Hello Lacrosse Fans,
Time to start the 2017 Girls Travel Lacrosse season!!! We are fortunate to have Dave Belanger, Ken Graham and Debbie Tremblay as our adult coaches and Gabbie Brown, Caroline Capistran, Izzy Fortier, Katherine Maloney and Sam Yandell players from Wakefield High School. They will be at all the practice and games.
I have just a few rules for the girls that I expect from them and all the coaches as well:
1. Follow safety rules at ALL TIMES!!!!
2. They respect their teammates/coaches and the opposing teams’ coaches, players and the referees.
3. NO GIRL at any time may walk home or leave the practice area. Each girl MUST enter a car with an adult in the parking lot of the practice area. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
4. Every girl should show up to practices and games to play with the proper equipment and uniform.
5. They come to have a lot of fun!!
Each girl should have the following equipment for each practice and each game:
1. GIRLS lacrosse stick
2. eye protection - cage is probably the best choice
3. COLORED mouth guard - MANDATORY - nothing hanging out of the mouth
5. Girls lacrosse gloves (OPTIONAL) they offer a bit of protection
6. water bottle or two
g. hand warmers for those frigid practices (practices only) (OPTIONAL)
h. NO JEWELRY ALLOWED AT ANYTIME - ESPECIALLY GAMES!!!! NO EXCEPTIONS AT ALL!!!
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Place: Galvin Field (North Avenue)
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Place: Landrigan Field
ALL HOME GAMES SHOULD BE AT LANDRIGAN FIELD
We play an (8) game schedule starting on Sunday, April 2nd. Our game times are on Sundays usually after 12:00 noon. An e-mail will be sent out each week with the arrival time, game time and game location. The arrival time will be at least 30 minutes prior to the game. This will give the goalies time to suit up and all players time to warm up.
For those of you who have never seen girls lacrosse before, it is completely different from boys lacrosse. There is no contact in girls lacrosse - except at the 7th/8th grade level which has a modified check of the stick - and there are different rules. It is closer to the pure lacrosse the Native Americans once played.
Please let Dave Belanger know if you cannot make a game for the White Team or Debbie Tremblay for the Red Team or if you will be late so that we can prepare the game roster accordingly. You will be able to view the game schedule soon. I will send you the link. Take a look at the mbgll.org website for more girls lacrosse information.
Dave's cell phone number is 617-835-3329. He will have his cell phone at all practices and games. Debbie's cell phone number is 781-264-4500.
We will have (2) 3rd/4th grade teams this year. For the first few practices a few High School girls and I will do a skills evaluation with the girls to form our two equal teams.
Wakefield is fortunate to have new TURF fields that we need to show some love. We are asking that ONLY WATER IS BROUGHT TO THE FIELDS. NO FOOD OR ANY OTHER FORM OF DRINK. If we all take care of our new fields we will have them for a long time!!!
If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 781-245-7734 or e-mail me. I look forward to FUN lacrosse season with you and most especially your girls!!!
Dates To Remember
Pre-Season Practice - Thursday, March 30th - Grades 1-8
Pasta Party - Friday, March 24th - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. All Girls Travel Teams Grades 1-8
First Game - Sunday, April 2nd
Memorial Day, Sunday, May 28th - No Games
Last Game - Sunday, June 4th - Jamboree with Melrose at Melrose
MBGLL Jamboree - Saturday, June 10th
Make sure to check the wakefieldlacrosse.net site for Girls Travel updates/news.
Also, for those of you who need to buy equipment:
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