Lee Southren comes over to LAS from time to time to share his thoughts as a dedicated and passionate lacrosse parent. While Lee is regarded by many to be outspoken and blunt, he has another side which is very contemplative and deep. We’d like to thank Lee for sharing his personal thoughts, and we hope it helps other lacrosse parents who might be struggling with the concept of “the end”.
Tag Archives | Parents
What’s wrong with youth sports? Too much money, too much parent involvement, and too many brokenhearted 6-year-olds.
There is a constant search amongst parents and players to be on the “best team” that wins the most games and tournaments. It is no longer enough for our children to play on a local youth or high school team and enjoy the experience of playing sports.
Lee Southren started the NJ Riot 2016 club team, and it is quickly morphing into something bigger. This growth has put Lee in a new position as the man running a club team. It is a big switch from being the man who is used to questioning club teams! Read about Lee’s experiences as a club administrator, and how it made him think of his own actions as an addicted Lax Dad.
Mark Schindler, of Nexus Lacrosse, provides an easy instructional guide for parents of potential lacrosse players. It’s always good to know what you’re getting in to with your kids!
Once the kids move on, what is a lacrosse parent left to do? Richard Roy has some answers for you, and some interesting thoughts on the old leading the young!
We often talk about how getting to the next level impacts players, and coaches, but we rarely talk about how changes in lacrosse structure can impact parents!