Six Do's and Don'ts for Youth Coaches

Jul 21, 2016

There are a lot of coaches that know the X’s and O’s of the game, but for youth sports coaches, that’s at best a starting point. If you want to be a successful youth coach, you need to keep your players engaged, and you need to pay attention to the signals your team is taking from you. Here are six do’s and don’ts that youth coaches should keep in mind.

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Coaching Lessons Learned in Summer Lacrosse

Jul 12, 2016

I’ve spent approximately 30 of the last 40 days in June and July on the sidelines of lacrosse tournaments and have watched nearly 200 high school level games. Here’s what I’ve learned from watching teams of varying talent levels, some loaded with Division I commits, and some without a single athlete being recruited.

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Building a Team Offense

Jun 16, 2016

What do you do first? Plan your strategy and try to make it work or evaluate your players and determine what your strategy should be? There’s an old saying something along the lines of “You can’t make chicken salad without chicken.” 

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Top 10 Questions on NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rules

Jun 09, 2016

Each season the US Lacrosse Officials Education Program receives emails from coaches, players, parents, and officials on game situations wondering what the correct ruling is. Here are the top 10 questions from the 2016 season.</p>

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New Resource for Urban Programs

Jun 07, 2016

New development guide offers helpful tips for coaches and administrators to utilize in establishing and growing urban programs.

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Making the Fastest Game on Two Feet Faster

Jun 07, 2016

US Lacrosse recently worked with the Mid-Penn League for their end of the season tournament in Mechanicsburg, Pa., to help experiment with small-sided games included in the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model in hopes of finding better ways to introduce the

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Erin Smith Speaking at Project Play Summit

May 17, 2016

Erin Smith, managing director, education and training for US Lacrosse, is a panelist today at the Project Play Summit at the Newseum in Washington D.C.

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Brain Targeted Teaching for Coaches: Evaluating Learning

May 17, 2016

As coaches we are constantly evaluating athletes either formally or informally. They real key for an evaluation contributing to learning comes in what we do with the information we gain from the evaluations.

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Video Addresses Early Recruiting

May 12, 2016

US Lacrosse helped produce a new video for the IWLCA which features interviews with coaches, players, administrators and medical experts on the issues surrounding early recruiting.

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Stringing and Strategy: Making Them Intersect

May 10, 2016

If you could become an expert in only one of the following, which would it be: stringing a stick or diagramming X’s and O’s? A coach that understands how moving parts intersect is poised for success.

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