We are convinced that young men and women
who have been successful lacrosse players
can become successful lacrosse coaches,
but the two successes are independent, and
one does not necessarily follow the other.
It is our finding that the actual “coaching”
of the game, including running practice
sessions and scrimmages, instructing individual
and team skills, and so forth (the X’s and
O’s) is only about one third or less of
the burden resting on the shoulders of the
In addition, the organizing and operating
of the program is a large responsibility,
as is the skills required to deal successfully
with student athletes.
Therefore, our development efforts are
sufficiently broad in scope to cover all
three of these general areas. Further, we
will happily channel inquiries by and for
qualified coaches to match up coaching talent
with coaching opportunities.
This chapter has conducted several previous
development seminars and has an annual event
California Lacrosse Convention. The co-chairpersons
of this chapter committee are Jill Malko,
Head Coach, UC Berkeley and David Lipscomb.