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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Ask the Right Questions, Particularly on the Car Ride Home

Mar 07, 2014

Positive Coaching Alliance’s Jim Thompson offers postgame-friendly questions for the car ride home.

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An Open Letter to the U.S. Men's National Team

Jan 28, 2014

An open letter from the mom of a 10-year-old youth player who spent the weekend in Florida interacting with and learning from Team USA.

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Not All Fouls Are Created Equal: How Officials Set Priorities

Dec 04, 2013

The nature of officiating is to react to a play and call it accordingly. Keeping the game safe is the first priority.

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New Equipment Fitting Guide for Parents and Players

Nov 26, 2013

First-time lacrosse parents can face a big learning curve in determining how to properly equip their children for play. The new US Lacrosse Equipment Fitting Guide will ease the process.

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Being Involved—by Letting Go of Control

Nov 11, 2013

When I was 17 years old, my father urged me to join him one morning to practice driving in the snow. When we arrived at the local parking lot turned open expanse of fresh powder, he asked me to take the wheel and get a feel for the car. I drove cautiously, stopping and accelerating at low speeds. My dad chuckled as I gripped the handle tightly at 10 and 2 and worked to gain control of the 1974 Volare station wagon.

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Confessions of a B-Team Mom

Nov 11, 2013

Making the "B" team isn't the end of the world. It might be the best thing that ever happened to your child.

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A Suggestion for the Loud Youth Coach

Mar 28, 2010

Kids learn best through experience and by making mistakes…not by being micromanaged through every pass.

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Assuring a Positive Culture & Game Integrity

Mar 15, 2010

The practice of knowingly including over-aged players on tournament teams is indefensible and illustrates the very worst of youth sports. Not only does it erode the integrity of athletic competition, it also violates the implied oath of all youth coaches to model the very best behavior for young and impressionable minds…and it jeopardizes the safety of players who are forced to play against more mature – and often larger – competition.

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Lacrosse Participation Grows in 2009

Feb 25, 2010

BALTIMORE – National lacrosse participation increased 8.4 percent in 2009, according to research by US Lacrosse for its annual participation report. There were 568,021 lacrosse players that were members of organized teams across the country in 2009, from the youth level all the way on up through the professional ranks.

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