Thanks to our special guest, Tucker Durkin!
Tucker Durkin, current Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach at Drexel, PLL All-Star and Team USA Defenseman joins this episode as a featured guest. A former player of Coach Leahy's during his time at La Salle College High School, Durkin shares his story and mindset now as both a pro player and college coach. Topics discussed include the recruiting process, Tucker's favorite teammates, Johns Hopkins, Team USA's World Games victory, and playing in the newly founded Premier Lacrosse League (PLL).
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Youth Sports Hot Topics
1:50 For parents: November Recruiting
7:04 Tucker Durkin’s Recruiting Journey
7:27 For coaches: Take Pride in Riding
17:03 For players: How to be a good teammate. The All Blacks – “Leave the Jersey in a Better Place”
19:38 Why Culture Matters – LaSalle High School, Johns Hopkins, and Team USA
Questions & Answers
24:00, Beating Team Canada for the gold medal.
25:014, Playing smart, talented, and crafty Canadian attackman.
29:18 Team, Family, and the USA Kibbutz
30:15, Grateful for defensive mentors; Coach Resch and Coach Petro
33:30, Recalling special teammates along the journey.
36:07, Staying motivated in and age of competition.
38:08, La Salle verse La Salle: Rambo verse Durkin in the Pros.
40:00, The adventures of the Premier Lacrosse League.
41:20, Advice for today’s young defensemen.
43:20, Rapid Fire NXT Homework
For players: If you want uncommon results
For parents: Support and Celebrate your kids’ passions
For coaches: You can’t do it alone.
Motivation Myth, by John Hayden
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