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Why You Should Let All the Kids Play When It Matters

May 11, 2015    7500 Views
Why You Should Let All the Kids Play—When It Matters Shouldn’t part of youth sports be giving kids the opportunity to take the last shot, to try and win a key faceoff, or to be on the field at the end of the game? Read More »

How to Build an Effective Youth Lacrosse Code of Conduct

May 6, 2015    4097 Views
How to Build an Effective Youth Lacrosse Code of Conduct Does your youth lacrosse program struggle with sideline behavior? Here are eight considerations to take into account when putting together a code of conduct. Read More »

One for the Ages: Youth Lacrosse Age Verification and Event Sanctioning

April 29, 2015    11508 Views
One for the Ages: Age Verification and Event Sanctioning US Lacrosse hopes to put an end to uneven play with two new youth lacrosse initiatives—age verification and event sanctioning. Read More »

Want to Play College Lacrosse? How Grades Impact Recruiting

April 20, 2015    35756 Views
Want to Play College Lacrosse? Better Hit the Books [Survey]Taking care of your high school academics from the get-go is more important than ever. We asked college coaches to weigh in on how grades impact recruiting. Read More »

Safety Over Everything: Accountability in Lacrosse Officiating

April 9, 2015    3209 Views
Safety Over Everything: Accountability in Lacrosse OfficiatingOfficials are at the game for safety first, then fairness. If the safety calls are made and neither team gets an unfair advantage, then the kids will have fun. Read More »

The Window Isn’t Closed: Finding a Home in College Lacrosse

April 6, 2015    11842 Views
The Window Isn’t Closed: Finding a Home in College LacrosseThere is a team out there for anyone who wants to continue to play, regardless of age, skill level or athleticism. If you want to play, you can play. Read More »

Give 'em a Break: Adjusting Parent Attitudes Toward Officials

April 3, 2015    3665 Views
Parent Behavior to OfficialsYouth sports safety involves parents working with coaches and officials to make the player experience better. Read More »

The Best Sports Parenting Advice I Ever Gave Myself

March 26, 2015    12669 Views
The Best Youth Sports Parenting Advice I Ever Gave MyselfWatching games in which my kids aren’t playing has been a great reality check. When you remove yourself from the emotions, it’s pretty easy to tell right from wrong. Read More »

Put Me in, Coach! 10 Ways to Earn More Playing Time

March 25, 2015    32515 Views
Put Me in, Coach! 10 Ways to Earn More Playing TimeWhile you can’t directly control how your coaches allocate playing time, there are many things you can control. Here are 10 ways to get yourself into the game. Read More »

Are We Having Fun Yet? Youth Lacrosse and Project Play

March 25, 2015    5319 Views
Project Play Have FunGetting input from our kids can help shape a youth sports atmosphere that allows them to have more fun. Read More »