Hereford 20Lacrosse 20Coaches 20Meeting 203 11 09 20 20web 20posting by gZkWBqI

VIEWS: 5 PAGES: 29

									Hereford Lacrosse
 Spring Meeting

   March 11, 2009
Hereford HS Cafeteria


   “KEEP’N IT
     FUN!”
                Welcome
• Thank You for
  – Coaching
  – Volunteering your time
  – Making a positive impact on kids
• Meeting Goals:
  –   General Program Overview
  –   Obtain Important Coaches Information
  –   Program Updates
  –   Guest Speakers:
       • Tony Seaman - Head Coach Towson University
         Lacrosse
       • Sue Heether - Head Coach USA Women’s
         National Team, Owner – Sports Her Way
 Guest Speaker: Tony Seaman
• Head Coach Towson University
• Ranks eighth among active Division I coaches with 246
  career victories
• Only coach in NCAA Division I history to guide three different
  schools to the NCAA Tournament
• Over the last decade with the Tigers, Seaman has led the
  Tigers to an 82-65 overall record and four conference
  championships.
• Head Coach Johns Hopkins University 1991-1999
• Head Coach University of Pennsylvania 1983-1991
• Head Coach C.W. Post 1982
• Head coach at Lynbrook High School from 1972 to 1981
• Seaman has coached 72 All-Americans, including 13 first
  team selections. He has also coached a National Player of
  the Year, 42 All-Ivy League players, five All-America East
  picks and 30 All-CAA selections.
• Daughter Barb plays for University of Pennsylvania Women's
  Lacrosse Team
• Son Greg is Senior Middie for the Princeton University Tigers
  Guest Speaker: Sue Heether
• Current USA Women’s National Lacrosse Head Coach
• A three-sport athlete (field hockey, lacrosse, swimming) at
  Loyola College
• She earned First team All-America honors in 1990 as a
  goaltender and holds Loyola’s single season (312) and
  career (826) saves record.
• She played goalie for the U.S. teams that won World Cups
  in 1993, 1997 and 2001
• She served as an assistant coach at Loyola (1991), Harvard
  (1992) and Notre Dame Prep (1993-95) before becoming
  the head coach at St. Mary’s College (Md.) where she
  compiled a record of 17-7 in two seasons
• In 1997 she opened Sports Her Way, a successful women’s
  specialty equipment and apparel store and continues to
  serve in the role of president for the company.
• And Lastly, Heether was inducted into the Loyola College
  Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995 and into the US Lacrosse
  Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame in 2004.
                 General Topics
•   Welcome
•   MYLA Dates
•   Registration Numbers
•   Team Alignment
•   Practice Information
•   Field and Game Cancellation Information
•   Coaches Forms
     –   HZRPC Coaching Form
     –   PCA – Coaching Philosophy Letter to Parents and Players
     –   Referee Log
     –   Team Budget
     –   Tournaments and Tournament Fees
     –   Injured Player Reports

•   Hereford Lacrosse Girls and Boys Clinic – March 15, 2009 GV
•   Hereford Lacrosse Day/Picture Day – April 18, 2009
•   Team Parents
•   What’s new at Hereford Lacrosse
•   Sub-Board Meetings “Prepare for Spring”
                            2009 MYLA Dates
•    Season Development forms due                                March 8
•    Opening Meeting                                             March 10
•    Final team alignment                                        March 17
•    League fees and rosters due                                 March 28
•    Schedules completed                                         March 29
•    First schedule games                                        April 3,4,5
•    Easter                                                      April 12
•    First Tyker games – HEREFORD LAX DAY!                       April 18
•    First Weekday games                                         April 20
•    Rain makeup games                                           May 18-21
•    Final day of games                                          May 17
•    Season ending MYLA meeting                                  May 21
•    First round of playoffs                                     May 26-29
•    Memorial weekend                                            May 23-25
•    Second round of playoffs                                    June 1-5
•    MYLA Championships                                          June 6
•    US Lacrosse (U13 Tournament)                                June 13
•    US Lacrosse (U15 Tournament)                                June 20

    BCPS: Easter Break starts April 3, 2009 with return to school on April 14, 2009
                    NO GAMES OVER EASTER WEEKEND!
       Registration Results
• Girl’s Update – 286
   –   Tyker 89
   –   Lightning 67
   –   Midget 76
   –   Juniors 54

• Boy’s Update – 294
   –   Tyker 66
   –   Lightning 73
   –   Midget 81
   –   Juniors 74

• Spirit
   – Boys - 60
   – Girls - 73
          Team Alignments
  Girls           Boys MYLA (HARCO)
• Tyker           • Tyker
   – 8 B (1A)        – 6B (1A 7-man league)
• Lightning       • Lightning
   – 1A, 2B, 1C      – 1A, 2B, 1C (1A & 1B)
• Midget          • Midget
   – 1A, 1B, 2C
                     – 1A, 1B, 3C (2B)
• Juniors
                  • Juniors
   – 2B, 1C
                     – 1A, 1B, 2C (1A, 1B)
                 Practice Overview
•   HMS (April through May)
     – Back Football Field – All Days and Times
     – Back Softball Field – Available until March 31,2009 (Travel softball
       starting 1 April) – 2 Tyker sized fields for Spirit on Saturday’s only in
       April and May (see field diagram)
     – Lower Fields – All Days and Times EXCEPT Sunday afternoons
       starting Sunday March 29, 2009 – 1 reg. size lax field and 1 Tyker size
       field (see diagram)
•   Genesse Valley (GV) Starting March 30, 2009 (Note: Must
    work around Game Schedules and HS Game Schedules)
     –   Tyker Boys – All Days and Times
     –   Tyker Girls – All Days and Times
     –   Field #1 Boys and Girls - Shared – All Days and Times
     –   Field #2 Girls - All Days and Times EXCEPT Saturday and Sunday
         Mornings until noon
     –   Field #3 Girls - All Days and Times
     –   Field #4 Boys – All Days and Times
     –   Field #5 Boys – All Days and Times
     –   Grandmas’s House Field – Tyker practice field New for 2009 to
         accommodate girls Tyker age group of 8 teams – practices only.
             Practice Overview
•   Sparks Elementary (*March, April, May)
     – Large Field where soccer field is behind school
     – *March: Mon. thru Fri. 4pm to 8pm, Sat. 8am to 8pm, Sun – 12pm
       to 8pm
     – April and May: Mon. Wed., Fri., 4pm to 8pm, Sat. 8am to 8pm,
       Sun. until 12 noon

       All field use is weather permitting. All coaches are to
       instruct parents to visit the Hereford Rec. Council web site
       for field closures. www.herefordrec.org.


•   Field Coordinators: Girls - Dan Stachura
     – Phone 410-357-5867
     – Email dan@connectedcare.com

•   Field Coordinators: Boys – Alan Seider
     – Phone 410-440-0120 Cell Phone
     – Email aeseider@comcast.net or alan.seider@rbc.com
 Weekend Practice Times
• Saturdays (HMS)
  – 9:00 to 11:00 Juniors
  – 11:00 to 1:00 Midgets
  – 1:00 to 3:00 Lightning
  – 3:00 to 5:00 Tyker
• Sunday (HMS)
  – 12:00 to 1:30 Juniors
  – 1:30 to 3:00 Midgets
  – 3:00 to 4:30 Lighting
  – 4:30 to 6:00 Tyker
           Weekday Practices
• March Practice Times (HMS):
   – Start Date: March 2, 2009 (if fields released)
        • Slot 1 - 5:00 to 6:30PM
        • Slot 2 - 6:30 to 8:00PM
   –   Monday – Lightning
   –   Tuesday – Midget
   –   Wednesday – Juniors
   –   Thursday – Tykers
   –   Friday – Make-up /Extra/ A-Teams
• April & May – GV:
   –   Start Date: March 30, 2009 (if fields released)
   –   Monday – Lightning
   –   Tuesday – Midget
   –   Wednesday – Juniors
   –   Thursday – A-Teams
   −   Friday – Make-up /Extra
• Sparks Elementary: (see March, April, May schedule)
   − Start Date: March 2, 2009 (if fields released)
   − Boys
   − Girls
    Practice Field Updates
• HMS Fields:
   – Earliest Possible Saturday 3/16/09
   – Coaches will be notified when released
• Hard Courts
   – Open
   – Tennis Court - Must move if people want to play
   – Parking Lots - Off limits
   – Private Property - Not authorized by Rec. Council

• Genesee Valley:
   −   Absolutely NO DOGS!! Inform visiting teams!
   −   No Parking on the street!
   −   Pick up all Trash!!
   −   Keep kids off the rope course
    Reisterstown Sports Plex
• Remaining Time:
−   March 9th: 5pm to 630pm      Harman – Lightning Boys
−   March 15: 6pm to 800pm       Tankersley - Junior Girls
−   March 16: 5pm to 630pm       May - Lightning Girls
−   March 22nd: 11am to 1pm      Collachi & Tankersley Girls
−   March 22nd: 6pm to 10pm      M. Hudson – Midget Boys
−   March 23rd: 5pm to 630pm     W. Husdon – Tyker Boys
−   March 29th: 11am to 1am      Schwab – Junior Boys
−   March 30th: 5pm to 630pm     Tankersley – Junior Girls

    This time must be returned to the county if it is not
                    going to be used.
  Field and Game Cancellations
• Genesee Valley Fields:(Games & Practices)
   – Cancellatons will be posted at
     www.herefordlacrosse.org on the front page in the
     “Blue Box”
   – Coaches are responsible for notifying their
     respective teams and visiting coaches of field
     closures/game cancellations
   – Asst. Commissioners will notify referees of field
     closures/game cancellations
   – Designated person from Boys and Girls programs
     will post cancellation on MYLA web-site

• HMS and Sparks Elementary: (Practices)
  - Cancellatons will be posted at www.herefordrec.org
  primary location and secondary location will be
  www.herefordlacrosse.org on the front page in the “Blue
  Box”
   SPIRIT – Practice & Games
• HMS (Lower Fields – see diagram):
• Boys start 4/14
• Girls start 4/16
  – Boys: Tuesdays 6-7 PM
  – Girls: Thursday 6-7 PM

• HMS(Lower Fields & back Softball field
  area – Saturday’s only. see diagram):
   − Saturdays starting 4/18
   – Boys: 3:30 to 5:00 PM
   – Girls: 3:30 to 5:00 PM
    HRC Coaches Code of Conduct
                                                 HEREFORD ZONE RECREATION AND PARKS COUNCIL
                                                                     Coaches Code of Conduct
•   Purpose: HRC               The Hereford Zone Recreation and Parks Council (HZRPC) offers recreational and sports
    Responsibilities for All   activities for the benefit of children and all participants involved in our programs. As a
                               community, we believe that our coaches should adhere to the highest ethical standards of fair
    coaches                    play and sportsmanship.

•   Who: Must be complete      HZRPC has developed this “Coaches Code of Conduct” to promote positive coaching that
                               encourages players to win while also learning important life lessons and developing positive
    by each Head coach         character traits.


•   When: Prior to             As a Coach or Assistant Coach …

                                   
    Coaching                           I will promote the philosophy of good sportsmanship and that recreation is fun. I will put
                                       the best interests of the entire program ahead of individual desires.

•   Where:                            I will treat all participants with respect and avoid negative criticism, giving positive
                                       encouragement and directions to players during games.

     – Hardcopy: Today                I will teach all kids the skills of the game, the values of teamwork, and the meaning of
                                       good sportsmanship.

     – Future: On the                 I will see that "all kids play" regardless of skill level.

        Website under “For         
                                   
                                       I will always play by the rules and respect the game officials and their authority.
                                       I will communicate with the parents on my team, allow them to give me feedback, solicit
        Coaches”                       their active support, and inform them of all team rules, practices and games.
                                      I will never use profanity, abusive language, or threatening behavior towards any player,
•   Special Note:                      parent, coach, opponent, or official.
                                   
     – Positive Coaching
                                       I will not use tobacco, alcohol, or drugs during any recreation program.
                                      I will never knowingly permit an injured player to return to the game without proper
        Alliance (PCA)                 medical attention.
                                      I have completed a Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) workshop within the past five
        attendance is a                years, or I will sign up for and complete the PCA “Double Goal Coach” certification at
                                       the next available workshop in our area. HZRPC is committed to having all our coaches
        HZRPC prerequisite             certified as PCA “Double Goal Coaches” who Honor the Game.

                               By signing this form, I hereby swear and affirm that I have not been convicted, nor are charges pending, of any
                               crimes that would make me ineligible to volunteer with children; and, I agree to abide by these guidelines.


                               Signature                                                        Date ________           __
   Positive Coaching Alliance
• Bringing Positive Coaching to Hereford Recreation Sports.
  Hereford Lacrosse coaches are required to attend a PCA
  workshop. If you have not attended a PCA workshop please be
  prepared to attend the next workshop. We will notify all
  coaches when the next PCA workshop will be held. Please
  visit the PCA website www.positivecoach.org for free tips and
  tools to being a “Double Goal Coach”:

• Our organization is committed to the principles of Positive
  Coaching Alliance and against a “win-at-all-cost” mentality.
  PCA calls a Positive Coach a “Double-Goal Coach®.” A win-at-
  all-cost coach has only one goal – to win. A Positive Coach
  shares that goal (wants to win) but has a second goal that is
  even more important – to use the sports experience to help
  young people learn “life lessons” and positive character traits
  that will help them be successful throughout their lives.
    HRC Referee Expenditures
• Purpose:
  Reconciliation of
  Referee Fees
   – Each Head Coach
      will be issued a
      check for the
      MYLA Ref Fees
• Who: Must be
  complete by each
  Head coach
• When: Due at the end
  of the season
• Where: On the
  Website under “For
  Coaches”
                           Team Budgets
• Purpose: IF you are collecting additional fee from
  Players, you MUST complete this form
• Who: Head coach/ Team Parent Coordinator
• When: Due at the beginning of the season
• Where: On the Website under “For Coaches”
                            HEREFORD REC LACROSSE TEAM BUDGET
       YEAR:     200X
       SEASON                         (Outdoor/Indoor)
       TEAM

       COACH

                                                                                PLAYERS ON TEAM :         18
       ACTIVITy/BUDGET ITEM                                            BUDGET PER PLAYER REVISED/ACTUAL COMMENTS
       HARFORD COUNTY LEAGUE                                             $75.00        $4.17       $80.00
       HARDFOD COUNTY LEAUGE REFS (8 Games @ $35)                       $280.00       $15.56      $280.00

       MELTDOWN TOURNAMENT                                              $150.00       $8.33     $255.00
       MELTDOWN REF FEES (4 Games @ $35)                                $140.00       $7.78         NA

       LAX SPLASH TOURNAMENT (Ref fees included)                        $315.00      $17.50     $325.00

       LAX MAX TOURNAMENT (Ref fees included)                           $315.00      $17.50     $325.00

       COCKEYSVILLE TOURNAMENT (Ref fees included)                      $315.00      $17.50     $375.00

       MISCELLANOUS (Indoor practice sessions, supplies, etc.)          $200.00      $11.11     $195.00 3 hrs at four Seasons @ $65/hr




                                      TOTAL EXPENSES                   $1,790.00     $99.44    $1,835.00

       TEAM FEE PAYABLE TO HEREFORD LACROSSE                     Fee                $100.00    $1,800.00


                                      TEAM BALANCE                                              ($35.00)
                                              (Negative Balance) - due to Program
                                              Postive Balance - due to Coach/Team
  Tournaments and Fees
• If a team wishes to enter into
  additional tournaments, the Head
  coach must determine the required
  fee, submit a team budget and
  collect the fees from the players.
  The Rec. Council pays the fees for
  tournaments and teams reimburse
  the Rec. Council.
             Incident Report
• Purpose: Report
  Serious Injuries to
  HZRPC
• Who: Head coach
  (as required)
• When: Due within
  24 Hours of Incident
• Where: On the
  HZRPC Website
  (www.herefordrec.o
  rg) under forms
      Hereford Fundraising
            Events
• Fundraising Committee Leader:
  – Cindy Atkinson
      • Phone: 410-404-5073
      • Email: catkinson43@yahoo.com

  • Hereford Spirit Wear On-line Store – www.laxworld.com
  • Hereford Lax Day/Picture Day – April 18, 2009
  • Hereford 1st Annual Golf Tournament – May 8, 2009 Bon Air
    Country Club Glen Rock, PA, register on-line at
    www.sportzwave.com
  • Hereford Lacrosse Hershey Park Ticket Discounts –
    www.sportzwave.com
  • Hereford Lacrosse custom Lax bags – www.sportzwave.com
    Hereford Lacrosse Fundraiser
•   Tickets will be sold for $20
    each with net proceeds to
    benefit Hereford Lacrosse.
•   Complete rules are
    available when purchasing
    a ticket, online
•   Event Lead: Ralph
    Lightner
     – (410) 343-1040 or
     RLightner@jfknott.com


Tickets Due: March 16th, 2009
     Hereford Lacrosse Day
• 4/18/08 @ Genesee Valley

• Event Lead: Cindy Atkinson
   – Phone: 410-404-5073
   – Email: catkinson43@yahoo.com

• Details:
      • Team/Individual Picture Day – “Perfect Image
        Photography”
      • Music
      • Games
      • Vendors – Lax World, Sportz Her Way
      • Food – Charcoal Deli, Dunkin Donuts, Chix-fil A, Rita’s
        Italian Ice
           Team Parents
• Invaluable Assets to your Team
• Gets parents involved
• Girl’s Team Coordinator:
  – Jen Reider
  – Phone: 410-357-4653
  – Email: jenreider@yahoo.com
• Boy’s Team Parent Coordinator:
  –   Cindi Popowski
  –   Home Phone: 410-472-3211
  –   Cell Phone: 410-599-8808
  –   Email: cmpopowski@comcast.net
    Equipment and Uniforms
• Girls                     • Boys
• Equipment                 • Equipment
  – Duane Abbott              – Steve Johnson
  – Email:                    – Email:
    dabbott@howardcountym       steve@sigmasix.com
    d.gov
                              – Phone: 410-472-4995
  – Phone: 443-472-1919

                            • Uniforms
• Uniforms                    – Scott Stothoff
  – Erin McCleary             – Email:
  – Email:                      Scottstothoff@comcast
    erin.mac@comcast.net        .net
  – Phone: 410-343-2694       – Cell: 443-610-1205
                    What’s new !!!
•   Girl’s Tyker A Team/League expanded to 10 teams
•   Tyker Girls - 5 second rule for holding the ball while being guarded -
    entire field of play
•   2 Referees for Lightning Girls Games ($40 from each team; $35 if only
    one Referee)
•   All Junior girls (A, B and C levels) are allowed full checking (FC in the
    US Lacrosse rule book). Requirement: Coaches must take the on-line
    Level 1 certification found on the US Lacrosse website:
    http://www.uslacrosse.org/programs/officialstraining.phtml - 2 coaches
    on each team must pass course and forward results to MYLA
•   Boys Tykers – No off-ball Body Checking: will be strictly enforced by
    officials
•   Boys AA teams at the Junior and Midget levels will play A Teams and
    AA Teams
•   Designated person to post MYLA scores
•   Boys and Girls policies being revised and updated
•   Hereford Lax Spirit Wear
       From Hereford Lacrosse
• Thank you for Coaching

• It’s about all the Kids!

• KEEP’N IT FUN!!

• Good Luck!!

								
To top