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Skyline Lacrosse - March News

Opening weekends!

The 2017 season kicked off with boys’ games starting at the end of February and girls games starting the first weekend of March! Get ready for lots of lacrosse and lots of fun over the next 10 weeks.

Parents, thank you for making sure your lacrosse player arrives arrives at games on time, well-rested, and prepared. And thank you for modeling a positive attitude, good sportsmanship, and commitment for our kids!

Some of our teams are carrying small rosters - while this means more playing time for all, it is also essential to prioritize attendance at games and let team managers/coaches know if your child is unable to attend. NCJLA is strict about game cancellations - we cannot cancel due to few players (we must forfeit and scrimmage with those players we have).

We hope you enjoy watching your child play in games - our coaches remind you that games complement practice, where most of the learning really happens. Success at lacrosse is all about hard work, lots of practice, and 100% effort - so thank you for getting your kids to practice!

Space available on boys U12 and U14 teams

There are still a couple of spots left on our boys U12 and U14 teams, if any boys want to join a team late. If you have friends who are interested, please direct them to joanne@skylinelacrosse to register.

Cookies sale success

Thank you to all who participated in cookie dough sales this year, and especially to the parents who volunteered their time as team cookie managers. We raised more than $7000 this year! Revenue from our cookie dough sales offsets costs for the club, helps fund our scholarship program, and keeps fees lower for everyone.

Captain’s Clinic series for boys

Skyline Club is excited to announce it will be offering our first ever Captains Clinic for boys players U10-14.  These special skills clinics will be coached by Varsity Captains from Bishop O'Dowd and Piedmont High School who will work with your player to hone their skills and increase their knowledge of lacrosse through small sided field drills and scrimmages. The clinics offer a low player to coach ratio (maximum 5:1) and each session will be focused specifically to your player’s age group.  Dates are 4/8 at Witter, 4/9 and 4/30 at O’Dowd and they will be in the afternoon (exact times TBD).  There will be three 90 minute sessions per day, one for each age group (U10/U12/U14).  The cost per session is $45/player, and due to the low player to coach ratio space is extremely limited so if you are interested please sign up.

In addition to the Varsity Captains from Bishop O'Dowd and Piedmont High School the Head Coach of the Bishop O'Dowd JV Team, and former Skyline Club Coach, Alex Yu will be at the Clinics to work with your player.  To register or for questions, please email Alex Yu at alexyu19@yahoo.com.

Girls! Save the date for summer camp!

Hat Trick Girls Lacrosse Camp, a special program of Skyline Lacrosse, is for new and intermediate players with a focus on fundamentals and fun.This is the perfect opportunity to introduce a friend to lacrosse. Camp will be coached and operated by the Piedmont High School Girls Lacrosse varsity players and Skyline Lacrosse. All of the girls are donating their time to Skyline lacrosse. 50% of the earnings from this camp will go towards Skyline Lacrosse's scholarship program and 50% will go to the Oakland Lacrosse Club.

Participants must have a US Lacrosse membership and number. Lacrosse sticks and goggles are available for those without their own equipment. All participants must have a mouth guard.

Date:  July 10-14.
Time: 4 PM to 6 PM
Location: Coast Guard Island
Cost: $100 for the week + US Lacrosse membership
Registration: cilck “Register Online” on the Skyline Lacrosse website, and choose “Hatrick Camp”
Ages 7-13

Our sad goals need your help

If you are looking for a great volunteer role for the club, our equipment coordinators could use some help with tasks like maintaining and moving goals, distributing equipment, and re-stocking game boxes. If you can help, please email joanne@skylinelacrosse.com.

Skyline on social media

Did you know Skyline Lacrosse Club is on Facebook and Instagram? Follow us on Instagram - @skylinelacrosse and Facebook - Skyline Lacrosse Club. Have a great picture to share on social media? Email it to admin@skylinelacrosse.com.

New rules for girls headgear

Lots of parents ask, why don’t girls wear helmets? Well, US Lacrosse has now introduced standards for girls’ headgear. Here are the official rules:
1) The use of headgear is optional in girls' lacrosse.
2) Any headgear used after January 1, 2017 must meet the ASTM Standard F3137.
 USLacrosse Legal Girls Headgear
3) Please go to the US Lacrosse website FAQ's for further information about headgear.
USLacrosse Girls Headgear FAQs
 
While headgear is optional, girls’ eyewear is still required.
1) The use of eyewear is mandatory in girls' lacrosse.
2) Any eyewear used after January 1, 2017 must meet the ASTM Standard 3077.
 USLacrosse Approved Girls Eyewear List
3) Please go to the US Lacrosse website for further information about eyewear.
USLacrosse Girls Equipment

Reminder - Parking Procedures at Merritt

Skyline’s positive relationship with Merritt College is critical. Please continue to follow field and parking policies at our practice and game fields - all parking and field information is available on our website.

Summer opportunities

We are starting to see dates posted for local lacrosse summer camps. Stay tuned for more…
 
Camps at Cal Berkeley - http://www.calsportscamps.com/lacrosse

NorCal Camps - http://www.teamnorcal.com/news_article/show/752629?referrer_id=357432

Tenacity Camps, Summer Leagues, and tournament teams -
https://tenacityproject.org/

 

Have a comment about this newsletter or an item for inclusion? Email president@skylinelacrosse.com.


by posted 03/09/2017
Field Status
Beach ES Field - Piedmont OPEN (3/25) 
Bishop O'Dowd - Oakland OPEN (3/25) 
CAL Maxwell Family Field - Berkeley OPEN (3/25) 
Diablo Vista MS - Danville OPEN (3/25) 
Merritt College - Oakland OPEN (3/25) 
Merritt College - Grass - Oakland OPEN (3/25) 
Merritt College - Turf - Oakland OPEN (3/25) 
Oakland Tech High School - Oakland OPEN (3/25) 
Treasure Island - Treasure Island OPEN (3/25) 
Wilder Field - Orinda OPEN (3/25) 
Witter Field - Piedmont OPEN (3/25) 
Ygnacio valley high scho - Concord OPEN (3/25) 
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