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1 2012 Del Val Chargers Jr. Lacrosse Parents Meeting By: Andrew Niebuhr (With a little help from his sons, Jake and Charlie)

2 Who Are We? K~8 th Grade Feeder Lacrosse System for the Children in the DVRHS Sending Districts Founded by Brent Kephart and friends in 2001 Now in our eleventh season we are 175 members strong 10 Grade Specific Teams Practice and play our home games at Alexandria Park Play within the Competitive NJJGLL and NJJLL Members of US Lacrosse (National Governing Body of our Sport) Volunteer Run Organization (both Board and Coaching Staff) We Honor the Game

3 2012 Chargers Board President: Andrew Niebuhr Vice President: Richard Kastenschmidt Treasurer: John Malaspina Secretary: Linda Adams Boys Admin Head Coach: Michael Donnelly Girls Admin Head Coach: Nadia Cook-Grisewood Fundraising Manager: Lori Malaspina Concessions Manager: JoAnn Apgar Equipment Manager: Tammy Unkert Field Manager: Bill Romaine

4 Long Term Goal of Chargers 1.Win State Championships at DVRHS 2.Inspire Student/Athletes to play at higher levels by teaching them to love the game of Lacrosse 3. Continue to balance the needs of all our players beginner and elite

5 Philosophy Of Chargers 1. Develop Character 2. Develop Teamwork 3. Develop Dedication 4. To Have Fun

6 Guiding Principles 1. Prioritize the needs of the youth, lead by example and exercise patience in teaching the sport 2. Provide the opportunity to participate in the sport at a reasonable cost 3. Develop all around athletes/good citizens in the community 4. To provide for the players’ safety at all times. This includes but is not limited to coaching, conditioning, equipment, and facilities

7 Charger Alumni/Alumnae News Andrew Albarella: Playing DIII at Marywood University Hileri Keizer: Playing DIII at Susquehanna University Tracy Novak: Playing D1 at Monmouth University Ben Wilcox: Playing Club at University of Alabama Hanna Wilcox: Committed to DI Jacksonville University Aubrey Bechtold: Committed to DII Adelphi University Kristen Vath: Committed to DII Adelphi University Chris Fennel: Committed to DI US Naval Academy

8 So how do we go from here to here?

9 We Make it Fun and Safe! Bridge Day every other year Build-a-Bike Community Day Tent at Holland Twp Day Coaching Clinics Big City Classic March 31st Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) March 24 Del Val Lax Little York March 24 th Ice Bowls April 28th & 29th HS Booster Club Full Background Checks of all Coaches Provide all the Necessary Equipment Year End Picnic June 9 AED’s at all home games and practices Golf Outing June 4

10 So Here is What is New for Indoor Practice Space at Powertime Sports in Flemington NJ during March. 2. Buddy Styx Program for Children with Special Needs April 22 & May 20. Linda Adams and Brent Kephart 3. Cleat Exchange Program to recycle gently used cleats to our membership. Tammy Unkert 4. Chargers Cup – Year long competition within organization to promote Chargers philosophy. Rich Kastenschmidt 5. IMPACT Testing available for 7 th and 8 th Grades. John Malaspina

11 So Here is What is New for 2012 (Continued) 6. In an effort to help our Coaches focus on player and team development and eliminate game day confusion. We are requesting that every Team have the following prior to first game or the season won’t start for that team! Team ParentYear End Picnic Volunteer Golf Outing VolunteerEquipment Liaison Fields Painting LiaisonAssistant Coach (if required) Game Day Set Up (Home Games)Game Time Keeper Team StatisticianInjury Coordinator Snack Shack Duty CoordinatorTeam Photographer

12 2011 Thank You Thank You Parents & Players for Honoring the Game Thank You to our invaluable Fields Crew of 2011 Ron And Tammy Unkert John Dougherty All those wonderful helpers who kept our fields looking great despite the rain……. Thank you Matt Brown for donating your time to AED and CPR train our Board and Coaches Thank you Rich K and Golf Outing Committee for another succe$$full Outing!

13 IMPACT Testing John Malaspina IMPACT Test is a neurological test taken prior to concussion to establish a baseline prior to an injury In the event of an injury a second impact test is taken and results are compared by a Doctor The results will help show the severity of the concussion and determine the proper time taken off before returning to play Online test taken in comfort of your own home on your own computer Not mandatory but it is recommended for all 7 th and 8 th grade athletes. Test is being offered free of charge

14 Treasurer John Malaspina 2012 Proposed Budget Expenses Insurance (Coaches, Liability, Loss)$(3,119) Equipment (Helmet Certification, Game Jerseys, additional)$(7,600) Fundraiser Cost (Candy, Concessions, Ice Bowl, Merchandise Golf Outing)$(42,700) Field Expenses (Paint, Nets, string, gas)$(2,500) Referee fees$(6,000) Lax Program Expenses (League Fees, Awards, Coaches Training)$(2,850) Tournament Fees$(3,500) Misc Expenses (Picnic, Awards, Goals for a ___, Supplies)$(4,699) Powertime Field Rental$(2,200) Total Estimated Expenses for 2012$(75,168)

15 Treasurer John Malaspina 2012 Proposed Budget Revenue Registration Fees(Boys and Girls)$10,610 Fundraisers (Candy Sale, Donations, Concessions, Golf Outing, Ice Bowl, Merchandise, 50/50)$60,800 Interest on Deposits$40 Total Estimated Revenue$71,450 Total Expenses$(75,168) Net Negative Cash Flow$(3,718)

16 VP Rich Kastenschmidt Chargers Cup Grew from last years Build a Bike. Congratulations to Howard Thomas’s 3 rd and 4 th Grade Boys Team Yearlong competition amongst the Chargers teams Teamwork, Sportsmanship, Participation and Effort, Community Service Golf Outing -Monday June 4 th, 2012 Oak Hill Country Club Milford, NJ -Includes Lunch, Golf, Dinner and Awards -Golf Committee -Bob Kolonia - Sponsorships -Scott Neal - Golfers -Debbie Orrico - Prizes

17 Secretary Linda Adams Website additions (summer camps to be added soon, alumni news, out of season lacrosse opportunities) Communication via and text will be coming from Coaches… Registration issues few remaining families

18 Fields Bill Romaine I need volunteers. Each team will be giving me at least one name (that’s 10). 12 week season must paint 10 times plus big effort leading up to Ice Bowl 4/28 & 4/29. Fields is always looking for help to keep our lines painted. Great way to get some exercise and a great tan!

19 Concessions JoAnn Apgar Work duty schedule coming soon Will work with Team Coordinator to confirm work duty (1~2 hrs) for upcoming weekend games Ice Bowls require 7 th Grade Boy Parents and 5/6 th Grade Girl Parents to work Ice Bowls always require extra volunteers if you are available

20 Merchandise/Fundraising Lori Malaspina  Candy Sale – Necessary due to our low registration fees -Gets 100% participation -Enables 30 days for candy to be sold by the children (good life lesson)  Online store -Dates  Ice Bowl T Shirt -Pre Sale Orders Encourage

21 Administrative Head Coaches Nadia Cook - Grieswood First time renting indoor space thank you for fundraising so well March Schedule Shake rust off Sunday $5/head 2 Coed Teams 3 Girls Teams Introduce Coaches Coaches encouraged and reimbursed for advanced certifications Mike Donnelly March Schedule Shake rust off this Sunday $5/Head 2 Coed Teams 5 Boys Teams Introduce Coaches Coaches Clinics March 1, 11 Parents please let the players play, the coaches coach, and the refs ref.

22 Equipment Tammy Unkert Additional small equipment is being purchased for those that did not receive all the equipment Coaches Bags being Prepared for Thursday Coaches Meeting Cleat Exchange – Bin in back of room, bin will be in snack shack during season.

23 Questions? Thank you and see you at the field


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