By Laura Brand-Sias, Head Coach, Rutgers University, @rulaxbrand As a high school student athlete I took every opportunity to play. I played four years of field hockey, winter track, and lacrosse. I was the sweatiest girl in gym class and the first one to play any game of pick up that people threw my way.… Read More Evolution of Gratitude
By Ricky Fried, Head Coach, Georgetown University and USA Senior Women, @HoyasWLax One of my favorite parts of the game of lacrosse is the ride, or transition defense. There are many types of rides, but the ride we use with the USA team is the one that begs the question “why ride?” The high-pressure nature… Read More Why Ride?
By Paige Messersmith, Assistant Coach, Dickinson College, @DickinsonWLax [Editor’s Note: The author of this post informed me (after she agreed to WRITE an entry for this blog) that she is “not the greatest writer,” and that she thought she could best convey what her typical day is “in a more visual way.” Because what she ultimately… Read More A Day in the Life of a DIII Assistant Coach
By Jessica Antelmi, Assistant Coach, Le Moyne College,@LeMoyneWLAX Beep beep beeeeep. Beep beep beeeeep. It’s 5:45am, time to rise and shine, another day to do something great. I’m up and at ’em, teeth are brushed, bagel in toaster, lunch box, backpack, workout tote are all packed – yes, I am the bag lady – and… Read More A Day in the Life of a DII Assistant Coach
If you’re reading this, you are probably involved with, or a fan of, women’s lacrosse. And if you are involved with women’s lacrosse, I am betting that you may be a tad bit competitive. In fact, I am counting on it. Because I have a CHALLENGE for you, and I know anyone that’s even a… Read More Will You Accept This CHALLENGE?
By Amy Altig, Assistant Coach, Penn State University, @PennStateWLAX The one thing I’ve learned over the years is that no day is ever the same in this profession. We could work 4 hours or we could work 14 hours, each day brings something new. For the sake of this blog I’ll keep it to an… Read More A Day in the Life of a DI Assistant Coach
Welcome to the IWLCA Blog. We will officially launch on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. This blog will feature posts from our member coaches, allowing them share their thoughts on a variety of topics they find interesting (recruiting tips, team building ideas, leadership development, coaching philosophies, etc). From time to time we will also feature guest bloggers from the greater… Read More Welcome to our Blog!