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Junior (grades 5/6) Boys' A team tryouts
RYL will hold tryouts for the Junior (grades 5-6) Boys’...
Referees Wanted
Attention all:   Referee's are always in high...
3d Lacrosse Partnership with RHAM Youth Lacrosse
During the summer and fall of 2014, the RHAM Youth Lacrosse board...
Junior (grades 5/6) Boys' A team tryouts

RYL will hold tryouts for the Junior (grades 5-6) Boys’ A team on Sunday, February 15th, between 8:30 am and 10:00 am at Oakwood, Field 1, in Glastonbury. Registration for the tryouts is required, and you must be registered for the 2015 season and have a current US Lacrosse membership in order to try out.  After tryout registration closes; the boys will be divided into one of two time slots in which you will be notified of his specific time slot of 8:30 – 9:15 am or 9:15 – 10:00 am.


If you do not wish to be considered for the A team, you do not need to attend the A team tryouts, nor register for the A team tryouts. You will be assigned to the B team. There will not be a makeup tryout day – if you are not able to attend, but want to be considered; your team placement will be determined by feedback from previous year’s coaches but you still need to register for tryouts to be considered. Click to register:  http://assn.la/Reg/?r=3:78994


The A team is intended for experienced lacrosse players who are willing to make a significant time commitment, and is not intended for first year or entry level players.  We will expect that A team players will attend all practices and games.


This tryout session will be evaluated by third-party evaluators that do not have children playing in the junior program. We highly recommend that players try out for more than one position.  Players will be rated on the following categories:

1. Attitude/sportsmanship

2. Advanced lacrosse skills

3. Athleticism

4. Lacrosse IQ (do they see the field/know positioning in specific situations?)

5. Position (defense, attack, midfield, goal) - Multiple positions played is a plus.

Registration will close on Thursday, February 12th and we will notify players of tryout time slots on Friday, February 13th. 

Please reply or contact Everett Bergquist with any questions.

by posted 01/22/2015
Referees Wanted
Attention all:
Referee's are always in high demand. If you are interested in becoming a boys youth lacrosse referee please follow the link below to register for training. (Girls referee opportunities to be posted soon) Deadline to register is Feb. 5. The CT chapter of US Lacrosse is offering 3 sessions in Farmington this February. Don't miss out.
Upon receiving your certification you can register at RHAM Youth Lacrosse for games. (this is just for your information, we can not guarantee anyone games, but you will be in our pool of candidates. All assignments will be based on experience, knowledge, professionalism, reliability and sportsmanship.)
   Feb. 8, Feb 15 & March 1.   
   Ethan Jaskulski is our referee coordinator again this season. Contact Info: ethanjaskulski@aol.com                                       
Boys Youth Lacrosse Officials Training for Adults - Farmington - 2/8/15

Sunday, February 8th
1:00 - 6:00 PM
Farmington Community Center
321 New Britain Ave.
Farmington, CT

You need to complete only one Training Session in order to referee Boys Youth Lacrosse in 2015.
You must be a member of US Lacrosse.
If you are not a current member of US Lacrosse, register online at www.uslacrosse.org 
The fee for the training session is $50.  This includes a rule book and training materials.
You must bring the fee (cash or check payable to CLOA) with you to the session.
Registration is limited to 50 people.
Registration Deadline: Feb. 5th.
Please note that even returning Boys Youth Lacrosse Officials must complete one of the 2015 Training Sessions in order to referee Boys Youth Lacrosse games for the 2015 season.

If you have any questionsplease contact Sheldon Crosby at sheldon@larcarchitects.com

by posted 01/14/2015
3d Lacrosse Partnership with RHAM Youth Lacrosse

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.

by posted 11/19/2014
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