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Interview With a Faceoff Middy

By |2017-02-11T15:36:47-04:00September 27th, 2012|Categories: Interviews|

Coach Bryan Brazill (CB): I’m here with Pat Coskren, Merrimack college faceoff midfielder. In your own words how do you feel last season went? Pat Coskren (PC): I really believe we had a great team. However there were a few games where we lost trust in one another, and along with a lack of communication we [...]

Best Check vs Worst Check

By |2016-02-15T17:48:33-04:00September 20th, 2012|Categories: Best/Worst, Instruction|

Best Check: Lift Check I think the best check in lacrosse is the lift check. The lift check is where you get the head of your stick under the other player's glove and simply lift up. It is very simple but can be extremely effective. Lacrosse players can be rendered virtually useless with the inability to [...]

Home Grown Lacrosse and Raptors Lacrosse Merge!

By |2017-02-11T15:36:47-04:00September 13th, 2012|Categories: Around the Office|

            We are excited to announce that Home Grown Lacrosse and Raptors Lacrosse have merged! The two most successful lacrosse programs in the North Shore just got a lot bigger and a lot better. What does this mean for you...? The programs you have come to know and love will still be offered with the [...]

Best Dodge vs. Worst Dodge

By |2017-02-11T15:36:49-04:00June 14th, 2012|Categories: Best/Worst, Instruction, Shooting|

The best dodge is a split dodge or a crossover, which is when you’re carrying in with the right hand and then cross over to your left hand (or vice versa). The worst dodge is a swim dodge or a swim move.There are lots of ways to do the split dodge, but the key to any [...]

Merrimack’s Girl’s Basketball Clinic

By |2017-02-11T15:36:50-04:00May 15th, 2012|Categories: Other Cool Camps & Events|

My buddy, Julian Assibey, Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Merrimack wants to let all you girls know that there's a great opportunity for building basketball skills coming up.  Merrimack is offering a 4-day Skills Development Camp from June 25-June 29. There's a morning session for k-5 and an afternoon session for grades 6-8. And for High [...]

What is LAX IQ and How to Strengthen It

By |2018-05-17T14:18:50-04:00May 3rd, 2012|Categories: Instruction|

You’ve heard the term “Lax IQ” a lot and you probably have a general feel for what that means. Yet very few players—even at the college level— really do understand. When I’m coaching at Merrimack, I see kids who are just unbelievable lacrosse players. But when we start talking about the why’s and when’s of what [...]

Top 10 Hottest Pieces of Lacrosse Equipment

By |2017-02-11T15:36:50-04:00April 18th, 2012|Categories: Top Ten|

You a gear hound? Coaches Bryan Brazill and Peter Smyth sat down recently to share their TOP 10 list of "Must Have" lacrosse equipment to help you sift and sort through all the hype. #1  CPX-R  Helmet :  Yeah, we know the Pro7 is cool, but the one we like way better is the CPX-R. It's [...]

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