Parents, Be Sponges!

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As a division one lacrosse player, there is no better summer job than coaching lacrosse camps. I have worked with over 1,000 athletes in my 4 years. One concept that is consistent from Long Island, NY to Denver, CO is the idea of being a sponge. I teach my players to ask me anything about lacrosse. Not only can they learn from my answers, but it bridges the communication gap, which helps me coach them more effectively.

If it works with kids, why can’t it work with adults? Parents, You should be sponges!  For every camp or clinic your player attends feel free to pick the coaches’ brains a bit. Ask them about their personal recruiting process, coaching philosophy, or even their favorite type of food. I know there is lot of anxiety being a parent going through the recruiting process. Just engage with your son or daughter’s coach day by day, and you’ll be amazed at how that can help in the development of your relationship with the coach and your student-athlete.

One great outlet for you to take advantage of is us! We at ConnectLAX have been through it all, and for the things we haven’t done, our friends sure have done them. We are hear to elevate the games of players everywhere, so give us a shout! We’d be happy in answering any questions you have about the ever changing life of a laxer.

Tweet @ConnectLAX or however you would like to get a hold of us.

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