Train like an athlete, eat like a nutritionist, sleep like a baby, win like a champion.
And, we're off! Officially. With the SAYLL Jamboree tomorrow morning, all of our teams will have hit the field as of this weekend. All fields are open. So next week, Upper Shaw's Lane, Fisk Field @ DHS, Bellamy Fields @ DHS, and the County Courthouse fields will be in full use. With any luck, the fields will get lined this weekend. Want to help? Call Neal at 285-2783.
Whether it's a practice, a home game, or an away game, please leave your area neat and free of trash. Remember, each of us represents COCHECO LACROSSE. Make us proud. Also, remember to bring more water than you think you'll need. Proper hydration goes a long way to playing well and recovering quickly.
Parents, grandparents, siblings who get dragged along: one sideline is for the teams; all spectators belong on the opposite sideline. Unless you're manning the scorer's table, but that means you can only cheer on the inside.
YES! Registration is still open for MINIs and 1st through 4th grade. Please recruit!
-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 collection: 1-2 days in June; 3 hours each time.
This year's big change: NHYLA has made the move to slotting teams by grade, rather than age. YEAH! So instead of U9, U11, U13 and U15, teams will be First and Second grades, Third and Fourth, Fifth and Sixth grades, and finally, Seventh and Eighth grades.
LEAGUE POLICY: no lax balls allowed inside any house, anywhere. We also recommend avoiding windows and vinyl siding. 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. DOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL boys are welcome to join the DHS team every Saturday afternoon for a free clinic. 4:00-5:30 Also, Houlagans offers a Sunday league in Hampton and Monday night skills sessions at Berwick Academy, (options for boys and girls of various ages). GIRLS: check out York's indoor arena for pre-season opportunities. All of these are great opportunities. GO, COCHECO!
The on-line store is always OPEN! Cocheco gear makes a great gift.
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Monday evening, June 27 from 5:30 until 7:30, Cocheco Lacrosse will be at the Strafford County Courthouse fields. This is our year-end event. It's fun and relaxed, while still being important. We're bundling lots of things into one night. Please read through for all the details:
1) Want that deposit check returned? Bring your laundered uniform! Visit the UNIFORM table at any time during the evening.
2) Leave your sticks at home, but find a station and try your best at some special games.
3) Ice cream, anyone? We'll provide one for each person in attendance. Each player needs to bring a COLD 6-pack of the drink of their choice. Yes, water counts. Finally, one member of each team should provide a cooler with ice in lieu of the actual drinks.
4) About 6:30, there will be some formal remarks for everyone, then we'll break into teams for comments from coaches. For the first/second and third/fourth teams, this is whatever your team wants. For the older players, there will be some special recognition. Each 5/6 and 7/8 team will present awards for two players:
Remember one of our main goals here at Cocheco Lacrosse is to ensure each player is better than when the season started. While a lot of that is achieved through the hardwork and dedication of each of our coaches, it ultimately comes down to players who work hard at every practice, every game, and on their own, while being coachable. So the first award is the COACHES' AWARD for Most Improved Player.
The second requires input from the players. Equally important to improving your lax skills is improving your team with your soft skills. Soft skills are the way you handle yourself with your team, as well as how you work with your team that makes your team better. So each player will vote for the teammate who best exemplifies being a teammate.
In order to complete the trophies in time, VOTES MUST be in to your coaches by this Friday. Again, this is for the 5/6 and 7/8 teams.
Finally, every spring, Dover Recreation annually presents the Heyliger Award to each program's outstanding volunteer. Parents, coaches, players: Think over this past season and submit the name of one person who goes above and beyond in contributing their time and efforts to Cocheco Lax for 2016. There will be a box on the uniform table for voting.
Put down your game controller & pick up your stick. It’s time to battle for real!
This instructional camp is designed to introduce the game of lacrosse to newcomers, as well as to fine-tune the skills of experienced players and give them the ability to compete and be successful at the increasingly competitive youth level.
Our camp has full use of UNH's state-of-the-art Student Rec Field. This surface is a superb all-weather field that will allow our camp to utilize up to 3 full fields.
For more information, including coaching staff, and to register, go to www.nhlaxcamp.com.
Houlagan Lacrosse will be hosting a boy's lacrosse summer skills clinic series Tuesday evenings at Berwick Academy in South Berwick, ME.
Our clinics are unique in that each clinic will focus specifically on one or more fundamental lacrosse skills. Each skill will be broken down into a few basic (and coachable) elements, and then will be taught through explanation, demonstration, and drills. As we build from week to week, we will recap what we have learned, introduce new skill elements, and play some "small-ball" to get the kids playing fast and smart.
I am reaching out to see if you would share our offerings with your parents & players.
A little bit about our club and why we are here:
We are the only area summer club team who brings in former area players (local) and provides them an opportunity to share their knowledge and love of the game with your daughters. We employ current college players over the summer months which helps those girls directly and helps our youth programs grow and thrive.
We continually strive to support the local lacrosse community by way of free youth leagues, free coaching clinics, free player skills sessions in the fall, etc. Our registrations will close on Monday.
It's time to think summer lacrosse! Don't miss out on a FUN 6 weeks of summer lacrosse, tournaments,friendships, and all around GIRL GROWTH:)
Another season is upon us and I’d like to share some exciting news. NHYLA is pleased to announce that we are once again partnering with Play4TheCure™, the sports fundraising platform of the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR). This season, we are joining with other leagues across New England, and the Boston Cannons, to raise funds for cancer research at Mass. General Hospital – 100% of funds raised will go to the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Haber, Director of the MGH Cancer Center.
The theme for this year is Unity, as in we’re all in this together – NHYLA, NFCR, the Cannons, MGH, CBS Radio, and the New England business community – uniting the lacrosse community to make a difference. This is a season-long effort so I need your help getting the word out to all coaches and parents. Our goal is $10,000 and we hope to celebrate meeting our goal when we gather in June for the NHYLA Festival. We have received $2,500 from Eastern Bank to kick off our fundraising.
Please have your coaches share this link with parents and SHARE! Let’s unite the NHYLA community and remember the kids can only do so much. Imagine if every family could contribute just $10, we could raise over $60,000 for cancer research in the laboratory.
We’ve all been affected by cancer at some level – please help spread the word that NHYLA is giving back to something bigger than the game. I've kicked off the donations on the site, please come join me.
Houlagan Lacrosse and Berwick Academy are pleased to present
Rising Generations Lacrosse School Fundamentals and Skills Camps
Boys & Girls
Entering Grades 3-5
This 4-day morning only camp is designed for the beginner and intermediate player who is looking to master the fundamentals and advance to position and team play.
Who: Boys & Girls grades 3-5
Where: Berwick Academy
When: June 27-30
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Boys & Girls
Entering Grades 6-8
This 4-day camp is designed for players looking to take their individual skills to the next level through intense small group instruction.
Who: Boys & Girls grades 6-8
Where: Berwick Academy
When: June 27-30, lunch included
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Camp enrollment will be limited to the first 100 Boys and 50 Girls
to ensure a 10-1 camper to coach ratio.
Camp staff includes former college players and coaches from Duke, Boston College, Colby College, Le Moyne College, University of New Hampshire, Eastern Connecticut College, Tufts, St. Michael's College, St. Anselm College, University of New England.
You can't beat this value, so register today to make sure you do not miss out.
All League participants will enjoy this year's additions and changes!
All Games held at the TURF Facility at BERWICK ACADEMY!!
COLLEGE COACH CLINIC to kick off the summer season, with GUEST COACHES from NATIONAL CHAMPIONS TUFTS; ENDICOTT, SPRINGFIELD, HARVARD, and BROWN, as well as PROFESSIONAL LACROSSE PLAYERS from MLL/CANNONS, and HEAD COACH SEAN QUIRK of the BOSTON CANNONS!
All league players and their parents will be invited to an OPEN HOUSE with a SEPARATE PLAYERS-ONLY and PARENTS-ONLY RECRUITING/COLLEGE SEARCH SEMINAR!
All Star End-of-Season Game!
All of the clinic/admissions/recruiting/All Star events will be held at the beautiful, ocean-side campus of Endicott College! A great opportunity to check off your "college" visit list and explore their summer lax camps!