A Lacrosse Weekend

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!   

- Jamie Murno, JM3 Sports

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A Lacrosse Weekend 5.21.22

Uncategorized May 21, 2022
 

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!   

If you are a men's or women's lacrosse player, coach, or parent, I think you will love the weekly content, videos, and analysis.  

How NOT to Get Recruited This Summer

 Summer club tourneys and recruiting will soon be in full swing and the truth is, college lacrosse recruiting is getting significantly more competitive as there are more and more kids playing and training at high levels. Normally I give advice on what to do, but this time….

  • Play back to back or back to back to back events (no recovery)
  • Think about who's watching, your last play, what your coach said to you, what your parents said to you instead of being in the present with your attention directed to the play at hand.
  • Don’t dodge much
  • Don't pass much
  • "Be more selfish" out there
  • Do a ton of “Give...
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A Lacrosse Weekend 5.14.22

Uncategorized May 14, 2022
 

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!   

If you are a men's or women's lacrosse player, coach, or parent, I think you will love the weekly content, videos, and analysis. 

 

A Breakdown of an NCAA Snub........ and a Pearl Jam Show

In April of 2020 I was supposed to go to my first ever Pearl Jam show with fellow Wolfpack member and great friend Mark Blake, but the pandemic ruined that along with everything else in 2020.  The rescheduled date was for this past week on May 12th.  When Mark reached out to let me know about the new date, I told him I'd love to go, but if ASU was in the NCAA Tourney there would be a conflict and I wouldn't be able to join him. As the regular season expired and ASU had earned a trip to the Pac 12 Championship game which capped off a great regular season, it looked like ASU...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 5.7.22

Uncategorized May 07, 2022
 

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!   

If you are a men's or women's lacrosse player, coach, or parent, I think you will love the weekly content, videos, and analysis. 

Championship Saturday

Today is an exciting day in the Munro family: our two older kids' teams are competing in their respective conference finals.  The ASU Sun Devils defeated the USC Trojans on Thursday night to make their first ever finals appearance today at 3pm ET vs the #1 seed Stanford.  ASU split with Stanford this season and this will be an amazing rubber match!  Georgetown plays Villanova in the Big East Finals today at 430pm.  G'town defeated an improved Marquette team on Thursday night while Villanova upset #2 seed Denver in an amazing game!  With both kids in their 5th and final year of college, it's bitter sweet.  It has been a joy to...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 4.30.22

Uncategorized Apr 30, 2022
 

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!   

If you are a men's or women's lacrosse player, coach, or parent, I think you will love the weekly content, videos, and analysis. 

Harvard's 5man Rotation

What is a 5man Rotation anyway?  The way it was described to me 30 years ago by my boss at the time, defensive genius and former Yale Head Coach Mike "Bones" Waldvogel, is: it's just a 4man rotation (locked crease), but when the defense runs out of people and can't get there, the crease guy rotates to the ball and a backside player collapses to cover the crease. 

Watch the way Gerry Byrne's Harvard EMD does just this.  They sit in a Box and 1 with the crease guy trying to play all ball side cutters, but ready to roll off the crease and play the ball rather having a farther player rotate across or down.

Dartmouth EMO Seal Play

Last week I...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 4.23.22

Uncategorized Apr 23, 2022
 

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!   

If you are a men's or women's lacrosse player, coach, or parent, I think you will love the weekly content, videos, and analysis. 

Inside The 8 Podcasts with Colleen Magarity

This week Colleen got back at it with two new women's lacrosse podcasts that I think you will love.  First with Jacksonville Assistant Coach, Mike Bedford and then with Pitt Head Coach Emily Boissonaeult.  Colleen and her guests discussed their respective lacrosse journeys, philosophies on building culture, team offense, team defense, favorite drills and of course, college lacrosse recruiting.  Colleen will be doing podcasts regularly and get an insider's view from many of the top coaches in the game!  Thanks to Colleen for creating this amazing women's lacrosse content.

In Season Podcast with PLL Chaos...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 4.16.22

Uncategorized Apr 16, 2022
 

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!   

If you are a men's or women's lacrosse player, coach, or parent, I think you will love the weekly content, videos, and analysis. 

In Season Podcast, Episode 3

PLL Chaos Head Coach Andy Towers and I dive into the best players, coaches, match ups, and as analysis on why these teams are trending!  This past week Andy apologized to Yale fans and Josh McHugh for picking BU over Yale, "I hit the nail squarely on the side" said Towers, but at least he goes out on a limb!

If you listen to this podcast you will get a level of analysis you won't get on any other college lacrosse podcasts because we're coaches and we love to watch, talk about and analyze DI Lacrosse!

The best part of the "In Season" Podcast is Towers is hilarious!  The things he thinks of and says are insanely funny!  I hope you...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 4.9.22

Uncategorized Apr 09, 2022
 

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!   

If you are a men's or women's lacrosse player, coach, or parent, I think you will love the weekly content, videos, and analysis. 

In Season Podcast

The In Season Podcast with PLL Chaos Head Coach Andy Towers is back!  We have recorded two episodes and they are worth a listen!  We decided to start mid season because talking about the same thing for 15 weeks was just going to get boring!  We are fired up to be back and AT and I are having a great time talking about Division I Men's Lacrosse.  I think you will find this podcast to be the both detailed (AT literally watches every game!) with great analysis of players, X's and O's, as well as great insights and back stories.  Oh yeah, and you'll enjoy some classic tomfoolery as well!  Click here to listen!

2man / 3man Game...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 4.2.22

Uncategorized Apr 02, 2022
 

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!   

If you are a men's or women's lacrosse player, coach, or parent, I think you will love the weekly content, videos, and analysis. 

Advice To Lacrosse Parents

I work with a ton of individual athletes and their parents to help them plan a strategy and roadmap for two big picture topics: player development and exposure.  The biggest piece of advice I give parents is don't listen to what other parents tell you, instead do your homework!  Of course, it's always good to hear other people's perspectives, but you are going to run across a lot of opinions on what you should do with your kids for development and exposure coming from people who are not experts.

 Many parents played college lacrosse, might have been a great player back in the day or they simply "Know the game" because they're from...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 3.26.22

Uncategorized Mar 26, 2022

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!   

If you are a men's or women's lacrosse player, coach, or parent, I think you will love the weekly content, videos, and analysis.

MBYLL Town Progams | Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League

JM3 And Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse Team up!

I am excited to announce that JM3 Sports is working on a pilot program of coach education for seven MBYLL boys and girls towns this spring.  JM3 has created online courses and content detailing cutting edge coaching philosophy, videos of drills and games, as well as practice plans, which will be supplemented each week in office hour Zoom calls where the focus will be on helping coaches optimize practice environments through watching film from practice. 

I have probably done more remote coaching in the sport of lacrosse than anyone on the planet and this is what I've...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 3.19.22

Uncategorized Mar 19, 2022
 

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!   

If you are a men's or women's lacrosse player, coach, or parent, I think you will love the weekly content, videos, and analysis 

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The Huberman Lab Podcast 

This podcast, by Dr Andrew Huberman, is a fascinating look at the science behind the power of free play.  In the past five years I have been on my own journey with Free Play as a coach, as a player, as a dad, and of course with my JM3 Athletes.  I have witnessed countless athletes blossom in amazing and even unexpected ways through the power of Free Play.

 

Huberman explains that play is an "important, fundamental, homeostatic-ally regulated aspect of our nervous system, which is a mouthful of nerd speak to say, play can change your brain for the better, and...

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