Geronimo Lacrosse: Thinking on Their Feet

Jun 14, 2019

Geronimo Lacrosse, from the Richmond, Va., area serves roughly 900 players each spring and has long espoused many of the principles found in the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model.

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US Lacrosse and Claire Marie Foundation Join Forces

Jun 13, 2019

The two organizations will focus on providing greater awareness and education about melanona, its prevention, and playing sun safe.

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Developing a Bottom-Up Sportsmanship Solution

Jun 13, 2019

If we don’t all get on the same page with our local officiating organizations, league administrators, coaches and parents, working together at educating and mentoring, the verbal abuse, the ejections, and the sportsmanship issues are not going to improve. 

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Five Reasons Why Your Athletes Need a Hydration Plan

Jun 12, 2019

There’s no way to know exactly how much water each of us needs to consume daily. With varying levels of activity, finding the right balance of fluid intake for young athletes can seem like a guessing game.

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NOCSAE Issues Consumer Alert About “KSONE” Lacrosse Balls

Jun 07, 2019

NOCSAE announced Thursday that none of the KSONE branded lacrosse balls are certified to NOCSAE standards. NOCSAE’s statement notes that these balls feature falsified markings that imply NOCSAE certification.

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Report: Verbal Abuse Triggering Decline in Officials

Jun 04, 2019

An article in Newsday pinpoints verbal abuse by parents, coaches, and spectators as a significant contributor to the declining number of referees and umpires for all high school sports, including lacrosse.

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Research Study: Lacrosse Injuries, Concussions More Prevalent Among Youth Boys

Jun 04, 2019

Youth boys’ lacrosse players have lower time-loss injury rates than older male lacrosse participants, but also have higher all-injury, concussion, and checking-related injury rates.

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From the Field: The Lacrosse Athlete Development Model is Working

May 30, 2019

This article appears in the May/June edition of US Lacrosse Magazine. Don’t get the mag? Join US Lacrosse today to start your subscription.

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How to Help Athletes Navigate Between Seasons

May 29, 2019

Serious student-athletes are being pulled in so many directions now: from academic responsibilities, to school and club sports with seasons that often overlap. Former basketball coach Celia Slater explains how coaches can work together to create stronger, more resilient athletes by sharing the training load, not doubling (or tripling) it.

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Youth Sports Can Lead to a Better Job Later in Life

May 15, 2019

As parents, we all like to think we’re steering our children toward activities and opportunities that will help them lead happy, productive, and fulfilling lives. We encourage them to work hard, have integrity, take risks, show gratitude, be respectful, etc. But at some point, deep down, every parent realizes there are no guarantees. There’s no formula that ensures success, but there are definitely behaviors, activities, and opportunities that increase the chances your child will become a successful, ethical, and happy adult.

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