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A Lacrosse Weekend 11.28.20

Uncategorized Nov 28, 2020
 

Welcome to "A Lacrosse Weekend" my weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse. I hope you enjoy it! 

Podcasts

Flying Solo Podcast Series, "What I Learned" from Dom Starsia: I've started a new podcast series titled "What I Learned" and I'm really excited about it!  My first one was with my college coach whom I have known since I was a young boy, growing up in Providence, RI.  Dom had a profound influence on me as a person and as a coach and it's fun to think back to the old days and give some credit where credit is due!

Future "What I learned" Podcasts

  • PLL Chaos Head Coach Andy Towers
  • Yale Coach Mike Waldvogel, brilliant lacrosse mind who I coached for for 8 years
  • Legendary Indiana Basketball Coach, Bobby Knight
  • The Late Great Dave Huntley

Click here to listen to this podcast!

Pat Spencer Using Hesitations to Initiate Contact

In my opinion, physical dodging is one of the biggest indicators of a prospect's...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 11.21.20

Uncategorized Nov 21, 2020
 

Welcome to "A Lacrosse Weekend" my weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse. I hope you enjoy it! 

College Lacrosse Recruiting - Highlight Videos

This is the last weekend of November lacrosse and it's almost time to get those highlight videos together!  Highlight videos have always been critical to the recruiting process, and never more than in the remote recruiting Covid world we are  now living in!  Coaches used to spend 95% of their time watching players live with 5% follow up on film whereas in this NCAA Dead Period coaches are watching 100% film and as such they are diving deeper and noticing every detail! 

Wow Factor: You're using your highlight video to get coaches to want to see more and you need to "Wow" them!  Keep your vide to 3:00-ish minutes and make it incredible.  If coaches love the way you play, they will dive into your...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 11.7.20

Uncategorized Nov 07, 2020
 

Welcome to "A Lacrosse Weekend" my weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse. I hope you enjoy it! 

 Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast

This week I had a great lacrosse conversation with Northwestern Women's Assistant Coach, Scott Hiller!  Scotty and I came up through the ranks together: he was a 4x All American Attackman at UMass while I was playing at Brown, he coached at Harvard while I coached at Yale,  and we both played in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League for the Boston Blazers.  Scotty and I reconnected about 7-8 years ago as I started coaching girls lax and my daughters' teams, and we have kept in close touch over that time with frequent and often epic lacrosse conversations.  

This conversation will not disappoint as we touch on his lacrosse journey from men's lacrosse to women's lacrosse, the development of women's lacrosse in terms of rules and stick technology, and some great...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 10.31.20

Uncategorized Oct 31, 2020
 

Welcome to "A Lacrosse Weekend" my weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse. I hope you enjoy it! 

Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcasts

Brian Brecht, Head Coach Rutgers, In this podcast, Brian and I start out talking Rutgers fall ball and how things are pretty normal in NJ!  One super interesting fact, is that at RU they don't count practice on the field in contact tracing!  They contact trace extended in-person contact, within 6 feet, with no masks.  I hope other organizations follow these protocols and realize on the field is not where the virus spreads! 

Coach Brecht takes us through his lacrosse journey, the coaches he's had a chance to play for and coach with and what he learned from his mentors.  We talk a lot of Rutgers Lacrosse, how he has built the culture there, and his lacrosse philosophies on defense, offense and transition.  Brian talked about some of his...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 10.24.20

Uncategorized Oct 24, 2020
 

Welcome to "A Lacrosse Weekend" my weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse. I hope you enjoy it! 

Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast

Marc Van Arsdale, Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator Loyola: I think you will love this podcast where Marc Van takes us through his incredible lacrosse journey!  His list of coaches he's played or worked for: Jerry Schmidt, Dave Urick, Dick Garber, Scott Nelson, Ace Adams, Dom Starsia and Charley Toomey is insane!  All Hall of Famers or National Champions!  Maybe the only list more impressive is his list of attackmen he's coached: Michael Watson, Doug Knight, Timmy Whitely, Matt Ward, Ben Rebeor, Garret Billings, Connor Gill, Danny Gladding, Steele Stanwick, Zed Williams and Pat Spencer.

Marc says about his attackmen, it's hard to compare, it's like comparing your children, but he did say unequivocally, Pat Spencer was the best he's ever coached!  Marc and I chat at length...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 10.17.20

Uncategorized Oct 17, 2020

Welcome to "A Lacrosse Weekend" my weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse. I hope you enjoy it! 

Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast

Manhattan Head Coach, Drew Kelleher, This podcast was a blast because Drew Kelleher is one of the best guys in the game.  Sharp and cutting edge, Drew is fun and has a great sense of humor.  We became friends back when he was first at BU, before they even had a team.  He would join us at multiple 3d events where he would recruit and coach and we talked a lot of lacrosse.  I think you will love the conversation around how he teaches dodging.  The ability to draw slides to generate offense is key and in a rebuilding situation like Manhattan, it was critical that they could breakdown match ups.  Listen to the technique Drew teaches!  Click here for the Drew Kelleher podcast!

JM3 Sports YouTube Channel

I'm excited to announce that we are in the process of...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 10.10.20

Uncategorized Oct 10, 2020
 

Welcome to "A Lacrosse Weekend" my weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse. I hope you enjoy it! 

Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast

Kevin Corrigan, Head Coach Notre Dame, KC and I go way back: he has been a friend, a mentor, a competitor, he recruited my son, I spent a summer with his son Will as my intern, and we love to talk lacrosse!  Kevin Corrigan is really smart, well read, and interested in learning as well as sharing.  We kicked off the conversation talking about ND fall ball and how there is a sense of normalcy on campus.  I hope all institutions will follow the leadership of Notre Dame!  The conversation turned to some really cool lacrosse topics including: how to teach the "Full Field" game, the process of understanding, reading, decision making and executing and how this works in riding/clearing, defense / offense and more!  We finish up with a great conversation about recruiting in...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 10.3.20

Uncategorized Oct 03, 2020
 

Welcome to "A Lacrosse Weekend" my weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse. I hope you enjoy it! 

Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast

Jono Zissi, Head Coach Torrey Pines, Director West Coast Starz.  Jono is one of the finest HS coaches in the nation and is an absolute pro when it comes to club lacrosse and college lacrosse recruiting.  In this podcast,  we chat about Jono's lacrosse journey, his years at Tufts, being a part of the early years at Adrenaline Lacrosse and West Coast Starz, ten years at Torrey Pines High School, his evolution as a coach, his PLL Redwoods assistant coaches Jules Heningburg and Garret Epple, player development, offensive concepts and finally a deep dive into recruiting in 2020.  Click here to listen!

Jono is a subscriber to the JM3 Coaches Training Program.  Listen to him talk about what a huge impact the CTP has had on his program and even...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 9.26.20

Uncategorized Sep 26, 2020
 

Welcome to "A Lacrosse Weekend" my weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse. I hope you enjoy it! 

Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcasts

Connor Buczek, Head Coach Cornell  Connor is one of the brightest young coaches in Division I Lacrosse.  I absolutely loved watching his teams play team offense!  In this podcast, We discuss Connor's lacrosse journey, his mentors along the way, his playing career at Cornell, playing professionally and coaching at Cornell simultaneously, the biggest evolution in his game, how he develops his players at Cornell, Jeff Teat, the Cornell offense and his offensive philosophies, 2 man game, the Cornell culture, how they develop leaders at Cornell, and recruiting.  I hope you enjoy!  Click here to listen!

 

Rob Pannell, PLL Atlas.  Rob is one of the greatest attackmen of the past 10 years and I got a chance to talk lacrosse with him on...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 9.19.20

Uncategorized Sep 19, 2020
 

Welcome to "A Lacrosse Weekend" my weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse. I hope you enjoy it! 

Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast

Sean Kirwan, Offensive Coordinator Virginia, is one of the brightest offensive minds in college lacrosse!  This conversation will not disappoint!  We talk about NBA basketball, and how Hostage Dribble  can be an effective counter to a pick defense called Ice!  (I work on "Hostage Dribble" with my JM3 Athletes and it's becoming a game changer!)

 

We talked a lot of PLL and MLL lacrosse, discussing some of the game's best players and what makes them great!  We finished up the conversation talking about recruiting in the COVID era.  There are a lot of things Sean is looking for in a player, but one of the most important and interesting is a player who can see the field.  He looks for players who know what they're going to do before they get the ball and ID's this...

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