| || Memorial Day Parade |
The annual Memorial Day Parade is tomorrow morning...
Registration is now open for our RELAX/Barlow Girls lacrosse camp. More information below!
The annual Memorial Day Parade is tomorrow morning in Easton. A group of RELAX players will march together, and we invite any other RELAX player who is interested in marching to wear their RELAX uniform. The group will meet at 8 am at the town green before the parade. The parade starts at 9 am and ends a short time after that at the town hall. All are welcome!
Game Breaker Camp - Wooster School
GameBreaker Boys Lacrosse camp is proud to announce that we will be offering multiple weeks of camp at the Wooster School in Danbury, CT this summer. They are offering a half-day camp for campers ages 6-16 from 9 am-12 pm. Join us for a great week of lacrosse training and new friends!
This camp is being run by Redding resident and RELAX assistant Coach, Bill Rexford. Below is a little more information on Bill!
Bill Rexford, a member of the Oregon Lacrosse Hall of Fame, started the first boy's team in the state of Oregon and coached Glencoe High School to the state championship in just his third year. In 1997, Bill started another program at Century high school and coached them to state playoffs in their second year. From 1999-2002 he took over the head coaching job at Rye Country Day School. During this time, he was named Fairchester Coach of the Year by his peers. It was then back to Oregon, this time the High Desert, where he started one more program in Sisters Or. Bill oversaw a k-12 program with 200+ participants while capturing 100+ wins. In 2014, Bill earned US Lacrosse Oregon's "Man of the Year" award for the positive impact he had on countless athletes throughout the state of Oregon. In addition to this award, Bill was also honored with two additional accolades, the National "Spirit of Sport Award" and the "Coach of the Year" for the High Desert Lacrosse League, and most recently inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame for the Oregon Chapter. Bill now resides in Redding, CT, and heads up the Wooster School boy's lacrosse program, which is Western New England Division III Champions for 2016 and 2017. He was inducted into the Staples Hall of Fame in 2022. When Bill is not coaching he is often found on the field at men's league games and tournaments playing the sport he loves, lacrosse!
Here is a link to the registration page... https://laxcamps.com/lax-camps/wooster-school-boys-lacrosse-camp/
Coupon Code: WOOSTER50
NO PARKING ON THE GRASS AT JRMS!
Please do NOT park on the grass at John Read Middle School. I have received another complaint from the school that cars have been parking there during games. School officials are now driving by and taking pictures of cars that are not parked in the parking lot. Please please please, park in the parking lot!
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.
- Stick Skills
- Hand Eye Coordination
- Body Trunk
For Best Results:
- 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.
- Every drill that you do — do it with both hands.
- Stand 5-7 yards away from the wall.
- Practice this routine at least 4-5 times per week.
- 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.
- Use your ipod!
- Have fun!
Wall Ball Drills:
- Quick Stick with no cradle. (50 right, 50 left.)
- One hand Quick Stick, no cradle. (50 right, 50 left.)
- Quick Stick, change hands each time you throw the ball while the ball is in the air, no cradle. (50 right, 50 left.)
- Both hand catch and cradle, with one quick cradle. (50 right, 50 left.)
- One hand catch and cradle, with one quick cradle. (50 right, 50 left.)
- Face Dodge: Catch, face dodge, throw. (50 right, 50 left.)
- Split Dodge: Throw right, catch right. Split dodge to left hand, throw left, catch left. Split back to right hand. (50 right, 50 left.)
- 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.
- Behind the back. (50 right, 50 left).
- Pass and Catch on the move, side to side. (Go for 30 seconds, rest for 30 seconds, repeat 3 times.)
- Develop your own drill. Be creative and make sure you use both hands
Google "Lacrosse Wall Ball"
There are dozens of demos!