“Are you doing everything that you possibly can to be the best lacrosse player that you can be?”
Posted by Barry Marenberg on March 30, 2011
If you are anywhere near a regular reader of my blog you would know that I am a huge fan of the LACROSSE ALLSTARS (LAS) website at http://www.laxallstars.com. The writers and posts on LAS are always top-notch. The site is a must-read for any lacrosse player and fan!
Yet another fantastic article was posted yesterday. It was a guest post written by Ryan Powell. For those of you not in the know, Ryan is part of the triumvirate of Powell brothers (Casey and Mike are the other two) who were all All-American lax players at Syracuse. Ryan currently plays for the Boston Blazers of the National League Lacrosse. He also owns and operates both Rhino Lacrosse and Powell Lacrosse.
In his post which can be accessed by clicking the link at the end of this paragraph, Ryan tells about how his Assistant lax coach, after a tough loss this week, asked the team “Are you doing everything that you possibly can to be the best lacrosse player that you can be?” That question resonated strongly with Ryan and he proceeds to discuss his work ethic and what any lacrosse player must do to be the best he can be. Discussing how important it is for lax players to work on their own when not at practice, Ryan says “I put in more hours on my own than I do at practice or in games. This is the time that lacrosse players can separate themselves from the rest.” AMEN!! – My repeated protestations validated!! In his post, Ryan also provides a link to the Wall Ball routine that he has been doing 3-4 times a week for years. Here’s the link to the article: ryan-powell-play-hard-work-harder . If your son plays for me, I implore you to show him Ryan’s article!
Lastly, if you haven’t already seen it, read my earlier post immediately below this one for the opportunity to purchase a wicked pair of short that supports a great cause.
See you on the field.
– Coach B