The location of the scheduled Goalie Clinic on 5/3 for youth goalies with more than 2 years experience has been changed to the HS Turf field. The time is the same 12:30-2:30. As a reminder, tomorrow night is Girls Youth and Parents Clinic with HS Coach Phil Schneider is tomorrow night at the HS turf field. Also the Boston Cannons game is May 3rd at Gillette Stadium (the pre-game clinic has been rescheduled to Saturday May 30th) and finally Picture Day is Monday May 4th. Coaches have the schedule and order forms. Our website (www.ella.uslaxteams.com) has additional details. Also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ELLA.uslaxteams.com for tons of lax content.
East Lyme Girls HS Lacrosse Fundraiser at BlackWolves 4/26
The East Lyme girls lacrosse program is having a ticket sale fundraiser for the New England Black Wolves game this Sunday (4/26). The girls program will receive $5 for each ticket sold using the promotional code on the attached flyer. Hopefully we'll see you there!
There will be two goalie clinics for East Lyme youth lax players (both boys and girls) at Bridebrook Park on Sunday 4/26 and 5/3 from 12:30-2:30. The 4/26 clinic will be for goalies with 2 years or less experience playing the position and the 5/3 clinic will be for those goalies with more than 2 years experience. These clinics will be given by Tom McLellan, current JV Boys coach at Valley Regional High School and former Asst coach for the St. Bernards boys lacrosse team. Tom was also the former Asst Coach for the East Lyme Girls HS team for 4 years and coached at the youth level in East Lyme for 12 years. With his wealth of knowledge and experience, these clinics are extremely beneficial to both youth goalies and youth coaches. Please let me know if you plan to attend by contacting Rich McCaffrey at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Boston Cannons are hosting a Girls Night pregame youth clinic before their May 3rd home game at Gillette Stadium. Patty Shields, a Boston Cannons account executive and former East Lyme lacrosse player, is willing to set aside a block of seats for East Lyme players and families. The price of the ticket is $24 and includes the pre-game clinic for girls ages 10-14. The clinic will run from 3-4pm and is being coached by local women's college players from BU and BC. This promises to be a fun and exciting event for all.
Please contact Shawn and Julie Pierce at email@example.com if interested in attending. Indicate how many tickets you would like and of that how many players will be participating in the clinic (example: total 5 tickets includes 1 player). Please respond no later than Thursday April 24th.
"A Players Perspective on Parents (and Coaches)Sideline Beh
From long time ELLA alum Mary Mooradian:
(From 2013) "A coach from another town just emailed me for a copy of this old handout I had put on the tables at a Shoreline scheduling meeting so that she could give to out at her parent meeting. Not sure if any of you were at the meeting back then, but it was cute so I thought I would send to some ELLA coaches- kind of puts things in perspective for parents (and maybe even overly instructive coaches). Feel free to share...."
Have a great season!
From Our Children's Perspective...
A mother was making a breakfast of fired eggs for her teenage daughter. Suddenly the daughter bursts into the kitchen. "Careful! Careful! Put in some more butter! Oh my goodness! You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my! WHERE are going to get MORE BUTTER! They're going to STICK! Careful!...CAREFUL! I said CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry Up! Are you crazy? Have you lost your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! USE THE SALT!
The mother stared at her. "What's wrong with you? You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?
The daughter calmly replied "I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm trying to play lacrosse."