Words of Wisdom

Since we launched Behind the Whistle in January 2016, we have been very fortunate to receive so many quality contributions, both from the IWLCA membership, and also from the larger lacrosse community. As we prepare for another summer recruiting season, it seemed like a good idea to share some excerpts from previously published entries that… Read More Words of Wisdom

The Evolution of the Most Important Position on the Field: The Goalie

By Mary Schwartz, Head Coach, Roanoke College  @RoanokeWLax In the summer time I spend my days training middle school and high school girl’s lacrosse goalies across the United States. On the first day when we are all together, I share the history of this amazing position. I start off talking about the equipment that goalies… Read More The Evolution of the Most Important Position on the Field: The Goalie

What Does It Mean to Be “Mentally Tough?”

By Monica Potter, Head Coach, Colorado State University-Pueblo  @CSUP_WLAX As coaches, we throw the word “mental toughness” around on the daily. “We lost the game because we just weren’t mentally tough!” “The players today just aren’t as mentally tough as when I played or started in coaching!” “These kids just need to be mentally tough!”… Read More What Does It Mean to Be “Mentally Tough?”