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1 Spring Kick-Off Parent Meeting 2014

2 HYLAX Meeting Agenda Mission Directors, Advisors and Scholarships Girls Lacrosse Boys Lacrosse Scheduling, Communications Operations President’s Closing –Sportsmanship, Volunteering and Parenting

3 Mission To honor the game and emphasize sportsmanship To learn life lessons from the game of lacrosse To teach players the game of lacrosse To promote & grow Lacrosse in Hudson An independent, non-profit, organization dedicated to the Hudson lacrosse community

4 HYLAX Board of Directors President –John Elffers Director, Operations –Paul Jesionek Director, Finance –Kara Lewis Director, Girls –Bobby Cart Director, Boys –Frank Fulco Director, Secretary –Jackie Burdett Director, Fields –Jeff Trattner

5 HYLAX Board of Directors If you would like to contact a board member, please see the HYLAX website. Choose “More” and “Our Board of Directors” links.

6 Key Advisors & Partners David Blue Boys Head Coach, Hudson High School Lacrosse Joya Mitchell Girls Head Coach, Hudson High School Lacrosse Providing Field & Maintenance Services

7 2013 Parent Survey Results 135 Responses 87% said they are very/extremely likely to recommend HYLAX 86% would participate in another HYLAX program Area of Improvement Communication Equal Play

8 Fees & Due DatesGradeFee Registration End Date 1 st / 2 nd Grade Boys & Girls $85March 15 th 3 rd / 4 th Grade Boys & Girls $110 Girls $150 Boys March 15 th 5 th / 6 th Grade Boys & Girls $210 Girls $250 Boys March 15 th 7 th / 8 th Grade Boys $250March 15 th REQUIRED US Lacrosse Membership is REQUIRED for all players

9 Scholarships Need based scholarships are available Please contact John Elffers, President, for a confidential meeting:

10 1 st & 2 nd Grade Doug Harvey, Zookeeper Michelle Herchl, Ring Leader 3 rd & 4 th Grade Mark Lozina, Head Coach Brandt Evans, Assistant Coach-Head Chef-Smile Maker John Valko-Sunday Assistant 5 th Grade Bobby Cart, Old Bald Coach Mike Orazen, Assistant & Goalie Coach 6 th Grade Melissa Polak, Co-Head Coach Andy Hinkle, Co-Head Coach High School Assistants Olivia Wamelink (Sr.), Jackie Kisthardt (Jr.), Madison Murphy (So.)Reed Cart (Fr.)

11 Game Sport FUN Introduction to the Sport Basic Skills Cootie Bowl or Bust! FUN Fundamentals of Play Basic Skills Equal Play Time Introduce Competition- Intramural and Area FUN/Sport Fundamentals of Play Foundational skills Positional Skills Increase Competitive Play Equalize playing time over the season 3 rd- 4 th Grades 5 th -6 th Grades 1 st -2 nd Grades

12 Grades 1&2 – combine grades in group and individual instruction, create fun & competitive games, start to teach positions… COOTIE BOWL CHAMPIONS!!! Grades 3&4 – combine grades in group and individual instruction, assign teams for year long intramural competition, continue fun and competitive practice plans, introduce how positions work together as a team and assimilate to game preparation Grades 5&6 – separate grades and coaching staffs; prepare girls to understand team concepts & compete; teams will generally travel and play together by grade, depending on opponent’s program structure and level of play

13 Required-1 st & 2 nd Grade Stick (parent/player provided) Mouth guard (parent provided) Goggles (HYLAX provided) Required-3 rd & 4 th Grade Stick (parent/player provided) Mouth guard (parent/player provided) Goggles (parent/player provided) Required 5 th & 6 th Grade Stick (parent/player provided) Mouth guard (parent/player provided) Goggles (parent/player provided)

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15 Boys Program Objectives Director, Boys Lacrosse Frank Fulco

16 Boys Program Objectives Lacrosse as a Game Fun Play Learn Lacrosse as a Sport Training Development Performance Competition 1 st & 2 nd Grade FUN Introduction to the Sport Basic Skills Equal Play Time 3 rd & 4 th Grade FUN Fundamentals of Play Basic Skills Equal Play Time 5 th & 6 th Grade FUN/Sport Fundamentals of Play Foundational Skills Positional Skills Begin Interscholastic Play Equalize play time over the course of the season 7 th & 8 th Grade BOYS ONLY Sport Fundamentals of Play Foundational Skills Positional Skills Competitive/Interscholastic Play Earned Play Time Prepare for High School

17 HYLAX 2014 Boys Coaches 1 st /2 nd – Jerry Lynott 3 rd /4 th Head Coaches Billy Price Matt Villenauve Assistant Coaches Trip Kern Damon Lewis Steve Hopkins Jeff Hall Joseph Svarovsky Doug Pinkerton

18 HYLAX 2014 Boys Coaches 5 th /6 th Head Coaches Blue – Will Elffers White – Sean Cronan Silver – TBD Assistant Coaches John Valko Tom Finley Nick Johnson Jim Peel Bill Vidmar Mike Imes Robert Popilock Doug Hackenburg

19 HYLAX 2014 Boys Coaches 7 th /8th Head Coaches Blue – Charlie Joyce White – Nate Jones Silver – TBD Assistant Coaches Zack Jones Jeff Pearl Matt Gatto

20 HYLAX 2014 Boys Uniforms

21 Scheduling, Communications Director, Scheduling Jeff Trattner

22 Season Outlook 1 st – 4 th Grade –Mid April to Mid May 5 th & 6 th Grade –April - May 7 th & 8 th Grade (Boys) –Late-March to late-May Grade/Team Specific Schedules will be posted on Grade/Team Specific Schedules will be posted on hudsonyouthlacrosse.org hudsonyouthlacrosse.org

23 Unified Scheduling and Communications All teams will use HYLAX website for practice and game scheduling All changes, additions, cancellations of practices and games will be communicated through the website three ways: 1.Web 2.Text 3.

24 Act Today! Get a 4 th Way! Here we go... That’s right! There is more. For you uber-geeks, you can add the calendar feed to your calendar. –If we change the calendar, yours changes too. –The technology of tomorrow is here today! Works for Google Calendar and Apple iCal

25 You say, “it can not be this easy!” You are right, it cannot. You have a homework assignment. –Log in and update your profile. None of this works if your data is bad. Do we have a cell number and carrier (AT&T, Verizon)? Is your current? Have you opted in for , text, both?

26 Let Us Pass The Buck Your Head Coach and Team Manager will be responsible for the schedule and its maintenance. If you have concern regarding the timely upkeep of the schedule, please contact your coach or team manager.

27 Since You Are Still Here... TRIPLE BONUS ACTION! Since you made it through the presentation, we have a parting- gift for you. Through Google Play or Apple’s App Store, download the “LeagueAthletics Mobile” –It is free –It will give you schedules and rosters and more –You log in with the same website (hudsonyouthlacrosse.org) and same username and password. Look A Schedule – On Your Phone!

28 Hudson Youth Lacrosse Ops Director, Operations Paul Jesionek

29 Website & Online Registration

30 LaxFest Primary fundraising source for HYLAX Saturday, May 3: 7th/8th Grade Boys/Girls Sunday, May 4: 3rd/4th and 5th/6th Grade Boys/Girls >60 teams from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania Volunteers needed: –set-up & take-down, parking, referees, field monitors, food, concessions, program, raffle, t-shirts, medical, monsoon prevention – to

31 Equipment Required Grade HYLAX Provided Player Provided 1 st & 2nd Girls: Eye Guard, Stick Boys: BLUE Helmet, Stick Practice Pinnies Helmet/Eye Guard Stick Mouth Guard 3 rd & 4th Girls: Eye Guard, Stick, Mouth Guard Boys: BLUE Helmet, Pads, Gloves, Stick, Mouth Guard, Cup Girls: Eye Guard, Stick, Mouth Guard Boys: BLUE Helmet, Pads, Gloves, Stick, Mouth Guard, Cup 5 th & 6th Girls: Eye Guard, Stick, Mouth Guard Boys: BLUE Helmet, Pads, Gloves, Stick, Mouth Guard, Cup Game UniformsGirls: Eye Guard, Stick, Mouth Guard Boys: BLUE Helmet, Pads, Gloves, Stick, Mouth Guard, Cup 7 th & 8th Girls: Eye Guard, Stick, Mouth Guard Boys: BLUE Helmet, Pads, Gloves, Stick, Mouth Guard, Cup Game UniformsGirls: Eye Guard, Stick, Mouth Guard Boys: BLUE Helmet, Pads, Gloves, Stick, Mouth Guard, Cup

32 Equipment All Star Sports –118 W. Streetsboro (near Panera) Midwest Lacrosse –8900 Darrow Rd in Twinsburg –Giant Eagle Shopping Plaza past 480 entrance on left

33 Volunteers Needed Team –Team Managers –Assistant Coaches –Score/Time/Stat. Keepers for each game Event –LAXFest Committee members Volunteers

34 Closing John Elffers

35 HYLAX Coaches are: - US Lacrosse Members (All) -US Lacrosse Certified, Level 1 (Head Coach Mandatory) -Concussion Certified by State of Ohio (All) -Positive Coaching Alliance, Double- Goal Coach Certified (All)

36 US Lacrosse Sportsmanship

37 Coach/Parent Relationship Our coaches are volunteers. They are giving their time and energy to help your sons & daughters learn to play lacrosse. Please treat them with courtesy & respect at all times. If you have issues or concerns bring them to the Program Directors: Frank/Boys, Bobby/Girls –NOT THE COACH If you “ambush” or verbally abuse any coach, at any time, your child will be excluded from the program without refund.

38 Questions


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