Youth Shines in Talented Team USA Tryout Pool

by Megan Schneider Scott McCallMarie McCool is bidding for a spot on Team USA after helping North Carolina to the NCAA championship in May. SPARKS, Md. — Fresh off an MVP performance for the first-ever United Women's Lacrosse League champion Long Island Sound, goalie Devon Wills, who was voted captain for a successful England tour with the U.S. ... More

From the Mag: No Quit in Coquitlam

by Corey McLaughlin Randy Daly A version of this article appears in the September/October issue of Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse. Become a member today and receive the magazine delivered right to your mailbox. Giving up the first six goals, and still trailing by a half dozen scores at halftime, was not part of The Blueprint. It ... More

High School Player Gives Back to First Stick

By Brian Logue Earlier this year, the US Lacrosse Foundation staff received a truly heartwarming letter. Jack Camp, a senior at Wayne Central (N.Y.) High School, sent in a note with a donation to the US Lacrosse First Stick Program. We can tell you what he said, but his own words say it all:My name is Jack Camp. I am a senior at Wayne Central High School in ... More

Lacrosse Gaining Steam Towards Olympics

by Brian Logue | @uslacrosse lazyllama / The 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil officially begin tonight with the Opening Ceremonies, and lacrosse will not be played. Earlier this week, it was announced that baseball, karate, skateboarding, softball, sport climbing and surfing will be added to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It’s ... More

Coaching Lessons Learned in Summer Lacrosse

By T.J. Buchanan Scott McCall I’ve spent approximately 30 of the last 40 days in June and July on the sidelines of lacrosse tournaments and have watched nearly 200 high school level games. Here’s what I’ve learned from watching teams of varying talent levels, some loaded with Division I commits, and some without a single athlete being ... More

The Whys of Multisport Participation

By Kate Leavell | @kateleavell Gani Pinero You’re hearing it. The message is getting through to parents – Multi-sport athletes get recruited more than specialized athletes. Multi-sport athletes get injured less. Multi-sport is the way to go. Ooh, that athlete we love was also was a multi-sport athlete! But what does that mean and why? What if ... More

Six Do’s and Don’ts for Youth Coaches

By Brian Logue Brian Logue There are a lot of coaches that know the X’s and O’s of the game, but for youth sports coaches, that’s at best a starting point. If you want to be a successful youth coach, you need to keep your players engaged, and you need to pay attention to the signals your team is taking from you. Here are six do’s ... More

Wall Ball Challenge Tops $20,000 for First Stick Program

By Brian Logue SPARKS, Md. — The US Lacrosse #WallBallChallenge has already raised more than $ 20,000 for the US Lacrosse First Stick Program in its first month. The challenge encourages lacrosse players to use the US Lacrosse Wall Ball app, powered by SNYPR and sponsored by LaxWorld, and secure sponsors for donations to the First Stick Program. ... More

Late Bloomer Foley Now on Team USA

by Patrick Stevens Brian SchneiderThe following article originally appeared in the June issue of Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse. Become a member today and receive the magazine delivered right to your mailbox.Patrick Foley can still remember some of the less flattering feedback he received when he made it clear he would pursue a ... More

A Perspective from Japan

by Joe Okamoto Joe Okamoto, seen here with his Hanshin Ensen Lacrosse Party (HELP) team in Japan, spent the past few weeks as an executive intern with US Lacrosse. He shares his lacrosse experience.Twenty-six years ago, I was an ordinary 5-year old boy in New Orleans longing to be like Michael Jordan. Lacrosse was not even on my list of interests. After a ... More