Life really is just one big lacrosse game, and if you grow up playing this sport and learning it’s lessons, then you’re on your way to navigating the great big world out there. This could apply to almost any youth athletics, and should be the focus of parents, coaches, administrators and players – using sports to become confident, socialized, prepared adults who are ready for the gauntlet of obstacles and choices that lay ahead when they go out on their own. There’s more than 16 lessons I learned from sports, but these are the most important. What lessons have you learned?
Life is a series of cuts – it’s all about making choices, changes of speed, and changes of direction. When we stop moving and stand still, progress is stalled and we can’t protect the ball.
We need awareness at all times, to know what the people who are with us are doing, to know what the people who are competing against us are doing, and how to work with both of them for the best outcome.
Integrity and sportsmanship make the game more fun to play, but aren’t always easy when the other team doesn’t have them. Keeping those qualities despite what others are doing builds character and feels pretty good at the end of the day.
Anticipating is always better than reacting.
The first one off the line has the opportunity to get the prize, but the person who is in the best position usually comes up with it. Attacking goals smarter- not just faster, and with the best effort pays off.
Falling down is inevitable, failure to get back up stops the game.
Injuries and health problems happen, rest and recovery is essential, but prevention makes for a much better season/life.
Mistakes and failures teach us the best lessons, and those lessons stick the longest.
Consistently watching film/reviewing our habits can show us what we are doing right and where we need to improve.
Jeffrey chose Indianapolis for its size, location, academic offerings and commitment to student-athletics.
The UIndy Greyhounds announced the addition of men’s and women’s varsity lacrosse programs starting in 2015-16 as part of a $50M university development plan.
The Greyhounds will compete as the newest member of the ECAC DII Lacrosse Conference with coach Greg Stocks at the helm who spent the last six years successfully building the Lake Erie program from scratch. Jeffrey will join Skyline teammate Tyler Johnston who committed to UIndy in December ensuring that Spartan power will be well represented in Indianapolis.
DICKS Sporting Goods renewed their sponsorship of Skyline Spartans lacrosse Club for 2015 thanks to the massive support our families provided them after their grand opening. When you shop at DICKS, please use the following coupons (which credit our club). Click on the image to view coupons.
2. Visit Skyline Lacrosse at http://www.skylinelax.com and click on the big orange REGISTER NOW button, then select your program (grades 1-12). You'll find various required release forms under Documents.
High School players need to register right away to ensure a spot at tryouts in March.
Players in grades 3-8 (new and returning) need to register by 1/12 to void late fees and ensure we a spot on the roster.
New players in grades 1-4 can sign up for Friday Night Lightning, a low cost and fun introduction to the fastest growing youth sport in America.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions first, then contact info [ @ ] skylinelax.com if you don't see the answer you were looking for.
Parents & Players Guide to the Skyline Lax Website
Parents & Players - here is what you need to get started using your Skyline Lacrosse website, your information resource for the 2011 Lacrosse season.
The SLC website is the communication hub for all league information, game & practice schedules, critical event updates, as well as general regional lacrosse news. The website will send out automatic reminders of all games & practices and will automatically notify you of any changes to your players schedule. Key to having this information at your fingertips is your membership contact information.
Step One: Update your membership information. Make sure all adults responsible for your players schedule and transportation are listed and have email addresses & phone numbers updated. Log in using the "Edit My Account" tab under "Spartans" on the main menu bar or Click Here. You will need the eMail address and password you used to register.
Tip: if you need help at any point, look for the little blue & white question mark buttons.
Your Team Page: Every SLC team has a team page that is managed by the coaches and managers of your team. On it you will find Team Headlines, Team Bulletins from your Coaches and team Managers, your Coaches contact information, and a listing of your team's next 10 events. To find your players team page click on the "Team" tab on the main menu bar. You will then have the option to use a drop-down menu bar to select the "Season" (should be "2010 - Spring"), select your players "Team" (Varsity, JV, JVC). Your players Team Page should display.
Tip: if "team" choices do not appear in the drop-down menu this may be due to cookie handling - try changing the "Team" menu choice once, then try "Team" again. If that does not work, click the ? button for help.
Your Team Key Contacts: You will find your teams key contacts on the team page. This will display all of the information your Coach, Team Manager & Team Parents have made visible using the "Roster" setting on their membership page including eMail address & phone number.
Tip: If no key contact information is present yet, it is because the coaches & team volunteers are still updating their membership info and changing their contact settings from "Private" to "Roster". You can also remind your Coach that the team contact page needs updating.
Your Next 10 Events: Look here for upcoming practices and games. Click the "Date" for detailed information and click the "Event/Field" for field information and a link to a map. Practice information will typically be displayed for 3-4 weeks out and Games for 4-6 weeks out. If there are changes, updates or additions the website will automatically notify you by eMail at the addresses you have in your membership profile. Remember: to not rely on the automatic updates to manage your players lacrosse experience - check this website and your team page often!
Tip: Practice & game schedules are still being loaded and team contact information is still being updated. Please be patient as we continue our transition to this new league management system & SLC website.
Schedules: Player practice & game schedules can be found in several ways. You will always be able to find the latest info for your team on the team page's "Next 10 Events" list; but that is not the only resource. There is the SLC "Master Schedule" which can be found under the "Spartans" tab on the main menu bar. This will have all the updated information on practices, games, clinics, optional throw-arounds. From the Master Schedule you can click on the Field to get directions & a map or the Team Name to jump to the Team Page. Lastly, you can also select "Schedules" by team under the "Team" tab on the top menu bar.
Events: There are always a ton of great Lacrosse activity in our region ranging from Boys & Girls Varsity, Junior Varsity & C High School Games, special exhibition games between regional college powers and our own Washington Stealth professional indoor lacrosse to attend. You can get the latest Event info from the "Events Calendar"found under the "Spartans" tab on the top menu bar or in the Upcoming Events box on the Skyline Lacrosse Homepage (Right column).
Game Results & Standings: These pages will populate with information once the regular season begins. Both can be found under the "Team" tab on the top menu bar.
League Documents: You can find a ton of League forms, general Lacrosse information, and helpful resources in the "Documents"section found under the "Spartans" tab. You will also find your player's single most important key to having a successful season here: "Wall Drills - the Essential Guide" - download, print and take your player to the nearest wall!
On July 26th, 2009 Washington State House Bill 1824 – also known as the Zackery Lystedt Law – went into effect. As a result youth sports organizations state-wide are focusing attention and educational resources on the risk of head injuries. This law directly affects Skyline Lacrosse Club, Spartan head injury policies and our 2010 player registration processes.
All Washington lacrosse clubs and associations must now follow all steps outlined below to ensure they are compliant with the law. The two requirements that directly affect our registration starting in 2010 processes include:
Annually require all players and the parent(s)/guardian(s) of those players to sign and return an informed consent form relating to the nature and risk of concussion or head injury. This information sheet shall include the signs and symptoms of concussion/brain injury and will be available during Skyline registration.
Ensuring that all coaches (paid or volunteer) are educated in the nature and risk of concussion or head injury prior to the first practice/competition. This education shall include signs and symptoms of concussion/brain injury. Resources for this education are available in both English and Spanish in the Documents section on this site.
As a Spartan parent or athlete, the information resources on head injuries we are providing on this site [SLCC Documents] are important to review and understand. Please read the Policy & Procedures document in addition to the player and parent information guides. The new registration procedures coming into effect for our 2010 season are an important part of this effort. The risks of concussion or other brain injury have not suddenly increased but youth sports organizations, medical professionals and government policy-makers are making brain injury awareness and education a top priority for good reason. As parents we invest a lot into our young athletes and as athletes we invest a lot into our sports - knowing the symptoms of sports and recreation related brain injury is an important part of that investment.
So dedicate 10 minutes to reviewing the Parents and Athletes Concussion Fact-sheets, print them out and tape on the fridge....