Get information about YVCC lacrosse schedule, recruiting, scholarship eligibility, NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rankings. Athletics program data follows where available. If you are a college sports fan, a long list of college and university team schedules, individual player stats, and the latest game results, can be found in the table below. If you are a player, on the other hand, you may compete either at the intercollegiate level for competitive sports, or simply play intramural sports on campus. Summer can be a crucial time for athletes who are looking to get recruited. Stay in touch with prospective college coaches throughout the summer, and keep training hard, as if you were sure that you were playing in the fall.
If you are going to compete in sports while in college, you'll be spending a lot of time with the coach and other players, so make sure you feel comfortable with the team. While college sports websites can provide data on lacrosse game schedule and score information,
it's best to double-check with the athletic department for the complete roster, and updated lacrosse schedule. Not all recruiting is done like NCAA Division I football and basketball. NAIA college coaches have less rules on when they are allowed to talk with recruits, and NJCAA scouts may show up at your high school games without any notice. College coaches want to see you play. A lot of the time college coaches may have only one chance to see potential recruits play, so be ready to shine if you are visiting the campus in person. Students must meet specific eligibility requirements each year to participate in sports, and to receive financial aid at college.
Athletic Training Exercises
Get along with your team members, and don't hog the ball. This doesn't mean you have to be buddies with everybody, but don't make enemies either. If you help the players around you to do better, you'll be surprised at how good that makes you look. Be aggressive, and make a 2nd try on a given play if you have the time. It's one thing to make a good effort, but great players keep trying until they succeed, no matter how many years of practice that takes. Push yourself, work hard, and you'll improve as a player. Find a position you really like to play, not just settle for what you're good at. Over the long haul, you'll have a better career. In the weight room, don't be fooled by players who are always pumping iron. It takes a lot more than big muscles to succeed in college sports. You need to develop muscle strength along a natural range of motion. Good, old-fashioned push-ups, with a clap in the air every other rep, will do wonders to increase your chest and triceps. Chin-ups will increase your biceps, and pull-downs will bring out your lats.
Track stars have revealed the secret to developing running speed. By controlling your breathing, you can supply oxygen to your muscles before they start to cramp up. As lactic acid builds up, and muscle fatigue sets in, untrained players think they've reached their limit. Track stars, and well-coached basketball teams, train by sprinting short distances, over and over. It's not fun, but it works. After a few months of training, the lungs begin to process oxygen more efficiently, and players find that they can run long distances non-stop, or sprint for a longer period of time.