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Spring 2018 Parent Handbook

Contact Us: Board of Directors President: Jaimie Kowalski [email protected] Vice President: Chris Grannis [email protected] Secretary: Katie Abordo [email protected] Treasurer: Sherri Baumley [email protected] Boys Player Dev. Director: Dom Saccomanno [email protected] Girls Player Dev. Director: Sui Lenckus [email protected]

Thanks to our Committee Volunteers! Uniforms & Spirit Wear: Brittney Readinger Field Management: Tyler Sheehan Rental Equipment: Jenn Flickinger

Our Mission Statement

To teach and promote the great game of lacrosse in a fun, safe and sportsmanlike environment.

Our Commitment to You


We are dedicated to the skill development of each individual player. We will focus on building strategic thinking, speed, field position, teamwork and finesse rather than physical intimidation or a winning game record.

Our Motto

Let the coaches coach, the officials officiate and above anything else… let the children play and have fun!

Code of Conduct

During registration players/parents agreed to the code of conduct. Violations may result in immediate evacuation from the field, game suspension or expulsion from the club.

Player Pledge

• Respect your teammates, coaches, referees & opponents at all times.   • Be gracious in defeat & modest in victory. • Support fellow teammates, encourage them & lead by positive example. • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; they are part of the learning process. • Effort needs to be 100% for practices & games.  • Equipment must be properly maintained & worn at all practices & games. • Learn as much as you can from your coaches. • Fun is part of the experience. Effort & growing are just as important as having fun! • Attendence is expected at both practice & games. Proper notice is required for any absence.



Parents Pledge

• Learn & know the rules of the game of youth lacrosse.  • Respect the game of lacrosse, officials & coaches. • Referees are only to be approached & spoken to by head coach.  • Do not coach your child. Let players play & coaches coach. • Do not criticize other players.  • Follow "24 Hour Rule"; if you have a complaint speak with your child’s coach on the following day. • Serious problems should be brought to the attention of the Board of Directors so proper solutions can be developed. • Fun, learning & 100% effort will be emphasized; not winning the game.  

Game Day Essentials BOYS: Stick, Helmet, Mouth Guard, Gloves, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Cup, Cleats, Uniform & Water. GIRLS: Stick, Mouth Guard, Goggles, Cleats, Uniform & Water.





Game Length

Juniors: 4-12 minute running clock quarters. Minors/Majors: 4-10 minute STOP clock quarters.

# of Field Players

10 total (3 attack, 3 midfield, 3 defense, 1 goalie)

12 total (3 attack, 5 midfield, 3 defense, 1 goalie)

Stick Length

40-42 inches. Defense (& 1 midfielder) can be 52-72 inches starting at minors. Goalie stick is 40-72 inches.

35 -43 inches. Goalie stick is 35 -52 inches.


Helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouthpiece & cup.

Eye protection & mouthpiece.

Contact Level

Body checking is legal.

No forceful body-to-body contact allowed.


Majors: 2-25 minute running halves.

Weather Policy

Practice will occur when conditions are as follows: • 35 degrees & above  • No Snow • No Rain or Light Rain If practice or games are cancelled due to severe weather and/or adverse field conditio