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College Crosse Prospectus: Syracuse Lacrosse Strength Coach On His Training Methods; MLL Training Camps Open

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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.

Kieran Mullins had a huge day for the Scarlet Knights.

BOSSES showing love all around!

That includes with their school’s other sports teams!

Providence is ready to make an impact in the Big East now!

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!

Check out The Baltimore Sun’s Glenn Graham’s article about him here.

Meanwhile, MLL training camp has started up!

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Philly Jawns

The Phillies scored TWELVE (12) RUNS in the BOTTOM OF THE FIRST INNING last night!

The rubber match is today at 1:35.

Marshmallow Peeps are great, and so is pizza. But combining both is “sssgusting.”

World News

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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