Congratulations to all players, coaches and families on another tremendous youth lacrosse season. This year, 2015, demonstrated the best our program has to offer highlighted by the two LaxMAYhem Invitational Tournaments where we hosted more than 2,000 people as well as our second Just Lax'n Jam Tournament for our younger players.
With our last set of games scheduled for week of May 25th, I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of our year-end party plans. To recognize the achievements of all players and participants, we will again have a “wet & wild” theme party at the Lacrosse Complex on Triangle Road from Noon until 5:00 pm. Remember to bring your towel and bathing suits, a good appetite, outdoor chairs, and your lacrosse equipment since the coaches would like to challenge the players to a lacrosse game for bragging rights. All family members are invited.
Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse Year-End Party:
Date: Saturday June 6th
Location: Lacrosse Complex, Triangle Road
Start Time: PROMPTLY @ 12:00 pm
End Time: 5:00 pm
People Invited: Players, Parents, Siblings, Grandparents (the entire family)
12:00 Food & Non Alcoholic Beverage Available
12:30 Recognition Ceremony
1:30 Water rides / attractions / inflatable jumping pit
2:30 Coaches Lacrosse Challenge (Kids v Coaches – bring your equipment)
5:00 Rides close
Please RSVP by Monday 6/1 by clicking the "Party RSVP" link on the left side menu on the Hillsborough Lacrosse website.
The year-end lacrosse party is one of the major events and more memorable occasions that the youth program sponsors so please plan to attend - you'll have a great time!
Also, we need volunteers to help with setup, supervising the rides and cleanup. If you haven't fulfilled your workbond obligation, this will be your last chance. The volunteer schedule for the party will be opened the week before the party.
Again, thank you for a great year and PLEASE RSVP now!
It takes significant time, energy and funding to support the Hillsborough Lacrosse program and to make the season as enjoyable as possible for your child. The program registration fee does not cover the costs to run the program. The primary source of operating income is derived through sales at the concession stand during our tournaments as well as the sales of Hillsborough Lacrosse apparel.
As such, each player's Parents will be required to volunteer their time during our home tournament. This approach will equally distribute the responsibility to all members of the organization for raising funds to support the program.
Each Family is required to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours in support of the organization during our tournaments. Your volunteer time must include 2 hours in the concession stand. Other volunteer needs are tournament set-up/clean-up, apparel sales, parking, etc. There are numerous opportunities for Parents to fulfill their workbond obligations. It is also requested that Families split their 4 hour shifts across the tournament weekends. Board Members, Coaches & Committee Heads are not exempt from this requirement.
Volunteers will be required for the May 2/3 & May 16/17 tournaments as well as the May 9 & May 30/31 games.
Volunteer registration is now open for the May 30/31 games. You can sign up on the website under Volunteer Corner menu on the left side of the home page
The "Compete with Class - Honor the Game" pledge summarizes important elements of the men’s lacrosse experience and confirms our commitment to Sportsmanship and Fair Play.
This season, as a parent, coach, player or official, I pledge to COMPETE with CLASS and HONOR THE GAME…
• I will honor the history of the men’s lacrosse and commit to the maintaining the core values of the game's culture.
• I will recognize the value of safe and fair play by teaching, enforcing and playing by the letter and spirit of the men's game.
• I will practice and encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game, practice or other men’s lacrosse event.
• I will place the emotional and physical well being of our players ahead of any personal desire to win.
• I will support coaches and officials working with players in order to encourage a safe, positive and enjoyable experience for all.
• I will do my very best to make the sport fun for every one who participates.
• I will ask all family members and fans to be tolerant and inclusive by treating other players, coaches, fans and officials with high regard and respect.
All practice and game schedules are posted on each grade's Team Page. Make sure you continually check the schedules since changes are made occasionally. Directions to all practice and game locations can be found on the Fields link on the website. Practices are held at Amsterdam School or Docherty Park. See the schedule below but check your team's schedule for specifics details week by week.
Although our practices are scheduled from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, we usually lose daylight before 8:00PM so practices end earlier than the published times in April. Some other important reminders:
Do not drop off your child at any game or practice unless a member of your team's coaching staff is present.
There is no weather shelter at Docherty Park or Amsterdam School. If weather is questionable, do not leave in case practice is suddenly canceled due to rain or a storm.
Practice cancelations will be posted on the Home Page of the website once a decision is made. You will also be notified via email, and a text message if you've selected that option on your website Account.
Here is each team's practice schedule:
Grade 1, 2, 3
Sunday (10:00 am-11:30 am @ Amsterdam School)
Grade 1, 2, 3
Wednesday @ Amsterdam School
Monday & Wednesday
Tuesday & Thursday @ Amsterdam School (except 4/23)