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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.

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.

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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: 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