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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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Game Shots at Game Spots at Game Speed

Game Shots at Game Spots at Game Speed

“Game Shots at Game Spots at Game Speed” What a wonderful concise message to send to our players during practice when they are shooting around. This goes for all sports. How many times do we see kids arriving to practice early and taking shots that they will never take during a game? In basketball it’s [...]

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Helping Parents Gain Perspective

Helping Parents Gain Perspective

There is a wonderful article making it’s way around the blogosphere by Dr. Louis Profeta about helping parents gain a more sane approach to youth sports. If you haven’t read it yet, Kudda highly recommends it as it helps to point out some common occurrences of parents having their priorities skewed. I loved the reasoning [...]

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Splitting the Field: Important Concept in Defense

Splitting the Field: Important Concept in Defense

Special thanks to UVA assistant coach Jessy Morgan.

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