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The Whys of Multisport Participation

July 27, 2016    17963 Views
project playMulti-sport athletes get recruited more than specialized athletes. Multi-sport athletes get injured less. Multi-sport is the way to go. Oooh, that athlete we love was also was a multi-sport athlete! But what does that mean and why?

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US Lacrosse Has Allies in Reimagining Youth Sports

June 17, 2016    2709 Views
project playThe evaporation of recreational play, limited physical activity in low-income communities, concern about overuse and head injuries, the trend toward single-sport specialization and the lack of trained coaches were chief among topics May 17 at The Aspen Institute’s Project Play Summit in Washington, D.C.

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A Trip Through the Recruiting Cycle

June 10, 2016    9090 Views
wyatt naylorWyatt Naylor, a recent graduate of Glenelg Country School (Md.), completed a two-week internship with US Lacrosse earlier this spring. As part of his internship, he wrote about his experience with one of the hot topics affecting youth and high school lacrosse — early recruiting.

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Making the Fastest Game on Two Feet Faster

June 7, 2016    6751 Views
fastest game on two feetUS Lacrosse recently worked with the Mid-Penn League for their end of the season tournament in Mechanicsburg, Pa., to help experiment with small-sided games included in the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model in hopes of finding better ways to introduce the sport to young players.

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Kick Start for Campbell

June 3, 2016    1927 Views
US Lacrosse First Stick Grant recipient Campbell HSNew Jersey high school girls' team fielded first varsity squad three years after receiving US Lacrosse First Stick Grant Read More »

Play On: From Parent to Official

June 3, 2016    5825 Views
US Lacrosse-certified official Tim BohdanOnce a scorekeeper for his son's games, Tim Bohdan used US Lacrosse resources to become a much-needed high school official Read More »

Soft Stick, Big Impact

June 1, 2016    3659 Views
US Lacrosse Soft-Stick Grant with Olivia Koch at Christina Seix Academy (N.J.)Young Olivia Koch has used a US Lacrosse grant to make a significant difference at a New Jersey school Read More »

Can the Ball Make the Game Safer?

May 18, 2016    9755 Views
lacrosse ballsAn often-overlooked piece of equipment related to safety is the actual lacrosse ball. Original research in 2005 by Trey Crisco, a member of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee, led to the development of a NOCSAE ball standard. In 2014, the NOCSAE standard became required for all games using NCAA/NFHS/USL rules. Now, the ball could be getting even safer. Read More »

Video Addresses Early Recruiting

May 12, 2016    4755 Views
kerstin kimelUS Lacrosse helped produce a new video for the IWLCA which features interviews with coaches, players, administrators and medical experts on the issues surrounding early recruiting. Read More »

10 Reasons Coaching Will Improve Your Life

May 5, 2016    8067 Views
Coaching BlogHave you been hesitant to coach? Don't be. At the end of the season – you’ll never be the same. You will be a better, more enlightened and more passionate human being. Read More »