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!
Virtual Lacrosse Summit
It's that time of year again! It's time for another Virtual Lacrosse Summit! The Shark Week of Lacrosse. Starting Monday 10am ET we will have an incredible line up of webinars! As usual, we have men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, box lacrosse, field lacrosse, leadership and strength and conditioning from college coaches, HS coaches, pro players and more! Click here to register for the Summit!
Here's the line up of presenters.
I have pre-recorded a number of these webinars and so far I can tell you they are INCREDIBLE! We will also be performing live on a bunch which makes for fun Q&A!
A new initiative I've begun in 2020 is Lacrosse Live on Facebook. I am doing daily interviews with a ton of interesting personalities from the lacrosse world. These interviews are short form version of the Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast with fun conversation, great stories, and deep dives into a variety interesting lacrosse topics.
Here's a list of my first few interviews with some highlights!
Dom Starsia: Legendary Coach of Brown and Virginia, former PLL Chrome boss. Dom tells great stories, none better than how he came up with the title of his new book, "I hope you will be very happy." Great interview!
Seanny Allen: Seanny is one of the funniest human beings on the planet who has been a coach, GM, and scout in Box Lacrosse in Canada at literally every level from Tyke all the way up to NLL. Learn about how minor lacrosse in Canada works! Click here for Seanny!
Gene Ubriaco: Head Coach of the Loyola Dons of the MIAA conference, great insights into how he prepares his team in the pre season with a heavy emphasis on culture, box lacrosse, and 3x. Click here to listen to Gene!
Liam Banks: Syracuse All-American, Founder of LB3, and Head Coach of the Atlanta Blaze. Liam provides great insights into the talent on the Blaze including breakdowns on what makes Randy Staats, Kyle Jackson, Mark Matthews, and ...... so special. We also talk girls lacrosse ..... Find out what club team Liam's daughter plays for! Great stuff here!
Scott Hiller: 4x Umass All-American, USA Team 1994, currently coaches Northwestern Women's Lacrosse with his wife Kelly. Scotty is simply one of the smartest lacrosse minds in the game. Click here for Scotty's Live!
John Paul: Former Head Coach PLL Atlas and the University of Michigan. John is as thoughtful of a person as you will find in the lacrosse world. Click here for JP's Lacrosse Live!
Dave Kotowski: my college roommate and Founder of Team Elevate Lacrosse, one of the top girls lacrosse clubs in the nation, and The Lacrosse Business Network. Dave is a great guy and a great coach! Learn Dave's keys to women's lacrosse college recruiting. This is a great convo!
Kenny Broschart: Offensive Coordinator High Point University. Kenny dives into how he's preparing the Panthers who have a legitimate Tewaaraton Candidate in Asher Nolting. If you're a coach, you want to listen to this one! KB is the man!
John Hogarth: Founder of LacrosseFLIX and CTO of JM3 Sports. Lacrosse Live and the Virtual Lacrosse Summits were his idea. John works in cyber security for the US Government and is a digital marketing expert and lacrosse fanatic! John played at NY Tech. Click here!
The Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast
18 months ago I started doing a podcast. I had never done one and really had no idea what I was doing. However, for my entire adult life I have been having interesting conversations about lacrosse. Finally, I started recording them! The podcast has grown in popularity and has acquired a solid following with about 230K listens.
My typical format has been to learn about my guests lacrosse journey as a player and coach. You will be blown away by the amount of incredible mentors these people have had and their journeys are fascinating!
Lars Tiffany Podcast!
This was one of my favorite podcasts to do because Lars is so fun to talk lacrosse with. As former teammates and captains of the 1989 Brown Team, Lars and I have talked a lot of lacrosse over the years and we are both life long learners. You will be able to hear it in Lars's voice the excitement over a statement I made, "Skills are solutions," as he repeated a few times! A big part of our conversation is about letting go as a coach. The chemistry Lars and I have is fun! I think you will love this podcast.
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College Lacrosse Recruiting
Every Phi-Lacrosse-ophy podcast i perform with a college coach has a portion dedicated to a discussion about recruiting! Find out what college coaches are looking for position by position, what is important to them, the things they hate, how they find players, the importance of advocates and much more! in addition, I have several podcasts dedicated to the topic of College Lacrosse Recruiting.
Boys lacrosse recruiting expert, Ty Xanders who has been doing this at the highest level for 10 years works for Inside Lacrosse and is the key figure in all recruiting rankings. These two podcasts cover everything you're going to need to know!
Girls lacrosse recruiting is a relationship driven process and no one has more experience than Magarity who runs HHH Lacrosse, a club out of Philly. Colleen was an All-American and 3x National Champion at Northwestern, played pro, and coached at Colorado for 3 seasons before leaving college coaching to move back home to Philly. These two podcasts will tell you everything you need to know!
College Lacrosse Recruiting is something I've been a part of from every angle. I coached college lacrosse for 20 years and recruited classes ranked by Inside Lacrosse three times. I founded and built the biggest club organization in the world in 3d Lacrosse where we sent hundreds of players to college lacrosse. I have coached HS boys and girls lacrosse and been an an advocate for dozens of my players. Finally, I have three kids all of whom have gone through the college lacrosse recruiting process. I think you will like this podcast.
Have a great weekend!