Winning the Race to the Right Finish Line

Jan 31, 2018

John O’Sullivan, founder of the Changing the Game Project, penned an interesting blog last week entitled, “Winning the Race to the Right Finish Line in Youth Sports.”

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Age, It's All Relative

Jan 26, 2018

Recent research in sport has shown that at the “elite” level of participation, there is an over-representation of athletes born in the first three months (the September 1 birthday) following a sport’s age and eligibility cut-off date. This phenomenon is often referred to as the Relative Age Effect and it has some serious implications for the development of aspiring young athletes.

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US Lacrosse Releases Rules Interpretation Videos for High School and Youth

Jan 15, 2018

Four videos illustrate rule changes and mechanics, and represent essential part of preseason 

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Free Play a Healer for Today's Drill Epidemic

Dec 11, 2017

Charlotte Christian (N.C.) coach Billy Ward chronicles the benefits of installing a free-play period into his practices

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Sites Selected for U.S. National Team Player Performance Camps

Dec 07, 2017

SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, has announced the five locations for its U.S. National Team Player Performance Camps for 2018. The camps are designed to give boys’ and girls’ lacrosse players aged 8-18, and of all ability levels, the opportunity to experience the training utilized for the national teams.

The dates and locations for the five camps for 2018 are:

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How Much is Too Much

Nov 30, 2017

High training volume and intensity, overscheduling, and early sports specialization are generally considered to be factors that increase the risk of overuse injuries. So, what’s the right balance of time that youth athletes should spend participating in sports activity?

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Coach Development Clinics in Full Swing

Nov 13, 2017

It’s clinic season at US Lacrosse, and that means tons of great opportunities for coaches to get ready for the 2018 season.

In-person instructional clinics are a key component of the US Lacrosse Coach Development Program, and a step in the pathway to becoming a US Lacrosse certified coach. From this coming weekend through mid-March, there are nearly 80 clinics already scheduled with more to be added throughout the coming months.

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Celebrating Lacrosse and Fun at Lax Spooktacular

Oct 31, 2017

The Lax Spooktacular, a 4v4 playday at US Lacrosse, featured more than 20 boys and girls teams of various age groups enjoying lacrosse, showing off creative costumes and having fun off the field with some traditional Halloween activities like trunk or treating.

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Lax Spooktacular Filling Up Quickly

Oct 11, 2017

This week is the last chance for teams to register for the inaugural US Lacrosse Lax Spooktacular 4v4 PlayDay at Tierney Field in Sparks, MD on Oct. 28. The final roster submission deadline has been extended to Oct. 20.

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US Lacrosse to Host Lax Spooktacular 4v4 Play Day

Oct 02, 2017

October is here, and we’re ready for Halloween at US Lacrosse. In celebration, we’re hosting the Lax Spooktacular 4v4 Play Day on Oct. 28 on Tierney Field at US Lacrosse Headquarters.

The event, which is open to kids ages 9 to 14, will run in two sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Don’t forget to show up for the pre-play costume contest and bring a treat bag to “trunk or treat” during the festivities. The 4v4 Spooktacular will be played in a round robin format and prizes will be awarded to teams with the best costumes.

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