Must-Follow Lacrosse Accounts to Get You Through Social Distancing

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Greg Gurenlian has been engaging with people hoping to improve at the X on Twitter.


With no college lacrosse to watch and high school lacrosse on a temporary — and potentially permanent — hiatus due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), those looking to scratch their lacrosse itch need not look any further.

As Americans across the country practice social distancing, many will look to social media for enjoyment, laughter and more. In our case, we've scoured social media for the best lacrosse accounts to follow. These range from the game's biggest personalities to the best workouts to the best tips for getting through a season without lacrosse.

Did we miss any? Email kdejohn@uslacrosse.org if you know of a valuable account to add.

The Personalities

ESPN announcers Paul Carcaterra (@paulcarcaterra) and Anish Shroff (@AnishESPN) have been engaging with fans on Twitter since last week's news of a lost season broke. The latest crowd-sourcing project by Shroff is an attempt to compile the all-time lacrosse team. It's sparked playful debate while also bringing recognition to the all-time greats. For a trip down memory lane, this is the thread for you to follow.

Another personality on lacrosse Twitter is Official Lax Girl (@officiallaxgirl). Tari's account blends comedy, life lessons and a love for the sport of lacrosse all on one feed. Katie DeFeo (@ktdefeo) is another must-follow on Twitter.

The Personal Trainers

With many gyms around the country closed until further notice, athletes and even casual exercisers have been forced to get creative with their workouts. We highlighted an advanced workout that can be modified for your home yesterday by U.S. women's national team star Megan Douty, and she's been a driving force behind at-home exercise on both Instagram (@megdouty) and Twitter (@MegDouty).

Taylor Cummings (@taylorcummings_) has turned her Instagram account into a source for those looking to get creative with things around their house. Alex Aust (@alexaust_) has done the same.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

another day of quarantine, another at home workout For the past year and a half, pretty much every Thursday morning has been spent at @jdyer_sc with @coachjaydyer .... but sadly not today However, even if I can’t get to the actual gym, I can still get a good sweat in and so can YOU Today’s lift is another Jay Dyer creation to help me stay as on schedule with our training program and in my groove as much as possible Reverse lunges with a step up (courtesy of my stairs) Schless Swings Skater Squats Single Leg Hamstring Bridges Renegade Rows Pushups Please remember to only do these exercises if you have done so previously and know the correct form As far as cardio, I was supposed to do some socially distant hill sprints this early am, but last night’s rain made that a no go... soooo I hit the treadmill instead and ran a solid with sprints and longer distances at different inclines. Mixing in running and lifting has become my quarantine NORM... what’s yours?? #theonlywayisthrough #stayathomechallenge

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The Lacrosse Drills

Social distancing doesn't mean you can't get in some stick work. On Twitter, Kyle Hartzell (@Khartzell81) is doing his best to get #quarantinework trending.

Paul Rabil (@PaulRabil) has also been a source for easy workouts to do by yourself and indoors.

Enter the #BeastLab with Greg Gurenlian (@GregBeast32). The recently retired professional star and founder of The Faceoff Academy has done live sessions online for those looking to get better at the X.

One of the best resources thus far has been Harvard men's lacrosse coach Gerry Byrne (@ByrneCrimson) and his “1 Clip/1 Drill” series on Twitter. The gist: Each day, Byrne helps break down an aspect of the game in simple, digestable ways. It's must-consume content for both coaches and players looking for a better understanding of the game.

Brice Queener's got you, too. His Twitter feed (@CoachQ88) is filled with helpful drills.

The Trick Shooters

Isolation might be the best opportunity to work on your trick shots. Just check out these videos that have made the rounds on social in the last week.

The Archived Videos

For some classic old-school lacrosse, make sure to follow Deemer Class (@22classy) and Lacrosse Film Study (@LaxFilmStudy), which is run by Adam Ghitelman.

The US Lacrosse Accounts

And of course, be sure to follow these accounts for up-to-the-minute lacrosse news, athlete takeovers and resources for coaches, parents and players:

  • US Lacrosse Magazine across all social channels @uslacrossemag

  • US Lacrosse on all social channels @uslacrosse

  • The U.S. men's national team @USAMLax

  • The U.S. women's national team @USAWLax

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