Hello Players and Parents,
Welcome to the 2021 Boys Youth Lacrosse Season!
Practices are off to a good start and we are looking forward to a great season.
Navy (away) vs KP @ 10:30
A little bit about myself for those that don’t know me:
I work in Bedford, MA (Commute is awful) and lead a Worldwide Service Team for a medical device company. Typically, I’m on a plane in another part of the world, but with the current COVID-19 outbreak most of my travel has been postponed. Fortunately, this allows me to be around more often.
I’ve been involved with lacrosse for over 25 years as a Player and coach.
Why do I coach:
I believe coaching is one of the most beautiful, powerful, and influential positions a person can ever have. By becoming a coach, I have chosen to work with young athletes. I have chosen to guide them through the trials and tribulations of learning two beautiful games: sport and life, not only by making them better athletes, but better people. I never take this responsibility lightly.
Playing to win but with a focus on player development; attempting to develop future players.
Expectations of coaches:
Set a good example; show effective leadership as well as good sportsmanship
Treat each player fairly, consistently, and honestly
Run organized practices so that players have lots of opportunities for improvement
Supportive of all players efforts
Work to ensure success of the Foxboro Lacrosse Program
Expectations of individual players:
Commitment to team
Adherence to ALL League/District behavioral policies; discipline in school = discipline at lacrosse
Grades = C or higher in ALL classes
Work to get better; ask coaches for help if you aren’t finding success!
Role models – in and OUT of school
Respect - teammates, coaches, parents, opponents, officials
Notify coaches if absent prior to practice (email or text)
Expectations of parents:
Work to promote a positive environment that is conducive to the development of the student athlete. Be supportive of ALL the players.
Help your child understand that they are part of a team; lacrosse is not an individual sport.
Attend games and cheer team positively
Refrain from coaching your child during games.
Respect the officials – They are doing their best.
Respect the coaches, and insist your student athlete do the same – You will not agree with every decision that we make but we are doing it based on what we believe to be in the best interest of the program and your child
As a follow up from Bill’s previous email:
We'll be moving to TeamSnap for schedule and healthchecks. We're in the process of migrating the schedules over manually, but by the weekend look out for invite.
In the meantime, schedule is up on FoxboroLacrosse.com under each team.
Note that each squad has 13 players, so we'll be moving a few players around week to week to help with subs and bench strength.