6 results for tag: Youth

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

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

How It Works: Illegal Body-Checking Rule in Youth Lacrosse

By Gordon Corsetti Larry Palumbo In the last “How It Works” post, I explained the illegal body check penalty and how it is enforced under NFHS rules at the high school level. Before going into the adjustments and additions to the rule for youth play, I want to point out an overarching concept for all personal foul calls in the youth game. ... More

The “Youth Sports Paradise” of the Past Wasn’t Always Paradise

By Brian Logue Larry Palumbo There are a lot of things wrong with youth sports. But if you want to “fix” youth sports, you can’t live in the past. I read a lot of commentaries about how the rise of travel and club teams, the influence of overzealous helicopter parents and the needs of ego-hungry coaches are ruining youth sports. All of ... More

What If We Just Played Youth Lacrosse For Fun?

By Brian Logue Spencer Herlong Eden Prairie and Rosemount are traditionally two of the strongest youth lacrosse programs in the state of Minnesota. Their respective U15 teams entered Youth Lacrosse Minnesota’s 10th annual state tournament this summer with championship hopes. For many of the players, this would be the final youth lacrosse event of ... More

Parents Aren’t Ruining Youth Sports. We All Are.

By T.J. Buchanan Logan Whitton A recent article in The Washington Post asked if parents are ruining youth sports. The article states, “The number of children playing team sports is falling, with the experts blaming a parent-driven focus on elite travel clubs, specialization in one sport and pursuit of scholarships for hurting the country&rsqu... More