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A Personal Lacrosse Epiphany and Public Thank You

January 22, 2016    9217 Views

Girls' Official

Reflections from a former coach with a newfound appreciation for game officials. Read More »

How to Set Goals for the Upcoming Lacrosse Season

January 15, 2016    4786 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 »

How It Works: Illegal Body-Checking Rule in Youth Lacrosse

December 21, 2015    6508 Views
How It Works: Illegal Body Checking in Youth LacrosseOur resident official dives into the illegal body-checking rule as it applies to youth lacrosse, and discusses the differences in application between youth and high school play. Read More »

How to Create the Physical Environment for Learning Lacrosse

December 16, 2015    4293 Views
Creating the Physical Environment for LearningThe brain responds differently to a new environment, allowing your athletes to be more attentive. That fades over time in the same location. How can your physical environment keep your players engaged? Read More »

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

December 9, 2015    3235 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 Establish an Emotional Climate for Learning Lacrosse

November 23, 2015    6813 Views
Establishing the Emotional Climate for LearningResearch shows that a positive, stress-free environment opens young athletes minds to learning. How do you create that environment? Read More »

Get on the Bus: Michigan High School Coaches Bound for LaxCon

November 18, 2015    3837 Views
Duke men's coach and LaxCon speaker John DanowskiChapter-sponsored trip to bring Michigan high school coaches to US Lacrosse Convention Read More »

Why Great Lacrosse Attackers Play Like Zombies

November 3, 2015    5865 Views
Why Great Lacrosse Attackers Are Like ZombiesWant to become a more complete lacrosse attacker? Embrace your inner zombie and learn how to support your teammates on the re-defend. Read More »

Why Lacrosse Should Risk It Like REI

October 30, 2015    6683 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    7981 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 »