Longtime educators and lacrosse fanatics Marty Kupprion and retired PA Hall of Fame Coach Bill Leahy focus on engaging different perspectives from the world of youth sports. Learn more about NXT at NXTsports.com.
Taylor Wray, current Head Coach at Saint Joseph's University joins this episode. We hear what a Division 1 lacrosse program is doing right now while working under strict COVID-19 guidelines. Taylor shares his Canadian background in hockey and lacrosse and his unique path to playing college lacrosse at Duke University, then playing professionally in the National Lacrosse League. Topics discussed include the Canadian National Team, the benefits of box lacrosse, traits that college coaches value in potential recruits and team members, and more.
Return to Play
The guys are back for second season, now recording from NXT’s new headquarters in Conshohocken, PA. In their first full episode since March, Marty and Bill discuss our full-time lacrosse organization’s return-to-play during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ian McGinnis joins as a featured guest to update and inform us about all things safety and mental health.
Season 2 Trailer
Hosts Bill Leahy and Marty Kupprion return for season two of More than a Club!
Season 1 Finale
In this two part episode, Marty and Bill wrap up their first season of the podcast. To lead things off , a phone conversation recorded on April 2, where the guys catch up about their new normal while COVID-19 derails our beloved spring lacrosse season and much more. The rest of the Episode 12 was recorded back in February, with reflections on the first season and highlights from each of the episodes.
Video in Sports with Next Level Video
John Peruso, President of Next Level Video joins the podcast as our expert guest. John shares the ways that players, coaches and parents can use video content. A former high school coach as well as an entrepreneur, John and the guys chat about how film is used by coaches and their teams. Other topics discussed include making highlighting films, how college coaches use film in the recruiting process and other resources for lacrosse players to take advantage of video content.
John McEvoy, current Head Coach and Assistant Director of Admissions at Malvern Prep, joins this episode. An old friend of Bill Leahy's from his playing days as a Captain and All-Pro with the Philadelphia Wings, John shares stories from his playing career and takes us through his various stops as a young coach before his long career at his alma mater, Malvern Prep. Topics discussed include Coach Mac's "mortal sins", helping kids deal with adversity, building a nationally-ranked program, and reminding lacrosse coaches that this is a game and it should be fun.