By Bill Olin, Associate Head Coach, Cornell University @CornellWLax When people learn about my past life as a Division III head coach of men’s lacrosse at Capital University (Columbus, Ohio), it is usually followed up with some variation of one question: What’s the difference between coaching men and women? My typical answer is that, while… Read More What’s the Difference?
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
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 Kim Williams, Head Coach, Wesleyan College @wesleyan_wlax Watching sports has helped to shape me into who I am today. I’m a college coach, so this doesn’t just include watching film, but I am talking about the plain old activity of watching a game on your TV, IPad, IPhone and whatever else you might have.… Read More Why I Watch Sports
[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 Gina Oliver, Head Coach, University of Cincinnati @GoBearcatsLAX 1 – What is the most important skill for a defender to… Read More Three Questions for Gina Oliver
By Lindsey Munday, Head Coach, University of Southern California @USCTrojansLax I think it is safe to say that when someone asks the question, “why are you involved in lacrosse?” a popular answer may be “well, because I love it.” That is why I’m involved in this beautiful game. I absolutely love it, and I have… Read More Why Do You Play?
By Laura Brand-Sias, Head Coach, Rutgers University, @rulaxbrand As a high school student athlete I took every opportunity to play. I played four years of field hockey, winter track, and lacrosse. I was the sweatiest girl in gym class and the first one to play any game of pick up that people threw my way.… Read More Evolution of Gratitude