World Lacrosse Wrap Up: Team Israel, Czech Republic

Tune in today 11am MST/1pm EST/7pm CET for World Lacrosse Wrap-Up with Ryan Wallace on Lacrosse Talk Radio! Each week we’ll bring you news, stories and tips from #lacrosse coaches around the world working to #GrowtheGame.

We’re joined in the first half of today’s show by Jake Silberlicht from Israel Lacrosse and the Israeli National Team. Originally from upstate New York, Jake played DI lacrosse at Hobart before traveling to Australia to coach and play. He then joined the Israel National Team program, where he has lived for the last 6 years, and played in the 2014 World Championships, 2016 European Championships, and the 2017 European Box Lacrosse Championships. We’ll be discussing the role of Israel Lacrosse in developing and growing the game with kids all over Israel.

Pavel Dosly from the Czech National Team and Jizni Mesto in Prague joins us for the second half of today’s show. He’s played for the same club since he was 12 years old, and now coaches box and field lacrosse to the next generation of players. He’s been on the Czech Field or Box National Team for the last 20 years, and brings tons of experience with him to the game. We’ll talk to him about Box and Field Youth Lacrosse in the Czech Republic, and how Czech players get so dang good. Join us!

 

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World Lacrosse Wrap Up: Swiss Lax and Team Austria

Tune in today 11am MST/1pm EST/7pm CET for World Lacrosse Wrap-Up with Ryan Wallace on Lacrosse Talk Radio! Each week we’ll bring you news, stories and tips from #lacrosse coaches around the world working to #GrowtheGame.

This week we’re talking to Head Coach Eamon Thornton (McCallie School/Switzerland) about the Swiss Team’s preparations for the World Championships this summer. He’s got a great coaching philosophy, perfect for improving and growing the game in Switzerland at the National Team level on down to new teams and players. We’ll also discuss setting small, medium, and large goals both individually, and as a team for the Worlds this summer.

We’re also joined by Adrian Balasch from the Austrian National Team. He’s a member of both the Box and Field National Teams in Austria, as well as the Vienna Monarchs. The Austrians are very familiar faces at tournaments throughout Europe, and we’ll talk about jumping in the car and driving all those hours just to play lacrosse, and how that’s paid off for a lot of the guys representing Austria this summer.

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Mammoth Slip Past Bandits in Route to Second Win of Weekend

Sometimes, NLL schedules can be brutal.

Last night, the Colorado Mammoth snuck away with a one-goal victory over the Georgia Swarm at the Infinite Energy Area. The game finished up at 9:51pm Eastern Time. The Mammoth were out of the arena by 11:00pm and back at their hotel soon after. Early the next morning, they boarded a flight to Denver and touched-down in the Mile-High City at 8:45am this morning. Two hours later, they reported to the Pepsi Center ready to do it all over again.

The point is, in a sport as rough on the body as lacrosse, back-to-back weekends are brutal to say the least. Yet, the Mammoth showed no signs of fatigue in today’s contest.

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World Lacrosse Wrap Up: Wolfgang Griessl, Team Germany

Tune in today 11am MST/1pm EST/7pm CET for World Lacrosse Wrap-Up with Ryan Wallace on Lacrosse Talk Radio. Each week we’ll bring you news, stories and tips from #lacrosse coaches around the world working to #GrowtheGame.

We’re talking today with Wolfgang Griessl, a 5-Time member of the German National Team for both Box and Field Lacrosse about preparations for the 2018 World Championships, how this team is approaching things differently compared to previous teams. We’ll also talk about simple Sport Psychology Tool they are using as a team to improve individual, positional mental toughness, as well as team chemistry.