NGB Executives Sound Off on the Future of Youth Sports

Jun 05, 2020

Return to play, digital strategy and the rebirth of community-based play were popular subjects Thursday, as US Lacrosse hosted the first edition of “Sports in the COVID Era,” an interactive webinar series bringing together industry leaders to discuss the short- and long-term effects of the pandemic on youth sports.

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Are You Building Context Between Practice and Competition?

May 21, 2020

The benefits of small-sided competition coaches utilize in practice can easily be applied to pre-game warmups. The continuity helps athletes feel comfortable and the continuity and context from what they learned in practice is more easily carried over to gameday.

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Swax Lax Skill Sessions: Improve Your Game While at Home

May 18, 2020

Kevin Meany, a boys' lacrosse coach at Morristown-Beard School (N.J.), shares some tips on working on your stickwork on your own.

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You're Never "Too Small" to Play Lacrosse

May 14, 2020

The use of small-sided games in practice can lead to better self-regulation, better sportsmanship, better communication, quicker decision-making, high levels of competitiveness, discovering strategies, and lots of fun all around for your team.

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5 Ways to Become a Better Lacrosse Player Without Playing Lacrosse

May 12, 2020

For players of any level, this is a great reminder that while practice and play as we know it may be suspended currently, there are a lot of great things to do that will make you a better lacrosse player, even when you're not playing lacrosse. Here are five things you can try.

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When Play Truly Becomes Free

May 06, 2020

Free play provides opportunities for kids to get creative, be social, be imaginative, work on emotions, problem solve, and most importantly, to have fun. As coaches, any time we offer the opportunity for free play (at all ages), we allow players to tap into those same opportunities.

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Arkansas-Based Little Rock Lacrosse Sees Growth After TryLax Clinic

Apr 14, 2020

Of the 64 boys and girls in a US Lacrosse Try Lax clinic in January, almost 100 percent signed up for spring teams with Little Rock Lacrosse.

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Tidewater Rising: TryLax Helping Grow the Game in the Mid-Atlantic

Apr 01, 2020

Lacrosse isn't the sport of choice in the Tidewater region, but Dan Neumann hopes to change that. A TryLax grant from US Lacrosse is helping those efforts.

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10 Tips to Help Your Athlete Stay in Shape

Mar 26, 2020

Given COVID-19 concerns closing schools and postponing seasons, US Lacrosse offers 10 tips to help you and your athlete feel prepared for their lacrosse season.

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"How to Coach Kids" Online Course Released

Mar 24, 2020

"How to Coach Kids," a 20-minute course developed in partnership with Nike and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, is now available on the US Lacrosse e-learning platform. It is free to US Lacrosse members. 

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