Seeing the Big Picture Through Smaller Players

Apr 18, 2017

Brittany Philip, a champion of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM), grew up in upstate New York as a four-year lacrosse standout at Corning-Painted Post East High School.

When her school’s girls’ basketball coach approached her, asking her to play, her response was simple.

“No, I’m a lacrosse player,” she said.

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Coaching Webinar: Start Small for Big Results

Apr 11, 2017

US Lacrosse will hold a coaching webinar as part of its Lacrosse Athlete Development Series entitled "Start Small for Big Results."

The webinar takes place on Wednesday, April 19 at 8 pm (Eastern) and is free of charge.

This one-hour webinar will explore the use of small sided games, competitions, and free play to develop confident and competent competitors. If you cannot attend the live event, that’s ok.  Register anyway and you will automatically receive a recording 24-48 hours after the live broadcast.

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Three Drills to Better Your Players Stick Skills

Apr 04, 2017

As a player, I was always taught that superior stick skills win games. It’s hard to beat a team that can consistently catch and throw under pressure. As a coach, I try and pass on that knowledge to my players. When coaching young girls who are still developing skills, you want to emphasize the basics. Here are three drills that I use to better my team’s stick skills:

#1: Stickwork Inside the Center Circle

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Webinar: Making Practices Fun and Kid-Centered

Mar 14, 2017

Do you want your kids sprinting from the car to the practice field, or do you want to see them trudging their way there, step by step? If you want them sprinting with excitement, then make plans to join our webinar, "Making Lacrosse Fun and Kid Centered" on Thursday, March 23 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern).

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Can Do Attitude Starts with Eliminating "Can't"

Mar 09, 2017

Over the past 12 months or so, our athlete development team has had an opportunity to present to somewhere in the neighborhood of 4,000 people from all walks of the lacrosse community about our efforts with the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model. One common theme pops up from time to time in these presentations. “I like what you guys are saying, it all makes sense, I want to do this but I can’t because...”  Have you found yourself saying the same thing?

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US Lacrosse - NXT Partnership Bigger Than One Event

Feb 28, 2017

A partnership between US Lacrosse and NXTsports hopes to use the US Lacrosse Nationals event as a catalyst to help make the game safer and fairer.

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When is Your Child Ready to Train

Feb 22, 2017

Team USA strength and condititioning coach Jay Dyer provides factors to consider and when is the right time for your child to begin a formal training program.

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Using a Dynamic Warm-Up for Youth Lacrosse

Feb 16, 2017

A dynamic warm-up is a key to keeping your athletes healthy while helping them improve their overall performance levels.

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Coaches Webinar: Practice for Performance

Feb 13, 2017

US Lacrosse will hold a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 22 at 8 pm (Eastern) that is geared towards helping you design your practice to develop and get peak performance from your athletes.

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Go Box or Go Home: A Canadian Coach's Perspective

Jan 25, 2017

NLL and world champion box lacrosse coach Ed Comeau spoke at the US Lacrosse Convention, urging attendees to "go all the way" with indoor training.

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