Any advice for how to get your lungs used to running out in the cold?
Running out in the cold helps for sure! getting used to it little by little, a few laps each day and just being outside to get acclamated
It was my travel team, my school doesn't have one. I'm a junior and this tryout was for next fall season as there is no summer program, and it doesn't look like there are any other teams to play for. I love lacrosse so much and I just can't believe that this could be the end. Thanks for the help :)
It;s not, dont worry! Let me know what area you're in and ill try to look around and help ya too!
So I just found out I was cut from a team I personally thought I had a pretty good chance at making and in my opinion some ppl made it that I didn't think should. But anyways, I'm just so heartbroken because I don't think there is another team I can play for and I don't know what to do. Any advice?
I am SO sorry!! I think my biggest piece of advice is to try to find a league or another club team to join? Is this your school or travel team? It's all about keeping a stick in your hands and just improving, I know you can make it next time!
Hey what's your number I could really use some advice
dm me and ill text ya!
If you start tryouts tomorrow...goodluck
Thank you Omari!!! Good luck this season!
What if u can't afford club but you managed to get into 4 showcases is that good?
I think so!! Lots of coaches go to showcases to watch players!
I play attack wing but I always get really nervous and am scared to make any individual offensive plays. Do you have any suggestions/tips?
Sure! Im pretty small so sometimes I definitely get hounded by defense, and when I get nervous I take it behind the goal! It gives you a chance to clear your head, and once you've faked a little just pick a direction and roll HARD. I'm talking like full on bull gonna get my goal hahaha. Or just go for it honestly, just use your nerves to fuel a try at the goal
So after she told you that how did you react to it?
I was upset and I cried, I went to the gym for like a week and tried eating healthier and all that but I realized my motive was wrong. I was doing it for them, not for me. So I gathered myself up and went about it the right way, I kind of forgot about it until this year when I saw them again and they were asking about my scholarship etc and calling me a "star player". Idk if they remembered but I do haha
Favorite defensive strategy?
Man to man defense, body on body if thats what you mean haha
Ok I'll keep that in mind thanks so much it's just hard sometimes cuz people have told me that my goal won't happen in life and it gets me so upset and then yea it makes me not do as good and I hate it
It's okay, 4 years ago an adult told me I couldn't play in college because I was too small and couldn't get good enough, worked hard and here I am!
That just made my night so much better thanks so much I don't know you but I'll remember that when I'm having some bad days!! You're one of my inspirations in life
Thank you so much! Wow, that means a lot to me! I promise you, i'm in the same exact shoes you're in just trynna become the best lacrosse player I can be. I'm always here if you need advice!
Do you ever have bad days in lacrosse when you don't do as good like how do you get rid of stress when playing and there's a lot on your mind?
YEEES! Im honestly not as confident as I come off, but once I step on the field I just remember how hard I worked and I just go for it. Don't even think about making mistakes etc, just play and know how good it feels to succeed. I'm always looking for confirmation from others that im good etc, but I realized that I have to believe in MYSELF for it to work. Maybe it helps for me to be a little cocky and say yeah im good etc, but I just try to go out and play and ignore all the other thoughts. You've worked hard, you deserve success!
I play lacrosse it's my second year playing and my biggest goal is to play lacrosse in college and get a scholarship for it, I've been working a lot harder since last year I've gotten better and it is my escape from this world!!
Thats awesome!! You totally can do it, keep believing and keep working cause its for sure worth it!
When r your tryouts
I'm gonna make a long story short... I've been struggling with depression and bipolar for over a year now and my coach happened to see cuts on my wrist the other day at practice.. I don't want to mix what I'm struggling with personally with lacrosse but I don't know what I should tell her
I think you should be honest with her. Ask if you can meet with her after or before practice, somewhere away from the team and be straight up with her that you're having a tough time. Coaches aren't there only to help us on the field, but they;re there to shape up as people off the field and allow us to have the best experience possible. Lax can be your escape, and if you're honest with her I promise she won't judge you and she can get you the help you may want or need
What international team would you play for?
My country doesn't have one sadly, but if South Africa made a team I'd gladly join it since we are neighbors
How do u feel about 2017s committing
Can you post a link to your highlight reel? Congrats on committing. I signed in November and I'm so excited for this fall. I bet you are too!
Thank you! Im editing it now just to make it spiffy and add some summer tape so ill try to once I do! Congratulations, wish you the best in college!! :)
Ughh thank you so much for following me I've been waiting for this day!
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What position do you generally play?
An attack wing up to the line, I usually work best when there's lots of space but if the ball's on our side then im at X
Thanks so much :) and also I was wondering whether you played on a really good, average or not so good team for high school and whether you think your team makes a huge difference or not
I think our team is pretty good, we've definitely been improving together and working hard. I don't necessarily think it does if you play club or for another team out of school, but maybe if the team has a lot of exposure it may change things
Do you watch Martin?
I used to a lot!! It's so freakin funny, I went to middle school with Tisha Campbell's nephew actually!
I'm an 8th grader and I started playing lax in 5th grade. I'm very dedicated to the sport and I was wondering if you have any tips for me on making it to the college level? You are such a true inspiration and role model!! I hope to be as good as you one day :)
omg you're so sweet, thank you!! I'd say just go to camps and clinics whenever you can, and playing outside of the regular season too! I wish I'd done that earlier because I could be even better! Don't ever get discouraged and keep working, and love the sport. You'll be a great player like you already are im sure! :)