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Helicopter Parents: We have all heard of them. Most of us have experienced them. Some of you might even be one. These are the parents who are hyper involved in their child’s life. Perhaps what you didn’t know is that there are different types of helicopter parents. I have identified three major types and they are not all bad. However, I am sure there are plenty more types out there waiting to be discovered by intrepid coaches and teachers.
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Mary Kate O’Neil (Boston College 2017, Midfield) was born and bred on the lacrosse field. She’s been playing lacrosse since childhood and took her talent to Boston College in 2013. As a senior at BC, she competed in the NCAA Division I Final. Mary Kate recently discussed her tips for success and her college lacrosse career with us.

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The sport of lacrosse is growing, and parents of lacrosse players often have high expectations for their children. The competitive nature of the sport can lead to pressure and burnout.

Here are five tips to channel your high expectations and provide your child with the support he needs to take his game to the next level.
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