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Weekly Practice Updates 10/22-10/25

Weekly Updates 10/22-10/25 

Note - Faceoff Training continues this week (Monday 5pm), please check for your Box Training start time and Fall Athletes can still register for Fall Ball.

Fall Athletes - There is still time to register at www.pinnacleboyslacrosse.com. The partial session option is $125 (Nov. 1st - Dec. 8th). 

 

Please find attached the weekly schedule. We are checking attendance, so please contact Coach Ben if you will be absent.

 

Mon 10/22 - Face off training continues

* 5:00pm - 5:45pm Faceoff Training at Sunrise Middle School (only for players interested in learning the faceoff position - be ready at 5pm)

* 5:45-7:45pm Field practice at Sunrise Middle School

Tues 10/23 - Box Training will be divided into 2 smaller groups for 1.5 hrs 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
Andersen, Dylan Allen, Justin
Angel, Johnny Anzivino, Austin
Barker, Quinn Anzivino, Preston
Bottom, Danny Augustine, Reece
Chapman, Carson Bellantoni, Nicholas
Chapman, Jackson Brown, Aidan
Coyle, Patrick Charlson, Colin
DeLine, Gavin Cooper, Shane
Distler, Matthew Cramer, Nick
Gabrisko, Ronny Hart, Jim
Gay, Jack Hart, John
Guarino, Gavin Hurtado, Ledwyn
Gunsten, Kendrick Markovich, Pepper
Hart, John Mason, Dylan
Hughes, Leeon Massie, Jace
Kass, Tyler Mears, Stephen
Larson, Caden  Miller, Nicholas
Little, Cameron Moseley, Spencer
Little, Ian Myers, Sam
Miller, Marcus Piyis, Andres
Nelson, Hunter Rode, Jaden
Oliverio, Dante Roeske, Jacob
Paoletti, Hayden Sexton, Justin
Pepin, Max Shiel, Logan
Sanelli, Hunter Sisk, Matthew
Sisk, Timothy Suzuki, Cole
Suzuki, Drew Thomas, Scott
Thomas, Chase Tincker, Ryan
Verbalaitis, Victor Truitt, Kyle
  Vogel, Ethan
  Weiler, Logan

 

Thurs 10/25 - Please note practice starts at 7pm 

* 7:00-9:00pm Field practice at Sunrise Middle School

 

Please note if practice is cancelled due to wet fields we will list a back up plan. 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 pinnacleboyslacrosse@gmail.com.

The Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse Coaching Staff and Parents Board.


by posted 10/21/2018
Weekly Practice Updates 10/15-10/19

Weekly Updates 10/15-10/19 

Note - Faceoff Training starts this Monday 10/15 and Box Training will be divided into 2 smaller groups (listed below)

Please find attached the weekly schedule...please note if practice is cancelled due to wet fields we will list a back up plan. 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.

 

Mon 10/15 - IF practice is cancelled, then we will meet at Pinnacle HS racquetball courts for wall ball at 5pm.

* 5:00pm - 5:45pm Faceoff Training at Sunrise Middle School (only for players interested in learning the faceoff position - be ready at 5pm)

* 5:45-7:45pm Field practice at Sunrise Middle School

Tues 10/16 - Box Training will be divided into 2 smaller groups for 1.5 hrs 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
Andersen, Dylan Allen, Justin
Angel, Johnny Anzivino, Austin
Barker, Quinn Anzivino, Preston
Bottom, Danny Augustine, Reece
Chapman, Carson Bellantoni, Nicholas
Chapman, Jackson Brown, Aidan
Coyle, Patrick Charlson, Colin
DeLine, Gavin Cooper, Shane
Distler, Matthew Cramer, Nick
Gabrisko, Ronny Hart, Jim
Gay, Jack Hart, John
Guarino, Gavin Hurtado, Ledwyn
Gunsten, Kendrick Markovich, Pepper
Hart, John Mason, Dylan
Hughes, Leeon Massie, Jace
Kass, Tyler Mears, Stephen
Larson, Caden  Miller, Nicholas
Little, Cameron Moseley, Spencer
Little, Ian Myers, Sam
Miller, Marcus Piyis, Andres
Nelson, Hunter Rode, Jaden
Oliverio, Dante Roeske, Jacob
Paoletti, Hayden Sexton, Justin
Pepin, Max Shiel, Logan
Sisk, Timothy Sisk, Matthew
Suzuki, Drew Suzuki, Cole
Thomas, Chase Thomas, Scott
Verbalaitis, Victor Tincker, Ryan
  Truitt, Kyle
  Vogel, Ethan
  Weiler, Logan

 

Thurs 10/18 - Please note practice starts at 7pm 

* 7:00-9:00pm Field practice at Sunrise Middle School

 

We look forward to seeing you on the field. If you have any questions, please email us at pinnacleboyslacrosse@gmail.com.

The Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse Coaching Staff and Parents Board


by posted 10/14/2018
Fall Faceoff Training Begins Mon 10/15

FALL FACEOFF TRAINING BEGINS MON 10/15

 

Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse Fall Faceoff Training
 
Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse would like to provide faceoff training 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
-Faceoff footwork
-How to pinch and pop using a power clamp and plunger move
-Different exit strategies
-Counters
-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)
 
Cost-  FREE
 
Full lacrosse gear is required.
 
If you are interested, please contact Jason Andersen at   or 773-954-3912
 

 


by posted 10/12/2018
Pinnacle Team Store--20%+ off Warrior and NB

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"

Click HERE for Pinnacle Warrior Team Store

Contact Coach Jones with any questions...


by posted 10/09/2018
Wall Ball Program

 

Pinnacle Wall Ball Progam

Guidelines

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.   

Procedures 

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 

Basic Skills 

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)   

Advanced Skills 

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   

Tips 

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) 


by posted 10/04/2018
Registration Now Open - Fall Ball 2018

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Dont miss out on improving skills and lacrosse IQ this fall. Registration is now open (click Register Now buttom upper right corner).The full session is $250 (Oct. 1st - Dec. 8th). For those players already involved in a fall sport, there is a partial session option for $125 (Nov. 1st - Dec. 8th). 

Fall Ball is designed to work on individual skills and position specific concepts over the first 7 weeks for beginning, intermediate and advanced players. The practices after Thanksgiving will be more similar to the regular season practice sessions that dedicate the majority of the time to team strategy and gameplay concepts. We will also be incorporating some box training to work on fundamental stick skills and offensive concepts.

Here are the details...

Beginning Oct 1st - Nov 15th

Mondays - Small Group Field Training at Sunrise MS

5:45-7:45pm

Tuesdays - Box Training at Casey's Sports World (beginning Oct. 9th)

5:45-7:45pm

Thursdays - Team Training at Sunrise MS

7:30-9pm

NO PRACTICE Thanksgiving week

Lax4Life Team Practices

M/Tu/Th  - November 26, 27, 29 & December 3, 4, 6 at Sunrise MS

Times TBD

Lax4Life Tournament - Saturday December 8 @ Tempe Sports Complex

Schedule TBA mid-November (Typically all day)

Please registered as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you on the field. If you have any questions, please email us at pinnacleboyslacrosse@gmail.com.

 

by posted 09/06/2018
2018 PINNACLE INDIVIDUAL HONORS

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!


by posted 05/24/2018
PINNACLE D1 v GLENDALE - A.L.L. GAME OF THE WEEK!


by posted 04/25/2018
ALL GAME OF THE WEEK: PINNACLE v CHAPARRAL

by posted 04/02/2018
2018 D1 Varsity Lacrosse Team


by posted 03/30/2018
2018 D2 Varsity Lacrosse Team


by posted 03/29/2018
2018 Junior Varsity Lacrosse Team


by posted 03/28/2018

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