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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Central PA Club Winning with Lacrosse Athlete Development Model

Apr 18, 2019

There are a lot of numbers that jump out to Katie Bergey, but the one that jumps out the most regarding Team Money is 100. And no, we’re not talking about the $100 bill design you might find on a uniform.

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Peas in a Pod: How Athlete Development is Helping the Fort Hunt (Va.) Youth Lacrosse Association

Mar 22, 2019

Mike Carucci spent 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy. Now he's learning another model to emulate as commissioner and director of coaching for the Fort Hunt (Va.) Youth Lacrosse Association.

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Lacrosse Athlete Development Model Yields Early Returns in Michigan

Mar 21, 2019

If you build it, will they come? When Chip Carlson set out to build a new program two years ago, he decided to go all-in with the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM). Now he's seeing the returns with Michigan-based Banshees Lacrosse.

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Webinar Series on Team Building with Bobby Audley

Mar 07, 2019

US Lacrosse is set to a launch a three-part webinar series on team building with Bobby Audley, lead facilitator with the Penneau Training Group. Audley, who played college lacrosse at the varsity and club level and later coached college lacrosse, has twice been featured on the Tedx stage. He is a widely-recognized leadership speaker, trainer and facilitator.

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How to Win Kids' Attention in the Digital Age

Mar 01, 2019

Is youth lacrosse playing Pong in the age of Fortnite and Minecraft? T.J. Buchanan, technical director for athlete development at US Lacrosse, with tips on how the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) can keep lacrosse players engaged with the sport.

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US Lacrosse ADM Efforts Highlighted by USA Hockey

Jan 07, 2019

The U.S. Olympic Committee recently hosted a national youth sport symposium at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. A recent post by USA Hockey, one of the leaders in the Athlete Development Model space, highlighted the great work being done by US Lacrosse in this field.

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How to Succeed in Lacrosse? Have Fun.

Dec 13, 2018

Frank Fedorjaka has won more than 160 games as a college lacrosse head coach. A three-time Patriot League Coach of the Year, Fedorjaka attributes part of the success of the Bucknell program on making sure that his players are having fun and enjoying their experience.

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The Three D's of a Successful Practice

Oct 11, 2018

We practice to prepare for competition and hope that the concepts we’re teaching transfer to the competition. Notice I used the term “concept” above and not skill. A concept is the idea of what we want a player to do. Skill is when the player can transfer the concept into the competition environment and successfully implement it. Transfer is what we all strive for with our teaching. Maximum transfer is achieved by ensuring our practices are designed for development.

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VIDEO: The Right Lacrosse at the Right Time

Aug 07, 2018

The Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) offers a new framework for teaching and exposing the game to youth players. The goal is to keep more players engaged with the sport for a longer period of time.

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