16 Characteristics of a Complete Women's Lacrosse Player

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Characteristics of a Complete Player

  1. Athletic
    Speedy and quick.
  2. Tough
    Mentally and physically.
  3. Ambidextrous
    Equally strong with both hands.
  4. Balanced
    Balance equals body control.
  5. Coachable
    Respectful and eager to try new things.
  6. Student of the game
    Learns every day.
  7. Ambitious
    Never satisfied and always looking to improve.
  8. Fearless
    An aggressive decision-maker who’s not afraid to make mistakes.
  9. Inclusive
    Welcoming of new teammates.
  10. Healthy
    Conscientious about health and nutrition. Respects her body, and understands what it takes to perform at a physical peak on a consistent basis.
  11. Humble
    Values team success over individual success.
  12. Vocal
    Not afraid to express herself and get her teammates fired up. Understands the importance of communication on and off the field.
  13. Confident and self-assured
    Recognizes when she’s good, but knows that there’s always work to do.
  14. Fundamentally sound
    Understands the importance of being able to execute the fundamental skills—all the little things—well and consistently.
  15. Responsive
    Uses criticism, comments and feedback constructively. Makes changes rather than excuses.
  16. Courageous
    Not only has physical courage, but the moral courage to do the right things under challenging circumstances.