On the eve of the IWLCA Annual Meetings, and just a few months away from LaxCon 2020, we’ve been thinking about the importance of continuing education for coaches, the value of community within the sport, and the role our peers can play, as colleagues, mentors, sounding boards, and friends. We reached out to several coaches… Read More This One’s For the Coaches
By Nick Williams, Associate Head Coach, Georgetown University @HoyasWLax Lacrosse is a beautiful game with a ton of history. Dating back to a time before shooting space, before shot clocks, and before boundaries, lacrosse has been and always will be a beautiful sport. Like our country itself, the sport of lacrosse has grown and molded… Read More Beautiful Game
By Emilia Ward, Head Coach, Northern Michigan University @nmuwlax I’m sure any coach who has started a program either at the youth, high school, or college level in a non-traditional area has experienced being asked the question, “tell us a little bit about lacrosse, we have never really seen it.” For me, this is… Read More What is Lacrosse?
As the pages of the calendar flip, marking the passage of days, months, and years, it’s easy to fall into the habit of taking things for granted. Sometimes we rush so quickly through the day to day moments of our lives that we forget how we ended up where we are. We forget what is… Read More Thank You Lacrosse
By Caitlin Fifield, Assistant Coach, Marquette University @MarquetteWLax After graduating college and watching my friends search for jobs, some in fields they did not even enjoy, I felt, and still feel, incredibly lucky to have known what I wanted to do from a young age. A quick recap of the 21 years in which lacrosse… Read More Preparing for a Career in Coaching
[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 Meghan McNamara, Head Coach, LIU Post, @LIUPWLax Share some advice you were given as a young player or coach that… Read More Three Questions for Meghan McNamara
By Lisa Beltramello, Assistant Coach, University of Tampa @TampaWLax We have all heard stories or seen instances on TV about how sports bring people together. You’ve seen in the Olympics people carrying fellow competitors across the finish line. You have probably witnessed a player helping an opponent up after knocking them down. I have played… Read More Embracing the Lacrosse Community
By Jessy Morgan, Head Coach, George Mason University, @GoMasonLax I really dislike it when people make statements as if they represent an entire race of people. However, in this case there are so few of us, who’s going to stop me? And frankly the perspective needs to be discussed. I would first like to start… Read More Race in the Sport of Lacrosse