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LILJ is Excited to Announce their New Partnership with Athletic Movement Protocol ‘AMP’

[Syosset, New York] LILJ is proud to announce its new partnership with Athletic Movement Protocol! The new partnership is going to offer unique opportunities for each establishment, but most importantly, will offer unique opportunities for the fans. 

What is Athletic Movement Protocol? Their mission statement is simply powerful. They want to empower every athlete with the science-backed application of performance training, recovery, nutrition, and mindset. They believe everyone is an athlete. Every athlete at AMP is trained in movement rather than just muscles. AMP takes protocol seriously, and they stay on top of all the new performance techniques and provide them to their audiences. Every athlete at AMP will be a part of the protocol. 

Quote from the Founder, TJ Lopez –“AMP is a place where you can develop outside of your sport, obviously physically, but mentally as well. To prepare yourself for the next level, there is a multitude of things you need to do be able to do and you need to be a well-rounded athlete.”

What does Athletic Movement Protocol offer? There are four types of service they offer: Sports Performance Training, Team Training, Young Athlete Training, and Virtual Training and Program Design. 

The Sports Performance Training is the cornerstone of Athletic Movement Protocol. The AMP team will customize a training program for each specific athlete, and classes will be held in small groups of 5 players to 1 coach. 

Team Training is a popular option for coaches to get their teams into shape with the AMP training experience. Sizes of teams can vary, and pricing information can be found by calling 516-802-0152. 

Young Athlete Training is reserved for middle school athletes ages 11-13. AMP understands the future is important for these young athletes, so the training program is designed with long-term goals at the front of the program. 

The Virtual Training and Program Design is for those not in the area, and for those who want to train at home. The program will be a created program that will be tailored at your local gym or even in your own home. 

What is LILJ? The Long Island Lacrosse Journal offers professional coverage of high school lacrosse on Long Island. LILJ has an array of different platforms to spread its content. They have a website, podcast, social media, and live individual and team experiences promoting high school lacrosse all across Long Island and beyond. 

The reason for partnering with AMP. The LILJ believes in everything AMP does, especially its approach to developing athletes. AMP has top-of-the-line staff and coaches. TJ Lopez, the founder of Athletic Movement Protocol, believes no matter who you are or where you are from, training like an athlete can improve everyone’s life. 

When sitting down with the LILJ, Lopez said, “We treat every athlete as an individual and we look at them through that lens. And we want to make sure that the plan, the program, and the system we put them through is one that fits what they need and they’re going to reach their goals with it. At the end of the day, we are just the guide in this process”.

With the leadership of Lopez and the elite program behind AMP, LILJ believes the partnership will give our lacrosse community an opportunity to learn from some of the best on Long Island and will give lacrosse players a path to improve their game through proper movement, recovery, nutrition, and mindset.

  “When you succeed, we succeed. And that’s all that matters”. -TJ Lopez, AMP Founder

What does this mean for fans? Fans will get to know AMP athletes through feature articles on the LILJ website, newsletter, and social media. Also, AMP teams will be highlighted and get exposure to all readers on LILJ. One of the most exciting aspects of this partnership is the giveaways to LILJ followers that involve AMP’s program, so make sure to follow our social media! These are some of the exciting aspects that the new partnership between LILJ and AMP will offer to their audiences. 

To start, mention LILJ and get a free evaluation at AMP!

For Immediate Release: 

Long Island Lacrosse Journal

Contact: Michael Winkoff



February 26th, 2021

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LILJ Boys High School Spring Experience Team Previews

Let’s look at the 10 different boys teams participating in the inaugural LILJ High School Spring Experience. We will identify the key players for each team, key match-ups, and who each team is slated to compete against in Week 1.

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LILJ Girls High School Spring Experience Team Previews

On Sunday, February 28th, the LILJ will be hosting the inaugural High School Spring Experience for girls and boys high school teams. This eight week league includes 10 boys teams and 10 girls teams battling for the inaugural title. The LILJ will live stream every game and cover each team to highlight the programs, promote the players, and grow the game on the island. Please be sure to tell a friend about the HSSE league so we can hype up all the amazing talent coming through this experience.

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LILJ Interview Recap: Ryan Kiernan

Ryan Kiernan comes from a long line of athletes. Lacrosse and basketball are common stays in his family’s athletic resume. His father played basketball at Hofstra, and Kiernan will be following in his father’s footsteps, but in a different way.

The defenseman from Chaminade committed to play lacrosse at Hofstra University. Kiernan was between Union, a very good DIII program, and Hofstra, but Hofstra’s head coach, Seth Tierney, sold the pitch well to the defenseman. 

“I thought it would be a great fit after hearing what he had to say,” said Kiernan. He will be joining 10 other recruits in his class. Now, Kiernan is looking forward to his basketball season, and after the basketball season is over, his focus will be on lacrosse where Chaminade might have the best lacrosse team on Long Island. 

0:00 – Basketball history in his family

3:37 – Kiernan’s recruiting process

8:20 – The Kiernan Family

11:25 – Chamiade’s lacrosse team

15:11 – Kiernan’s favorite sport teams

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LILJ Top 22 Boys in the 2022 Class

Welcome back to the LILJ’s top 100 list of the 2022 class. Last week we took a look at numbers 100-23 and today we will be counting down the last 22 players. This list was put together by the LILJ’s talent evaluators in a sandlot format. This means that whoever our talent evaluators would take first to start a team would go number one and the next person they picked would be number two on the list. You can listen to some of the process here.

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LILJ sets to kick off their High School Spring Experience

[Stony Brook, New York] Long Island Lacrosse is back, and there is no better way to kick off the preseason than with the LILJ High School Spring Experience. The LILJ HSSE is going to be the home of some of the best talent Long Island has to offer. The 8 week-long league will garner a lot of attention for players who are still in the recruiting process and will highlight tons of players throughout the league. 

Playing Inside the Best Facility on the Island. Teams in the HSSE will play in the premier Stony Brook Indoor Facility. The Facility is 65 feet high and contains a nearly full-size turf lacrosse field. There is netting across the entire facility, and a ventilation system that is comparable to playing outside. This facility also has an electric scoreboard, shot clock, and ideal set-up for video streaming; making it one of the best places to play lacrosse on Long Island. The facility also allows teams to take a break from the cold and eliminates the possibility of game cancellations due to inclement weather.

LILJ Media Coverage. All Access. The LILJ High School Spring Experience games will be live-streamed and commentated by the Long Island Lacrosse Journal’s analysts all season long. Anyone from anywhere can tune into  games live for free by clicking the link here. The LILJ has a team of data analysts who will be stating the games carefully by hand and immediately entering the stats into the LILJ website, which was home to over 1 million views in the past year alone! Besides live streaming, commentating, and statting the games, league participants and coaches will get every game’s video recording, with audio, after each weekend of games. You can follow the league all Spring by following the Long Island Lacrosse Journal’s  exclusive coverage on their Instagram, @lilaxjournal and twitter feed @lilaxjournal.

Get Exposure. Get Opportunity. The league allows for some of Long Island’s premier players to receive exposure to college coaches in more ways than one. Here’s what we mean. Besides getting exposure through our video live stream, commentators, stats, and media coverage; every game at the LILJ HSSE will be stored on the Event Beacon app, home to every college lacrosse coach in the country. This free app developed by Sports Recruits, will give college coaches full access to our league’s games, including team rosters, player recruiting profiles, the full library of games on demand, and statistics from the league. Learn more about Event Beacon right here.

Who’s competing in the LILJ HSSE?! Below you’ll find the list of boys and girls teams which we recently dropped on Instagram.

Boys Teams

  • Cold Spring Harbor
  • Smithtown East
  • Ward Melville
  • North Babylon
  • Syosset
  • Calhoun
  • Commack
  • Montauk
  • Saints

Girls Teams

  • Bayport
  • Shoreham
  • Westhampton
  • Wantagh
  • Long Beach
  • Islip
  • Montauk
  • Huntington
  • Stonybrook School
  • Sachem North

For Immediate Release: 

Long Island Lacrosse Journal

Contact: Michael Winkoff



February 16th, 2021

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LILJ Top 100 Boys Rankings from 2022 Class: 100-23

Welcome to the top 100 men’s players on Long Island! Today we are going to showcase the first 77 of the most impressive juniors playing on the island. Our group of talent evaluators received over 200 names of just juniors who could have appeared on this list. In a sandlot format, the LILJ took the time to decide which players should be selected. The first player picked would be the best recruit from the class of 2022 and the second pick would be number two and so on. Not only did the LILJ take some of the best lacrosse players, but they looked at intangibles like leadership, toughness, as well as ground ball play.

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LILJ Girls HSBL Championship Saturday: The Championship Game

Championship game: The Indians vs. The Blue Devils

After a long winter season of playing box lacrosse. The last two teams left were the undefeated Indians and the red-hot Blue Devils. Going into this game, the Blue Devils were playing their best lacrosse winning five straight games while the Indians didn’t lose a game all season.

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LILJ Girls HSBL Championship Saturday: The Semi-Finals

Game 1: The Indians vs. The Marines

For the Marines, this was their biggest game of the season, because they thought they had a chance to dethrone the best team in the league. The Indians were missing their best offensive player in Emma LoPinto, so the Marines were hungry to play the Indians. Ava Main scored the first goal of the game after taking it coast-to-coast. Then, Alexis Morton runs across the goal and answers tying up the game. Morton finds Grace Gately on the next possession for the score.

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LILJ Girls HS Box League Championship Saturday: First Round

What a day of games on Saturday to end the inaugural LILJ Girls Winter Box League. Before watching if Patrick Mahomes can beat the GOAT in Tom Brady later today, let’s look at how this championship Saturday went.

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