When is Your Child Ready to Train

Feb 22, 2017

Team USA strength and condititioning coach Jay Dyer provides factors to consider and when is the right time for your child to begin a formal training program.

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Using a Dynamic Warm-Up for Youth Lacrosse

Feb 16, 2017

A dynamic warm-up is a key to keeping your athletes healthy while helping them improve their overall performance levels.

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Coaches Webinar: Practice for Performance

Feb 13, 2017

US Lacrosse will hold a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 22 at 8 pm (Eastern) that is geared towards helping you design your practice to develop and get peak performance from your athletes.

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Go Box or Go Home: A Canadian Coach's Perspective

Jan 25, 2017

NLL and world champion box lacrosse coach Ed Comeau spoke at the US Lacrosse Convention, urging attendees to "go all the way" with indoor training.

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Coaches: The Gamification of Practice

Jan 23, 2017

When it comes to playing the game, players spend considerably more time without the ball than they do with the ball. In fact, some players may not touch the ball for a quarter, half, or even the entire game. 

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Lacrosse Family Comes Together at LaxCon

Jan 21, 2017

It’s billed as the sport’s largest educational opportunity, but on Saturday, the US Lacrosse Convention felt more like the sport’s largest family reunion.

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Get the Most Out of Your Team's Practices

Jan 12, 2017

There’s no better place for your players to improve than practice, but only if that time is used wisely. US Lacrosse has several resources to help coaches position their players for success, and the latest offering is a series of age-appropriate practice guides for boys and girls.

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Advice for Rookie Lacrosse Coaches

Jan 10, 2017

If you’re like a lot of parent-coaches, stepping onto the field for the first time can be a daunting prospect. I mean you probably got roped into the assignment because someone called you and said they wouldn’t be able to have a team unless you stepped up to coach.

So, you said yes, but what to do now?

For starters, you’re not alone. US Lacrosse has a number of resources available for beginning coaches through its Coach Development Program (listed at the end of this blog), and I highly recommend that you take advantage of them.

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US Lacrosse Produces Youth Rule Books

Dec 22, 2016

For the first time in its history, US Lacrosse has produced standalone youth rule books for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse. The books are available in digital format free of charge on the US Lacrosse web site.

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Building Fundamental Motor Skills for Lacrosse Athletes

Dec 08, 2016

“Before you run, you have to walk, and before you walk you have to crawl”. “Before you build a house, you must first lay the foundation”. “Movements first, muscles second”. 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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