Bookshelf: John Sardella Back with Lacrosse Children's Book Series

Apr 01, 2021

Lacrosse and education have been two of the passions of John Sardella’s life. A rummage through his archives last year gave him the inspiration to marry the two passions with a line of children’s books focused on the sport.

Quick Stick Harry was one of the characters developed for Sardella’s L is for Lacrosse book that he published through US Lacrosse in 2003.

“I was looking at my archives and came across Quick Stick Harry,” Sardella said. “I wanted to do it with a different twist and write it as more of a young kid just experiencing the game.”

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Lessons Learned After One Year of COVID-19

Apr 01, 2021

It’s been a full year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, forcing coaches, parents, and athletes to change how they viewed team sports. Here are some lessons learned and takeaways from TrueSport experts, coaches, and athletes after one year of COVID-19.

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New Equipment Standard an "Unprecedented Breakthrough"

Mar 31, 2021

US Lacrosse helped fund the research that led to the standard, which protects against commotio cordis, the rare but catastrophic phenomenon that occurs when a blunt blow to the chest wall directly over the heart happens during a precise moment in the heart’s cycle, disrupting the heart’s normal rhythm and causing cardiac arrest.

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Parental Guidance: The Best Advice for Lax Parents from Lax Parents

Mar 30, 2021

How can you help your child enjoy their lacrosse experience? We recently asked our more than 176,000 Instagram followers for the best advice lacrosse parents could give to their fellow lacrosse parents. We're happy so share some of the best responses.

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US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen Stepping Aside After Nearly 40 Years in Leadership Roles

Mar 29, 2021

Steve Stenersen, the CEO of US Lacrosse since the organization’s inception in 1998, announced today his intention to depart the organization by the end of 2021. The decision is the outcome of a multi-year series of strategic conversations between Stenersen and the US Lacrosse Board of Directors about succession planning and organizational evolution.

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How to Fuel for Two-a-Day Practices

Mar 26, 2021

While this can lead to great sporting success, it makes eating right throughout the day more difficult. Here, TrueSport Expert Kristen Ziesmer, a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, offers some tips for how to keep your athlete satisfied and ready to head to practice for the second time in a day.

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Background Screening is Important Tool in Abuse Prevention

Mar 25, 2021

US Lacrosse believes there are many reasons to play youth sports, including athletes enjoying a wide range of physical, emotional, and social benefits. But abuse, on any level and in any form, can not be part of the equation. 

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Webinar Recap: Understanding Insurance and Risk Management

Mar 24, 2021

US Lacrosse insurance experts recently provided insights to help members better understand the liability challenges for organizations, insurance coverage, and minimizing risk in a pandemic world.

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Regulating Anger On and Off the Field

Mar 19, 2021

In order to avoid aggressive outbursts as a result of anger, Dr. Kevin Chapman recommends sharing and practicing a three-point check system with your athlete to help them reframe their internal dialogue in frustrating situations and respond in an effective way.

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The Continuum of Physical Literacy

Mar 17, 2021

Physical literacy skills are related to age but are not dependent on age. Some kids will develop certain movement skills earlier than the norm, others will develop skills later. 

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