San Jose Stealth stars Colin Doyle and Paul Rabil held a clinic for the Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, Calif., on January 30. They gave instruction to the 35 members of the boy’s varsity lacrosse team, and showed off a few tricks in the process.
The session began with Doyle and Rabil going through their day-to-day practice routine, stressing that even at the highest level, players must continue to work on the basics.
“It was great to hear Paul and Colin talk about their work ethic,” said Bellarmine Head Coach Brad Lipscomb. “They echoed a lot of what we try to teach. It was great for the guys to hear about the commitment to the basics, especially from two of the best in the business.”
Doyle and Rabil went on to provide the players and coaches with shooting techniques and drills that can be used on and off the practice field. The evening concluded with the pros showing off some of their skills, including Doyle’s patented “Doylermaker” and Rabil’s 100 mile-per-hour outside shot. A number of Bellarmine players earned tickets to the Stealth game against Edmonton in a Stealth trivia challenge after the event.
The clinic was just one example of the work the Stealth organization and its players are doing to grow the sport of lacrosse in the Bay Area. Stealth players will continue to make more appearances at high schools and lacrosse clubs as the local seasons get into full swing.