Around mile 175 of his first 200-mile ultramarathon, Dan Brostek said he entered a dreamlike state. “I could not tell anymore whether I was awake or sleeping,” Brostek, 43, recalled with a laugh. “My initial reaction was, ‘This is kind of cool.’” Brostek survived the surreal remainder of the Tahoe 200, which navigated trails and…

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Dissecting Failure

Failure: Diving Deeper Than Just Lacrosse X’s and O’s As a high school coach, I often ask myself the same basic question after every loss, “Why did we fail?” Your choice of words may be a bit different, and probably more colorful, but we are all searching for the answer to this age-old question. Our…

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2018 Crosse Dimensions

Rule Changes from the OHSLA Website (Posted 10/28/17) It’s time to get up to speed on the rule changes that are coming in 2018. We will spend time discussing these in practice, but please take a few minutes to read through them now…especially the new crosse dimensions. – Coach Brostek There are several NFHS rule…

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Top Lacrosse Blog Honor We are honored to be selected as on of the top blogs and websites for lacrosse players and enthusiasts. We are currently sitting at #25. It’s time for us to start sharing more great stories from our Bend & Bend United Lacrosse programs…and share the story of how lax is growing…

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Speed Training: Learn How to Outrun the Competition

Repetition and Hard Work Develop Speed…Not Magic! As I’ve said numerous times to our players, you won’t “magically” develop a weak hand one day just by showing up for practice. You have to do the work and put in the effort to achieve the gains. This means spending hours playing catch with your buddies, banging…

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Rules Interpretations

Coaches and Players, There are multiple rules changes and new interpretations that will impact the 2017 Season.  Get smart on them now.  Here is a 15 minute video that highlights some key points of emphasis for Boys High School. Points of Emphasis Coaches and Team Area Defenseless Hits Blindside Hits Mouthpieces Reminder of Crosse Change…

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Character Strengths and Virtues

This year I intend to spend a lot of time with our coaching staff, parents and players talking about Character. Thanks to my friends at the Positivity Project (Mike Erwin and Jeff Bryan), for loaning me some great materials about Character Strengths that I intend to incorporate into our coaching philosophy and training approach. For those…

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