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Improve Your Shooting in Lacrosse by Following This Simple Concept

Improve Your Shooting in Lacrosse by Following This Simple Concept

Game Shots at Game Spots at Game Speed A few months ago I posted an article about practicing Game Shots at Game Spots at Game Speed…link to article. I came across a video I made this summer of a lacrosse practice where the players are taking Game Shots and Game Spots at Game Speed. This [...]

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Best Ever Message for Parents of Youth Sports

Best Ever Message for Parents of Youth Sports

We recently came across a wonderful video talk from John O’Sullivan at last year’s TEDxBend. The message that John discusses is the pressure that drives kids away from sports. In particular John shares an outstanding phrase that parents should use with their children. Simply telling them, “I love watching you play” takes a lot of [...]

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Secrets to Better Practice Plans

Secrets to Better Practice Plans

     In my recent presentation to the Massachusetts PE teaches, the MAPHERD convention, I focused on how we can create better practice plans that actually taught instead of just keeping players busy. The great John Wooden said, “Never mistake activity for achievement.”      The problem that was addressed was the common scenario of [...]

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Great Coaches Make Athletes “Go Mental”

Great Coaches Make Athletes “Go Mental”

This is reprinted with permission from EXACT Sports, one of our corporate partners. Visit them at ExactSports.com Great Coaches Make Athletes ‘Go Mental’ By Barry Tarter, Executive Director, EXACT Sports Grit. Tenacity. Clutch player. Workhorse. Heart of the team. One of the most rewarding feelings a coach can have is to train and guide athletes [...]

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Using Kudda Games to Help Teach Lacrosse

Using Kudda Games to Help Teach Lacrosse

Over the past few years we have heard from countless coaches throughout the country comment on how they use the Kudda Game of the Week to help teach various facets of the game to their players. It is an excellent way to see how the drills and offenses that teams work on in practice are [...]

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Year 2 of the Birth of the Kudda Game of the Week

Year 2 of the Birth of the Kudda Game of the Week

This is Part 2 of How we started this amazing journey. Here is the link to Part 1. Joe Rice, President of Kudda: With the end of the season, we pondered what the future had in store for us. What had started with covering the McDonogh games had evolved into doing some of the biggest [...]

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These coaches “Get IT”

These coaches “Get IT”

I was talking with a former student who now coaches on the West Coast about the use of video in the sport of lacrosse. He mentioned that the players out there in California loved watching the Kudda lacrosse games as they could see great HS lacrosse being played. He mentioned that many coaches out there [...]

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Red-Shirting Middle Schoolers?

Red-Shirting Middle Schoolers?

Just finished reading David McKenna’s article on the rise of redshirting middle school boys to give them an athletic advantage. http://deadspin.com/why-rich-lacrosse-parents-are-making-their-kids-repeat-1570381983?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+deadspin%2Ffull+%28Deadspin%29 Gone are the days when a boys was held back a year for academic reasons. Now it appears parents are keeping their boys back in order to make the elite travel teams or get [...]

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