Webinar Series on Team Building with Bobby Audley

Mar 07, 2019

US Lacrosse is set to a launch a three-part webinar series on team building with Bobby Audley, lead facilitator with the Penneau Training Group. Audley, who played college lacrosse at the varsity and club level and later coached college lacrosse, has twice been featured on the Tedx stage. He is a widely-recognized leadership speaker, trainer and facilitator.

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How to Win Kids' Attention in the Digital Age

Mar 01, 2019

Is youth lacrosse playing Pong in the age of Fortnite and Minecraft? T.J. Buchanan, technical director for athlete development at US Lacrosse, with tips on how the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model (LADM) can keep lacrosse players engaged with the sport.

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US Lacrosse Updates Level 1 Online Coaching Course

Feb 04, 2019

US Lacrosse has launched a brand new version of the Level 1 Fundamentals of Coaching Lacrosse online curriculum that is a part of its Coach Development Program. The “Developing the Individual Athlete” module has been completely rebuilt and went live last week.

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Active, Hands-On Learning Integral to New US Lacrosse Coaching Clinic

Jan 23, 2019

The US Lacrosse Coach Development Program formally relaunched the Level 2 version of its instructional clinics, now known as “Developing the Team Player” during LaxCon in Philadelphia earlier this month.

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US Lacrosse ADM Efforts Highlighted by USA Hockey

Jan 07, 2019

The U.S. Olympic Committee recently hosted a national youth sport symposium at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. A recent post by USA Hockey, one of the leaders in the Athlete Development Model space, highlighted the great work being done by US Lacrosse in this field.

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Turning Fear into Fuel

Jan 07, 2019

My favorite book of all time is Dune, by Frank Herbert. Now why write about a science fiction book on a lacrosse blog? Well, I learned a powerful lesson from Dune that helped me overcome my fears on the field.

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LaxCon Hits Philadelphia in Two Weeks

Dec 29, 2018

Sport’s largest professional development conference and fan fest back in Philly for first time since January 2014

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Five Reasons to Attend the 2018 US Lacrosse West Regional Conference

Nov 09, 2018

The US Lacrosse Regional Conference is a professional development opportunity for coaches, officials, program administrators and other leaders in the lacrosse community. There will be three different program tracks offered for officials, coaches and leaders. Sessions topics will include team and athlete development, rules interpretation, game management and organizational leadership.

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Giving Everything I Have to a Game I Love

Oct 22, 2018

From eight to twenty-two, I had trouble enjoying lacrosse. I had a blast with my teammates, and I rejoiced when we won games, but there was a darker side that I never liked. Then I found officiating, and a whole new world opened up!

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The Three D's of a Successful Practice

Oct 11, 2018

We practice to prepare for competition and hope that the concepts we’re teaching transfer to the competition. Notice I used the term “concept” above and not skill. A concept is the idea of what we want a player to do. Skill is when the player can transfer the concept into the competition environment and successfully implement it. Transfer is what we all strive for with our teaching. Maximum transfer is achieved by ensuring our practices are designed for development.

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