Personal Relevance I have always admired my father since I was a little child. Before I can remember he was coaching me to become the athlete that I have become. I want to follow in his foot steps but bring it to a whole new level by becoming a college lacrosse coach. I love the game of lacrosse so I think if I can learn the different strategies that other coaches use from all sports I can become a fantastic coach.
What is Coaching? What exactly is coaching? We have all had coaches before, but what do they do besides just go to practices and games? http://coachlacrosse.com/
Styles of Coaching There are multiple styles of coaching from being a friendly coach who doesn’t really yell, a coach who is all about yelling, or a coach who is in between. Shelly Field talks about a fine line between a friend and a coach in her award winning books, and her motivational speaking engagements she is a good example of someone who is a friendly coach. http://www.simplylacrosse.com/lacrosse-coaching.html
Coaches View Points Shelly Field talks about Dom Starsia the head coach of Virginia's lacrosse team, and how he uses a strange method of coaching. http://www.virginiasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17800&ATCLID=1133557
Jim Beardmore Jim Beardmore was an outstanding goalie who won tons of awards and is now a head coach of an MLL lacrosse team. Coach Beardmore talks about how important it is to create a winning atmosphere while coaching any lacrosse team. http://www.examiner.com/a-833721~Controversial_Beardmore_important_atmosphere.html
Proper Nutrition Its not all about skills when it comes to being the best. People have to take the right steps by eating correctly and by working out everyday to become the best. http://books.google.com/books?id=LrMjRXtmcFUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Ray+Heitzmannutrition&source=bl&ots=jQSmMvYLHV&sig=jAS--9Q_G07Hp6DG04RRPbWEG1o&hl=en&ei=xrSPS7vgLZT98QaznLGoBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBMQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=&f=false
Hitting the Weight Room Alvin Roy was the first coach to bring his players into the weight room and everyone laughed at his foolishness. Lifting weights is essential to becoming stronger and faster making you a better player. http://www.gaylehatch.com/HatchingAChampion.htm
Young Athletes When you were little how were you thought to play a sport? Did the coach use something that you could relate to at a young age?
7/8 Grade Lacrosse In order for someone to coach 7th and 8th grade boys lacrosse you have to understand the concept of having fun in order to keep the kids interested in the sport so that they may pursue it longer. The different techniques of coaching young adults.
Upper Merion Lacrosse Club TOGETHER! Together is what the Upper Merion Lacrosse Club yells at the beginning of a game and at the end of every practice http://uml.uppermerionsports.com/images/UM_Viking_Logo.JPG
Teaching Joe the basics Two butts down The box method Cradling with the lacrosse ball Motivation techniques
Having fun Importance of having fun Brings kids back again Excites
Winning Our world thrives upon being the best. Why do you ask? Examples: Olympics War Power/ Money (Flansbury)
Township In our township we give kids so many different programs to do. UMBA BIDDY basketball Prussian’s soccer team Summer camps Upper Merion Lacrosse Club (UMLC)
High School What it takes to be a high school lacrosse player Dedication Motivation Inspiration
Role Models Coaches have to live up to many things, and one thing that is huge is being a role model. Kids of all ages look up to coaches as inspiration. This means coaches have to act their best on and off the field, or court. http://www.virginiasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17800&ATCLID=1133557
Thesis Statement Lacrosse has been such a huge part in my life and without it I don’t know how I would have gotten into college. I want to be able to figure out the best way to coach lacrosse so even if I don’t make it to be the best college lacrosse coach, that I can hopefully help make young athletes become better players, and better people off the field. If I can help one young athlete become a outstanding person in life because of the game of lacrosse, than all the time and effort I put into it has been well worth it.
3 Activities Go down to the lacrosse nets and shoot on them. Go to the gym and spilt them into groups and have them play a sport. Instruct them on how to pick up ground balls.
Why? Everyone has a reason why they chose their topic My reason is because of my coach, Brady McCormick http://www.380lacrosse.com/art/staff/coach_McCormick.jpg
The Real Reason Not just a game Taught me a life lesson http://umhsboyslacrosse.webs.com/
Carl Runk Carl Runk wrote the book Coaching Lacrosse Talks about the best ways of coaching from youth lacrosse to college lacrosse and what you have to do http://pressboxonline.com/upload/131_gps_200.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.pressboxonline.com/story.cfm%3Fid3D4413&usg=__DAbo2pdJu2feluVOfb2sd5J6E88=&h=300&w=200&sz=18&hl=en&start=4&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=TRMUeHTBQfdtXM:&
High School/College Carl Runk then talks about high school and college lacrosse and the difference from youth lacrosse http://www.mhprofessional.com/covers/Jpeg_140-wide/0071588434.jpeg
Parents Carl Runk explains how to deal with problem with parents in one of his chapters What to do and what not to do http://www.rankopedia.com/CandidatePix/42661.gif
Lefty and Righty http://c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I00002NpQu8j9.n4/s
Layout of a Field http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/51/Mens_lacrosse_diagram.svg/400px-Mens_lacrosse_diagram.svg.png
Different Strategies In the game of lacrosse there have many different strategies How to sub faster What’s the other teams weakness Lock down on someone Who should run on what lines
David Urick David Urick can go down as one of the best division 3 lacrosse coach ever. Head coach of the 1986 world champion USA lacrosse squad. Award as Division III Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 1980 and 1981.
The Fundamentals of Lacrosse The Fundamentals of Lacrosse by David Urick David Urick, one of the most successful and respected coaches in the game today wrote the best book I have ever read about coaching http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://server40136.uk2net.com/~wpower/images/product_images/9781589790834.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.word-power.co.uk/category/WSJJ/0/&usg=__5sY8ttt6i1VeRUEOw7qzeTZfC5o=&h=400&w=311&sz=29&