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
By Dawn Easley, Head Coach, Campbell University @GoCamelsWLAX Last year, we somehow began the tradition (or habit depending on your outlook) of getting ice cream after road wins. I don’t recall ever telling the team for every game they win, we get ice cream. It evolved and secretly I think my team was scheming. Anyhow,… Read More When Your Bus Breaks Down
By Laura Bernotas, Assistant Coach, Colgate University @ColgateWLax When Danie Caro asked me for a submission for Behind the Whistle, I am going to be honest, the only topic that originally came to my mind was, “How to get out of writing something for the blog.” But after delaying my response emails and buying myself… Read More Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!
By Tom Campolettano, Head Coach, Molloy College @MolloyWlax When I arrived at Molloy College in 2005, one of my main focuses was finding community service opportunities for my team. When the program officially began in 2006, we started giving back to the community through several different events. Since then, our team has continually led the… Read More The Case for Community Service
By Lindsay Hughes, Graduate Assistant, DeSales University @DSU_WomensLax After finishing my collegiate athletic career and moving on to my first college coaching position I was eager to take on the new challenges that come with being a coach that I had not yet experienced from a player perspective. Recruiting was a part of the job… Read More Why Are Recruits Ghosting Us?