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What Really Matters in Player Development

February 10, 2016    5519 Views
Player DevelopmentTime is a powerful thing. The perspective that time brings can be even more powerful. Here's one parent's journey about what was important in his child's youth sports experience. Read More »

How to Set Goals for the Upcoming Lacrosse Season

January 15, 2016    4784 Views
How to Set Goals for the Upcoming Lacrosse SeasonTwo months is a perfect window to prepare for any major sporting event, so no matter where you see yourself now, you have time to get where you need and want to be. All you need is the right plan to get you there. Read More »

The “Youth Sports Paradise” of the Past Wasn’t Always Paradise

December 9, 2015    3230 Views
Youth Sports ParadiseIf we want to “fix” youth sports, we can’t live in the past. Our writer shares stories from his youth and excitement around the new US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model. Read More »

How to Navigate the College Lacrosse Camp Matrix

November 24, 2015    4737 Views
How to Navigate the College Lacrosse Camp MatrixWhether it’s a clinic, camp or prospect day, know what you’re getting into so you can maximize your time on campus as an aspiring college lacrosse player. Read More »

Why Lacrosse Should Risk It Like REI

October 30, 2015    6680 Views
Should Lacrosse Risk It Like REIREI went outside the box by closing its stores on Black Friday. US Lacrosse is asking the lacrosse community to do some new thinking as it reimagines the youth lacrosse experience. Read More »

Parents Aren't Ruining Youth Sports. We All Are.

October 28, 2015    7977 Views
Parents Youth LacrosseA Washington Post story states, "The number of children playing team sports is falling, with the experts blaming a parent-driven focus on elite travel clubs, specialization in one sport and pursuit of scholarships for hurting the country’s youth sports leagues.” What does this mean for lacrosse? Read More »

Inside the D-III Lacrosse Experience: Opportunities Abound Beyond D-I

October 15, 2015    5647 Views
The Real D-III Lacrosse Experience: Opportunities Abound Beyond D-IToo often, the recruiting conversation stops at Division I. We caught up with two coaches to get insight on common misconceptions of D-III lacrosse. Read More »

What If We Just Played Youth Lacrosse For Fun?

October 14, 2015    4952 Views
What If We Just Played Youth Lacrosse For Fun?For two Minnesota-based youth lacrosse teams who entered a summer tournament with championship aspirations, the third-place game ended up being even more memorable. Read More »

How it Works: Illegal Body Checking Rule in Boys Lacrosse

October 13, 2015    10231 Views
Illegal Body Checking LacrosseWhat makes a check legal or illegal? Our resident official gives a point-by-point breakdown of the illegal body checking foul in boys lacrosse. Read More »

How it Works: Cross-Checking Foul in Boys Lacrosse

September 25, 2015    7771 Views
How it Works: Cross-Checking Foul in Boys LacrosseOur resident official takes a deep dive into the cross-checking foul as part of our series on personal fouls in boys lacrosse. Read More »