Hello 3rd and 4th Grade Girls White Plains Players and Families!
Welcome! My name is Samantha Cerrato, coaching alongside me will be Juila Reggio. We will be overseeing the 3rd and 4th grade program again this spring. We are so thrilled to teach you the great game of lacrosse, but also, lessons like teamwork, sportsmanship, and cooperation. A brief background about us coaches. Samantha is a senior at Saint Thomas Aquinas College and is a member of the Women's Lacrosse team, Julia is a junior at Saint Thomas Aquinas College and is also a member of the women's Lacrosse team.
This is our second year coaching the 3/4 girls team and we truly enjoy coaching youth lacrosse and seeing the development that occurs from April to June. Our belief is that players will get better by playing lacrosse. Sounds simple! What I mean is that we want all players to get as many repetitions as possible in practices. Lacrosse is a skill sport similar to soccer, hockey, and basketball. You need specific skills to be successful in the sports I mentioned. Likewise, you need skills to be successful in lacrosse! It will not all be done on the field. We can only do so much in an hour and a half of practice. So please, please, please, practice at home also! I promise you that you will see improvements and reap the rewards!
Our first practice is scheduled for Sunday April 2nd at WPHS turf field from 2:30-4:00. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to practice so that all equipment can be put on and players are ready to go at 2:30. We have made the decision to start practice on April 2nd as Julia and I will be in Buffalo Friday March 31st and Saturday April 1st. I am aware the schedule online says our first practice is Saturday April 1st. we are sorry for any Inconveniences.
PARENT MEETING: There will be a Parent Meeting before practice at 2:00 on Sunday April 2nd at the WPHS turf field. Please make every effort to attend!
HELP!!! I am looking for a team manager. If anyone is interested, please let me know. Tasks would include: confirming games/referees, paying referees & communicating any schedule changes.
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON:
COMMUNICATION: Please communicate with us coaches on missing practices/games via email or text (I attached our emails and cell phone numbers in the chart above). This helps with planning! You will receive a weekly email from one of us coaches also (most likely Sunday nights). Please do not confirm with the organization’s email address.
EQUIPMENT: Players need: girls stick, goggles, mouth guard, and cleats or sneakers. Questions? Let me know!
WHAT TO WEAR: The girls should wear layers, especially early in the season. Once the sun goes down it gets cold! It might be warm during the afternoon, but it gets cold and windy by 7pm early in season.
BE ON TIME: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to practice and 30 minutes prior to games. Equipment should be on and the girls should be ready to go!
PICK UP TIME: Parents should be there at least 10 minutes before the end of practice time (especially early in season when it gets darker early). No late pickups please! We of course will not leave your child, but please communicate with us directly if you are running late!
PARENT SIDELINE BEHAVIOR: All parents should be on opposite field side of bench. Let’s remember to practice proper sportsmanship! Thank you!
PLAYER BENCH BEHAVIOR: Players are expected to behave properly or their playing time will be reduced or they may not play at all. ZERO Tolerance for talking back to refs or coaches/bad-mouthing teammates/ opponents. Coaches will communicate with parents if an incident occurs.
CLEAN UP: Bench areas and field – ALWAYS!
HOW TO GET BETTER: It is important that all players spend time away from practice working on their game. Use a pitch back, throw with a buddy, or a concrete wall for this. This will be very helpful! Watch lacrosse on T.V.! Watch what players do with the ball and what they do when they dont have the ball!
UNIFORMS: Please reach out to Jenn or Scott Dooley at email@example.com if you need to pick up your uniform.
SCHEDULE: *All info. can be found at: http://wplax.com.uslaxteams.com. Log in and then follow these steps. 1. Click on Select Team 2. Click on your team 3. Schedule is on the right side. 4. Click on Options to upload, link, or print calendar.
DOWNLOAD SI PLAY APP on your mobile device.
SYNCH YOUR CALENDARS!!! Follow these steps and you can synch your calendar with our website. Go to www.wplax.com / Select your team(s) / Select Schedule (left side) / Select Options (right side of orange bar) / Select Calendar Feed / Choose your calendar service / Select Add
Mission of White Plains Lacrosse Association
The mission of the White Plains Lacrosse Association (WPLAX) is to provide a progressive model of teaching lacrosse to players from Pre-K thru 8th grade, while giving them a fun environment to develop their skills and build friendships. White Plains Lacrosse works hard to teach the fundamental skills and strategies needed to be successful on the field and we also place an emphasis on teamwork, leadership, family, giving back, good character, and being a positive role model. There are no standings kept, no league championship or playoffs. We play all players as equally as possible with the goal of teaching the sport and providing a fun experience for all involved.
Conduct Guidelines - Good sportsmanship on the part of all players, coaches and fans is always the standard. Each team must ensure that their coaches/players/fans abide by the standards of good behavior outlined by the organization. The Code of Conduct is expected to be followed by all parents, players and coaches participating in the program. A copy can be found in the Appendix.
Sportsmanship - Everyone at the game, including the parents and spectators, should demonstrate good sportsmanship. Satisfaction for players, coaches, parents and spectators should come from watching athletes playing their hardest and doing their best. We should applaud and enthusiastically cheer good plays on both sides.
We’re looking forward to an amazing season!
Samantha Cerrato and Julia Reggio