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FLN Catches Up With Booker Corrigan in Tampa at the Under Armour Call Back Academy!

FLN Catches Up With Booker Corrigan in Tampa at the Under Armour Call Back Academy!

Across The LAX World, Boys Recruiting, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Recruiting, The LAX Community
 FLN's own Mark Geddis caught up with Booker Corrigan, longtime Lacrosse broadcaster, event runner and all around good guy in Tampa last weekend as his organization put on the Under Armour Call Back Academy.Booker's best known event to most of us in the Florida Lacrosse community is the annual Under Armour All American Game (both for Boys and Girls), an event for 44 of the best players in America in their senior year of high school.  Florida fans will remember that participants from Florida include Dylan Hess, Christian Tomei, Regan Alexander and Caitlyn Wurzburger, among others.Booker has targeted Florida as a great place to hold his national events, as you'll see in these interviews. Part 1 - The Under Armour All American Game https://twitter.co...
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 ...
#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...
Breaking:  PLL & MLL Announce Merger!

Breaking: PLL & MLL Announce Merger!

Across The LAX World, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Launch/MLL/NLL/Women's Pro, The LAX Community
 via Sportico.com  PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE MERGING WITH MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE TO UNIFY OUTDOOR GAME by Scott Soshnick Excerpt:The Premier Lacrosse League’s launch in 2019 prompted many associated with the sport to ask whether there was enough support from financial linchpins like sponsors and ticket-buying fans to sustain two outdoor leagues.The answer, it seems, is no.To that end, the PLL and Major League Lacrosse, founded about two decades ago, are merging. The move consolidates outdoor lacrosse into a single entity that will operate under the banner of the Premier Lacrosse League, whose financial backers include billionaire Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai, The Raine Group and Creative Artists Agency.Co-founded by lacrosse star Paul Rabil and...
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!

Across The LAX World, Featured Posts, Florida Lacrosse News, Lee's Corner
 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...
US Lax Magazine:  The All-NFL Lax Dad Team

US Lax Magazine: The All-NFL Lax Dad Team

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 Author's note:  For all of you who did not see this or do not subscribe to US Lacrosse's magazine, there was a fun article last week concerning the rising number of NFL players, past and present, who have children who play our favorite sport.  Here's the article and link. THE ALL-NFL LAX-DAD TEAM FRI NOV 27 2020 | MATT HAMILTON | PROIt all started with an innocent tweet. Former NFL quarterback Eli Manning, a two-time Super Bowl MVP for the New York Giants, posted a picture of Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles.What Manning believed to be a Sunday stroll down memory lane — to all the great matchups between his Giants and the rival Eagles — turned into much more. You see, Manning snapped the picture en route to a lacrosse ...
Swim 4 Nick Awards 7 College Scholarships!

Swim 4 Nick Awards 7 College Scholarships!

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 Author's Note - for those who are not familiar with the Swim 4 Nick charitable efforts, the event is named after Nicholas Dworet, one of the victims of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas shootings a few years ago.  Nick's then girlfriend, Daria Chiarella, is the daughter of Taravella Boys Head Coach Joe Chiarella.  Nick had accepted a swmming scholarship at the University of Indianapolis the previous month, hence the focus of the Foundation. Contributions are greatly appreciated and the donation instructions are in the article. Hello everyone,We hope you and your families are all doing well! It’s been a trying time for all of us and we look forward to the day we can all see each other again. Hopefully soon!At this time Swim4Nick has decided to postpone the SWIM4NI...