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REGISTER now -- prax starts next month!

 

Registration is OPEN for Spring Lacrosse.  Still room on most teams for a few more players! 

Players:  Register NOW.  Practices will start indoors in March. 

Spread the word to your friends, classmates, and neighbors. 

All players of all abilities are welcome. 

www.cochecolacrosse.org

 

Officials:  register for training and/or renewal NOW.  Games are available on Saturdays and Sundays.  Kids at least 15 as of April 1 this year and adults are eligible.  For more details,

www.NHYLA.org   Click on DOCUMENTS, then OFFICIALS

 

Coaches:  returning, ready to commit, or kinda curious?  Trainings are currently available online.  Get started now!  Background check is included in the price of your USALacrosse membership -- and Cocheco will reimburse your cost any season that you coach :  )        Additionally, coaches Rules Interpretations meetings will be happening in March. 

www.usalacrosse.com

 

Various dates will be added to the general calendar shortly.  Watch for upcoming board meetings, parent meetings, and more!

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MINIS for Pre-School & Kindergarten
Cocheco MINIs is our developmental program for preschool and kindergarten boys and girls, as well as first-graders who aren't quite ready for team play.  It was universally felt that while our youngest players really enjoyed practices, games were a little much for them and did very little to improve their skills. 

-Saturday morning skills sessions run an hour and introduce the skills and concepts needed for team play.  The field is behind the Strafford County Courthouse.

-MINIs is co-ed and requires only a mouthguard and sneakers, even for the boys. 

-Stick, foam ball, and a t-shirt are provided.

$60 gets you in the mix:  $25 to Cocheco Lacrosse and $35 for a membership with USLax. 

-Register by April 1.  Sessions run April 16 through June 12.

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Have questions:  scroll through the FAQ section. 

Still have questions:  call Adam Hughes (boys) at 603-781-9392   or   Lisa Stacy (girls) at 603-767-3290

Please, make the effort 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!

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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!

 

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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: lmnn@stacy.net. (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 lmnn@stacy.net 

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 @ kkcook@comcast.net.

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