Dear God, Please save me from another sideline conversation about why the girls' game is not dumb. Sincerely, Kate I have this conversation a lot, but today as I had it yet again at my son's tournament, it hit me even harder as I realized, "HOUSTON we have a problem!" The girls game is being… Continue reading Girls lacrosse isn’t dumb, but it has issues
5 years ago, I had a phone interview with a non-profit company that had started up back in the 90’s, in my home town of Baltimore. Passionate about the game, about teaching it to others, and about learning in an environment filled with coaches who all have different insights, I was incredibly excited at the… Continue reading My USL #TrainerFam
I’ve met a lot of teams over the past few years with inspiring stories. Some of these stories are inspiring but also heartbreaking, like Team 8 playing for Jamie McHenry’s memory. But tonight, I got to be inspired in a whole new way. A joyful, I can't stop smiling, sort of way! I went to… Continue reading Sport in the purest form
This week I had several gut punch moments where I was turned down, told no, had doors close that I was hopeful would open. Ever have one of those weeks? It was one after another. My week felt like one of those batman cartoon balloons. BOOM! SLAP! POW! Dealing with the disappointments and the emotional… Continue reading Are you Defeated or Activated?
An Open Letter to our amazing female athletes representing us and our game For every tacky remark I've ever heard trashing women's lacrosse (and in my circles I've heard them all), because it's not athletic enough, is too slow, has no flow, isn't a real sport, there has always been something that could put that… Continue reading Dear WLAX TEAM USA
I'm turning 40 this fall, and as I've talked to my friends all reaching this "City Slickers" mid-life crisis age, I came to realize there is a theme to the chatter. Despite the blessings so many of us are surrounded by and truly appreciate, there are universal questions being asked. Am I doing what I'm supposed… Continue reading Love it or Leave it