9 Inside Tips for Officiating Faceoffs

Nov 21, 2013

Many of you will recognize the photo of former Delaware All-American Alex Smith grabbing the ball on a faceoff as the picture that stoked the proverbial fire when it comes to cheating during faceoffs. In reality, this debate has been going on for decades.

Faceoffs are one of the most critical—and at times, hotly-contested—aspects of today’s game. It seems like every rules cycle, a proposal surfaces to outright remove faceoffs from the game and multiple proposals are brought forth on how to prevent players from gaining an advantage.

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USL Safety Initiatives Consistent With Concussion Report Recommendations

Nov 16, 2013

US Lacrosse supports the findings and recommendations of the report on youth concussions and reaffirms its commitment to reducing the risk of injury at all levels of the sport.

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7 Steps to Building a Team-First Culture

Nov 14, 2013

As you progress through offseason planning, don’t forget about how you’ll build your team’s culture. Use these seven steps to help guide the process.

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Confessions of a B-Team Mom

Nov 11, 2013

Making the "B" team isn't the end of the world. It might be the best thing that ever happened to your child.

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Being Involved—by Letting Go of Control

Nov 11, 2013

When I was 17 years old, my father urged me to join him one morning to practice driving in the snow. When we arrived at the local parking lot turned open expanse of fresh powder, he asked me to take the wheel and get a feel for the car. I drove cautiously, stopping and accelerating at low speeds. My dad chuckled as I gripped the handle tightly at 10 and 2 and worked to gain control of the 1974 Volare station wagon.

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Abbott’s Tips for Faceoffs

Nov 01, 2013

Veteran NCAA and MLL official Tom Abbott tackled faceoffs at the 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion.

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Teach to Learn

Nov 01, 2013

Frank Oppenheimer was a world-renowned physicist and University of Colorado professor, who as a result of McCarthyism, was blackballed from teaching in the 1950s before settling at a Colorado high school in 1957.

Imaging knowing a subject that intricately and trying to teach it to a high school kid. It’s the difference between knowledge and understanding. Being able to interpret a subject you’ve mastered for a new learner gives a unique perspective.

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US Lacrosse Joins National Sports Concussion Coalition

Oct 07, 2013

National governing body uniting with partners to enhance youth safety efforts.

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U.S. Women’s National Team Selects 2017 Assistants and Support Staff

Oct 02, 2013

On the heels of Team USA’s second consecutive and seventh overall world title in July, US Lacrosse has selected the assistant coaches and support staff for the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Team.

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Know Your Limits

Sep 01, 2013

Games suffer when officials overload on assignments. Go for quality over quantity.

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