Officials: Pre-Game Checklist for Success

Feb 10, 2017

The last thing I do before stepping onto the field is open my “everything I need to ref a game” box. I started putting all of my officiating gear into a nice box a few years ago for two reasons. One, I wanted room for a laminated checklist on top and a list of key quotes on the inside, and a bag didn’t cut it. Two, the nice box subtly reinforced to me that I was a professional official and I should act like one every time I put on stripes.

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US Lacrosse Sanctions Ultimate Events and Sports Management

Feb 08, 2017

US Lacrosse today sanctioned seven lacrosse tournaments run by Ultimate Events and Sports Management Company, Inc., as meeting best practices across five areas of event operations.

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Are You Trying to "Sell" Culture

Feb 07, 2017

Are you trying to sell your team on culture? Have you become more of a salesman desperate for that buy-in then a coach or a leader? This is a trap that rarely ends well.

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2016 Research Report Summarizes Safety Findings

Feb 07, 2017

The Center for Sport Science at US Lacrosse serves as a national hub for the study and improvement of health in lacrosse, and funds numerous research studies annually to learn more about the safety and wellness of lacrosse players.

In 2016, the Center partially or fully funded six research studies, and produced a year-end report to summarize the findings. Research areas included impact sensors, injury surveillance, lower extremity injury risk reduction, head impacts and playing time.

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US Lacrosse Opens Application Process for 2019 U.S. Men’s Indoor Assistant Coaches and Support Staff

Feb 06, 2017

US Lacrosse is accepting applications for two assistant coaches, plus a support staff, for the 2019 U.S. men’s national indoor team.

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FIL Launches Search for First CEO

Feb 06, 2017

Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) President Stan Cockerton today announced the launch of a search for the organization’s first chief executive officer. As the international governing body of lacrosse, the FIL leads the development of lacrosse throughout the word and conducts quadrennial world championship in five disciplines.

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LaxCon to Return to Baltimore in 2018

Feb 03, 2017

LaxCon, lacrosse's largest educational event, will return to Baltimore Jan. 19-21, 2018, as announced today by US Lacrosse.

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Diversity Essay Contest is Underway

Feb 03, 2017

Ready. Set. Begin typing.

The fourth annual US Lacrosse Diversity & Inclusion Essay Contest is underway. Hosted each year in conjunction with Black History Month and viewed as an opportunity to celebrate the growing diversity in the sport of lacrosse, we invite your submissions.

This year, the question we are posing is quite simple:

How does the diversity of your team and inclusion of all players make your lacrosse experience better?

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Coaching 101: More than X's and O's

Feb 02, 2017

Maryland coach Cathy Reese knows what it takes to be successful. In her 11-year tenure with the Terps, she has won three national titles, including back-to-back crowns in 2014 and 2015. She was named the IWLCA National Coach of the Year for the third time in 2015 after leading the Terps to the Big Ten regular season title. However, Reese continually preaches that it’s not about the awards and the honors. In order to be the best, both players and coaches need to have the drive to succeed. It’s about earning it.

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Defending Women's Champ UNC Highlights Tierney Field Slate

Feb 02, 2017

US Lacrosse will host more than 25 college, high school and post-collegiate lacrosse games on William G. Tierney Field at its headquarters this winter and spring, including a pair of appearances by defending NCAA women's champion North Carolina.

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