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Oct, 2016

SPEED Lacrosse is One half of the time, ten times the touches, the concept is quite simple.

The SPEED Lacrosse 1/2X10 ™ Philosophy

The 1/2X10™ philosophy & the design of a SPEED match are specifically intended to reduce the time investment & increase the rate of improvement. It is incredibly fun by default.

In the fall of this year we will continue to gather data on the SPEED matches. We’ll assign observers on the sidelines to an individual player. They won’t keep track of their goals or their assists. They will keep track of how many times they touch the ball – ground balls, catching passes, making passes, shooting shots. They’ll also keep track of their playing time. With five to six person teams in 3 versus 3 you are out there a lot. And, like basketball, when you are in the game you are “in the game”. You are consequently targeting your skills but you are also adding the frequent decision making of quality gameplay. It’s what Casey Powell played as a kid & he still plays it. It just works. Check out Casey’s track record.

No doubt that there will always be a huge role for individual or small group practice. Maybe you are on the wall. Maybe a small group of friends head to the practice field. It is what great players do. Field tournaments will always be popular for obvious reasons. Many kids want to play college ball & the field is ultimately where the great players showcase the fruits of their hard work.

That being said, SPEED Lacrosse compliments a great player’s work ethic very well.

SPEED 1/2X10™ for the Blue Chip Recruit or the former NCAA All American?

There’s absolutely no reason the same concept doesn’t apply to the advanced player. A SPEED match wisely compliments the time that you would put into a full bucket of balls. All of the sudden you’re stacking gameplay decision making on top of working on stick skills & footwork.

The rules & format of SPEED Lacrosse make for an incredible experience. You have to play it to believe it. It’s one of those games you want to play all day.

I highly encourage you to try a SPEED event as soon as possible. Keep a close eye on the expression on your own or your kid’s face. That smile is a reflection of productivity & engagement. While SPEED doesn’t guarantee every player athletic success it does guarantee every player the opportunity to improve & improve quickly. Here are some observations about the 1/2X10™ philosophy:

  • Think being in the game for nearly every minute & involved in nearly every play
  • SPEED requires less field space as three or four “courts” can be comfortably placed on one traditional field
  • SPEED court set up is light, mobile, & can be played on any surface
  • SPEED makes pick up gameplay incredibly easy-requires less space, players, & protective equipment
  • Field & box goalies that play SPEED come to better understand the offensive of mindset
  • All players come to understand the mindset of a goalie & defender
  • All players learn to play defense with their feet first & rely on fundamental stick checks & slides
  • No developing player or team is limited in their possession of the ball by a specialized face-off player
  • The match constantly presents uneven or broken situations for players & spectators
  • There is a tremendous opportunity to develop stick skills, fitness, & communication/field IQ
  • SPEED can be played co-ed & is equally for boys or girls
  • The terms “select” & “elite” not be seen or heard in SPEED Lacrosse

We at Team SPEED look forward to seeing you on the court soon!

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Long Island Speed Lacrosse League

600 Old Country Rd 
Garden City, New York 11530

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Phone : 646-820-3221
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