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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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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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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