Learning to Rebound

By Rainey Whitworth, Head Coach, Southern Virginia University  @SVUWoLax As a very young professional, I had just recently obtained the job of my dreams as head coach of Women’s Lacrosse at my alma mater. Then the COVID virus became everyone’s reality and it absolutely devastated me when sports and the world shut down. Feeling lost… Read More Learning to Rebound

Finding Your Why

By Alyssa Voccia, Graduate Assistant Coach, Lenoir-Rhyne University  @LRUwlacrosse Hello again. I wrote an entry for Behind the Whistle last October, where I discussed my struggle with my mental health throughout college and how one of my former coaches, Carlee Buck, had helped guide me through those times. I would be lying if I said… Read More Finding Your Why

Dear Sarah Devens

By Sophie Ward, Cornell University ’23,  @CornellWLax Playing a collegiate sport is a wonderful thing. It is rewarding. It stretches you, and helps you grow. It teaches you painful lessons that you might otherwise never learn. It shows you who you are. You experience things that most can only dream of. Some of your best… Read More Dear Sarah Devens

Why QPR Matters

By Hannah Thomas, Graduate Assistant Coach, Catholic University  @CatholicU_WLAX Heading down to Florida to attend my first IWLCA Annual Meeting was both exciting and nerve wracking. I was nervous because I am only in my second year of coaching and still feel very new to the coaching world. On the other hand, I was extremely… Read More Why QPR Matters

It’s the Climb

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

It Takes Two: How Different Motivational Styles Unify the Student-Athlete Experience

By Lauren Bennett and Kate Sjaardema, Keiser University  @keiser_wlax When you hear the phrase “opposites attract” in the coaching world, the first thought that comes to mind is the classic “Good Cop/Bad Cop” routine; however, the dynamic between a head and assistant coach is so much more than that. Through this article, we hope to… Read More It Takes Two: How Different Motivational Styles Unify the Student-Athlete Experience