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 6.25.22

Uncategorized Jun 25, 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.  

Principles Based Offense In Youth Boy's Lacrosse

Earlier this week I had the amazing opportunity to coach a 2028 JM3 National Team at the Vail tournament and not only was it a lot of fun being up in Vail with a great group of people, but a great coaching and learning experience as well! I applied the concepts of the Principles Based Offense to a talented group of 12 year old boys, and by the end they were running a great offense! 

Learn More about the JM3 Principles Based Lacrosse System by going to PrinciplesBasedLacrosse.com

Here were the five principles we focused on:

  1. Take great shots: at this age, kids take a lot of bad shots goalies can catch
  2. ...
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A Lacrosse Weekend 6.18.22

Uncategorized Jun 18, 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.  

Hostage Dribble

For the past several years, I've been teaching my JM3 Athletes in both boys and girls lacrosse the Hostage Dribble concept of getting a step on your man, cutting them off, and keeping them on your back .  Common in hoops, Hostage Dribble is an amazing way to buy time and space while giving yourself a great chance to create separation.

Watch this portion of an amazing breakdown by Alex Sarama of Basketball Immersion of Luka Doncic vs the "Drop Coverage" and you will learn a better sense of the power and opportunity of the Hostage Dribble!  If you want to see the whole breakdown for Alex's brilliant video, click here.

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A Lacrosse Weekend 6.11.22

Uncategorized Jun 11, 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 Visit From Alex Sarama

If you haven't listened to the podcast I did with NBA Europe and Basketball Immersion content creator Alex Sarama, please click here and listen ASAP!  And take notes!  If you have already listened, I would encourage you listen again!  I've gone back and re-listened (which I usually do not do) because this is the most important and impactful content I've ever been a part of and I need to learn how to articulate these concepts the way Alex articulates them!

Amazingly, Alex was in Denver last week and was able to come visit me in Highlands Ranch and not only check out an epic street pick up game, but he also ran a hoop clinic...

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A Lacrosse Weekend 6.4.22

Uncategorized Jun 04, 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 Big Recruiting Advantage This Summer

An onslaught of summer tournaments, showcases, and events is right around the corner and I want to share one of the biggest hacks your son or daughter can take advantage of in this extremely competitive world of college lacrosse recruiting:

Rest, Recovery and Sleep.  

Stacking events back to back (or worse) will leave an athlete with a lesser performance. Period.  Being 100% fresh will allow an athlete to have a peak performance.  This is going to happen one way or another!

Don't underestimate sleep!!!!!!!

"Athletic performance is predicated on improving adaptive capacity, or the ability to...

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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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