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Spring Registration is OPEN!
01/22/2022
Hello RELAX Players and Parents,   We are excited to inform...
RELAX/Barlow Girls Winter Clinics
12/21/2021
RELAX Parents and Players,   Our winter girls clinics...
RELAX Boys Winter Clinics
12/21/2021
    This is just a reminder that 5th-8th grade boys...
ALL YEAR Wall Ball Routine
06/19/2018
RELAXers,  To keep everyone sharp and ready to go for lacrosse...
Don't put your stick down!
03/14/2013
WALL BALL is one of the best things you can do to improve...
 
Spring Registration is OPEN!

Hello RELAX Players and Parents,

 

We are excited to inform you that our Spring 2022 Registration is now open! We ask that everyone try to register as soon as possible so that we can organize accordingly. Team breakdowns will be determined by our enrollment numbers. It is important for us to know what our enrollment numbers so that we can plan efficiently and effectively!

Just a reminder, all RELAX participants must be USALacrosse members in order to register for the Spring. If you are having trouble registering your child, please make sure the USALacrosse membership is up to date. USALacrosse memberships are required for all CONNY (Connecticut-New York) lacrosse participants, this is NOT a RELAX requirment. 

Uniform information will be sent out in the next week or two for those who need new ones and for those new players.

The Spring season will start when the weather allows us to. We typicaly aim for an April 1st opening day but if we have warm weather, we may be able to start before that. That being said, if we have a cold/snowy/wet March/April, we may not be able to start on April 1st. Thank you in advance for your flexibility!

 

If you have any questions or have any trouble registering your child, please do not hesitate to reach out. I can be best reached via email (adamlanehart@gmail.com). I will do my best to respond to your emails in a timely manner.

 

We can not wait to get back out on the field! GO RELAX!

 

Adam Lanehart

RELAX Director

 


by posted 01/22/2022
RELAX/Barlow Girls Winter Clinics

RELAX Parents and Players,

 

Our winter girls clinics are now live on our registration page! Our girls clinics will be run by the awesome coaches and players of the Joel Barlow Lacrosse program and will focus on knocking off the rust for the season. Below is more information.

RELAX/Barlow Girls Clinincs

Who: 3rd through 8th Grade Girls 

When: February 16th, 23rd, March 9th (7-8pm)

March 2nd and 16th (8-9pm)

Where: Danbury Sports Dome

Time: 7:oo-8:00pm

(two dates are 8:00-9:00pm)

Cost: $125

 These clinics will be run by Barlow staff and players. Please remember that in order to register, you must be a USALacrosse member.

 

If you have any issues with registration, please contact Adam Lanehart (adamlanehart@gmail.com)


by posted 12/21/2021
RELAX Boys Winter Clinics

 

 

This is just a reminder that 5th-8th grade boys lacrosse clinics start this week (tomorrow). Registration is currently open on our website! 

Currently, we ask that you wear a mask when you arrive to the Dome. Masks are not required (currently) while playing. We will do our best to socially distance during water breaks/changing.

 

If you have any questions about registration, please feel free to reach out anytime (adamlanehart@gmail.com)

 

RELAX Boys Danbury Dome Clinics For Boys in 5th thru 8th Grade

When: Fridays

January 7, 14, 21, 28

February 4

Who: Boys in 5th-8th Grade

Where: Danbury Sports Dome

Time: (times can be found under each registration page)

 

Description: Clinics will be run by RELAX and Barlow Coaches, with a focus on basic skills (passing, catching, shooting, ground balls)

 

How to register: Click the 'Register' tab at the top of the home page.

(Note: you must be a USALacrosse member in order to register!)

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 12/21/2021
ALL YEAR Wall Ball Routine

RELAXers,

To keep everyone sharp and ready to go for lacrosse season (keep the faith!!), here is great wall ball routine that can be done by anyone! Stay healthy, stay positive!

World Class Wall Ball Routine

This routine can be performed by either gender. The following stick drills should be used daily in the off-season and several times per week during the season. Once you master your stick (which takes a lot of dedication) the rest of your game will fall into place with much less frustration. Stick with it!
 

  1. Boys; gloves are mandatory
  2. Girls; gloves are optional (if you wear them during a game wear them during practice)
  3. Any wall is fine, but a smooth surface at least 10 feet tall is optimum (concrete, block)
  4. Drills should take no longer than 30 minutes maximum
  5. Stand approx.12-15 feet from the wall
  6. Do not let the ball hit the ground
  7. Pass and catch in the area above your shoulder; to the right of left or your head
  8. Strong hand toss/catch,
  9. Strong hand quick stick 50 times; then 50 times weak hand
  10. Strong hand 1 hand catch and cradle 50 times; then 50 times weak hand
  11. Strong hand catch and face dodge 50 times; then 50 times weak hand
  12. Split dodge/ throw right catch right/ split to left hand throw left and catch left 50 times
  13. Quick stick while the ball is in the air switch hands on every toss 50 times
  14. Cross-handed 50 times each hand. Throw right rotate hands left and visa versa
  15. One hand passing/shooting 50 times each hand (start with hand close to the stick head…as you get better and stronger move your hand down the stick shaft)…experiment
  16. Behind the back 50 times each hand
  17. Develop you own routine: if space is big enough jog down the wall while passing. Jog while catching to the right then reverse. Behind the head catching. Bounce pass catching.
  18. Pass and catch with the wall by having the ball being either passed or caught in an unconventional manner or less than perfect spot. Less than perfect passes happen in EVERY game…get ready. Be the best you can be…… regardless of conditions. ¼ cradle repeat 50 times; then 50 times weak hand

by posted 06/19/2018
Don't put your stick down!

WALL BALL is one of the best things you can do to improve catching, throwing, and shooting. All you need is a wall, your stick, and a ball.


Improves:

  • Accuracy
  • Stick Skills
  • Passing
  • Shooting
  • Catching
  • Dodging
  • Conditioning
  • Hand Eye Coordination

Strengthens:

  • Wrists
  • Forearms
  • Body Trunk
  • Core
  • Shoulders
  • Legs


For Best Results:

  1. Find a flat brick or concrete wall at least 10 feet high, the longer the better. You have permission to use the big outside wall of the gym at Barlow, the one that faces the septic field.
  2. Every drill that you do — do it with both hands.
  3. Stand 5-7 yards away from the wall.
  4. Practice this routine at least 4-5 times per week.
  5. Each practice session should be at least 20 minutes. If you finish all drills in less than 20 minutes, repeat starting with the drill that challenged you the most.
  6. Use your ipod!
  7. Have fun!


Wall Ball Drills:

  1. Quick Stick with no cradle.  (50 right, 50 left.)
  2. One hand Quick Stick, no cradle. (50 right, 50 left.)
  3. Quick Stick, change hands each time you throw the ball while the ball is in the air, no cradle. (50 right, 50 left.)
  4. Both hand catch and cradle, with one quick cradle. (50 right, 50 left.)
  5. One hand catch and cradle, with one quick cradle. (50 right, 50 left.)
  6. Face Dodge: Catch, face dodge, throw. (50 right, 50 left.)
  7. Split Dodge: Throw right, catch right. Split dodge to left hand, throw left, catch left. Split back to right hand.  (50 right, 50 left.)
  8. Cross handed, weak side. (50 right, 50 left.) “Cross handed” means stick in right hand on the left side of body, or stick in left hand on right side of body. One quick cradle each time.
  9. Behind the back. (50 right, 50 left).
  10. Pass and Catch on the move, side to side.  (Go for 30 seconds, rest for 30 seconds, repeat 3 times.)
  11. Develop your own drill.  Be creative and make sure you use both hands


Videos:

Google "Lacrosse Wall Ball"

There are dozens of demos!


 

posted 03/14/2013
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