Embracing the Grind: Looking Forward to Summer 2022

By Mike Gabel, Founder & Co-Owner of True Lacrosse  When you look at True Lacrosse now, you see a giant in the industry. You see True players recruited to major universities like Duke, Michigan, Army, and many others. We have programs in states from coast to coast, both boys and girls, competing with the best teams in the country. You … Read More

Standing Out in the Recruiting Process

Written by Kat Francis, True Lacrosse Colorado Girls State Director Being new to the recruiting process can be extremely overwhelming. Between emails, phone calls, prospect clinics, and on-campus visits, it can be hard to know the next steps or how to stand out. College coaches receive emails daily from prospective student-athletes, making it easy to feel like a number in … Read More

Youth Lacrosse: Growth > Winning

Written by Adam Stewart, True Lacrosse Ohio Boy’s State Director “Play is intrinsically motivated and leads to active engagement and joyful discovery.” The above definition is provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics and should be posted on every youth lacrosse field in the country. It should be the defining words of every youth lacrosse league mission statement, and it … Read More

The Right Fit For Your Commitment

Written by Heather Pierson, True Lacrosse Minnesota Girls High School Director While going through the recruiting process with many different athletes, one can’t compare their recruiting journey to the next. There are so many unique elements and reasons why an athlete chooses a school that feels like the right fit for them. Athletes tend to receive pressure from friends, family, … Read More

How To Be a Good Teammate

Written by Carolyn Keber, True Lacrosse Florida Girls Director  We all play the sport of lacrosse because we are competitive by nature and love being part of a team. Our experiences as an athlete emulate the highs and lows that we experience in life and help us navigate the world off the field. We learn that even with hard work, … Read More

How To Improve Defensive Footwork

Written by Christina Fried, Director of Communication for True National Girls When it comes to playing and coaching, we all have our strengths. For me, those strengths are on the defensive end of the field as a player and as a coach. As a defender in an attacker’s game, the defender’s footwork and foot speed are crucial. Our goal as … Read More

How Sideline Culture Can Affect a Game

Written by Colin Davis, True Lacrosse Regional Manager for Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia Sideline culture is a loaded phrase with varying levels of interpretation. Parents, players, and coaches all add or subtract to the heartbeat of a team. The sport of lacrosse has, and continues to show, tremendous growth in North America. With that growth comes varying experience … Read More

Lessons Learned From Coaching College Lacrosse

Written by Sam Herman, Ohio Regional Girls Director I believe working in the world of athletics is one of the best professions you can choose. The opportunity to be a college coach right after graduating was a blessing. There are many lessons I’ve learned from coaching college lacrosse, and I am continuing to learn each day, but a few lessons … Read More

The Reality of Recruiting, Showcases, Invitationals

 By Kevin Finn, Director of High School Teams, Boys National Program “If I don’t go to this showcase, I won’t get recruited.” “If I don’t make it to at least five events this summer, I won’t get seen and won’t get recruited.” Have you ever thought about this? Have you ever experienced the recruiting event FOMO? It seems like there’s … Read More

Lacrosse Training: The Mental and Physical Aspects

Written by Carly Shisler, Illinois Regional Director Lacrosse, just like any sport, can wreak havoc on your mind and body. Not many people think about what playing does to the mind or what putting together a good mindset can do for an athlete’s mental and physical state. Lacrosse training can have both mental and physical effects on a player. In … Read More