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Introducing Austin Heaton, Director of Player Development and Operations

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Introducing Austin Heaton, Director of Player Development and Operations

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I am pleased to announce that Austin Heaton will be joining our Team as Director of Player Development and Operations.  Austin is a US Lacrosse Level 1 certified coach and will also be the Offensive Coordinator/Goalie Coach for Dunwoody High School.

Austin Heaton began his lacrosse career during the 4th grade with Atlanta Youth Lacrosse. He found his niche ...

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KIDS HELPING KIDS

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KIDS HELPING KIDS

For those of you that do not know about our STAR (Students That Accept Responsibility) take a look at this terrific article about the Tidewater Lacrosse program.  http://www.uslacrosse.org/blog/youthful-ambassadors-spreading-lacrosse-goodwill

This year will mark the 18th time I will speaking at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Baltimore.  I will be presenting our STAR program which was the brainchild of my wife Mary Jo 10 years ago.  The STAR program much like the Tidewater youth ambassadors (mentioned in the above article) is ...

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And another reason why we coach

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And another reason why we coach

Over the years people have asked me why I coach.  A good deal of my answers revolve around the fun I have watching young people excel at something that they are passionate about.

It could be the first time they pick up a ground ball, score their first goal, make a nice check or a great save.  Sometimes it is the thrill of being in a close game and trying to make all the correct decisions to give your team the ...

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Pretty Cool Stuff

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Pretty Cool Stuff

I recently received this letter (see below) from the Atlanta Blaze and former Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Alumni Scott Ratliff.  I am thrilled to be mentioned in the letter as the author Scott Ratliff holds a special place in my heart.

I have coached thousands of players over the last 35  years and many of them are truly remarkable people.  Some went on to be be great college players some became doctors, teachers, chefs, business owners, attorneys, writers, lacrosse coaches, officials and ...

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