Drill Of The Week: Lacrosse Shooting Drill for Kids
Welcome to Drill Of The Week, a series on ACTIVEkids.com that explains individual and team drills for parents and coaches to help kids improve at the sports they love.
This week’s drill is a lacrosse drill called Time & Room Shooting brought to you by CoachUp.com.
Understandably, effective shooting is an essential part of winning lacrosse games. Simply enough, you cannot win without scoring, so taking advantage of your Time & Room Shooting opportunities is key. Time & Room means you have time to set up your shot and enough space from your defender to deliver a hard and accurate shot at the goal. The ability to shoot precisely and powerfully is a weapon that every offensive player should possess. Often, Time & Room shots can only occur when an offensive player beats his defender and finds open space between he or she and the goal.
More: Lacrosse Training: Improve Your Dodging and Shooting
Chris Burdick, head lacrosse coach for Providence College, has expressed the importance of a strong shooter in aspiring lacrosse prospects, however, it can often go overlooked. Burdick says: “Shooting ability is what separates a scholarship player from a walk-on for many coaches,” so you need to make sure it gets the attention it deserves. Across the board, shooting is a continuously evolving aspect of lacrosse, so get ahead of the game with these tips from CoachUp!
Try thinking of the acronym B.E.E.F. once you find yourself in a shooting situation — which stands for body, eyes, elbows, and follow through. For beginners, don’t try to run through it all at full speed; instead, go step-by-step until it feels more comfortable and natural.
More: The Two-Man Game in Lacrosse
First, make sure your body is sideways to the goal, this is crucial for generating force behind your shot. Then, you’ll want to line your eyes up with the net, aiming directly where you want the ball to go. Keep your elbows high and away, step to build more power and energy, and let it rip! As you take that step towards the goal, accentuate your swing by following through with your stick down to the outside of your front leg.
Mike Stone, a midfielder for the Boston Cannons and CoachUp Coach, explains how to practice Time & Room Shooting with the B.E.E.F. System in the video above.
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Lacrosse 2 Man Quick Shot
As part of an ongoing series of shooting drills that take lacrosse players through a wide range of game scenarios involving shooting, passing and scoring, this drill will support the coordination and precision involved in turning a quick pass into a scoring opportunity.
Scoring moments happen fast, and in order to collect a pass and turn it around before defending players can intervene, lacrosse athletes need sharp reflexes and fast hands. The players in the attached video will be demonstrating a quick-hands shooting drill in front of the cage. As players and coaches observe the demonstration, they can note how this drill requires agility, rhythm, concentration, and the ability to keep all the players on the field in a state of high speed motion.
If this drill is executed correctly, every player will have at least six to eight chances to receive a pass and take a shot at the cage from both directions. The faster the drill moves, the more practice opportunities each player will have. And as an added benefit, the distracting motion on the field will give each player a chance to practice concentration and focus. Teams should try to work this drill into their regular practice sessions at least two or three times per week.
This drill requires a small amount of equipment and a few minutes of set up. After the first round of standard shots, the set up will change slightly and the second half of the drill will begin. In the video, the athletes are wearing the Kbands resistance training bands, but teams can feel free to add or forego extra resistance as they choose.
Lacrosse 2 Man Quick Shot: Setting Up the Drill
This drill will require a goal, a set of speed and agility cones, and a set of standard lacrosse equipment for each player. For the first round, coaches can set up the drill by placing the cones (or larger items, as in the video) side by side in front of the cage on either side of the crease. The cones should be set back about ten yards from the cage, and players should form two lines, one on either side of the cage. Each line should have access to an even number of balls.
Players can stretch, warm up, or attach the Kbands to the upper legs while the drill is being set up. Before this drill begins, it may also help to practice basic passing with a partner or group. Some of the earlier drills in the series can help players get the most out of simple back-and-forth passing exercises.
Lacrosse 2 Man Quick Shot Drill: Executing the Drill
As the drill begins, the first player in line on the right side will run toward the crease, where he will receive a pass sent by the first player in line on the left side of the goal. As soon as he receives the pass, the first player will send the ball into the net without losing speed. At that point, the first player on the left, the player who delivered the pass, will run toward the center, receiving a pass from the first player on the right.
One after another, the first player on each side will run toward the crease, receive the pass from the first player in line on the opposite side, take a shot at the goal from the left or the right, and continue sprinting to the other side. This drill will require a strong sense of rhythm, teamwork and timing. But as players gain these skills, the drill will move faster and faster. If players are struggling to complete an accurate pass, they can choke up on their stick to gain a little more control.
Lacrosse 2 Man Quick Shot Drill: Phase Two
After each player has had an opportunity to take six to eight shots toward the goal using the first format, the drill can be modified. In the second phase, the line will be extended across the field at a 45 degree angle. One line of players will run down the field toward the goal, receiving passes and taking shots along the way. The other line will run up the field away from the goal, delivering passes to the first line. Players can use the video as a guide to see the angle of the line and the distance from the goal.
In this version, all the shots will be taken from the GLE. Teams can execute this drill long enough to allow each player to take at least six to eight shots (also delivering six to eight passes). After completing this number of shots from the left, the line can move to the right and the team can start the process over again.
Lacrosse 2 Man Quick Shot Drill: Final Notes
As always, technique will play an important role in the success of this drill. Players will need to concentrate on staying quick and tight in their motions and hand position. In order to stay in control of the pass and the shot toward the goal, the stick should stay light in the hands and the arms should stay relaxed and extended from the body.
For more modifications of basic shooting drills, and for more cross training lacrosse drills like this one, players and coaches can visit the lacrosse training section of KbandsTraining.com. The site provides a growing library of drills for players of all ages and all skill levels, and each drill emphasizes the fundamentals of shooting, scoring, agility, teamwork, and offensive and defensive maneuvering. And Kbands training resources extend far beyond lacrosse—sports specific drills and tutorials now cover multiple sports, including baseball, basketball, football, soccer, track and field and many others.
The site also offers a full range of training equipment, including speed and agility cones and agility ladders. And of course, the site provides as excellent information and purchasing resource for strength training equipment like the Kbands, KB Powerbands, and KB Duo.
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Attack Lacrosse Drills
Attack Lacrosse Drills
Whether you are a player or a coach, we have all of your attack lacrosse drills right here.
Drills may be boring, but they are very important to improving your skills. Some of these drills can be done just by yourself, but most require another person (but it is always best with a full team).
Here are some drills for attackmen that you may be interested in doing. Remember that you can shape and mold these drills any way that you want, in order to better fit your practice schedule.
Also remember that while drills may make you a good player, it takes hard work and discipline to become a GREAT player.
Attack LAX Drills
Drill #1 The first attack lacrosse drill that I recommend is to practice your one-on-one. Practice this drill while driving from X (behind the net) with a defender guarding you.
You should take this practice opportunity to practice your one hand cradle, different dodges, and power cradle.
Get accustomed to getting the crap beat out of you in this attack lacrosse drill, because this is exactly the way that it will be in the games. If a defender is taking it easy on you, then tell him to play you harder. This will only make you better.
Find out what dodges work in practice, so that when you get to the game, one-on-one will be easy as pie.
Drill #2 The second attack lacrosse drill that I recommend is the no-look pass. This is a very difficult thing to start doing, because it is very easy to screw it up.
Just keep at it. Middies who are cutting to the crease will absolutely love getting passes from you, because they will be wide open.
Once perfected, the no-look pass will get you about one million assists.
Drill #3 Practice feeding the ball, from X, to cutting middies. You should go through this drill using both hands.
Get ten balls behind the net, and have two lines of middies at the top of the box. Pick up the ball, make a dodge, and go to the right. Pass the ball when the middie is about 5 yards from the crease.
The attack man then goes back behind the net, picks up a ball, makes a dodge, then goes to the left side. He passes (with his left hand) to the other midfielder line.
Repeat this until all ten balls are gone. Then gather up all of the balls, and get the next attackman to do the same thing (Note: Middies will alternate lines, shooting with both left and right hands).
This is a great drill for the middies, attackmen and goalies. It simulates a game situation pretty well, and gets everyone involved in practice.
Drill #4 You have heard it a thousand times before: “Ground balls win games.” You may think that ground balls are important only for middies, but believe me, they are just as important for attackmen.
This drill is for one person. It is easy and very straight forward…
Place ten balls on each side of the net. They should be about 2 feet from the crease, and on goal line extended. Space them apart so that they are easy to pick up.
Start behind the net, at X. When the whistle is blown, sprint to the right side, pick up the ground ball, and shoot it in the bottom corner.
Run back around the net (make sure you are not in the crease) and pick up a left-side ground ball, with your left hand. Continue the exercise until all twenty balls are in the net.
By the end of the drill, you should be VERY tired. This attack drill helps improve your: Acceleration, ground balls, and your shot location.
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Camels head to Duke Veterans Day Weekend Showcase
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Coming off a 35-point win in its season opener, Campbell heads this weekend to the Duke Veterans Day Weekend Showcase in Durham.
The Camels (1-0) will take on 2021 America East champ Hartford (0-1) Friday at 1:30 p.m. before facing the ninth-ranked Blue Devils Saturday at 8 p.m. Duke (1-0) hosts Army West Point (1-0) Friday at 7 p.m. Hartford and Army West Point also play Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Friday’s game will air on the Campbell Radio Network at 88.3 FM WUAW in the N.C. Sandhills region and at GoCamels.com. Saturday’s game will also be carried on the ACC Network Extra and ESPN+.
Tickets for the Hartford game are $12 and available at GoDuke.evenue.net.
Campbell opened with an 85-50 win over Division III member William Peace Tuesday night. Jesus Carralero came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points, while Jordan Whitfield added 14 for the Camels, who shot 59.6 percent from the floor.
Hartford dropped its season opener, a 77-59 decision Tuesday at Wagner. Jared Kimbrough paced the Hawks with 13 points and Moses Flowers added 12, but the Hawks could not overcome 36% shooting and a 17-point halftime deficit.
Duke opened its season with a 79-71 win over No. 10 Kentucky Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Trevor Keels led the Blue Devils with 25 points and Paolo Banchero added 22 for Duke, which held UK to 38% shooting.
- Campbell returns 99 percent of its points and minutes played from last season. Only Delaware (100%/100%), St. Francis (PA) (100%/100%), Saint Mary’s (100%/99.9%) and Merrimack (99%/99%) return a higher percentage of points and minutes among all 358 NCAA Division I schools.
- Campbell was picked in to win the Big South Conference North Division in the annual preseason poll of league coaches and media. Defending champion Winthrop was picked to win the South Division.
- Jordan Whitfield and Austin McCullough elected to return in in ’21-22 for an additional year of eligibilty granted by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Campbell (17-11, 11-6 in ’20-21) returns all 5 starters and 9 other letter winners from last season’s squad that placed third in the Big South regular season and reached the league title game.
- Friday’s contest is the first-ever between Campbell and Hartford in men’s basketball.
- The Hawks became the first team in America East history to win 4 games on the way to claiming the league tournament title, the first in Hartford’s Division I history.
- Hartford finished 15-9 overall in ’20-21 and fell to eventual national champion Baylor 79-55 in its first NCAA tournament appearance.
- John Gallagher is in his 12th season as head coach at Hartford and has guided his teams to back-to-back America East Championship game appearances.
- Austin Williams was named to the America East preseason all-conference team after he averaged a team-leading 14.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in ’20-21.
- Hartford was picked to finish 4th in the preseason America East poll behind Stony Brook, Vermont and New Hampshire.
- The Hawks roster includes four Division I tranfers – Dejuan Clayton (Coppin State), Jared Kimbrough (La Salle), Pierre Sow (Hampton) and Austin Williams (Marist).
- Founded in 1957, the University of Hartford enrolls 6800 students and is located in West Hartford, Conn.
- Notable Hartford alumni include MLB Hall of Fame 1B Jeff Bagwell, 4-time NBA All-Star Vin Baker – the 8th overall pick in the 1993 NBA draft, and singer/entertainer Dionne Warwick, who produced 56 Billboard Hot 100 singles between 1962-98.
- Saturday’s game marks the third between Campbell and Duke and second at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
- The Blue Devils defeated the Camels 82-56 on Mar. 19, 1992 in the NCAA tournament first round at the Greensboro Coliseum on the way to a second-straight national title. Christian Laettner led Duke with 22 points, while Mark Mocnik scored a game-high 29, including 7-of-13 threes, for the Camels. That 1992 Duke team included eight future NBA draft picks, including first round choices Laettner (’92), Bobby Hurley (’93), Grant Hill (’94) and Cherokee Parks (’95).
- On Jan. 13, 1997, Duke defeated the Camels 84-59 at Durham. Jim Fitzpatrick (19) and Corey Best (14) hit double figures for the Camels, while Greg Newton led Duke with 14. The ’96-97 Duke roster included Chris Carrawell (current Duke associate head coach), Steve Wojciechoski (former Marquette head coach), Jeff Capel (current Pitt head coach) and Nate James (current Austin Peay head coach).
- The Camels own a 1-33 all-time record vs. current ACC members with the lone victory coming at NC State on Dec. 4, 1993 in a 72-69 OT decision at Reynolds Coliseum. In its most recent game against an ACC member, CU dropped a 69-50 decision at NC State Dec. 19, 2020.
- Duke owns a 25-0 record all-time against current members of the Big South Conference.
- Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is in his 47th and final year overall and 42nd at Duke. He owns the most wins (1171) in NCAA basketball history, has guided Duke to 5 national titles, the USA national team to 6 gold medals and is a Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee.
- Bob Vernon won JUCO All-America honors at Campbell in 1956, went on to letter at Duke (’57-58) and later won 418 games at Kennedy High School to rank as one of all-time winningest coaches in New Jersey prep history. He was a 1986 inductee into the Campbell Sports Hall of Fame.
- Founded in 1838, Duke enrolls more than 15,000 students (undergrad and graduate) annually and has an endowment of $12.7 billion. With more than 39,000 employees, Duke is the second-largest private employer in North Carolina.
- Among the list of notable Duke alumni are the 37th President of the U.S., Richard Nixon (J.D.), Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Pro Football Hall of Famers Sonny Jurgensen, George McAfee and Ace Parker, and ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas.
US, Israel and Gulf Arab allies launch joint Red Sea drill
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Naval forces from the United States, Israel and two Gulf Arab states are taking part in a joint security drill in the Red Sea, a vital shipping route that feeds into the Suez Canal.
The U.S. 5th Fleet said Thursday that the five-day multilateral maritime exercise with Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain began on Wednesday and includes at-sea training focused on search and seizure tactics aboard the USS Portland transport dock ship.
The drill comes a little more than a year after the UAE and subsequently Bahrain normalized ties with Israel despite strong criticism by Palestinians over the formal recognition of Israel.
An Israeli navy officer said it is the first time the three nations have shared maritime training exercises. The UAE also sent a delegation to an Israeli-hosted air force drill last month.
“This is the first time at sea, and actually it’s exciting that young officers are meeting young officers,” the officer told reporters, speaking spoke on condition of anonymity under military guidelines. “We’ll do it step by step.”
Their participation reflects their shared concerns over Iranian threats to regional shipping. Israel has accused Iran of trying to use the high seas to smuggle weapons to Israel’s enemies. It also has accused Iran of carrying out a series of attacks on civilian ships with Israeli ties.
Israel has acknowledged beefing up its naval presence in the Red Sea in response to what it says is heightened Iranian aggression.
The statement by the 5th Fleet did not specify where in the Red Sea the exercise was taking place. The sea, which connects the Mediterranean Sea by the Suez Canal with the Indian Ocean by the Gulf of Aden is one of the world’s key oil shipping routes.
Over the past years, Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels have targeted oil shipments in the south of the waterway. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have waged war against the Houthis since 2015, in support of Yemen’s internationally recognized government.
Associated Press writer Josef Federman in Jerusalem contributed to this report.
Shackelford, Ellis lead No. 14 Alabama past La Tech, 93-64
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Keon Ellis scored 18 points and Jaden Shackelford added 17, leading No. 14 Alabama to a 93-64 season-opening rout of Louisiana Tech on Tuesday night.
Fresh off the program’s first Southeastern Conference title in 30 years, the Crimson Tide got off to a strong start despite replacing four of its top six scorers.
Ellis was 5-of-7 shooting, including three 3-pointers, and had nine rebounds off the bench. It was a carryover from some hot practice shooting exploits, including in the team’s drill where players launch 100 3-pointers from different spots.
“He’s been shooting lights-out in practice,” Tide coach Nate Oats said. “We call it our ‘NBA 100,’ shoot 100 3s similar to what you do in an NBA workout when you’re going to work out for a team.
“He shot 85 out of 100 at one point last week, which is fairly impressive. ”
Shackelford hit three first-half 3s and grabbed seven boards after going 1 of 14 in an exhibition game last month.
“A lot of stuff was clicking that we were working on, stressing during these last couple of weeks of practice,” Ellis said. “It’s good to see that stuff showing up in games.”
Top freshman recruit JD Davison came off the bench for his college debut but had a big impact in just 13 minutes. The two-time Alabama Mr. Basketball and five-star prospect had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists.
“He’s such a powerful, explosive player,” Louisiana Tech coach Eric Konkol said. “Fast. He gets downhill. We tried to keep him out of transition as much as possible.
“You can see he’s got immense talent.”
Juwan Gary matched his career high with 12 points and had 10 rebounds in 17 minutes. Darius Miles scored 11.
Keaston Willis led Louisiana Tech with 16 points. Isaiah Crawford added 15, and Kenneth Lofton Jr. had 12 points and nine rebounds.
Alabama took its largest lead of the first half, 48-31, into the locker room after Ellis scored on a 3-pointer and layup in the final 42 seconds.
“We had some moments, but they are electric at getting downhill, getting to the paint and it triggers a lot of sharing for them,” Konkol said. “They turn down a good shot for a great shot. They did that repeatedly.
“The times they did miss they were able to collect a couple of offensive rebounds. They’re a tough cover, no doubt.”
Louisiana Tech: Had an off shooting night across the board. Went 26 of 67 (39%) overall, made six of 26 3-pointers and just six of 19 free throws.
Alabama: The Tide had to replace SEC player of the year Herb Jones and NBA first-round draft pick Josh Primo. But the team still opened with high expectations, as evidenced by the program-record 6,700-plus season tickets sold. Alabama made 32 of 64 shots (50%) and dominated the boards 51-37.
Before the game, Alabama honored one of its better-known fans. Luke Ratliff, the leader of the student cheering section, died in April from complications of COVID-19 days after Alabama’s season ended with a Sweet 16 loss to UCLA. His family was on hand.
“He was more than just a fan,” Oats said. “I felt like he was part of the program.”
Louisiana Tech hosts Jackson State on Friday night.
Alabama hosts South Dakota State on Friday night.
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Post-Game Quotes vs. Youngstown State, Nov. 23, 2011
Nov. 23, 2011
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Penn State Head Coach Patrick Chambers Quotes
Q: Why was the three-point shooting better today?
A: Honestly, we took a lot of shots. They had a captain’s workout. I’m assuming they took shots. In practice yesterday we took a ton of shots. Walkthrough today we took a ton of shots. It’s almost like I watch and if you see a lot of misses, we stay with that drill until I see some makes. So, we’ve been shooting the ball a lot.
Q: You were up by 21 and then the lead was cut to nine. Was it a lack of energy? How did Blake Allen and Kendrick Perry contribute for YoungstownState?
A: I would say those two kids are pretty good. I knew they were better than that in the first half. I watched those guys on tape. Theywere really talented. They can really shoot the ball. That’s the same team that beat a good Butler team last year in February. We didn’t take them lightly at all. I think they just play harder and (Blake Allen) and (Kendrick Perry), 7-for-12 and 5-for-8. That’s impressive. They made some tough shots. It wasn’t easy. They made contested shots. There’s a lot to learn hear on how to put teams away but let’s give (Youngstown State) some credit.
Q: Why did your team struggle from the foul line?
A: I don’t know. I have no clue. Maybe you can come to practice and we can all work on it. It’s confidence. Free-throw shooting is confidence. We all know that. Get to the line, do your routine, shoot your shot. If you have any negative thoughts you’re going to miss. So, that’s what we’ve been preaching. We’ve been preaching get there with great confidence, do your routine and shoot the ball. That’s it. It is repetition and we shoot a ton of free-throws, a ton. Even Tim (Frazier) is missing some down the stretch. He did that against South Florida, too. Maybe he’s tired. He’s tired and I’ve got to get him some more rest somewhere.
Q: With another double-double, how is Tim Frazier developing into “the guy” for this team?
A: It’s crazy for me to even say this, but I want him to be more selfish. Sometimes when he turns it over he just feels like he has got to get everybody involved and he does that anyway. He has got to keep attacking. He has been really working on his jump shot and he was 2-for-2, I think, from three tonight which was great. He’s so fast and so quick. He has got four guys around him. So, I think we shot the ball well, too, because he is kicking out and these guys are open because they’ve got to worry about Tim Frazier.
Q: Trey came off the bench and shot the ball well. Can you talk about him?
A: He’s young. He’s an offensive weapon, there’s no question about it. But our freshmen really need to step up defensively. We’re built on defending and rebounding; doing all of the little things, playing scrappy. So he has to be better defensively. I think he took a step in that direction tonight.
Q: Can you comment on the defense as whole?
A: If you think about it (Blake Allen) and (Kendrick Perry) hit some tough shots at the end of the shot clock. So we played 25-26 seconds of the shot clock doing a pretty good job and they hit big- time shots. Ourdefense is coming. I think we took a step, but I knew it was going to be a 40 minute game. I knew Youngstown wasn’t going to go away. I read up on their coach, he’s a terrific coach. He’s firey, he’s a great leader. He didn’t come in here to lose, that’s why he got a technical in the first 2 minutes. Trying to motivate his team a little bit, I give him a lot of credit.
Q: What are the team plans for Thanksgiving?
A: Nittany Lion Inn tomorrow for a team dinner. We’ll have a couple guys tell us what they’re thankful for. Again, I said this a little bit ago. This is one of the best holidays. You really get to spend time with family and not take things for granted. That’s what I’m trying to get across to our team; don’t take these opportunities for granted. Hopefully we have a wonderful day, a good practice tomorrow, and really embrace thanksgiving.
Q: What are youthankful for?
A: So much. I’m thankful for my wife, my kids, my immediate family. Also Penn State, Penn State basketball, the players, good ones that go out there and compete every day. Just my whole staff, everybody. There’s so much to be thankful for. I’m 40 years old, the head coach of Penn State. Who would’ve dreamt it?
Q: Will you go easy on them in practice tomorrow?
A: No, no way.
Penn State Player Quotes
Q: It was the day before thanksgiving and all the students are gone. Was it tough to come out energized?
A: I don’t know if it was that. We all knew that coming ahead that students wouldn’t be here. We try to bring our own energy and Coach prepares us for that throughout practice. Weprepare for every game like we are on the road.
Q: Where is Trey at in terms of his development?
A: He’s doing well. He is learning each and every day. He is coming in and trying to be a student of the game, watching film and asking questions. That’s a huge part. Talor Battle used to always tell us to ask him questions. And Trey is always asking me questions. I try to give him my knowledge. Trey always wants to learn something new every day.
Q: Do you see some of your game in Trey?
A: Of course. When I see him, I kick ahead and he drives and makes a strong finish. I say to him, `hey man, you look like me out there.’ He is just a learner of the game.
Q: You were up by 21. Is it natural for you guys to dial it down a little bit in those situations?
A: I think that is something we really need to work and focus on. We played a pretty good team tonight. They shoot the three reallywell. We really need to work on finishing games out.
Q: Why did their threes keep falling tonight?
A: Like I said, that was their game plan to shoot threes. If you keep shooting them, they are eventually going to fall. They got hot andwere able to make shots. They just kept on pushing off of that.
Q: Can you talk about the pass and play in the second half you made with Ross Travis?
A: I have trust in Ross and I know he can finish it. Ithought that was a good play right there. I just threw it up there close to the rim. Anytime you can throw a ball up to Ross and he can make that play, it just pumps up the energy.
Q: It was the day before thanksgiving and all the students are gone. Was it tough to come out energized?
A: We have great fans, but Jermaine Marshall told us that we have to bring our own energy out here. We do that all the time in practice.Just bring energy.
Q: You guys struggled in Connecticut to shoot the three, but you were on tonight. What was the reason for that?
A: We have confidence. We came out with a better mindset and knowing what we had to do before the game. We shot with more confidence today.
Q: Can you talk about how well you played tonight?
A: My teammates really helped me get open shots. Tim Frazier really found me in good spots and my teammates helped me get open plays.
Q: What do you guys have to do in order to improve from the free throw line?
A: Shoot free throws. Every day. We need to get in the gym and concentrate on our shots. We just need to focus in a knock our free throws down.
90,000 Putin expressed his condolences to the relatives of those killed during the shooting at the university in Perm – RBK
On September 20, at about 11 a.m. local time (9 a.m. Moscow time), an unknown person opened fire on the campus of the Perm State National Research University (PGNIU). Students and teachers closed in the classrooms of the university. Some jumped out of windows to leave the building.
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The press service of the university first told TASS that they were shooting from a traumatic weapon.However, a source in one of the federal departments told RBC that the weapon was not traumatic, but a firearm.
According to a RBC source close to the Interior Ministry, the attacker turned out to be 18-year-old Timur Bekmansurov. He was detained, law enforcement agencies wounded him during his arrest, the UK later confirmed.
The Ministry of Health named the number of victims during the shooting in the Perm university
The shooting killed eight people.The Ministry of Health of RBC told about 24 victims, 19 of them had gunshot wounds.
The Investigative Committee reported that the attacker was a student at Perm State National Research University. After the incident, the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under the article “Murder of two or more people” (part 2 of article 105).
90,000 Leader vs. Outsider. What to expect from the Russia – Cyprus match?
The players will meet at the Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg.In what form is the national team approaching the match with Cyprus and will Karpin dare to release newcomers to the field?
On Thursday, November 11, the Russian national football team will host the Cypriots in St. Petersburg. In case of victory, our athletes will retain the first place in the table and strengthen their position before an important meeting with the Croats.
“Only old men go to battle” – this is how the coach of the national team Valery Karpin described its composition for the final segment of the qualifiers. True, unlike the Soviet film of the same name, thanks to which this quote was born, the coach really had experienced players in mind: the average age of the 29 footballers included in the final application is 26 years.And on Thursday they will show themselves in a match against the Cypriots. The opponent takes the last line in the table and has already resigned himself to not going to the world championship. However, it can calmly spoil the mood of the Russians.
Firstly, the Cyprus national team has a draw with Slovakia and a victory over Slovenia in March. Secondly, even in the case of a positive outcome, but with a couple of fouls and a yellow card penalty for them, we can lose a couple of base players for the final match with the Croats. Now eight players have already received one warning.Among them are playmaker Alexander Golovin and midfielder Dmitry Barinov, who, by the way, was the team captain during the September meeting with the Cypriots in Nicosia.
They would be happy to be helped by promising newcomers, including, for example, Krylia’s striker Ivan Sergeev, but they are likely to hold the entire meeting on the bench, says Mikhail Tyapkov, deputy editor-in-chief of Sport24 portal.
Mikhail Tyapkov Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Sport24 portal
At the same time, it is believed that Russia has historically failed key matches in November.Last year, in the final meetings of the League of Nations with Serbia and Turkey, they failed to score a single point. The calendar has an effect: by the current break for the national teams games, Russian clubs have played almost half of all matches of the season. Hence the inevitable injury. Samoshnikov, Kuzyaev, Zakharyan and Zhemaletdinov will not play in St. Petersburg, football commentator Dmitry Derunets is annoyed.
Dmytro Derunets football commentator
At the same time, premature thoughts about the next meeting with the Croats, which will end the qualifying stage, can bring down the players’ mood.The Cypriots should not be underestimated, otherwise, according to the coach of the national team Valery Karpin, it will be like in one of the matches of the last round of the Russian championship. Like Russia and Cyprus, Zenit and Ural occupied the first and last lines, respectively, in the table, but unexpectedly played a dry draw.
The match Russia – Cyprus will start on Thursday at 20:00. The game will be broadcasted by the TV channel “Russia”.
On Sunday, November 14, the Russians will play their last World Cup qualifier against Croatia in Split.If the Croats do not lose to Malta, our national team’s meeting with them will be a battle for a direct ticket to the World Cup in Qatar.
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As a new star of Russian hockey breaks a record after a record
The Russian national ice hockey team unsuccessfully started at the first stage of the Eurotour – the Karjala Cup. In Helsinki, the team that put up an experimental squad for the tournament lost to Finland in all respects with a score of 0: 3. During the whole game, our athletes made only 17 shots at the opponent’s goal.According to this indicator, the owners of the site have surpassed the Russians by two times.
But our fans also had a reason for joy. The first match for the national team was played by the striker of St. Petersburg SKA Matvey Michkov. He became the youngest debutant of the national team in the history of national hockey, appearing on the ice as part of the national team at the age of 16 years 11 months and 2 days.
Previously, the record of the Russian national team belonged to Alexander Ovechkin, who played for the national team at the age of 17 years 11 months and 15 days.Michkov also beat the phenomenal achievement of Vladislav Tretyak. The legendary goalkeeper played for the USSR national team for the first time at the age of 17 years, 7 months and 8 days. It is noteworthy that both legends of Russian hockey made their debut in the national team at the tournaments that are now part of the Eurotour.
💥This is a record!
Coming out on the ice in the first match of Russia at the Karjala Cup-2021, Matvey Michkov became the youngest player of the national team in the history of national hockey #Russiain my heart pic.twitter.com/Mh6o3mlveM
– Hockey of Russia (@russiahockey) November 11, 2021
More Ovechkin himself congratulated Michkov before the match.The captain of the “Washington Capitals” has no doubt that the young striker has a great future in hockey.
– Hello Matvey! Ovi’s in touch. I would like to congratulate you on your call to the Russian national team. Well done, broke my record. I want to wish you success, all the best. Work, you will succeed , – Alexander the Great admonished.
✊ Ovi in touch! Alexander Ovechkin congratulated striker Matvey Michkov with a call to the national team for the Karjala Cup.
16-year-old Michkov is ready to break the record of Ovechkin, who played for the Russian national team for the first time at the age of 17 years 11 months and 15 days.
⠀ # russia in my heart pic.twitter.com/Fy18g2F3yp
– Hockey of Russia (@russiahockey) November 10, 2021
He played decently
In the match against Finland Michkov played in the fourth link. Together with him in the attack acted 22-year-old Ivan Chekhovich from Nizhny Novgorod “Torpedo” and 19-year-old Ivan Zinchenko from Moscow Region “Vityaz”, who in the third period was sent off before the end of the meeting for hitting an opponent in the head.Michkov, like our entire team, did not show anything outstanding, although he made a shot on goal in the first shift. In addition, our hockey prodigy had little playing time.
– I hope we didn’t break Michkov. We will give him a hint, fix his not quite mature game without a puck. Showed skills, even threw on goal. For the fourth link, it is normal that they play less, there are the youngest, inexperienced , – said the head of the Russian national team at the Karjala Cup Oleg Bratash.
Tretyak also appreciated Michkov’s debut. The President of the FHR wished the young hockey player success in his career and expressed the hope that in Saturday’s Eurotour match against Sweden he will have more playing time.
– It’s great that we have a guy like Michkov growing up. May God grant him to grow and develop. Playing at this level is a great experience for him. For 16 years he played with dignity. I think that on Saturday he will play the whole match with the Swedes, – said Tretyak.
Records from childhood
It is noteworthy that Michkov began to demonstrate space performance at a very young age.He made his first steps in hockey in the Perm “Molot”, but at the age of nine he ended up in the Yaroslavl “Locomotive”. In the 2019/2020 season, the striker played 26 matches for Loko-2004 in the championship for players under 16 years old and scored 109 points (70 goals + 39 assists). It just doesn’t fit into my head, but he hit the opponents’ goal an average of 2.7 times per game.
In May 2020 Michkov moved to SKA. In St. Petersburg, he continued to break records. In February 2021, Matvey scored the 30th goal of the Youth Hockey League (MHL) season.This allowed him to renew the record of the current NHL superstar Nikita Kucherov for goals in the league under 17. At the end of the 2020/2021 season, Michkov became the youngest best sniper in the history of the MHL, scoring 38 goals in 56 meetings and breaking another Kucherov’s record.
This season, the striker made his debut in the KHL. He became the first hockey player born in 2004 to play in the league. Already in the third match for himself in the KHL Michkov hit the goal of his rivals. This happened in a meeting with the Vladivostok “Admiral” (9: 2).In that game, Matvey scored two goals and made an assist, gaining three points.
In 2020, the forward became the most productive player in the history of the Youth Olympic Games, having collected 14 points in four meetings in Lausanne (nine goals and five assists). Following the results of the tournament in Switzerland, Michkov won gold in the Russian national team.
At the junior world championship – 2021 in the USA in a match against the German national team (6: 1) Michkov designed poker. He scored one of his goals in lacrosse style.Lifting the puck on the hook behind the goal, he brought it into the net with a sharp movement. At the end of the tournament, Matvey became the best sniper and scorer, gaining 16 points in seven meetings (12 goals and four assists). Along the way, he broke Ovechkin’s record, at the age of 16 years 4 months and 20 days becoming the youngest Russian author of poker in the junior world championship.
Another Ovechkin record is under threat.
Already now Michkov is eyeing another fantastic achievement of Alexander the Great.In September 2003, Ovechkin at the Eurotour in Pardubice – the Ceske Poištovna Cup – became the youngest scorer in the Russian national team. He hit the gate of the Swedes at the age of 17 years 11 months and 18 days. Matvey has more than a year to improve this achievement.
– Is there a dream to become the youngest goalscorer in the national team? Of course I do. But even more I want the team to win the next games and we would gain points, – says Michkov.