By Samantha Eustace, Head Coach, Mercer University @MercerWLAX I am someone who came to college coaching late. I didn’t even start off coaching when I graduated from UMass. My journey was different, as are many of yours. I had a plethora (good SAT word!) of other jobs before I even got into coaching at the… Read More Does It Make A Difference How You Got Here?
By Carissa Medeiros, Head Coach, UMass Lowell @RiverHawkWLax It was a rare weekend off from summer recruiting and I was spending some time with family when I felt my phone buzz. My mind immediately raced through a dozen different scenarios as to why my Junior captain would be calling me, out of the blue, in… Read More Learning From Your Players
By Charlotte Morley, Program Director, Harlem Lacrosse @HarlemLacrosse The dictionary defines a leader as, “the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.” If you’ve ever played a team-oriented sport, you know that there is much more to be said about what, and who a leader is. I used to think that a… Read More Harlem Lacrosse: Aim High, Shoot Low
By Lyndsey Boswell, Head Coach, High Point University @hpuwlax Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is our ability to identify what we are feeling, why we are feeling it, how our feelings affect our physical performance and of those around us. The ability to actively change emotions during competition presents a significant competitive advantage. I have a team and coaching staff that… Read More Lacrosse EQ
By Jordan Beech, Head Coach, Oklahoma Baptist University @OBU_Lacrosse Are you listening to respond, or listening to comprehend? I’ll give you a moment to think about it. I think you can look at our current national discourse to know that by and large we are all listening more to simply give a response instead of… Read More Listen to Comprehend
By Jane Karger, Head Coach, Drew University @DrewWLAX Unique. Intense. Misunderstood. Out there. Goofy. “I don’t have enough of them,” or “I have too many of them.” All things said about goalies. Some may be true; some may be stereotypes that have occurred at one point or another. We’ve all had experiences with teammates who… Read More Goalies Are People Too
Kathryn Egizi, Head Coach, Emerson College @ECwomensLAX We sat around a table in a one-room office filled with racks and boxes of sweatshirts, t-shirts, and sneakers. All of our eyes were on the woman addressing the group telling a story about why a coach from Boston needed uniforms for her girls’ basketball team. The coach… Read More Running to Empower Girls in Underserved Communities through Sports
A Coaches Guide for Getting Re-Inspired By Corinne Desrosiers, Head Coach, Florida Tech @FloridaTechWLAX Maybe re-inspired is the wrong word. Re-energized? Refreshed? Restored? It’s like when the season is over in May, and however good or bad it went – you need a break. Maybe you get away for a vacation before camps start. Maybe… Read More Halfway Through the Season… Really? Only Halfway?
By Jenn Cook, Assistant Coach, Princeton University @princetonwlax What makes a good assistant coach? The answer to that question depends on what your Head Coach needs from you. “Think like a Head Coach, but act like an Assistant Coach.” – Tommy Amaker, Head Coach, Harvard University Basketball Good assistant coaches understand that head coaches… Read More The “Good” Assistant
By Meghan Dennehy, Head Coach, UVA Wise @UVA_Wise_Lax In my 15 years of coaching collegiate athletics, I have been accused on a few occasions of playing favorites. I want to take this opportunity to own that label, and to describe in detail the qualities of my very favorite players, because I want to be authentic… Read More Homage to my favorite player