Peak Performance Camp

Jul 14, 2017

US Lacrosse will host its Peak Performance Camp, incorporating the philosophies and values of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) into best in-class instruction for the youth lacrosse athlete with at least a year of experience, from August 21-23 at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.

Read More

US Lacrosse Celebrates Olympic Day

Jun 30, 2017

Friday morning, US Lacrosse joined in on a celebration that spans millions of people around the world by hosting its first Olympic Day celebration at US Lacrosse headquarters. The Olympic Day activities set out recognize the birth of the modern day Olympic Games, while shedding light on lacrosse’s efforts to return to the Games as a medal sport for the first time since 1908.

Read More

Why US Lacrosse: Virginia Coach Lars Tiffany

Jun 29, 2017

If you think small-sided games are only for small-sized children, think again. Virginia men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany is a big believer in incorporating small-sided games into the training for the Cavaliers

Read More

Free Youth Clinic to Highlight Olympic Day Celebration

May 26, 2017

The spirit of the Olympic Movement is coming to Maryland as US Lacrosse hosts a free youth clinic and other activities as part of its celebration of Olympic Day on June 30.

Read More

Kyle Harrison's Path to Lacrosse Came Via Other Sports

May 22, 2017

Major League Lacrosse and two-time Team USA player Kyle Harrison shares how his multi-sport background helped him develop into the lacrosse player he is today.

Read More

Summer School: Your Child's Chance to Improve Lacrosse Skills

May 19, 2017

Remember when summer was a time for hopping on your bike in the morning, riding around town with your friends, getting wet and muddy down at the river? Remember when the family would hop in the car on Friday when Mom and/or Dad got home and head to the beach for the weekend? I think it’s safe to say our kids will mostly never have those same memories. Youth sport has changed. Trips to the amusement park, lake, or the beach have been replaced with travel from one set of fields to the next almost every weekend.

Read More

Erik Hove's San Ramon Raptors Welcoming the LADM

May 18, 2017

Erik Hove, one of the earliest adopters of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model in Northern California, did not play lacrosse. He wasn’t familiar with the game until he and his son were introduced to it just five years ago.

However, he brought his knowledge of USA Hockey’s Athlete Development Model to the lacrosse game, coaching for the San Ramon Raptor Lacrosse Club — which covers children in the San Francisco suburbs of San Ramon and Dublin.

Read More

Camp Sanctioning Program Announced

May 18, 2017

Best-practice standards in five operational areas highlight initiative to enrich camp experience for players

Read More

Coaches Webinar: Play More to Play Better

May 17, 2017

US Lacrosse will hold another session in its series of webinars on the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model on Wednesday, May 24 at 8 pm (Eastern). The title for this webinar is "Play More to Play Better." This one-hour webinar will discuss the value of multi-sport participation in developing high-performance athletes, featuring guest speaker Reed Maltbie from Changing the Game Project.

Read More

Joe Hezlep's Small-Sided Philosophies Inspired by John Fay

May 11, 2017

Joe Hezlep swears by the benefits of small-sided play. He’s introduced his players, at the youth level and Scarborough High School in Maine, to small-sided lacrosse in an effort to develop skills and keep them engaged with the game.

Like many coaches attending the 2016 US Lacrosse Convention, Hezlep, then president of the Maine Youth Lacrosse Association, took in a presentation about the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model. He was interested immediately, and began to implement its principles in his youth leagues within the year.

Read More