Category Archives: Instructional Videos

Inner City Lacrosse: Encore Brand Lacrosse And Johnny Christmas Hosted Free Lacrosse Clinic For The Brooklyn Crescents Club (Video)


Johnny Christmas and Encore Brand Lacrosse travel to Brooklyn to host a free lacrosse clinic for the Brooklyn Crescents in conjunction with the esteemed Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.  The collaboration was a success, showcasing the sport to an entire crowd, Spike Lee and world renown hip hop artist.  ENCORE BRANDs mission continue
ACTION IS CHARACTER

The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is a fully volunteer run, 501(C) (3) non profit organization.  The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is the leading youth lacrosse organization in NYC. Our club teaches boys and girls grades PreK-8 the fundamental/advanced skills and values of lacrosse (e.g., commitment, teamwork, integrity, passion, community pride). We build young men and women of character through lacrosse.  Our program’s foundation is built on beginner clinics for the spectrum of our age groups. These clinics feed the different competitive team levels that play other lacrosse organizations throughout the Tri-State area.  Over 150 lacrosse players have graduated our program, since our beginning in 2006. Our graduates play at local high schools, a number of boarding schools and several are playing in college. The Crescents’ coaching staff is experienced and professionally trained, focused on developing the best in all players. http://www.brooklyncrescents.com/

The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is a fully volunteer run, 501(C) (3) non profit organization. The Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse Club is the leading youth lacrosse organization in NYC. Our club teaches boys and girls grades PreK-8 the fundamental/advanced skills and values of lacrosse (e.g., commitment, teamwork, integrity, passion, community pride). We build young men and women of character through lacrosse.
Our program’s foundation is built on beginner clinics for the spectrum of our age groups. These clinics feed the different competitive team levels that play other lacrosse organizations throughout the Tri-State area. Over 150 lacrosse players have graduated our program, since our beginning in 2006. Our graduates play at local high schools, a number of boarding schools and several are playing in college. The Crescents’ coaching staff is experienced and professionally trained, focused on developing the best in all players.
http://www.brooklyncrescents.com/

Lacrosse Injury Prevention: US Lacrosse Releases “How To Make Proper Contact In Men’s & Boys Lacrosse” Online Instructional Course (Video)


US Lacrosse BannerThe US Lacrosse new online instructional course, How to Make Proper Contact in Men’s & Boys’ Lacrosse, is available free of charge to all of its members at uslacrossecourses.org.

After several years of development and collaboration with professionals in martial arts, gymnastics and other contact sports, US Lacrosse has developed the course to help reduce the number of injuries resulting from illegal and hard hits by teaching proper technique to deliver and receive contact in men’s and boys’ lacrosse.

The course, featuring host Sam Bradman (LXM Pro Tour), is a valuable resource for coaches, players, parents and officials. It navigates the user through nine units of written and video instruction, graphs, drills and other US Lacrosse resources for members to use and refer to as often as needed. The units cover a range of topics including: what is making contact in lacrosse, age-appropriate contact, injuries and contact, receiving contact, making contact, and more.

Find out more at USLacrosse.org.

Lacrosse Coaching Clinics: Duke Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach John Danowski Discusses Importance Of Practice And Setting Standards & Rules (Videos)


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Duke Men's Lacrosse Clinics 2013
For anyone who missed or simply wants to go back and watch again, the first Duke men’s lacrosse coaching clinic is now archived at GoDuke.com free of charge.
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Here is the breakdown of what the staff discussed over the course of two hours (click on links below):
         a. Joe Cinosky
         b. Matt Danowski
         c. Ron Caputo
         a. In depth look at highlights and low-lights and Duke’s standards of play
         a. Youth
         b. Middle School
         c. High School
        a. Standards vs. Rules – which one works for us and why
        b. To cut or to encourage
        c. Communication with parents
        d. Equal playing time vs. winning

High School Girls Lacrosse: Noble And Greenough School (MA) Girls Lacrosse Head Coach Sarah Plumb Discusses Her Coaching Philosophy (Video)


Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Nobles Alum Sarah Plumb talks about her coaching philosophy.

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Lacrosse Skills And Training: “BTB Players Manual” Features 10 Online Videos Focusing On Offensive, Defensive Lacrosse Skill Development Combined With Strength, Speed And Conditioning Training


BTB Players ManualThe BTB Players Manual is a series of 10 online videos that focus on passing, catching, ground balls, dodging, shooting, offense, and BTB Lacrosse Videosdefense, as well as strength, speed, and conditioning training. The BTB Players Manual also consists of a complete workout calendar with daily workouts, a systematic training guide and tips, and a college recruiting seminar.

Lacrosse Coaches Matt Rienzo and Jesse Miller have joined forces with some of the top professional lacrosse players in the country (Danny Glading, Mike Kimmel, Barney Ehrmann, and Kyle Dixon) to produce the most comprehensive lacrosse skill development and training program ever created.

BTB Lacrosse Team MembersFour year professional lacrosse player with the Chesapeake Bayhawks and 3-time All-American at UVA, Danny Glading, had this to say about the BTB Players Manual, “If you want to improve at lacrosse and become an elite player, then you need to use the BTB Players Manual.  It’s the only lacrosse development program of its kind, and it will teach you, step by step, how to take your game to the next level. This one of a kind program teaches you how to practice the most important parts of the game, in the right order, and the right way.  Coach Rienzo and Coach Miller are awesome coaches, and if you follow their program from start to finish, you will take your game to the next level.”

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Matt Rienzo, Former Georgetown Men’s Lacrosse Asst. Coach

Coaches Matt Rienzo and Jesse Miller have over 25 years of combined coaching experience at Georgetown University, the University of Notre Dame, Tufts University, and Gonzaga College High School, and they have coached over 40 collegiate All-Americans.

Rienzo, who coached in six NCAA Quarterfinals and one Final Four, said this about the BTB Players Manual, “This program is perfect if you are a lacrosse player looking to get an edge on your competition.

It is great for coaches looking for new drills and techniques. It is also ideal for parents who want to learn more about the game to be able to teach their sons.

Jesse Miller Gonzaga College High School Boys Lacrosse Coach

Jesse Miller

You learn the exact same techniques and drills that all the college and pro players do every day, and if you follow the program we guarantee that you will improve quickly and see results immediately.”

The BTB Players manual is available on your smart phone, tablet, or computer, and you can watch all the videos and workouts on the field during your workouts.

For more information about the BTB Players Manual visit: www.BTBPlayersManual.com.

Lacrosse Shooting Techniques: “How To Score By Disguising The Stick” From RIPNet (Video)


RIPNet is an online tool for lacrosse players who want to improve their game. The service’s website (and mobile apps) host a wide variety of assets for players on all levels of the sport.

Legends Of Lacrosse: “The Chris Sanderson Project” Celebrates The Courageous And Inspirational Life Of The Former Virginia Men’s Lacrosse And Team Canada Goalie Who Lost His Battle With Brain Cancer In 2012 (Video)


Team Canada Goalie Chris Sanderson

Team Canada Goalie Chris Sanderson

Chris Sanderson was a lacrosse coach and member of the Canadian team defending their world championship.. Sanderson was an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Wings in the National Lacrosse League from 2005 to 2007 season. Sanderson played for parts of five seasons as a goaltender.

Chris was a member of the Sanderson family of Orangeville, Ontario. He is the cousin of current NLL players Josh, Phil, and Nate, and was the nephew of both Wings GM Lindsay Sanderson and Calgary assistant coach Terry Sanderson.

Chris Sanderson, 36, a native of Orangeville, Canada who presently resides in Pennington, New Jersey with his wife and two daughters, was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2008. But that has not stopped his plans to play in his 4th consecutive Lacrosse World Championships this summer. Follow his blog and learn about his training and preparation, hear about his health and treatment, and receive fundraising updates.  http://chrissanderson2010.blogspot.com/p/chris-story.html

Chris Sanderson, 36, a native of Orangeville, Canada who presently resides in Pennington, New Jersey with his wife and two daughters, was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2008. But that has not stopped his plans to play in his 4th consecutive Lacrosse World Championships this summer. Follow his blog and learn about his training and preparation, hear about his health and treatment, and receive fundraising updates. http://chrissanderson2010.blogspot.com/p/chris-story.html

Sanderson led the University of Virginia Cavaliers to two NCAA Final Fours. He has played in four world championships with the Canadian National Team, and has coached the U-19 Canadian team to a world championship. He also teaches at the Pennington School in Pennington, NJ, and owns a lacrosse company and club team known as True North Lacrosse Company.[1]

He was originally diagnosed with a grade IV malignant brain tumor called Glioblastoma Multiforme in December, 2008. The 2006 ILF gold medalist fought back, miraculously representing Canada at the 2010 FIL World Championships in England, helping the Canadians to a silver medal.[2] Sanderson was named to the All-World Team at the goaltender position in the 2010 FIL WC.[3]

Sanderson lost his battle with brain cancer on June 28, 2012 at the age of 38.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Sanderson

Major League Lacrosse: MLL Partners With “The Whistle” Sports Network To Bring Game Highlights, Behind-The-Scenes Footage, Informative Instruction And Interviews To Young Fans And Athletes


Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today a comprehensive content and partnership agreement with The Whistle, the first sports entertainment network focused exclusively on entertaining young fans and athletes with engaging and appropriate content.  “We are truly excited and proud to be partners with The Whistle. They have built a solid team with great relationships and have shown real momentum,” says Major League Lacrosse Commissioner David Gross.  “This move ensures lacrosse will be an important part of the sports entertainment experience The Whistle delivers to young fans and athletes.  We look forward to growing with them.” “MLL is an exciting addition to our team of major league partners and investors.  As the fastest growing participation sport in the U.S. among today’s youth, there is a clear demand for lacrosse content from our audience and it makes a perfect fit to align with the top league. Our partnership will bring the best of on-field action, informative instruction content and key features from MLL’s  top stars ,” said Jeff Urban, The Whistle’s co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer.  The partnership gives The Whistle viewers access to game highlights, behind-the-scenes footage, how-to-tutorials, interviews with MLL stars, and a variety of opportunities to engage directly with their favorite MLL teams and athletes.  The league will also give the network full access to its library of existing content to repurpose for younger viewers. Major League Lacrosse joins The Whistle’s partners, the National Football League, the PGA Tour, US Soccer, the Harlem Globetrotters, IndyCar and Alli Sports. The network delivers a mix of professional, amateur and user-generated content across the multiple media platforms younger fans use each day with the goal of keeping them more engaged, informed and active. “Increased interest and engagement by young fans is the backbone of MLL and will continue to drive tremendous growth for our sport and our league. The Whistle understands this audience and is entertaining, engaging and connecting with them directly across multiple platforms. Whenever young fans turn to The Whistle to learn more about sports, they’ll find out how exciting lacrosse is when played at the professional level,” Gross said. About The Whistle The Whistle is the first sports network and community that's dedicated to entertaining, inspiring and equipping the next generation of fans and athletes with the critical life skills that sports provide. In addition to insights into and updates on professional and youth sports, The Whistle provides curriculum-driven content that focuses on fitness and nutrition, math and science and self-confidence and teamwork. Its owners and investors include sports heroes such as Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, and Tim Wakefield, media pioneers including former heads of Nickelodeon and MTV, and league partners like the NFL, PGA Tour, US Soccer and now Major League Lacrosse. For more information, go to TheWhistle.com

Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today a comprehensive content and partnership agreement with The Whistle, the first sports entertainment network focused exclusively on entertaining young fans and athletes with engaging and appropriate content.
“We are truly excited and proud to be partners with The Whistle. They have built a solid team with great relationships and have shown real momentum,” says Major League Lacrosse Commissioner David Gross. “This move ensures lacrosse will be an important part of the sports entertainment experience The Whistle delivers to young fans and athletes. We look forward to growing with them.”
“MLL is an exciting addition to our team of major league partners and investors. As the fastest growing participation sport in the U.S. among today’s youth, there is a clear demand for lacrosse content from our audience and it makes a perfect fit to align with the top league. Our partnership will bring the best of on-field action, informative instruction content and key features from MLL’s top stars ,” said Jeff Urban, The Whistle’s co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer.
The partnership gives The Whistle viewers access to game highlights, behind-the-scenes footage, how-to-tutorials, interviews with MLL stars, and a variety of opportunities to engage directly with their favorite MLL teams and athletes. The league will also give the network full access to its library of existing content to repurpose for younger viewers.
Major League Lacrosse joins The Whistle’s partners, the National Football League, the PGA Tour, US Soccer, the Harlem Globetrotters, IndyCar and Alli Sports. The network delivers a mix of professional, amateur and user-generated content across the multiple media platforms younger fans use each day with the goal of keeping them more engaged, informed and active.
“Increased interest and engagement by young fans is the backbone of MLL and will continue to drive tremendous growth for our sport and our league. The Whistle understands this audience and is entertaining, engaging and connecting with them directly across multiple platforms. Whenever young fans turn to The Whistle to learn more about sports, they’ll find out how exciting lacrosse is when played at the professional level,” Gross said.
About The Whistle
The Whistle is the first sports network and community that’s dedicated to entertaining, inspiring and equipping the next generation of fans and athletes with the critical life skills that sports provide. In addition to insights into and updates on professional and youth sports, The Whistle provides curriculum-driven content that focuses on fitness and nutrition, math and science and self-confidence and teamwork. Its owners and investors include sports heroes such as Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, and Tim Wakefield, media pioneers including former heads of Nickelodeon and MTV, and league partners like the NFL, PGA Tour, US Soccer and now Major League Lacrosse. For more information, go to TheWhistle.com

The Whistle and MLL Partnerships

Lacrosse In The Community: US Lacrosse Foundation Launches “Empower Lives Through Lacrosse” Campaign To “Impact US Lacrosse Programs And Services In Greatest Need” (Video)


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The power of lacrosse is present every day in the lives of those lucky enough to be touched by our sport. Lacrosse is a gift that is meant to be shared. It touches lives in ways well beyond the playing field. Your contribution to the sport of lacrosse directly impacts US Lacrosse programs and services in greatest need, empowering us to change lives and strengthen the sport of lacrosse through a shared vision of excellence.
Click on “Empower” to Support US Lacrosse

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National League Lacrosse: Toronto Rock’s Garrett Billings Demonstrates Lacrosse Skills (Video)


Disney XD DropsLearn some basic Lacrosse skills with Garrett Billings of the Toronto Rock!

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