The Single Greatest Piece of Advice for New Sports Coaches: 13 Coaches Share Their Wisdom

Posted by Brooke Tomasetti on Wed, Dec 09, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

Being a coach is an incredibly rewarding experience that comes with its own unique challenges.

We asked a wide variety of sports coaches with different backgrounds and years of experience the same question:

What is the single greatest piece of advice you would give to a new sports coach?

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Tags: Advice, Lacrosse, Basketball, Football, Guides, Baseball, Little Leage, Coaching

Team Gear Guide for Summer Camp Success

Posted by Erin Philbrick on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 01:24 PM

Summer camps are quickly approaching, and team gear packages are one of many items on your end of school year agenda.  As your students prepare for pool parties and summer vacation, you struggle with grading report cards, finishing lesson plans, and signing your team members up for summer sports camp.  Many coaches wear the hats of teacher, coach, and mentor, which means that preparing for summer camp may be the last thing you're ready to tackle this spring.    

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Tags: Under Armour, Advice, moisture management, Choosing a Team Dealer, Sport-Tek, Lacrosse, team sports apparel, team gear delivery time, Track & Field, Basketball, Adidas, Football

Lacrosse Practice Packages Your Players Can Actually Afford

Posted by Todd Grant on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

Earlier this week we talked about some of the most popular choices for lacrosse uniforms, but when it comes to practice gear, it's a whole different story.  About 90% of teams who are looking for game-day uniforms have a particular brand in mind (or are at least brand-conscious), but for practice gear all that really matters is making sure it fits in the budget.  Teams that can afford it obviously want to be branded on and off the field, but for most high school teams that is out of the question.

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Tags: Advice, Lacrosse

Choosing the Best Lacrosse Uniform: Under Armour and Other Contenders

Posted by Todd Grant on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 @ 11:42 AM

There are plenty of important issues that occupy the minds of lacrosse coaches and athletic directors at the outset of every season. Scheduling, travel accommodations, athletes’ academic performance, and, of course, the team’s prospects are annual concerns for people who are charged with leading groups of young lacrosse players at the scholastic or youth levels. However, one more source of apprehension is often overlooked: team apparel.

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Tags: Lacrosse

Sublimation 101: What is It and Why Lacrosse Teams Crave It

Posted by Todd Grant on Fri, Feb 07, 2014 @ 05:07 PM

Perhaps more than any other sport, lacrosse has become something more than just a game. For many lacrosse players around the country, they look at lacrosse as a part of a distinct lifestyle associated with the sport. People may disagree about what exactly constitutes this lifestyle, but you would be hard-pressed to find a lacrosse player who doesn’t acknowledge the importance of flair within the sport, both on the field and off.

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Tags: Lacrosse

SquadLocker™ Picks First Donation Recipient for US Lacrosse First Stick Program

Posted by Todd Grant on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2014

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Tags: Press Release, Lacrosse

Cost-Saving Tips to Make New Lacrosse Uniforms Fit in Your Budget

Posted by Todd Grant on Tue, Dec 24, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

With the New Year approaching, high school athletic administrators need to start turning their attention to the spring sports season. This means answering the usual questions: Are all of the teams’ schedules set? Will they have buses to transport them to road games? How much equipment can we afford? This last question is often the one that administrators struggle with the most. Schools have tight budgets, and splurging on new athletic apparel and equipment isn’t at the top of many, if any, agendas. As a result, athletic departments need to find affordable ways to supply their teams with top-notch gear.

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Tags: Advice, Champion, Lacrosse