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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

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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.

Youth Club Lacrosse: NLL’s Colorado Mammoth And 3d Lacrosse Launch Colorado Box Lacrosse League; “Powerful Combination Of Training, Contacts, Players, Facilities And Operations”


Colorado Mammoth and 3D Lacrosse Launch Colorado Box Lacrosse League

The Colorado Mammoth and 3d Lacrosse announced today the joining of forces to launch the Colorado Box Lacrosse League, the definitive future of youth and high school box lacrosse in the state of Colorado.
The new league will be jointly owned, operated and managed by the two undisputed leaders in box lacrosse in the state. The Colorado Mammoth brings a world of assets including: professional players, the Pepsi Center, event management expertise, and associated resources to the partnership. 3d Lacrosse brings world-class training, leagues, club teams and event operations to the venture. Together, the new league sets a standard for box lacrosse that the combined parties believe is unsurpassed both locally and nationally.

3d Lacrosse BannerThe new Colorado Box Lacrosse League will begin operations this winter with youth and high school divisions accommodating recreational, elite, and high school teams in indoor rinks across metro Denver.  The Jr. Mammoth and 3d Lacrosse have consolidated their own individual leagues from past years to form the new league to build a bigger, brighter future for all players involved.  For more information on the new league and to register for this coming winter season, visit www.JrMammoth.com or www.3dlacrosse.com.

colorado mammoth“In just a few short years, 3d Lacrosse has altered the pre-collegiate lacrosse landscape on a national level,” said Mammoth president & general manager Steve Govett. “The Mammoth and 3d Lacrosse will be exponentially more impactful to the development of lacrosse players by working together.”

“After working independently for a number of years, it was not too hard to figure out that a joint approach would better serve the community and players in the long-term,” said 3d Lacrosse Chief Operating Officer Greg Waldbaum.  “The combined resources of the two entities make for a powerful combination of training, contacts, players, facilities, and operations that is undeniable, and bringing it together makes all the sense in the world.  We are pleased and honored to be working with Steve and the Mammoth organization and look forward to a long and mutually-beneficial future.”

The new League and entity intends to operate year-round with league play, clinics, tournaments, and training all revolving around the game of box lacrosse.  3d Lacrosse has built a local and national powerhouse based on its own box / field hybrid methodology and the Colorado Mammoth has been one of the most successful NLL franchises in the history of the game.  Together, the two entities bring an enormous amount of experience and expertise around the game of box lacrosse.

About the Colorado Mammoth

The Colorado Mammoth is arguably the model franchise in the nine-team National Lacrosse League (NLL), a professional box lacrosse league that was founded in 1987. Playing at Pepsi Center to crowds of more than 16,000 fans per game in its 11-year history, the Mammoth boasts a passionate and loyal fan base. The Mammoth is wholly owned and operated by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, the same company that owns the NBA Denver Nuggets, NHL Colorado Avalanche, MLS Colorado Rapids and NDP Lacrosse.

About 3d Lacrosse

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, 3d Lacrosse has quickly become one of the premier training, event, and select club lacrosse operations in the country. Founded by former Division I coach Jamie Munro, 3d Lacrosse has operations, offices, teams and events throughout the nation.  Munro earned All-America honors at Brown, played professionally, coached at Yale and Denver, is a current men’s Division I analyst on ESPNU and is a regular contributor to Inside Lacrosse. For more information on 3d Lacrosse, please visit www.3dlacrosse.com.

US Lacrosse Announces “2013 Physical Education And Soft Stick Lacrosse Equipment Grants” To 49 Western Middle Schools And High Schools


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US Lacrosse today announced that 136 schools and civic organizations across 38 states have been selected as 2013 Physical Education and Soft Stick Lacrosse Equipment Grant recipients. Each organization will receive modified “soft” lacrosse sticks and balls, as well as instructional guides and DVDs to help support the introduction of the sport in their curriculums.

In addition, US Lacrosse has awarded eight workshop grants to school districts and community-based organizations in which US Lacrosse trainers provide in-service training. Each of these workshops could have up to 30 schools and organizations in attendance, each of which also receives a full set of soft stick equipment. Workshops were awarded to school districts and organizations in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Arkansas, Nebraska, Florida, Texas and Oklahoma.

In addition, US Lacrosse has awarded eight workshop grants to school districts and community-based organizations in which US Lacrosse trainers provide in-service training. Each of these workshops could have up to 30 schools and organizations in attendance, each of which also receives a full set of soft stick equipment. Workshops were awarded to school districts and organizations in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Arkansas, Nebraska, Florida, Texas and Oklahoma.

Central Middle School of Science – Anchorage, Alaska

Ardis Ann Middle School – Bentonville, Ariz.
Rite of Passage-Canyon State Academy – Queen Creek, Ariz.

Grant School – Redding, Calif.
University Preparatory School – Redding, Calif.
College Park High School – Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Sycamore Ridge School – San Diego, Calif.
Stellar K-12 Charter School – Redding, Calif.
Boulder Creek School – Redding, Calif.
Ventura Family YMCA – Ventura, Calif.
Toyon Middle School – Valley Springs, Calif.
Montecito Family YMCA – Santa Barbara, Calif.
Walnut Canyon Elementary School – Moorpark, Calif.
James R. Cowan Fundamental School – Sacramento, Calif.
Lompoc Family YMCA – Lompoc, Calif.
Mountain View Middle School – Redding, Calif.
Redding Recreation – Redding, Calif.
Summit Intermediate School – Etiwanda, Calif.
Calahan Elementary School – North Hollywood, Calif.
Santa Barbara Family YMCA – Santa Barbara, Calif.

Lotus 88/Lightning Stick Society – Westminster, Colo.
Loveland Lacrosse Club – Loveland, Colo.

Emmett School District – Emmett, Idaho

Berwyn Park District – Berwyn Bombers Lacrosse – Berwyn, Ill.
Union Ridge School District 86 – Harwood Heights, Ill.
Holy Trinity Catholic School – Fairview Heights, Ill.
Burr Ridge Middle School – Westmont, Ill.

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis – Fishers, Ind.
Indiana Chapter – Zionsville, Ind.

Prince of Peace Catholic School – Olathe, Kan.
Morris County Schools – Council Grove, Kan.

Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club – St. Louis, Mo.
De La Salle Middle School – St. Louis, Mo.
Siegrist Elementary – Platte City, Mo.

YMCA of Lincoln NE – Lincoln, Neb.
Norris Middle School – Firth, Neb.
Westside Middle School – Omaha, Neb.

Pecos Valley Athletics Assoc. – Roswell, N.M.

Corvallis Lacrosse – Corvallis, Ore.
Wilson Youth Girls Lacrosse, Inc. – Portland, Ore.

Hill Country Lacrosse – Boerne, Texas
Regents School of Austin – Austin, Texas
Uplift Williams Preparatory – Dallas, Texas
Faith West Academy – Katy, Texas
Wellington Elementary School – Flower Mound, Texas
Mountainview Elementary School – Waco, Texas
Tennyson Middle School – Waco, Texas
Frisco Lacrosse Association – Frisco, Texas

Queen Anne Quick Styx – Seattle, Wash.

http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/NewsandMedia/PressReleases/SoftStickLacrosseGrantsAwarded.aspx

Inner City Lacrosse: “Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership” Launches Girls Program; Over $5.2 Million In Academic Scholarships For Boys Program Student-Athletes In Last 3 Years (Video)


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Support HLL’s girls program at Truth through our Indiegogo Campaign! Beginning September 16th, our latest crowdfunding venture will feature fun perks and regular updates on the progress of the girls in their first season — email info@harlemlacrosse.org to get involved!

Club Lacrosse: “3d Lacrosse” Continues Growth In California With Hiring Of Tom DeMaio As Director And Mike Hutnick As Manager In Orange County


3d Lacrosse3d Lacrosse continues to make waves in California.  After their entrance into San Diego and Northern California, they are bringing their unique training to Orange County with the hiring of Tom DeMaio as Orange County Director of Lacrosse & Mike Hutnick as Orange County Area Manager.

3d Lacrosse will establish Orange County club teams as well as implement training programs and clinics for the players who are looking for a unique brand of training.  3D is committed to delivering a superior club team experience for players and families with its combination of exceptional coaches who are carefully trained in the “Box / Field Hybrid™ Development System”.  Superior training followed by consistent instruction and thoughtfully planned tournament competition make the 3d Lacrosse unique and unlike anything most players have ever experienced.

Coach DeMaio has over 20 years coaching experience as a head coach at both the Collegiate and High School levels in Massachusetts. In addition to the hiring of DeMaio, 3D has also hired San Clemente Head Coach Mike Hutnick to assist DeMaio in developing players locally. Coach Hutnick in his first year with the Tritons led the San Clemente program to a 14-6 record this spring.

3D CEO Jamie Munro could not be more excited to have operations in Orange County.  “Bringing Tom DeMaio on board in the OC is a coup for 3d Lacrosse.  We pride ourselves on our position in the industry training coaches and players.  We need coaches like Tom DeMaio who has real coaching experience, tremendous passion for working with kids and a national network of contacts.  In addition, Mike Hutnick brings coaching experience, commitment to our core values, and a true entrepreneurial spirit.  Tom and Mike are tremendous additions to 3d.”

Concussions In Lacrosse: Maryland Classifies Boys Lacrosse As A “Collision Sport”; Will Limit “Full-Contact” Practices, “Live Checking” Before Games


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U-9 To U-15 Boys Lacrosse Rules: “2013 US Lacrosse Youth Lacrosse Rule Differences”


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“2013 US Lacrosse Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant Program” Designed To Initiate And Enhance Participation At Schools, Community Organizations; September 1 Deadline To Submit Applications


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Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant Program  The 2013 US Lacrosse Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant provides soft lacrosse equipment. The in-service workshop training explained above is not included in this option. This grant is designed to initiate and enhance participation in the sport by providing soft lacrosse equipment to schools and community-based organizations. A set of soft lacrosse equipment includes: 30 soft lacrosse sticks, 30 soft lacrosse balls, one (1) copy of the US Lacrosse PE Curriculum Guide and Reproducible packet.

Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant Program
The 2013 US Lacrosse Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant provides soft lacrosse equipment. The in-service workshop training explained above is not included in this option. This grant is designed to initiate and enhance participation in the sport by providing soft lacrosse equipment to schools and community-based organizations. A set of soft lacrosse equipment includes: 30 soft lacrosse sticks, 30 soft lacrosse balls, one (1) copy of the US Lacrosse PE Curriculum Guide and Reproducible packet.

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Lacrosse Injuries: New Study Finds “No Scientific Evidence Concerning Concussions To Support Limiting Practice Time”; Practice Is Encouraged As “Safety And Concussion-Education Precaution”


 “So many people have added their voices to this issue, and for the first time, this study shows there’s no scientific evidence concerning concussions to support limiting practice time for young football players. In fact, we encourage practice as a safety and concussion-education precaution.”

A new study out of the University of Pittsburgh is offering the first evidence

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that youth football players are at lower risk of getting a concussion during practice than games and experience an overall incidence of concussions similar to that of high school and college players.

Funded by NFL Charities, the study included 468 players from 18 youth football teams in the Pittsburgh suburban area. Concussive incidents were almost nonexistent during practice, occurring at a rate of just .24 per 1,000 exposures (or about one concussive hit in 4,000). During games, however, the rate jumped to 6.16 per exposure.

  • The incidence rate of concussions in 8- to 12-year-old players was 1.76 per 1,000 game and practice exposures, comparable to the incidence rate among high school and college players.
  • 8- to 10-year-olds were almost three times less likely to suffer a concussion than 11- to 12-year-olds, clocking 0.93 incidents per 1,000 exposures in games and practices compared to 2.53 in the older group.
  • Quarterbacks, running backs and linebackers made up 95 percent of reported concussions.

For more:  http://www.athleticbusiness.com/editors/blog/default.aspx?id=1135&topic=4,100

Lacrosse Injuries: Concussions In Youth Sports, Especially Among Girls, Are Rising Due To “More Games Being Played At Higher Level Of Competition”; Helmets And Specialized Mouth Guards Do Not Prevent Concussions


“They certainly play more games than ever and more games at a higher level of competition,” said Dr. Kevin Walter of the concussion clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “They extend Concussion Legislationthemselves more than ever. And with all the specialized training, they are bigger, faster and stronger. It adds up.”

Helmets, specialized mouth guards and headbands do not prevent concussions. “There is no known way to prevent concussions,” Stein said. “We love helmets and mouth guards; they protect your skull and your teeth. But they won’t stop a concussion from happening.”

Youth sports concussion clinics operate at the center of America’s heightened newyorktimes-logoawareness and increasing worry about concussions among young athletes. Listening to the hundreds of stories of how concussions have occurred, examining patients and monitoring their recoveries, the doctors and staff members are a repository of anecdotal and medical concussion information.

  • Female patients are making up a larger percentage of the clinics’ overall concussion patient population, a percentage that continues to rise year to year.“People used to say this was happening because female athletes are more likely than male athletes to report their concussion symptoms, but not many of us believe that is the reason any longer,” said Dr. Cynthia Stein of Boston Children’s Hospital. “Female athletes are just as aggressive about wanting to stay on the playing field, but maybe their sports are getting rougher.“Forty-one percent of our new patients are now female, which is a huge amount when you consider that the No. 1 sport causing concussions is football, and that’s nearly all male.”
  • Many concussions seem to result from a hit the young athlete does not see coming. It is not just blindside hits in football; it is collisions in which only one party is braced for the collision, as seen in checking sports like lacrosse and hockey. Many soccer players are injured when they are hit in the head by a kicked ball at close range that they did not see coming, especially blows that came from the side or behind them.Doctors again have theorized that girding the neck for a collision or a blow to the head could be the body’s way of protecting the brain. If the blow comes without warning, that layer of fortification is not engaged.“As coaches always say, ‘Keep your head on a swivel so you know what’s going on around you,’ ” said Dr. Michael O’Brien at Boston Children’s Hospital. “It might be good advice for a lot of reasons.”

For more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/06/sports/anecdotal-evidence-offers-clues-to-youth-concussions.html?_r=0