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US Lacrosse Has Allies in Reimagining Youth Sports

June 17, 2016    1959 Views
project playThe evaporation of recreational play, limited physical activity in low-income communities, concern about overuse and head injuries, the trend toward single-sport specialization and the lack of trained coaches were chief among topics May 17 at The Aspen Institute’s Project Play Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Building a Team Offense

June 16, 2016    3593 Views
building a team offenseWhat do you do first? Plan your strategy and try to make it work or evaluate your players and determine what your strategy should be? There’s an old saying something along the lines of “You can’t make chicken salad without chicken.” Keeping that in mind consider the following as you begin to plan for your next season: Who are my players? What skills do they possess?

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Top 10 Questions on NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules

June 9, 2016    2628 Views
top 10 nfhs boys lacrosse rulesEach season the US Lacrosse Officials Education Program receives emails from coaches, players, parents, and officials on game situations wondering what the correct ruling is. Here are the top 10 questions from the 2016 season.

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Making the Fastest Game on Two Feet Faster

June 7, 2016    6287 Views
fastest game on two feetUS Lacrosse recently worked with the Mid-Penn League for their end of the season tournament in Mechanicsburg, Pa., to help experiment with small-sided games included in the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model in hopes of finding better ways to introduce the sport to young players.

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Kick Start for Campbell

June 3, 2016    1629 Views
US Lacrosse First Stick Grant recipient Campbell HSNew Jersey high school girls' team fielded first varsity squad three years after receiving US Lacrosse First Stick Grant Read More »

Can the Ball Make the Game Safer?

May 18, 2016    8998 Views
lacrosse ballsAn often-overlooked piece of equipment related to safety is the actual lacrosse ball. Original research in 2005 by Trey Crisco, a member of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee, led to the development of a NOCSAE ball standard. In 2014, the NOCSAE standard became required for all games using NCAA/NFHS/USL rules. Now, the ball could be getting even safer. Read More »

Brain Targeted Teaching for Coaches: Evaluating Learning

May 17, 2016    1590 Views
Evaluating LearningAs coaches we are constantly evaluating athletes either formally or informally. They real key for an evaluation contributing to learning comes in what we do with the information we gain from the evaluations. Read More »

Video Addresses Early Recruiting

May 12, 2016    4026 Views
kerstin kimelUS Lacrosse helped produce a new video for the IWLCA which features interviews with coaches, players, administrators and medical experts on the issues surrounding early recruiting. Read More »

Stringing and Strategy: Making Them Intersect

May 10, 2016    5871 Views
Boyle Stringing BlogIf you could become an expert in only one of the following, which would it be: stringing a stick or diagramming X’s and O’s? A coach that understands how moving parts intersect is poised for success. Read More »

10 Reasons Coaching Will Improve Your Life

May 5, 2016    7476 Views
Coaching BlogHave you been hesitant to coach? Don't be. At the end of the season – you’ll never be the same. You will be a better, more enlightened and more passionate human being. Read More »