Coaching Mistakes–Overestimating Players’ Skills

This post is the first of an occasional series regarding some coaching mistakes that occur when coaching little kids in lacrosse. I’ve made most of them and I want you to benefit from my mistakes. The very first coaching mistake I made when I started coaching kids’ lacrosse was thinking that the excellent coaching I […]

Ambidexterity in Kids’ Lacrosse: the Myth and the Reality

Lacrosse players need to pass and catch both right-handed and left-handed. For many years conventional wisdom mandated teaching at the same time use of both hands. In other words, lacrosse coaches thought you should teach right-handed players to go both right- and left-handed when teaching them passing and catching, and, teach left-handed players also to […]

Announcing Kids’ Lacrosse Drills: Drills That Work for Elementary School Boys

The print edition of my new book, Kids’ Lacrosse Drills: Drills That Work for Elementary School Boys, is now available at Amazon. It joins my books Kids’ Lacrosse and Kids’ Lacrosse for Parents.  Do you coach elementary school boys’ lacrosse? If so, you need drills for developing your players’ skills. Drills that work for older […]

A Beginning Passing Drill for Kids’ Lacrosse (Passing Drill #1)

There are several ways you can teach passing to brand new lacrosse players in kids lacrosse.  One effective way is with this beginning lacrosse drill.  Spread your team into two lines about 20 feet apart.  In both lines space each player about a stick’s length from the kid on each side of him.  If you […]

What is the best stick length for the elementary school lacrosse player?

Minimum size for a lacrosse stick for high school players and other “big kids” is 40 inches.  These are the so-called short sticks in lacrosse. Most short sticks sold are either 40 or 42 inches.  40 to 42 inches is too long a stick for many munchkins.  While these sticks can help the kids pick […]

Why can ground balls be the most important skill in kids lacrosse?

The ball is on the ground much of the time in kids’ lacrosse.  The  team that gets the most ground balls will often win the ball  possession game.  While prevailing in possession is important, I  emphasize ground balls for another reason.  It’s the skill that is the  easiest to learn. Very young players often haven’t […]

How do I teach players to pass in kids lacrosse?

How to teach passing to beginners in kids lacrosse.