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IMPORTANT DATES/INFO
01/15/2019
2019 Girls Lacrosse Tryout Dates: Saturday 3/16 9:00-12:00 at...
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
01/12/2019
YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR DAUGHTER TO PLAY LACROSEE BY FOLLOWING THE...
Season Update
01/03/2019
The lacrosse program is changing. We have instituted weekly position...
Options for Winter
10/21/2018
Options for Winter – registration is now open!!!!!   League...
 
IMPORTANT DATES/INFO

2019 Girls Lacrosse Tryout Dates:

Saturday 3/16 9:00-12:00 at Sono Field House 365 Martin Luther King Jr Dr Norwalk

Sunday 3/17 10:00-12:00 at Insports Centers 29 Trefoil Dr Trumbull

*parking is limited at both locations – please allow enough time to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time

Monday 3/18 Teams will be posted and all athletes contacted by 10:00pm

 

Important Dates:

3/19 First Day of Practice for all teams *Mandatory Player/Parent meeting at 7:00pm in the Staples Cafeteria

3/23 Staples Varsity Play Day 8:00am-4:00pm

3/30 First Game Varsity and Junior Varsity @ Rye High School

4/27 Senior Day

5/9 Alumni Appreciation Day

5/14 Last regular season game for varsity and junior varsity

5/17 FCIAC Tournament Begins | Last Freshman game  

5/28 CIAC State Tournament Begins

 

Spring Practices:

Varsity 3:30-5:30 at Ginny Parker

Junior Varsity 3:00-5:00 at Ginny Parker

Freshman 2:45-4:45 at Wakeman

 

Preseason Clinic

The Girls Lacrosse Board has organized a preseason clinic for all grades and levels that will be held at Insports in Trumbull. The cost of the clinic is $150.00 per player. Please contact Board President Kate Kirby or Vice President Ann-Marie Pacilio for more information or any questions.

Monday 3/11 3:30-5:00

Tuesday 3/12 4:00-6:00

Wednesday 3/13 4:00-6:00

Thursday 3:30-5:00

Friday 4:00-5:00

 

Off-Season opportunity for 2021s and 2022s

Fairfield University Women’s Lacrosse Coaching Staff will be hosting their annual February Frenzy Clinic on Sunday 2/3 from 9:15am-1:00pm with a recruiting seminar held after the clinic. For more information and registration please visit: http://www.totalcamps.com/FAIRFIELDWOMENSLACROSSE.


by posted 01/15/2019
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR DAUGHTER TO PLAY LACROSEE BY FOLLOWING THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS

 

Spring sports registration is opening on Monday, January 14. Visit http://staplesathletics.com/ to register.

All spring sports begin March 16th, except baseball pitchers and catchers which will begin on March 9th.

ALL registration will close on March 6th at midnight.

Registrations will reopen the evening after the first tryout, no exceptions will be made.

Plan NOW!  If you are not registered and/or do not have a physical you will not be permitted to participate.

 

Here's information to keep in mind to prepare for registration:

 

 Physical Examination Requirements:

  •  Prior to the first tryout/practice session, all prospective student-athletes are required to pass a physical exam by a physician.
  •  Completed physical examination forms must be on file in the School Health Office prior to the first tryout/practice session.
  • The physical examination is valid for 13 months, and must cover athletes for the entire sports season (including tryout period).  Should the physical examination expire during the course of the sports season, the athlete will be required to be examined prior to the date of the physical examinations expiration, otherwise continued participation is prohibited.

by posted 01/12/2019
Season Update

The lacrosse program is changing. We have instituted weekly position specific board sponsored clinics. These focus predominantly on the draw and goal tending, but also shooting, dodging, and defense.  For the first time this season, Coach Nicole will run the Saturday morning Freshman practice.  All players seeking a position on the Varsity team are required to document their preparation process regarding: strength, agility, fitness and skill/lacrosse IQ. Communication is key.

Outlined below are specific expectations at each level of play (Freshman, JV and Varsity).  We want players and their parent to know exactly what is expected of them during preseason, tryouts and every time they step on to the field.

Player evaluation and feedback will take place three times during the season: after tryouts, mid-season and post season.  No one is guaranteed a spot on any team. Spots are earned every day.  There is the potential for cuts at every level!

There will be a MANDADORY Player / Parents meeting on Tuesday 19 March @ 7pm in the Staples Cafeteria.

 

VARSITY

 

Midfield

Attack/Defense

Goalie

Fitness

1 mile run: sub 7:00

Man-U: Level 18

300s: under 1 minute

1 mile run: 7:30

Man-U: Level 15

300s: under 1:10

1 mile run: sub 8:00

Man-U: Level 10

300s: under 1:30

Skill/Technical

Proficient with both hands cradling, dodging, ground balls, passing, throwing, shooting, 1v1s (defensive and offensive)

Proficient with both hands

Attack: cradling, dodging, ground balls, passing, shooting

Defense: cradling, dodging, ground balls, passing, 1v1s

 

Proficient hand-eye coordination;

Stop/Save dominant and non-dominate shots;

Proficient in low and high clears;

Confident in communication

Tactical

Same as attack/defense

Attack: off-ball movement; pics, screens, 1v1s; plays; understands motion offense

Defense: on-ball, off-ball, communication, defensive sets (man, pressure, zone)

Ability to clear under pressure;

aggressive (leaves circle to play ground ball, pick up player)

Psychological

(all positions)

Coachable – ability to receive and apply feedback

Respectful to self/others

100% Effort

 

Anyone who is seeking a position on the varsity team is required to provide weekly updates demonstrating what they have done to promote their: strength, agility, fitness and skill/lacrosse IQ. A google sheet will be provided to you; keep a lookout for the invitation.

JUNIOR VARSITY

 

Midfield

Attack/Defense

Goalie

Fitness

1 mile run: sub 7:30

Man-U: Level 15

300s: under 1:20

1 mile run: 8:00

Man-U: Level 10

300s: under 1:40

1 mile run: sub 8:30

Man-U: Level 10

300s: under 2:00

Skill/Technical

Proficient with dominant hand and the ability to use off hand for cradling, dodging, ground balls, passing, throwing, shooting

Proficient with dominant hand and the ability to use off hand

Attack: cradling, dodging, ground balls, passing, shooting

Defense: cradling, dodging, ground balls, passing, 1v1s

 

Proficient hand-eye coordination;

Proficient in stop/save dominant side;

Semi-proficient in stop/save non-dominant side;

Ability to clear low and high;

Good communication

Tactical

Same as attack/defense

Attack: off-ball movement; 1v1s; understand plans/plays

Defense: on-ball, off-ball, good communication

Comes out of crease to help in offensive clear

Psychological

(all positions)

Coachable – ability to receive and apply feedback

Respectful to self/others

100% Effort

 

FRESHMAN – New this season - Saturday AM Practice run by Head Varsity Coach Nicole Gerosa

 

Midfield

Attack/Defense

Goalie

Fitness

1 mile run: sub 7:30

Man-U: Level 12

300s: under 1:30

1 mile run: 8:30

Man-U: Level 10

300s: under 1:50

1 mile run: sub 8:45

Man-U: Level 10

300s: under 2:00

Skill/Technical

Ability to use dominant and non-dominant hand for cradling, dodging, ground balls, passing, throwing, shooting

Ability to use dominant and non-dominant hand Attack: cradling, dodging, ground balls, passing, shooting

Defense: cradling, dodging, ground balls, passing, 1v1s

Semi-proficient hand-eye coordination;

Semi-proficient in stop/save dominant and non-dominant side

Proficient in low clears;

Ability to high clear;

Good communication

Tactical

Same as attack/defense

Attack: off-ball movement (does not stand in one place)

Defense: on-ball, off-ball, man defensive set

Leaves crease to help in offensive clear

Psychological

(all positions)

Coachable – ability to receive and apply feedback

Respectful to self/others

100% Effort

 

PRESEASON: This training is for ALL 9-12 potential players

Preseason is technically optional. The cost of preseason is $150 per player.  Under no circumstances should any player opt out of preseason because of financial hardship.  Please contact Ann-Marie Pacilio for more information

Monday 11 March                 3:30 -5:00                    InSports Trumbull

Tuesday 12 March                 4:00 -6:00                    InSports Trumbull

Wednesday 13 March             4:00 -6:00                   InSports Trumbull

Thursday 14 March                 3:30 -5:00                  InSports Trumbull

Friday 15 March                      4:00 -5:00                  InSports Trumbull (Tryout Preview Session)

 

TRYOUTS: Tryouts begin on Saturday 16 March

Saturday 16 March                 9:00 -12:00                  SONO Field House Norwalk

Sunday 17 March                    10:00 -12:00                InSports Trumbull

  • Teams will be posted on Monday 18 March by 10 pm.
  • The first day of practice is Tuesday 19 March there will be a program wide pasta dinner immediately after practice. 

 

The Board will never dictate where to train, but we will tell you that strength and agility training is an integral part of your daughter’s preseason preparation and paramount to her health during the season.  There are numerous training options in the area and as with preseason training, financial hardship should never be a reason to opt out.  Tim & Megan Taylor will be happy to work with you if your daughter would like to join the girls at APC.  The Board will work with you if there are other options that need exploring.


by posted 01/03/2019
Options for Winter

Options for Winter – registration is now open!!!!!

 

League Play

STAPLES GLAX FRESHMAN LEAGUE AT INSPORTS IN TRUMBULL

The league will begin on Sunday, January 6th .Games between 8am-1pm.  8 week session with a bye on 20 Jan and 18 Feb.  The last game is 1 March. The cost is $3,750 per team and each player must have an active membership ($35 per player).  This team is open only to Freshman who are interested in playing lacrosse for Staples this spring. 

 

We will be hiring a coach and need a parent manager to help keep things organized. Without a volunteer we will not be able to participate in this league. There are 34 potential players on this email list we sincerely hope you all take the opportunity to participate in league play.  We understand many of you will not make it to every game.  It is important to gauge the level of interest so please let me if your daughter will be playing this winter.

 

There is no registration link for this league as soon as we have a parent manager we will proceed with registration.

 

STAPLES GLAX WINTER LEAGUE AT SONO

If you are NOT A FRESHMAN you should use the link provide below to register for the winter league.  The first games begin on 8 Dec. All game are played between 1pm to 8pm.  It doesn’t matter which team you signup for. Given the numbers currently we may only have on team.

Please use the link below if you are NOT a freshman and register to play

https://www.sonofieldhouse.com/hs-league-play

 

Clinic Options

Sono Field House – South Norwalk

Brand new this season Sono is offering a Staples only clinic being run by Kait Rochler. This is open to all prospective players on a first come first serve basis. For those of you who do not know, Kait she an assistant coach at Darien. She coaches for Grizzlies and for Sono. Kait is a highly skilled and experienced coach. We are very fortunate to have her working with us. 

Clinic: Staples only coached by Kait Rochler

Dates/Times: Wednesday Session 12-5/2-27 4:45-6:00pm 12 Weeks

Registration: http://assn.la/Reg/?r=3:171161  

Cost: $499

Or

Clinic: Winter High School Advanced & Elite (*All Staples lacrosse players qualify for this advanced clinic and certain athletes will be moved to elite pods based on the clinic coaches discretion)

Dates/Times: Wednesday Session 12-5/2-27 3:30-4:45pm

Registration: https://www.sonofieldhouse.com/fall1girls-lacrosse-clinics

Cost: $499


by posted 10/21/2018
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