Article: Brown Coach Tiffany Lacrosse Drill

Article: Brown Coach Tiffany Lacrosse Drill

Re-Thinking D Mids and LSMs in Lacrosse Drills at Brown

Lars Tiffany is one of my favorites of all time and after this last podcast my head is still spinning. OK, at the time of this article they have dramatically changed the offensive culture at Brown this season to fast and faster. For example [...]

Article:  All About Goalies, Bill Pilat

Article: All About Goalies, Bill Pilat

All About Goalies!
Bill Pilat, Roanoke
OK, so your humble correspondent is not the sharpest tool in the shed. I have enjoyed doing podcasts and articles with Coach Bill Pilat back in 2009 and 2012. I loved those sessions and I guess you did too, based on the reaction to the 2V1 Behind to 4V3 [...]

Guest Article: Build the Fort, Coach Sweeney

Guest Article: Build the Fort, Coach Sweeney

Guest Article: Coach Sweeney, Build the Fort! -Special Special Thanks to Coach Sweeney from Curry College!!!!! from laxcoachmike!
As any coach will tell you, staying up-to-date with the latest and greatest practice plans and drills often consists of picking up what you like from other coaches and leaving the rest on the shelf. Some may [...]

Article: Slide-Rotate-Recover, and More! Coach Paradine, Lenoir Rhyne

Article: Slide-Rotate-Recover, and More! Coach Paradine, Lenoir Rhyne

Slide-Rotate-Recover and More!….
Coach Greg Paradine, Lenoir Rhyne
We just finished our first podcast with this great coach who has been able to accomplish amazing things entering his fifth season at this up and coming DII program.
In the hundred plus hours of interviews since I began the website, two things are true, coaches are looking [...]

Guest Article:  Ed McCarthy… Rubrics

Guest Article: Ed McCarthy… Rubrics

Guest Article!!
Lax Rubrics – A Helpful Tool for Lax Coaches, Players, and Parents
By Ed McCarthy, Boston Cannons Volunteer Assistant
About twenty years ago, frustrated by my inability to provide clear feedback to my high school English students – and frustrated by my vague understanding of the traits of good writing — I discovered the [...]

Article: Yale Add a Little Magic to a Great 3V2

Article: Yale Add a Little Magic to a Great 3V2

Add a Little Magic to 3V2..
Andy Shay, Yale
In our recent podcast with one of my all time favorites, Coach Andy Shay from Yale, he added a little Magic to a 3V2 lacrosse drill we have loved for years! Going back to his time with another great coach, Dan Sheehan, LeMoyne, he offered a few [...]

Article: Heart Drills From Gettysburg

Article: Heart Drills From Gettysburg

Gettysburg Builds ‘Heart’ w Lacrosse Drills
I always enjoy our conversations with this great coach. With more experience than most two or three coaches combined, yet he is always studying and searching for way to modify his practices. In this case, I believe coach is really implementing scenarios directly at the end of practice [...]

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Lacrosse Coaching Clinics, laxcoachmike

Coaches,

Thanks so much for the interest in having me come out to your areas and do coaching clinics.

Feedback,

We brought Mike to Minnesota for his 3 hour general session, which was then attended by over 80 local coaches. Mike is a professional speaker by trade and it is evident in his presentation. Mike takes his role very seriously and studiously prepares his presentation for the audience. The 3 hours flew by and everyone in the room learned something new.

While Mike has a ton of knowledge for lacrosse strategies, drills and practice management, as his core he reminds everyone of what it means to be a coach and why our roles as coaches are important in the development of young minds.

Tim Roche
Eastview Lacrosse
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Tim, thanks for all of your work putting this together! laxcoachmike

From my friends at Connecticut Titans and Central Connecticut State

Comments from the weekend….

“I was the attackman in the American flag shorts. I wanted to email you and let you know how privilege I felt being able to work with you. I learned a lot not only as a player in the on field portion of your presentation today 9/27/14 but also as a coach in the class room portion. You have opened my eyes in all forms of this wonderful game we are involved in. The presentation has definitely touch me and for you to be able to teach us so much in just one short day shows just how great of a coach you are. Thank you for sharing your expertise not only with myself but with the other coaches and members of my team.” Tim Castelli Thanks Tim, but I but a messenger — the great practice ideas come from the coaches in our library! Coach Mike

“Nice to meet you today. I’ve been coaching for 30 years and I feel your clinic today was the single most valuable event I have attended. Thanks again, Coach Chris Stephan”

LAXCOACHMIKE COACHING CLINICS
YOUTH, REC, HS COACHES

Here is what you get, a three-hour classroom session with video and new drills, followed by an 90 minute actual practice with one of your teams, your coaches are on the field with me, where they see first hand the amazing pace as well as the new concepts in the lacrosse drills… Each Coach also receives two eBooks, a $40 value just for attending, These are not my ideas, they come from so many great coaches willing to share… We are now booking for late this summer and fall…

Here are the topics we cover in the classroom, as well as on the field,

The Laxcoachmike Lacrosse Coaches Clinic,

* The Changing Nature of the Game and Equipment

* The Changing Nature of Kids and Players

* The Changing Nature of Practice Focus and Planning

* Touches, 200 in Hour One of Practice, see how we do it…

* Why Pace of Practice is Critical

* Why Every Drill Must Emulate a Game Scenario

* Offensive and Defensive Schemes

* Riding and Clearing

* Specialty Scenarios

Here is the feedback from a recent clinic in Chicago…

“As you know we are building a program from the ground up. I can’t tell you how great the classroom and field time was for our coaching staff. We are fortunate some of our coaches have high school or college playing experience. We all learned the game in the old school way of doing things, and have been teaching the game in the same fashion. The game has changed, why hadn’t we?

Your approach to this generation of lacrosse player combined with your ability to reiterate information collected from your interviews has changed our entire program’s approach for the better!…..much better!

We have had only one week of practice since the clinic. I have received an email from every coach commenting on what a difference this new approach makes to their practice.

The coaches are re-energized and excited teach these new concepts to our players. I can’t wait to see the progression.

Thank you so much for making the trip north, your students in the Windy City are looking forward to doing this again next year!”

P.S. My ball budget just tripled!

Mike Black

River City Lacrosse

More Feedback,

Mike,

Thank you sir. I learned more in 3 hours than in my previous 4 years as the head coach of a start up program. Former baseball and basketball player with no lax experience I’ve grown to love it and like many WISH I could have played. Your approach is spot on and we are going to adopt a lot of what was presented.

Paul Sorensen
Farmington Lacrosse (More feedback on coaches clinics below)

Three hrs in the classroom with the coaches featuring PPT and some video, then a 90 min or two hr practice on the field with 20-25 players or so… this would be for the coaches in your network, and yes you may film if you like,

The coaches in your network would also receive access included in the clinic fees, to two of my five eBooks, the descriptions and contents are described in the products section of the site, and we have sold hundreds of eBooks and videos, and the response has been great as well as humbling,

* Customized Practice Plans $19 ea, 25 pages

* Transition Lacrosse Drills $19 ea, 70 pages

Fees: Discounted for any Members of our site, Free or Premium Members,
$ 1,100 plus travel expenses,

I have also provided more of a resume on me, and finally, following the clinic, and if you are happy with the work, I will ask you to supply a brief testimonial that I might use in my marketing materials and/or website,

Let me know your thoughts,

And thanks so much!

Coach Mike
Cell 770 335 2120

Laxcoachmike, Bio

Mike Muetzel, is one of the top lacrosse coaching resources in the country. His website, laxcoachmike.com is the largest, most visited, dedicated resource for over 4,200 loyal member lacrosse coaches including lacrosse coaches from the Rec level through many NCAA DI programs, with over 130,000 page views per year. In the last five years, Mike has spent over 200 hours of personal one-on-one time with more than 60 of the greatest Men’s College Coaches from DI through DIII, discussing and then sharing via the internet, the significant changes in their lacrosse coaching philosophies, their new-style practice plans and drills, high pace practices and a focus on fun and touches.

This evolving nature of coaching lacrosse players in practice results in tremendous levels of improvement in very short periods of time, and Mike is quick to recognize they are not his concepts but from the nationally recognized coaches so willing to share their changes in philosophy and practice. The key is Mike’s ability to take the latest trends at the NCAA level, combined with his 35 years of lacrosse experience, and apply them to expedite the improvement of players from the U13 level through his nationally ranked travel teams. Very simply, players love the practice time featuring 300 touches per player in each session.

Coach Mike is a former US Lacrosse Coach of the Year in Georgia. In January 2010 the Copperhead team coached by Muetzel won the National Championship in the Dicks Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions for the Rising Stars Division with wins over Krunch, Rutgers Leading Edge and Burning River from Ohio. His teams have faced the best Club Lacrosse Teams in North America including Team Florida, Baltimore Crabs, Baltimore Trilogy, Connecticut Chargers, Kanienkehakah Krunch Tribe, Ontario Edge, British Columbia, Minute Men and many others. In his three-year tenure coaching the Copperhead travel team, his teams have won sixteen different tournaments across the east coast, including the U17 Dick’s National Championship. In 2011, Muetzel was announced as the new Head Coach at Auburn competing in the SELC Division of the MCLA, and in 2013 Coach Mike was recognized by his peers as SELC DI Coach of the year.

In addition to his podcasts, his coaching clinics across the country, and coaching his teams, Mike writes a popular column found on Laxpower.com. He has authored five top selling eBooks on changing philosophies in coaching and lacrosse drills, produced a 90 minute DVD Coaching U15 with College Drills as well as other articles for collegelax.us (Popular website for the MCLA).

Comments on Mike…

“He is passionate about lacrosse, a student of the game, a Former Coach of the Year, he took a four-year program to the State Championship (McIntosh) and frankly is a talented and GREAT lacrosse coach. He can provide practice plans, technical instruction, scouting reports, motivation, and access to the best coaches Division I NCAA in the country. If you want someone who can take your program to the next level then why not consider a coach who has been there and can get your program there? I’m not promoting Mike because he’s my good friend, I’m promoting him because that is what I would do if I was in your situation.”

Pete Cramblet, Lacrosse Hall of Fame

The information for the evolving philosophies is not mine, but from the 100+ hours of interviews regarding practice plans from the contributing coaches to our website,

Coach Danowski, Duke
Coach Pietramala, Johns Hopkins
Coach Bill Tierney, Denver
Coach Starsia, University of Virginia
Coach Pressler, Bryant
Coach Meade, when at Navy
Coach Jez, CW Post
Coach Daly, Tufts
Coach Cerino, Limestone
Coach JB Clark, Limestone
Coach Toomey, Loyola
Coach Beville, Cortland State
Coach Bates, Princeton
Coach Cottle,
Coach Myers, Ohio State
Coach Alberici, Army 
Coach Paul, U of M,
Coach Zimmerman, UMBC
Coach Tiffany, Brown 
Coach Pilate, Roanoke 
Coach Marr, Albany 
Coach Seth Tierney, Hofstra
Coach Hank Janczyk, Gettysburg 
Coach Roy Simmons, Syracuse
Coaches Gallagher and Popelar, 
Coach Wolford, Upper Arlington 
Coach Corrigan, Notre Dame
Coach Cannella, U Mass 
Coach Berkman, Salisbury
Coach Kerwick , Cornell
Coach Cantabene, Stevenson
Coach Tambroni, Penn State
Coach Sheehan, LeMoyne
Coach Sowell, Navy
Coach Shay, Yale
Coach Ryan, Mercyhurst
Coach Urick, Georgetown
Coach Seaman, Towson
Anthony Kelly, FOGO
Coach Shillinglaw, Delaware
Coach Caravana, Denison
Coach Garber,
Coach Koudelka, Lynchburg
Coach Shriver, Boys Latin
Coach Towers, Dartmouth
Coach Murphy, Penn
Coach Rostan, Hampden Sidney
Coach Wojcik, Harvard
Coach DeLuca, Cornell
Coach Lawrence, Hartford
Coach Purdie, Adelphi
Coach Coon, RIT
Coach Wilbur, Onondaga
Coach Breschi, NC
Brodie Merrill, The Hill
Coach Van Arsdale, JU
Coach Murphy, Colgate
Coach Woods, Colorado College
Coach  Smith, Colorado State
Coach Miller, St. Johns
Coach Hannon, Mercer
Coach Torpey, Highpoint
Coach McCabe W&L
Coach Brandon Childs, York
Coach Jim Fritz, Queens
Coach Jeff Shirk, Washington College
and more…

Group License Discounts for Coaches

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We want to thank all of you, are coaches for the tremendous response to our Lacrosse Coaches Site! The feedback has been awesome and we are working to provide even more great content for you and your teams!

We are starting to get more requests for some type of Group License Discounts. Many coaches would like to have all of the Lacrosse Coaches in their system have access via Premium Membership to the entire site including the growing library of podcasts with the top coaches in the country. Many Lacrosse Coaches would like for their Rec and Youth Program Coaches to be able to learn more about coaching lacrosse through some type of package program.

Do to this growing concern we are now offering a Group Pricing License to groups of Coaches.

1-5 Coaches, Group License Package 1

Unlimited Access, $500.00 per year, or a savings of over 40%!!!!
Monthly Memberships for five coaches would be $886.20 per year, SAVE $386.20 or over 40%

6-10 Coaches, Group License Package 2

Unlimited Access, $800.00 per year, or a savings of over 50%!!!
Monthly Memberships for ten coaches would be $1,772.40 per year, SAVE $972.40 or over 50%

Term: The License for Group Packages will be 1 Year, or twelve months from set up

Billing: The Billing will significantly discounted and paid via a single check or credit card as an Annual Fee. With the nature of this unique program, all invoicing will be manual. We will send or email an email to the School, Booster Program, or Rec Department an Invoice for the entire year.

1. Choose the applicable number of coaches you want to include in your unique License Program

2. Have each of the coaches then register and join the site individually as Free Members. This gives them a unique username and password, and also allows us to individually track and monitor access to the site. If they are already Free Members make sure they provide you the same email address they used to register initially.

To Join: www.laxcoachmike.com

a. Click the Login Tab at the top left of the site
b On the screen asking for username, if you are new click the “register” link on the bottom
c. Fill in a usermane, email and password, and write them down for future reference
d. Click the Box Free Membership, we will upgrade you following payment on the License

3. Via email to mike@laxcoachmike, using the reference; License Package 1 or License Package 2 in the ‘Subject Line’ please submit the email addresses of the coaches you want to include in the License Program, and a Group Name you would like on your License. And provide contact email and telephone number of the primary contact Coach on the License.

4. In the same email provide an email or Name and Billing Address and we will send or email the Invoice for the appropriate License Package. Or, if you would like to pay with a single credit card payment for the year, we will take your credit card over the telephone.

5. When the payment is received we will upgrade the names on your License list to Premium Members on our end of the site and those coaches will have full access for twelve months.

6. All License Payments are Non-Refundable, although we can change the names eligible to have access to the site, staying within the current term of the License Agreement.

Questions,
1. Can we modify the number of coaches outside of the two packages available?

A. Unfortunately since this is a totally manual process for us, we are only offering the two License Packages at 1-5 Coaches, and 6-10 Coaches at this time.

2. If I am already a Premium Member, can I modify my Membership to be included in a License Package?

A. Sure, in fact we anticipate many of our Members doing so. But, you must cancel your monthly payments with PayPal, then send me an email at mike@laxcoachmike.com, giving me the circumstances and details including the Group Name on the License so I can insure you have access under the License.

3. Can we share access with others that are not in the License Package on occasion?

A. No, if we see repeated use or entry of names and passwords, or use under a single name from two different computers at the same time with the same passwords we will terminate the entire license. Lacrosse is a game of integrity and we are trusting that our Members and Coaches will respect the work that has gone into the development and content on our site.

4. If we do not fill the entire amount of coaches in our License can we add coaches up to our limit later?

A. Absolutely, but the term of the License will be 12 months from initiation for all, regardless of when they are added.