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Safety Over Everything: Accountability in Lacrosse Officiating

April 9, 2015    1347 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 »

Kevin Cassese at LaxCon: How to Build a Lacrosse Program

March 26, 2015    1301 Views
Kevin Cassese at LaxCon: How to Build a Lacrosse ProgramWatch our new series with Lehigh University coach Kevin Cassese’s presentation on how to build a lacrosse program, from the 2015 US Lacrosse Convention. Read More »

Social Media Agreement for Youth and High School Lacrosse

March 20, 2015    2827 Views
Social Media Agreement for Youth and High School LacrosseHow can you keep athletes from detrimental uses of social media? You can’t completely, but you can educate them. Use this free template to create accountability. Read More »

What Are We Thinking? An Open Letter to the Lacrosse Community

March 19, 2015    58839 Views
What Are We Thinking? An Open Letter to the Lacrosse CommunityA lacrosse dad who admittedly has gotten caught up in the “machine” looks at challenges facing the sport and offers perspective on potential changes. Read More »

4 Must-Have Components of Lacrosse Player Evaluation

February 16, 2015    8940 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    3905 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    5717 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    6424 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    4158 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    10073 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 »

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