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Derby Dismay

Posted: November 29, 2011 in Blog
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(left) Joe Jackson, D-man during half time (pic, E.Fish)

I will have to start with another apology this week, this time for not posting any sort of blog last week. As some of you may know, last week was a bad week for me with the destruction of Dorothy meaning it was only right for me to Boycott any writing until she was fixed.

But good news!! She’s all well and good and looking better than ever with her new hard-mesh face and tightened head – thanks to El Capitano – and she even had her first outing on Saturday in the local derby with Portsmouth 2nds – although it didn’t exactly go to plan.

Pre-match was an absolute dream for me, practicing with the made-over Dorothy let me realise that actually I’m not that bad at throwing a Lacrosse ball, I just had to play with a semi-retarded stick for a month or so. Despite having to get used to the ball bouncing off the net a bit more, the modifications have made me a lot more confident in throwing the ball, which will hopefully eventually rub off on the rest of my game as I get more comfortable with it.

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How to play Lacrosse – Week 5

Posted: November 28, 2011 in Beginners
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This week is all about starting a game. In football you have a kick-off, but in Lacrosse you call it the face-off. It is another extremely important part of the game, as winning a face-off could set your team on a quick attack and lead to a goal and likewise if you lose one, it will put your team under instant pressure. Here’s Andy again to show you how it’s done properly through his YouTube tutorials.

This is yet another new feature, plucked from the infinite mind of yours truly, called ‘the Broken man Chronicles’. This is a different way of saying Injury of the week, but I think that sounds too common for CrazygoalieLAX.

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How to play Lacrosse – Week 4

Posted: November 23, 2011 in Beginners
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We revisit our favourite American Lacrosse player Andy for a third week in a row this week as he takes us through yet another important aspect of the game – shooting. This is where it starts to get more exciting, at least for attackers – not so much for me in goal. Anyway, here he is to show you the basic techniques through his YouTube tutorials.

This is a weekly video update from INTO Lacrosse coach Will Finlayson who is one of many who travels around the country coaching the sport in order for English Lacrosse’s four year plan of National coverage to come to fruition. Thanks to funding from government bodies such as Sport England and UK sport this type of weekly coaching has been made possible. This week see’s Will travel to coach the Bath ladies before their game against local rivals Bristol, before travelling up to Bournemouth to coach us newbies!

Here’s the link…

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1,2,3 OINK!

Posted: November 13, 2011 in Blog
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The Lacrosse Pigs celebrate victory (pic, Emma Fish)

This week was a very slow one in terms of Lacrosse, with poor attendances to both training sessions ultimately leading to us having to cancel the game thanks to a little thing called LEGGIT – who chooses that over Lacrosse! Despite this I still managed to come out of the week feeling like I’d been hit by a freight train, partly because of Russel – our strength and conditioning coach – and his insistence of us doing front squats, but mainly because of the amount of running we had to do on Wednesday evening – thanks Farmers!

For those of you who are choosing to waste your life by reading this and don’t belong to BU Lacrosse then you should know a rather epic night happened on Wednesday. Dressed as a particular farm animal (I was a pig), we were forced to do tasks involving drinking – as you do – eating raw onion – as you shouldn’t – and an unholy amount of running! One of the tasks on the way to Walkabout in town was that a member of our team had to get their hair cut. So as is the obvious thing, instead of finding the nearest place with scissors on Winton high street, you just have to run all the way to Charminster where in my house is the only pair of scissors in Bournemouth….apparently. Needless to say my housemates were a little bit shocked when a six-foot pig burst through the door shouting scissors, give me scissors! Of course a lot more went down that night, but firstly, this is a Lacrosse blog and secondly I’m not sure I can reveal it on here.

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