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The wisdom of the 7th Generation Principle

Category : Blog · No Comments · by Dec 23rd, 2022
The wisdom of the 7th Generation Principle

Our values of solidarity dates back to the true origins of lacrosse more than a thousand years ago.

Barcelona Lacrosse Visits Israel at World Lacrosse Championships

Category : Blog · No Comments · by Dec 8th, 2018
Barcelona Lacrosse Visits Israel at World Lacrosse Championships

Netanya, Israel   July 17th, 2018 Ahhh… the storybook state of Israel, one of the oldest, most complex, most surreal places…

One of Our Own, Chris Hogan, Stars in Patriots’ Path To Super Bowl

Category : Blog · No Comments · by Jan 24th, 2017
One of Our Own, Chris Hogan, Stars in Patriots’ Path To Super Bowl

It was last Sunday night (and way past my bedtime being 2am in Barcelona, Spain). I’ve stayed up and watched…

A Lacrosse Game of Ages: Brown State vs The Terps

Category : Blog · No Comments · by Sep 16th, 2016
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Fresh-back from summer holidays, in Barcelona and watching this rejuvenated Browns team in the NCAA semi-finals in Youtube–I’m ecstatic after an exciting 10-goal 1st quarter with the Maryland Terrapins. The Brown “bears” play with a spark & life which I love about lax— they play with an attitude with a chip on their shoulder, bullies in and fights a tough, gritty game. Hold up a second… Brown university IS IN the semi-finals? yeah, first time in 20-odd years. Its style is evident from the 1st second, where the faceoff-man wins the draw and tried to stuff a goal right down the throat of the Maryland goalie.
It’s a style I prefer above all, it’s simple— push the ball & pressure, and generate offense from the defensive side of the field. When you get the ball, push it with an opportunistic flare, simple and direct.
A sunny day on a grass field, good crowd, a classic match-up of run & gun team vs. poised & controlled team.This Brown team harks back to the exciting Syracuse teams of the 90’s or the Cavaliers  (Virginia) of early 2000’s. I love seeing this, I feel the college game has gotten too generic in their tempo (being settled and premeditated) in recent years where the up-starts like Brown State with its frenetic style would get other teams to take notice. Well, it’s the end of the 2nd quarter and we have 18 collective goals, I’m going to sit back and enjoy this game. By the way, other notable mentions on this game:
  • At the start of the broadcast, my idol Jim Brown ’s interview is featured sharing why he thinks lacrosse is the ultimate complete game, breaking it down. It’s juxtaposed with visuals of the physicality of the in-game action of the modern game along with a flashback look of Native-Americans centuries ago. Kudos, it was well-produced
  • There’s stud attack man for Maryland named “Rambo”, seriously, it’s his real name—so i had to smile when i hear the commentators utter things like “and there’s Rambo getting booked a nasty slash! 1 minute penalty…”
  • A star Brown player is in the game playing with a broken foot (strapped up) and looks threatening, he’s already scored a goal sparking a 3-goal run for his team. I heard he’s due for surgery straight after the weekend. How do you even walk with a broken foot, let alone play a game!???
If you have a buddy tell you “lacrosse? sound interesting, what’s it like?” then be sure to direct him to this video and get introduced to lacrosse the proper way. Let’s see how the remaining half of the match unfolds, check ya later =)

 

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Lacrosse’s simple roots – Train hard & smile

Category : Blog · No Comments · by Mar 20th, 2016
Lacrosse’s simple roots – Train hard & smile

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Freelance/Creativity Vs. Organized & Balanced Team

Category : Blog · No Comments · by Oct 27th, 2015
Freelance/Creativity Vs. Organized & Balanced Team

I was excited to have found this game on Youtube, the 1990 world lax championship final, arguably one of the…

A Clinic on Defense

Category : Blog · No Comments · by Sep 27th, 2015
A Clinic on Defense

Our first defensive clinic with Eric Loomis went very well. I had wanted the team to get a taste of…

A good Day

Category : Blog · No Comments · by May 15th, 2014
A good Day

April 5th, 2014 – Barcelona to Alicante The second week and the final round robin before the end of the…

The Inaugural game for Barcelona & Catalunya

Category : Blog · No Comments · by Apr 1st, 2014
The Inaugural game for Barcelona & Catalunya

Top row from left: Oscar Hernandez, Albert Olive, Mark (BamBam) Bamford , Kepfra Frolich, Pol (Speedi) Lluca, Oriol Bonet Bottom row:…

Outbound to Alicante!

Category : Blog · No Comments · by Mar 6th, 2014

It’s been some time since last I’ve logged in and updated, lot’s have happened—from now on I pledge to update as often as possible no matter how short the content, for history’s sake. The men & the women teams this year are both fielding teams into the national league. In fact for the men’s first ever game for Barcelona & Catalunya is this Saturday in Alicante. We will play 2 games in a modified pitch with 5 vs 5 set-up. The number is in fact weird for lacrosse as it is usually 6 vs 6 or 8 vs 8 if not the normal official 10 vs 10. It’s a matter of balance on the field to set up key points and positioning. The league is growing and the rationale is to make it car-friendly for teams traveling far—you can fit 5 passengers into a single car as 6 would be an issue.

Last saturday we had a scrimmage and it was indeed fun. The complexion of the play was definitely different to the ones of the past, the helmets & full contact does bring that factor of competitiveness. I absolutely loved it and was glad to see that the smiling faces validated it also as a team. Alas, we’re getting there! In the warm-ups, we walked through some set plays to run ( keeping it just 3 was intentional), I would dedicate a whole blog post one day celebrating if we actually run it during our games rather than a drill, that would be a huge milestone. Daniel, captain from the Argentian national team, managed to make it down and played with us, such great timing that was, even scored a few goals himself as an attackman. Late in the final seconds I had a scare where trying to do a roll-dodge, had hit a funny divot and almost turned my ankle in a bad way. I did fall but no harm done—had I ‘d injured and missed the first ever game with the Bandits…that would’ve just crushed me. The lacrosse spirits overlooking us were kind to this journeyman middie–at least for that day. Thanks a million!