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From Coach Gerosa
03/03/2019
There are only 2 weeks until the first day of tryouts! March is here...
Registration, Pre-Season, Try-Outs
03/01/2019
REGISTRATION ***YOUR DAUGHTER MUST BE REGISTERED TO TRY-OUT*** Spring...
PreSeason Clinic Registration
02/04/2019
2019 PRESEASON CLINIC – REGISTRATION IS LIVE! Preseason Clinic The...
Jr Ref Training - Registration Info
02/01/2019
Jr. Ref training is live - if you want to ref PAL games this spring,...
Jr. Ref Classroom Training
01/22/2019
Jr. Ref Classroom Training will take place on Saturday and Sunday,...
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...
 
From Coach Gerosa

There are only 2 weeks until the first day of tryouts! March is here which means lacrosse season, hopefully not much more snow, and the season game opener in 28 days! This email contains important information on upcoming events leading up to tryouts for the 2019 season.

 

Registration – Closes in 4 days

Please read all of the information of the athletic department page regarding registration: http://staplesathletics.leag1.com/. It is important to remember that you must register for every sport season, so even if you registered for a fall or winter sport you need to register again for this upcoming spring season. Spring registration will close on Wednesday March 6thAny athlete who is not registered by that date with a valid physical on file will be ineligible for tryouts. Here is the link for the Physical Examination form if needed: http://shs.westport.k12.ct.us/uploaded/files/health-form-har3.pdf. Registration will reopen the evening after the first tryout NO EXCEPTIONS will be made. In the event a prospective athlete is ineligible or unable to participate in the scheduled tryouts please contact Coach Gerosa as soon as possible to discuss an additional tryout opportunity. There are only 61 Days until the first tryout date!

 

Westport Pal Tryouts

***Attention returning varsity players and upperclassmen***

As part of giving back to the youth program that started many of your lacrosse careers, we are requiring each player to volunteer for at least one session of Pal tryouts. The tryout dates, locations and times are listed below and 4-6 volunteers are needed for each 2 hour session. Pal has asked that you arrive 15 minutes before your session and that you wear athletic gear (preferably Staples or other lacrosse related clothing) and sneakers.

Saturday March 9

InSports Centers, 29 Trefoil Dr, Trumbull, CT

Gr. 5/6 Evals 11a-1p

Gr. 7/8 Evals 1p-3p

Sunday March 10:

Chelsea Piers, 1 Blachley Road Stamford, CT

Gr. 5/6 Evals 9a-11a

Gr. 7/8 Evals 11a-1p

 

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4aaca628a6fb6-westport

 

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 $155.00 per player. Clinic Coaches include the Fairfield Ludlowe Coaching Staff, Brien McMahon Varsity Coach and several DI collegiate players from the area.

Monday 3/11 3:30-5:00
Tuesday 3/12 4:00-6:00
Wednesday 3/13 4:00-6:00
Thursday 3/14 3:30-5:00
Friday 3/15 4:00-5:00 *light stick work and tryout preview 

You can either pay by check (payable to Staples Girls Lacrosse c/o Treasurer Jen Gold) or online here:

https://LeagueAthletics.com/Default.asp?org=STAPLESGIRLSLACROSSE#500761

Please contact Board President Kate Kirby for more information or any questions.

 

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


by posted 03/03/2019
Registration, Pre-Season, Try-Outs

REGISTRATION

***YOUR DAUGHTER MUST BE REGISTERED TO TRY-OUT***

Spring registration will close on Wednesday March 6th!

Please read all of the information of the athletic department page regarding registration: http://staplesathletics.leag1.com/.

It is important to remember that you must register for every sport season, so even if you registered for a fall or winter sport you need to register again for this upcoming spring season.  Any athlete who is not registered by that date with a valid physical on file will be ineligible for tryouts. Here is the link for the Physical Examination form if needed: http://shs.westport.k12.ct.us/uploaded/files/health-form-har3.pdf.

Registration will reopen the evening after the first tryout NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.

PRE-SEASON

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 $155.00 per player.

Monday 3/11 3:30-5:00
Tuesday 3/12 4:00-6:00
Wednesday 3/13 4:00-6:00
Thursday 3/14 3:30-5:00
Friday 3/15 4:00-5:00

PRICE: $155 per player

You can either pay by check (payable to Staples Girls Lacrosse c/o Treasurer Jen Gold) or online here:

https://LeagueAthletics.com/Default.asp?org=STAPLESGIRLSLACROSSE#500761

 

TRY-OUTS

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


by posted 03/01/2019
PreSeason Clinic Registration

2019 PRESEASON CLINIC – REGISTRATION IS LIVE!

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  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 3/14 3:30-5:00

Friday 3/15 4:00-5:00

PRICE: $155 per player

You can either pay by check (payable to Staples Girls Lacrosse c/o Treasurer Jen Gold @ 4 Foxfire Lane) or online here:

Player's Name

by posted 02/04/2019
Jr Ref Training - Registration Info
Jr. Ref training is live - if you want to ref PAL games this spring, please register ASAP!! Just follow the instructions below (please read everything - all training is MANDATORY), and remember Freshmen can ref this year too!  At the moment registration is limited to 25, so please sign up as soon as you can if interested. 
 
1. Go to CT lax website - cwloa.org and click on orange REGISTER NOW tab on the right
2. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND INFO!
3. Scroll down to our registration - it says Norwalk/Wilton/Westport/Weston/Fairfield
4. Click on green register button and fill in your info
 
YOU WILL NEED TO UPDATE YOUR US LACROSSE MEMBERSHIP IF IT IS EXPIRED OR EXPIRES BEFORE JUNE. This is easy - it will direct you - and is the only thing that should cost you anything ($30 I think). Ref training is free for Westport girls.

by posted 02/01/2019
Jr. Ref Classroom Training
Jr. Ref Classroom Training will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 2 & 3, from 9am-12pm at Staples.  This classroom training and the subsequent field training (early April, usually) are MANDATORY if you wish to ref our PAL program games this spring. 
 
And NEW this year - freshmen can ref too!
 
Registration will be out soon, is limited to 30 and is free for Westport girls. Snacks included!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

by posted 01/22/2019
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
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