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Happy Holidays Everyone! See you all in 2011

Posted by Barry Marenberg on December 22, 2010

 

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2011 NCAA Lacrosse on TV

Posted by Barry Marenberg on December 20, 2010

The ESPN family of networks will again be broadcasting a large number of Division I lacrosse games in 2011.  Although practicing and playing are the best ways for our players to improve, the players can also gain a lot by watching lacrosse live or on TV and seeing how the game is played at the elite level.  The following is a preliminary list of regular season games that will be broadcast:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Feb 19 Noon Johns Hopkins at Towson ESPN3.com
Sun, Feb 20 Noon Duke vs. Notre Dame (Jacksonville, Fla.) ESPN/ESPN3.com
Sat, Feb 26 Noon Loyola (Md.) vs. Towson ESPN3.com
  1 p.m. Siena at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
  3 p.m. Georgetown at Maryland ESPNU
Sat, Mar 5 1 p.m. Princeton at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
  1 p.m. Maryland at Duke ESPN3.com
Wed, Mar 9 7 p.m. Manhattan at John Hopkins ESPNU
Fri, Mar 11 7 p.m. North Carolina at Princeton ESPNU
Sat, Mar 12 11 a.m. Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore):Syracuse vs. Georgetown ESPNU
  Noon Maryland at Towson ESPN3.com
  1:30 p.m. Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore):Cornell vs. Virginia ESPNU
  4 p.m. Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore):Johns Hopkins vs. UMBC ESPN3.com
Wed, Mar 16 6 p.m. Georgetown at Johns Hopkins (women) ESPNU
Thu, Mar 17 7 p.m. Duke at North Carolina ESPNU
Sat, Mar 19 Noon UMBC at Maryland ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. Johns Hopkins at Syracuse ESPNU
Tue, Mar 22 7 p.m. Dartmouth at North Carolina ESPNU
Wed, Mar 23 5 p.m. Penn at Johns Hopkins (women) ESPNU
Sat, Mar 26 Noon North Carolina at Maryland ESPNU
  2 p.m. Virginia at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Sat, Apr 2 Noon Maryland at Virginia ESPNU
  Noon Hofstra at Towson ESPN3.com
Sun, Apr 3 1 p.m. Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.):Rutgers vs. St. John’s ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.):Johns Hopkins vs. North Carolina ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.):Syracuse vs. Duke ESPNU
Fri, Apr 8 7:30 p.m. Albany at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Sat, Apr 9 Noon North Carolina at Virginia ESPN/ESPN3.com
  Noon Binghamton at UMBC ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Syracuse at Princeton ESPNU
Sun, Apr 10 Noon Georgetown at Notre Dame ESPNU
Sat, Apr 16 5:30 p.m. Virginia at Duke ESPNU
  8 p.m. Johns Hopkins at Maryland ESPNU
Sat, Apr 23 3 p.m. ESPNU Warrior Classic (East Hartford, Conn.):Massachusetts vs. Hofstra ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. ESPNU Warrior Classic (East Hartford, Conn.):Rutgers vs. Syracuse ESPNU
  8 p.m. Navy at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Sat, Apr 30 2 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Johns Hopkins ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. Notre Dame at Syracuse ESPNU
Fri, May 6 8 p.m. Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU
  TBD Ivy League Semifinal (site of regular-season champion): Game 1 ESPN3.com
  TBD Ivy League Semifinal (site of regular-season champion): Game 2 ESPN3.com
Sun, May 8 Noon Ivy League Championship(site of regular-season champ) ESPNU

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The Art of Lax – Holiday Redux

Posted by Barry Marenberg on December 10, 2010

If you like the artwork on the CHIEFS LACROSSE t-shirt you can see more at: www.TheArtofLax.com
Great for the Holiday Season coming up.  The Art of Lax™ – for the player, coach, parent & lacrosse enthusiast in us!”

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Breakaway Lacrosse/Team LaxPrax Equipment, Apparel and Footwear Blowout Sale at Parisi Speed School in Morris Plains 12/15/10

Posted by Barry Marenberg on December 9, 2010

 

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A thought for my lax players

Posted by Barry Marenberg on December 6, 2010

Remember that someone out there is always working harder than you. The season is just around the corner.  The winter is not the time to get lazy and let your lax skills dwindle.   Search back through my past posts on this blog for opportunities to practice your lax skills over the Winter.

If I can be of any help to any player (or parent), give me a shout.

– Coach B

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Body Checking in Lacrosse

Posted by Barry Marenberg on December 3, 2010

Body contact is a big part of sports like football and hockey.  While lacrosse is about speed and finesse, body checking is also an integral part of the game. The game is very physical and contact is a huge and inevitable part of it.  Being aggressive and physical is a very good quality for a lacrosse player especially for defensive and midfield players, but even attackmen can benefit from good checking technique especially during a loose ball situation.  Body checking should never be used to injure or hurt an opponent and penalties can be called for excessively violent or over aggressive checking.

Typically lacrosse checks are basically attempts to:

  • Try to dislodge a ball from an opponent by attacking their stick with your stick
  • Try to harass or disrupt an attacking player
  • Try to block or move an opponent from picking up a loose ball

With regard to body checks, the rules of lacrosse (at almost all levels except at the very youngest ages where no contact is allowed) states that body checks can only be performed against the ball carrier, or any player within 5 yards of a loose ball. Outside of that 5 yards, a body check by a player will be called as a penalty.  A body check is thrown with a player’s shoulder in a manner similar to how a football player would block for a runner.  Body checks can never be thrown below the waist, above the shoulder, or from behind.  Players should never to use their heads as weapons.

US Lacrosse recently uploaded a short video in connection with body checking.  In the video, former Virginia men’s lacrosse All-American Brett Hughes speaks on executing an appropriate body check. You can view it by clicking the following link: US Lacrosse Body Checking

In previous posts I have written on cradling,  passing and catching and scooping ground balls.  Body checking is another skill of a competent lacrosse player.  In future posts I plan to begin discussing the various types of stick checks.

HONOR THE GAME!

– Coach B

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