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SYL Girls 1st/2nd/3rd - equipment

Hello families,

Just a quick note on the equipment 1st/2nd/3rd grade girls will need for our spring lacrosse season.

Goggles - Goggles must be lacrosse goggles and must be SEI safety certified. (Field hockey goggles look very similar but are missing an important grid in the goggle.) New this year, the goggles must also display the SEI certification on the top of the goggle. Coaches will be asked to attest to referees before games that their players are all wearing appropriate equipment. 

Mouthguards - please make sure your girls have "youth" sized mouth guards. Mouth guards should be fitted so that the girls don't have pain in their gums (usually a sign the mouthguard is too big) and they should be able to speak relatively well. I recommend having the girls wear the mouthguards a few minutes a day, starting now, so that they aren't distracted by them during our practices. I also recommend buying several because they are lost fairly easily and as girls loose teeth/grow teeth new mouthguards are needed. 

Sticks - Kids who participated in the Little Sailors program last year were given a Mini Warp stick. The girls can technically use these sticks up until 4th grade. SYL is also promoting the Stringking Jr intermediate stick this year for girls who can comfortably catch and throw - usually 3rd grade and up. (Will Robinson, equiment manager for SYL, sent out an email today with information on this.) SYL Store link here: http://www.scituatelacrosse.com/Store/Store.asp?id=13594&n=115768&org=scituatelacrosse.com

Cleats - we do recommend that the girls wear cleats to practices and games

Gloves - lacrosse gloves are not required but for 3rd grade and up we are suggesting them. What we do not want to see are girls with knit/winter gloves, as they don't create a good grip on the stick.

Waterbottles - please always send your player to practices and games with a water bottle with their names on them.

Pinnies/Jerseys - For practices, girls should come wearing their pinnies over their jackets, etc. For games, grades 1/2 will wear pinnies over jackets/clothes and grades 3+ will wear their uniforms (over any other clothes needed to be comfortable.) Pinnies/Jerseys will be handed out at the first practice.

SYL recommends that our families use Good Sport in Cohasset for their equipment needs. They are a sponsor of our program and Austin is very easy to work with to get what you need.

Please be sure your girls are always dressed appropriately for the weather. I would prefer girls shed layers than shiver and the weather at the open fields tends to be cooler than a backyard. 


 
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SYL Girls 3rd - Welcome to SYL Spring Lacrosse!

Hello 3rd Grade Girl Lax Families,

The SYL Board and coaches have been actively working on getting everything up and running for a fun 2020 lacrosse season. Our season is short and intense. We pack a lot of fun into about eight weeks of lacrosse!

My name is Jackie Comerford and I am the level director for this great group this year. This means that I can be your go-to for questions, ideas and complaints. I will be taking care of scheduling, coaching, communication and setting up some fun stuff for our girls. I also promise that all subsequent emails will be a lot shorter than this.

My philosophy is that kids in grades K-4 should be having fun and picking up basic lacrosse skills along the way.

It takes a large village to do this! I'd like to thank the following parents who have already stepped up to help us out this year: Shane Belvin, Jonathan Dunn, John Gannon, Lindsey Holland and Will Robinson.

HELP! - We are always looking for parents to help out – we can always use more bodies on the field, we need 3 families to host a team spaghetti dinner, and I could use any and all help with the administrative stuff and ensuring proper communication to families on everything. The SYL Board is also actively looking for people willing to help out with web design and upkeep (I’m also the web master so see me if you want to jump in an help here!), fundraising, and social event planning. The more help (even if seemingly small) will be absolutely huge in helping our girls have a successful season.

EQUIPMENT – the girls will need to wear lacrosse-specific goggles that are SEI certified, (this is new!!) have a well fitted mouthguard and use a stick. SYL recommends the Junior String King, which should be good for the next few years. Get the girls used to wearing their goggles and mouthguards as early as possible. The mouthguards should fit their mouths well enough that they can talk without having to take the mouthguard out. The goggles should fit securely enough so that they are not falling down your players face as they run. (I find strapping them on top of a ponytail to be a good trick.)  I am also suggesting that the girls consider getting girls lacrosse gloves. They should be fitted and not loose. We frequently see the girls wearing knit gloves on gold days and they inhibit the girls from participating.

PRACTICES and GAMES: The town has just recently permitted the spring fields and there are additional delays due to the field construction at the high school. I’m guessing our practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays. This year the girls will be playing ‘real’ games against the other towns in our league. (Cohasset, Norwell, Duxbury, Hingham and Marshfield.) The schedule will be posted to our team page on the website.

REMINDER: There is a parents meeting on 3/16 at the Library Common Room from 7:15-8:15pm. This is a great opportunity to hear about what the program will be doing this year.

Please let me know if you have questions or would like to help in any way.


 
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