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A Dubious Distinction

February 24, 2012    1251 Views

A recent NCAA survey indicates that the use of drugs and alcohol among men's and women's lacrosse players is excessive.  Why?

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Consistent Player Development Requires Uniform Youth Rules

October 18, 2011    1336 Views

US Lacrosse youth rules emphasize a progression of skill development as children age.  This may seem like an obvious and essential consideration, but it had never been a part of the independent development of youth rules.

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The Youth Tournament Circuit

July 23, 2011    1151 Views

While I’ve been to many youth lacrosse events throughout the country in my role at US Lacrosse, it’s certainly a different experience as a parent who feels both pride and internal angst when watching my flesh and blood run up and down the field.

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What Motivates Your Child's Youth Coach?

May 5, 2011    1228 Views

The primary focus of every youth coach should always be what’s best for the positive development of each player on his team, and they should be expected to model appropriate behavior and represent high levels of personal integrity. 

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Parents Must Be Good Consumers

February 9, 2011    1215 Views

The most responsible youth lacrosse team, league and event models place the quality of experience of participants as the foundation of all decisions. 

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The Future of Headgear in Girls' Lacrosse

December 2, 2010    1726 Views

When a serious injury occurs in a particular sport, the nature of that sport is sometimes questioned or blamed, and that’s been the case lately in girls’ lacrosse.

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

October 10, 2010    1129 Views

As parents, we like to think that we know what’s best for our young athletes, but the truth is we need to do more listening than talking.

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Parents, Coaches & Injury Prevention

August 31, 2010    1194 Views

Teaching a sport correctly is the most fundamental way to minimize injury.

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World Championship Challenges & Achievements

July 21, 2010    1209 Views

Despite politics and controversy, England has done a wonderful job hosting the 2010 FIL Men's World Championship.

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Why Are Coaches and Leagues Allowing Younger Boys to Body Check?

June 13, 2010    1248 Views

The possibility that body contact may expose young lacrosse players to increased risk of serious injury is certainly worth careful reflection.

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