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Building an effective Code of Conduct

With travel ball you have a choice between what program you want to be a part of, but with rec it's often whatever is in your town. Without the ability to shop around, and little enforcement of principles as volunteer turnover shakes things up every season, it's no wonder many people are leaving rec to… Continue reading Building an effective Code of Conduct

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Save the Game!

Our choice is either to preserve this game or abuse it for wins as we train rapidly growing numbers of referees,  our newly joining players, and our eager but baffled parents. There isn't another choice, we are either training to preserve it or allowing it to decay and fall away from the intent of the… Continue reading Save the Game!

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Player Development 101

Player Development 101  I’ve been all over the place with coaching, anywhere from preschool intro to sports through college NCAA lacrosse, and the underlying theme is the same – players who have strong fundamentals can be more easily taught strategy and higher level skills. The players who struggle are the ones that are missing the foundation… Continue reading Player Development 101