I’ve been playing in the backyard since I was born. Far before I ever picked up a lacrosse stick I was constantly playing outside with friends or by myself. Truthfully, I bet most of you grew up in a similar way, making due with what was available to you. My friends and I would use the woods as a home run marker or stumps in our yard as end zone pylons. This was just how it was and how it still is for many kids around the world. The backyard is our sanctuary, but it should really be your office. Using the backyard as a resource for your skills is a tried and true method to becoming one of the best, it just takes time and determination.