BSN Summer Reading, 2nd Edition

While the summer doldrums hit Washington, there are Bears out doing stuff.

 

Holm to Coach National Development Team

Posted 07/08/2013 09:00AM

HolmD_SLandon Athletic Director Will Mentor U-17 Players

For the second year Director of Athletics David Holm I has received the honor of coaching linebackers for the U.S. Under-17 National Development Team at St. Stephens Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, on July 5-12. The event is part of USA Football, the official football development program of the National Football League. During the event, the coaches will select the U.S. national team that will compete in the World Football Games next year. The selected team will scrimmage squads from other countries. Last year, Coach Holm had in his group of student/athletes a player against whom Landon played.

“It is an absolute honor and a privilege to be chosen to participate in this event and help put together our national team,” Holm says. “Not only do I get a chance to coach kids, but I am working with some extraordinary coaches, who are more than willing to share ideas, thoughts, techniques and strategies to help make me a better coach.”

At Landon, Holm also serves as assistant coach for the varsity football team where he helps the Bears’ LBs.

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Summer Hockey

The smart Bears are the guys who have figured out how to be involved in activities which take them away from the oppressive heat.

First Max Greenwald and Sam Kroll are heading to Israel to play hockey for the US in the Maccabiah games. Max will be on the open team and Sam for the juniors. The games are televised–http://www.jltv.tv/ and here is the schedule– http://maccabiah.com/Data/Uploads/gamesschedule3.pdf.

For those readers not in the Washington area (all who live in the DMV had to know), Sam Anas, Landon ’11 and Quinnipiac ’17, was invited to participate in the Caps Development Camp. The coverage of the native son was wide (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capitals-insider/wp/2013/07/10/potomac-native-sam-anas-working-to-stand-out-at-caps-development-camp/; http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/07/sam-anas-plays-with-the-capitals-91219.html; and a 7/15 feature on WUSA). The singular experience during this camp was the appearance of Coach Gammill, who presented the former Captain of the undefeated champions of IAC & MAPHL leagues, his Bears’ jersey:

Samd and Chan

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More than any other sport, the summer is an important time for Landon lacrosse. Individual players and the team participate in the variety of summer competitions. The Bears 2014 varsity team played in the UnderArmour Shootout tournament at UMBC with hundreds of college coaches in attendance.

It must be remembered that the Class of 2013 included 9 graduates who were recruited to play lacrosse and two key 2014 players were recovering from injuries. What this event demonstrated is that Coach Bordley’s program, in which underclassmen play significant minutes, “discovers” talent from within. Rising seniors step it up in terms of leadership and pace-setting; graduates of the JV team appear to know how to play; and others, who were #2 or #3 deep in the past roster, can play.

The Bears were undefeated until the championship game in which Landon lost in the last few minutes. Three Bears were identified by Inside Lacrosse as being among the 10 most impressive players (http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2013/07/11/under-armour-shootout-st-pauls-md-wins-first-session-10-who-impressed ).

Four Bears were selected to play for DC in the UnderArmour Underclassmen Tournament– Sean O’Brien (who made the all-tournament team), Hunter Sells, Colton Rupp, and Sam Offutt. The Landon contingent was the largest group from any one school. The Washington team was undefeated in the preliminary rounds and lost in the championship game.

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Notice that the IL picture captured two Landon helmets in the post-game handshake line.

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The Landon.net athletic calendar shows that Varsity Football practice starts on August 12, less than 30 days to go.

 

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