Four Lacrosse Drills to Liven Up Practice

Four Lacrosse Drills to Liven Up Your Practice

Even the most experienced coaches fall into the habit of repeating the same lacrosse drills on a weekly or even daily basis. There’s nothing wrong with repeating drills, but as we all know, players crave excitement and changing up the daily routine can help not only infuse excitement into the practice, it can also help […]

10 Man Ride: What, Why & How

10 man ride

The 10 man ride is an aggressive defensive scheme in lacrosse that is utilized across different levels of the sport. This is what you need to know about it. 10 Man Ride: What, Why & How What Is a 10 Man Ride? The 10 man ride is a form of zone ride that puts pressure […]

Leadership Literature: Coaches’ Book Club

Coaches Book Club

Part of professional development as a leader and coach is working through the professional literature of leadership. That can take the form of a good, old-fashioned book, podcast, or web-based article. Here is my recent collection of resources: Leadership Literature: Coaches’ Book Club The Power of Team Captains We hear so much about culture and how […]

Developing Leadership to Mold Captains

developing leadership

There is a difference between choosing captains and developing captains, even though maybe in the back of our minds we assume that if we pick the right captain, then leadership will take care of itself. The best dudes may get chosen, but they may have no idea what being captain entails and have very little experience […]

Benet Academy Withdraws Job Offer After Learning Coach’s Sexuality

Update: Since the publication of this post, Benet Academy has reoffered the job to Amanda Kammes, who has accepted the position. Benet Academy, located in Lisle, Illinois, retracted a job offer as the school’s girls lacrosse coach after learning the candidate is gay. Amanda Kammes, an alum of Benet Academy and head girls varsity lacrosse […]

Why I Coach, The Short and Long Answer

Why I Coach

Why do I coach? The short answer: love it. The long answer: “How do I love thee, let me count the ways…” Elizabeth Barrett Browning We hosted a camp this summer, and I swear that those younger kids learn in their sleep. They go home after day one and come back the next day able […]

Kayla Treanor Takes Over The Orange

Kayla Treanor

Following the recent departure of Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Gary Gait to lead the men’s team, the Orange have announced Kayla Treanor as his successor. Treanor becomes just the third Head Coach in program history. Although the women’s program is much younger than the men’s (which recently passed the 100 year mark), there is […]

Coach MCLA Lacrosse: Check Out These Openings

In a year of Covid cancellations, coach resignations, and national championship tournament invitationals, the MCLA is rife with opportunity to coach. Here at Lax All Stars, we’re big fans of the MCLA, and we wanted to play a small part in helping these programs fill out their coaching staffs. What started out with a simple […]

Play Lacrosse, Even When You Practice It

Play lacrosse

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” – Robert Burns “Coach, these guys don’t want to drill, they want to PLAY.”  – Wade Hoag Play Lacrosse, Even When You Practice It Wrapping ourselves up in our professional pursuit is our magic feather. If we feel like we have done everything possible […]

Who Is The Most Successful Lacrosse Coach Of All-Time?

who is the most successful lacrosse coach of all-time

A good lacrosse coach can have the single-biggest impact on a program’s success out of any of its pieces, in my opinion. So, who is the best of the best? Who is the most successful lacrosse coach of all-time? I’ve selected the five coaches who I feel have been the most successful over the years. […]

Possible PLL Coaches – Let’s Make It Interesting

possible PLL coaches

As the PLL grows, so too does the need for more teams and coaches. Please understand that adding more teams isn’t about the number of talented players available – it’s about money. More teams will happen in time, and these are some of the possible coaches for those future PLL squads. Last time, we looked […]

Possible PLL Coaches – Former MLL Bosses

It's only a matter of time before the PLL expands further. These are some of the possible coaches who would fit into the PLL.

As the PLL grows, so too does the need for more teams and coaches. Please understand that adding more teams isn’t about the number of talented players available – it’s about money. More teams will happen in time, and these are some of the possible coaches for those future PLL squads. Let’s take a quick […]