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Lax Lingo: “A.J.” and “Near Man”

We spend a lot of time listening to what good Lacrosse Coaches are saying on the bench, and what we can hear players telling each other on the field or on TV. This "Lax Lingo" can be very helpful in communicating clearly with your players so that they know exactly what you mean and what you want them to do in a given situation. Being clear and concise with your players will get you much better results on the field than yelling uncertain terms like "Move!" and "Hustle!" from the sidelines over and over. So we want to share this "Lax Lingo" with all of you.

Today, we want to talk about two calls that many college teams are using interchangeably: “A.J.” and “Near Man”.

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Want to Grow the Game? Become a Ref.

Most of us here at Lax Library leave work early almost every day in the spring. Most of us are also Officials. There's usually an off-season high school league or some men's club ball or youth indoor game somewhere in the evening or on the weekends. We are very lucky to live in such a lacrosse-rich environment.

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Wall Ball Workouts

Wall Ball is by far the #1 way to improve stick skills in youth players. Whether it's catching, throwing, shooting, or ground balls, Wall Ball can make these workouts an individual responsibility for your players so you can move on to shooting drills and game situations in practice as soon as possible.

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