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Players'/Parent's Resources

On Line; a handful of interesting web sites that cover the things TVYLA Players and Parents might find useful, interesting or fun:

Pages of Interest:

US Lacrosse: is the governing body of lacrosse in the US.  Their site is full of great info and resources.

The Inside Out Coaching Initiative: is the absolute best source for information on Transformational coaching.

The Positive Coaching Alliance: is a partner with US Lacrosse and is becoming the standard for learning to become a transformational double goal coach.  Their articles are directed at coaches, administrators and parents.  All of them are meant to help us all make the best of our youth sports experiences.

Changing the Game Project: is Jim O'Sullivan's site detailing his initiative to change youth sports and create a system more beneficial to our young athletes.

JM3 Sports:  Jamie Munro played at Princeton, coached at Denver University, started 3D Lacrosse and now runs JM3 Sports.  His experience and efforts to change how this game is approached is fantastic.  His site has a very good blog, and podcast, as well as other great resources to help your coaching journey. A lot of his content is a sales pitch for his services, but the blog and podcast are excellent.


Fun videos, highlights and other interesting lax bits:

The Year of the Trio: four minutes and forty one seconds of some of the most fun and creative lacrosse you'll find.  This is the passion for the game we love.

Stick Tricks...Women's Edition: Silly boy, tricks are for girls.  What moves have you been working on?


Videos of the people we get our inspiration from:

Jim O'Sullivan TED Talk: Jim O'Sullivan has an extensive soccer coaching background, but now is coaching his kids.  He has a great message about how we should be 'Changing the Game' and rethinking the way we manage youth sports. 

Joe Ehrmann TED Talk: Jim O'Sullivan has an extensive soccer coaching background, but now is coaching his kids.  He has a great message about how we should be 'Changing the Game' and rethinking the way we manage youth sports. 

Dr. Carol Dweck at Stanford: Dr. Carol Dweck's book 'Mindset' is incredible.  Her work is mentioned by nearly every professional coach, mentor, or talent developer.  We love her message and think her 'Growth Mindset' is a great way to help create dynamic, competitive, hard working athletes.

Angela Duckworth on Grit: Angela Duckworth is a regular at the Seattle Seahawks preseason camp.  Her life's work in achievement has led her to the importance of Grit and perseverance.  Malcom Gladwell was way off.  Time spent is no measure of learning.  Time invested in purposeful practice, pushing limits, failing, and learning to persevere and overcome failure leads to ultimate achievement.


Constraints Led Approach to learning:

Constraints Based Learning: A brief video demonstrating constraints based learning vs Isolated Practice.  This is the philosophy behind the way we coach.  The idea is to keep kids more engaged, maximizing learning potential while having a lot more fun.  Kids will play more competitive, make decisions, on the fly and have the kind of creativity that drives passion for the game. 

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