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4 min read

Navigating Negative Thoughts

Negative thoughts are more natural than you think. Having these thoughts may be difficult to control, but how you manage and respond to them can become a practice. Investing in your mental performance is a big part of reaching your potential both on...

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Recruiting Blog: Offensive Keys and Things to Consider

In Summer 2021, we launched our first event series, “Best In Class”. The response and feedback has been amazing and we are so fortunate to be back for another summer in 2022. We are hosting four events, including our first 2024 women’s event! Boys 2024,...

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6 min read

Jamie Ortega Player Study: The Complete Attacker

Jamie Ortega is one of the best attackers in the country, it’s no secret. Her playmaking ability stands out, but her consistency is even more impressive.

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Men’s and Women’s Prospect Days: A Guide

Our goal with this is to create a School Prospect Day/Camp directory for our families that we will update throughout the year. This is a resource we recommend bookmarking so you can quickly refer to and check out the latest camps & prospect days at your...

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Mastering Approaches

We are very excited to launch our new courses feature on FCL online. We truly believe this method of conveying lacrosse-related concepts will transform how players and coaches around the country and world are able to gain the knowledge and tools they...

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8 Meters: Thunder & Lightning

With the game on the line, stepping up for an 8 meter shot might feel like a lot of pressure. However, when you watch the best 8 meter shooters in the country step up on the line, you almost always see them consistently using their go-to shot.

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Run and Gun: A Blog in Transition Offense

Transition offense is critical for a team to start to put big time scoring numbers on the board. Scoring all your goals in the arc, in settled offense, can be tough at times. If we look to get some quick ones in transition, it can really open up the...

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