FLG’s boy’s 2023 Coach and former midfielder, Tim Holman, graduated from Hofstra in 2010. He now focuses his lacrosse knowledge from the sidelines, coaching both FLG and Holy Trinity High School’s varsity team.
Q: What is your favorite part about coaching the next generation of lacrosse?
A: Teaching the game that I was taught growing up and putting the players in spots to be successful.
Q: What inspired you to begin coaching and stay a part of the lacrosse community post-college?
A: I think the game has taught me so many important life lessons that I can still apply to a ton of things I still do today.
Q: During your time at Hofstra, what was the most valuable lesson you learned about the sport of lacrosse?
A: My time at Hofstra was so important to me because I learned so many valuable lessons. To pinpoint one valuable lesson is challenging but to me it was the process of preparing for whatever it was we were doing as a team each day (scouting opponents, film work, practice, attention to the little details.)
Q: What do you think is the most important skill to have when coaching both sides of the ball?
A: I think the most important skill to have while coaching is to understand what language and tone will get the most out of each player specifically. I have been coaching at all different levels for quite some time now and it is a skill that I am still learning to this day.
Q: When you’re not playing or coaching on the field, what’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
A: I like to hang out with my family and friends during my downtime.
Q: Are there any particular coaches, former teammates or professional players you keep in mind when coming up with drills or plays?
A: The list is too long to mention everyone so my short answer is absolutely. My coaches and teammates have had such a large impact on me as a person. To use a drill a former coach had used during my playing days or to incorporate a former teammates habits into a drill speaks a lot to how great of an impact they have had on me.
Q: When pressure’s on, what is your go-to pep-talk in the huddle?
A: Stick to the game plan and do your job.
Q: How does coaching the FLG boy’s 2023 team differ from coaching on the varsity level at Holy Trinity?
A: Coaching at the high school level has been a great experience for me. I have bounced around a bit during my coaching career but I love watching the hard work in practice translate to a game time situation.
Q: How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted your previous season? How has this changed your outlook on seasons to come?
A: Tweaking drills to promote social distancing certainly presents a challenge. I think as long as the players have a clear understanding of what you are asking of them, they are doing the right things to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Q: Lastly, what do you look forward to most about the upcoming season?
A: I look forward to competing at a high level with a group of kids that are willing to put in the time and effort to get better.