6 Rules for Defending in a Numbers-Down Transition Situation

Feb 24, 2015

From our Level 1 coaching curriculum, here are six general rules of thumb to help your defenders make smart decisions in a numbers-down transition situation.

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Early Recruiting Realities: Poaching, Reversals, More Trends

Feb 23, 2015

Despite widespread objection, early recruiting is the new norm in college lacrosse. Ryan Boyle looks at some of the consequences of this trend.

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Beginner’s Guide to Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Communication

Feb 20, 2015

The simple most important thing defenders can do for each other is communication. We break down the basics defensive buzz words to teach your defensive unit.

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Men’s Lob-and-Dodge Drill [Video]

Feb 20, 2015

The Lob-and-Dodge Drill develops footwork fundamentals for successful defense, focusing on approaching dodgers under control and in proper defensive position.

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Women’s Inside-Out 1-on-1 Drill [Video]

Feb 20, 2015

Use the Inside-Out 1-on-1 Drill to practice defensive and offensive fundamentals in a rapid-fire setting. Includes video from the US Lacrosse Mobile Coach app.

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Failure as a Catalyst: How to Develop a Growth Mindset

Feb 19, 2015

Failure is the catalyst to success. Let’s not take away this valuable tool from our kids by evening the playing field all the time, writes Kate Leavell.

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Video: Lessons from a U.S. Men’s National Team Youth Clinic

Feb 18, 2015

Last month, Team USA held an awesome clinic for youth and high school players in Naples, Fla., at Champions Challenge. We're using video to bring you three of the six stations from the event.

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Mastering the Not-So-Simple Art of Sliding

Feb 18, 2015

Mastering the Not-So-Simple Art of Sliding

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4 Must-Have Components of Lacrosse Player Evaluation

Feb 16, 2015

One of the most difficult tasks for a coach is fairly and accurately evaluating players. Ease the burden by using age-appropriate evaluation rubrics at tryouts.

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6 Simple Words Every Lacrosse Player Wants to Hear

Feb 12, 2015

The six most important words every lacrosse player wants to hear from their parents are “I love to watch you play.” One of our resident sports parents explains.

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