Hello Players & Parents,
I would like to welcome you to Folsom Lacrosse Association’s U14 Girls team. I am happy to be your coach and to the have the help of 4 additional experienced parent coaches this year: Kiersten Crowly-Brunt, Jeff Gelerter, Tiffany Attwood, and Fernando Acosta. I am also grateful to Maurice (Mo) Brunt for already volunteering to be our team manager for the season!
First, I want to highlight that on Thursday, January 16th, there is a league meeting for all parents (at least one parent from each family must attend). It will be held at the Folsom Community Center from 7 – 9.
PRACTICES: Practices will begin on Monday, January 27, 2020. This year the league has provided the U14 girls 3 practice slots a week, just as they do for the boys U14 program. Our practice schedule will be:
- Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30, at Kemp 1
- Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:30, at Kemp 2 (Will be sharing the field with U12 & U10)
- Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30, at Livermore
Each week a general practice outline will be provided for players to review before practice using Google Docs. Watching the videos and reading the steps is very helpful and dramatically improves a player’s skills, team-player value, and confidence. This first practice is an outlier and is used to introduce the team to one another, the coaches and have a positive first step into the season, as well as practice. Typical practice sessions will begin on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, please revisit the updated Google doc before each practice.
GAMES: Games will start Saturday, February 29, 2020. We may participate in the ‘Play Day’ scrimmage games on Sunday, 2/23/20, and will communicate when confirmed. Play Day is used to help referees, players, and coaches adjust to the rule changes prior to real games starting. The biggest rule change you will see this year is called Free Motion, no more ‘freezing’ on the whistle with a few exceptions.
I am looking forward to a great season!