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Breaking Kids With Our Sideline Jeering [ARTICLE]

by US Lacrosse on

I remember the exact moment I found out sports weren't about fun - the first time I ever felt humiliated doing something that I thought I loved. I was...... Continue

Quint's Top 20: Don't Overreact to Early February [ARTICLE]

by Inside Lacrosse on

Repeat after me: “I (state your name) solemnly swear that I will not overreact to February results. I fully understand the danger of defining teams by their winter...... Continue

Coach Communication Guidelines Self-Assessment [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

1. Messages should be direct. Coaches who are weak on this quality avoid straightforward, direct communication. Their athletes may not know where they stand. These coaches...... Continue

Paralyzed Hope Lacrosse Player Becomes 'Czar of Toughness and Fun' [ARTICLE]

by Detroit Free Press on

Wade Hoag was working construction on a new house, helping install some windows, three stories up. He was on a metal platform, raised into the air on...... Continue

The Importance of Culture [ARTICLE]

by Inside Lacrosse on

The best advice I have received as a coach, especially as the head coach of a relatively young program, is to start at the bottom and focus on building a strong foundation. I was told from countless colleagues ...... Continue

Professional Women's Lacrosse Takes Off [ARTICLE]

by LAX All Stars on

Professional lacrosse has carved out a very interesting niche in the lacrosse and larger sporting worlds, and now we can welcome professional women’s lacrosse to the fold. When talking pro lacrosse, there is of course the MLL, which has...... Continue

Defensive Teaching Points [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

The following guidelines are from the "Defenseman's Bible," courtesy of The USILA Coaches Kit. 1. Keep body and feet moving. 2. Keep stick on stick side of offensive player. 3. Use your field sense to identify the areas that are most...... Continue

New SAT Grading Scale Released for NCAA and NAIA Initial Eligibility [ARTICLE]


In the spring of 2016, the SAT rolled out a newly formatted exam. As a result, both the NCAA and NAIA recently released revised SAT minimum score requirements, which...... Continue

Motivating the Modern Athlete [ARTICLE]

by Dr. Marty Durden, Athletic Director - Presbyterian School - Houston, TX on

Today's athlete is different from years past. The much-publicized generation Y student-athletes (1980's-1999) have moved through college. Generation Z is presently being recruited to college, are members of high school teams, and...... Continue