By Alyssa Voccia, Graduate Assistant Coach, Lenoir-Rhyne University @LRUwlacrosse In life we tend to have a vision of how we want things to go. Unfortunately, life isn’t that simple and just when we think we have things figured out, we hit a bump in the road. While it would be nice for things to always… Read More It’s the Climb
By Jayson Schmidt, Head Coach, Palm Beach Atlantic University @SailfishWLAX Welp. It’s October. Somehow, we’re already here. But it seems like just a few days ago summer was beginning… Ringing in with the cries of eternal freedom that triumphantly announce every summer. At the time, I thought about freedom. “I’m going to set out to… Read More Finding Momentum in the Fall
By Alex Gambacorta, Marquette University ’18 If I showed you my broken arm and said “I’m injured,” you wouldn’t say to me, “you’re fine,” “suck it up,” or “shake it off.” You would say, “how can I help you make this better?” or ask, “How can I help you heal?” And if I said to… Read More What is the Game Plan for our Mental Health?
[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 Cathy Reese, Head Coach, University of Maryland @MarylandWLax 1 – What is your favorite play to run when you “need” a… Read More Three Questions for Cathy Reese
By Caitlin Hansen, Head Coach, and Allie Modica, Assistant Coach, Saint Leo University @SaintLeoWLax Captains – What are their roles? How many do you name? Are they all upperclassmen? Do you have a leadership council? There are various options when it comes to leadership and each team has to find what works for them. This… Read More A Season Without Captains
[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 Pat McCabe, Head Coach, Adelphi University @Adelphiwlax 1 – Describe the defining characteristics of your ideal student-athlete, on and off the… Read More Three Questions for Pat McCabe
By Lisa Palmisano, parent of two 2020 recruits @palmisano4 [Editor’s Note: The author experienced the recruiting journey with her daughters last year, and now wants to help families understand and take some of the guesswork out of the recruiting process. This entry is based in part on a blog post previously published by the author… Read More Start With the Beginning in Mind!
By Lisa Evans, Head Coach, La Roche University @LaRocheRedhawks The 2016-2017 academic year was my first year as a collegiate head coach. What a learning experience that was. So many unexpected challenges. So many new adventures. So many emotions. I learned something new every… single… day. I have so much respect for those who have… Read More The Most Important Lesson I Learned in My First Role as a Head Coach
By Dempsey Arsenault, Midfielder for Boston College and WPLL Brave @_Demps Pressure and distractions are obstacles that every athlete faces throughout their career. Through the hype, expectations, projected rankings, and social media posts, this pressure and so called “noise” surrounds athletes whether we want it to or not. There is no way to make it… Read More Limiting The Noise
[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 Kate Livesay, Head Coach, Middlebury College @middwlax 1 – What have you accomplished in your coaching career that you are most… Read More Three Questions for Kate Livesay