Doug Donaldson, PlaySportsTV.com
Major League Lacrosse, PlaySportsTV.com Expand Partnership to Empower Youth Lacrosse Players
Newly added lacrosse drills, skills and tips to be part of MLL broadcasts
Princeton, N.J. (April 23, 2010) – Body positioning, feet positioning, hand positioning, even putting tape on a lacrosse stick … there’s so much for a player to consider when trying to win a face-off. And that’s only one aspect of the sport. “It’s important to have every advantage you possibility can,” Major League Lacrosse standout Chris Eck says.
The lacrosse training that PlaySportsTV.com and Major League Lacrosse combine on simplifies the game for the sport’s ever-growing grassroots level. Their partnership debuted with such success in 2009 that they have announced expanded efforts for 2010, increasing their instructional offerings of lacrosse drills, skills and tips, many of which will be included on MLL broadcasts for the first time. The library of videos features new instruction with Eck, the Boston Cannons midfielder who is one of the top face-off players in the world.
“One of the goals of Major League Lacrosse is to expand the participants in the game,” MLL Commissioner David Gross says. “And what better way than to have the absolute best players in the whole world showing kids that want to play the game of lacrosse the proper way to do it?”
PlaySportsTV.com is the leading on-line youth sports coaching and instructional resource in the United States, delivering thousands of short-form videos in 18 youth sports through its easy-to-use web-based and DVD formats. A virtual Who’s Who of MLL stars provide youth lacrosse coaches, parents and players with an inside look at the essentials of the sport. The MLL instruction includes stick work, footwork, passing, catching, shooting, dodges, defensive concepts, face-offs and goalie play. In addition to Eck, the PSTV/MLL lineup includes all-time greats like Jesse Hubbard, Liam Banks and Mikey Powell, and young standouts like Matt Danowski, Mike Leveille, Jesse Schwartzman and Dan Cocoziello.
“We are truly excited to build on the success of our partnership with Major League Lacrosse,” says Doug Donaldson, PSTV’s founder and CEO. “Adding new players and new content to PlaySportsTV's MLL library allows us to further promote the game of lacrosse, particularly at the youth level. Young players aspire to be like the great professionals they see and learn from in the instructional pieces. This year, we'll continue to explore new and creative ways of distributing the content to the growing audience of lacrosse fans across the globe.”
In addition to the MLL library of videos, PSTV offers the lacrosse training plans Coaching Youth Lacrosse, which delivers an entire season of lacrosse drills, skills and tips for beginner through intermediate players, Wall Ball Essentials, Boys’ Lacrosse Drills & Tips Video Library, and Speed, Agility & Quickness Training for Kids.
Founded in 2006, PlaySportsTV is the leading on-line sports coaching resource for youth coaches, parents and athletes. Named a Great Site for Kids by the American Library Association, PSTV has produced over 2,000 instructional videos and articles in a wide range of sports. PlaySportsTV.com has worked with Major League Lacrosse, Major League Soccer, the United States Tennis Association, and National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball players, along with great coaches at all levels. In addition to teaching the fundamentals of sound coaching and instruction, PSTV addresses important youth sports topics like sports parenting, health and safety, and character and skill development.
About Major League Lacrosse?
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premiere professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and commenced play in June of 2001. The MLL’s six teams will begin the league’s 10th season of action on May 15th, 2010. The 2010 MLL All-Star Game will take place on Thursday, July 8th in Boston, MA at Harvard Stadium. The season will culminate with the MLL Championship Weekend Presented by Warrior, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 21st and 22nd at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD.