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Joel Barlow vs Newtown SWC Quarterfinals
05/19/2022
RELAX Parents and Players,   Come out and suppor the Joel...
Parking at John Read Middle School: IMPORTANT
04/22/2022
RELAX Parents,   If your child has a practice or game...
Prime Time Girls Lacrosse Camp Opportunity
04/19/2022
Hello Everyone!   With so many families asking about our...
The PLL is Coming to Fairfield
03/09/2022
RELAX Parents and Players,   The Premier Lacrosse...
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...
 
Joel Barlow vs Newtown SWC Quarterfinals

RELAX Parents and Players,

 

Come out and suppor the Joel Barlow boys lacrosse team as they faceoff against the Newtown Nighthawks in the SWC Quarterfinal playoff game tonight at 6pm. They will also be honoring the Seniors before the game. Any RELAX player who wants to attend the pregame ceremony should wear their uniform and show up at 5:30pm. 

 

SWC Quarterfinals

#2 Joel Barlow Falcons

vs

#7 Newtown Nighthawks

@ 6:00pm

Joel Barlow Stadium Turf

 

The Joel Barlow girls lacrosse team will also be playing in the SWC Quarterfinals tonight away at Newtown. 

 

SWC Quarterfinals

#6 Joel Barlow Falcons 

vs 

#3 Newtown Nighthawks

@6pm

Blue and Gold Stadium (Newtown H.S.)

 

Good luck FALCONS!!!!


by posted 05/19/2022
Parking at John Read Middle School: IMPORTANT

RELAX Parents,

 

If your child has a practice or game at John Read Middle School you must park in a parking space in the parking lot. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING ON THE GRASS OR DIRT AREA! This is not a RELAX or Park and Rec Request, this is coming directely from the Administration at John Read Middle School. If we do not comply, they have threatened to not allow us to use the field anymore. JRMS is using that upper grass/dirt area for Track and Field and would really appreciate it if we did not park in this area. 

Thank you for understanding!


Adam


by posted 04/22/2022
Prime Time Girls Lacrosse Camp Opportunity
Hello Everyone!
 
With so many families asking about our PT Summer Camp - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
 
All of our summer camps are designed for every camper to get coached by our PT coaching staff as well as guest coaches of past and current collegiate players! Every day, we focus on skill development, positional skills, game play and competitions! To wrap up each day, we also give out prizes for campers of the day, as well as bigger prizes for campers of the week!
 
Every year, we have over 250 kids participate in our summer camps! We anticipate specific weeks to fill up fast so register today! We encourage all players in the area (PT and non-PT players) to participate in camp! 
 
Please see all of our camp dates and information below!

 

 

 
PT Girl's Mini Camp -
 
Dates: Tuesday, June 21st & Wednesday, June 22nd
Location: Sacred Heart Greenwich - 1177 King Street, Greenwich CT
Time: 10am-11:30am
Ages: 2nd Grade through 9th Grade
 
PT Girl's Camp I -
 
Dates: Monday, June 27th-Wednesday, June 29th
Location: Sacred Heart Greenwich - 1177 King Street, Greenwich CT
Time: 9am-12pm
Ages: 2nd Grade through 9th Grade
 
PT Girl's Camp II -
 
Dates: Tuesday, July 5th- Thursday, July 7th
Location: Greenwich Academy - 200 N Maple Ave, Greenwich CT
Time: 9am-12pm
Ages: 2nd Grade through 9th Grade

If you are a coach in your town and would be willing to share this camp email with your program, it would be greatly appreciated! If you or any families have any questions regarding summer camp, please do not hesitate to contact us at  .
 
Best,
Jackie & Stephanie

by posted 04/19/2022
The PLL is Coming to Fairfield

RELAX Parents and Players,

 

The Premier Lacrosse League is coming to Fairfield July 23-24! Tickets are now on sale on ticketmaster. This is a great opportunity to see the highest level of lacrosse in the world.

(Easton's own Connor Kelly is a member of the Waterdogs Lacrosse Club)

 

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by posted 03/09/2022
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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