10/20/2014 CT Summer Lacrosse Club Teams. Try outs beginning soon! Some as early...
10/20/2014 Hello families of Junior and Senior Lacrosse Boys,
Just a quick...
Dear RHAM Youth Lacrosse Families,
Welcome to the 2015 RHAM Youth Lacrosse season! In between fall lacrosse, cheerleading, football and soccer games, your RHAM Youth Lacrosse board and coaches have been hard at work preparing for the spring. Like we did last year, we are beginning registration in November, so we wanted to share some updates and some exciting news about the spring season:
Beginning in 2015, we will have use of a scoreboard at all RYL home games! You may have noticed our new scoreboard, installed on the multi-use field, where our girls' teams and our bantam boys play, at the very end of our 2014 season. Thanks to all of our lacrosse families who so generously support our fundraising efforts.
We are actively seeking parents to coach this spring. In fact, right now, we don’t have enough coaches for the number of players we expect at all levels of the program. We haven’t turned any players away before, and do not want to have to do that this year - but again, we don't have enough coaches for the season as of now. Please consider volunteering to coach this year.
Registration will open in mid-November and last through mid-January for the spring 2015 season. Registration will be open in the next few days - watch the website and your email for details.
And now for our really exciting news:
Over the past few months, RHAM Youth Lacrosse board conducted a comprehensive review of our entire program. With our goal of developing our players’ lacrosse skills and love of the game, and our desire to provide a more uniform experience for all RYL players and coaches, we have made a decision to partner with 3d Lacrosse, a professional lacrosse coaching, training and consulting organization, and to integrate their systems into our teaching curriculum for our boys’ and girls’ programs. Please click to the news section of our website for more information about 3d and how this partnership will help us to develop our lacrosse program.
We are really proud of the lacrosse program we have built with your help and hope that you, and your families, feel the same way. If you do, please consider getting involved. In addition to needing additional coaches this year (and the 3d partnership will provide our coaches with lots of additional support and coaching tools), we are also seeking RYL Board and committee members and others who can help us to continue to develop lacrosse in our community. Please reply to this note to find out how you can help.
During the summer and fall of 2014, the RHAM Youth Lacrosse board conducted a comprehensive review of our entire program. With our goal of developing our players’ lacrosse skills and love of the game, and our desire to provide a more uniform experience for all RYL players and coaches, we have made a decision to partner with 3d Lacrosse, a professional lacrosse coaching, training and consulting organization, and to integrate their systems into our teaching curriculum for our boys’ and girls’ programs. Please read below for more information about 3d and how this partnership will help us to develop our lacrosse program.
3d Lacrosse is a comprehensive, full service lacrosse coaching and training group that assists programs in further developing their players and program. Their main goal is to enhance and develop systems, streamline practices and bring a higher knowledge base of cutting edge skills and tactics to our youth program. All RHAM youth Lacrosse coaches will be trained in their “Field/Box-HybridTM Development System” and “Part Whole” methodology. To learn more you can go to https://3dlacrosse.com/.
RHAM Youth Lacrosse will adopt the 3d development system across our entire program in 2015. 3d will work with all players enrolled in our program from the Lightning through Senior levels. Their approach to working with players age 10 and under is:
Understanding their physical capabilities
Focusing on teaching skill and lacrosse IQ
Making lacrosse fun
Our older groups (junior and senior levels) will also focus on the fundamentals and more grade-appropriate instruction including more advanced session on footwork, stick work, cutting/movement and defense. RHAM Youth Lacrosse will be constructing practice plans that teach multiple variations of these skills with small-sided drills and games and maximized repetitions. You will hear much more about 3d Lacrosse as the season approaches.
How it Works:
3d will provide one Master Coach that will be present 2 days a week for RHAM throughout the spring season. Each team will get 4 practices with a 3D lacrosse Master Coach present. The Master Coach will prepare practice plans and work with our teams and coaches. RHAM youth lacrosse volunteer coaches will work with the Master Coach to run the drills with small groups of players. The benefit of this system is that all RHAM Youth Lacrosse players will receive uniform instruction from a skilled, professional lacrosse coach. Another benefit of this methodology is that our volunteer coaches will receive training throughout the season as well as have access to all of 3d’s training materials.
Additionally, 3d coaches will train ALL of our volunteer coaches prior to the season through both classroom and on-field training sessions.
Utilizing the 3d master coaches and systems to improve the program does result in an increased overall program that has to be reflected in an increased registration cost. In this first year, RHAM Youth Lacrosse is able offset more than 50% of the increased cost, and so our registration cost will increase by $40 to $180 for 2015 season (bantam, junior and senior players; our lightning registration will increase to $100). We believe that you will find the additional benefits to be well worth it. As point of reference a 3 day camp run by 3d costs $300 for roughly 9 hours of instruction. Your player will receive 9 hours with a 3d Master Coach on our field for $40. Our hope is that people will make every effort to attend these practices.
We are very excited for this opportunity to partner with a well-respected and highly experienced organization and we believe that you will find these program changes to have a positive effect on our young athletes.
CT Summer Lacrosse Club Teams. Try outs beginning soon! Some as early as this weekend.
We have been receiving many inquires about summer lacrosse programs. Below is a list of CT based teams that we have pulled together for both boys and girls teams. We are not endorsing any of these teams; we are just sharing the links that we googled for CT summer lacrosse teams. For more information, use the links and inquire directly with the programs coaches.
Hello families of Junior and Senior Lacrosse Boys,
Just a quick note to let you know that we have decided to hold the tryouts for the 2015 junior and senior A teams during the winter as we have in previous years. We had hoped to hold the tryouts outdoors this fall, but for a variety of reasons, we decided that our usual tryout timing, in the winter, would work better.
Please be aware that we are in need of additional coaches for our boys' lacrosse program for this spring. Based on the player numbers we estimate for next spring, we do not currently have enough coaches to run enough teams for all of the boys who we expect to want to play. RHAM Youth Lacrosse provides its coaches with lots of training and support (including lots of new coach support planned for 2015!) so you can be a great lacrosse coach even if you have never played or coached before. Please reply here if you would be open to talking about joining our coaching staff next year.
Please watch your email in November for information on spring lacrosse registration, and then again in January/February for information on A team tryouts for both junior and senior boys.
All our best for a happy and healthy winter season!