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
By Kate Leavell, Head Coach, Adams State University, @ASUGrizzlies Years of stress about getting recruited, getting seen, getting playing time, getting recognized and getting offers has players entering the collegiate playing world in a broken mindset. The end result of all that drive is not the social media declaration or the day you’re handed a… Read More It’s a Journey Not a Destination: 5 tips for getting your mind ready for success in collegiate lacrosse
By Jordan Christopher, Assistant Coach, Quinnipiac University @QU_WLAX “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” This quote is one that I have referenced many times as both a lacrosse player and now as a coach. Throughout my life, people have often said to me “you are so lucky,” when talking about both my playing… Read More How Lucky Are We?
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
Many prospective student-athletes (PSAs) find that participating in a Recruiting Tournament or Showcase can be stressful when the sidelines are packed with college coaches there to watch them compete. On top of that, most players have no idea what the coaches from each program are looking for, or whether they are looking for the same… Read More Coaches Share Their Tournament Advice
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 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)?
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
[Editor’s Note: From time to time we will feature a short Q&A with an IWLCA member coach. The format will be one question about lacrosse, one question about life, and one fun question.] Q&A with Jenny Graap, Head Coach, Cornell University, @CornellWLax 1 – Describe your favorite drill to coach at a camp or clinic?… Read More Three Questions for Jenny Graap