2018 DGC Winner Meredith Prior on Staying Positive
Meredith Prior, Head Coach of MethodLAX/Storm Club Lacrosse and North Andover High School has won Positive Coaching Alliance’s coveted National Double-Goal Coach® Award presented by TeamSnap for her positive impact on youth in sports. Prior has also created a program called Lacrosse Leadership to develop her players into leaders using lacrosse as the vehicle to share the why and how of what it takes to become leaders on and off the field. The program brings in mentors to talk with the girls and share their experiences in lacrosse which helped shape them into leaders. They focus on the characteristics and confidence it takes to rise to the top as a leader on your team, in the classroom and in the community.
Prior talks about the importance of staying positive, which she acknowledges can be tough on rougher days, especially with her high school girls. She states that during her practices, it’s time to get away from all of the negativity and be comfortable and supported while working to get better. She and the other coaches are there to give their players the positivity they might not be getting at home or school.