“This is our third event [since the coaching staff has been named],” said Team USA head coach John Danowski. “The first two events have far exceeded the coaching staff's expectations in terms of individual focus and the creation of team culture."
“Lacrosse is one of those amazing sports. It has incredible opportunity right now because it’s new [to so many people]. [Lacrosse] can get ahead of the curve and really educate upcoming coaches.” - John O'Sullivan, keynote speaker for the US Lacrosse Convention. He's excited to share his ideas with the lacrosse community.
In keeping with its tradition of geographic rotation, the US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) national championship event is on the move once again. US Lacrosse has announced that the 2017 WCLA Division I and II National Championships will be played in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 10-13.
“This event is a great opportunity for Team USA to take on top competition on our home soil as they train to compete against the world’s best,” said Lance Basler, US Lacrosse national teams manager. “We are excited to welcome Florida and Notre Dame to a world-class venue this January.”
Team USA consists of world class athletes of unwavering character serving as inspirational role models on their journey for gold. Please consider supporting their efforts on #GivingTuesday with a donation.
When he was 11 years old, Dominic Thiem made a major switch in his tennis game that had him losing to players he used to beat. The short-term losses resulted in a long-term gains, and he's now ranked among the Top 10 men's players in the world.
The US Lacrosse Convention, coming up in Baltimore Jan. 20-22, 2017, is a great way to learn from the best minds in the sport. Here's a clip from Dave Pietramala from last year's convention on building a championship culture.
We must design training differently, we must make it fun, we must help kids learn to be physically literate and we must train our coaches to know what to do with their athletes who are not mini-adults.
US Lacrosse was honored to receive a piece of steel from the World Trade Center in a special ceremony in New York City. It was the continuation of a special bond between the lacrosse community and the first responders from one of America’s darkest days.