Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What To Do If You Don't Get An Athletic Scholarship Offer?

Me on the right covering Yorktown's Rob Hoynes during the Spring of my senior year at Croton Harmon High School. Rob, a great player and person, went on to be an All-American midfielder in high school and at West Point.  
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sankofa Lacrosse Interviews Part 5, Devon and Tre Sherwood

Fred Opie interviews Devon and Tre Sherwood. Devon played goalie at Duke University and Tre midfield at Western Connecticut University. They played high school ball at Baldwin High in Nassau County, Long Island. There father Chuck Sherwood played goalie at Hempstead High and then at Duke in the the early 1970s. They are members of the SanKofa Lacrosse Team on October 25, 2013 on the campus of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Opie played lacrosse at Syracuse University and on the 1990 U. S. National Team. 

Sankofa Lacrosse Interviews: http://lacrossememoir.blogspot.com/search?q=Sankofa+Lacrosse+Interviews

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sankofa Lacrosse Interviews Part 4, Chazz Woodson

Fred Opie interviews Chazz Woodson co-founder and members of the SanKofa Lacrosse Team. The interview took place in the fall of 2013 on the campus of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Woodson played collegiate lacrosse at Brown and now plays on the LXM tour. Opie played lacrosse at Syracuse University and on the 1990 U. S. National Team. 



Chazz Woodson Lacrosse Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s7mMS1gx48

Chazz Woodson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChazzWoodson


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sankofa Lacrosse Interviews, Part 3 Sam Bradman

Fred Opie interview with SanKofa Lacrosse Team's Sam Bradman who played college ball at Salisbury State and now on the LXM tour. 

Sankofa Lacrosse Interviews: [watch now] https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sankofa+lacrosse+interviews&sm=1

Sam’s Bradman’s College Career: [watch now 2 min 28 sec] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am2ZR-1jdb8

LXM Pro Lacrosse Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S61rf8UxH6M

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sankofa Lacrosse Interviews Part 2


Fred Opie interviews University of Virginia alum and LXM Pro John Christmas and Onondaga CC's Kieondre Woody members of the SanKofa Lacrosse Team. Opie played lacrosse at Syracuse University and on the 1990 U. S. National Team. 


Monday, November 11, 2013

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

Frederick Douglass Opie is an invited halftime speaker at a fall youth Lacrosse tournament at Lincoln Sudbury High School in Massachusetts in November 2013. In this halftime talk Opie challenges players, coaches, and parents to redefine success on and off the field. He says that success and failure in most instances are planned events and that stress is most often comes from lack of preparation. He shares how he as person with ADD/ADHD as taken steps to succeed over the years. Opie played lacrosse at Syracuse University and on the 1990 U. S. National Team. He is Professor of History and Foodways at Babson College.

One Nation Lacrosse [Watch Now 7 min 19 sec] http://onenationlax.com/

Helping Boys Develop Friendships: [Listen 17 min: 51 sec] http://www.npr.org/2011/08/24/139912898/moms-helping-boys-form-deep-friendships



What Makes A Good Coach? [Listen Now 52 min 50 sec] http://wosu.org/2012/allsides/what-makes-a-good-coach/


Lessons from My Graduate School Experience: http://lacrossememoir.blogspot.com/search?q=Graduate+School

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sankofa Lacrosse Interviews Part 1

Fred Opie interview SanKofa Lacrosse Team members Jovan Miller (Syracuse All American midfielder) and Milton Lyles (UNC defensemen) on October 25, 2013 on the campus of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Opie played lacrosse at Syracuse University and on the 1990 U. S. National Team. 

Sankofa Lacrosse Team Member Interviews: [Watch Now] https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sankofa+lacrosse+interviews&sm=1


Syracuse’s Jovan Miller: http://www.suathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=7898

Syracuse Lacrosse Stories: http://lacrossememoir.blogspot.com/search?q=%22Tom%22