By Lily Carpenter, Assistant Coach, Skidmore College, @skidmorewlax When I was back home for the holiday season, I was asked multiple times “how do you like coaching?” I caught myself replying without hesitation: “It’s the best job in the world!” It really made me reflect on my first year as an assistant coach (I am… Read More To All The First-Year Assistant Coaches
[Editor’s Note: This is a follow up post to Leadership Lessons From TB12 published on February 1, 2017.] By Angela McMahon, Head Coach, University of Massachusetts Amherst, @UMassLacrosse I’d love to offer up a brilliant explanation as to how the Patriots made the impossible possible, but I can’t. What is clear, however, is that what seemed… Read More The People, The Process, and a Little Bit of Luck…
By Jessy Morgan, Head Coach, George Mason University, @GoMasonLax I really dislike it when people make statements as if they represent an entire race of people. However, in this case there are so few of us, who’s going to stop me? And frankly the perspective needs to be discussed. I would first like to start… Read More Race in the Sport of Lacrosse
By Angela McMahon, Head Coach, University of Massachusetts Amherst, @UMassLacrosse Being cliché Boston sports fans, my 5 year-old daughter and I were prepping to watch the Patriots take on the Texans and she asked me why Tom Brady was at the front of the line as the team walked through the tunnel. It got me… Read More Leadership Lessons from TB12
By Pat Genovese, former Head Coach, William Smith College When you are frustrated with obstacles impeding your practices, perhaps rereading this post will place your thoughts in perspective and help you appreciate what you have, yet inspire you to forever uncover ways in which to improve your program. Few of you will remember the long… Read More The Way It Was
By Phil Barnes, Assistant Coach, University of North Carolina @uncwlax What is truly important as a coach in day to day activities? If you search the website LinkedIn, many college coaches have profiles, brief resumes and their developed skills/abilities listed. In the “Skills” section, most skills listed resemble those of a Lacrosse Operations Director. For… Read More What is Truly Important as a Coach?
By Missy Doherty, Head Coach, Penn State University, @PennStateWLAX LAXANIMALS What animal do you most look like? This is a common bus game that for the most part is funny, although sometimes the truth can hurt. No one wants to look like an armadillo. But we can learn a lot from animals, so let’s just… Read More Play Like An Animal!
By Meredith Black, Head Coach, Marquette University @MarquetteWLax and Jaqueline Borzillo, Director of Women’s Lacrosse Operations, Marquette University A conversation between Coach Meredith Black (MB) and Director of Women’s Lacrosse Operations, Jackie Borzillo (JB) MB: Jackie, what exactly do you do? JB: Well Meredith, I basically do everything. I do a lot of the “behind-the-scenes”… Read More What the heck is a DOLO?
By Michael Spinner, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, Pace University @PaceWLax As we have reached the holiday season, along with a bit of a lull in the lacrosse world, I have been tasked with writing about my favorite Christmas present… from the eyes of a coach. Being Jewish, such a discussion brings with it a slew… Read More The Greatest Christmas Gift a Coach Could Ask For
As we inch ever closer to the end of 2016, we wanted to share some of our Holiday Wishes with the greater lacrosse community. This has been a remarkable year for our sport, and we are hopeful that what’s in store for 2017 will be even more exciting. Team USA – We wish the players,… Read More Holiday Wishes from the IWLCA