By Samantha Giacolone, Assistant Coach, Furman University @FUWlax Have you ever typed the word “captain” into the Merriam-Webster dictionary? If not, these are what the results look like: Definition 1: a military leader. Definition 2: one who leads or supervises. Definition 3: a person of importance or influence in a field. Now look up the… Read More Be A Leader Without The Title
By Ashley O’Brien, Head Coach, Buffalo State College @BuffStateWLax As we move forward into each subsequent generation, things inevitably shift and change. With each new year we must continually adjust. This ability to adapt and evolve is what makes us good mentors and of course, good coaches. As I sit here waxing philosophical about our… Read More The Tone Has Changed in Coaching – We Should Too
[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
By Michelle Smith, Head Coach, Babson College @BabsonWLax I’ve got a bookshelf in my office that is far too small and looks like the used version of the leadership section at Barns and Noble. I love a good book, and while some might say the books on my shelf aren’t pleasure reads, I disagree. I… Read More What’s on Your Bookshelf?
By Carol Cantele, Head Coach, Gettysburg College @GburgWlax “You can’t be an achiever if you are constantly toasting your past.” – Mike Krzyzewski Funny how things come to you, isn’t it? Last week I spent considerable time reading, watching and listening to various communications on the subject of leadership, engagement and culture in preparation for a… Read More Toast Away!
By Samantha Tilts, teacher, coach, and former goalkeeper at Quinnipiac University, @smtilts “Ok Sam, it’s time to think about what you want to say to this coach,” were the words my parents would say about a half hour into driving to visit a college. I had the script memorized by my third trip, yet… Read More Five Life Lessons
By Charlotte Morley, Program Director, Harlem Lacrosse @HarlemLacrosse The dictionary defines a leader as, “the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.” If you’ve ever played a team-oriented sport, you know that there is much more to be said about what, and who a leader is. I used to think that a… Read More Harlem Lacrosse: Aim High, Shoot Low
By Kathy Taylor, Head Coach, Le Moyne College @LeMoyneWLAX [Editor’s Note: This blog entry was adapted from a speech Taylor delivered at the IWLCA Annual Meetings on November 15, 2017.] Welcome All of YOU… It is really great to be here with you in Florida. I am Kathy Taylor, the newly elected President of the… Read More The IWLCA at 35: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going
By Lisa Beltramello, Assistant Coach, University of Tampa @TampaWLax I know there are many people out there that have thought about making the leap from high school to college level coaching. As someone who has done this, I am hoping to share some helpful insights about taking your coaching to the next level. It’s all… Read More From High School to College: Taking it to the Next Level