Marrying a Coach

By Rachel Smith, Head Coach, Ursinus College  @Ursinus_Wlax As of June 2021 (finally – COVID forced a reschedule), I will be marrying my best friend, who also happens to be a girls basketball coach at a private school in Maryland. When we first met, we were both coaching as graduate assistants, grinding our way through… Read More Marrying a Coach

Thanks Mom

By Anne Moelk, Head Coach, DePauw University  @DePauwWLax It was my tenth time attending the women’s lacrosse coaches’ convention in 2019. It was also my first in over 10 years. My journey coaching this wonderful sport has brought me full circle and I am excited to share a few thoughts about what happened along the… Read More Thanks Mom

The Pursuit, Striving, Impossibility, and Ultimate GOAL of Being “THE BEST”

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”

The Open Letter to the Sports Parent Who’s Doing it Right

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

It’s Just a Game… It’s Just a Game?

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?