Monday 3/27--practice WRHS 7 to 9
Tuesday 2/28 JV game at Tahoma 6:30 start. Bus leaves WRHS at 4:45. Travel roster will be set at Monday's practice.
Wednesday 3/29 practice WRHS 7 to 9
Thursday 3/30 Bethel at Home 7 pm start. This is a home game for Bethel held at our field. Players wear dark uniforms. All players will suit up for this game.
Friday 3/31 Home soccer game. No practice for lacrosse
Saturday 4/1 Montesano at home 6pm start. All players suit up for this game.
This will be a busy week. 2 conference games, our dinner/auction and a non league game with Auburn Riverside. Below is the daily break down.
Looking forward to week 2 of games, things are starting to come together and this week will be very challenging for the team.
Games begin this week.
Monday 3/13 practice 7 to 9 WRHS
Tuesday 3/14 practice 7 to 9. Soccer has a home game so practice will start in the gym. bring appropriate foot wear.
Wednesday 3/15 Varsity Home game 7pm vs Issaquah. all players will suit up for this game.
Thursday 3/16 practice 7 to 9 WRHS
Friday 3/17 Varsity away game 7pm vs Montesano No JV activity however players are welcome to travel with varsity. We will be taking a bus to Montesano. Departure time still to be determined. Expect to arrive back at WRHS approximately 11;00 pm.
Remember to get your auction items and ticket money turned into the booster club. Dinner/ auction is only
2 weeks away.
This will be the 3rd year we are hosting this event. The intent of this day is to get everyone ready for the regular season games to begin . This will be the first time this season that players, coaches, score table, and referees will be on the field in game situations. No body wins a trophy, nobody gets a scholarship, it's all about getting on the field and playing. Mistakes are expected and will happen. This is the day to embrace and learn from them so when we play for real we have some of it out of our system. Be good hosts to our guests. Practice good sportsmanship. Take time this day to talk to the other teams coaches, players, and parents. Thank the referees for what they do for our game.
Below is the game schedule for Saturday
3RD ANNUAL PLATEAU INVITATIONAL
MARCH 11th 2017
SPONSORED BY WRHS BOYS LACROSSE
White River High School
26928 120th Street East Buckley Wa. 98321
12pm-1pm BLHS vs ARHS
1pm-2pm Sumner vs WRHS
2pm-3 pm Stanwood vs BLHS
3pm-4 pm ARHS vs Sumner
4pm-5 pm Gig Harbor vs Stanwood
5pm-6 pm Gig Harbor JV vs Sumner JV
6pm-7pm WRHS vs Gig Harbor
7pm -8pm WRHS JV vs Gig Harbor JV
8pm-9pm Sumner JV vs WRHS JV
2- 20 minute halves running clock
10 minute halftime
10 minute warm up (please exit the bench area promptly after your game)
Each team responsible for end line balls on your half of the field for both of your games.
WRHS will have field set up IE; pop-up, scorers table/chairs, field markings.
First team on schedule will be HOME TEAM Score table responsibilities are yours. (including clocks)
WALOA will be using these contests to help train / critique new High School referees.
To continue to promote the growth of lacrosse in our region this resource is very important to the referee community.. We
are here to get some playing time before the regular season begins. No one is going to win a national championship
because they competed in one of the games today. PLEASE inform your coaches/players, and fans of this note
HONOR THE GAME
First week of practice is in the books where we focused predominately on stick skills, conditioning and defensive work. The weather was great for lacrosse------ see photo from Monday night when practice was done
For week 2 stick work and defense will continue. We will begin offensive concepts, clears and rides and begin to put all the pieces together in preparation for our jamboree games on the 11th.
THE SECOND WEEK
Monday through Friday practice 7pm to 9pm at WRHS
Wednesday ---- Holly will be at practice early to collect auction items, sold tickets etc.
Thursday ---- Uniform, pennies, shooter shirts handed out during practice.
Saturday March 11th Jamboree ( game schedule in upcoming blog)
Keep up the effort and intensity this week.
Due to field availability practice time for this Saturday March 4th has changed to 5pm -7pm @ WRHS. Please adjust your calendars accordingly
Guys interested in preparing for face off duties. Check out the following video clip
We have had good success the last few years incorporating this sequence and drills into our daily routine,
The 2017 season is set to begin. Schedule for the week of 2/27 .
Dates and Times for the remaining Captains Practices
Sat 14 th 9-11
Sat 21st 8:30 -10:30
Sat 28th 8:30- 10:30
Sat 4th 8;30- 10:30
Sat 11th 8:30-10:30
Sat 18th 8:30- 10:30
Sat 25th 8:30 -10:30
All practices at WRHS turf field. Look forward to seeing as many players show to as many as they can. We've had good turnouts through December and it has been good having the Orting players join us. This is a perfect time to get any new guys on the the field. Round up a couple get them out of bed early on a Sturday and have them give it a try
Players and parents,
It has come to my attention that there has been some confusion regarding pre season workouts that are underway in preparation for the upcoming season.
In high school lacrosse the coaching staff from each team is not allowed to coach their own teams players from August 1st until the first day of high school spring sports as set by the WIAA. We are allowed to train, condition set up youth clinics etc. but we cannot have any lacrosse specific training with our players during this "quiet time".
This year as in the past the coaching staff has chosen to hold captains practices on Saturday mornings at the WRHS field. These practices are not mandatory and are open to all students from the high school that want to participate. The coaching staff is at the field to supervise these practices and work with the kids on conditioning, strength training and speed and agility. Typically the first hour coaches work with the kids, the second hour the kids gear up and play lacrosse. Although coaches cannot participate in the second hour we always have a coach at the field to monitor. This is termed a "captains practice" by your coaching staff.
I do know the boys have been setting up time on the field on their own after school. Although they may be called captains practices by the boys they are not set up nor supervised by a member of the coaching staff. These would not be termed "captains practices" by your coaching staff.
For upcoming events and changes to our schedule I will communicate to parents and players via our website
wrhornetslacrosse.com click the coaches corner tab.
As needed I also lean on the booster club to send emails to get critical information out. We do not "overuse" this method so if you receive an email from the boosters you should know there is important information in the contents for you to review.
Notice there is no twitter, text, facebook, instagram,etc . If you are receiving information from other sources than the 2 mentioned above it is not coming from or endorsed by your coaching staff.
Hope this clears up any mis-understanding and look forward to the 2017 season