MCLAFan.com is proud to introduce Growing The Program, a summer content series presented by Maverik Lacrosse.
As we all know, the MCLA is growing and gaining more and more exposure each year. To help fuel the momentum, MCLAFan.com is conducting interviews with each and every coach in the MCLA about growing their program. We hope to create a valuable resource for current MCLA teams, new programs and potential recruits. We’re proud to have Maverik Lacrosse and Bigfoot Lacrosse on board to support this movement.
Next we head to Boston, Massachusetts to check in with Coach Remsen and the Boston University men’s lacrosse program.
MCLA Fan: What are your goals for program growth this off-season? What are you doing to reach them?
Coach Remsen: Our Fall goals are fairly simple. We try to set our team and get the new guys up to speed on our offense and defense and get our returners back into the swing of things. Basically we look to get a head start on the spring. Our fall consists of conditioning, captain’s practices, try-outs, coach lead practices and scrimmages.
Where do you see your program in 5 years? How will it get there?
Five years from now our goal is to be a competitor at the national level. The best way to do that is build a solid core of players and keep it consistent as well as getting more and more out of conference games, getting that level of competition up as well as more national exposure.
What are some key steps you’ve taken (or your program has taken) to promote your team on campus and create relationships with administration?
I think main thing we have done is consistently improved as a team and that has helped our recognition on campus as well as with the administration.
Contact: Drew Adams, Maverik Lacrosse
What has been the most important part of your program’s success so far? Do you have any advice for other coaches (or team presidents) who are working to build a better program?
The players. Over the years we have been lucky enough to get great guys through the program that have contributed on and off the field. It’s through the player’s dedication and hard work that this program has grown. As coaches we can give them the tools and techniques, but it’s up to them to execute on the filed. The same goes for their off field responsibilities.
Out of conference (OOC) games are always an integral part of making it to the National Tournament. What do you look for in OOC opponents when scheduling?
Since we usually get our OOC games during spring break, we look to get at least three games with good competition. Of course budget and location play a factor as well. We look to make a decision that we feel is best for the players and program.
When recruiting, what do you tell potential recruits about your program and university? What do you have to offer?
For players that are looking to attend Boston University the major draw is an excellent education and the potential of continuing their lacrosse career at a competitive program that is continually looking to improve.
Thanks for the interview Coach, good luck this season. To find out more about the Terriers’ lax team, head over to their team website here.
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