January 17, 2011

Notre Dame Men Hosting Free Coaching Clinic

from press release

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame men's lacrosse coaching staff will be offering a free coaches clinic on Feb. 5-6. The clinic will take place inside the Loftus Sports Center, the Arlotta Stadiumvideo room and the Isban Theatre inside the Guglielmino Athletics Complex on the Notre Dame campus.

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.

On Saturday, Feb. 5, the clinic will feature a video breakdown seminar of Notre Dame's exhibition game versus the U.S. National Team, which will take place Jan. 30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. A question and answer session with the Notre Dame staff will be held during and after the video session.

Coaches attending the clinic will have complete access to Notre Dame's practice that night inside the Loftus Sports Center. There will be a post-practice question and answer session with the Irish coaches.

On Sunday, Feb. 6, the clinic coaches will have sideline access to Notre Dame's scrimmages against Denison, a top-10 team from Division III, and Robert Morris, a top-25 Division I program. There also will be a 'chalk talk' session with the coaches from Notre Dame, Denison and Robert Morris.

Every coach that attends the two-day event will receive a binder of drills and DVDs that will be used during clinic.

Coaches in attendance also will have access to discounted tickets for that day's Notre Dame men's basketball game versus Rutgers (noon ET). A discounted hotel rate at Ivy Court also is available. The hotel is in close proximity to the Loftus Sports Center, Arlotta Stadium and Eddy Street Commons, which features eateries, including Kildare's Pub.

Please forward all questions to Kevin Dugan, Notre Dame's Director of Lacrosse Operations, at kdugan1@nd.edu. If coaches want to be added to the NDLU mailing list, send an e-mail to Dugan or you can send him your coaching e-mail list and he will add them.

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. Over 50 coaches hailing from New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Canada already are registered.

Notre Dame is coming off its first-ever appearance in the title game of the NCAA Championship. The Irish fell to Duke 6-5 in overtime. The Fighting Irish open their 2011 slate on Feb. 20 in a championship game rematch versus Duke as part of the inaugural Sunshine Classic in Jacksonville, Fla. The Irish will take on the U.S. National Team in an exhibition contest on Jan. 30 in Orlando, Fla. The Duke game will be aired on ESPN, while the U.S. National Team contest will be broadcast on ESPNU.

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