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How it Works: Tripping Rule in Boys Lacrosse

September 15, 2015    4122 Views
How it Works: Tripping Rule in Boys LacrosseOur resident official takes a deep dive into the slashing rule, a common personal foul in boys youth and high school lacrosse. Read More »

Sometimes It's Great to Be a Parent That Knows Nothing

August 27, 2015    2993 Views
Sometimes It's Great to be a Parent That Knows NothingMy son is playing a sport, golf, that I know very little about. That lack of knowledge is letting me, and him, enjoy the experience in ways that got me thinking. Read More »

Year-Round Lacrosse? Jordan Spieth’s Success Says Otherwise

August 13, 2015    8134 Views
Year-Round Lacrosse? Jordan Spieth’s Success Says OtherwiseSuperstar golfer Jordan Spieth is a great example of how multi-sport participation develops elite athletes. Take some time to enjoy other sports along with lacrosse. Read More »

What a Great Youth Lacrosse Game Looks Like (And Doesn’t)

August 10, 2015    5765 Views
What a Great Youth Lacrosse Game Looks Like (And Doesn’t)Even within one day of tournament play, it’s easy to spot a good youth lacrosse game from a bad one. Our resident official explores some of the telltale signs. Read More »

10 Questions to Help Evaluate Your Child’s Lacrosse Camp Experience

July 17, 2015    2745 Views
Summer CampThese questions can help you to understand if your child had meaningful summer exposure to the sport. Read More »

Should Lacrosse Parents Shake Hands Following the Game?

July 10, 2015    2893 Views
Spirit of the GameGiven their emotional investment in the game, maybe parents need some closure following the contest in order to move forward. Read More »

Why You Should Let All the Kids Play When It Matters

May 11, 2015    6921 Views
Why You Should Let All the Kids Play—When It Matters Shouldn’t part of youth sports be giving kids the opportunity to take the last shot, to try and win a key faceoff, or to be on the field at the end of the game? Read More »

Give 'em a Break: Adjusting Parent Attitudes Toward Officials

April 3, 2015    3192 Views
Parent Behavior to OfficialsYouth sports safety involves parents working with coaches and officials to make the player experience better. Read More »

Are We Having Fun Yet? Youth Lacrosse and Project Play

March 25, 2015    4613 Views
Project Play Have FunGetting input from our kids can help shape a youth sports atmosphere that allows them to have more fun. Read More »

Duke’s John Danowski: All Parents Are Nuts [Video]

March 24, 2015    24017 Views
Duke’s John Danowski: All Parents Are Nuts [Video]Three-time national champion coach John Danowski talks about the role of parents within lacrosse teams, and how recruiting is being driven by parents, not kids. Read More »