Youth Sports Can Lead to a Better Job Later in Life

May 15, 2019

As parents, we all like to think we’re steering our children toward activities and opportunities that will help them lead happy, productive, and fulfilling lives. We encourage them to work hard, have integrity, take risks, show gratitude, be respectful, etc. But at some point, deep down, every parent realizes there are no guarantees. There’s no formula that ensures success, but there are definitely behaviors, activities, and opportunities that increase the chances your child will become a successful, ethical, and happy adult.

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US Lacrosse Announces Partnership with TrueSport

May 06, 2019

US Lacrosse, the national governing body for the sport, has announced a content partnership with TrueSport®, a positive youth sports movement powered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

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FDA Issues Warning About Use of Concussion Devices

Apr 26, 2019

Most medical devices marketed to consumers that claim to assess, diagnose, or manage head injury, including concussion, have not been reviewed by the FDA for safety and efficacy.

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Sharing the Message About AEDs

Apr 24, 2019

WJZ TV, the CBS affiliate in Baltimore, recently aired a story on the importance of automated external defibrillators at lacrosse and other sporting events, and highlighted the efforts of ‘A Player’s Pulse’ to increase access to AED availability at lacrosse games. 

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Remembering Our Purpose: An Open Letter to Youth Coaches

Apr 12, 2019

Matt Belson is the president of Cohasset (Mass.) Youth Lacrosse and the founder of Scoops Lacrosse. He originally posted this blog in February.

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One Town, One Team Approach in Oxford

Apr 04, 2019

The goal of the Oxford Lacrosse Club is to consolidate all of the area’s lacrosse development under one umbrella organization. Starting with one team, the vision is to have multiple high school teams in the future.

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Retaliation

Apr 03, 2019

One objective of lacrosse is teaching kids how to channel their emotions into something positive. Young players learn best through their mistakes, but only if they are called out on their mistakes in a way that creates positive change.

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Celebrate Diversity Month Webinar Series

Apr 01, 2019

Dr. Brian Gearity kicks off the Celebrate Diversity Month webinar series on April 9 by discussing coaching and cultural competency as it pertains to the lacrosse community at large. 

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The Importance of US Lacrosse Player Segmentation Policy

Mar 26, 2019

Reviewing the rationale behind the US Lacrosse player segmentation policy which was passed in 2016 to help minimize safety issues and/or unfair competitive advantages.

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New Realizations Through SafeSport Online Training

Mar 21, 2019

SafeSport training has already resulted in changes for one Baltimore-area coach's interactions with the young female players on her club team.

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