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Specific Ways to Become a Better Coach

Specific Ways to Become a Better Coach

10 March 2014

Former Charlotte Bobcat Mike Dunlap wrote a great article on 10 Ways to Improve Your Coaching. Granted it was written for the basketball coach but can easily be applied to any sport where you are teaching kids. Some excellent nuggets of information to take-away to help become a better coach. http://www.coachingtoolbox.net/basketball-drills/basketball-coaching-evolution.html

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Man Down Defense in Girls Lacrosse: Box Drill

Man Down Defense in Girls Lacrosse: Box Drill

07 March 2014

Special thanks to UVA assistant coach Jessy Morgan

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Defending the 1v1 in Girls Lacrosse

Defending the 1v1 in Girls Lacrosse

06 March 2014

Special thanks to Winthrop University Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach John Sung

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More Best Practices to Running Great Practices

More Best Practices to Running Great Practices

04 March 2014

Last week we went through some of the best methods and strategies to getting the most out of each practice. Many thanks t our basketball guru, Coach Randy Brown for providing some  more best practices which I have tweaked to appeal to the lacrosse coaches. 1) Develop a specific focus for each practice. Ask yourself, [...]

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Two Important Concepts to Teach in Lacrosse

Two Important Concepts to Teach in Lacrosse

02 March 2014

As coaches begin the season in between snowstorms, two very simple and important concepts should be taught and then reinforced everyday in practice. In all of the drills that you use to teach skills and concepts, focusing on “Dodge-Pass-Pass” and “Ground Ball-Pass-Pass” will help develop your players for the next level. Dodge-Pass-Pass If a player [...]

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Best Practices to Running Great Practices

Best Practices to Running Great Practices

28 February 2014

1) Have a detailed Practice Plan. Have a defined focus or goal for each practice and develop the appropriate activities to meet that goal. Develop Teaching Progressions and build the focused skill throughout practice. Place each activity, time of activity, location and players involved. Make sure to allow time for water breaks and transitions. Assign [...]

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25 Ways to Encourage Your Players

25 Ways to Encourage Your Players

27 February 2014

It’s early season and the players are working the rust out of their game. It’s real easy to criticize and focus on their mistakes early on but too much of it will erode their confidence. Players at the beginning of the season really need the positive encouragement more than at any other time. To help [...]

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Summary of Webinar of Applying Emotional Theory to Coaching

Summary of Webinar of Applying Emotional Theory to Coaching

25 February 2014

Last week I attended a webinar presented by Dr Jeff Huber, one of the leading experts on coaching psychology. The full webinar can be accessed here and Kudda recommends that all coaches spend a few minutes learning about how to better reach your athletes. http://www.humankinetics.com/other-webinars/other-webinars/the-emotional-athlete-applying-emotional-theory-in-coaching In the webinar Dr Huber covers the concept of the [...]

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