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Edition 03 - 03/17/2016

Presidents Letter

Now it’s starting to feel like Spring and lacrosse weather! Thank you to all the parents, players, and coaches who have been super flexible with game/practice cancellations and location changes due to the rain. As we begin our spring season, I wanted to take a moment to highlight our response to our children when they come off the field. Tim Elmore coined the phrase “I love to watch you play” in his article “What Parents Should Say As Their Kids Perform”. Many may have read this article, but I find myself every year, repeating this mantra as a new season begins. When you have a quiet moment, please enjoy reading this informative article.

 http://growingleaders.com/blog/what-parents-should-say-as-their-kids-perform/

Go Coyotes!

Kim Pepper

NEWS AND UPDATES
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  • Rain or shine-lacrosse games are on!!!
     
  • Please share Coyotes LAX photos with us for the newsletter and website! Any news is welcomed too! Send news and pictures to:
     
  • Remember to arrive on time for practice and have your player fully dressed in equipment before letting them on the field AND arrive 30 min. before game time to be ready to warm-up!
     
  • PUPS spring season begins April 10!
    Registration is still open for boys and girls in Kindergarten and First Grade. http://coyoteslacrosse.org/Registration
OTF (Off the Field)

Upcoming Stanford Lacrosse Games-HOME
Stanford Women vs. Penn State: Sunday, March 20 @ 12PM
Stanford Men vs. Santa Clara: Friday, April 1 @ 7:30PM

Upcoming Burlingame HS Lacrosse Game-HOME
Boys vs. St. Francis (Mountain View): Friday, March 18, @7PM
Girls vs. Castilleja: Tuesday, March 22 @5:30PM


Summer Camps - Go as a Team! Have Fun!

Boys & Girls
Bear Valley Summer Camp Sleepover

Boys
Advance Lacrosse
Encore Lacrosse

Girls
Tenacity Camps
Nike/Stanford Camps

 

Coach Highlight

Tip from Coach Seeberan (U11 Boys)

In his best-selling book “Outliers,” author Malcolm Gladwell hypothesizes that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to truly master a skill. That means it would take someone more than a year practicing 24 hours a day to master stick skills. But here’s the catch (pun intended): Stick skills are the basis of everything you need to be successful in lacrosse. It doesn’t matter if you are the fastest or strongest player if you can’t catch and throw. Stick skills are the great equalizer.  Solution: Twenty minutes a day of just you, your stick, a ball and the wall. These wall-ball routines apply for players in all positions and both genders. Doing the math on this one will get you 40 hours of practice between now and the start of the season in March. Each day, do each of the eight exercises below for 2 minutes, 30 seconds.  A long way off from Gladwell’s position on practice, but I guarantee you’ll see a difference. So load up the iPod and hit the wall today.

 http://www.uslacrosse.org/multimedia-center/blog/postid/426/wall-ball-20-minute-stick-skills-challenge.aspx