ONE - HANDED STICK CHECKS & ENJOYING GAMES FROM THE SIDELINE OPP
Coaches, Parents, & Players...
There are 2 things I would like to bring to everyone's attention:
Effective immediately - one - handed stick checks are illegal for grades K thru 7.
One - handed stick checks are often out of control and usually the result of poor defensive footwork. Players should be encouraged to play defense with their feet first!
The 8th grade abides by NFHS (high school) rules, where one - handed stick checks are allowed. Therefore, they are legal at the 8th grade level.
Effective immediately - any parents, siblings, other WYL players, or friends not coaching, and/or helping administer the game must watch the game from the sideline opposite the bench areas.
While we certainly appreciate everyone's enthusiasm, our players need to focus on their coaches and the game at hand. Having parents, siblings, other WYL players, or friends in and around the bench area is distracting to our players and coaches.
In addition, while enjoying the game from opposite sideline, please resist the urge to "coach". It can create confusion amongst the players, as your "suggestions" may conflict with their coaches instruction.