The Evolution of the Most Important Position on the Field: The Goalie

By Mary Schwartz, Head Coach, Roanoke College  @RoanokeWLax In the summer time I spend my days training middle school and high school girl’s lacrosse goalies across the United States. On the first day when we are all together, I share the history of this amazing position. I start off talking about the equipment that goalies… Read More The Evolution of the Most Important Position on the Field: The Goalie

When Plans Go Wrong

By Erica Brown, Head Coach, Tiffin University  @Dragon_Lacrosse As coaches, we cannot control everything no matter how hard we try. We are planners; from practices, to film breakdowns, to scouting reports, to game plans, away trips, recruiting classes, gear orders. Everything is planned down to the year, month, minute and second. What happens when all… Read More When Plans Go Wrong

What Does It Mean to Be “Mentally Tough?”

By Monica Potter, Head Coach, Colorado State University-Pueblo  @CSUP_WLAX As coaches, we throw the word “mental toughness” around on the daily. “We lost the game because we just weren’t mentally tough!” “The players today just aren’t as mentally tough as when I played or started in coaching!” “These kids just need to be mentally tough!”… Read More What Does It Mean to Be “Mentally Tough?”