September 30, 2016

Why do athletes stop training after an injury?

Injuries may keep you off the field, but they shouldn't keep you from training...

Why do athletes stop training after an injury? Why do athletes stop training after an injury?

“You will never be good enough…”

Last night as I was coaching a group of fairly advanced kids that have been in our program for 5 or 6… [more]

“You will never be good enough…”
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Testing Thoughts for Elite Players

As we begin our post-season testing with over 1200 athletes, I wanted to take a few paragraphs to speak directly to our top rated athletes…
We have a hand full of players that have trained with us for several years. And over that time they have worked extremely hard to get to the top of our … Read More >

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Inspiring Words: Attitude…The ONE Thing?

Prayer for a change of attitude for the upcoming year/season: Help me today to have a positive attitude on whatever life throws at me. Help me to see the tough times as strength and endurance training, and help me to see the good times as relaxation, regeneration and recovery. Help me to plan out a … Read More >

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INSPIRING WORDS: Leadership…What’s Your Role?

Kansas State Basketball is learning this the hard way right now, as they were ranked in the pre-season top 5, but have suffered 3 big losses and we are not even to Christmas yet. On a radio talk show yesterday, K-State Coach Frank Martin addressed concerns with roles of leadership on his team. He mentioned … Read More >

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RESEARCH: Enhancing Max Velocity Sprints with Weight Vests and Sled Pulls

A recent study on 20 college varsity lacrosse players from the Haverford College’s Athletic Department was performed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Human Performance Laboratory (Authors Clark, K., Stearne, D., Walts, C., and Miller, A. – Published in the December 2010 – Vol. 24 No. 12 Issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research) … Read More >

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Agility 101…

Agility for team sport athletes usually starts with quick feet drills and then progresses into pattern work. For the last 4 or 5 weeks we have worked basic quick feet drills both with and without the ball with our younger players. With lacrosse and basketball players we sometimes try to mimic stick & ball based … Read More >

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Developing Specific Speed / Agility Tests:

This weekend, the LacrosseFIT staff went out to Baltimore to test some of the best sophomores and juniors in the nation. We implemented a new test that combined 4 different aspects of lacrosse specific speed and agility. In the video below, you can see the how each of the aspects are included in the test:

Straight … Read More >

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Lacrosse Specific Testing:

When testing lacrosse players we sometimes have to choose a few specific tests that can tell us the most information. We know that lacrosse is a speed, agility and quickness sport, with weaving, cutting and repeated bursts of short sprints. We also know that we need to assess the application of strength (lower body and … Read More >

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Testing: Fall 2010 HS Girls

Each season we go through a peaking phase at in our training where we integrate some testing drills into the workout. These tests range from strength maxes to on-field conditioning and speed tests. We compile all of these tests in an extensive database and compare our athletes to over 5000 athletes that we have tested … Read More >