How and Why to Teach Mindfulness to Young Athletes

Nov 30, 2020

There are plenty of reasons why it’s worth helping your athletes learn how to incorporate mindfulness techniques into their regular routine, from lowered stress levels to improved concentration. It’s easy to get started with breathing exercises, apps, and quick sessions. 

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Takeaways From the US Lacrosse "Athlete Mindset Series"

Nov 18, 2020

Here are the top takeaways from the US Lacrosse Athlete Mindset Series, an eight-part series featuring Dr. Arman Taghizadeh "Dr. T" and guests from the lacrosse world on a variety of topics.

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The Importance of Athlete Mindset

Nov 17, 2020

When thinking about our Core Value, Inclusive and Age Appropriate, a key part of it is the development of athletes in environments that are welcoming for all and development that is appropriate for the stage of development the athlete is in. Often, development is thought of as mostly physical. However, it includes emotional and mental development, too.

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New Era for Say-Lax: A Resurgence for the Saugerties (N.Y.) Youth Program

Nov 16, 2020

Founded by the late Bob Slate, Saugerties (N.Y.) Area Youth lacrosse enjoyed a resurgence this summer than not even the pandemic could stop. Having the youth program come back was one of Slate's biggest hopes.

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US Lacrosse Continues Efforts to Address NFHS Classification

Nov 13, 2020

The NFHS classification of boys' lacrosse as "high-risk" for COVID-19 transmission is not supported by data and the US Lacrosse Sports Science & Safety Committee has recommended boys' and girls' lacrosse both be included in the "moderate-risk" category. US Lacrosse is continuing efforts to have the organization, and others that have mirrored the decision, to reconsider.

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Cooper Lillich, Tyler Grace Hawthorne Are US Lacrosse Impact Athletes

Nov 13, 2020

In partnership with NCSA, the official responsible recruiting services provider of US Lacrosse, we are proud to highlight our newest Impact Athletes -- Cooper Lillich and Tyler Grace Hawthorne -- a pair of Californian high schoolers making a difference in their communities.

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5 Easy Ways for Young Athletes to Practice Gratitude

Nov 11, 2020

Teens who practice gratitude are more likely to be happier in general and less likely to have behavior problems at school. They’re also likely to be healthier overall. Can this trending topic among mental health and wellness experts be transferred to the playing field?

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Laconia (N.H.) Lacrosse Club Providing Outlet for Kids During Pandemic

Nov 09, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out the traditional spring lacrosse season for the Laconia (N.H.) Lacrosse Club, but the organization adapted on the fly and provided a much-needed outlet for its youth players this summer.

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Top Medical Considerations for Returning to Sport After COVID-19

Nov 06, 2020

As more young athletes return to school and sport, it’s important to understand that past COVID-19 infections, and even undiagnosed or asymptomatic infections, can impact an athlete’s health and their heart health in particular. Learn to recognize the symptoms of heart issues and moderate your athlete’s return to play based on symptom severity and intensity of sport.

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Tom Marechek Joins Dr. T for Mindset Webinar on Balance and Motivation

Nov 06, 2020

The “US Lacrosse Athlete Mindset Series,” an eight-week webinar series geared towards giving lacrosse players and coaches tools to improve, continues this week with a session on leadership. This week's guest is Tom Marechek, a National Lacrosse Hall of Fame player and the director of lacrosse at IMG Academy.

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