The main focus of coaches in the collegiate sports world over the past few weeks has been on helping their student-athletes cope with the abrupt end of their season. They’ve supported their players through the challenges of traveling home, transitioning to distance learning, and navigating the rapidly changing environment we’ve all been thrust into as… Read More Parenting Through the Pandemic
By Lindsay Reese, Head Coach, Lock Haven University @LHULacrosse Taking my family with me to Florida for the IWLCA Annual Meeting and Presidents Cup tournament was such an amazing opportunity. I am so blessed to work with an organization that truly cares about all of its members. A membership that recognizes the hardships on our… Read More Dealing with “Those Days”
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!
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
By Taylor Bastien, Head Coach, Bentley University @BentleyWLax When I was asked if I was interested in writing a blog entry for “Behind the Whistle,” I was both honored and shocked. As a third-year head coach, I was not sure what I could possibly share with the lacrosse community. All of the blog entries are… Read More Take a Moment to Say “Thank You”
By Kim Wayne, Head Coach, Davidson College @DavidsonLax When I close my eyes at night, my mind races as I reflect back on the day. On game days the reflections often keep me up. What could I have changed? Was the game plan what it should have been? Did my team execute the way they… Read More Why I Coach: A Personal Reminder
By Kerri Whitaker, Assistant Coach, University of Pennsylvania @PennWomensLax If you’re anything like me, you’ve bristled many times over the years as someone has said to you, “It’s just a game.” With oblivious good intentions: “It’s just a game.” With sympathy after a tough loss: “It’s just a game.” With bewilderment, over why you care… Read More It’s Just a Game… It’s Just a Game?