Shooting: Rob Panell is arguably the best Attackman in the world. He was not highly recruited out of HS. He now runs a lot of his drills through his company Attack Academy
Go find your wall: This is one of my Favorite Wall Ball videos. Casey Powell one of the all time greatest lacrosse players. The other player Brett Queener, is actually a goalie with ridiculous stick skills.
Have fun, stay active and safe. We hope to see you all soon.
PS if you do anything creative, take a video and send it my way and we will post it on our Instagram and to our Twitter account, so all of the other KANGs can see you putting in work.
Get better every day
A Note From Coach Tad
I hope you are well and staying healthy! It's been an interesting past couple weeks and I've missed coaching our team quite a bit. As restrictive as this time is, our kids have the opportunity to still keep active (and busy) through lacrosse. Dejon has been posting lacrosse challenges from clubs from around the area that are great opportunities to polish some of our skills. I have some suggestions as well. Lacrosse can be a great stress reliever and distraction for the boys. Have them set an attainable goal for the day and a tougher one for the week. Once they reach it encourage them to make another one. Writing their goals down can help them to better visualize their success and see their growth.
I'll look into some videos, challenges, or create checklists to make sure we are practicing good fundamentals. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions about what to focus on. Let's do our best to support our Kangs!
now some drills
Wall Ball: Challange was accepted by Tommy this week (wall ball sort of)
Check it out on IG and Twitter: @lw_lax, We will be posting it tomorrow.
Who will be next to accept the challenge?
Ground Balls: you can do this one in a very small space.
Pro Player Kyle Hartzell breaks down many of the parts of playing defense, one of those skills is shown here in this defender drill Check here
A Challange has been issued
Hope all are well
We have been challenged
“Woodinville is challenging you all to post any Independent skill work done at home by your players while exercising social distancing and being responsible to our community, to post and use the following hashtags. #WalaxWallBallChallenge" and #GREATEREASTSIDECHALLENGE and #KINGCOWALLBALLCHALLENGE
Don't forget to Hashtag #LW_LAX also. PS Tyree has already posted don't get left in the dust......
Other skills to work on:
Scooping: This guy, Mikey Powell, actually did a front flip while dodging in a game once- Really, no Really (look him up)
We hope all are Safe and well, enjoying some time with the family.
Next time I promise some fun ones to try. Wink Wink
This Week in LW Lacrosse
We hope you are well, staying safe and adjusting to our new home patterns with the Covid-19. Given the extended school and City parks closures, We will keep you posted on resuming the lacrosse season pending guidance from government officials and LWSD.
In the meantime, Coaches will be putting together a couple skills a week for players to work on. Goal is to practice the skill for 15-20 minutes 3 times over the next week.
Here are the first 2 videos for your player, which they can do at home, on their own, or when they need a brain break:
Cradling in lacrosse is equivalent to dribbling in basketball, you need to be able to do this skill proficiently to be able to move up the field, shoot the ball and get past a defenders.
Use a tennis ball at home so you don’t break anything in the house- wink wink
cradle and split (switch hands, like a cross over in basketball)
roll and switch hands (like a spin move in Basketball)
hitch and cradle (like a pump fake in Basketball)
Set up some cones in the back yard, In a zigzag pattern.
Take a walk round the block and cradle around trees, fire hydrants etc.
Stand in the living room and practice skills standing still.
The stick is an extension of you, the player, and the more comfortable you are with your stick, the better a player you will become.
Then of course get out there and hit the Wall.
Send me a 10 Sec clip of your routine and I will post on our Social media and you can join the GELL/ WALAX Challenge. Or just send a picture of your favorite wall or a cool wall that you play at and I will post for your friends to see.
Our league, the Greater Eastside Lacrosse League (GELL), has just announced that all league contests will be suspended until April 24th. This is following Governor Inslee’s school closures and King County Exec statement prohibiting gatherings of groups, recreation related, or event related.
Lake Washington Lacrosse has made the leadership decision to follow their direction and guidance as it relates to our K-8 team activities and will also suspend games and cancel practices until April 24th.
As we anticipate many questions, know we are working on this diligently. This is a challenging time for us all and our leadership team has been navigating through this evolving situation as best as possible.
For those families who have players on the High School team, we will communicate the most up to date guidance and details on dates and move forward plan once a decision from the WHSBLA (the HS governing body for lacrosse in the State) has informed us.
LW Lacrosse Board
From the GELL (Greater Eastside Lacrosse League)
“Following on the announcement by Governor Jay Inslee, the GELL Executive Board has made the decision to postpone all GELL activities scheduled through April 24.
Inslee announces school closures in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties
"The GELL Executive Board has decided unanimously to postpone all GELL games scheduled for this Saturday 3/7. The number of programs with closed fields has increased and is likely to grow. I will be marking theses games as "CANCELLED" in the GELL system tonight. If these games are rescheduled, it will be by extending our season and appending those games at the end.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will make a determination and announcement for the 3/14 games by Thursday 3/12 next week.
The GELL Executive Board"
GELL Rules FYI
GELL “One Team In-Season” Rule (adopted by vote of 14-1-2 on 10/12/2017)
Youth players (grades 3-8) within all GELL member programs may only play for one team during the GELL spring season. The start date for playing for one team only is the Saturday of President’s Day weekend and the end date is the end of day Monday of Memorial Day weekend. The prohibition includes practices, tryouts, and games of lacrosse. Only lacrosse activities are prohibited.
Any GELL program with a player who violates this rule will be subject to a financial penalty and possible sanctions to be determined by the executive board.
Intra-program swinging of players, as specified in section IV rule 4, is allowed.
This rule does not apply during the optional fall ball season.