruction during the Fall season it is up to all players to take it upon themselves to watch lacrosse “You ...

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Fall League is here!

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Fall League is here!

Well we are very excited to start a new Fall season tomorrow.  The anticipation of watching all of our players having fun and competing always gives me a thrill.  Fall is my favorite time of the year and as an ex College Football/Lacrosse player the thought of stepping on the field again is a terrific feeling.  While there is no chill in the air yet and my hooded sweatshirts are still on the top shelf of my closet I can’t ...

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The Perfect Practice

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The Perfect Practice

The saying practice makes perfect is simply incorrect. I’ve seen many players and teams practice and practice hard. Yet, even with their intense practices they collapse on game day. I’ve watched the game for so long that I can tell which team will come out strong after watching a team warm up before the game. One team will be uniform in their warm up. Crisp passing, effective communication, and an intensity for perfection is what makes these teams succeed against ...

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