What Parents Should Say as Their Kids Perform

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This is a hot topic in many sports now as the pressure on kids to succeed seems to grow each year. It has been noted by players, coaches and administrators alike that parents are now more involved than ever in the developmental process of their son/daughter as a student-athlete. Read More…

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Lax Factory Athlete Development Model™

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Lax Factory is proud to announce the Lax Factory Athlete Development Model™. Our athlete development model is geared towards developing elite male athletes, the right way. In response to the current lacrosse landscape of sport specialization, early recruiting and rising incidence of youth sports injuries. we have implemented a model that has our athlete’s best interests in mind. One of the most devastating mistakes that any young athlete (and their parents) can make is specializing in one sport too early. Read More…

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Train Hard, Recover Harder

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Now that you are aware of the importance of body-weight competency (Part 1) and flexibility through full ranges of motion (Part 2), it is time for what is the most important and overlooked aspect of any athlete’s regimen, recovery strategies. You can train and practice hard as well as be active in your school and social activities, but if you aren’t making sure that you are taking care of your body and “recovering hard”, you will not be able to sustain a high level of activity and performance. There are 3 main things that all young athletes, or any athlete for that matter, should be doing on a daily basis to ensure that they are able to perform at a high level both on the field and in the classroom. Read More…

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Club Team Gear: Lax Factory

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Coach Josh Funk formed Lax Factory in 2011 with the purpose of providing a premier lacrosse program for athletes in Western Maryland. Born and raised in Western Maryland, Funk went on to play at Ohio State and the Minnesota Swarm (NLL). The Lax Factory currently has club teams for U-11, 2 at U-13, U-15 and Class of 2016. Read More…

Posted in: Club, Lacrossewear

Lax Factory Helmet Wraps by Gorilla Wrapz

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Gorilla Wrapz has designed custom helmet decals for the Lax Factory, which is run by professional lacrosse player Josh Funk and aims to be the premier lacrosse program in Central and Western Maryland by providing a structured learning environment with professional instruction and coaching. The Cascade Pro7 is adorned with lax Factory colorways. Read More…

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