Parents, below is the program options for the Fall & Winter.
FALL Session - Boys: Grades 3rd thru 8th
We will again have a clinic for the 3rd and 4th grade boys focusing on stick skills and team play on Saturday afternoons (Time TBD) at Tibbetts Field in Yonkers. This should start on September 12th and run until November 7th. They will also play in the Gobbler Games Lacrosse Tournament on November 21st @ John Jay HS. Waiting to hear back from Yonkers Parks & Recreation regarding confirmation.
The 5th and 6th boys have been invited to play in the Scarsdale Fall league on Sunday afternoons. If your son would like to play please let me know ASAP. They will also play in the Gobbler Games Lacrosse Tournament on November 21st @ John Jay HS.
The 7th and 8th grade boys are fielding a team in the Top Side Fall league held at SUNY Purchase on Sunday evenings. We are fully subscribed for that team. If you would like to get on the waiting list please send me an email. They will also play in the No Man Down Jamboree on November 15th @ Byram Hills HS.
FALL Session - Girls: Grades 3rd thru 8th
I am working on having a clinic for the 3rd and 4th grade girls this fall. It will focus on stick skills and team play. I am trying to make sure we have enough field space and demand.
Should have some clarity shortly.
The 5th and 6th girls are participating in the Top Side Fall league held at SUNY Purchase on Sunday mornings. We are currently fully subscribed. If your daughter would like to play I will put you on the waiting list. They will also play in the Gobbler Games Lacrosse Tournament on November 22nd @ John Jay HS.
The 7th and 8th grade girls are participating in the Top Side Fall league held at SUNY Purchase on Sunday morning/afternoon. If your daughter would like to play please send me an email ASAP. They will also play in the No Man Down Jamboree on November 15th @ Byram Hills HS.
1st & 2nd Grade Boys & Girls at Bronxville High School
3rd thru 8th Grade Boys & Girls at the Sports Underdome in Mt. Vernon
We will again have the Saturday skills and drills session at the Underdome again this Winter. The first Saturday is December 5th between 10:00am & 1:00pm. It is expected to last ~ 10 weeks.
The 1st & 2nd grade boys and girls clinics will be held at the Bronxville School on Saturday’s as well. The dates and time are TBD. I expect for it to run ~ 10 weeks.
Registration will open up in mid-September.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
I wanted to share this note that was sent to me by a dear friend who started coaching youth lax. By way of background he was a High School All American and was a 2x All American at Johns Hopkins. Apologies in advance for the profanity.
"I swear I am the most competitive person in the world (I know everyone says that), but the emphasis on winning is a total effing joke. It’s really, really bad in the world of youth lacrosse. The way I coach my kids teams is, “Guys, I am going to develop the shtt out of you, you are going to play the game so that you have a real chance to be good and if we win or lose so be it.” I want my kids to play like a mini-college team and move the ball around. I want everyone to participate. There are so many idiots out there that just want to win. They give the ball to the biggest kid and he bulls around and scores, but the offense looks like total crap. Yet the parents are stoked. Parents all over the country completely undervalue development and instruction and just want to win."
Bill Belichick raves about incentivizing the hustle plays: “It’s the dirty work that doesn’t really show up on the stat sheet at the end of the game. It makes the difference between winning and losing.”