Hello Lacrosse Fans,
Time to start the 2018 Girls Travel Lacrosse season!!! We are fortunate to have Bill Welch, Brendan Forrest, Tom Blair and Bill Spaulding as our 5th/6th grade adult coaches this year at WHS will be assisting this season.
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 - 7:30 p.m. at the Galvin Field (North Avenue)
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Landrigan FIeld
ALL HOME GAMES SHOULD BE AT LANDRIGAN FIELD
We play an (8) game schedule starting on Sunday, April 8th Our game times are on Sundays usually after 3:00 p.m. Sometimes we have an earlier game but that is not the norm. Bill and Brendan will send an e-mail 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 Bill know for the White Team and Brendan know for the Red Team if you cannot make a game or if you will be late so that they can prepare the game roster accordingly. You will be able to view the game schedule soon. They will send you the link. Take a look at the mbgll.org website for more girls lacrosse information.
Bill's cell number is 617-306-1706 and Brendan's cell number is 617-592-3398. They will carry their cell phones to practices and games. If during a practice or game you need to call your daughter please call Bill or Brendan on their cell phone. NO CELL PHONES ARE ALLOWED TO BE CHECKED TO TAKE/MAKE CALLS DURING PRACTICE OR DURING GAMES. BEFORE PRACTICE STARTS THEY CAN CALL YOU, BUT ONCE PRACTICE OR A GAME STARTS THE CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF AND PUT AWAY.
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 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 22nd - Grades 1-8
Pasta Party - March 23rd - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - All Girls Travel Teams Grades 1-8
First Game - Sunday, April 8th
Memorial Day, Sunday, May 27th - No Games
Last Game - Sunday, June 10th - Jamboree with Melrose at Melrose
MBGLL Jamboree - Saturday, June 16th
Make sure to check the wakefieldlacrosse.net site for Girls Travel updates/news.
Also, for those of you who need to buy equipment:
Play It Again
Borrow from friends
If you would like to take a look at this year's Girls rules, it can be found here: