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June 5, 2017

Do You Even Know How Many Opportunities There Are? Probably Not.

I feel like every time I ask one of my high school girls, even some of my middle-schoolers, about where they think they might want to play in college I get the same answer: “Maryland, Duke, UNC, UCS, Florida, Syracuse, etc…”. Now, obviously these schools get a lot of media attention and hype from t...

April 19, 2017

I've mentioned communication in previous posts, but I thought it was important to go into more detail for athletes. This is such an important piece of the puzzle and can really determine the type of experience a player has.  

Regardless of your relationship with your coach, it’s imperative that you learn how to effectively communicate with them. There...

April 4, 2017

As coaches we get caught up in thinking that our players are the ones who need to make the adjustments and we focus on their improvement instead of our own. It’s important to keep in mind that regardless of how great of a coach you are, there is always a way to get better – just like we tell our athletes. Being a great coach is a journey, not a destination.

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March 30, 2017

Coach Katie and I started TEAM Lacrosse Academy because we have a passion for teaching, coaching and mentoring. From youth to adults, lacrosse has given us so much; friendships, life lessons, understanding of hard work, discipline and commitment. Along the way there were some wins and losses, but what resonates is the community that surrounded us and empowered...

March 27, 2017

3 Reasons Why Stick Skills Are SO Important:

There are many reasons why stick skills are drilled so frequently by coaches. If you've ever played for me or worked with TEAM Lacrosse Academy, you know how much time we spend on Stick Skills. ESPECIALLY with our newer players! These basic fundamentals are NECESSARY in order for athletes to play this game effectively...

March 14, 2017

Someone recently asked me for my advice on how to pick a club team. Now, there are A TON of factors that go into this and every situation is different, but here is a systematic approach to help you get started! I call this the 3-1-2-3 Rule.

  1. Self-Assessment. It’s important to know a few things about yourself when you start thinking about club teams. 

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March 8, 2017

Ask any coach of any team sport and they will harp on the importance of communication. You simply cannot succeed consistently as a team without effective communication amongst your players. Now, this is much easier said than done, so here are a few tips to increase the quality and impact of your team’s communication:

  1. Be Directive and Specific: It’s okay for...

February 17, 2017

As a coach I can’t articulate how frustrating it is to put together a practice plan, show up to run a practice, and just watch a bunch of athletes go through the motion with no fire, intensity, or desire to push themselves. Whenever I see this happen my first move is to stop the practice, and immediately explain the importance and real-life application of the d...

January 1, 2017

So I started this blog AFTER I had already been putting nuggets of information, opinions, and advice out on the interweb. So this post, my first post ever, is meant to serve as a quick catch-up if you haven't been following along or if you need a quick refresher! Two topics -- Loyalty and Down Time. I picked these two because I think they are HUGE issues that g...

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