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Getting Better Should Trump Specialization

August 24, 2016    264 Views
youth lacrosseThere are more and more playing opportunities outside of the traditional lacrosse season, which is driving young players towards specialization. There is plenty of evidence to suggest this is hampering individual's long-term athletic development. Read More »

High School Player Gives Back to First Stick

August 11, 2016    3596 Views
jack-campEarlier this year, the US Lacrosse Foundation staff received a truly heartwarming letter. Jack Camp, a senior at Wayne Central (N.Y.) High School, sent in a note with a donation to the US Lacrosse First Stick Program.

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From the Mag: No Quit in Coquitlam

August 9, 2016    2757 Views
september coverCorey McLaughlin captures the U.S. men's U19 team's remarkable comeback to win gold at the FIL World Championship in this article from the September issue of Lacrosse Magazine.

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Lacrosse Gaining Steam Towards Olympics

August 5, 2016    47100 Views
olympicsThe 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil officially begin tonight with the Opening Ceremonies, and lacrosse will not be played. But there’s a lot to be excited about right now as it relates to international lacrosse and the “Olympic Dream.”

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Youth Shines in Talented Team USA Tryout Pool

August 4, 2016    5379 Views

Marie McCool

The tryout pool of for the 2017 U.S. women's national team includes veteran stars, but also an infusion on young talent poised to help Team USA make a run for a third straight world championship.

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US Lacrosse, NLL Explore Collaboration

August 2, 2016    3345 Views
NLL commissioner Nick SackiewiczLeaders from US Lacrosse and the National Lacrosse League recently met at the new US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md., and the two organizations are exploring ways to work together to help expand the sport.

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The Whys of Multisport Participation

July 27, 2016    18009 Views
project playMulti-sport athletes get recruited more than specialized athletes. Multi-sport athletes get injured less. Multi-sport is the way to go. Oooh, that athlete we love was also was a multi-sport athlete! But what does that mean and why?

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Six Do's and Don'ts for Youth Coaches

July 21, 2016    5900 Views
coaching dos dontsIf you want to be a successful youth coach, you need to keep your players engaged, and you need to pay attention to the signals your team is taking from you. Here are six do’s and don’ts that youth coaches should keep in mind.

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Coaching Lessons Learned in Summer Lacrosse

July 21, 2016    15229 Views
summer lacrosse lessonsI’ve spent approximately 30 of the last 40 days in June and July on the sidelines of lacrosse tournaments and have watched nearly 200 high school level games. Here’s what I’ve learned from watching teams of varying talent levels, some loaded with Division I commits, and some without a single athlete being recruited.

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Wall Ball Challenge Tops $20,000 for First Stick Program

July 13, 2016    1683 Views
wall ball challengeThe US Lacrosse #WallBallChallenge has already raised more than $20,000 for the US Lacrosse First Stick Program in its first month.

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