How to Make LaCrosse Practice Fun - dummies

How to Make LaCrosse Practice Fun

By National Alliance for Youth Sports, Greg Bach

Part of Coaching LaCrosse For Dummies Cheat Sheet

LaCrosse is a great sport for all ages. However, like anything else, you may find players losing interest if the learning process is boring. Here are some tips for keeping LaCrosse practice engaging and fun.

  • Give every youngster lots of repetitions.

  • Keep the kids active; don’t force them to stand in lines.

  • Involve the parents in drills sometimes to rev up the excitement and give practice a different look.

  • Be enthusiastic and energetic; your attitude rubs off on the kids.

  • Sprinkle your practices with new drills throughout the season to keep the kids’ interest — and keep pace with their development.

  • Take the time to plan your practices.

  • If drills turn out to be boring or ineffective, discard them and switch to something else.

  • Give the kids the chance to select their favorite drills to use during practice at different times throughout the season.

  • Solicit feedback and ideas from older kids on drills you should use.

  • Stop practice briefly to point out when players do things well — not just when they make mistakes.

  • Applaud the slightest improvements to maintain your kids’ interest.

  • Conclude practice with the most popular drill to end the session on a high note.