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Lax Parents!

WYL is starting a new Fall/Winter skills training program.  Some program info is below.  There is additional information when you click on the REGISTER tab above.  We hope to see you out there.  

WHEN?

The program will run from Mid-October until the end of February.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Enrollment includes:  1 skills practice per week (during the weeks we practice); option to attend any and all of our speed lacrosse sessions; and a dry wick long-sleeve WYL shirt (to be roughly on the date of the first practice). 

Grass Field Skills Practice Sessions

1-2nd Grade (Wednesdays)

Skills Practices on Ginn Field at 4:15PM (75 minutes)

October: 11th, 18th, 25th

November:  1st, 8th

[3-5th will practice simultaneously, but separately]

3-5th Grade (Wednesdays)

Skills Practices on Ginn Field at 4:15PM (75 minutes)

October:  11th, 18th, 25th

November:  1st, 8th

[1-2nd will practice simultaneously, but separately]

**NOTE: 6th Graders able to drop in (instead of attending the Sunday practice)

6-8th Grade (Sundays)

Skills Practices on Ginn Field at 12:30PM (90 Minutes)

October:  15th, 22nd, 29th

November:  5th, 11th

AFTER NOVEMBER 11TH, WE PLAN TO MAINTAIN THESE TIMES, BUT PRACTICES WILL MOVE TO MANCHESTER FIELD (THE TURF).

WE PLAN TO REMAIN OUTDOORS UNTIL ROUGHLY THANKSGIVING (WITH THE OPTION TO MOVE INSIDE IF THE ICE AGE STARTS EARLY).  AFTER THANKSGIVING WE WILL MOVE TO BOYLES GYM AND/OR THE HIGH SCHOOL GYM BASED ON THE PRACTICE PLAN AND THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS.

Speed Lacrosse Sessions

What is speed lax?  Easiest way to think about it - it is 3 x 3 or 4 x 4 pick-up lacrosse WITHOUT ANY CONTACT.  Think pick-up basketball compared to an actual 5 on 5 hoops game.

See here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvps9yr_fZE

Initially planned speed lax session will run at 2PM on Ginn Field immediately after the 6th – 8th skills practice ends.  Teams will be established based on who shows up. 

October:  15th, 29th

November:  5th, 19th

We will move to the turf for November 19th; then move to the HS Gym for December-February sessions (dates TBD).

SACHEM SKILLS GOALS AND CONCEPTS

  • High level, we want the boys to show up for Spring lacrosse as better players than they were in June of 2017.
  • We want to allow kids to improve during the “off season”.  Many of our boys play Club lax, this program is meant to serve as an alternative to Club lax.
  • Coaches will set improvement goals for each participant, with input from the kids themselves.
  • Encourage the kids to work toward their goals at home (ex., work on cradling; find a wall for wall ball).
  • We will have periodic (fun) competitions using skills courses based on the biggest improvements (not skills alone).
  • Periodically access how each kid is doing, and supplement goals as needed.

COACHES – We are excited about the crop of coaches that will be helping for this program.  We will have coaches that help coach the high school team, as well as coaches that just graduated from top D1 programs helping out.

Parents of 1st-5nd Graders – For obvious reasons, we would like parents on hand for these sessions.  Our coaches will be there, but a parental presence will be important to help and to keep order.  Please consider volunteering to help out.  You do not need to show up for each skills session.  Any help, even 1 practice, is greatly appreciated.  Parents that can help for more than 1 practice will get their own WYL shirt.  Thanks in advance.

Winchester Youth Lax

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