Posts Tagged 'Goals'

First Day Of Games At AYL This Weekend!

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First Day Of Games At AYL This Weekend!

Our players, coaches, and parents survived Snowpocalypse #1 and Snowpocalypse #2! We waited inside for two weeks chomping at the bit to get out and practice, and the last week and a half our young players have been going strong at Hammond Park and Dunwoody Springs. As teams prepare for their first day of games this Sunday I wanted to send a brief message to each group in the AYL family to help keep this 2014 spring season ...

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Stop Turning Youth Athletics Into More Than It Actually Is

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Stop Turning Youth Athletics Into More Than It Actually Is

Heads up parents, this post is going to sting.

Your child:

  • Is not going to play professional lacrosse
  • Is not getting recruited to play at Maryland, LeMoyne, or Lynchburg
  • Is not scoring the winning goal in the high school state championship
  • Is not getting All-American honors as a freshman on the Varsity roster
  • Is not getting “Most Improved Player” on his youth team

Your child is not getting any of this. At least not right now. Or even tomorrow, or next week, or a year from now. ...

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How Badly Do You Want To Succeed?

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How Badly Do You Want To Succeed?

What do you want to succeed at? How badly do you want it? I stumbled across this video entitled How Bad Do You Want It? (Success). The video is a combination of a football player working hard to get faster, stronger, better with an audio track dubbed over it. The audio track comes from from motivational speaker Eric Thomas, also known as the Hip ...

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What is Toughness?

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What is Toughness?

Rich Bayman one of our  Youth Coaches send this to me a few days ago and it has a very strong message.  It was given to him by a local coach but it is from Jay Bilas a basketball sports announcer and former Elite level Basketball player at Duke.

I have always wondered about toughness, as there are many forms of it.  We say the word a lot and sometimes it’s ...

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

I hope everyone reading this blog had an excellent start to 2012. I want to wish all of our players, parents, coaches, and lovers of lacrosse a Happy New Year from Atlanta Youth Lacrosse. Now, onto some New Year’s Resolutions!

An interesting survey was done in 1999. It found that only 35% of Americans followed through with their New Year’s Resolutions. That is just over one third of all Americans! One of the biggest ...

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Complete and Utter Domination

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Complete and Utter Domination

The trouble with youth sports is every kid grows at a different rate in both size and skill. This creates a very wide disparity between teams on the lacrosse field. I officiated a middle school team where I swear every kid must have been fed Muscle Milk since birth. Compared to the other team, these kids were giants. Not only were they big, they were also very skilled overall, and by the end of the first ...

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Principles of Coaching

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Principles of Coaching

I believe that if you take a few team Principles and leverage them around a program of creating responsibility, self-motivation, attitude and respect within each player, you will have a formula for individual and team growth and accomplishment.

Principle 1:  Have Fun

Every moment both practices and games should be fun.  Eliminate as much down time in practice as possible,   keep your drills as up tempo drills (no drill should last more then 8-12 minutes) (some drills can be as little as ...

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