2018 SPRING LAX EQUIPMENT PICKUP DATE IS MARCH 17TH, 2018 AT THE BOX (9-11 AM)
Webster Lacrosse Club - 2018 Spring Lacrosse
Webster Lacrosse Club 2018 Spring Newsletter
Spring is right around the corner and The Webster Lacrosse Club is excited to get things started! We have taken feedback from our families and are making some changes that we feel will enhance the experience for our players and families.
The season will begin with a Kickoff Weekend March 24th and 25th run by 3d Lacrosse, a national lacrosse training organization (details below). Sessions will be held on Basket Road Turf. Schedule for Saturday, March24th: 1/2 3:00-4:00, 3/4 4:00-5:30 and 5/6 5:30-7:00. Schedule for Sunday, March25th: 1/2 10:00-11:00, 3/4 11:00-12:30 and 5/6 12:30-2:00
The regular season schedule will begin on Monday, 4/9:
Kindergartners: Monday game days, Wednesday practice day. All sessions 1 hour.
1st – 2nd: train with 3d Lacrosse on Sundays, Monday game day and Wednesday practice day. All sessions 1 hour.
3rd-4th: train with 3d Lacrosse on Sundays, Monday practice day and Wednesday game day. All sessions are 1.5 hours.
5th-6th: train with 3d Lacrosse on Sundays, Tuesday practice day and Thursday game day. All sessions are 1.5 hours.
*3d Lacrosse will be developing the plans for practice days.
Season concludes the week of June 4th.
We are also excited to announce that all boys are welcome to compete in the Cinqo de Laxo Tournament in Penfield on Sunday, May 6th. This will provide an opportunity to play against other towns and give everyone an idea of what it would be like to participate on one of our travel teams. Participation is not mandatory.
**We will have our tournament teams this spring and there will be a follow up email with details.
About 3d Lacrosse and the coaches:
“As the nation’s leading lacrosse services company, 3d Lacrosse has a unique and storied focus on training and individual player development. The 3d Methodology and our proprietary Box-Field Hybrid™ Development System create a cutting-edge environment that fosters rapid advancement of lacrosse IQ and skill.”
Dave Dobbins and Craig Lepiane will be running the training sessions. Dave is a Webster alum who has garnered many accolades as a coach. After completing his playing career at Colgate University, he spent time as the assistant varsity coach at Webster Schroeder. He then moved on to Salisbury University as an assistant coach earning the IMLCA Outstanding Assistant Coach of the Year in Division III in 2005 and helped them win National Championships in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008. He then moved on to serve as the Associate Head Coach at the Ohio State University. He currently serves as the Head Coach at St. John Fisher College in Rochester.
Craig Lepiane is a West Irondequoit graduate who was a 3-time All-American at Ithaca College. Craig served as an assistant coach at nationally recognized IMG Academy in Florida. He currently serves as an assistant coach at West Irondequoit High School.
We feel that bringing on 3d Lacrosse will be a great asset to the club and its players. They have a proven system that creates an environment for players to learn and thrive. Their practices are focused on getting each player a maximum amount of touches with the ball, which is critical in their growth as a player.
SPRING 2018 EQUIPMENT
Spring Lacrosse Equipment Pickup - March 17th, 2018 (9-11 am) for K-6 located at the Shed at Ridgecrest Fields (The BOX)
It would be great if we could look back on the "summer that was" with nothing but memories. Unfortunately, we still have some open business needing attention. There is still a lot of rental equipment that needs to be turned in and some unpaid accounts that need to be brought up to date.
If you still have rental equipment that has not been turned in or if you are a coach that has not returned a coaches bag with goalie equipment. Please return it to the shed or drop it off @ 840 Bridle Lane, Webster. We are missing (7) Goalie sticks and many long poles from the spring.
We are pretty nice about our rental policy. Don't make us stop being nice. There is just no excuse. If you are holding onto equipment, you are keeping it from other kids who want to play the game. It's just not fair to everyone else. Turn it in.
MENS ADULT LEAGUE
We have another year planned of "getting after it." Adult League will run at the box on Tuesday evenings from 6:00- 9:000pm. Known as the ISGI League (I Still Got It) This an 18 and over box lacrosse league for college aged kids and above. It will be a slightly competitive, 4 team league consisting of 4 regular season games and a championship/consolation game. No body checking or boarding will be allowed.
WEBSTER OVER THIRTY PICK UP
This a 30 and over box lacrosse league for men wishing to get exercise by chasing a ball with a stick. The intent of our pickup game is to get exercise and be able to go to work the following day. Thus, players are expected to be competitive but honor the concept that we're not playing for a championship so it's not necessary to be overly aggressive when stick or body checking. Body checking and boarding are not allowed in this program. We understand players may inadvertently get body checked or boarded but it's to be the exception, not the norm. Additionally, most players don't wear rib, slash or bicep guards so cross checking should be done with limited force, if at all.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING TOURNAMENT DATES AND TIMES
CHANGING OF THE GUARD
As a Board, our lacrosse year runs from August 1st to July 31st. So we are just getting started planning for the new year. It is a time to say goodbye to good friends and hello to new ones as our Board adapts to the passage of time. This year we are saying goodbye to Brian Schilling, Jeff Gottstein, Eric Wendorff and Chris Bollin.
We thank them for their years of service, especially Chris Bollin, Chris was one of our longest standing board members Chris served as program director and various other positions on our board for several years. Eric Wendorff and Brian Schilling served as Youth Program directors. The program directors are the most important representatives of our Club. They catch the most grief and have the most. Jeff Gottstein served as an Equipment director in addition Jeff always volunteered to help coach, assist directors and bring his facility expertise to assist with improvement to our box and field facilities.
We will miss all these guys at the Board level. Not just because of their leadership but because of their friendship. As we say goodbye to these good friends, we say hello to some new friends who we hope will fill their shoes.
With the start of the new lacrosse year, we welcome several new members to the Board including Kevin Conroy and John Caricatti. A lot of returning members are also moving into different leadership roles in the Club. Time marches on, our "Core Values" stay the same.
COMMITTEE VOLENTEER POSITIONS NEEDED
We are an all-volunteer organization. We love the Game. But we need your help. We don’t care whether you played the game or are a complete novice. As a Club, we measure success by involvement. The feast is always better when everybody brings a dish to pass. Our unit of measurement for success is about involvement, fun, and life lessons that transcend the game, not just wins and losses or individual accolades. Those latter things are important, but they just seem to be more frequent when we focus on the former...involvement, fun, and life lessons.
At the Board level we are always in a state of transition as our little guys become bigger boys and eventually, grown men and move on to the next station in their lives. We have plenty of need for Committee Chairperson Positions: Registration, Box Facility Maintenance, Scheduling, Publicity Social Media, Website Maintenance, and Fund-raising committees. These are significant positions and we need to form small groups and fill them.
Contact Ed Burns if you are interested participating on a committee.
HAVE FUN - ENJOY THE SPRING
This time of year, as we gain sunlight and the nights get warmer, we ask ourselves the same question: Where does the time go? It was a great year.
Every year is unique. We have every reason to believe this coming year will be just as special. Enjoy the spring and we will see you on the fields. GO WEBSTER!!!
"It's the same story the crow told me; it's the only one he knows. Like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go. Ain't no time to hate, barely time to wait, Wo, oh, what I want to know, where does the time go?"