As a coach we find ourselves immersed in teaching our athletes, guiding them and very often becoming more of an influence on that time we spend with them then we even realize. There’s no question that coaches have a great responsibility as we impact lives – in good or in bad ways. But what I cherish… Continue reading A Coaches Top 10 Lessons learned from the Team
Internal motivation is hard to find these days, I’ve heard a lot of coaches with the same issue – trouble motivating players to want to get better. I face it as well each season right about at the half-way mark, feeling like I’m pulling my players along towards the end of the season as they… Continue reading Creating an Internally Motivated Team Culture
A letter to high school coaches: As this sport grows, we find ourselves somehow saying yes to things far outside of our comfort zone because we love our kids, or maybe because we still love and cherish a sport we knew when we grew up. There are career high school coaches, who live and breathe… Continue reading To High School Coaches
5 reasons coaching fundamentals over all else at youth practice is always WIN!! Don't have time to work on another stick work drill? Have an important defense or offensive strategy that needs more attention today? Think again!1. There's no checking. If your team can scoop, catch the ball, throw the ball, and hold onto it while… Continue reading Fundamentals = win
Only one team ends their season with a win, only one. Why then, is it so hard to lose at that last game when the odds are so high that it’s the way most of us will go out? How do we counter that feeling that can so quickly give amnesia to players and coaches… Continue reading Celebrations: mental recovery training
It was 2007 when I really got back into coaching lacrosse after moving across the country and being introduced to the freezing, snowy, icy fields of Minnesota. I met a group of young middle school kids who were inseparable on and off the field. They were a big part of my life and my team… Continue reading H.K takes on NCAA
One of the reasons I love lacrosse so much, why Im so incredibly loyal to this sport, is because it truly is for everyone. In a society that labels everything, lacrosse has no boundaries to who can pick it up and excel at it. I remember as a kid being told I was too short… Continue reading All for Lax, Lax for All!