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What Are We Thinking? An Open Letter to the Lacrosse Community

March 19, 2015    67016 Views
What Are We Thinking? An Open Letter to the Lacrosse CommunityA lacrosse dad who admittedly has gotten caught up in the “machine” looks at challenges facing the sport and offers perspective on potential changes. Read More »

What if You Were 10 Again? Lacrosse Through a Kid’s Eyes

March 12, 2015    31528 Views
What if You Were 10 Again? Lacrosse Through a Kid’s EyesTo eliminate the obstacles that cause kids to drop out of sports, we as coaches and parents must supply and nurture a culture that builds instead of breaks. Read More »

16 Unforgettable Life Lessons I Learned from Lacrosse

March 3, 2015    38786 Views
16 Unforgettable Life Lessons I Learned from LacrosseLife is really just one big lacrosse game. Apply these life lessons from your experience and you'll be on your way to navigating the great big world out there. Read More »

Early Recruiting Realities: Poaching, Reversals, More Trends

February 23, 2015    8753 Views
Early Recruiting Realities: Poaching, Reversals, More TrendsDespite widespread objection, early recruiting is the new norm in college lacrosse. Ryan Boyle looks at some of the consequences of this trend. Read More »

Failure as a Catalyst: How to Develop a Growth Mindset

February 19, 2015    9827 Views
Failure as a Catalyst: How to Develop a Growth MindsetFailure is the catalyst to success. Let’s not take away this valuable tool from our kids by evening the playing field all the time, writes Kate Leavell. Read More »

6 Simple Words Every Lacrosse Player Wants to Hear

February 12, 2015    30349 Views
6 Words Every Lacrosse Player Wants to Hear The six most important words every lacrosse player wants to hear from their parents are “I love to watch you play.” One of our resident sports parents explains. Read More »

Dealing with Recruiting Realities: 5 Takeaways for Parents

February 10, 2015    14893 Views
Dealing with Recruiting RealitiesThe recruiting calendar for college lacrosse moves up each year. What should you be doing? Read More »

Don’t Give Us the New Ref! A Lacrosse Official’s Perspective

February 5, 2015    6079 Views
Don’t Give Us the New Ref! A Lacrosse Official’s PerspectiveNew doesn't automatically mean bad—it means new. Our resident official lays out reasonable expectations for youth lacrosse officials and parents this season. Read More »

10 Ways to Get Yourself Noticed at Lacrosse Tryouts

February 2, 2015    21636 Views
10 Ways to Get Yourself Noticed at Lacrosse TryoutsHow will your coach see you at tryouts this season? Focus on the things you can control, and you’ll put yourself in position to earn a spot on the team. Read More »

First Cross-Sector Youth Sports Plan Released by Aspen Institute

January 29, 2015    4513 Views
First Cross-Sector Youth Sports Plan Released by Aspen Institute With input from US Lacrosse and hundreds of other youth sports leaders, Aspen Institute Project Play initiative identifies eight breakthrough strategies. Read More »

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