Six Ways to Create a Fun and Player-Centered Experience

Dec 09, 2020

Fun and player-centered, one of the US Lacrosse Core Values of Athlete Development, is a reminder to keep the experience about the players. How do we do that? Here are six ways to create the experience your players want for the upcoming lacrosse season (and beyond).

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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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Fundamental Motor Skills: The Alphabet of the Physically Literate Lacrosse Athlete

Aug 12, 2020

Youth lacrosse coaches must consider both the specific skills needed for the sport (i.e., cradle, pass, shoot, catch, etc.), and the bio-motor abilities (i.e., balance, speed, agility, flexibility, etc.) that help the young lacrosse athlete physically perform the specific sport skills effectively.

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What Playing Multiple Sports Has Taught U.S. Team Athletes

Jul 30, 2020

Did you know that every current U.S. national team player —in both our men's and women's programs —have all participated in multiple sports throughout their lives? We asked them: What skill(s) have you learned from playing multiple sports? This is what they shared.

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Celebrating Multi-Sport Paticipation

Jul 23, 2020

Multi-sport participation is one of the six core values in the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model. Lauren Davenport shows some of the reasons why.

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Lacrosse, Field Hockey Stars Share the Value of Multi-Sport Participation

Jul 17, 2020

Alice Mercer and Alyssa Parker, former teammates who now represent the United States on national teams in their respective sports, will host a live discussion on the value of multi-sport participation on the US Lacrosse Instagram channel on Monday, July 20 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).

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Build Your Own Game of Pickup Lacrosse

Jun 25, 2020

The Pickup Lacrosse game-builder guide is meant to be a resource to inspire families and spark imaginative ways to play lacrosse safely during a time when COVID-19 has disrupted much formal lacrosse participation, though we hope that informal pickup lacrosse with family and friends continues long after traditional participation resumes.

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Age-Appropriate Individual Training Activities from US Lacrosse

Jun 17, 2020

US Lacrosse has developed a series of videos, presented in partnership with MedStar Health, showcasing age-appropriate activities that individuals can do on their own, or with the help of their parents, in a virtual clinic setting to improve their skills.

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10 Tips to Help Your Athlete Stay in Shape

Mar 26, 2020

Given COVID-19 concerns closing schools and postponing seasons, US Lacrosse offers 10 tips to help you and your athlete feel prepared for their lacrosse season.

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LADM, Grants Impacting Game Growth in Northern Virginia

Jan 22, 2020

The HRYL girls’ division was an early adopter of the LADM and has offered small-sided games for its U10 and U12 players for the past two years. The league adopted the concept for the boys’ division this fall and leveraged local high school players to help introduce the alternate play paradigm.

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