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Our Philosophy

Statistics show that 70% of girls quit playing organized sports by age 13 and the number one reason given is, 'It stopped being fun!'  Red Stix was established in part to reverse this trend in the south Atlanta area by providing an awesome environment for your daughter. 

It is the goal of Red Stix Lacrosse to:

1.   Create an environment where young girls are surrounded by awesome role model coaches who teach a love of sports, lacrosse and learning.

2.   Take a long-term view of player skill development.  Winning games and league titles take a back seat to developing skills and a love for the game.  When your daughter finally retires from organized sports she will absolutely not remember the U11 league championship game, whereas she will definitely remember playing in the high school state championship game.  We are building skills with the end-game in mind -- with the goal of helping her develop into a top performer who peaks at the high school or college age, not elementary or middle school.

3.  Focus skill development on the right things.  Practice absolutely does not make Perfect.  Practice makes Permanent.  Perfect Practice makes Perfect.  Red Stix teaches proper lacrosse technique from the beginning.  We emphasize a slower approach that takes the time to build the fundamentals the proper way.  Bad habits take years to relearn if they ever are, and we don't let players "do it wrong" enough to form a bad habit.  We're quick to identify errors in their mechanics and we intervene to show them how to fix things so they make good habits early.

4.  Lacrosse skills are formed by repetitive muscle memory.  Red Stix embraces the concept of "10,000 touches".  Practices and games are planned and sized to give each player as many touches on the ball as possible.  Small fields and small-sided games where every player is on offense and defense is intended to provide players the best opportunity to come in contact with the ball as much as possible.  Practices are structured to limit 'standing-around' during and between drills.  

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