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Charity Clinic with Tom Schreiber and Kylie Ohlmiller
03/01/2021
RELAX, Tom Schreiber (the best midfielder on planet earth!) and...
Uniform Clarification
02/25/2021
You only need to purchase a new uniform if... 1) Your child is...
RELAX Spring 2021 Registration
02/23/2021
RELAX, Registration is currently open for the Spring 2021 season...
Registration for the 2021 Season is OPEN!!!
01/30/2021
RELAX Families,   As many of you know, CONNY held their first...
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...
 
Charity Clinic with Tom Schreiber and Kylie Ohlmiller

RELAX,

Tom Schreiber (the best midfielder on planet earth!) and Kylie Ohlmiller (one of the best female players on planet earth!) are running a charity clinic (Ronald Mcdonald House) at Chelsea Peirs for players in 3rd-8th grade on March 27th. This is a great opportunity to learn from two of the best players in lacrosse. 

3rd-5th graders 9:00-11:00am

5th-8th graders 11:30-1:30pm

Cost: $100

Each clinic is allowing 50 participants, so registration will fill up FAST. 

(This clinic is not affiliated with RELAX in anyway and is open to everyone)

 

Here is the link to register... https://give.rmh-ghv.org/ge/laxclinics 


by posted 03/01/2021
Uniform Clarification

You only need to purchase a new uniform if...

1) Your child is a new player

2) Your child grew out of last years uniform

3) Your child is now in 3rd grade (K-2 players are not required to purchase a uniform!

 

The uniforms are the SAME as last season. I am sorry for any confusion.

 

If you happened to have ordered a uniform and you did not need to, please contact Macwear to cancell your order!


by posted 02/25/2021
RELAX Spring 2021 Registration

RELAX,

Registration is currently open for the Spring 2021 season and will close on March 15th. We ask that you please register if you have not done so already, payment is not due until April 1st. If you need to renew your USLacrosse membership you can do so at this link ... https://membership.uslacrosse.org/

The Macwear team store will be closing tomorrow. If you need a uniform or team gear you can order  at https://team.macwear.com/ (select RELAX, password RELAX 221).

Many people have asked about COVID protocols. We are working with the Towns of Redding and Easton, CONNY, and the athletic department at Joel Barlow High School to come up with safety guidelines to assure a safe playing enviroment. More information on this will be sent out before the season!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out anytime!

 

Adam Lanehart

 

 

 

 


by posted 02/23/2021
Registration for the 2021 Season is OPEN!!!

RELAX Families,

 

As many of you know, CONNY held their first league meeting of the 2021 season on Thursday evening. CONNY is moving forward with the plan that we WILL have a lacrosse season this spring!! 

Each town will be following their own health department guidlines. I will be reaching out to the each towns health department to determing how we should proceed moving forward in regards to spectators, masks, exc. 

Each team will plan on having a full game schedule of 10-12 games, if possible.

As per seasons past, we will plan on starting outdoor practices at the beginning of April. Obviously this is dependant on the weather. If we are able, some coaches may choose to practice outside before the start of April.

Uniforms! Last season we had just received our uniforms right around the time when things shut down. If you do not have a uniform, or have not yet retrieved it from MacWear, please let me know as soon as possible. 

Registration is now OPEN! Please register NOW! The sooner we have our registration numbers, the sooner we can determine if we need to combine age groups or make two teams at any particular age group. If you have any questions about registration, please do not hesitate to reach to myself or Cori Distler.

We will have a free clinic at the Danbury Dome closer to the start of the season for any brand new K-8 players! If you know of anyone who is interested in trying lacrosse this Spring, please have them contact me! Please feel free to forward them this email as well.

Lastly, in seasons past, RELAX has covered USLacrosse memberships. USLacrosse memberships are required for every lacrosse activity (games, camps, clinics, practices, exc). Because we did not have a season last year, many people have already re-newed their memberships. This year, we are asking that each indiviual re-new their own membership. 

 

Thank you for all of your patience through out the last year! Lets hope for a little more normalcy this spring. GO RELAX!!!

 

Adam Lanehart

RELAX Director


by posted 01/30/2021
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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