Fundamental Motor Skills: The Alphabet of the Physically Literate Lacrosse Athlete

Aug 12, 2020

Youth lacrosse coaches must consider both the specific skills needed for the sport (i.e., cradle, pass, shoot, catch, etc.), and the bio-motor abilities (i.e., balance, speed, agility, flexibility, etc.) that help the young lacrosse athlete physically perform the specific sport skills effectively.

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What Playing Multiple Sports Has Taught U.S. Team Athletes

Jul 30, 2020

Did you know that every current U.S. national team player —in both our men's and women's programs —have all participated in multiple sports throughout their lives? We asked them: What skill(s) have you learned from playing multiple sports? This is what they shared.

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Celebrating Multi-Sport Paticipation

Jul 23, 2020

Multi-sport participation is one of the six core values in the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model. Lauren Davenport shows some of the reasons why.

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Lacrosse, Field Hockey Stars Share the Value of Multi-Sport Participation

Jul 17, 2020

Alice Mercer and Alyssa Parker, former teammates who now represent the United States on national teams in their respective sports, will host a live discussion on the value of multi-sport participation on the US Lacrosse Instagram channel on Monday, July 20 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).

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US Lacrosse Releases Video Series for Coaches on Basic Fundamentals

Jul 15, 2020

US Lacrosse has released a series of videos from its Coach Development Program (CDP) designed to help teach the basic fundamentals of the sport.

Designed as a companion to the training offered through the in-person US Lacrosse CDP Level 1 instructional clinics, these videos cover the following skills: ground balls, cradling, catching, throwing, shooting, dodging, individual defense, cutting and picks. That is also the CDP recommended order to teach the skills to help players build on the skills in a progressive manner.

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Build Your Own Game of Pickup Lacrosse

Jun 25, 2020

The Pickup Lacrosse game-builder guide is meant to be a resource to inspire families and spark imaginative ways to play lacrosse safely during a time when COVID-19 has disrupted much formal lacrosse participation, though we hope that informal pickup lacrosse with family and friends continues long after traditional participation resumes.

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Age-Appropriate Individual Training Activities from US Lacrosse

Jun 17, 2020

US Lacrosse has developed a series of videos, presented in partnership with MedStar Health, showcasing age-appropriate activities that individuals can do on their own, or with the help of their parents, in a virtual clinic setting to improve their skills.

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NGB Executives Sound Off on the Future of Youth Sports

Jun 05, 2020

Return to play, digital strategy and the rebirth of community-based play were popular subjects Thursday, as US Lacrosse hosted the first edition of “Sports in the COVID Era,” an interactive webinar series bringing together industry leaders to discuss the short- and long-term effects of the pandemic on youth sports.

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Are You Building Context Between Practice and Competition?

May 21, 2020

The benefits of small-sided competition coaches utilize in practice can easily be applied to pre-game warmups. The continuity helps athletes feel comfortable and the continuity and context from what they learned in practice is more easily carried over to gameday.

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Swax Lax Skill Sessions: Improve Your Game While at Home

May 18, 2020

Kevin Meany, a boys' lacrosse coach at Morristown-Beard School (N.J.), shares some tips on working on your stickwork on your own.

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