Boomer Elmsdale
Fri, February 23, 2024 at 02:02 AM . California
As the new season approaches for the women's lacrosse team at Tri-City Christian School, Coach Suzanne Campaigne is gearing up to lead her team towards success. With an all freshman roster and the opportunity for some upperclassmen to come onboard, there is a lot of potential for growth and development for this team. In this article, we will take a closer look at Coach Campaigne's goals and expectations for this season, as well as the keys to success for her team, the qualities she looks for in team captains, and her coaching style. One of the main goals for Coach Campaigne and her team is to build a strong foundation for future success. As a small school competing against larger local public schools, Coach Campaigne wants to instill a sense of pride and confidence in her team. She wants other teams to question how they are able to compete and succeed, leaving a mystery for others to ponder. This mentality of being the underestimated underdog can be incredibly motivating for a team, and Coach Campaigne hopes to harness this and use it to her team's advantage. When it comes to success on the field, coach Campaigne believes that playing smart is a key factor. In a sport like women's lacrosse, it’s not always the most skilled team that wins, but the team that plays as a cohesive unit and knows how to capitalize on their strengths while hiding their weaknesses. This is something that Coach Campaigne works on with her team in practice, ensuring that they are prepared and confident when it comes time to play against other teams. As for the qualities she looks for in potential team captains, Coach Campaigne places a lot of trust in her players. As a coach, she believes in giving her players autonomy and responsibility, even as freshmen. Rather than handpicking team captains herself, she leaves it up to the players to decide who they want to lead them on the field. It is important to her that the entire team buys into the leadership and trust their chosen captains. Having previously coached middle school teams, Coach Campaigne knows that the transition to coaching high school students brings about some changes. In middle school, the focus is more on building a love for the sport and having fun. As the team moves into high school, the level of intensity increases as they are representing their school. Coach Campaigne's coaching style reflects this change, and she expects her players to prioritize the sport and give it their all.