Medicine Man Lacrosse

The Medicine Man was a community organizer for games of Lacrosse. Upholding traditions of ceremonial play, a Medicine Man would establish the date, time, location of games and decide on duration, number of players, field size and other rules. With this responsibility, the Medicine Man continued to support the growth of lacrosse as it spread to new people and new places.

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ChangetheMascot.org

Change the Mascot

There's a powerful video circulating the internet  the last few days, and it addresses the use "redskins" as it is used to described the NFL football term, Washington Redskins. The Washington Redskins has been a source of controversy between NFL owners, Native American groups, fans and the United States government. Some Native American groups insist that the term redskin is a racial epithet and as such perpetuates the demeaning sterotypes of Native Americans. Numerous civil rights, education, athletic, and academic organizations consider any use of native names and/or symbols by non-native sports teams to be a harmful form of ethnic sterotyping which should be eliminated. 

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Israel Lacrosse Growth

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Southeastern, a high school located in Detroit Michigan, seeks to create their first lacrosse program in school history. A campaign on Indiegogo.com will attempt to raise funds necessary to sustain their future lacrosse program. Working hard to earn a US Lacrosse First Sticks Grant, the program is seeking to raise $10,000 over the next 50 days. Currently, they have successfully raised over $2,000.

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ESPN has released its 2014 lacrosse television coverage acrosse ESPU and ESPN3. The television coverage will feature nationally ranked lacrosse programs and top-caliber games including 29 men's and 2 women's regular-season lacrosse games. 

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The best of college lacrosse 2012 created by JLProductions3

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Best of College Lacrosse 2013 Youtube video clip produced by JLProductions3.

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New Memphis Tennessee Lacrosse Store

A new lacrosse shop has opened up in Memphis, Tennessee, the only one of its kind in the area. Lacrosse is a newer sport in southern states, and a new lacrosse store is representative of increasing popularity within the past decade. Battleground Lacrosse has become the go to speciality shop in Tennessee for those players that love the smell and feel of new lacrosse equipment.

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Alliance & Science of the Three SIsters

The Three Sisters is an oral story expressing the importance of maize, beans and squash and the use of these crops by Native American women in a classic form of companion planting. This tradition is symbolic of the circle of life and the idea that all living things rely on each other for survival. The Three Sisters are a harmonious trio of corn, pole beans and squash planted togethter to support each other and thrve together.

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The Three Sisters - Native American Story

 The Native American story of the Three Sisters vary from tribe to tribe. This story below is taken from an oral account by Lois Thomas of Cornwall Island, compiled by students at Centennial College and found in "Indian Legends of Eastern Canada."

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Native American Name Controversy

The Native American name controversy is an ongoning dispute about the changing terminology used to refer to a broad subset of indigenous peoples of the Americas. Is there a specifc terminology that is deemed more acceptable? As it turns out there is, prefered preference is given to the name of the tribe, but beyond that, there is discrepancy. 

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State of Native American Education

• There are 562 federally recognized tribes in the United States and 4,500,000 U.S Citizens who identtified themselves as having American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian ancestry (U.S. Census 2005).

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Preserving Native American Languages

Thousand of languages were spoken in the Americas before the arrival of Europeans- it is estimated that there are 175 Native American languages spoken in the United States today

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Duke Lacrosse - The Coaches Mindset

The Duke University Men's Lacrosse Coaching Staff has imparted some great wisdom on us by sharing a segment of their video serious titled "The Coaches Mindset". Here Coach Caputo and Coach Danowski express the mental state and preparation tactics of successful coaching.

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4 Important Points New Lacrosse Coaches Must Read

 

 

  1. The Importance of Organization

As a new coach, one of the most desructive events that can happen to your time is making kids stay idle. Idle kids becomes distracted kids to creating antics and shenanigans. Have a proactive and organization coaching itinery pre-planned with a variety of drills, instruction, plays, areas of improvement, etc will go along way in maximizing the productivity of your practices.

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6 Laws of Coaching 3rd Grade Lacrosse Players

6 Concepts I've learned as the lacrosse coach of 3rd grade boys.

Here are a few lacrosse tips that coaches can use to teach their young players the game of lacrosse..

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Irish Channel Team Lacrosse Drill

Gerry Bryne welcomes viewers to another installment of Notre Dame Lacrosse University by explaining the ND "Irish Channel" Defensive Drill. This drill without the use of lacrosse balls, aims to teach the defensive confrontational mindset, and understanding how to drive an offensive player off of his dodging line.

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Notre Dame Lacrosse Defensive Drill

Gerry Byrne, Assistant Lacrosse Coach at University of Notre Dame welcomes viewers to the first installment of Notre Dame University Lacrosse Coaching Instruction. Here Gerry takes a minute to give the viewer instruction on setting up "32 Lunch Pail", a drill the men's coaching staff used during teaching time at their lacrosse practices. Gerry believes that these drills are easy to set up and offer lot of space that will guarantee players a lot of reps.

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10 Effective Cone Drills for Increased Speed and Agility

Like many sports, Lacrosse requires speed, solid footwork and a high level of agility. Cone drills are simple exercises that will help to build quick feet, acceleration and change of direction. KingSportsTraining has created an excellent video series clearly demonstrating 10 effective cone drills to help increase your speed and agility.

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13 Effective Ladder Workouts for Increased Foot Speed and Agility

The agility ladder is one of the most effective tools for training footwork and quickness. KingSportTraining has put together a fantastic video series that clearly demonstrates 13 effective ladder workouts for increasing foot speed and quickness. Although this particular series is focused on football, all of these drills can be utilized for your lacrosse game. College coaches are frequently recruit players that are "athletes" and not just lacrosse players. Keep that in mind when you do these drills.

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