Feb. 1, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s lacrosse coaching staff will be conducting a free coaching clinic Saturday and Sunday on the University’s campus. The clinic, which is already at capacity, will take place at Arlotta Stadium and inside the Loftus Sports Center and Guglielmino Athletics Complex.
The Fighting Irish coaching staff is opening its doors to high school, travel and youth coaches across the country so they can gain valuable insight into a top-level collegiate program. This marks the second year for the free clinic.
The clinic will feature a film session covering Notre Dame’s scrimmages against the U.S. National Team and Jacksonville University at last weekend’s Champions Challenge in Orlando, Fla. The film session will include positional film on defense, offense, ride/clear and special situations followed by a question-and-answer session with the Irish staff.
Coaches in attendance will be able to watch Notre Dame’s practice on Saturday evening inside the Loftus Sports Center. Following the practice session, there will be a question-and-answer session with the Fighting Irish coaches regarding practice drills.
On Sunday, the coaches attending the clinic are welcome to watch Notre Dame’s scrimmage versus Robert Morris. The exhibition affair is scheduled to take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon (ET) inside the Loftus Sports Center.
Following the scrimmage, a tour of the Guglielmino Athletics Complex weight room facilities will be held. During the tour, the coaches will meet with the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse strength and conditioning coach and receive a sample team workout.
The Fighting Irish coaching staff hopes to make this event the top lacrosse clinic in the Midwest. They want the clinic to be an annual event that coaches can attend with members of their respective programs.
Notre Dame is coming off an 11-3 campaign in 2011. The Fighting Irish finished second in the BIG EAST with a 5-1 league record. The Irish topped Penn, 13-6, in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Championship before falling to Duke, 7-5, in the quarterfinals. The Fighting Irish were ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in program history during a stretch of last season.