Tom Brady and the Art of Repetition

Feb 05, 2019

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

Hey there,

I grew up in Falmouth, Massachusetts…

I was never a huge Boston sports fan, but it’s hard to ignore how successful the teams have been…

Heck, it’s almost been 20 years.  

Hard to believe.

Over time, I couldn’t help but follow the teams more and more.

All my best friends from high school and college are HUGE Boston fans, and I constantly talk to them about the Patriots and Red Sox.

I love going home over the summer and having the Sox game...

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The Inner Game of Lacrosse

Jan 31, 2019

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller


These days I play “Master’s Lacrosse”... that’s for guys over 35.

Started playin’ a couple years ago (I’m about to turn 37…)

Bottom Line:  Stop playin’ and you’ll lose everything - I couldn’t let that happen.

I still coach and always have a stick in my hand constantly, but it’s just not the same as playin’.

(Heck, they have this big tourney down in South Florida every year for guys over 50!  I...

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Paul Fabritz and the Vertical Jump

Jan 23, 2019

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

This is gonna be a multi-part series cuz there’s so much good stuff to talk about…

Bottom line:  The higher you can jump, the more athletic you are.

And if you increase your vertical jump, you’ll become a better lacrosse player.

You’ll be able to hit a golf ball further (which I care about…)

You’ll be able to hammer a forehand in tennis harder (which I also care about…)

Paul Fabritz is a young guy…

Fabritz's Aha Moment...

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Coach Berkman's Favorite Books

Nov 17, 2018

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

Coach Berkman has over 500 wins…

… and less than 60 loses.

He’s won 12 National Titles.  (I've mentioned this before.)

Salisbury is a POWERHOUSE.  No question about that.

And what does Coach Berkman consistently talk about??

Having A Plan.

Whether it be in skill development.

… getting recruited

… or his personal development as a college coach.

He was recently asked how he stays motivated after all those wins.

The answer…


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Bethesda Lacrosse Turkey Shootout

Nov 14, 2018

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

I’ve known Coach Matt Breslin since 2006.

I met Jamie first tho - Matt’s twin brother.

Jamie worked in the Georgetown athletic department.  We overlapped for six years when I was the volunteer lacrosse coach at Georgetown.

While I was there, I also did some youth coaching for Matt and Jamie on the side.

Coaching youth is a blast because it helps put everything in perspective… it helps you become a better coach.

You REALLY have to explain things clearly otherwise...

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A Lacrosse Life: The Story of Mike Gabel and True Lacrosse

Nov 14, 2018

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

Mike Gabel didn’t start playing goalie until his sophomore year in high school.

Think about that for a sec…

He was 15 years old.

Lots of college goalies start playing when they’re 5.

So Mike missed out on 10 years of experience… 10 years of seeing more shots.

He was still playing lacrosse… just a different position.

He was an attackman all through his youth and early high school.

Coach Gilbert (our high school coach), noticed that Mike had quick...

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Starsia: The Lighter Side of Lacrosse (Part 2)

Nov 03, 2018

BTB Lax writer Dom Starsia

(Coach Starsia is a contributor writer for BTB LAX)

As Starsia says, “I am blessed to have had moments during a long career that kept me sane and grounded, able to get through another day. Let me share a couple…”

* Immediately upon graduation from Brown in 1974, I became the first assistant on the varsity for both soccer and lacrosse. You might think that a little surprising when you consider I had never played nor seen lacrosse until arriving in Providence four years...

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A Fall Day as a College Lacrosse Player

Nov 01, 2018

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

I started to pay close attention to time about 10 years ago...

(The older you get, the quicker time passes by…)

Gonzaga has already been back to school for a month.

I went to a team lift earlier this week to see the guys...  Work with our new strength coach... Lift with Casey (the head coach)...

The 2018 season is long over…

And the work for the 2019 season is in full swing.

It got me thinking about my high school days...

...then on...

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You Can Hit Around the Net??

Sep 03, 2018

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

Five years ago I started playin’ LOTS of tennis.

In fact, I had a doubles match this morning...

I played with Matt Breslin (former Duke All American goalie).  We’re preppin’ for our club doubles tournament on Oct 5th.

Matt’s a better tennis player than me... I’m improving tho.

But, we both LOVE the sport and work hard at it.

And if you’ve been reading my content, then you know I like to have a plan.

...I also have ...

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1,184 Players Will Be Cut by 4 PM Today

Sep 01, 2018

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

By 4 PM today, every NFL team needs to make cuts.

So every roster will be trimmed from 90 to 53 players.

Multiple that out across the 32 teams and that’s 1,184 cuts

I LOVE the HBO show Hard Knocks

...been watching it for 13 years now (every season it’s been on).

The final episode of this season (with the Cleveland Browns) will be Tuesday.  

... so we’ll see all the cuts take place (for only that team...

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