DURHAM, N.C.—The Duke men’s lacrosse coaching staff held its second coaching clinic of 2017 Tuesday night in the Murray Building Team Room. The trio of John Danowski, Matt Danowski and Ned Crotty talked at length about fundamentals, reassessing the Duke team after a scrimmage and other simple aspects of coaching.
“The secret is. There is no secret.” This was a big theme for the clinic. They talked about sticking to basics and that’s the recipe to a lot of Duke’s success because if it is not good at the small things, then the Blue Devils won’t be successful in the bigger picture.
The staff finished the evening by looking at practice film and pointing out basic principles the Blue Devils struggled with during its scrimmage and ways and drills they did to help improve.
In addition, Coach Danowski made one final request to those who watch via GoDuke.com. The Ronald McDonald House is very close to the program’s hearts. The Blue Devils regularly cook meals there for the families, give gifts during the holidays among other things. The team recently announced that it is taking the next step and sponsoring a guest suite for a family at the house and coach Danowski asks those who watch the clinic to donate any amount to our local Ronald McDonald House to help us reach the goal of making life just a little bit easier for a family while staying at the house.