News and Announcements
Hello all – hope long weekend was a good one. Weather was great for mid Nov!
Also hope those involved in Richmond and Baltimore has success and played well individually and as a team.
A few updates for all:
-Tues and Thur both groups are at the turf (jr Guys reminder to be dropped off approx 8:50)
-Wed at school for PE/fitness
-Fri – TBA (weather pending if lacrosse or strength training)
Gr 9/10 guys:
-reminder to all to get their brief assignment done for tomorrow
Sr team east last week:
-some pics were sent this weekend and it can be seen that a great experience and trip was had by all. Lacrosse was a little up and down at times but by Sunday the abilities and skill set was shining as well as the high level of play expected of this group. Many spectators, opposing teams and college coaches spoke how impressed they were.
-next up is our annual Spartan Shootout Nov 23/24. Jr teams have been selected by coaches and sr teams have been selected by Gr 12 captains as we do every year. These will be posted at schools and via website after Tues training to ensure proper selection has occurred.
-Tourney schedule is done and in Draft format. Before releasing (and hopefully to avoid future versions) I’m waiting in field confirmations as well as team travel. I’m hoping to have out later this week.
-when released and when Caroline Mace produces the volunteer schedule please ensure each family takes a turn and chips in for the tourney to be a success on and off the field.
Fri Night Lights:
-Nov 23 we will have our annual FNL match at UVic and as we have done the last 2 or 3 years will ‘honour’ our graduating class and their parents prior to the game. Hopefully parents can ensure availability. Tentative time for that game is 7 or 7:30 p.m.
Space Needle tournament (Seattle):
-Nov 30-Dec 2
-permission forms will be ready and sent home next week. (Approx cost is $140-150)
-tentative plan will be having our school bus take 23 players, myself another 4 or 5 and then looking for a few (guessing 4 or 5) parents with CRC’s and volunteer driving forms done to help transport the remaining guys travelling. Travel to and from will be all asked to do as coaching staff will take care of rest of organization of both teams. Please email me if u are able to or interested in doing so. Any players selected whose parents are travelling earlier than with team please make sure to let me know.
Photos have been added from the trip to the Autumn Gold tourney in Baltimore and NYC.
Thanks to Darren and Craig Pullan for photos.
Photo album is here – https://bit.ly/2PoQlWs.
Finally – we look to be set. Claremont school will be hosting SAT sittings both Dec 1 and Mar 9. Dec 1 only has 50 seats and Mar 9 will have 100.
Go to SAT College Board to register.
Our school code is 94487.
For the Dec 1 sitting you must register by Fri, Nov 2 at midnight to avoid the late penalty fee.
I recommend all 11 and 12’s with any thought at all of possibly going south for school to look to write at least one time, maybe both. Recognize that the Seattle tourney is in conflict for some guys but that was beyond our control.
The Mar 9 sitting should have no conflict as High school BC’s are slated for Mar 6-8 and we will be home that evening.
More details available in attached document.
Any questions let me know or have your son talk to me.
Thx – Darren
The document SAT-Info.pdf was attached to this post.
Hope everyone had a great weekend – thanks to all the guys (and parents) who contributed to making our school’s Screamfest a huge success for the school and the community and as well for the many guys who supported it by attending one of the two nights.
Fri was a successful first couple of games of the year in Nanaimo. NDSS were great hosts and the games were an opportunity to shake some rust off and also see what needs to be worked on moving ahead prior to trip East, Spartan Shootout, and the Space Needle tournies.
Mon and Tues will be lacrosse. Mon is at the school, Tues is at the turf (jr class please be dropped off)
Wed is PE/Fitness
Thur and Fri – PE/Strength training
This Thur the Sr travel team leaves for Baltimore to take part in the Towson recruiting trip called Autumn Gold and then spend 2 days in Times Square and New York before heading home on Tuesday, Nov 6. Will be an exciting trip as it always is!! Those players – a reminder that permission forms and waivers are needed to be returned to me asap.
Looking ahead to Mon and Tues next week the Gr 10 guys will be receiving their first aid training and Level 1 certificate. Great resume builder and invaluable training to have. They will need to talk with their block 2 teachers as they will need to miss that class Mon and Tues but will have Wed block 1 to use to make up missed learning.
There are now more Thrifty Smile Cards available. Several parents mentioned back in September that they would like some.
These are not prepaid, and are an excellent way to contribute to the lacrosse program.
You can load the card with whatever amount you choose, and then reload again when
Please contact me at email@example.com with the number of cards you want
and the name of your player, so I can give them to Darren to pass on to the boys.
Thank you for your support!