The downside to playing up in U13 and U15

Every year, I hear of and see young players in U13 and U15 who make the decision to “play up,” (that is, jump an age group) in competitive lacrosse. Every recreational and travel sport is divided by age groups. This keeps kids of similar physical...

Playing Time – The Big Fat Elephant in the Room

Playing time – the big fat elephant in the room No matter what level of athletics you are dealing with, the big topic that is discussed, avoided, and argued about more often than any other is playing time. It is the giant elephant in the room. Most coaches don’t...

Be Nice to Referees

Part of the American experience of sports is the competition between two teams. And, of course, there is the all important role of the fans. In football, they are often called the “twelfth man.” A third element to the game, referees, have been viewed almost as a...
Putting the Play Back in Playing

Putting the Play Back in Playing

Putting the Play Back in Playing I live in a place in which lacrosse is a new sport. It’s been a varsity sport for only two years and a a club sport for only a half-dozen. The few rec programs for youth players are only about a decade old. I have lacrosse sticks twice...
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