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Registration Closes TODAY!
02/04/2020
Parents and Players, Registration closes today for all 5th-8th...
Important Uniform Information! 2.0
01/31/2020
RELAX Parents and Players, This email contains very important...
ALL YEAR Wall Ball Routine
06/19/2018
World Class Wall Ball Routine This routine can be...
Don't put your stick down!
03/14/2013
WALL BALL is one of the best things you can do to improve...
 
Registration Closes TODAY!

Parents and Players,

Registration closes today for all 5th-8th grade boys and girls. Anyone who registers after today will be put onto a waitlist. Waitlisted players are not guaranteed a spot on a roster.  

 

If you have not done so already, please make sure you order your uniforms before February 10th!

 

I apologize for all of the emails. I promise I will stop bugging everyone soon! As always, please email if you have any questions.

 

Adam Lanehart


by posted 02/04/2020
Important Uniform Information! 2.0

RELAX Parents and Players,

This email contains very important uniform information for the 2020 season. 

All 3rd-8th grade players, boys and girls, will be required to purchase new uniforms this season. We will no longer be using Tiger Sports for our uniforms and will be going back to using MacWear out of Fairfield/Southport. Please note that the store closes on February 10th. Any purchases made after February 10th, may not be ready for the first game. If you have any questions about uniforms, please contact MacWear directly. If you need to be sized for uniforms, you can stop by MacWear during their business hours any time before February 10th.

*The only things that are REQUIRED for purchase are the uniform tops and bottoms, everything else is optional.

K-2 players only need to have a black and white reversible pinnie. You can find one on the MacWear team store or you can use one from a past season. K-2 players can purchase a uniform if they wish but not required!

Uniform numbers will be assigned based on last season. New players will be assigned a uniform number for this season. 

Below is message from MacWear. Please follow the directions below.

 

Dear Relax Youth Lacrosse families - 

Your on-line Team Lacrosse store is open! Store will close on Monday, February 10th, 2020. 


Visit: 
www.macwear.com
Go to "Team Login" Tab and type in the passcode.
Passcode:  Relax2020(Capital "R")

URL - THE DIRECT LINK INTO THE WEBSTORE:


https://www.macwear.com/product-category/relax-lacrosse/

If you need to be sized for your uniforms, which we strongly recommend. please go to MACWEAR at:


3300 Post Road
Southport, CT
203-579-4277


Store Hours:
M-F 12-6
Saturday 10-4
Closed Sundays 


Thanks and Happy Shopping!


MACWEAR 


by posted 01/31/2020
ALL YEAR Wall Ball Routine

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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