A College Coach's Advice on Supporting Your Kid's Team
Parents overly involved or drawing undue attention to themselves during their child’s lacrosse activities may need to pause. They could be damaging their kid’s experience and eliminating opportunities before they even begin, especially in the college recruiting process for high school players.
“I will not recruit kid whose parent is a psycho,” John’s Hopkins women’s coach Janine Tucker said. “We’ve done that — stopped recruiting a talented kid because we knew her parents would drive us nuts for four years.”
As lacrosse explodes nationally, lacrosse moms and dads encounter more questions than answers. Lacrosse Magazine consulted some of the sport's brightest minds and most respected leaders and came away with seven key pieces of parental advice:
At the Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Redwood High School, our goal is to stimulate a love for the game by immersing you in the sport and giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Over the course of camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence will grow along with your skills.
CAMP SESSION: Jun. 16 - Jun. 19, 2014
For the 9th consecutive summer, USSC and the Ross Valley Lacrosse Club have joined forces to offer this Nike Lacrosse Camp at Redwood High School. This camp also serves as a fund raiser for the Ross Valley Lacrosse Club.
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TEAM DISCOUNTS: If five or more applications and deposits are mailed or faxed together, as a group, each camper will receive a $25 discount off each session. All applications and payments must be mailed or faxed together to qualify for the discount.
GOALIE DISCOUNT: To ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special $50 discount. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the goalie discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the goalie discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. Goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
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Navigating the youth lacrosse landscape can be a tricky endeavor, but there are several basic principles and themes to keep in mind in every situation. Click on the link below to read an interesting article from the October issue of Lacrosse Magazine.