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Sandwich Youth Lacrosse Facts
02/26/2015
SYL Background Started in 1994...
Helmet Safety
01/14/2015
Dear SYL Families: *IMPORTANT SAFETY ISSUE* The Cascade "R"...
 
Sandwich Youth Lacrosse Facts

SYL Background

  • Started in 1994 for boys and girls in Sandwich
  • Volunteer Organization
  • 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation
  • Member of US Lacrosse
  • 250+ kids from K through 8th grade
  • Fuels the High School teams: Freshmen, JV and Varsity

Our Leagues

  • Boys- Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse (MBYLL) www.mbyll.org
  • Girls- South Shore Lacrosse League (SSLL) www.southshorelax.org

How Our Program Works

  • Travel programs play 8 games per season (4 home and 4 away)
  • Girls and Boys season typically ends with an all day Jamboree event
  • Boys travel rosters will be finalized after the first week of practice
  • We cannot place kids on specific teams because of friendships or carpooling
  • Sibling rule- go to the same towns on away game weeks

Boys and Girls “Travel” Teams (3rd through 8th grades)

Team

Members

Grades

Group

Equipment

U15

Boys and Girls

7th/8th

Travel

Full

U13

Boys and Girls

5th/6th

Travel

Full

U11

Boys and Girls

3rd/4th

Travel

Full

  • Two Practices per week typically starts around the middle to end of March
  • First game is typically at the end of March or beginning of April
  • Boys and Girls practices are at the Oakridge School
  • Boys games are played at the Oakridge School
  • Girls games are played at Sandwich High School

Boys and Girls “In-House” Teams (Kindergarten through 2nd grade)

Team

Members

Grades

Group

Equipment

U9

Boys and Girls

1st/2nd

In-House

Full

U7

Boys and Girls

Kindergarten

In-House

Stick/mouthpiece

  • U7 Boys/Girls practice for seven sessions on Saturdays at 2:00 pm starting in mid-April
  • Instruction only / no games
    • Girls and boys play together
    • Soft balls / no contact
  • U9 Boys practice twice a week with the main practice on Saturday’s from 3:00-4:30 pm starting in mid-April
  • U9 Girls practice once a week on Saturdays from 2:00-3:00 pm at the Oakridge School

Program Expectations

Teamwork

  • Kids- respect and effort to their teammates, coaches, parents
  • Coaches- fun environment, fairness, skills
  • Parents- time, enthusiasm, attitude

Sportsmanship

  • Recreational program
    • No league standings
    • Equal playing time
    • No cuts
    • No A & B teams
  • Emphasize fun, skills development, unselfish play
  • Code of Conduct applies to players, coaches, parents, and officials
    • Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Expectations

  • Attendance
    • Good communication from both sides
    • We expect a commitment from players and families
    • We understand that children are playing multiple sports
  • Practices and Games
    • Timely pick up and drop off at field
    • Come early if weather changes or it gets dark
    • Cancelations- you will hear from us through “calling post”
    • Keep contact info up-to-date on our website
    • Dress appropriately for early season practices
    • Always come with sufficient water for practices and games

Equipment

  • Write your name on all equipment, including your stick
  • Recommended stores/websites
    • Legit Lax in Mashpee Commons
    • Butler Sporting Goods in Hyannis
    • Commonwealth Lacrosse in Kingston
    • Lacrosse Unlimited in Weymouth
    • Sport Stop Website- www.sportstop.com

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Coaching
  • Operational (no lacrosse experience necessary)

by posted 02/26/2015
Helmet Safety

Dear SYL Families:

*IMPORTANT SAFETY ISSUE*

The Cascade "R" lacrosse helmet recently failed NOCSAE safety testing standards.  Cascade has been working diligently to resolve the issue and has come up with a modification that NOCSAE has approved.  The helmet in question can be identified by the capital “R” printed on the corners of the visor on the front of the helmet.   Unmodified helmets will not be allowed on the field during the upcoming spring lacrosse season.  This does not apply to all Cascade helmets.  Models CS, CS-R, CPV, CPV-R, CPX-R are NOT recalled and are completely acceptable to wear.

*The warrior Regulator Helmet has also had its NOCSAE certification revoked, but we have no additional information from Warrior on any resolution.

Instructions to return a Cascade R Helmet for Certified Modification

Players can return a helmet for certified modification by going to www.cascadelacrosse.com . Once you have applied for the modification through their site, Cascade will send you a pre-paid shipping label. Once you receive the label, put your Cascade R helmet in a box, affix the shipping label and send the helmet to Cascade. When the helmet arrives at Cascade’s facility, it will be professionally updated with the certified modification and a tamper-resistant sticker will be applied to the helmet to prove it has completed the certified modification. The helmet will then be sent back to you.  The modification will be free of charge for consumers and retailers, including shipping.  We have had several families already successfully complete the process and have received their modified helmet in about a week.

Any questions related to identifying the helmet model can be directed to Ned Eastman at

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

SYL Board of Directors


by posted 01/14/2015
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