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4 Must-Have Components of Lacrosse Player Evaluation

February 16, 2015    4843 Views
4 Must-Have Components of Lacrosse Player Evaluation One of the most difficult tasks for a coach is fairly and accurately evaluating players. Ease the burden by using age-appropriate evaluation rubrics at tryouts. Read More »

Lacrosse Coaches: How Well Do You Know Your Players?

February 10, 2015    2346 Views
Lacrosse Coaches: How Well Do You Know Your Players?How well do you really know and understand each of your players? It might sound like a weird question, but it’s actually critically important. Read More »

Don’t Give Us the New Ref! A Lacrosse Official’s Perspective

February 5, 2015    3587 Views
Don’t Give Us the New Ref! A Lacrosse Official’s PerspectiveNew doesn't automatically mean bad—it means new. Our resident official lays out reasonable expectations for youth lacrosse officials and parents this season. Read More »

6 Best Practices for Running a Youth Lacrosse Tryout

February 3, 2015    3672 Views
6 Best Practices for Running a Youth Lacrosse TryoutGetting ready to run a youth lacrosse tryout this spring? Follow these tips to keep your process simple, equal and transparent. Read More »

First Cross-Sector Youth Sports Plan Released by Aspen Institute

January 29, 2015    2646 Views
First Cross-Sector Youth Sports Plan Released by Aspen Institute With input from US Lacrosse and hundreds of other youth sports leaders, Aspen Institute Project Play initiative identifies eight breakthrough strategies. Read More »

A Look Inside the “Hybrid” Youth Lacrosse Program

December 16, 2014    8271 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 »

4 Unwritten Rule Ideas for Improving Youth Boys Lacrosse

October 21, 2014    11582 Views
4 Unwritten Rule Ideas for Improving Youth Boys Lacrosse These “off the books” rules can help youth boys’ lacrosse players improve their skills and maintain a safe, positive experience. Read More »

6 Signs of a Good Youth Lacrosse League

October 8, 2014    4302 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 »

Florida Girls Lacrosse Headgear Debate About More Than Safety

August 28, 2014    6487 Views
Florida Girls Lacrosse Headgear Debate About More Than SafetyThe debate surrounding the Florida high school women’s lacrosse headgear mandate is about much more than safety, writes NFHS rules chair Jay Watts. Read More »

How to Retain Officiating Talent

August 15, 2014    2275 Views
Lacrosse OfficialOfficials, leaders and assigners all have a stake in keeping stripes on the field. Take these steps to ensure retention of quality lacrosse officials. Read More »

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