I’m a lax coach and player. The non-traditional stuff (tires, sledge, ropes, ect) are a hot topic in the lacrosse world today; they carry over to the game well and espouse general athleticism. They’re a decent start. Whole-body workouts focusing on basic movements are always good, maybe giving a little extra attention to the overhead press.
As a middie, he should try to do a little extra conditioning, and extra work on the upper back, shoulders, and wrists/forearms will serve him well. Don’t focus on weight too much and rather on explosiveness and flexibility/mobility. Skill work with some moderate-length distance work (4&8 hundred meter timed runs) should be decent.
Lacrosse players aren’t usually given benchmarks for weightroom performance like a football player would be. Don’t get too hung up on numbers. If he can run a sub-50 second 400m and an 800 in 1:40 or so he shouldn’t have to worry about fitness too much. A good model in terms of strength and ability to try to emulate would me Max Siebald; your grandson will know who he is.
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A 1:40 800???
Seriously, though–if you take your kid out to the track and he runs a 1:40, immediately remove him from his lacrosse program and send him to the 2016 Rio olympics where he will earn a gold medal in the 800.
And a sub-50 400? get out of here. you’re a shitty coach[/quote]
Just looked this up and saw that the WORLD RECORD in the 800 is 1:40 and change. OP, don’t listen to anything this guy says. Look into WS4SB versions 1,2 &3. All three would work perfectly for your kid.