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Another Challenge Hits the Lacrosse Community

Another Challenge Hits the Lacrosse Community

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 A couple of weeks ago I got a phone call out of the blue from Chris Bocklet, who I hadn't seen for about 4 years (we had breakfast in Boca with Ernie Mahler) except for a brief conversation at a Florida Launch game and we discussed a clinic he was putting on in Delray Beach in late December.  His brother Matt, sister Casey and Sammy Jo Tracy were all participating and they were also slated to work a few other events. HC Andy Bolger of SJP II was helping to organize and host the event.  Chris was just about wrapping up his professional career, having joined PLL for a few games.  Mike was the President of the Denver Outlaws when the MLL folded recently, and he worked closely with SA HC Tony Seaman there.  Chris was quite the player at UVA, as was the rest ...
FLN’s Interviews From Jingle Brawl!

FLN’s Interviews From Jingle Brawl!

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Wonderful weather the whole weekend allowed us to host a number of interviews at the event.  Thank you Bo for a great location to film from!The list ran the gamut from current high school coaches to a young group new to the sport!Please note that one of our interviews was removed by Twitter and I'm trying to get an answer from them.  If anyone reading this knows how to challenge it (I can't self-report an item on their Contact system).  It was with Ray Colaiocovo and was about our talks with Fox Sports Florida.  We talked about his background in Sports Production (for those not aware, Ray has produced for ESPN, HBO and a number of Fox Sports Florida shows you watch for the Marlins, Panthers, etc., and has won an Emmy award too!I suspect that Twitter didn't like we gave out FSF's cont...
#MTLG – The Last Step Before It’s Too Late – My Opinion

#MTLG – The Last Step Before It’s Too Late – My Opinion

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 Long time readers know I will get on a soapbox once in a while . . . about supporting referees more is a frequent bugaboo as an example.This is becoming more and more one for me.#MTLG stands for More Training, Less GamesI've been on the road at events for the last 7 weekends except for the weekend after Thanksgiving and I'll be at Jingle Brawl this weekend.  The best one was at IMG (that will surprise long time readers given the way I've failed to cover the IMG teams in the past) and that one was mostly about player development.  It wasn't perfect.  The made for LSN broadcast All Star Game was something I barely watched, preferring to catch up on the sidelines with coaches and referees I hadn't seen much of this year, or in a few cases, getting to know someone for the...
Potential Game Changer on the Horizon for Florida Lacrosse!!!  FLN in Talks with Fox Sports Florida!

Potential Game Changer on the Horizon for Florida Lacrosse!!! FLN in Talks with Fox Sports Florida!

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 The lacrosse community has toiled long and hard, and mostly in anonymity, in the mainstream media.  We've had our moments in local newspapers and a few TV mentions here and there, but honestly we are well down the totem pole in coverage statewide.  For those who did not know back when Wells Dusenbury and I recorded a weekly podcast for ESPN 106.3 in West Palm Beach, those podcasts were the MOST LISTENED TO on that station, ahead of the Dolphins, Heat, High School Football, etc.The simple answer for that was 'where else could you go for information back them'?  This was before Tampa Lax Report started and other information providers were around, although Ray Carnicelli's Lax904 was up and running.  He concentrated mostly on the Jacksonville area and has success with that audie...
A Scheduling Thought For 2022

A Scheduling Thought For 2022

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 By now most schools have already laid out there 2021 schedules or nearly all of them and uncertainty about playing the entire schedule is still there, although I would postulate that if ANY state is likely to try to play a full schedule it's ours.For those who have not and want to try this, please go ahead and think if it is possible to adapt this for 2021 by changing game dates.One thing that made me think about a different approach was last year's District in the northern part of the state that stretched for about 330 miles and that is true again this upcoming year: Class 2A - Region R1 - District D1School CityBuchholz (Gainesville) GainesvilleChiles (Tallahassee) TallahasseeForest (Ocala) OcalaGainesville Gainesville ...
Even This Year We Have Plenty To Be Thankful For

Even This Year We Have Plenty To Be Thankful For

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 2020 will be a standalone noun pretty soon.  It will join those select short descriptors that most Americans will understand intuitively.9/11Pearl HarborD-Day2020 will be known as the worst year of our lives for a long time to come . . . well, it better be, none of us want to experience what makes that false.Go back to the beginning of the year, even before Covid shook all of us up.  Death, illness and serious injury hit the Florida lacrosse community early and often.  I've usually had one per year to deal with and this year it was 5 separate incidents.I don't need to recap the effects on the economy, plenty of the readers have been affected, either through a family member passing away from the virus or having a difficult recovery period.  A business colla...
FLN’s New Policy Towards Clubs & Club Events

FLN’s New Policy Towards Clubs & Club Events

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 FLN has prepared this memorandum of understanding for the Lacrosse Club Scene to clarify how FLN will cover and publicize events, tryouts and showcases.FLN seeks to be seen as both neutral in its’ actions and its’ perception throughout the lacrosse community, both for editorial and business reasons.  We look to provide information to readers, participants and the community at large.  We see FLN as spreading word of upcoming events but will not place ourselves in a position where we are showing a favored view of one club versus another, one showcase versus another, one national program versus another, etc.FLN has three missions; to celebrate and facilitate the growth of the sport in this state, to help community members who need the help of the community, and to help vendo...