New Swax Lax Training Balls

February 6, 2015 1

An interesting “chance encounter” happened to me recently and makes for a neat story to introduce a new training aid for young players. A few weeks prior, I had been in the process of organizing an […]

Game Concepts

Success with 8 Meter Free Position Shots

March 14, 2017 0

In girl’s and women’s lacrosse, a major foul by a defensive player which occurs in the 8 meter arc results in a direct free position from one of the seven hash marks equally spaced along […]


What is Shooting Space in Lacrosse?

September 30, 2014 0

Definition Free Space to Goal – is a path to goal within the critical scoring area as defined by two lines extending from the ball to the outside of the goal circle. No defensive player will be penalized […]


Girls Lacrosse Equipment Upgrades

November 5, 2014 0

I wrote a post called Girls Lacrosse Equipment Recommendations for parents of new players.  It’s a responsible theme of don’t spend too much on your new player.  Outfitting a lacrosse player can be expensive and […]

Game Concepts

Position Descriptions and Field Diagram

November 6, 2014 0

A parent’s first girls lacrosse game can be a pretty foreign sight with players lined up on both ends of the field – unlike soccer, and unusual markings down near the goal – more like […]

Stick Skills

Individual Lacrosse Stick Skills

November 11, 2014 0

These individual lacrosse stick skills can be done on one’s own or with friends to improve basic stick fundamentals and ball familiarity. They are most applicable to younger beginner or intermediate players.  This is the script […]



What is Three Seconds Good Defense in Lacrosse?

March 26, 2015 0

The Three Seconds (Good Defense) Rule is an offensive foul only applicable to the non-check youth girls game. The rule can be confusing because it occurs during active play without evidence of any physical violation. […]


Defensive Stick Positioning in Girls Lacrosse

January 5, 2015 0

Playing defense can be a tough skill to master for younger lacrosse players due to the nature of the rules regarding contact and stick control. Often times, at the youth level, one of two scenarios […]


What is Three Seconds in Lacrosse?

December 2, 2014 0

From the rule book; no player “while defending within the 8-meter arc, may remain in that area more than 3 seconds unless one is marking an opponent within a stick’s length”.  Sounds simple enough…until you try […]