There will be no team activities until further notice. Apologies for the system notices. They are automatic, but should not go out again until we have good news.
In the meantime, tennis balls make for great practice: pass and catch with both hands and groundballs in the driveway. Cardio while watching a movie -- or outside with adult approval. Keep busy. Please, please, please, wash your hands and mind the public health recommendations. Lacrosse will be back before we know it!
The Girls 5/6 and 3/4 teams need a few more players.
The WAIT LIST is only for the Boys 3rd- and 4th-grade (u10) roster.
General questions that can't wait for the Parent Meeting, call the respective VP.
Adam Hughes (boys) at 603-781-9392 or Lisa Stacy (girls) at 603-767-3290
Indoor and regular season outdoor practice schedules have been posted for the girls teams and will be up shortly for the boys. See you all tomorrow night -- unless you're not feeling well. There won't be room for 6' between us, so let's make sure to wave to say hello. Save the warm handshakes for another day. The meeting will be done no later than 7:30. Please, make an effort to attend - and find a way to volunteer at least one hour between now and the end of the season. There are LOTS of little tasks. Many hands make light work!
REGISTRATION for 2020 is OPEN! Please keep an eye out for off-season opportunities to get a stick in your hand. Shortly, we will release the dates and locations for indoor practices. We will likely begin in early March. There is always room for kids new to lacrosse or to welcome back players who stepped away to play Cocheco Lacrosse this season. Spread the word! Early Bird discount is still available for FIRST-TIME Cocheco players. Indoor schedule to be released next week.
Practices OUTSIDE ... brrr! For all practices, players need to be on the field BY the start time. All gear on, including some layers, and ready for warmups. As our New England spring weather rages on, please be sure to check your email for any schedule changes. GAMES: Remember this is youth sports. It's about having fun, being a good teammate, and improving lax skills. At all times, be respectful to each other, to officials, and to opposing teams. Whether you're the home team or visitor, whether leaving the team bench or the fan area, clean up your stuff. GO, COCHECO!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cocheco Lacrosse is a Dover-based youth lacrosse organization serving the towns of Dover, Rochester, Somersworth, Rollinsford, and Barrington. Our season runs from March to early June with first games generally in early April. Our programs cover boys and girls preschool through-8th grade. Additional information about our programs by grade level can be found on the FAQ page. Cost for MINIs is $30, plus the $35 USLax membership. Team play for grades 1-8 is $185 OR lock in the Early Bird price of $150 by making a deposit before February 15.
MODIFY your record: login in the upper right corner. Enter your email address and password. Your family record will show. Use this to add or change an email address, and to register. If you need more info, send your question to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Asking for help is different than having someone do it for you.)
Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.
PLAYER AWARDS: Cocheco is a development program; as such, we are not all that concerned with our teams' records. Rather, our emphasis is on ensuring players improve in measurable ways each and every season. As players and as people. MVP designations are traditionally bestowed according to data. Cocheco gives recognition for contributions that can't be so concretely measured. Our Nesman and Hitchcock awards recognize the player who works hardest at improving as a player, while Heyliger winners are recognized for being the quintessential teammate. As these character traits and habits are built over time, these acknowledgments start for players in 5th grade. The awards are given in honor of 3 men who worked so diligently to establish the Cocheco Lacrosse program: Don Heyliger, Greg Nesmann and Larry Hitchcock. Coaches will discuss these concepts with their teams. Feel free to start a conversation at home. The Dover Recreation Department holds an annual Heyliger Awards dinner. As the season goes on, please watch out for those who go above and beyond in helping make Cocheco such a terrific program for your kids and pass your suggestions along to any of our board members. A list of past winners can be found on the award tabs. If we're missing someone, please send an email to email@example.com
Registration or uniform refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis. USLax membership is non-refundable. Some financial assistance is available. Please contact our treasurer, Kris Cook @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
DICK's Sporting Goods had scheduled another special promotional weekend for this weekend. In lieu of in-store shopping, they are offering the following. Stock up on whatever fun items are needed at your house. This sale is NOT limited to lax gear.
As you may have heard, in support of the nation’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, DICK’S Sporting Goods has temporarily closed all retail locations to foot traffic. This includes our DICK’S Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream locations.
Over the last few weeks we have received numerous requests from our valued youth sports partners to receive our traditional shop day offer in a format that allows the 20% discount to be applied on purchases via www.dickssportinggoods.com. In effort to provide you with a hassle free shopping experience, we are excited to announce the following:
Customers using the 20% offer on Thursday March 26th can have items shipped directly to their residence or elect to pick-up curbside. We sincerely wish you the best during this difficult time and luck forward to seeing you back on the playing fields soon.
* 2-time Tewaaraton Award Winner (NCAA Player of the Year) - 2006, 2007
* 3-time 1st Team All-American (2005-2007)
* 3-time American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Year (2005-2007)
* 3-time NCAA Champion (2005-2007)
Location: Saint Thomas Aquinas High School - Dover, NH Date: July 20-22, 2020 Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Cost: $395 Early Bird discount of $80 available for a short time.
Each Camper Receives:
* 18 hours of expert instruction by a staff exclusively comprised of current and former college and national team lacrosse players and coaches over the course of 3 days
* Dry fit camp t-shirt
* Reversible practice jersey
* Autographed photo of Kristen Kjellman
* Lunches provided by local restaurants (served in an indoor air conditioned facility)
* Opportunities to win prizes during daily competitions
Equipment: Each camper must supply their own lacrosse stick and protective equipment (goggles, mouthpiece and cleats).
Age Groups: Age groups are based on the grade the camper will enter the following school year.
The age groups are:
4th grade and under
Some age groups may be combined depending on enrollment size at each level.
Positions: This camp provides instruction for every position (attack, middies, defense and goalies). Goalies will have their own coaches.
Coaches: All coaches have college playing or coaching experience. It is for this reason we assign coaches to stations, not to age groups. This ensures campers will receive instruction from all of our talented coaches vs. just one.
The concentration is on instruction rather than watching/officiating scrimmages: At multiple stations per hour, we teach fundamentals and mechanics and provide drills to take away from camp to perfect these skills on your own.
Follow the link to the Staff tab to view the coaching staff. https://www.prolacrossecamps.com/new-hampshire-girls-details
Kristen Kjellman will be a full-time coach for the entire camp!
Experience: This camp is beneficial for experienced players and beginners. Because the camp is properly staffed the coaching staff can give the attention players of all skill levels deserve. Less experienced players will benefit from the focus on fundamentals. Experienced players will benefit from learning how to perfect their fundamentals from college and pro players and coaches. Perfecting fundamentals is how good players become great players.
High School Players: Most, if not all, of our camps have multiple college coaches who recruit at your club tournaments. Rather than seeing you in a club tournament at a distance for a few minutes, our camp allows exposure for 3 full days and an opportunity to get to know your personality, the strengths of your game, your athletic ability, and your work ethic. You will be given the same instruction these coaches provide their college players - your game progresses and you receive recruiting exposure.
Injuries & Health Issues: An athletic trainer will be on staff at all times to take care of any injuries that may occur. The athletic training staff is available to assist with any medication.
Water: Campers will have plenty of water breaks and are encouraged to bring their own water or sports drinks in a cooler or thermos for easy access during breaks. Water will also be provided by the athletic training staff.
Weather: The camp operates on a rain or shine policy. The camp will not be postponed or cancelled for weather related circumstances. Indoor shelter is available to the camp in the event of lightning.
Refund Policy: Refunds are not available for any reason. If a serious injury occurs prior to camp, a letter of explanation accompanied by a doctor's note may be submitted to Pro Lacrosse Camps. These requests will be considered for a tuition transfer to next year's camp.
To all interested in becoming a boy's or girl’s lacrosse official
To become a boys lacrosse official you must be 15 years of age or older by
April 1st, become a member of US Lacrosse with an Official designation
(officials membership expires on September 30th of each year), pass all
required test with an 85% or better, and attend ALL required training
sessions. Training includes 12 hours of classroom training and an additional
3 hours of on-field training. New youth officials, once approved, must
market themselves to local youth programs in order to secure youth games to
Each year returning officials must attend a 1 day (3 hours) Rules Interpretation
meeting and pass all required test with an 85% or better in order to
recertify for the upcoming year.
Cost includes an annual fee of $75 for new officials and $65 for returning
youth officials. New youth officials are also responsible for purchasing the
correct uniform and equipment required by all lacrosse officials. Uniform
and equipment specifics will be outlined in class.
There will be 2 options for the classroom trainings in 2019. The 1st option
will be 5 -- 2.5 hour classroom sessions in the Londonderry area on weeknights in
February and March. The 2nd classroom option will
be in the Wolfeboro area on 2 Sundays – 9am to 3pm in March. Attendance at all classroom
sessions (either weeknights or both Sundays) is mandatory.
On field training opportunities will be held on Sundays in late March and
early April. Dates, times, and locations for classroom and on-field
trainings will be posted on the www.nhyla.org web site once finalized.
Registration will take place in early November on the NHYLA web site. Click
on Home then Officials Registration on the drop down menu.
If you have further questions please contact me at email@example.com or
call at 603-778-8411.
Wayne M. Demers
Youth Officials Coordinator
REGISTRATION for 2020 is OPEN! Please keep an eye out for off-season opportunities to get a stick in your hand. Shortly, we will release the dates and locations for indoor practices. We will likely begin in early March. There is always room for kids new to lacrosse or to welcome back players who stepped away to play Cocheco Lacrosse this season. Spread the word! Early Bird discount ends in one month - February 8.
Registration will open shortly. ~~~
is 5 Thursday nights starting January 30, 6:00-8:30 (both boys and girls games).
2 Sundays, March 1 and 8 from 9:00-3:00
(BOYS game in Wolfeboro -- GIRLS game in Exeter)
Must be at least 15 by April 1, but open to all adults to work as Youth referees. ~~~
DICK's SPORTING GOODS days:
-February 15 +16
and March 28 + 29. ~~~
NHYLA SEASON will open Saturday, April 11 (Easter weekend) with the Festival on June 14 + 15 ~~~
SAYLL SEASON will open Saturday, April 18 and run for 6 weeks excepting Memorial Day
The following video was produced by US Lacrosse to explain the updated GIRLS rules for 2019. The presentation will cover lots of basics, so it is 45-minutes long, but you can skip around to specific chapters as you wish. Of course, it won't hurt to watch it all the way through. As with any topic, repitition can be helpful in building your LaxIQ!
Please, be very careful while you're on YouTube as there are LOTS of great videos! If this weather pattern keeps up, we're liable to get more time watching film than actual field time.
This Positive Coaching group provides a variety of podcasts available for whatever aspect of sports and life interests you. Here is one on the benefits of having your player stay with their grade level teams. Check out some others, too.