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Parents: Enjoy the Moment

March 24, 2016    176112 Views

Parents Enjoy the Ride

One day you’re going to get in the car with your kid’s water bottle that he left at home for the last time, that sour shoulder pads and cleat smell coming from the back seat...and then you are going to get in the car and you won’t ever be back again. Read More »

Parents Aren't Ruining Youth Sports. We All Are.

October 28, 2015    7734 Views
Parents Youth LacrosseA Washington Post story states, "The number of children playing team sports is falling, with the experts blaming a parent-driven focus on elite travel clubs, specialization in one sport and pursuit of scholarships for hurting the country’s youth sports leagues.” What does this mean for lacrosse? Read More »

No More Ghost Man on First: Youth Lacrosse and Free Play

December 19, 2014    10819 Views
No More Ghost Man of FirstAs kids, we were creative and we found ways to make our various games work without the “coaching” of adults. Why isn't that happening today? Read More »

Survey: Parents Concerned with Quality, Behavior of Youth Coaches

October 16, 2014    11469 Views
Survey: Parents Concerned with Quality, Behavior of Youth CoachesA new national survey of parents by espnW shows broad and deep concern about a variety of key issues involving youth athletics, and coaching in particular. Read More »

6 Signs of a Good Youth Lacrosse League

October 8, 2014    6041 Views
6 Signs of a Good Youth Lacrosse League; Gold StickDoes your youth lacrosse league follow best practices to make your child’s experience safe and fun? Look to these six signs as basic indicators. Read More »

Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Kids Are Not Little Adults

September 25, 2014    9981 Views
Coach Youth Lacrosse: Kids Are Not Little AdultsWhether just getting started, playing youth lacrosse, or competing at the high school level, coaches should bear in mind that kids are kids, not little adults. Read More »

Our Biggest Mistake: Talent Selection Over Talent Identification

August 29, 2014    15068 Views
Our Biggest Mistake: Talent Selection Over Talent IdentificationAmerican youth sports are far too often focused on talent selection, and not talent identification. Read these suggestions for changing the emphasis of youth sports. Read More »

Have We Forgotten? Youth Athletes Aren’t Adult Athletes

August 7, 2014    8050 Views
Have We Forgotten? Youth Athletes Aren’t Adult AthletesIt’s a brave new world for youth lacrosse players. We as adults must remember that these are just kids playing a lacrosse game. Read More »

Youth Lacrosse Specialization and the Single Point Of Failure

April 30, 2014    7209 Views
Youth Lacrosse SpecializationGordon Corsetti makes the case against specialization in youth lacrosse. Read More »

Beware the Burnout Factor in Youth Lacrosse

March 12, 2014    8206 Views
Beware of the Burnout Factor, Youth LacrosseDr. Richard Ginsburg of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee offers suggestions to help your child avoid the burnout factor in youth lacrosse. Read More »