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NJ RIOT 2017

Posted by Barry Marenberg on February 19, 2013

Big news on the horizon…..

NJ RIOT 2017 – check back here frequently for developing information and check the NJ RIOT page on Facebook



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Your “Best Friend”

Posted by Barry Marenberg on August 19, 2012

Your lacrosse stick is your “tool”. When you step out on the lacrosse field you have a role, a job, a responsibility to your team and yourself to play the best you possibly can. In the game of lacrosse you can’t do that without a necessary tool: your stick. Your stick should become your “best friend”.

For your tool and best friend to function as well as it possibly can, you need to take care of it!. It very often requires a fair amount of TLC. Don’t take it for granted. First off, you have to love it. If you are not happy with the way your stick is strung, have it restrung. Ask your coach or your teammates who are happy with their sticks and get their recommendations for someone to restring your head for you. If your top or side strings are torn – replace them. If your shooting strings have loosened and your passes and shots are not flying the way you like them too, then fix your shooting strings. Many times the weather doesn’t cooperate and we are forced to play games in the rain. Rain can really affect your mesh and the pocket in your stick. After a game in the rain, take a good look at your pocket and make sure you are happy with the way the mesh has dried. If you don’t like it, fix it – but fix it before the next practice or game! Different types of mesh are affected differently by the rain. Anyone playing with traditional stringing (bonus points for you! ūüėČ – on the right is the stick I am currently playing with) also knows that you need to care for your leathers and adjust them periodically. Additionally, make sure your pocket hasn’t sagged to a point where it is or is close to an illegal pocket. You surely don’t want your goal wiped out in a crucial game and your stick removed because of an illegal pocket that you could very well have fixed if you just gave your stick a little tune-up.¬† For some tips on getting a good pocket in your stick, see my post of February 23, 2011 Is Your Stick Ready?

Remember also, it’s YOUR stick. It doesn’t matter if your teammates think it throws badly, as long as it works for YOU. Everyone’s stick is different, but serves the same purpose. It’s kind of like the lacrosse flip flops all the players seem so fond of – even with the exact flip flops, two people will break them in differently, to make them uniquely theirs.

I actually started this article back in the Spring and shelved it when I got busy with work-related stuff.¬† As many boys (and girls) begin to get ready for tryouts for next summer’s elite teams, I felt this article was now timely.¬† Best of luck to everyone in their upcoming tryouts.

A big shout out to my friends at Lacrosse Allstars (  If you are not already doing it, be sure to find some way to Grow The Game!

See you on the field!

– Coach B

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Full Force Lacrosse – Fall/Winter 2012-13 Tryouts

Posted by Barry Marenberg on August 17, 2012

Full Force Lacrosse is planning to field Fall and Winter lacrosse 7th/8th grade teams for 2012-13.  We will be holding our tryout on Friday August 17 from 7:15-9:30pm at Snyder Avenue Turf Field in Berkeley Heights.  Please arrive at 7 PM for check-in and to receive your pinney.  There will be a $10 tryout fee to cover the cost of the field.  You must bring all your equipment and plenty of water. A make-up tryout will be held on Wednesdsay August 22 at Aircast field in New Providence for those who are unable to make it to the A
We realize that some players will not be able to play in the Fall due to commitments to other sports.  HOWEVER, if you plan to play for Full Force Lacrosse in the Winter, you must still attend this tryout. 
The tryout is open to any player entering 7th or 8th grade this Fall and is not limited to Chiefs players so please feel free (we actually encourage you) to forward this e-mail to any of your son’s friends in surrounding towns who may have an interest in playing for the team this Fall and/or Winter.¬† We hope to field a small and highly competitive team, and hope to have a large turnout from which to select the team.¬†
Our plan is to enroll the Fall team in the Rutgers league.  This league plays its games on Sunday afternoons/evenings between 5pm and 9pm on the Rutgers campus in Piscataway.  Games are not typically played on any other days and at any other location.  We do hope to hold a few local practices prior to the start of the game season. We are also considering entering the team in a Fall tournament.  For the Winter we will again enroll in the ISP indoor league up in Randolph.  The Force 7th/8th grade team won this league last Winter.
Once the tryout is complete, those who are informed that they have been selected will be provided with the information to register with the Rutgers league as a member of the Full Force Lacrosse team.  We anticipate that the fee for the Rutgers league will be $150 per player and we intend to order shorts and shooter shirts (we are searching for a cost effective package for the shorts/shirt).
We are very excited about the upcoming Fall and Winter seasons and look forward to seeing your son at the tryout.  Once again, check-in on on August 17th is 7pm and the tryout will commence at 7:15pm sharp.  We will, of course, have frequent water breaks and will have an EMT on-site.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email and we will respond as quickly as possible.  Full Force Lacrosse maintains a website at: so be sure to check it frequently for additional information.

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Fall Lacrosse is Rapidly Approaching – Full Force Lacrosse

Posted by Barry Marenberg on July 22, 2012

After a very successful Fall 2011 season and a Championship at ISP over the past Winter, Full Force Lacrosse will again be fielding a 7th/8th grade team for Fall 2012.  Keep checking back here for information about tryouts (to be held mid-August).  Full Force Lacrosse


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Posted by Barry Marenberg on November 4, 2011

After a week with no power, no heat, nothing –¬† it will be nice to get out to watch the BBL Elite 2017 Fall team play in the Fall Finale Classic – especially after last week’s Brandywine Classic was canceled.

Full Force Lacrosse also gets back to business on Sunday with a game against Sparta 7 at FDU.

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Fall Ball redux….

Posted by Barry Marenberg on October 26, 2011

Heading to Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania on Sunday for the Brandywine Lacrosse Classic.¬† Zander’s Fall BBL team will be playing.¬† Should be a lot of fun.¬† It will be different for me to be in jeans and sweatshirt when I’m used to the flip flops and shorts at the summer tournaments!

Our Full Force lacrosse teams are doing really well in the FDU Fall Ball League.  My 7th/8th grade team is now at 4-1 with 2 games left.  Our 5th and 6th grade teams are also doing very well with winning records.  Full Force is now finalizing its roster for its 7th/8th grade winter team playing in the Indoor Sports Pavilion (ISP) league starting in December.  Lax all year round!

– Coach B

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What a treat! 3 Top Lax Pros in Summit, NJ

Posted by Barry Marenberg on September 25, 2011

The rain held off yesterday (Sat. 9/24) and 20 New Jersey lacrosse players were treated to a great clinic by lacrosse greats Brendan Mundorf, Drew Westervelt and New Jersey’s own John Lade on the turf at Oratory Prep in Summit, NJ. ¬†With such a small number of attendees all the players got to work very closely with these top pros and really learn how to play better lacrosse. ¬†Each of the boys in attendance got an awesome NIKE Dry Fit Mundorf Lacrosse shirt and the pros gave away a bunch of brand new lax equipment. ¬†We are hoping to bring Brendan, Drew and John back again in the Spring!

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Full Force Lacrosse – Game 1 is Sunday!

Posted by Barry Marenberg on September 14, 2011

The Full Force Lacrosse website is now active and can be viewed at: Full Force Lacrosse website.  Check it out!  Each of our teams has its own page and the FDU Fall League schedules have now been uploaded.  First game for all teams is THIS Sunday.   Lets go FORCE!

Also, there is still room in Sunday’s lacrosse clinic in Long Valley.¬†¬† If you are interested, registration info is here: Mundorf/Lade Sept. 18 clinic.

See you on the field!

– Coach B

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Now TWO great lax clinics coming to NJ This Month!

Posted by Barry Marenberg on September 9, 2011


Clinic 1: Mundorf Lacrosse Clinic – September 18th, Long Valley, New Jersey

Come join MLL All-Star and team USAattackman Brendan Mundorf and 2011 DI Defenseman of the Year John Lade for a Sunday of Lacrosse.  This clinic will include position specific drills focusing on fundamentals as well as offensive vs defensive competition.  Clinic limited to 50 players!!

Date: September 18
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Califon Road Grass Field, Long Valley, NJ.
Age: 7th-11th Grade
Cost: $140.00

Clinic 2: Mundorf Lacrosse Clinic – September 24th, Summit, New Jersey

Come join MLL All-Star and team USA attackmen Brendan Mundorf and Drew Westervelt along with 2011 DI Defenseman of the Year John Lade for a Saturday of Lacrosse.  This clinic will focus on the Ins and Outs of Offense Vs. Defense.  Starting with 1v1 we will build towards 6v6, honing in on position specific tactics along the way.  The goal is for each player to become a more experienced and talented dodger or defender by teaching them what has made us as successful coaches and professional lacrosse players..  Clinic limited to 50 players!!

Date: September 24th
Location: Oratory Prep Turf Field, One Beverly Road, Summit,NJ
Time: 2-5pm
Age: 7th-11th grade
Cost: $140.00*

*Players registering for BOTH clinics receive a $25 discount on the Sept. 24th clinic. 

All registrants will receive a ML2 Nike Dry-Fit shooting shirt and opportunities to win STX merchandise.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW AT: WWW.MUNDORFLACROSSE.COM (on website click link for: ‚ÄúUpcoming camps and clinics‚ÄĚ)

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First Full Force Lax Fall games postponed to 9/18

Posted by Barry Marenberg on September 9, 2011

The FDU League will start on 9/18 rather than 9/11. ¬†Schedules for all Full Force teams should be released after the weekend. ¬†Full Force Lacrosse website will also go “live” next week!

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