Six Ways to Create a Fun and Player-Centered Experience

Dec 09, 2020

Fun and player-centered, one of the US Lacrosse Core Values of Athlete Development, is a reminder to keep the experience about the players. How do we do that? Here are six ways to create the experience your players want for the upcoming lacrosse season (and beyond).

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Takeaways From the US Lacrosse "Athlete Mindset Series"

Nov 18, 2020

Here are the top takeaways from the US Lacrosse Athlete Mindset Series, an eight-part series featuring Dr. Arman Taghizadeh "Dr. T" and guests from the lacrosse world on a variety of topics.

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The Importance of Athlete Mindset

Nov 17, 2020

When thinking about our Core Value, Inclusive and Age Appropriate, a key part of it is the development of athletes in environments that are welcoming for all and development that is appropriate for the stage of development the athlete is in. Often, development is thought of as mostly physical. However, it includes emotional and mental development, too.

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Resilience in New Mexico: Albuquerque All In on Lacrosse

Nov 04, 2020

Even during a pandemic, Albuquerque Youth Lacrosse is finding ways to stay involved in the sport. US Lacrosse resources — from the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model, First Stick Program and TryLax — have helped the organization prosper.

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Fundamental Motor Skills: The Alphabet of the Physically Literate Lacrosse Athlete

Aug 12, 2020

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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What Playing Multiple Sports Has Taught U.S. Team Athletes

Jul 30, 2020

Did you know that every current U.S. national team player —in both our men's and women's programs —have all participated in multiple sports throughout their lives? We asked them: What skill(s) have you learned from playing multiple sports? This is what they shared.

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Celebrating Multi-Sport Paticipation

Jul 23, 2020

Multi-sport participation is one of the six core values in the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model. Lauren Davenport shows some of the reasons why.

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Lacrosse, Field Hockey Stars Share the Value of Multi-Sport Participation

Jul 17, 2020

Alice Mercer and Alyssa Parker, former teammates who now represent the United States on national teams in their respective sports, will host a live discussion on the value of multi-sport participation on the US Lacrosse Instagram channel on Monday, July 20 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).

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US Lacrosse Releases Video Series for Coaches on Basic Fundamentals

Jul 15, 2020

US Lacrosse has released a series of videos from its Coach Development Program (CDP) designed to help teach the basic fundamentals of the sport.

Designed as a companion to the training offered through the in-person US Lacrosse CDP Level 1 instructional clinics, these videos cover the following skills: ground balls, cradling, catching, throwing, shooting, dodging, individual defense, cutting and picks. That is also the CDP recommended order to teach the skills to help players build on the skills in a progressive manner.

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Build Your Own Game of Pickup Lacrosse

Jun 25, 2020

The Pickup Lacrosse game-builder guide is meant to be a resource to inspire families and spark imaginative ways to play lacrosse safely during a time when COVID-19 has disrupted much formal lacrosse participation, though we hope that informal pickup lacrosse with family and friends continues long after traditional participation resumes.

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