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STX Stallion Helmets for $28!!
03/22/2017
Parents and Players, We have been contacted by an STX rep that...
Barlow/RELAX Auction Dinner
03/21/2017
DON'T MISS OUT on a great night of fun for all RELAX parents!...
RELAX Parents and Players
03/21/2017
RELAX Parents and Players, Thank you for being patient with us...
RELAX Spirit Wear
03/17/2017
The RELAX spirit wear store is open again - be sure to check out...
7th and 8th Grade Girls Evaluations
03/13/2017
The 7th and 8th grade girls evaluations will be moved to  Thursday...
2017 Lacrosse Important Information
02/28/2017
Hello RELAX Families, As February closes we are all looking forward...
RELAX/Barlow Dinner & Auction
02/22/2017
2017 RELAX/BARLOW LACROSSE    DINNER & AUCTION...
Don't put your stick down!
03/14/2013
WALL BALL is one of the best things you can do to improve...
 
STX Stallion Helmets for $28!!

Parents and Players,

We have been contacted by an STX rep that has the offered to get us Stallion 500 helmets (Google them!) for $28!!! We need to know who would be interested in purchasing these helmets. They are last year models but they're still really great helmets. We need to know by TOMORROW (3/23/) if anyone is interested. These helmets come in Black with a black face mask or White with a black face mask (we recommend the black on black!). These helmets come in four sizes and can fit any youth player! If you have any questions please contact me ASAP ( )

 

Adam Lanehart


by posted 03/22/2017
Barlow/RELAX Auction Dinner

DON'T MISS OUT on a great night of fun for all RELAX parents!


Only 4 days till the RELAX/Barlow Lacrosse Dinner/Auction.
Win a free lacrosse clinic with the girl's Varsity captains
or a round of golf for 4 at the Connecticut Golf Club.
Maybe some Yankees tickets or a Disco skate party.
We have top of the line lacrosse heads from STX
and baskets of restaurant gift cards.
We have something for everyone!!

To purchase Tickets:
Click on the "Dinner/Auction" tab here on the top of the lefthand menu.

Please also consider signing up for one of the many things we still need help with to have a successful evening: 

BARLOW & RELAX DINNER AUCTION 2017


by posted 03/21/2017
RELAX Parents and Players

RELAX Parents and Players,

Thank you for being patient with us during the last couple of weeks. We have finally set our rosters for the Spring 2017 season.  

The goal is provide manageable sized rosters to allow the girls ample playing time at the appropriate competitive level.  When registration numbers allow, there are "A" and "B" level teams in each grade. This year, based on the number of registrants, we have combined grades to balance the rosters according to levels of ability. Unlike many other sports and lacrosse programs from other communities, we DO NOT cut players from the program and are inclusive to all who have registered.  
 
Each team will be receiving an introductory email from their head coach in the next day or two with more information on the season. We will also be adding practice and game schedules to your team page here on the website.  Please contact your coach as soon as possible if you know that you will have scheduling conflicts during the season. 
 
As always, we thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you all on the field!
 
Adam Lanehart
RELAX Director

by posted 03/21/2017
RELAX Spirit Wear
The RELAX spirit wear store is open again - be sure to check out some new items that were added.      Any new orders placed will need to be picked up in Ridgefield at Tiger Sports or you can pay to have them shipped to your house.  The store will be open for the rest of the lax season!!!  Any questions contact Debbie Wehrheim via email   or 203-247-1620.
 
http://catoonahink.com/relax_spiritwear_store

by posted 03/17/2017
7th and 8th Grade Girls Evaluations

The 7th and 8th grade girls evaluations will be moved to 

Thursday at 8:00-9:30pm at the Danbury Sports Dome!!


by posted 03/13/2017
2017 Lacrosse Important Information

Hello RELAX Families,

As February closes we are all looking forward to the start of our 2017 spring lacrosse season and would like to update you on our program.  This has been a dynamic offseason with several significant changes.  Of major concern, our governing body, CONNY Lacrosse, has adopted new regulations regarding ages for play.  Doing so has left us in a position where placing athletes on the appropriate team became quite challenging, especially with how our registration numbers completed per grade.  It has long been the philosophy of RE-Lax that we are a grade based program starting in grade 5 through grade 8 and whenever possible we have broken our teams down accordingly.  When registration numbers allow, there are “A” and “B” level teams in each grade.  We have combined grades to balance rosters according to levels of ability when registration numbers are too high across multiple grades. Unlike many other sports or lacrosse programs from other communities, we DO NOT cut players from the program and have been inclusive to all who have registered.  Our registrations are closed at this point for grades 5- 8 and all late registrations will be waitlisted as appropriate.

Based on the registration numbers for our girls side of the program, we will field (5) teams for the spring season.  The breakdown is as follows: 8th grade, 7th and 8th grade combined, 6th and 7th grade combined, 6th grade and a 5th grade team.  The goal with this breakdown in teams is to provide manageable sized rosters to allow the girls ample playing time at the appropriate competitive level.  There will be a second evaluation for all girls in the 7th and 8th grade at the Barlow stadium field, on March 11th at 3:30 PM.  All girls are encouraged to attend.

Based on the registration numbers for our boys side of the program we will field we will field (4) teams for the spring season.  There will be (1) team in each grade from 5th through 8th grade.   If we receive a significant number of waitlisted registrants we will re-evaluate and combine grades across multiple grades to create 3 teams.  Waitlisted players will only be added if the total number in 2 grades allows for 3 teams otherwise the rosters will remain as they are today.  We ask that you are supportive of your coaching staffs as they try to deal with rosters that may not be optimal in size.  

The coaches for each of our teams will develop a strategy to maximize the playing time for each athlete and maintain a competitive balance.  While coaches are encouraged to spread playing time throughout the season, there is not an equal playing time requirement mandated for games.  Prior to the start of the season, all coaches will communicate their goals and policies with you.  

As always, we thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all on the field!

Respectfully,

Adam Lanehart

 

by posted 02/28/2017
RELAX/Barlow Dinner & Auction

2017

RELAX/BARLOW LACROSSE   
DINNER & AUCTION


Saturday, March 25th
7:00 PM
Easton Community Center

 

COME JOIN THE FUN AND SUPPORT OUR PLAYERS 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS,

CLICK ON THE "DINNER/AUCTION" TAB

LOCATED ON THE LEFTHAND MENU

ON THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

 


by posted 02/22/2017
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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