Updates Veteran's Day, New Player Clinic and Thanksgiving We
Weekly Updates - Veteran's Day, New Player Clinic and Thanksgiving Week
We are heading into the Veteran's Day holiday and Thanksgiving week so please check the schedule below!
Attention New Players - Coach Ben is running FREE new player clinics Fri 11/16 and Thurs 11/29 at Fireside Elementary 4:30pm-5:30pm. We encourage all new middle school and high school players to attend for addtional training. Special Guest Coach Albin Haglund (Cornell '77)
Please find attached the weekly schedule. We are checking attendance, so please contact Coach Ben if you will be absent.
Mon 11/12 (Veteran's Day) - No field practice - Coach Ben would like everyone to hit the wall for some wall ball. He will be at Pinnacle Courts from 3pm-4pm
Tues 11/13 - Box Training - last session (see groups below) at Casey's Sports World (3947 E. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, AZ). Please arrive 15 minutes before your allotted time!
Time Slot 4:45pm-6:15pm
Time Slot 6:15pm-7:45pm
Thurs 11/15 - Please note practice starts at 7pm
* 7:00-9:00pm Field practice at Sunrise Middle School
Fri 11/16 - FREE New player clinic (Middle School and High School)
* 4:30-5:30pm Fireside Elementary School
Sun 11/18- Sun 11/25 - Thanksgiving Week NO PRACTICE
Please make sure you check the website, your email and social media for any changes. Practice starts right at the time shown. The expectation is you will be geared up and ready at the specified time. Please give yourself time to get to the field and be ready on time! Also, please obey the no parking areas at Sunrise Middle School.
We look forward to seeing you on the field. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse Coaching Staff and Parents Board.
Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse would like to provide faceofftraining for prospective and future Pinnacle players in grades 7-12
Players interested in learning how to play the faceoff position are encouraged to attend. No prior faceoff experience is necessary. However, a player must have basic lacrosse skills in order to participate. Yes, long poles can learn how to faceoff too!
Enrolled players can expect to learn:
-Proper faceoff technique in moto grip knee down and stand-up neutral grip stances
-How to pinch and pop using a power clamp and plunger move
-Different exit strategies
-50/50 battle techniques and strategies
-Shooting on the run
Location- Sunrise Middle School
When- Mondays beginning 10/15 and ending 12/3. (NO practice 11/19)
Time- 5-5:45pm (Players dressed and ready by 5pm)
Full lacrosse gear is required.
If you are interested, please contact Jason Andersen at
The Pinnacle Fall Ball Store is open now through December 28th with discounted prices on Warrior, New Balance, Brine and more. Gear ranges from complete sticks to cleats, and ships within 48 hours of your order. Our team password is "LAX"
1) Gloves are optional for the first 2 weeks. You should be comfortable in your game gloves by the start of fall ball performing all skills.
2) Close D and LSMs should complete the routine with a short stick. Advanced players may use a long pole. All skills tests will require a short stick (BTB, split dodges, etc.)
3) Dial in your pocket. Find someone to re‐string if you have an off‐the‐shelf pocket, order one online, text coach for help. a. This is not optional. The cost v. benefit here is massive. Fix your crap pocket NOW.
4) There are thousands of available resources to make you a better lacrosse player. Seek them out.
5) If you have a question, ask.
Any player seeking to be considered for varsity playing time should perform the routine 3‐4 times per week. If you want to be good, perform it daily. There are few guarantees in the world, but daily wall ball will make you better (I guarantee it).
Throw for 25‐30 minutes. It is possible to get 1000 touches in 30 minutes.
1) Stand roughly 10‐15 feet from the wall
2) Aim for a spot about 10 feet off the ground
3) Throw hard
4) Listen to music, Visualize game situations, or just zone out and count
10x Right hand
10x Left hand
10x Quick stick right (7‐10 feet away)
10x Quick stick left
10x One hand right (hold stick slightly above halfway)
10x One hand left
20x Right>Catch& Split>Left>Catch & Split (1 Throw & Catch with each side=1 rep)
20x Right>split>catch Left>split> right (split in the air, 1 Throw & Catch with each side=1 rep)
10x Canadian Left (cross‐handed right)
10x Canadian right (cross‐handed left)
5x BTB right
5x BTB left
Division 1 NCAA players are expected to complete this routine in 2m30s
1) Point the butt end of your stick at the target.
2) SOFT HANDS. Pretend the ball is an egg.
3) Snap your wrists forward upon release
Winter Conditioning Test: 1 mile field run (5 laps+endline <8m), 40yd dash (5.5s), Agililty T (10s)
Named in honor of the legendary coach at Johns Hopkins University, the Bob Scott Award recognizes a player from each geographic area who goes “above and beyond” in service to his team, school, and community.
Way to represent our comunity and our program Logan!