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How it Works: Shooting Space in Women’s Lacrosse

October 9, 2014    3298 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    2602 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    6264 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    3088 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    827 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    197 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 »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Avoid Overtraining

October 2, 2014    1461 Views
Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Avoid OvertrainingTake a page out of NCAA guidelines and regulate the amount of training and competition for youth lacrosse athletes, says Dr. Richard Ginsburg Read More »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Save Specialization for Older Kids

October 1, 2014    1943 Views
Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Save Specialization for Older KidsWhen does specializing in one sport from an early age become a risky investment? Our resident sports psychologist weighs in on the multi-sport debate. Read More »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Provide Positive Feedback

September 30, 2014    869 Views
Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Provide Positive FeedbackProvide positive feedback and you’ll expand your youth lacrosse player’s self-evaluation to how they play the game, not just how many points they score Read More »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Defining Success by Age Group

September 29, 2014    2165 Views
Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Defining Success by Age GroupWhether its safety and fun, skill development and friendship, or independence and identity formation, here’s how to age appropriately define youth lacrosse success. Read More »

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