Tag Archives: Strength Training

NCAA Lacrosse: Florida Women’s Lacrosse “FLax Friday: Strength And Conditioning” (Video)

An inside look at the Florida Lacrosse Strength and Conditioning program, starring Karin Werth and Miguel Carodine!  Watch entire video for a special performance at the end!

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NCAA Lacrosse: Loyola Men’s Lacrosse 2013 Off-Season Strength & Conditioning Workout (Video)

Loyola Men’s Lacrosse team competes in strength and conditioning exercises to prepare for the upcoming 2014 season.

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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.

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Marquette Men’s Lacrosse Strength And Conditioning Workout

Lacrosse Training: Inside Look At Denver Women’s Lacrosse “Strength And Conditioning Workouts” (Video)

Growth Of NCAA Lacrosse: Florida Women’s Lacrosse (14-1) Attributes Much Of “Meteoric” Second-Year Success To “Strength And Conditioning” Program Directed By Karin Werth


“If someone has weak quads, they’re going to do extra quad work. They design an overall strength and conditioning program for the sport of lacrosse, and then go a step further so it’s specific to each player and each individual,” LaGrow said. “You can definitely see from year one to year two how much stronger they’re getting.”

High atop The Swamp is the summit of Gator Mountain. It’s there — 90 steps above the field at Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium — that strength, speed, endurance and teamwork are built on the efforts of Karin Werth, Florida’s strength and conditioning coach who works exclusively with the Gators’ women’s lacrosse and women’s soccer teams.

Werth has helped build Florida women’s lacrosse (14-1, 5-0 ALC) into a championship contender in just the program’s second season. The Gators are ranked third in this week’s IWLCA Division I poll and captured the regular season American Lacrosse Conference title with an upset win against Northwestern last week.

“Karin has been such an asset to our program,” assistant coach Erica LaGrow said. “She is one of the biggest reasons that our kids have been so successful. It makes coaching lacrosse so much easier when they’re so physical and so strong.”

Florida’s approach to athletic training begins before players even step on the field for their freshman year or take to the stadium steps at The Swamp. Each player on the team participates in what Florida calls “Prehab,” a comprehensive cataloging of the player’s strengths and weaknesses from a physical, nutritional and conditioning perspective.

Werth reviews the results of that analysis with athletic trainer Anna Hale and customizes drills for the team that address overall common needs. Werth and Hale also develop an individual plan for each player to maximize their physical ability and conditioning.

The team’s nutritionist reviews the results of the “Prehab” analysis and assigns appropriate dietary supplements to players based on their individual needs. For example, an iron deficiency is common among female athletes, according to LaGrow.

To build strength, Werth employs Olympic lifts and other power workouts in a comprehensive, three-phase fall training program. The training also involves sprints in quick succession, speed and agility drills and the “All Guts-No Glory” Friday workouts. (See “How to Build a Contender” below.)

The Florida women’s lacrosse team’s fall training program:

Phase 1
* Six-week cycle of strength, agility and conditioning.
* Total body lift Monday and Wednesday: Jump training, squats, snatches, bench press, pull-ups, etc.
* Conditioning Tuesday and Thursday: Dynamic flex with leg swings, running sprints.
* All Guts-No Glory Friday: 6x, 8x and 10x stadium sprints with chains or weight vests, strength activities at top.

Phase 2
* Five-week cycle of power, agility, practice and games
* Total body lift Monday and Wednesday: Jump training, squats, snatches, bench press, pull-ups, etc.
* Conditioning and agility Tuesday and Thursday: Timed running sprints with full gear, agility drills.

Phase 3
* Six-week cycle of power, speed, strength and conditioning
* Total body lift Monday and Wednesday: Jump training, squats, snatches, bench press, pull-ups, etc.
* Conditioning and agility Tuesday and Thursday: Speed development drills, partner hip stretching, quick succession sprints.

Phase 4
* Three-week cycle of winter break workouts
* Individualized three-week training session that focuses on conditioning, agility, strength/power, speed, nutrition and flexibility.

Conditioning Test
Each player is tested upon return from winter break.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_women/DI/2010-11/news/042111_sultans_of_sweat_prehab_all_guts_no_glory_days_and_teamwork_in_the_swamp_florida_lacrosse

Lacrosse Strength And Conditioning: Denison Men’s Lacrosse “Pre-Season Lifting” Program (Video)

Denison University Big Red Men’s Lacrosse
Pre-Season Lifting
February 17, 2010

Dynamic Warm-Up: Ground-Based

– Shoulder: Ext Rotation
– Lower Body: Aduction w/ Stabilization
– Core: Plank Stabilization
– 4-Way Manual Neck

Opt #1;
Barbell Push Press
Squat w/ Bands or Chains
Pull-Up or Diesel Row w/ Towels

Opt #2:
DB Push Press
Hex Bar DL w/ Chains or Conv. DL w/ Bands
1 Arm DB Row

Post Lift:
Foam Roll
Band Stretch
Additional Pre-Hab