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V Lax Facts Coach David Ho email@example.com 773-324-1020 312-953-6955 (Cell) About Mount Carmel Lacrosse 2011 will be the second year for lacrosse at Mount Carmel. Lacrosse is increasing in popularity as east coast colleges look to the Midwest for the next wave of talent. It’s a fast-paced and physical game, but requires a great deal of strategy, too. It’s also a great conditioning sport for football and hockey players due to a number of similarities in the games. The Coach’s mission is to develop student athletes of character and integrity, who will serve as positive members of Mount Carmel and the greater society. The team’s mission will be value-based on principles such as pride, unity, confidence with the strong emphasis on academic endeavors and the importance of intellectual growth. We always practice positive leadership and display courage necessary to advocate just cause in the face of public and peer pressure. We always hold ourselves accountable for our thoughts, feelings and actions as we are student athletes as we represent Mount Carmel and its families. To understand the immense opportunity afforded to us by a diverse student body, we will demonstrate the virtues of compassion, sensitivity and respect, and always be the best at everything we do. This year will introduce more lacrosse knowledge and language. For example, we’ll keep a scorebook at each game to track statistics like goals, assists, shots, etc. This also means we’ll track penalties, so keep it clean! These statistics are important to see where practice effort should be focused, as well as helping you prepare for a college career in lacrosse (if that’s your choice!). Our Coaches Registration Practices Our Head Coach is Dave Ho. Dave is a Registration forms have been Practice makes perfect. You play like you passionate advocate of lacrosse, and he has emailed to all current and practice. Whatever your choice of sayings, it high school and college (Norwich University) prospective players. They have means the same thing: we learn and perfect playing experience. Dave’s coaching also been posted on the lacrosse our play through practice. This is the time to experience is at the youth level with the page of the school’s website. learn new plays, understand how your Orland Park Chiefs, and the high school level attacker shoots, your midi passes or your with Loyola Academy and St. Rita. Dave has A fee sheet has been emailed to defenders guard. This is where you become a extensive experience in program development all current and prospective team. If you don’t show up, you don’t learn. and conducting clinic/camps to promote the players. Returning players have This puts you a step behind other players in sport. lower fees because they have terms of knowledge and playing time. already purchased the majority of Showing up isn’t enough: you’ve got to It looks like we’ve got enough players for a their equipment. participate and run through the practice like freshman and junior varsity team! While that’s your season depends on it – because it does! great news from a program standpoint, it A pasta dinner will take place on highlights the need for more coaches. Coach Wednesday, February 9, from 6- We practice six days per week and normally Ho is currently advertising for an experienced 7:30 pm. This dinner is a chance have Sundays off. Weekday practices Assistant Coach. If you know of someone to kick off the season, introduce normally run from 2:45 until 5 or 5:30 pm. with lacrosse experience, please send their parents and process registration Please remember our Coach has a full-time info to Coach and he’ll take it from there. forms and payments. job. This means that early dismissal days might still have practice, but it will be at the Our roster must be finalized by regular time of 2:45 or 3 pm. Please plan February 18! accordingly. Equipment Equipment can either be ordered/purchased through Coach Ho or you may purchase equipment on your own. The only piece of equipment that the player is required to purchase from the school is the helmet due to color specificity. If you choose to purchase the other equipment on your own, Coach Ho will share his discount codes with you for local lacrosse businesses if you ask him. Please pay attention to color requirements on the equipment list when you’re shopping (i.e. white gloves, not black). All equipment must be NFHS certified. Players must have a helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves and a stick. The stick type might be short (attacker and midfielder) or long (defender), so talk with Coach before making this investment. Schedule Caravan Committee Coach Ho is in the midst of This year’s Caravan Committee members are: coordinating our spring schedule. Seniors – Matt Anderson and Andy Zivat It’s about 1/3 set and takes a lot of Juniors –Jon Ladowski and Zack Swanson work because games are Sophomores – Justin Gallagher and Mike Griffin individually coordinated with participating schools. The The Caravan Committee has selected the 2011 uniforms, charity and participated in some season will begin March 1 with leadership training over the winter break. While their role is to assist Coach Ho in leading practices and our first games to the team, it is a core responsibility of all Mount Carmel players to positively and respectfully occur by mid- to late March. represent their faith, families, school and sport. The group is led by Pete Ladowski. Parent Board We have a number of parents who have stepped forward to help within the planning and administrative needs of the program. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact any of the parents listed below for information. These parents are also good sources of information in trying to navigate your first year as a lacrosse family. John and Donna Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org 773-298-9722 Jim and Deb Swanson email@example.com 708-990-1348 Pete and Cheryl Ladowski firstname.lastname@example.org 219-613-4095 Workouts Fundraising Field Location If you’re a returning player, what It does not appear as though fundraising Our practices will continue to take have you done throughout the will be necessary to sponsor a 2011 place at Mount Carmel. Players, winter to keep your ball handling season. We may revisit this in the middle please remember: this is a privilege skills fresh? Start those drills of the season to fund other 2012 initiatives, and not a right. Appropriate now to get back in the habit! If but we’ll involve you as we continue these behavior is required at all times, you’re a new player, start with discussions. especially no cleats in the hallway! conditioning and strength. Last year’s games were held at Coach Ho will communicate Thanks to John Gallagher (father of Gately Stadium. Because they are workout information for those sophomore Justin) for the donation of an re-turfing the field, this isn’t an players who wish to use the equipment box that can be placed outside option this year. Instead, we will month of February to voluntarily the school. This will allow for a quicker set play at Eckersall Stadium, 2423 prepare for the season. up and breakdown of practices East 82nd Street, in Chicago. This nd is roughly at 82 and Yates. Transportation Bus transportation to all games is provided by Mount Carmel. This is the recommended method to ensure all players arrive safely and on time. We had some problems with “detours” by drivers last year that made them miss warm-ups. Don’t risk your playing time! Players may take the bus back to school after the game or go home with their parent who attends the game. After practice during the week, Mount Carmel offers an activity bus that leaves the school at 5:55 pm. The buses are on a strict schedule so players must ensure they are on time or they’ll be left behind. Any player wishing to take the activity bus must register with Mr. McShane (773-324-1020 x240). If the player already has a monthly bus pass, no additional money is required. If the player needs the activity bus for a ride home (he gets to school through other means), the cost is $75 per month. Additionally, one-day passes are available from the Security Office. The activity bus routes reverse the actual school bus routes; no new stops will be established. Charity Work Volunteers We have selected the Ronald It takes a lot of work to put together a lacrosse program. We have an enthusiastic coach in McDonald House as our Coach Ho, supportive Athletic Director in Dan LaCount and engaged School Moderator in charity for 2011. Mr. Ms. Gold. Are you missing from the equation? You don’t need lacrosse knowledge to Ladowski will contact them to help with the program. Help is needed to: understand the volunteer o Set up nets, water jugs and fields for home games opportunities that exist so o Work the game clock and keep score at home games that our players can give o Keep the score book to track stats during all games back to the community and o Chaperone on the bus to/from games positively represent the o Video tape games for “Chalk Talk” post-game talks with the team Mount Carmel lacrosse o Take pictures during games for both PR and memories program. o Coordinate social opportunities for the players and families The list goes on and on – how can we count on your support and involvement as the year progresses?
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