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New Video Quality

Maybe you have noticed that the video quality of Kudda has improved. Starting with the videos from 2 months ago, Kudda has invested in upgrading the quality of all of the new videos. When Kudda first launched 3 years ago, we were concerned about the file size and streaming costs. Understand that this was right [...]

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What has Happened to the Fundamentals?

Calling all coaches… is it me or are the players today lacking a lot of the fundamentals? Watching kids catch and throw the wrong way is becoming the norm. I remember my oldest daughter’s lacrosse team being very smooth, catching and throwing at ease when they were at the Midget level. Now my youngest is [...]

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Trying to Find More Coaches

My coaching resources are drying up. I’ve been fortunate that over 40 coaches have contributed their content. Many of these were coaches I had worked with or friends of friends who believed in the idea of a free resource for coaches. I do have 3-4 coaches ready to go…just a matter of actually doing the [...]

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Rundown on Summer Lacrosse Tourneys- Boys

For all of these, please check the dates. For more information on college recruiting, see the following Kudda videos on recruiting Rutgers MVP- June 13-15th… Run by Rutgers University is a team camp. Players stay at one of the many campuses at Rutgers in AC dorms. Teams check in on Friday w/ their first game [...]

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Pre-Season…Right Around the Corner

Like a lot of you, I’m in that one week of the year where I’m in between seasons. Just finished coaching the U-13 girls basketball and am getting ready for U-13 girls lax which starts next week. As I’m getting fired up for the lax season, I find myself going through some advice that the [...]

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College Recruiting Nights

Kudda was privy to attend two college recruiting nights presented by the coaches at some of the top D1 and DIII programs. For the boys recruiting night, Dave Pietramala from Hopkins and Gene McCabe from W&L presented the process from a D1 and D3 perspective. For the women, sponsored by the M&D Lacrosse Club, Kelly [...]

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Liability Issues

Protective and safety devices for Youth Athletics Lack of safety devices creates a liability exposure While attending a Little League Baseball game I witnessed a foul ball go into the stands. In itself this is not an issue, but when you take into account that there is not a fence down the third base line [...]

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Let’s Not Forget About D III Schools

At this point of the summer, my son has done several tournaments with his club lacrosse team and has attended a “recruiting” camp…Top 205. At all of these venues, there are always 8-15 college coaches watching each game. Personally, I have no idea how these guys can really differentiate between all of the 6’0, 175 [...]

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