The Major League Lacrosse playoffs are just over a week away and the top four teams will compete for the league title. Some of the best players will be competing, and we asked some of them how they prepare for playoff intensity.
We’re all really looking forward to the huge challenge we have coming up at PPL park. There are 4 very good teams that have earned the right to keep playing and we are very fortunate to be one of them. Our focus right now, however, is only on one team, Chesapeake. They are a extremely talented and very well coached team. They present several tough challenges in that they have so many weapons both on the offensive and defensive side of the field. There’s a reason they are the returning champs, they are very good. We are really looking forward to the game and realize the great challenge ahead of us, preparation these next couple weeks is huge as that will likely determine the winner of our game in my opinion. We feel strongly about our roster and the guys we have from top to bottom. We’re really excited for the chance to compete at the highest level against such top tier competition
– Tucker Durkin, Hamilton Nationals
I prepare for the MLL playoffs just like I do any other game. I prepare for one game at a time. Right now all the focus is on Hamilton and how we are going to attack them. I usually workout hard on Monday and Wednesdays so I have enough recovery time for the weekend.
– Ben Hunt, Chesapeake Bayhawks
It has been a great regular season for the Denver Outlaws, but it is very important to realize that all 4 teams in the playoffs now have a record of 0-0. What we have done so far this season has earned us a #1 seed but nothing more. It is very important that everyone continues to work hard and prepare for championship weekend. We need to continue to approach the weekend one game at a time.
– Matt Bocklet, Denver Outlaws
Looking forward to the coming final four weekend. It is alway exciting to finally start playoffs. The whole year comes down to winning two games.
– Jordan Hall, Hamilton Nationals
Not really any challenges. Just approach the first game as any other game. I workout and run with Rob Rose, my trainer for TrueAP in Chantilly Va. I do wall ball, shooting and stick work drills.
The challenge is if you win the first game, resting up and getting your body ready for the championship game the next day
– Terry Kimener, Denver Outlaws