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What Great Coaches Do

What Great Coaches Do

Me as a first year as an assistant varsity high school coach in 1986 

Some youth coaches I've met feel insecure about their abilities because they never played in high school or college. Great coaches can learn the game in different ways other than as starters on a team. You can become a student of the game reading, listening, and watching how to teach the fundamentals of the game. Great coaches work hard at learning how to teach the game to the age group they are working with. Great coaches run organized practices, show up early to set up the practice field, and ask questions when they you don't know something.  I've played with allot of great players over my career and I've been coached by allot of differed folks too. Being a great player doesn't mean you will be a great coach. Great coaches both love the game and love teaching. 

Coaching Series:


My Earliest Exposure to Lacrosse:


My Take On Youth Lacrosse Clubs:


My Hard Work and Lacrosse Stories:


Improving Your Shooting Skills

Be Careful What you Say to the People You Coach

Be Careful What you Say to the People You Coach