Changing the Concussion Culture

Feb 11, 2019

Coaches, help your players to be good teammates. Give them the one-minute speech about being responsible enough to speak up if they suspect a teammate might have a concussion.

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US Lacrosse Position Statement on Native American Mascots

Feb 07, 2019

Last fall, US Lacrosse announced the creation of a Native American Advisory Council (NAAC) to help provide guidance on and understanding of issues related to Native communities. As one of its first priorities, the NAAC has helped US Lacrosse to develop an official position statement regarding Native American mascots.

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US Lacrosse Launches Online SafeSport Training

Feb 07, 2019

As part of its ongoing commitment to creating a safer sports environment, US Lacrosse has launched an online education and training platform as part of its efforts in keeping abusive behavior out of lacrosse.

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Thank You for Making a Difference

Feb 05, 2019

It does not matter how long you have coached, or that you are the newest addition to your organization’s board, or how much money you shelled out last year making sure every kid got a cool jersey. What truly matters is that you had a positive impact in the lives of others through lacrosse.

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US Lacrosse Updates Level 1 Online Coaching Course

Feb 04, 2019

US Lacrosse has launched a brand new version of the Level 1 Fundamentals of Coaching Lacrosse online curriculum that is a part of its Coach Development Program. The “Developing the Individual Athlete” module has been completely rebuilt and went live last week.

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US Lacrosse Announces Updates to Box Rules

Jan 30, 2019

US Lacrosse has announced updates to its box rules and points of emphasis for 2019. The points of emphasis for 2019 relate to abuse of officials, illegal body checking and boarding, helmets and penalties.

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Consistency is Key

Jan 18, 2019

The word “consistency” is derived from the Latin consistentem, meaning: “to stand firm”. As an official, I heartily endorse the original meaning of the word. Officials must be resolute, a bulwark against the winds of popular opinion. The best officials stand between two opposing forces and enforce agreed-upon rules, without bias, and never allow the masses to influence their decisions. 

“You’re not being consistent” is a charge often leveled at officials.

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Good Posture Helped Establish Lacrosse in Scotland

Jan 15, 2019

Noted women’s lacrosse historian Jane Clayton was recently featured in the BBC program, “Celebrity Antiques Road Trip” as she discussed the sport’s migration to Scotland. 

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LaxCon Wrap From Philly

Jan 13, 2019

More than 7,000 gather for professional development, trade show and fan fest at Pennsylvania Convention Center

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Impacting South Jersey with a US Lacrosse Diversity Grant

Jan 08, 2019

The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden introduced lacrosse to local girls through free instructional clinics two years ago. A recent US Lacrosse diversity grant has now allowed the Center to significantly expand its programming.

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