How to Gain a Competitive Edge

Written by Kylor Berkman, Illinois Boys General Manager  Everyone always asks, “Coach, what can I do to get better, to start, to move up, etc.,” The answer to this is easy, but the process is tough. Simply put, the answer is: You need to gain a competitive edge over your opponents. Your competitive edge comes outside of practice. Everyone practices … Read More

JV vs. Varsity: Finding Your Why

Written by Katie Coleman, Girls Program Director Illinois What is your why? The reason you bring yourself to practice every day, the thing that pushes you through your last sprint during conditioning, the feeling you get on game night before the first draw. Why finding your why or your purpose may seem like a difficult question to ask yourself. It … Read More

What It Means To Be a True Family

True Lacrosse shapes young lacrosse athletes across the nation to be contributing members of both the game and their communities. We believe that we are all part of the True Family, and we represent this everywhere we go. On and off the field, the True Family mentality is what drives and inspires us. We help individuals discover their skill sets, … Read More

Becoming a Stand Out Female Athlete

Written by Katie Coleman, Girls Program Director Illinois Standing out as a female athlete in an ever-changing and crazy world can be difficult. Then you add on pressures that come along with being a female athlete, and it can almost feel impossible. There is no denying that being a female athlete has its challenges. Society has a certain perception of … Read More

True Training Creates True Athletes

Training is something that plays a role in any athlete’s sports career. Most athletes train to improve skills, build strength, and stay on top of their game. But here at True Lacrosse, training is way more than just exercising, practicing, and showing up. Our players train to be better in all that they do. An athlete is someone who is … Read More

Practice Do’s and Don’ts For Lacrosse Athletes

Not only does training and recovery ensure top performance on game day, but Lacrosse athletes train all week to prepare for game day and to perform at the top level. The team is only as good as the individual players, and it is up to the athletes to ensure they are taking the proper steps and prepping their bodies throughout … Read More

A Growth Mindset for New Players

To be an expert, you first have to be a beginner. Every lacrosse player at one point in time is a beginner. They too had that nervous first day at a practice meeting their new coach and teammates. When you are new to something, this doesn’t make you any less than. Being new at something makes you a person who … Read More

New Director to Drive Growth in Girls National Team

The True Lacrosse Girls National Team is excited to announce a new director to their team. We welcome Coach Mike Faith as the new girls’ national team director. He brings with him 23 years of experience coaching women’s lacrosse as well as a vast network that will aid the national players in the recruitment process. “Faith’s background in the women’s … Read More

Goal Setting in the New Year

The new year often brings a sense of renewal and a strong need to set new goals for oneself. Goal setting is something some of the most successful people do, not just athletes. It’s a key indicator in challenging oneself. Have you sat down and figured out what your goals are for the year? Do they seem daunting? Try settings … Read More

College Lacrosse and Business

Playing college lacrosse is not for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of time, dedication, determination, and focus to reach this level in your athletic career, and even more to succeed. However, the benefits of playing collegiate sports are immeasurable. The personal and professional development that collegiate athletes experience in those short four years is amazing. At True … Read More