GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for April 9, 2017.
What You Missed
Recapping another busy Saturday in college lacrosse, where number one went down AGAIN.
Catch up on our latest episode of College Crosse Game Day!
Could a heated lacrosse stick be the future?
We had 32 games yesterday, which meant 64 of the current 71 Division I teams were in action.
Lacrosse The Nation
A great article by Syracuse Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse strength and conditioning coach Matt “Muscles” Mancz on how he trains players without him ever playing the sport.
The way we train during the fall ball season has an in-season feel to it. We need to develop, but we also need to be fresh. When fall ball ends that’s when the fun starts. This is where we really aim to progress. We handle loads, we handle them more frequently, and generally speaking we are fresher because we are not practicing. This is also the time we implement conditioning and speed skill acquisition. We teach acceleration, deceleration, and max velocity running.
Some new things I am starting to develop are position specific speed and agility drills for the offseason. For example, I would have all our attackmen and only attackmen for 40 minute speed and agility sessions. Then I would work with our midfielders, and finally our defensemen. All groups would be run separately. My objective was to design drills that would match the demands of their position so they could move more efficiently on the field.
I give credit to Coach Desko for pointing this out to me. He was observing some drills we were doing one day, and he mentioned to me that our defensemen go backwards way more than an offense midfielder does. This forced me to make small adjustments and look at the movements specific to each position. Goalies and fogos would also be separate, which I experiment with too. Our goalies and fogos don’t like to run but they love to work. We do some very interesting things with them. The fogo position is such a unique position that you have to train them differently.
I am fortunate enough where I only work with the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, so I can devote all my time to them. We also have access to two indoor turf fields, which helps with the weather in central New York.
Fun fact: He’s recently picked up a lacrosse stick during practices and playing some wall ball. His stick skills are pretty darn good if you ask me.
Notre Dame’s already looking ahead for a bounceback win on Tuesday.
Learning from Duke & Prepping for Marquette before heading home from North Carolina pic.twitter.com/h0hJE3r8IT— Notre Dame Lacrosse (@NDlacrosse) April 9, 2017
Kieran Mullins had a huge day for the Scarlet Knights.
Not one, not two, not three...— Rutgers On BTN (@RutgersOnBTN) April 8, 2017
EIGHT goals for Kieran Mullins of @RUmlax is our #BTNStandout x @AutoOwnersIns: https://t.co/iDcPOKZP2R
BOSSES showing love all around!
Awesome to have some young guns at our game for some lacrosse the Brown Bears way. #FastFunFurious #GivingBack pic.twitter.com/6IOR3AF76e— Mike Daly (@coachmikedaly) April 9, 2017
Thank u TerpNation 4 showing up (Over 6,300) today to support. Thankful to get a win 4 our seniors & their families on an emotional day. pic.twitter.com/VQkHEGyF2U— John Tillman (@CoachTillman1) April 9, 2017
That includes with their school’s other sports teams!
@DU_Hockey @DUCoachMonty CONGRATULATIONS PIOS!!— Bill Tierney (@DUCoachTierney) April 9, 2017
You continue to make DU proud.
2017 NCAA Champions. #GoPios
The final countdown for @DU_Hockey eighth @NCAAIceHockey title. #DU1NATION #SkateFor8 pic.twitter.com/p4S3pCBbCm— Denver Athletics (@DU_Pioneers) April 9, 2017
Providence is ready to make an impact in the Big East now!
Why not US, why not NOW. See you next week at Anderson/Chapey for big game vs Marquette @PCFriarsLax. #gofriars pic.twitter.com/rxrAG7KIZ0— Bob Driscoll (@PCBobDriscoll) April 8, 2017
WLNE in Providence has a write up of the Providence win over Georgetown.
Shoutout to BOSS Rick Brocato from St. Paul’s as he became the school’s all-time winningest coach in his final season!
Final: St. Paul's 8, Bronxville (NY) 6 @StPaulsLax - Coach Brocato becomes all-time wins leader in @StPaulsSchoolMD history— MIAA Lax(Unofficial) (@MIAA_LAX) April 8, 2017
Check out The Baltimore Sun’s Glenn Graham’s article about him here.
Meanwhile, MLL training camp has started up!
Recapping Day 1 of Training Camp. The Rattlers are back at it tomorrow morning at 10am at Capelli Sport Stadium. pic.twitter.com/47L2qPkMzI— Rochester Rattlers (@RattlersLax) April 9, 2017
Training camp Pt.I success pic.twitter.com/23q6lkgBof— Ohio Machine (@MachineMLL) April 9, 2017
Another day, another dollar Training Camp Pt. II pic.twitter.com/ooJIewZjxt— Ohio Machine (@MachineMLL) April 9, 2017
Thanks @DorseyLevens for talking to our guys today pic.twitter.com/CsDAXxOJao— Atlanta Blaze (@AtlantaBlaze) April 8, 2017
2017 Outlaws Training Camp is underway! #OutlawsNation pic.twitter.com/bfYhUegBLl— Denver Outlaws (@DenverOutlaws) April 8, 2017
Behind the scenes at the 2017 Outlaws Open Video shoot pic.twitter.com/q2cuutXloF— Denver Outlaws (@DenverOutlaws) April 9, 2017
Training Camp Weekend 2 is underway! We are at @GilletteStadium this weekend getting ready for game 1 at Florida! pic.twitter.com/PMpvEGl62Y— Boston Cannons (@BostonCannons) April 8, 2017
And that's a wrap on Day 1!!!! #trainingcampweekend #321Launch pic.twitter.com/HhiETxxMZm— Florida_Launch (@Florida_Launch) April 8, 2017
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The Phillies scored TWELVE (12) RUNS in the BOTTOM OF THE FIRST INNING last night!
Fact: Watching us score 12 runs in the first inning is just as fun the next day.#GoPhils pic.twitter.com/HW0OPEWOuf— Phillies (@Phillies) April 9, 2017
The rubber match is today at 1:35.
This is the weather we've been waiting for. ☀️— Phillies (@Phillies) April 9, 2017
Come enjoy it with us: https://t.co/OUVLf7MuzR pic.twitter.com/zTzoiBSF3v
Marshmallow Peeps are great, and so is pizza. But combining both is “sssgusting.”
Not good for Delta: The airline is going through more delays and cancellations.
Video of the Day
Morgan Freeman reenacts one of his greatest movies of all time, The Shawshank Redemption.
We got a huge Sunday, with all three games being big conference clashes.
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