Why You Should Celebrate Mistakes at Lacrosse Practice

May 16, 2014

How many times did you celebrate mistakes in your last practice? Last season?

Often times as a coach and teacher, I have witnessed the frustration of the mistake. The stick slams the ground, the head goes down, the mind goes to an alternate dimension. 

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Nine Habits of Highly Effective Lacrosse Players

May 07, 2014

Lacrosse parent blogger details nine habits of highly effective lacrosse players, discovered through conversation with Team USA.

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Why You Should Resist the Urge to Over-Coach

Apr 23, 2014

You may have recognized in yourself the temptation and tendency to “over-coach” during competition. Why does this happen?

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Team USA and the Heart of the Game

Apr 21, 2014

Lacrosse mom Morgan Crutchfield follows up on her open letter to Team USA with the first of a series of blog posts on the road to Denver.

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4 Ways to Beat the Midseason Grind in Youth Lacrosse

Apr 16, 2014

The energy level at this point in the season can be rough. Here are ways to diagnose and treat ‘The Grind.’

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Why Youth Sports Needs a Development Zone

Apr 14, 2014

Youth sports desperately needs a symbolic hedge to create a space in which participants grow, writes PCA’s Jim Thompson.

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Let’s Get Physical: How to Make Contact and Teach Proper Technique

Apr 07, 2014

In a contact sport, it’s important to teach the proper technique. Use these tips to teach players how to properly make and receive contact.

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College Lacrosse Coaches Sound Off on Multi-Sport Participation

Mar 12, 2014

We asked five college coaches what sports their kids play, and how it has benefitted their overall youth or high school sports experience.

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4 Best Practices for Respecting Boundaries as a Parent-Coach

Mar 10, 2014

Coaching your child’s team can be tricky. Here are some tips for doubling as parents and coaches.

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Shed Your Expectations and Coach for More Than Wins

Dec 17, 2013

I recently had a teachable moment with my 13-year-old son. He was frustrated by the fact that one of our dogs, Callie—a Great Pyrenees—was leaving a record of her travels throughout the house in the form of soft white fur.

He was tired of waking up with fur in his mouth, fur on his clothes, and generally fur everywhere. He was mad at Callie and he reprimanded her for lounging on the couch. I asked him if he thought that the dog left her fur everywhere just to annoy him.

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