Dodgers is thrilled to welcome Colleen Olson to our coaching staff. Here are 3 Things Colleen encourages athletes to keep top of mind:
1) What you put into your passion is what you will get out of it. If you are passionate about lacrosse and want to be the best player you can be, you've got to be fired up to put in the work it will take off the field to get there, whether that's on the wall with stickwork, doing extra footwork drills on the ladder, or running some extra 100's after practice.
2) Be present. Soak in every moment you have with your teammates and coaches. Playing on a team like Dodgers is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, when you get to work really, really hard at something with people you care about, while playing a game you all love.
3) Always think about what you are giving to your teammates. Some days, your shots may not be falling. You might be injured and on the sidelines. But there is always a way to give 100% of your energy to your team, whether it's cheering and celebrating their successes, directing younger players with confidence, making the pass that sets up a goal, or fighting to get a ground ball back after you've made a mistake and turned it over.