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Duke Athletics recently released a series of videos from the first of four Duke men’s lacrosse coaching clinics held on Sept. 25. Coach John Danowski (who is a great Twitter follow) and staff covered a wide range of topics in the two-hour session, but one that stood out to me was building standards for player development at the youth, middle school, and high school levels.
Check out this approximately 13-minute video. If you’re not convinced by Duke’s national championship pedigree, consider the following:
Three reasons to consider watching the Duke coaches clinic tonight 1) free 2) Duke 3) you're not a coach at Duke— 412 Lax (@4OneTwoLax) September 25, 2013
Three reasons to consider watching the Duke coaches clinic tonight 1) free 2) Duke 3) you're not a coach at Duke
You’ll notice progressions throughout the lecture in supporting the physical, cognitive, and skill progression of each age group. For more on these topics, download a copy of the US Lacrosse Youth Rules & Best Practice Guidebooks for boys and girls.
I also recommend the video on making tough decisions as a coach, which discusses, among other topics, the all-important parent-coach relationship.
Speaking of, it wasn’t a tough decision to respect Coach Dino after watching this post-game gesture on Memorial Day. This is the embodiment of winning with class.
Duke will host two more coaching clinics on campus as part of its annual series. You can register here for clinics on Nov. 20, and Dec. 10 and earn continuing education credit toward your US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program certification.
Want to hear more from Coach Danowski and dozens of the nation’s premier college coaches? Purchase an early-bird ticket (just $95) to the US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, Jan. 10-12 in Philadelphia.
Video Credit: GoDuke.comPhoto Credit: Lee Weissman
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