As your lacrosse coaches and mentors, we continue to apply the lessons learned from our experience over the years: in youth lacrosse in established and competitive programs, through high school and the recruiting process, and in college.
Unlocking the Secrets of Mental Health and Positivity
We all receive those intriguing emails that make us ponder the mysteries of life. One day, I received an email that got me thinking about the human brain, thoughts, and mental health. It raised questions about why individuals with mental health issues often experience negative thoughts and why overthinking is frequently linked to negativity. It’s […]
Boys Lacrosse Stat Definitions
Boys’ lacrosse statistics provide a fascinating glimpse into the dynamic and exhilarating world of this fast-paced sport. From goals and assists to faceoff percentages and ground ball recoveries, these statistics capture the individual and team performances that shape the outcome of every game.
Call for Coaches
We are currently recruiting boys and girls coaches. The need for boys and girls lacrosse coaches is essential in fostering the development and success of young athletes. Lacrosse is a fast-paced, physically demanding sport that requires a high level of skill, strategy, and teamwork.
When it gets down to the last minute and an ill-advised shot goes without backup, call out your wheels for a 10-man ride. The 10-man ride is an aggressive scheme meant to trap an opponent in its own end and create a turnover. It requires using your goalie as the 10th rider, opening the cage […]
A Suggestion for the Loud Coach
I’d love to see lacrosse coaches limit their instruction and direction of players only to practice, timeouts, and quarter breaks. Men’s college lacrosse, particularly – with the exception of a handful of programs – has become a coach’s game in which players are conditioned to listen for barked instruction from the sideline…too often afraid to […]
Spot the Rookie Coach
In one of my long car rides with a good friend of mine and a veteran lacrosse coach, we talked about poor coaching. What is it that makes some coaches “bad”? And we were not talking about the coaches who have losing records rather we were looking at the coaches who just don’t “get it”.
10 Reasons We Shouldn’t Yell
This March Madness, one the most talked about moments was this exchange between Michigan State Tom Izzo and Aaron Henry during a timeout in the first-round game. Thanks to CBS, ESPN, and social media, this exchange has become viral, with many people challenging Izzo’s behavior as “crossing the line.”
Defensive Teaching Points
The defensive principles outlined below focus on individual, group, and team defense. These are essential principles for all players, regardless of position. Defensive excellence in lacrosse relies on playing with your head, legs, and heart. We believe that mastering these techniques can develop outstanding defensive players.
Age & Eligibility Guidelines
US Lacrosse establishes eligibility guidelines in order to promote the game of lacrosse among the youth of America in a safe and sportsmanlike environment. To best achieve this goal, US Lacrosse believes that leagues, associations, and other organizers of youth lacrosse should seek to provide playing opportunities that, as much as possible, establish a “level […]
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