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...)
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...
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...
I was watching the first half of Jets/Browns game with Coach King and his wife last night.
(Coach King is a big Jets fan. I also coach with him at Gonzaga. He’s a BIG lacrosse junkie. He played college ball at Lehigh)
I didn’t watch the second half, but the Jets must have played horrible… or maybe Baker Mayfield provided that MUCH needed bump…
Whatever it was, not good if you’re a Jets fan.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...