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Atlanta Youth Lacrosse will deliver instruction for community youth programs

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Atlanta Youth Lacrosse and STAR (Students that Accept Responsibility) volunteers will be hosting a community lacrosse clinic along with the MLL Atlanta Blaze professional lacrosse team and the Georgia Lacrosse Chapter.

The clinic will take place on Sunday, April 22nd at Kennesaw State University(Owls Nest) at 10:00 AM and all clinic participants will receive a T-Shirt, Lunch and autograph session with Atlanta Blaze Players.  After the clinic all players will attend the Atlanta Blaze Opening Game vs the Florida Launch.

Brandon Perkins (Friends of Spirit) approached Coach Lou Corsetti in October after Coach Lou presented a coaching clinc to the Harrison Youth Lacrosse program last summer.  Brandon wanted to have a clinic for kids that have not been exposed to our great game.

Over the last few months Mr. Perkins along with Mark Rowley from the Atlanta Blaze and Coach Lou have met to outline the program and discuss the logistics of the event.  Mr. Perkins has raised over $ 5000 for the event and we have over seventy kids lined up for the clinic.  This will prove to be an exciting event for the kids in the Atlanta Community and will benifit so many young people.

Lets try and get as many players from Atlanta Youth Lacrosse to attend the event and support the Atlanta Blaze.

 

For more information see link below:

http://atllacrosse.com/

 

Injury Prevention

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As we prepare for the upcoming season it is important to be in shape and have the ability to run around and have fun.

The Spring season is right around the corner and all of our young athletes should be working on their stick work and doing some running and agility training.

I came across this article and I thought it was important to share with our players and parents.  All to often we rush our players from school or another event and we don’t think about injury prevention.

As adults it is our responsibility to help young players understand what they can do to prevent injuring themselves.

Growing up many of us were outside 100 percent of our free time.  Young people today may not have that luxury as they have many outside influences that can cut down on free play and just running around.

I suggest that everyone read this article as a family and try and perform some of these skills.  You don’t need a personal training and you can do all of these drills in your driveway or back yard.

 

Injury Prevention for Young Athletes

 

Looking forward to seeing you all on the field soon…Coach Lou

 

 

Why we teach fundamentals

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My son Gordon Corsetti who is the Manager, of Men’s Officials Development for US Lacrosse sent me this interesting article regarding the lost art of fundamentals.

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As a long time coach, I cringe when I see players not having the skills to improve their game but more importantly not having fun because they can’t catch and pass the ball, scoop a ground ball or check properly.

If you can’t master the fundamentals how can you get creative by throwing a stick fake or a behind the back pass or shot.

Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Coaches try and teach the sport the correct way and it starts with the fundamentals of our sport.

Each week I see a vast improvement of our players skill sets and it fills me with pride as our players are having fun as well as learning the basics of the game.

You have seen us implement the US Lacrosse LADM (Long Term Athlete Development) model with our Incredible program as well as our small sided games for U11 and below players.  The players get more touches on the ball as well we have the four-second rule the forces players to get open and pass the ball to their teammates.  Along with our NO RAKING rule in the Fall these small adjustments in the game help all of our players improve their skills.

I coach a high school team locally and I watched several JV games the last few weeks prior to our contests.  The opposing teams players had major difficulty doing simple tasks like catching and throwing and frankly many of our youth players had better fundamental skills than they did.

This goes back to the article above you can have all the fancy uniforms you want and play for a travel team if you can’t catch and throw you won’t have any success.

 

See ya on the field…Coach Lou