Rings Aren't Free

Sep 27, 2019

Hey there,

High school programs don’t typically give out rings for league titles…

...but the Gonzaga lacrosse program does.

Every player.

Every coach and trainer.

And they aren’t free...

But it happens cuz the program is EXTREMELY organized.

...and having an organized program is more than crafting a good practice plan.

You NEED to have a head coach that handles all the behind-the-scenes necessities - fundraising, hiring...

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New School Year

Sep 18, 2019

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

Hey there,

Time flies by.

Summer is already over and kids are back to school.

Parents have shifted to fall schedules.

...and lacrosse programs are gearing up for the season.

College teams are meeting to set goals and establish the fall schedule.

High school programs are doing the same (just to a lesser extent.)

There’s a balancing act between school, other sports, outside commitments, and lacrosse.

I understand that conflicting demands can be stressful...


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So Casual, Like a House Mouse

Aug 02, 2019

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

Hey there,

August is a great month to relax and think about the upcoming year.

I spend more time reading, talking to different people, and thinking about random stuff (still always get my workouts in…)

I was talkin’ to a BTB Lax dad a couple days ago.  He coaches his young boys and was askin’ about “in-game” adjustments and communicating with young players.

He knows my style through my emails and online training programs, and he just wanted...

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Advice For Lacrosse Players Struggling to Improve - From a Lacrosse Coach Who Was Once in those Exact Shoes

Jul 24, 2019

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

Hey it’s Coach Miller...

This is a pic from a HUGE win we had last spring over St. John’s…

the same team that beat us in the conference championship back in 2017.

(I’m in the middle with the backwards hat..)

The other guys are fellow coaches and recent alums.

...and all of us played (or currently play) college lacrosse.

At schools like Maryland, Penn State, Lehigh, and Tufts.

Not too shabby…

All these guys are lacrosse...

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The Referee Was Remorseful

Jul 10, 2019

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

Hey there,

Jacksonville was up 10 in last year’s AFC Championship game when Myles Jack forced a fumble and was about to run for a touchdown.

That would have put them up 17…

...but the referee blew the play dead.

Bad call.  

The league office responded that the referee was “remorseful”.

New England came back to win and advance to the Super Bowl.

Tom Coughlin wasn’t (and still isn’t) happy about it.


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A Little Is Better Than Nothing

May 23, 2019

Hey there,

Some people weren’t too happy about my Monday email diggin’ up the Myles Jack play.

To be clear, I’m a Patriots fan.

That Sports Illustrated article talked about Tom Coughlin’s displeasure with the play being called dead…

...and how if the whistle weren’t blown then Jacksonville would have been up 17 points with just over 10 minutes to play in 4th Qtr.

Jacksonville still got the ball.

New England ...

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Moving the Margins in YOUR Favor

May 22, 2019

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

Hey there,

I haven’t watched much of the U.S. Open.

I recently dropped cable…

...and am transitioning to Apple TV.

I have an older model in my bedroom… and am debating to add a 2nd for my other room.

I get ESPN.

But I experience friction signing on…

So need to groove the process more, then I’ll resume watching live sports at home.

I still read lots of sports stuff.

And I recently discovered an AWESOME article about Jon Isner.


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20 to a 7.6

May 14, 2019

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

Hey there,

Most of the time I’m providing examples of scenarios that correlate to lacrosse…  

...to help you improve faster.

Earlier this week I talked a lot about Tom Coughlin and his ‘preparation mindset’.

Today I’m shifting gears (just a tad)...

...and gonna tell you a little about myself.

Today is the first day of our Belle Haven Club Championship… for golf.

(Golf is my favorite sport.  Here's Hole #10 behind me...)


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Beating Middlebury

Apr 17, 2019

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

Hey there,

The guy I was supposed to play yesterday in Round 1 didn’t show up.

So I won that match by forfeit..

We were able to play my 2nd Round match yesterday instead because that opponent had a bye.

I lost… pretty badly (6 in 4 if you know what that means).

This is what really bugs me...

I was 2 down going into the 7th hole (after having won the 6th hole).

And I had an approach shot of 87 yards… a shot that NEEDS to go on the...

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The Satisfaction of a Completed Lift

Apr 09, 2019

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

Hey there,

I’m not sure why it is, but for the past 9 months I’ve been REALLY motivated to lift.

My goal isn’t to set any PR’s (personal records)...

...instead it’s to get cut and have a really strong core for my tennis and golf games.

Every body part you work will involve core work.

And this certainly holds true when you train legs...

This is today’s leg workout (it’s probably gonna take me 2 days cuz of time...

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