Episode 30

Lacrosse: The Fastest Growing Sport in the U.S.

Did you know that over 750,000 athletes played lacrosse last year alone? With numbers like that, it’s no surprise that lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the nation. Though it was once a largely regional game, it’s now played all over, in places like California, Texas, Colorado and Canada. 

Mike Ryder, head lacrosse coach at IMG Academy, tells us exactly what makes lacrosse such a popular sport. Topics covered include the roots of the game, the differences between men’s and women’s lacrosse, college lacrosse recruiting, injuries, and the creativity of the sport. It’s the perfect podcast for current and future lax fans.

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: May 04 2015