By Remington Steele, Head Coach, Bucknell University @Bucknell_WLAX I really shouldn’t be here right now. I shouldn’t be sitting in this office. I shouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet such amazing people. I shouldn’t have been able to represent my country or play college lacrosse (or even high school lacrosse, for that matter). I… Read More Dark Times and Bright Futures
By Carol Cantele, Head Coach, Gettysburg College @GburgWlax “You can’t be an achiever if you are constantly toasting your past.” – Mike Krzyzewski Funny how things come to you, isn’t it? Last week I spent considerable time reading, watching and listening to various communications on the subject of leadership, engagement and culture in preparation for a… Read More Toast Away!
By Emilia Ward, Head Coach, Northern Michigan University @nmuwlax I’m sure any coach who has started a program either at the youth, high school, or college level in a non-traditional area has experienced being asked the question, “tell us a little bit about lacrosse, we have never really seen it.” For me, this is… Read More What is Lacrosse?
By Brighde Dougherty, Founder and Coach, FLOW Self Empowerment @flow_self_empowerment We are only as good to others as we are to ourselves. Not only is self-care not selfish, it’s paramount to your team’s success. We tend to acknowledge this point in regard to stick skills, tactics, film, exercise, nutrition, sometimes sleep and occasionally relaxation. However,… Read More Five Ways to Develop Self- Empowered Athletes
By Crista Samaras, Founder/CEO of Brave Enterprises, entrepreneur, and former collegiate lacrosse coach @getmorebrave I was a great lacrosse player – effective and efficient, devoted to improvement, greedy about accumulating more skill, and ambitious enough to think I could come up with better ways to teach the game than it was taught to me. Then… Read More Training The Underdog
By Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, Head Coach, James Madison University @JMULacrosse It is happening – zone systems will make a difference in our game. It just did – James Madison University showed that great teams can beat stacked teams by working hard to take space and strengths away from an offense to frustrate a team and bring… Read More The Impact of Zone in Our Game
By Sophia Agostinelli, Graduate Assistant, University of Bridgeport @Sophia_Angelina The benefits of being a multi-sport athlete have been a hot topic as of late. US Lacrosse magazine recently featured BC’s Kenzie Kent who plays both ice hockey and lacrosse at Boston College. Like Kent, my main athletic focuses are ice hockey and lacrosse, which I… Read More The Importance of Multi-Sport Athletes
By Chelsea Rosiek, Head Coach, St. Bonaventure University @BonniesWLAX As a High School graduate of the Class of 2006, I grew up with a vastly dated high school experience. As an eighth grader, I remember calling my mother AT&T Collect to pick me up from Field Hockey Practice. I remember yelling upstairs to my parents… Read More Coaching the “Smart Phone” Generation
By Karin Corbett, Head Coach, University of Pennsylvania @PennWomensLax I have been coaching for many years and the level of parental involvement has changed drastically. Today, coaches coach at the college level for the same reasons they have always coached: the love of the game, the chance to teach life lessons to young women as… Read More The Role of Parents
By Cindy Wilson, Head Coach, Millersville University @VilleMauauders “On your best days you learn confidence. On your worst days you learn persistence. There is always something to learn.” One of my favorite things about sports, and more specifically, about lacrosse is that there is always room to grow and develop. X’s and O’s and wins… Read More Growing Confidence