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DICK's Sporting Goods
by posted 03/25/2020

 

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. 

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Hello,

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:

WHAT: 20% your total purchase offer valid on www.dickssportinggoods.com

WHEN: Valid Thursday, March 26th until 11:59PT

HOW:  enter SPORTS2020 at checkout

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.

ENTER:  SPORTS2020 at checkout

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Kristen Kjellman Girls Camp at STA, Dover
by posted 02/24/2020

PRO LACROSSE CAMPS DETAILS

Dover, NH

Saint Thomas Aquinas

High School

July 20-22, 2020

Kristen Kjellman's Career Highlights

Team USA Midfielder (2006-2009) 

* 2009 World Champion, All-World Team 

Northwestern University (2004-2007)

* 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)

                    Goalies Welcome!

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).

Ages: 7-18

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
5th-6th graders
7th-8th graders
9th-12th graders

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.

https://www.prolacrossecamps.com/new-hampshire-girls-details

 

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Becoming an OFFICIAL
by posted 01/07/2020

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 officiate. 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 wdemers@comcast.net or call at 603-778-8411. Wayne Wayne M. Demers NHYLA Youth Officials Coordinator 603-778-8411 wdemers@comcast.net
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REGISTRATION is OPEN for 2020
by posted 01/07/2020

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.
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2020 Season is Fast Approaching: DETAILS
by posted 12/03/2019

Registration will open shortly. ~~~ REFEREE TRAINING: OPTION 1) is 5 Thursday nights starting January 30, 6:00-8:30 (both boys and girls games). OPTION 2) 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
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GIRLS GAME: Updated Rules 2019
by posted 04/29/2019

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u06l8t-kmEU

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Food for thought (calorie-free!)
by posted 04/11/2019

https://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/video/why-its-important-play-other-kids-are-same-age

 

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.

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EQUIPMENT NEEDS
by posted 03/11/2018

GIRLS must have:

Girl's stick

eye cage

mouth guard, neither white nor clear

uniform (supplied by Cocheco)

cleats

 

BOYS must have:

Boy's stick

Helmet

mouth guard, neither white nor clear

shoulder pads

elbow pads

gloves (with a gauntlet to protect their wrists)

protective cup

uniform (supplied by Cocheco)

cleats

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GIRLS Rules Cheat Sheet
by posted 04/06/2017

 Girls

Grades 1/2 or 8U - Short Field 

Grades 3/4 or 10U – Short Field

Players – 7 versus 7 of which one can be a goalie.   Goals may not be upside down

Players – 7 versus 7 of which one can be a goalie.   Goals may not be upside down

Field – 60-70 yds by 30-40 yds.  (roughly half of regulation)

Field – 60-70 yds by 30-40 yds. (roughly half of regulation)

Halves start with draw – after a goal, the team that was scored on gets the ball on the goal line extended.  All players 4m away.

Halves start with draw – after goal, draw

Three players allowed at draw.  All others to be below 8m arc until after possession.

Markings – Goal Circle, Goal line, 8m arc and Center line – used as restraining line with one back (plus goalie) 

*some fields will have a draw circle

Markings – Goal Circle, Goal line, 8m arc and Center line – used as restraining line with one back (plus goalie) 

*some fields will have a draw circle

Regulation or soft ball.  Eyewear and mouthguard required.

Regulation or soft ball.  Eyewear and mouthguard required.

Goals – 4x4 OR 6’ by 6’

Goals – 4 x 4' OR  6’ by 6’

20-minute halves, running time; No OT

20-minute halves, running time; No OT

Two time outs per game

Two time outs per game

No scoreboard; ref keeps time

No scoreboard; ref keeps time

One Pass Rule (at least)

One Pass Rule (at least)

Cards are not used.  Player might be asked to leave field briefly (for coach discussion) and be replaced.

NO CONTACT.  Intentional or dangerous contact and unsporting conduct are major fouls and player is off field for short time and replaced.

Carded Players might leave field (for coach discussion) and must be replaced.

 

 NO CONTACT – excessive contact cardable

One official required, two recommended.

One coach may be on the field for coaching,

One officials required, two recommended.

Coach on field if lots of newbies.  Cover in pre-game meeting.

Youth Rules
a. Contested ball by two players only.  Third player results in ball being awarded by alternate possession
b. 1 on 1 defense only
c. 3-seconds closely guarded results in a turnover
d. Players may not kick the ball nor cover the ball.  Flicking is allowed, but cross must be vertical.

Youth Rules
a. Contested ball by two players only.  Third player results in ball being awarded by alternate possession
b. 1 on 1 defense only 
c. 3-seconds closely guarded results in a turnover
d. Players may not kick the ball nor cover the ball.  Flicking is allowed, but cross must be vertical.

 

Girls
 

 

12U

14U

 

Players – 12 versus 12 including Goalie

Players – 12 versus 12 including Goalie

 

Field – Regulation: 

60-70' x 90-100'

Field – Regulation: 

60-70' x 90-100'

 

Markings – All Standard HS, including draw circle with line, 8 arc and 12m fan

Markings – All Standard HS, including draw circle with line, 8 arc and 12m fan 

 

Modified checking

Modified checking

 

Offsides:  5 players behind line when ball in offensive end, 4 players behind when ball is in defensive end.

Offsides:  5 players behind line when ball in offensive end, 4 players behind when ball is in defensive end.

 

 

Halves start with draw – after goal, draw.  Mercy Rule Applies at 4 goals.

Players below restraining line may not cross until possession is established.

Halves start with draw – after goal, draw.  Mercy Rule Applies at 4 goals.

Players below restraining line may not cross until possession is established.

 

 

Regulation ball.  Eyewear and mouthguard required.

Regulation ball.  Eyewear and mouthguard required.

 

Goals – as high school 6’ by 6’

Goals – as high school 6’ by 6’

 

One Pass Rule

No Pass Rule

 

25-minute halves, running time

Two (2) three-minute sudden death overtimes.

25-minute halves, stopped time only for last two minutes

Two (2) three-minute sudden death overtimes.

 

Two time outs per game

Two time outs per game

 

Two officials required

Two officials required for full field; one must be adult-rated or above.

 

Keep score using time keeper and score keeper at table

Keep score using time keeper and score keeper at table

 

Carded Player leaves field.  Team plays short 2 minutes for yellow and duration of game for red.

Carded Player leaves field. Team plays short 2 minutes for yellow and duration of game for red.

 

Players may kick the ball to move, but not to score.

Players may kick the ball.

         

 

4.3.2. Pass Rule only applies to 8U, 10U, and 12U.  One attempted pass is required after the ball and the ball carrier completely cross their respective offensive restraining line before a shot can be taken at the goal.  An additional pass is not required until the ball leaves the offensive side of the field beyond the restraining line.  If a shot is taken before the pass is attempted, it is considered a goal circle violation and the ball is awarded to the goal keeper.

 

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Girls Headgear is Optional
by posted 12/13/2016

Please read through.  Copied from the USLax website, hoping to answer more questions than I create.  The short of it is that headgear for girls is optional for all youth players this year; but, it is expected to be mandatory for the 2018 season.  So if you buy, check that what you purchase will still meet next season's standards.  Key note is that some headgear incorporates eye protection, too, so what she'll be most comfortable in over the long-term is an important consideration.  Will provide more specifics asap!  Lisa   

Women's Lacrosse Headgear FAQs

Points of Emphasis

  • The use of headgear is optional in girls' and women's lacrosse.
  • Any headgear used after January 1, 2017 must meet the ASTM standard, F3137.
  • The ASTM standard, F3137, is a performance standard, not a design standard.
  • Product designs will likely vary from one manufacturer to another.
  • Products must provide full coverage of the head.
  • Products must be worn with required ASTM women’s lacrosse eyewear.
  • There must be marking on both the packaging and product that states that the headgear conforms to ASTM standard F3137.

What does the standard mean?
The ASTM standard is the first-ever performance standard for women’s lacrosse headgear, developed to help reduce impact forces associated with stick and ball contact in women’s lacrosse.

Will the new headgear prevent concussions?
The headgear standard was developed to decrease ball- and stick-to-head impact force. No headgear or helmet in any sport has been proven to prevent concussions.

Is the use of headgear required?
No. Headgear remains optional in the US Lacrosse Youth Rule Book and in the USL/NFHS Rule Book.

When will this headgear be available?
Headgear products have begun to be available in the marketplace, as of September 2016. US Lacrosse has created an online listing for headgear models that have submitted a passing report in compliance with ASTM standard F3137.

What does this mean for the 2016 season?
During the remainder of 2016, both current soft headgear allowable under the 2016 rules and any headgear that meets the ASTM standard will be legal for play. US Lacrosse encourages parents, program administrators and athletic directors to contact the manufacturer of gear already purchased for information on compliance to the new standard.

Will the new headgear be soft?
ASTM standard F3137 is not a soft headgear standard and the standard itself makes no mention of the word "soft." However, the testing protocol does require that the product meets a certain flexibility to insure that players who are wearing the product do not injure those who are not.

How much will the new headgear products cost?
Products vary in cost and design. Please contact the headgear manufacturers for more information.

What will the headgear look like?
The ASTM standard requires the headgear to fully cover the head, thus precluding the use of head band type products currently used by some players. All headgear must be worn with required eyewear, and some headgear models have integrated eyewear. The standard has two options, allowing manufacturers to make their headgear with eyewear implemented or a product that is compatible with various eyewear products currently on the market.

For further inquiries, please contact Caitlin Kelley, Women's Game Senior Manager at US Lacrosse, at .

Helpful Link from Cascade and Hummingbird  ... not endorsing, just FYI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR1t99TPRyw Please don't hesitate to reach out and speak to our customer service team at 1-800-537-1702 Monday - Friday 9am-5pm (EST). Cascade

https://www.hummingbirdsports.com/blog/

 

 
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Officials' Hand Signals -- BOYS GAME
by posted 05/02/2016


Being familiar with these will increase your LaxIQ and greatly increase your enjoyment of every game. Naturally, they differ between the boys and girls games.

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Officials' Hand Signals - GIRLS GAME
by posted 05/02/2016


Being familiar with these increases your LaxIQ and will greatly increase your enjoyment of every game.

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Food for Thought
by posted 03/30/2016

These require zero talent:

 1.  Being on time

 2.  Work ethic

 3.  Effort

 4.  Body Language

 5.  Energy

 6.  Attitude

 7.  Passion

 8.  Being coachable

 9.  Doing extra

10.  Being prepared

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