TERPS Forever!

By Megan Taylor and Caroline Steele, Maryland ’19, IWLCA All-Americans After what felt like a lifetime waiting all day for our 7:30 pm game against Northwestern, the Terps finally got on the bus to make our way to Homewood field at Johns Hopkins, this year’s sight of the Final Four. Both nervous and excited, we… Read More TERPS Forever!

Culture is the Cure

By Kristen Selvage, Head Coach, Coastal Carolina University  @CoastalWLax After coaching for over 20 years and having many highs and lows throughout my career, when I reflect on the part of coaching that gives me the most pride, it is our team culture. Building a positive environment on and off of the field is not… Read More Culture is the Cure

Saying “YES”

By Kelly Gallagher, Head Coach, University of Tampa  @TampaWLax For me, and I’m sure some of you, the 2019 season had a bittersweet ending. Our team had an amazing year come to end a little bit earlier than we would have liked. So, when I was asked/volunteered to coach the IWLCA Senior All-Star game, I… Read More Saying “YES”

Words of Wisdom

Since we launched Behind the Whistle in January 2016, we have been very fortunate to receive so many quality contributions, both from the IWLCA membership, and also from the larger lacrosse community. As we prepare for another summer recruiting season, it seemed like a good idea to share some excerpts from previously published entries that… Read More Words of Wisdom

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

The Secrets to Recruiting

By Samantha Ekstrand, Attorney  @SJEkstrand5 [Editor’s note: The author currently serves as legal counsel to the IWLCA, the IMLCA, and the NFCA. She played college lacrosse, coached college lacrosse, now coaches club and rec lacrosse. She has five children who play lots of sports.] My English teacher always said to catch the reader’s attention with… Read More The Secrets to Recruiting

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