Lacrosse has been such a huge part in my life and
without it I do not know how I would have gotten
into college. I want to be able to ﬁgure out the
best way to coach lacrosse, so I will hopefully be
able to 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 through the game of lacrosse, than
all the time and effort I put into it has been well
What is Coaching?
What exactly is
We have all had
coaches before, but
what do they do besides
just go to practices and
Styles of Coaching
There are multiple styles of coaching that range
from being a friendly and laid back coach to an
intense and extreme coach to a coach who is in
between the two.
Shelly Field, a nationally recognized motivational
speaker, talks about a ﬁne line between friends and
coaches and her motivational speaking engagements
in many of her award winning books. She is a great
example of someone who is a friendly coach.
Fine lines of friendship
•All American Goalie
•First Team All-
American as a Player
• Author of “Coaching
• Best Methods of
• Staying calm
• Having Fun
Runk and Sports
Runk and Parents
Author of Fundamentals
His method of Coaching
What’s in the book?
How to Dodge
Stick Skills Rules of Lacrosse
and Make Moves
How to Play Team Offense Individual
Quality Defense Formations Defense
Skills and Drills Different Types
to Become a Team Practices of Defenses and
Great Goalie Offenses
Hitting the Books
Other important factors to the game:
Left and Right Hand
Prussian’s soccer team
Upper Merion Lacrosse Club (UMLC)
When you were
little how were
you thought to
play a sport?
Did the coach use
you could relate
to at a young
Keys to the Game
Its not all about skills
when it comes to being
People have to take the
right steps by eating
correctly and by
working out everyday to
become the best.
Importance of having
Brings kids back again
! Our world thrives upon
being the best. Examples:
! Olympics ! !
! Power/ Money
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
Two butts down
The box method
Cradling with the lacrosse ball
Still Going to Coach
7 Games Left
Basketball in the gym with Tyler and Fran as
Rahul Jackie Josh Jamie
Jake Kellie Trez Madi
Alex Gabby Arjun Marlena
Kevin Maryssa S. Shiv Steph
Desmond Laila Richie Angelina
Marissa T. Alia
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By coaching with all of the styles I talked
about today, I believe a coach can change kids
to become better people on and off the ﬁeld
so they make correct decisions in life.