Standard Meeting Chest Protection Comes to Market

Feb 12, 2019

Warrior Sports has rolled out a goalie chest protector that meets the new NOCSAE performance standard and is tested to reduce the likelihood of commotio cordis.

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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 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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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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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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Turning Fear into Fuel

Jan 07, 2019

My favorite book of all time is Dune, by Frank Herbert. Now why write about a science fiction book on a lacrosse blog? Well, I learned a powerful lesson from Dune that helped me overcome my fears on the field.

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LaxCon Hits Philadelphia in Two Weeks

Dec 29, 2018

Sport’s largest professional development conference and fan fest back in Philly for first time since January 2014

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The Perfect Game

Dec 20, 2018

It is impossible to officiate a perfect game due to human error. Officials may be lampooned by the fans and rated average by the coaches, and yet still receive a good evaluation by their observer. This is because how the officials performed, is always distorted by the perspective of the viewer.

The other reason is that each game is completely different, and it is not possible to predict what will happen. As the saying goes; “that’s why we play the game.”

But what would happen if a crew worked a game to perfection?

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