By Janine Tucker, Head Coach, Johns Hopkins University @HopkinsLacrosse The idea was to run a free lacrosse clinic for Baltimore City middle school girls. Simple enough, right? We knew we would have some great participants. Our Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse team has a wonderful relationship with Commodore John Rodgers School through our involvement with Harlem… Read More Anatomy of a Powerful Day
By Pat McCabe, Head Coach, Adelphi University @Adelphi_WLAX Since taking the job as Head Coach of the Adelphi University Women’s Lacrosse team, I get asked many questions. These questions are of a wide variety, with the most common being “What’s it like coaching girls?” I have to admit, if you had asked me this question… Read More What’s It Like Coaching Women (They’re Not Girls)?
By Amanda St. Cyr ’19, University of Mary Washington, @UMWLAX To the athlete with Type 1 Diabetes… As you may already know, competing with Type 1 Diabetes can be both a frustrating experience and a test of your character on a daily basis. Although I have had very positive experiences while being a Type 1… Read More Balancing Lacrosse and Diabetes
Many high school and club coaches, as well as prospective student-athletes (PSAs) and their parents, find the college recruiting process difficult to navigate. Some of that is due to the myriad of NCAA rules that exist and the lack of education surrounding those rules for those engaged in the process. On top of that, each… Read More Straight from the Experts, Part 2
By Carlee Buck, Head Coach, Lenoir-Rhyne University @LRUwlacrosse I don’t think I would be completely off base in saying that most of you reading this probably know very little, if anything at all about Megan Smith. What I do know is that you’re compelled each week, just as I am, to take a peek at… Read More Making Lemonade with Mego
By Rachel Dell, Head Coach, John Carroll University @JCUWLAX As a new member to the Board, I was invited to the Grand Opening ceremonies for the US Lacrosse headquarters this past weekend, which included the dedication of the IWLCA Building. Friday night consisted of a donor reception, Saturday was a tour of the facilities (museum, field, locker rooms, training… Read More First Person: US Lacrosse Grand Opening Weekend
By Shannon Smith, Head Coach, Hofstra University @Hofstra_WLAX; Alex Frank, Assistant Coach, Colorado University @CUBuffsWLax; and Brooke Matthews, Assistant Coach, Penn State University @PennStateWLAX Many people have asked us why we chose to coach instead of play. The simple answer: injuries from college still plague us. So when we were given an opportunity to be… Read More From the Sidelines: A UWLX Coaching Staff’s Perspective
By Kate Livesay, Head Coach, Middlebury College @MiddAthletics The purpose of this post is to provide my own personal experience of what it’s like to move from one institution to another. Every summer we, as coaches, see a number of coaching changes as some assistants move up to being a head coach, some coaches take… Read More The Coaching Carousel: What it’s Like to Change Schools
Many high school and club coaches, as well as prospective student-athletes (PSAs) and their parents, find the college recruiting process difficult to navigate. Some of that is due to the myriad of NCAA rules that exist and the lack of education surrounding those rules for those engaged in the process. On top of that, each… Read More Straight from the Experts
By Kara Reber, Head Coach, Florida Southern College, @FSCWlax The question I have probably been asked the most since we won the National Championship is… how did you do it? Looking back and reflecting on the season and asking a few of our players, we decided that the following conditions are the main reason behind… Read More How Did You Do It?