Simple Games to Develop Fundamental Motor Skills

Aug 23, 2017

Ultimate Frisbee? Freeze tag? Sharks and minnows? Dodge ball? Relays? What do these games have to do with the game of lacrosse? For young athletes, simple games can be very useful in the development of both athleticism and physical literacy. Lacrosse is a sport with which there are numerous technical and tactical situations where athletes have to read and react, anticipate, chase, evade, dodge, accelerate and decelerate.

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Why US Lacrosse: Virginia Coach Lars Tiffany

Jun 29, 2017

If you think small-sided games are only for small-sized children, think again. Virginia men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany is a big believer in incorporating small-sided games into the training for the Cavaliers

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Kyle Harrison's Path to Lacrosse Came Via Other Sports

May 22, 2017

Major League Lacrosse and two-time Team USA player Kyle Harrison shares how his multi-sport background helped him develop into the lacrosse player he is today.

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Erik Hove's San Ramon Raptors Welcoming the LADM

May 18, 2017

Erik Hove, one of the earliest adopters of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model in Northern California, did not play lacrosse. He wasn’t familiar with the game until he and his son were introduced to it just five years ago.

However, he brought his knowledge of USA Hockey’s Athlete Development Model to the lacrosse game, coaching for the San Ramon Raptor Lacrosse Club — which covers children in the San Francisco suburbs of San Ramon and Dublin.

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Coaches Webinar: Play More to Play Better

May 17, 2017

US Lacrosse will hold another session in its series of webinars on the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model on Wednesday, May 24 at 8 pm (Eastern). The title for this webinar is "Play More to Play Better." This one-hour webinar will discuss the value of multi-sport participation in developing high-performance athletes, featuring guest speaker Reed Maltbie from Changing the Game Project.

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US Lacrosse Announces Peak Performance Summer Camp

May 03, 2017

Looking for a way for your child to improve his or her lacrosse game this summer? US Lacrosse will host its Peak Performance Camp, incorporating the philosophies and values of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) into best in-class instruction for the youth lacrosse athlete with at least a year of experience, from August 21-23 (rescheduled dates) at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.

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Seeing the Big Picture Through Smaller Players

Apr 18, 2017

Brittany Philip, a champion of the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM), grew up in upstate New York as a four-year lacrosse standout at Corning-Painted Post East High School.

When her school’s girls’ basketball coach approached her, asking her to play, her response was simple.

“No, I’m a lacrosse player,” she said.

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Coaching Webinar: Start Small for Big Results

Apr 11, 2017

US Lacrosse will hold a coaching webinar as part of its Lacrosse Athlete Development Series entitled "Start Small for Big Results."

The webinar takes place on Wednesday, April 19 at 8 pm (Eastern) and is free of charge.

This one-hour webinar will explore the use of small sided games, competitions, and free play to develop confident and competent competitors. If you cannot attend the live event, that’s ok.  Register anyway and you will automatically receive a recording 24-48 hours after the live broadcast.

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Webinar: Making Practices Fun and Kid-Centered

Mar 14, 2017

Do you want your kids sprinting from the car to the practice field, or do you want to see them trudging their way there, step by step? If you want them sprinting with excitement, then make plans to join our webinar, "Making Lacrosse Fun and Kid Centered" on Thursday, March 23 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern).

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Can Do Attitude Starts with Eliminating "Can't"

Mar 09, 2017

Over the past 12 months or so, our athlete development team has had an opportunity to present to somewhere in the neighborhood of 4,000 people from all walks of the lacrosse community about our efforts with the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model. One common theme pops up from time to time in these presentations. “I like what you guys are saying, it all makes sense, I want to do this but I can’t because...”  Have you found yourself saying the same thing?

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