Only the 7/8 girls roster is at issue. As long as you're registering for another team - or MINIs - please register. If your daughter is 7th- or 8th-grade, please send me an email. If we get enough to field a team, we'll open registration for that team. firstname.lastname@example.org
YES! Registration for the 2017 season is now open. Kindergarten or pre-school: try MINIs on Saturday mornings. First- through 8th-grade: register for team play. Questions? FAQ in the vertical menu to the left. Spread the word. For more timid kids in the first grade: try MINIs this year. Timid covers: not sure about team play, not sure about lacrosse so hesitant to buy all that equipment, or time constraints. Your call.
-For each home game, two people need to man the scorer's table to keep time and track penalties. See your coach or team manager. TIME: 1-4 times during the season (home games), 90 minutes each time.
-Team Manager: see your coach for what your team needs. This is one of those jobs that takes an hour during the week, then you're done when the season is over.
-Field maintenance: there are big parts to this and little parts. Please contact Neal Stacy to discuss your interest level and time availability. For example, line whole fields or just use spray paint to touch up the crease and mid-lines on days when we have back-to-back home games.
-Board positions: current president and secretary will need to be replaced after the season. Please talk with Micheal Gallipo or Lisa Stacy regarding these jobs. Also, we have 3 open, at-large positions to fill. Monthly meetings and whatever ad hoc or committee assignments you wish. NHYLA Liaison: monthly meetings in Manchester, then report to the board. SAYLL Liaison: occasional meetings (lots done by email); report to the board.
-Uniform distribution and/or collection: 1-2 days in April and/or June; 3 hours each time.
LEAGUE POLICY: no lax balls allowed inside any house, anywhere. Avoiding windows and vinyl siding is just plain smart. Backyard sheds are available at the discretion of the homeowner. Pre-season skill sessions/league play is recommended. If not possible, use free time to play catch, practice cradling, and get in some conditioning workouts. A half-hour show is a great time to jog in place or do toe touches. All pre-season opportunities are broadcast as they come across the desk. GO, COCHECO!
The on-line store is always OPEN! Cocheco gear makes a great gift.
TO MODIFY your record: click 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 help, send your question to:
Registration or uniform refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis. USLax membership is non-refundable. Please contact our treasurer, Kris Cook @ .
Financial assistance is available. Please contact Kris Cook @ to apply.
Equipment assistance is available. Please contact Neal Stacy @ email@example.com.
LEVEL I certification is required for all head coaches. It is recommended that all assistant coaches also complete, particularly for those occasions when the head coach is not at the field. Please take notice of whether a session is for the girls or boys game and Level I or Level II.
LEVEL II certification is entirely optional, but focuses on coaching kids who have a decent grasp of the basics and are ready for more complex parts of the game.
Positive Coaching Alliance is the component geared toward utilizing words and approaches that help coaches create a constructive and fun environment for all team members. This practice is built into each clinic.
Following is a listing of the closest clinics. Please go to www.USLacrosse.org to register, for pricing, and to see the complete list of clinics -- in case one matches up with your travel schedule. Most clinics are 9:00-4:00. Cocheco will reimburse every coach for the clinic fee. Please submit a copy of your certificate to Kris Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org for a check.
Houlagans' free clinic was moved to Saturday, March 11.
Sean Houlahan, of Houlagans Lacrosse and St. Thomas Boys Lacrosse, will be hosting his annual clinic for players and coaches. This is free to boys, girls and coaches, but there will be a registration form so they know what numbers to expect. Times are as follows. 90 minutes on-field for players and coaches, then 30-minute sessions for just coaches. Separate sessions for the girls and boys games.
Please use the link to register. Coaches and players, it's almost spring!
This came in from Dave Pelletier, girls ref coordinator.
Every season, it's an adventure to schedule refs for all the games. This is a terrific opportunity to learn even more about the game -- and get $$$. Interested? Details below - Lisa Stacy
SUBJ: WOMEN'S LACROSSE TRAINING
Hi, Everyone -
Hope you are all having good new year. Training dates and times have been established for the lacrosse training. It will be at the NHIAA building @ 251 Clinton St, Concord, NH 03301
Dates and times are either:
o Thursday (March 9, 16 & 23) 5:30 – 8:00 PM OR
o Sunday (March 5, &19) will be 9:00 AM to 12:00.
You are getting this email as some time in the past you or someone you know are interested in either the adult training or youth training. The cost for training is $80 for adults and $60 for youth. Please complete the Registration Form found here
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 email@example.com.
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