US Lacrosse Selects River City Lacrosse as 2018 Cohort Athletic Development Program

US Lacrosse Selects River City Lacrosse as 2018 Cohort Athletic Development Program

In October, US Lacrosse selected River City Lacrosse as a 2018 Cohort Athlete Development Model.  Only 10 other programs in the United States received this honor.  US Lacrosse is hosting Coaches Black, Uchill and Carbonera at the 2018 Lax Con in Baltimore in January for round table discussions on how to implement the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model nationally.  Additionally, US Lacrosse will fly them out to Baltimore 3 more times during the year for additional discussions and seminars.  Following the Cohort program, River City is working to be recognized as a LADM Champion.

What is an Athlete Development Model Champion?

First it is a program recognized by the directors at US Lacrosse.  Second, it is an innovative program, that espouses real-life examples of the core values of the athlete development model in action. In their own unique way each entity selected by US Lacrosse is putting players first and helping them learn the sport better, love it more, and play it longer.

What is the Lacrosse Athlete Development Model?

The current youth lacrosse development model rushes to identify the best players at early ages, and leaves potential players behind with limited opportunity to play. The LADM aim is to keep more players engaged with the sport longer, allowing the best players to emerge as they reach physical maturity.

The Lacrosse Athlete Development Model is supported by six core values:

  1. DESIGNED FOR DEVLOPMENT
    1. The right lacrosse at the right time.
      What we teach, how we train, how we play.
  2. FUN AND KID-CENTERED
    1. Fun is the #1 reason kids play sports.
      Who do we serve? The kids.
  3. SMALL-SIDED AND FREE PLAY
    1. More playing, more creativity, more learning.
  4. MULTI-SPORT PARTICIPATION
    1. Many sports and physical activities makes great lacrosse players.
      It also makes healthy and active people for life.
  5. PHYSICAL LITERACY
    1. The building blocks of athleticism
      Knowing how to move
      The ability to do what you want with your body.
  6. COACH TRAINING
    1. Learning makes great coaches.
      Great coaches = better experiences.

As the only LADM Cohort in Illinois, River City Lacrosse is honored by this selection and is committed to LADM.
We look forward to bringing this knowledge and expertise to our River City Lacrosse Families.

College Commitments

Jacob Wenokur

Jacob Wenokur

Geneva High School

2016

Monmouth

Brandon Heimbuch

Brandon Heimbuch

Geneva High School

2015

Plattsburg

 

Evan Anderson

Evan Anderson

St. Charles East High School

2016

Illinois Wesleyan

Joel Hardy

Joel Hardy

Geneva High School

2016

Purdue

Mechanical Engineering

Reinier Descoteaux

Reinier Descoteaux

Geneva High School

2016

Wooster

Archaeology & History

Jack Russell

Jack Russell

St. Charles East High School

2016

University of Wisconsin
School of Business

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