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Learning to Anticipate Where to Pass Before Receiving the Ball.

Learning to Anticipate Where to Pass Before Receiving the Ball.

13 February 2015

Being able to anticipate where you want to pass a ball before the ball is in your possession is one of those factors that separates  average players with elite players. I was reminded this morning of this after I received my weekly newsletter from CoachRB. Great shooters prepare two passes ahead. Average shooters just one pass ahead. [...]

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“There’s No Shaking Hands In Baseball”

“There’s No Shaking Hands In Baseball”

06 February 2015

 OK, so maybe Tom Hanks’ character didn’t really say this in “League of Their Own”, but he would’ve been right if he had. The post game handshake. Symbolic of good sportsmanship and the understanding that it was only a game. Throughout youth sports, we teach our players that at the end of the game, we [...]

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6 Tactics to Build Your Coaching Resources and Network

05 February 2015

As you read through this list, what other tactics could you use and how many can you reasonably accomplish? 1) Meet with staff. Regularly meet with them to keep communication open and consistent. It will also allow you to brainstorm and try new approaches. When one person is thinking of something innovative, hearing feedback from [...]

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Top 3 Reasons Why Your Practices Suck

29 January 2015

Having experienced the thrill of coaching thousands of practices and watching others do the same, here are the top reasons why some practices fail while others are very successful. 1) No one told me about avoiding the 3 L’s Ask any veteran coach and this will be the first piece of advice they give rookies. [...]

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A Few Thoughts on 2015 US Lacrosse Convention

A Few Thoughts on 2015 US Lacrosse Convention

26 January 2015

The lacrosse community descended on Baltimore this past weekend for the annual convention. I attended both Friday and Saturday, took part in many of the speaker talks as well as visited the exhibit hall. For the first time in a few years, Kudda was not a vendor as the exhibiting fee has increased so much [...]

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4 Must Haves for Coaches

4 Must Haves for Coaches

15 January 2015

I originally posted this article on the SportsFitness Network site a few months ago. Many articles have been written about the importance of coaches reaching out and communicating with the parents. A pre-season meeting is now the norm as well as the use of social media and other technologies to keep parents posted of any [...]

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Top 4 Skills Needed for Lacrosse?

Top 4 Skills Needed for Lacrosse?

14 January 2015

  In a recent post, I wrote about the importance of the 80/20 Rule. In a nutshell, the 80/20 Rule states that coaches should spend 80% of their time on the top 3-5 skills for their sport. In other words, focus on the most important skills and become GREAT at those skills. Do we really [...]

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Applying the 10/90 Rule to Coaching

Applying the 10/90 Rule to Coaching

13 January 2015

  Many motivational speakers have made a few dollars promoting the concept of the 10/90 Rule. They want to empower their listeners to take control of their lives and not to feel that they are helpless with their future. They cite the 10/90 Rule which states basically that 10% of life are the events that [...]

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