There are few surnames more legendary in the lacrosse world than Beardmore.
In this episode I sit up down with Maryland alum and 1987 C Markland Kelly award winner Jim Beardmore to discuss his start in lacrosse, his development as a goalie, and his methodology when it comes to coaching young men on the lacrosse field.
Talking to Jim Beardmore one thing is for sure – he is passionate about the sport of lacrosse.
He is the son of the University of Maryland former head coach, the late great Buddy Beardmore. In this chat we discuss how Jim would be hanging out with the players in the locker room and at practice and the influence that had.
Jim Beardmore attended the University of Maryland himself after graduating from the Severn School in Severna Park, MD – a hotbed of lacrosse.
In addition to dominate college play Jim went on to play (and coach) in Major League Lacrosse.
Coaching runs in the Beardmore family and in addition to the MLL he’s coached at several top high school programs including Severna Park.
Jim has hundreds of hours of footage of himself and his Dad (the assistant coach) coaching Severna Park to another state title run. It’s amazing footage and really gives you a taste of Jim Beardmore passionate, honest, and sometimes harsh coaching style.
In the footage is Severna Park Senior Mike Gvozden from Goaliesmith.
Here is Jim demonstrating the speed, agility, and out of the crease moves so prominent in goalie’s games back then:
Here is part of the documentary that Jim and I mention several times in this episode:
Here are a few Instagram posts from Jim’s account – @jbeardy1
Lacrosse is my passion! The game has given me so much and this blog is my way of giving back to the lax community. Specifically the most bad a$$ part of that community - the goalies! After learning to play goalie from scratch, I wanted to create a site where I could share what I learned with others so they too can become champions in the crease and in life. Learn more about Coach Damon.