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It’s all about the kids! More kids play lacrosse today than ever before. Our sport is quickly becoming the #1 choice for young athletes.

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Club Directors Panel: Tryouts

0 - Published September 30, 2014 by in High School, Youth

The recruiting process has also accelerated the club team tryout timeline. A vast majority of club teams are now hosting tryouts in August and September to ensure their teams have been selected ahead of the November tournament circuit. This CDP asks what makes a good tryout?

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What Makes A Great Coach?

0 - Published September 26, 2014 by in College, High School, Youth

A great coach is a valuable commodity. At any level, from that of our youth to national teams, a great coach can be the difference between disappointing performance and the highest levels of success. A great coach also guides athletes to better lives off the field, and serves as another type of educator in life. […]

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US Lacrosse Announces 2014 Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant Recipients

0 - Published September 16, 2014 by in Youth

US Lacrosse today announced that 126 schools and civic organizations across 32 states and Washington, D.C. have been selected as 2014 Soft Lacrosse Equipment Grant recipients. Each organization will receive modified “soft” lacrosse sticks and balls, as well as instructional guides and DVDs to help support the introduction of the sport in their curriculum.

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What’s Right With Youth Lacrosse?

0 - Published September 15, 2014 by in Youth

What’s right with youth lacrosse? It’s a question that is asked rarely, and answered with an even lower frequency. Since I’ve written articles about what’s wrong with youth lacrosse and what’s wrong with international youth lacrosse (while also offering solutions), it’s high time I cover a lot of the good that exists in today’s game.

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Hot Pot: International Youth Lacrosse Problems

0 - Published September 10, 2014 by in Featured, International, Youth

I wrote about problems and solutions in youth lacrosse yesterday, and my commentary applied best to the North American region of the world. My key problem areas were Coaching, Peer Pressure, Too Much Gear, and the Scholarship Lie. But what about international youth lacrosse problems? Are there different issues facing the international lacrosse community? If […]

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Youth Lacrosse Problems… And Solutions

0 - Published September 9, 2014 by in Featured, Training, Youth

This fall we have all read a number of article talking about youth lacrosse problems, and problems that face almost all youth sports. The specific topics covered were diverse, and the entire collection of readable material paints an interesting picture. So what are the major problems facing youth lacrosse? And what can be done?

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Hot Pot: Making Lacrosse Safer

0 - Published August 13, 2014 by in Coaching, Featured, Hot Pot, Youth

Everywhere we look, people seem to be talking about making lacrosse safer in one way or another. It ranges from hitting being reigned in at the collegiate level through new rules, to concussion studies, a debate about helmets for girls in Florida, and beyond.