Topics• Coach Introductions• Program Objectives• Program History• Teams• Season Summary & Schedule• US Lacrosse Membership• Player and Parent Responsibilities• Communication• Miscellaneous• Questions
2012 3rd/4th Grade Coaches• Geoff Belz• Tim Geary• Brad Kostka• ?? (3rd Grade Coaches Needed)Requirements•US Lacrosse Level 1 Certification•Professional Coaches Alliance Training•Mandatory Background Check•Signed Code of Conduct•1 coach per team will be CPR certified
Program Objectives• Create a positive lacrosse experience and environmentfor every player• Focus on building strong individual skills and acomplete understanding of all aspects of the game oflacrosse• Reinforce philosophies of US Lacrosse; • Sportsmanship, fair play, respect• Build the sport of lacrosse within the city of Strongsvilleand surrounding cities• Compete with the best NE Ohio programs• Operate as ONE – 3rd grade through HS program
Program History2008 2009 2010 201135 Players 85 Players 180 Players 240 Players1 Team 4 Teams 8 Teams High School5/6 Boys 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 Boys 5/6 & 7/8 Girls Club Program Established Added Beat 3rd Place Boys MS 4th GradeMedina 6th Grade Championship 16 – 1 Record
Boys Team Structure• 3 rd & 4 th Grade • 50 Players • 2 Teams • Split by Development Status (Green and White) • Focus on development, but also be competitive • Equal playing time for all
US LacrosseStrongsville Participation• US Lacrosse Membership is mandatory• Member of Northcoast Chapter with 40 otheryouth/MS organizations – 2 other chapters in Ohio• $25 player membership funds nationalorganization, provides insurance to each player,and subscription to magazine• Visit www.uslacrosse.org to view othermembership benefits and access to a variety ofinformation and educational resources • Great resource for parents!
Schedule Summary3rd/4th Key Dates• 6-week indoor session begins on February 9 th • 11:30 – 1:00pm at Royalton Fieldhouse • Cost is $125 per player• Outdoor practices begin weather permitting atDarice Warehouse Field (Foltz and Prospect)• Games begin on 3/21 (Green) or 4/6 (White)• 4/20 – Medina Baggataway• 4/27 – 4th Grade Olentangy (Columbus) Festival• 5/25 – Mentor Tournament
Registration Details• All Registration must be done on-line atwww.strongsvillelacrosse.com• Costs: $125 Indoor, $150 outdoor• US Lacrosse membership must be completed prior toStrongsville Lax registration• Please provide cell phone number so that we can text youwith practice and game updates or changes
Equipment• Helmets • Same color • Cascade – we get group discounts from Midwest • @ $90 per helmet• Shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, cup• Short stick for all players• Practice pinnie, game jersey and shorts provided • Game uniforms must be turned in at the end of year
Player and Parent Conduct• WE are ALL representatives of Strongsville Lacrosse• Rules to Live By: • Players Play • Coaches Coach • Referees Ref • Parents Cheer• Harassing and yelling at referees will NOT be tolerated!
Other ResponsibilitiesPlayers and Parents• Be patient (New Players)• Make lacrosse a priority• Game Uniform laundering and care• Provide feedback to coaches – ask questions!• On-time, full gear, ready for practice and games
Communication• Open door policy with coaches• Subscribe to text service during registration• Website calendar is most reliable due to changes• Tournament information will be emailed
Parent Volunteers• Scorers and Timers• Tournament Food and Beverages
Miscellaneous• Forms and Payment Reminder • Registration • Liability • US Lacrosse Membership • $125 Indoor/$150 Outdoor Fees• New Player Helmet Orders