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A Look Inside the “Hybrid” Youth Lacrosse Program

December 16, 2014    2143 Views
A Look Inside the “Hybrid” Youth Lacrosse ProgramWhat if we found a middle ground between developmental rec programs and select travel programs? Here’s a look at a successful “hybrid” youth lacrosse program. Read More »

USOC Report: The Formula for Developing Elite Athletes

December 11, 2014    7102 Views
USOC Report: The Formula for Developing Elite AthletesWhen developing players for maximum performance, what really pushes them to an elite level? Multiply the fun factor and add other sports to foster lacrosse stars. Read More »

Dom Starsia: A (Second) Letter to Lacrosse Parents

November 25, 2014    29807 Views
Dom Starsia: A (Second) Letter to Lacrosse ParentsUniversity of Virginia head coach Dom Starsia shares his thoughts on the role of club lacrosse in player development. Read More »

Women’s Recruiting Survey: There’s Still Some Sanity

November 14, 2014    3129 Views
Women’s College Recruiting Survey: There’s Still Some SanityResults of a recent IWLCA recruiting survey support a refreshing reality for high school juniors and seniors who feel like their time has passed. Read More »

Lacrosse Stick Work Finesse: A Lost Art?

November 13, 2014    5641 Views
Lacrosse Stick Work Finesse: A Lost Art?These elite athletes have that foundation of stick work from drilling fundamentals and doing it more than anyone else—not from skipping over them. Read More »

Rec: It's Not a Dirty Word

November 5, 2014    8666 Views
Youth Boys Lacrosse PlayerWith the trend towards travel and club lacrosse programs, is there still a place for rec? This writer thinks so. Read More »

What Does It Take to Be Great? Tips from 35 Team USA Stars

October 30, 2014    14021 Views
Rob Pannell Team USAWhat advice do the top lacrosse players in the world have for youth players who aspire to greatness? We asked current and former Team USA members to weigh in. Read More »

Survey: Parents Concerned with Quality, Behavior of Youth Coaches

October 16, 2014    4459 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 »

Are Developmental Rec Lacrosse Teams Going Extinct?

October 9, 2014    4737 Views
Are Developmental Rec Lacrosse Teams Going Extinct?This lacrosse mom hopes we can put the development back into recreational teams and let the travel teams do the traveling and selection. Read More »

6 Signs of a Good Youth Lacrosse League

October 8, 2014    4059 Views
6 Signs of a Good Youth Lacrosse League; Gold StickDoes your youth lacrosse league follow best practices to make your child’s experience safe and fun? Look to these six signs as basic indicators. Read More »

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