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Keeping Lacrosse Consistently Safe: An Official’s Perspective

October 14, 2014    1563 Views
Keeping Lacrosse Consistently Safe: An Official’s PerspectiveShould refs pass on calls based on the score in a blowout game? Why aren’t the same penalties called from game to game? Our resident official gives perspective. Read More »

How and When to Use the Three Basic Lacrosse Dodges

October 14, 2014    4141 Views
How and When to Use the Three Basic Lacrosse DodgesHelp your youth lacrosse players take the next step with these tips for face, roll and split dodges. Read More »

Playing Mind Games: How College Coaches Build Mental Toughness

October 13, 2014    3918 Views
How College Coaches Build Mental ToughnessIt’s not all skills and drills. Use these tactics to develop mental toughness and acuity on the lacrosse field. Read More »

Are Developmental Rec Lacrosse Teams Going Extinct?

October 9, 2014    2122 Views
Are Developmental Rec Lacrosse Teams Going Extinct?This lacrosse mom hopes we can put the development back into recreational teams and let the travel teams do the traveling and selection. Read More »

How it Works: Shooting Space in Women’s Lacrosse

October 9, 2014    3501 Views
How it Works: Shooting Space in Women’s LacrosseShooting space is one of the most difficult rules to understand, especially for new lacrosse players, parents and coaches. Let’s break it down. Read More »

6 Signs of a Good Youth Lacrosse League

October 8, 2014    2709 Views
6 Signs of a Good Youth Lacrosse League; Gold StickDoes your youth lacrosse league follow best practices to make your child’s experience safe and fun? Look to these six signs as basic indicators. Read More »

Fairness First: Why Teams Don’t Always Get Flagged Equally

October 7, 2014    6673 Views
Fairness First: Why Teams Don’t Always Get Flagged EquallyThe idea of “fair, but not equal” is a tough concept for many non-officials. Our resident zebra explains how this concept plays out on the lacrosse field. Read More »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: The Case For Not “Playing Up”

October 6, 2014    3377 Views
Coaching Youth Lacrosse: The Case For Not 'Playing Up'Before you allow your youth lacrosse player to “play up,” consider factors like friendships and burnout as part of his or her long-term development. Read More »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Use Appropriate Equipment

October 3, 2014    923 Views
Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Use Appropriate EquipmentWe can’t always prevent injuries, but there are common sense steps we can take to reduce them. Here’s why properly fitting equipment makes a difference. Read More »

Report: Doctors Sounds Alarm on Youth Sports Concussions

October 3, 2014    223 Views
Report: Doctors Sounds Alarm on Youth Sports ConcussionsDeclining participation in some youth sports has doctors concerned. Is the risk to kids from inactivity greater than the harm of a potential concussion? Many say yes. Read More »

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