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

October 7, 2014    6457 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    3148 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    846 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 »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Avoid Overtraining

October 2, 2014    1507 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    2006 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    889 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    2199 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 »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Keep it Age-Appropriate

September 26, 2014    2015 Views
Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Keep it Age-AppropriateResident sports psychologist Dr. Richard Ginsburg offers tips to keep the lacrosse experience age-appropriate for the entire spectrum of youth athletes. Read More »

13 Qualities the Best Lacrosse Coaches Have in Common

September 25, 2014    5950 Views
13 Qualities the Best Lacrosse Coaches Have in CommonHow do you become the coach that your lacrosse players can’t wait to spend their time with? Here are 13 sure-fire ways to create positive, long-lasting impact. Read More »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Kids Are Not Little Adults

September 25, 2014    1797 Views
Coach Youth Lacrosse: Kids Are Not Little AdultsWhether just getting started, playing youth lacrosse, or competing at the high school level, coaches should bear in mind that kids are kids, not little adults. Read More »

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