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Keeping Lacrosse Consistently Safe: An Official’s Perspective

October 14, 2014    1566 Views
Keeping Lacrosse Consistently Safe: An Official’s PerspectiveShould refs pass on calls based on the score in a blowout game? Why aren’t the same penalties called from game to game? Our resident official gives perspective. Read More »

Are Developmental Rec Lacrosse Teams Going Extinct?

October 9, 2014    2123 Views
Are Developmental Rec Lacrosse Teams Going Extinct?This lacrosse mom hopes we can put the development back into recreational teams and let the travel teams do the traveling and selection. Read More »

Fairness First: Why Teams Don’t Always Get Flagged Equally

October 7, 2014    6675 Views
Fairness First: Why Teams Don’t Always Get Flagged EquallyThe idea of “fair, but not equal” is a tough concept for many non-officials. Our resident zebra explains how this concept plays out on the lacrosse field. Read More »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: The Case For Not “Playing Up”

October 6, 2014    3379 Views
Coaching Youth Lacrosse: The Case For Not 'Playing Up'Before you allow your youth lacrosse player to “play up,” consider factors like friendships and burnout as part of his or her long-term development. Read More »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Use Appropriate Equipment

October 3, 2014    926 Views
Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Use Appropriate EquipmentWe can’t always prevent injuries, but there are common sense steps we can take to reduce them. Here’s why properly fitting equipment makes a difference. Read More »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Save Specialization for Older Kids

October 1, 2014    2409 Views
Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Save Specialization for Older KidsWhen does specializing in one sport from an early age become a risky investment? Our resident sports psychologist weighs in on the multi-sport debate. Read More »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Provide Positive Feedback

September 30, 2014    1179 Views
Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Provide Positive FeedbackProvide positive feedback and you’ll expand your youth lacrosse player’s self-evaluation to how they play the game, not just how many points they score Read More »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Defining Success by Age Group

September 29, 2014    2666 Views
Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Defining Success by Age GroupWhether its safety and fun, skill development and friendship, or independence and identity formation, here’s how to age appropriately define youth lacrosse success. Read More »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Fun is Essential

September 23, 2014    2300 Views
Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Fun is EssentialAvoid the pressure to always focus on putting in plays and implementing scheme. Instead, create fun and enjoyable practice and game experiences. Read More »

15 Key Considerations for Selecting a Youth Lacrosse Program

September 8, 2014    1948 Views
15 Key Considerations for Selecting a Youth Lacrosse ProgramBefore taking the plunge into a new lacrosse program, make sure you can answer these essential questions about your child’s participation. Read More »

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