Keeping Lacrosse Consistently Safe: An Official’s Perspective

Oct 14, 2014

Should refs pass on calls based on the score in a blowout game? Why aren’t the same penalties called from game to game? Our resident official gives perspective.

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How and When to Use the Three Basic Lacrosse Dodges

Oct 14, 2014

Help your youth lacrosse players take the next step with these tips for face, roll and split dodges.

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Playing Mind Games: How College Coaches Build Mental Toughness

Oct 13, 2014

It’s not all skills and drills. Use these tactics to develop mental toughness and acuity on the lacrosse field.

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How it Works: Shooting Space in Women’s Lacrosse

Oct 09, 2014

Shooting space is one of the most difficult rules to understand, especially for new lacrosse players, parents and coaches. Let’s break it down.

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42 New Instructional Clinics Available for Lacrosse Coaches

Oct 08, 2014

The US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program will host 42 instructional clinics across 13 states in November, December and January.

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6 Signs of a Good Youth Lacrosse League

Oct 08, 2014

Does your youth lacrosse league follow best practices to make your child’s experience safe and fun? Look to these six signs as basic indicators.

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Fairness First: Why Teams Don’t Always Get Flagged Equally

Oct 07, 2014

The idea of “fair, but not equal” is a tough concept for many non-officials. Our resident zebra explains how this concept plays out on the lacrosse field.

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Coaching Youth Lacrosse: The Case For Not “Playing Up”

Oct 06, 2014

Before you allow your youth lacrosse player to “play up,” consider factors like friendships and burnout as part of his or her long-term development.

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Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Use Appropriate Equipment

Oct 03, 2014

We can’t always prevent injuries, but there are common sense steps we can take to reduce them. Here’s why properly fitting equipment makes a difference.

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Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Avoid Overtraining

Oct 02, 2014

Take a page out of NCAA guidelines and regulate the amount of training and competition for youth lacrosse athletes, says Dr. Richard Ginsburg

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