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Burn, Ballwatch and Batted Balls: Advanced Lacrosse Stats

October 17, 2014    8058 Views

Burn, Ballwatch and Batted Balls: Advanced Lacrosse StatsLacrosse could benefit from modern scouting and evaluation techniques from other sports to get a more accurate picture of player value. Read More »

Survey: Parents Concerned with Quality, Behavior of Youth Coaches

October 16, 2014    9098 Views
Survey: Parents Concerned with Quality, Behavior of Youth CoachesA new national survey of parents by espnW shows broad and deep concern about a variety of key issues involving youth athletics, and coaching in particular. Read More »

Rock and Roll from X Drill [Video]

October 15, 2014    8785 Views
Rock and Roll Drill from XThe Rock and Roll from X drill teaches intermediate boys’ players to dodge around X, go from side to side, and find the 5-and-5 location at the top of the island. Read More »

Change of Direction Drill [Video]

October 15, 2014    9779 Views
Change of Direction Drill DiagramThe Change of Direction drill teaches boys’ and girls’ youth players to dodge, use footwork, and transition movements into a shot with time and space. Read More »

Keeping Lacrosse Consistently Safe: An Official’s Perspective

October 14, 2014    7461 Views
Keeping Lacrosse Consistently Safe: An Official’s PerspectiveShould refs pass on calls based on the score in a blowout game? Why aren’t the same penalties called from game to game? Our resident official gives perspective. Read More »

How and When to Use the Three Basic Lacrosse Dodges

October 14, 2014    15978 Views
How and When to Use the Three Basic Lacrosse DodgesHelp your youth lacrosse players take the next step with these tips for face, roll and split dodges. Read More »

Playing Mind Games: How College Coaches Build Mental Toughness

October 13, 2014    6047 Views
How College Coaches Build Mental ToughnessIt’s not all skills and drills. Use these tactics to develop mental toughness and acuity on the lacrosse field. Read More »

How it Works: Shooting Space in Women’s Lacrosse

October 9, 2014    8997 Views
How it Works: Shooting Space in Women’s LacrosseShooting space is one of the most difficult rules to understand, especially for new lacrosse players, parents and coaches. Let’s break it down. Read More »

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

October 7, 2014    8426 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    5725 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 »

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