Dom Starsia: A (Second) Letter to Lacrosse Parents

Nov 25, 2014

University of Virginia head coach Dom Starsia shares his thoughts on the role of club lacrosse in player development.

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Women’s Recruiting Survey: There’s Still Some Sanity

Nov 14, 2014

Results of a recent IWLCA recruiting survey support a refreshing reality for high school juniors and seniors who feel like their time has passed.

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Rec: It's Not a Dirty Word

Nov 05, 2014

With the trend towards travel and club lacrosse programs, is there still a place for rec? This writer thinks so.

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4 Unwritten Rule Ideas for Improving Youth Boys Lacrosse

Oct 21, 2014

These “off the books” rules can help youth boys’ lacrosse players improve their skills and maintain a safe, positive experience.

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Survey: Parents Concerned with Quality, Behavior of Youth Coaches

Oct 16, 2014

A new national survey of parents by espnW shows broad and deep concern about a variety of key issues involving youth athletics, and coaching in particular.

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Are Developmental Rec Lacrosse Teams Going Extinct?

Oct 09, 2014

This lacrosse mom hopes we can put the development back into recreational teams and let the travel teams do the traveling and selection.

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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: Keep it Age-Appropriate

Sep 26, 2014

Resident sports psychologist Dr. Richard Ginsburg offers tips to keep the lacrosse experience age-appropriate for the entire spectrum of youth athletes.

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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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