Daily Archives: October 25, 2010

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Announces 2011 Schedule Which Includes Syracuse, Notre Dame, Duke, Ohio State And Loyola

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will open up the 2011 season on the road against national powerhouse Syracuse, DU head coach Bill Tierney announced today. The 2011 schedule also features a neutral site matchup against defending national champions Duke, and the Pioneers will look to defend their 2010 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship when they host the inaugural ECAC Tournament in May.

“We are very excited about our 2011 schedule,” Tierney said. “Although we are very proud of our accomplishments in 2010, we are aware that we have a lot to live up to and much room for improvement in the future. A tough schedule allows the players to compete at the highest level and playing the best in the game, allows them to see what it takes to ‘be the best in the game.’ We couldn’t be more excited to face the challenge our 2011 schedule presents.”

“Our non-league schedule is highlighted by some of the toughest competition in the country,” Tierney said. “We start once again, by visiting Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. This is a formidable task, yet one that our players are looking forward to again.”

Following their game with the Orange, the Pioneers return to Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium for a four-game home stand beginning on Feb. 27 which features matchups with Vermont, Jacksonville, Manhattan and last year’s national championship runner-up Notre Dame.

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Highlights Of Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse During Fall Ball Play At The University Of Delaware (Video)

Highlights of Ohio State at the University of Delaware Fall Ball play.

Lacrosse Shooting Skills: Provident College Men’s Lacrosse Coach Chris Burdick Presents Series Of Lacrosse Skills, Drills And Schemes (Video)

X and O’s with Friar Lacrosse is a series of instruction videos designed to help players and coaches develop their inventory of skills, drills and schemes. The series will cover a wide range of teaching forums, from on the field individual drills and team schemes and training sessions to white board and video sessions with the Friar Lacrosse Staff.

Drill: Over goal shooting
Skills: play off step in - shot option.
Goal: developing time and room shot efficiency, speed and accuracy.

In this video, we demonstrate our over goal shooting drill. We specifically introduce this technique as part of our “Step In” offensive plan which allows our players to challenge time and room shooting opportunities while retaining triple threat options; shoot, feed, dodge. By shooting over a goal into a second goal, out players are forced to get full arm extension which will create better shot velocity. The over hand shooting action helps maintain triple threat options while offering an increase in lateral accuracy on the goal.