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Spring Lacrosse in Full Swing

A month in to the Spring season and all 6 Leverage youth teams look great! It’s fantastic to see the K/1 and 2nd/3rd grade boys and girls having so much fun, plus starting to learn this great game so early. One of the highlights of my week is working with these youth teams at our skills & drills practices and then at our field concept practices. We have a wonderful group of young, smart, passionate and dedicated coaches who I love collaborating with each week to make the Leverage boy and girls the complete lacrosse player! Coach Chris Jewett...

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A candid and insightful blog post by a former D1 assistant coach

As a High School/Youth coach and President of a non profit lacrosse organization. I receive emails and questions about the recruiting process weekly. As a coach I have a responsibility to my players and parents to provide honest information. The blog post below is a very interesting and candid look at what is occurring in the lacrosse recruiting world. THE COLLEGE LACROSSE RECRUITING SYSTEM IS BROKEN TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012 AT 2:00PM “Summer, summer, summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Here it is the groove slightly transformed
Just a bit of a break from the norm
Just a little somethin’ to break the monotony
Of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be
A little bit out of control it’s cool to dance
But what about the groove that soothes that moves romance
Give me a soft subtle mix
And if ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it”

- Fresh Prince AKA...

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Lacrosse Recruiting Myths

An older but good article from lacrosse magazine about recruiting myths. Dom Starsia just chuckles. Whenever the Virginia men’s lacrosse coach overhears two kids talking about “so-and-so got a full ride to Georgetown” or “Carolina gave him a full scholarship,” he figures they’re probably off base. Unlike football and basketball — where nearly every Division I player gets a full scholarship — lacrosse players very rarely see their tuition, room, board and fees covered for an entire four years. The “full ride” is one of many myths that student-athletes and their parents may encounter when navigating the NCAA athletic scholarship maze during the recruiting process. Time to shed some light on that and several other commonly held misconceptions. Myth 1: Scholarships Will Find You Organization and communication are the cornerstones of the recruiting process. It is important for young athletes to organize first — put...

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A few thoughts from Leverage President Chris Jewett

A few “Leverage” thoughts …….. I’m a LACROSSE COACH … simple. I’m not a banker; not a portfolio manager or a sales & marketing exec. I’m really not much of a “business guy,” at all. Leverage Lacrosse is a business, though very different from others in the sport. We’re a true, NON-PROFIT, fully accredited 501c3. That means that we are not here to: “hit quarterly numbers; maximize ROI; optimize cash flow from operations and/or enrich the stockholders. What Leverage Lacrosse is all about is TEACHING. We have no investors. We have no debt. We don’t take venture capital. As I watch the ever changing landscape of California and Western Lacrosse, I’m struck by how commercial lacrosse is becoming. The Leverage Coaches and I truly love and respect the game of Lacrosse. (Not sure I can say the same about what’s happening to the local business...

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