The “Youth Sports Paradise” of the Past Wasn’t Always Paradise

Dec 09, 2015

If we want to “fix” youth sports, we can’t live in the past. Our writer shares stories from his youth and excitement around the new US Lacrosse Athlete Development Model.

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How to Establish an Emotional Climate for Learning Lacrosse

Nov 23, 2015

Introduction

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Parents Aren't Ruining Youth Sports. We All Are.

Oct 28, 2015

A Washington Post story states, "The number of children playing team sports is falling, with the experts blaming a parent-driven focus on elite travel clubs, specialization in one sport and pursuit of scholarships for hurting the country’s youth sports leagues.

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One for the Ages: Youth Lacrosse Age Verification and Event Sanctioning

Apr 29, 2015

US Lacrosse hopes to put an end to uneven play with two new youth lacrosse initiatives—age verification and event sanctioning.

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3 Indispensable Pillars of Every Lacrosse Practice

Apr 27, 2015

MLL defenseman Brian Farrell, who will take over as Boys’ Latin (Md.) head coach next year, shares his advice on getting the most out of players during practice.

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Advice from a College Lacrosse Coach: Brown’s Lars Tiffany

Apr 22, 2015

Brown men’s lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany offers his next-level advice for aspiring coaches, including small ball, drills and energy.

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Team USA’s Kerrigan Miller: The Importance of Role Models

Apr 21, 2015

U.S. U19 midfielder Kerrigan Miller talks about one of her role models and why it’s important for young girls to have players to look up to in women’s lacrosse.

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Maryland’s Cathy Reese: The Basics of Lacrosse

Apr 17, 2015

In this video, Maryland coach Cathy Reese explains the fundamentals behind the Terps’ success, including how she drills cradling, catching and throwing.

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10 Easy Ways to Embrace Player Development in Youth Lacrosse

Apr 14, 2015

The temptation to script everything and focus only on winning is a struggle for every coach. Use these 10 methods to emphasize long-term athlete development.

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Next-Level Thinking: 10 Lacrosse Coaching Tips from the Pros

Mar 30, 2015

What do elite coaches suggest for their up-and-coming peers looking to take the next step? You’d be surprised at the simplicity of their wisdom.

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