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#029: Chaos - 2021 PLL Champions - Andy Towers

The Jedburgh Podcast

On August 11, the Chaos were given a 3.2% chance of winning the Premier Lacrosse League. They were the sixth seed going into the playoffs and were given no respect. Today, they are the 2021 PLL champions.Head Coach Andy Towers joins host Fran Racioppi on the first follow-up episode of The Jedburgh Podcast proving that his goal to peak at the right time was achievable. Coach Towers explains how he focused the team to play the same style of game, how he valued chemistry over raw talent in personnel decisions, the resiliency the team showed after starting the season 0-3, and how the best players prepared relentlessly for precision execution. Read the full episode transcription here and learn more on The Jedburgh Podcast Website.Highlights:-The importance of creating a team culture in which every player is playing the same style and with the same goals.-How chemistry was the critical component to success on the 2021 team; a value that led to difficult personnel decisions for some of the top-rated players.-Coach Towers provides a detailed breakdown of the playoff run, the resiliency in the semifinal game after going down in the second quarter, and the tactics he used to keep the team focused on the big picture and playing their game. -Fran and Andy highlight the leadership and work ethic of some of the key players, including PLL MVP Blaze Riorden and Defenseman Jack Rowlett.-Coach Towers evaluates his performance in the league after initially being deemed an alternate head coach and having gone on to win Coach of the Year, a PLL Championship and second place finish. Quotes:-“The only opinions that matter are the opinions of the people in your locker room.”-“Balance in all areas is something that you strive for.”-“Finding that commonality, that binding element that creates a better group than they are a group of individuals “-“A team that is connected can become dangerous very very quickly”-“We were able to peak at the right time and prove that chemistry is the most important factor as it relates to winning the PLL championship.”-“Responsibility is for the group. Accountability is for yourself.”-“It’s easy to be team first when you are in the lineup…you find out who is truly, authentically in it for team success when you take them out of the lineup.”-“Everything in our locker room is a conversation.”-“Instead of us going into the locker and losing our minds, it was us going into the locker room and regaining our mind.”-“Make them have to manage us…make them have to deal with us.”-“The 2021 Chaos Lacrosse Club accomplished its goal…but we go into 2022 with the 2022 Chaos Lacrosse Club.”Chaos Lacrosse Club Offseason Foundations to Success:-Don’t forget the importance of remaining connected-Next season is a new and unique opportunity-Have fun and enjoy playing This episode is brought to you by 18A Fitness and Analytix Solutions.

1hr 13mins

7 Oct 2021

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OTB Episode 188: 2021 Premier Lacrosse League Championship Game Recap With Chaos Head Coach Andy Towers

Outside The Box Podcast

KB & DJ are BACK and Chaos are your 2021 PLL Champions! The guys recap the game, give their analysis of Chaos' approach, and how awesome it was to see a ton of our guys be crowned PLL Champs. Then 2021 PLL Champion Head Coach Andy Towers joins the show (36:45-1:25:15) and talks about the game from his perspective, his team's underdog mentality, the Chaos defense not getting nearly enough talk that it deserves, and so much more! LFG!! Then the guys wrap up this week's episode with a recap of the PLL offseason awards and a MASSIVE thank you to OTB Nation for all of the continued and new support throughout the summer. We are JUST getting started and we love you crazy suckers! Follow Us! Twitter: @UndergroundPHI @OTBLaxPod Kyle: @KBizzl311 Dom: @WashedLifestyle Harrison: @harrygk83 DJ: @SCs_nextgreat Instagram: @undergroundphi @otblaxpod @kicksbycarly Send your mailbag questions: otbunderground@gmail.com Website: undergroundsportsphiladelphia.com Twitch: twitch.tv/undergroundsportsPHI Merch & Apparel: NEW MERCH STORE COMING SOON! Manscaped Promo Code: "USP" for 20% off AND free shipping Tomahawk Shades Promo Code: "USP" to save 25% off at checkout Statesidevodka.com Promo Code "USP for 10% off the 1-Liter bottle (must be 21+ to order & please drink responsibly) Intro Music: Arkells "American Screams" Outro Music: Arkells "American Screams" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/otblaxpod/message

1hr 53mins

24 Sep 2021

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Episode 24 – Andy Towers

New England Lacrosse Journal‘s Chasing The Goal

Chaos LC head coach Andy Towers (New Canaan, Conn.) joins the show to discuss the upcoming Premier Lacrosse League Championship Game against Whipsnakes LC, life as a PLL head coach, and breaking down differences in the college and pro games.

1hr 1min

16 Sep 2021

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#022: Premier Lacrosse League - Chaos Head Coach Andy Towers

The Jedburgh Podcast

Coaches are teachers, mentors, role-models, friends, and parents to many athletes. For most of us, Coaches impact and influence our lives during our most impressionable years. They drive us to be our best and give it everything. They show us that winning is the product of the team effort. They push us back out there when we fail. No matter what sport we play, or what level we play at, coaches lead.  Andy Towers is the Head Coach of the Chaos Lacrosse Club in the Premier Lacrosse League. He is a member of the United States Lacrosse Connecticut Hall of Fame ,as well as the Brown University Sports Hall of Fame. He is a world champion, multiple time All American, All Ivy and All New England; and the Ivy League Player of the Year. He was the 2019 coach of the year in the PLL's inaugural season. Read the full episode transcription here and learn more on The Jedburgh Podcast Website.Highlights:-Andy recounts the start of the Premier Lacrosse League, how he was selected as a coach, and how the PLL is the highest level of competition in lacrosse.-The characteristics coaches look for in building a team from scratch and the difficulty in selecting and managing the best players in the world.-Andy shares the lessons of bounceback through his difficult Junior year at Brown where despite his lacrosse All-American status, he failed out of school and was forced to re-apply after demonstrating a change in attitude and behavior.  -Andy defines the ‘the decision to fail’ and explains that success is the product of proactively doing everything you can to succeed. -The importance of the athlete-coach partnership today and what coaching style works best for today’s teams. -How to display authenticity and real-ness to build trust, community and ownership among the players, coaches and staff. Quotes:-”Our only goal is to win the PLL championship.”-“You don’t have to be a great player. You have to be a great teammate. You have to be a great competitor. You have to choose focus. You have to choose toughness.” -“It was the most humiliating experience I have ever had, but the best thing that has ever happened to me, because it created a bounceback opportunity.”-”What sets you free is knowing you did everything you could proactively.”-”As coaches, your players and the culture of the program are going to take on the characteristics you consistently show them.”-“Everything that we do, we are going to have a purpose to it and we are going to be able to verbally defend why we are making these decisions.”-“There is no other way to be with people, than to be straightforward; and honest; and proactive.”-“Your success is the team’s success. And the team’s success is your success.”-“The best players are the ones who appreciate the importance of being zero maintenance as people, players and teammates.”Coach Towers's Three Daily Foundations to Success:-Get a workout in-Handle my business administration-Make sure my family knows I love themThis episode is brought to you by Analytix Solutions; improving the efficiency of your business across people, process and technology through multi-divisional outsourcing solutions. 

1hr 19mins

19 Aug 2021

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OTB Episode 165: #TradedWard, Andy Towers' Bandits, & Pro Lacrosse Hall Of Fame

Outside The Box Podcast

Kyle and Harrison are back and just like we said when Episode 164 ended, BIG MOVES HAPPENED WHEN WE SIGNED OFF! The guys detail the big deadline deals before Training Camp involving Dillon Ward, Wes Berg, Chris Cloutier, and a whole lotta future picks. Then they try to figure out who Andy Towers' favorite historical Canadian Bandit is, discuss the Pro Lacrosse Hall Of Fame, and more! Follow Us! Twitter: @UndergroundPHI @OTBLaxPod Kyle: @KBizzl311 Dom: @WashedLifestyle Harrison: @harrygk83 Instagram: @undergroundphi @otblaxpod @kicksbycarly Send your mailbag questions: otbunderground@gmail.com Website: undergroundsportsphiladelphia.com Twitch: twitch.tv/undergroundsportsPHI Merch & Apparel: NEW MERCH STORE COMING SOON! Manscaped Promo Code: "USP" for 20% off AND free shipping Tomahawk Shades Promo Code: "USP" to save 25% off at checkout Statesidevodka.com Promo Code "USP for 10% off the 1-Liter bottle (must be 21+ to order & please drink responsibly) Intro Music: Arkells "American Screams" Outro Music: Arkells "American Screams" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/otblaxpod/message

1hr

7 May 2021

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Phi - Lacrosse - Ophy Podcast Season 3, Ep. 4 In - Season Podcast With Andy Towers

Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast

In this podcast, recorded Mar 30, 2021, Jamie and AT discuss who the best team in the country is - North Carolina or Maryland - and where Duke fits in. They also discuss performances from TD Irelan of Denver and Dox Aikken of Virginia, and the best of the rest - Syracuse, Denver, Notre Dame, Virginia, Rutgers, Army, Lehigh and Georgetown, as well as the Big 10 Conference and Navy. Enjoy!

42mins

30 Mar 2021

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Phi - Lacrosse - Ophy Podcast Season 3, Ep. 3 In - Season Podcast With Andy Towers

Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast

In this podcast, recorded March 16, 2021, Jamie and Andy discuss the top games of the week. They break down the Virginia-North Carolina game, Maryland-Rutgers, Denver-Georgetown, Hopkins - Penn State, and make predictions on Rutgers - Hopkins.

39mins

17 Mar 2021

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Phi - Lacrosse - Ophy Podcast Season 3, Ep. 2 In - Season Podcast With Andy Towers

Phi-Lacrosse-ophy Podcast

In episode 2 of their 2021 season podcast, Jamie and Andy discuss the big games from the past week- Maryland/Penn State, Rutgers/Ohio State, Michigan/Hopkins, Carolina/High Point, Duke/Air Force, scores in the shot clock era, the Ivy League, Syracuse/Virginia, Georgetown and the Big East.

44mins

2 Mar 2021

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OTB Episode 143: Harry's Mock Draft 1.0, Black Wolves Are Pandering, & Andy Towers Scouting For The Island

Outside The Box Podcast

Kyle and Harrison are BACK and the guys address the issues that continue to occur in the U.S. with police brutality and systemic racism. Then the guys get into the most recent NLL Free Agency news including Tom Schreiber re-signing in Toronto, Cade van Raaphorst coming to the box game, and Jules Henningburg taking his talents to New England. Are the Black Wolves pandering to us??? Then the guys discuss Harry's NLL Mock Entry Draft 1.0 and who he thinks will end up going where. And they wrap up the show with the news of Andy Towers being hired by the Riptide as the team's American Scout. Also, are waffles just pancakes with abs? Follow Us! Twitter: @UndergroundPHI @OTBLaxPod Kyle: @KBizzl311 Dom: @WashedLifestyle Harrison: @harrygk83 Instagram: @undergroundphi @otblaxpod @kicksbycarly Send your mailbag questions: otbunderground@gmail.com Twitch: twitch.tv/undergroundsportsPHI Merch & Apparel: https://dsgntree.com/outside-the-box Tomahawk Shades Promo Code: "USP" to save 25% off at checkout Intro Music: Arkells "American Screams" Outro Music: Arkells "American Screams" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/otblaxpod/message

1hr 2mins

1 Sep 2020

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OTB Episode 140: PLL Championship Series Title Game Preview With Andy Towers & Joe Nardella

Outside The Box Podcast

Kyle and Harrison are BACK and what an incredible semifinal slate we had! The boys breakdown the aftermath of Chaos taking down Archers, Josh Byrne hitting a 4-button combo that led to him being the PLL Jumpman, and Chaos just hitting their stride... without Connor Fields. Then KB is joined by Chaos LC Head Coach Andy Towers to get his perspective on coaching in the title game (20:00-37:00). Then the guys discuss the next chapter in the Whips/Woods rivalry that ended in another OT loss for the Woods and Whipsnakes heading to back to back Championship Games. KB is joined by the #1 Face Off Athlete in the PLL this season, Joe Nardella, to get his perspective on Whipsnakes ball, playing in another title game, and more (52:45-1:11:45). The guys breakdown the Championship Game, the DK odds, and give their winners. Let's have a Sunday! Follow Us! Twitter: @UndergroundPHI @OTBLaxPod Kyle: @KBizzl311 Dom: @WashedLifestyle Harrison: @harrygk83 Instagram: @undergroundphi @otblaxpod @kicksbycarly Send your mailbag questions: otbunderground@gmail.com Twitch: twitch.tv/undergroundsportsPHI Merch & Apparel: https://dsgntree.com/outside-the-box Tomahawk Shades Promo Code: "USP" to save 25% off at checkout Intro Music: Arkells "American Screams" Outro Music: Arkells "American Screams" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/otblaxpod/message

1hr 29mins

8 Aug 2020

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