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IHS Boys Modified, JV and Varsity Spring Details
by posted 02/15/2018


 

Dear Irondequoit Lacrosse Families, 

As a follow up to the Irondequoit Boys Lacrosse Parent Meeting, we wanted to take the opportunity pass along key information to you via email. Apologies for the long note, but we wanted to ensure we were as comprehensive as possible.

FAMILY ID SPORTS TEAM REGISTRATION

All players need to register to play via the Family ID Sports Team Registration (JV/Varsity currently open, Modified opens on 2/19)...players can’t start practice until the registration is complete.

PROGRAM COMMUNICATION UPDATE

To enhance the communication for the Boys 7 - 12 graders, moving forward we will be utilizing the Irondequoit Lacrosse website to be our main vehicle to communicate with player’s families.

In order to be effective with this change we need to make sure that we have the most current information for all our families (email, phone, etc.) in the system.  

Please go to www.irondequoitlacrosse.com

  • If you already have an account - login to your account and update any necessary information (sign in is on the top right of the home page). 
  • If you do not have an account - go to http://assn.la/Reg/?r=1:229189 to create an account. 

NOTE: Families can add multiple email addresses.  If you find that you are not receiving information, please check your junk mail

SPRING SEASON KEY DATES

Mark your Calendar for these Key Dates (more information will be send as we approach these dates):

  • 3/5 – Start of the season for JV and Varsity
  • 3/18 – Spring Fling with Irondequoit Youth Lacrosse
  • 3/19 – Start of the season for Modified
  • 5/5 – Irondequoit Lacrosse Day – All teams Boys/Girls will play 
  • 5/12 – Varsity Senior Day
  • TBD – Irondequoit Boys Lacrosse Community Service Days

SUMMER LACROSSE

Who’s Eligible: West Irondequoit student-athletes entering 7th -12th grade 18-19 School Year

Coaches: IHS Modified, JV & Varsity, IHS Alumni – Area College

What’s Included:

  • Player development & team training, 2 to 3 practices per tournament
  • Irondequoit Lax Team Pinnie and Shorts
  • Tournament Schedule –
    • Irondequoit Invitational: IHS – June 16th & 17th
    • Niagara Lacrosse Classic: Fort Niagara, NY – July 14th & 15th
    • John Pepper : West Genesee HS, Camillus, NY – July 28th (Varsity), July 29th (Mod, JV)

Season Cost: $225 – Please mail checks by May 1, 2018 with player name / rising grade to Irondequoit Lacrosse Boosters, 195 Eastgate Dr., Rochester, NY 14617

SUMMER CAMP

Registration will be communicated online and through Irondequoit Community Education (in March)

Who’s Eligible: West Irondequoit student-athletes entering 7th -12th grade 18-19 School Year

Coaches: IHS Modified, JV & Varsity, IHS Alumni – Area College

Location: IHS Turf Field

Date & Time: 7/9/18 – 7/13/18 from 2 – 4pm

Cost: $112.00

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

  • Fundraiser objective is to generate funds to support the boys and coaching staff throughout the season. Examples: indoor practice time, non-uniform team apparel, video and photography, team dinners, senior gifts, program banquet and more.
  • 2018 we will again sell Ace Discount Cards - $20.00 each.
    • We will meet with the teams individually to distribute cards and set goals
    • Team and individual prizes for Varsity, JV and Modified
    • Fundraiser dates TBD (very soon).

As always, if you have any questions please contact us:

Thanks, Coach Terry Coholan and the Irondequoit Lacrosse Booster Club

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2018 Spring Micro Lacrosse Registration is OPEN!
by kevin donovan posted 02/12/2018


Micro Lacrosse is open for GIRLS and BOYS in grades Pre K - K for 2017-18. The program is an introduction to lacrosse with focus on fundamentals, stick work, and fun games! Players just need a stick to participate!

CLICK HERE to Register

Cost: $45 (Includes a Lax Jersey)

Saturdays: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2 

Time: 11am - Noon

Location: Parkside Fields

*Date, time and location subject to change based on scheduling conflicts and weather

Please send any questions to 

Thanks,

IYL Board

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Lacrosse Unlimited - 15% OFF coupon for all Irondequoit Lacrosse
by posted 02/08/2018


 

Special Irondequoit Lacrosse Coupon to receive 15% your entire order at Lacrosse Unlimited from 3/2 - 3/4. Offer good in store only (Pittsford Plaza) and Starter Packages are not included (they are already discounted). 

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Knighthawks - IYL Night
by keith nichols posted 01/30/2018

Irondequoit Youth Lacrosse Night

Saturday March 10 at 7:30pm 

Blue Cross Arena

Ticket price $11

Come cheer on your Rochester Knighthawks as they take on the Georgia Swarm. The Irondequoit program will compete at halftime and participate in the tunnel team. When you purchase, you'll receive your very own referral link to share with your friends, family and coworkers. Anyone who buys from your link will automatically be seated with you. Tickets will be sent via email, two days before the event. Click the link below

https://www.fevo.com/edp/Irondequoit-Youth-Lacrosse-Night-9QZbPWBh

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2018 Spring Registration Now Open!!
by posted 01/29/2018


Dear Irondequoit Youth Lacrosse Families,

2018 House Season Information is ready! See the information below for summary information regarding the season...more information will be communicated prior to the season starting!

Registration Summary:

  • Girls 1 – 6th grade, Boys 1st – 6th grade
  • Season Cost
    • Returning Players - $125 ($150 after 03/02/18)
    • New Players (or players needing new jersey kit) - $185 ($210 after 03/02/18)
  • Registration needs to be done through the web site and closes on 03/09/18
  • Costs for the program include the following: Insurance, Website, Referees, Port-o Potties, House Tournaments, Field Costs / Maintenance, Jersey Kits, Other Supplies (goals, nets, balls, cones, pinnies, goalie gear, etc.)

Regular Season Practices:

  • Practice 3 times a week until the game schedule starts. Once the season starts, there are typically 2 practices and 1 game per week (*Saturday practices will take place until games begin). April – beginning of June.
  • Boys practice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Girls practice on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • Exact start times and locations are TBD, but practices are typically 75 – 90 minutes long.

Games:

  • Finalized game schedules are normally completed in mid-April. Your coaches will notify you of game times/locations.
  • All IYL Teams will compete in House Tournaments as well. Again, your coaches and/or IYL will notify you of dates and times.

Equipment Reminders:

  • Each player needs the appropriate equipment at every Game and Practice:
    • Girls - Goggles or Women’s Lacrosse Headgear (either must meet the ASTM Specification Standards), mouth guard – must be a visible color (no clear, no designs (ex. Teeth/fangs) or white allowed), cleats, and a Women's Lacrosse Stick. NOTE: NO jewelry is allowed at any time during practice or games.
    • Boys - Men's Lacrosse Stick, Lacrosse Helmet, Gloves, Arm Pads, Shoulder Pads, Cup, Mouth Guard, and Cleats - Football or soccer cleats are fine, no metal cleats. NOTE: Rib Guards are optional

Rain outs or Cancelations:

  • Lacrosse is an all-weather sport, but lightning and other extreme conditions (cold, hard rain, excessive heat, etc.) will stop play. Safety is always the top concern when it comes to our players.
  • Games would more than likely be re-scheduled, but practice most likely would not be.

We are looking forward to the 2018 House Season! More information to come as the season approaches. Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing info@irondequoitlacrosse.com.

Regards,

IYL Board

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Top 10 Lacrosse Health Benefits
by posted 01/01/2018


Since the 17th century, the sport of lacrosse was invented by Native Americans to be both a competitive physical activity as well as a spiritual tradition that honored “The Creator.” Today, it is one of the fastest growing sports among youth in America. The cardiovascular, strength and mental benefits gained by playing lacrosse are qualities that can have a tremendous positive impact on players.

Here are the Top 10 Health Benefits of Lacrosse:

  • Burns calories: A lacrosse field is 110 yards long and 60 yards wide; running through a field this size is a high-impact aerobic activity. According to the Mayo Clinic, a 160-pound person burns 533 calories per hour performing high-impact aerobics. A lacrosse game typically lasts one to two hours, allowing players to burn hundreds of calories per game. Continuously burning off excess calories is one of the best ways for players to either lose excess weight or keep their present weight under control.

  • Increased mental acuity: It takes discipline to play lacrosse, as the tactics and skill development needed take time and persistence to develop. Not only will players develop mental discipline, but they also reap the benefits provided by regular exercise, which has been shown to improve mental performance, mood and performance in school/work.

  • Improves cardiovascular endurance: Each player’s heart and lungs must be strong enough to play a full game without getting tired, and like all organs, the heart and lungs adapt to the demands placed on them. Players build cardiovascular endurance during practice and games. Each time a player runs up and down the field, his heart and lungs get stronger and his stamina increases.

  • Increased agility: Lacrosse games involve continuous running and sprinting, as well as throwing and catching the ball while on the run or changing direction. A few of the most important skills developed through lacrosse are fast footwork and a high level of quickness and agility. Improved reaction times are also a benefit, which can carry over into daily life when split-second decisions must be made to avoid an accident or a fall.

  • Is a full-body strengthening workout: Lacrosse works virtually every major muscle in the body. Swinging a lacrosse stick and throwing a lacrosse ball work muscles in the upper and lower arms. Cradling, a technique used to maintain control of the ball using a lacrosse stick, also requires arm strength and range of motion. The consistent running works the leg muscles. Players bend up and down and from side to side when chasing and catching lacrosse balls, and these movements work the core muscles.

  • Builds endurance: Lacrosse combines the skills of basketball, soccer and hockey into a fast paced, high endurance test of strength and agility. With a playing area roughly the size of a football field there is a high demand for speed and strength. The training is rigorous and focused. Dedication is required to succeed. Struggling physically also helps build a person mentally. Pushing through and making a goal builds confidence and commitment. The hard work that goes into this sport helps develop a strong character, one that will benefit a person for years to come and help them endure other things in life unrelated to the game.
  • Socialization: Team sports are an excellent way to teach social interaction and how to work with others. Lacrosse teaches teammates to set goals and accomplish those goals with the help of others, a vital real-world skill. Overcoming obstacles within a team is also a good way to develop lifelong friendships.
  • Coordination: One area where lacrosse players benefit is in the training of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Catching a small ball in a cupped net, especially in the middle of a game, is much more difficult than it looks. Combine running, jumping and blocking, and you have a recipe for coordination that will benefit players for a lifetime.
  • Good for mental health: According to Fitness.gov, those who engage in intense physical activities for prolonged time periods can relieve the symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety and depression. Such activities can also promote stress relief and minimize the effects of stress-related ailments, such as insomnia. Playing sports encourages peer interaction as well, which reduces feelings of isolation and can improve a person’s overall mood. Also, the feelings of accomplishment associated with learning a new skill and winning a game can improve a lacrosse player’s self-esteem.
  • Teaches discipline: Devoting time to a team sport teaches the power of productive habits. The work that goes into the game, including regular practice, teamwork and giving it your all, teaches the value of adopting habits that are beneficial. Regular practice, healthy eating, getting enough rest, overcoming mistakes and failure – all of these habits can be learned through lacrosse.

     

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What Are Coaches Looking For?
by posted 10/17/2017


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