What is it about lacrosse that you think is especially
good for girls?
It's extremely empowering, you have to be in good physical and
mental shape. … There's a great ability for girls to learn from
their mistakes, to understand what you are supposed to do, help
your team. It's about being there for your teammates.
What would you do if your girls said they hated
I don't plan on being "dance mom" for lacrosse. Already they
come with me to events and practices. If they hated it, I would be
OK with it as long as they are doing something that keeps them
physically active and mentally active. I have found in my years of
coaching and mentoring youth that old phrase 'idle hands are the
devil's handiwork' comes into play. They need to be doing
something, not because I'm a crazy parent, it's because I want them
to lead healthy and happy lives. That's a big part of what we talk
about at both Lakeshore and IGLA.
How has lacrosse helped you be a better
The less time you have, you become so much better at time
management and using every moment that you have.
Best moment as a parent?
I feel like every time you are in the moment, you feel like this
is the best moment ever.
Your favorite out-and-about thing to do with your
I really love it when we go on family walks together. Anything
we can do all together. Whenever you can sit back and actually
watch your kids having a great time, it's awesome.
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