By Hilary Duda, Head Coach, Franklin Pierce University @FPUWomensLax People ask me all the time… “you’re 27?” Yes, I know, I look younger than I am, and yes, I know I am a young head coach at the collegiate level, but that doesn’t mean I am not ready to take on this job. What many… Read More Experience Isn’t Always Measured in Years
By Kathi Ricci, Assistant Coach, Mercer University @MercerWLAX Graduating from college and ending one’s lacrosse career is always a bittersweet moment but having the opportunity to give back to the sport you love and grew up playing is a chance to make a difference. College coaches, in all sports, have been granted the ability to… Read More Find Your Mentor
By Kim Russell, Head Coach, Oberlin College @yeo_wlax There are certain times in our lives, for some of us the majority of the time, when… we are always in a hurry. We are rushing from one place to the next… multitasking every moment… wanting to be the best at everything we do… and failing at… Read More The Pursuit, Striving, Impossibility, and Ultimate GOAL of Being “THE BEST”
Becky Carlson, Head Coach, Quinnipiac University Rugby, @TFCoachCarlson [Editor’s Note: This entry was originally published by the author on LinkedIn on June 27, 2017. It is republished here with the author’s permission.] Dear Sports Parents, It’s me, your coach. I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I appreciate and… Read More The Open Letter to the Sports Parent Who’s Doing it Right
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?
By Megan Smith, Head Coach, Converse College @Valkyrieslax [Editor’s Note: This post is a follow-up to Making Lemonade With Mego by Carlee Buck] Before any of this was even on my radar, Carlee Buck, my coach at Limestone, mentored me, and now is a wonderful friend, shared a phrase with me that she had always used:… Read More A Big Batch of Lemonade