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1 Welcome Parents to the 2013 Season

2 “There are two times of the year that stir the blood.
In the fall, for the hunt, and now for Lacrosse.” Chief Oren Lyons Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan Onondaga Nation, Iroquois Confederacy

3 Agenda History of Jackson Lacrosse Club
Jackson Lacrosse Club Philosophies Clubs Finances Practice and Game Schedules A word from an Official Players/Parents Expectations Fundraising Introduction of Board and Coaches 2013 Boys/Girls Tournament Parents Participation Q & A

4 Board of Directors President – Chuck Straniero
Vice President – Bryan Doel Treasurer – Tricia Pongracz Secretary – Maria Mamrega Boys Commissioner – Roland Gagne Girls Commissioner – Mark Havens Fundraising Coordinator – Wanda Matthies Trustee – Tony Szatkowski Trustee – Jody Pongracz

5 Dates to Remember First conditioning practice Boys -February 11th
for 5/6 & 7/8 boys only Pasta Night -February 22nd First Practice Boys K-4- February 25th First Practice Girls - February 26th Comedy Night- March 23rd Boys/Girls Tournament - April 20th Big City Classic - April 27th

6 JLC Coaches Boys Coaches Girls Coaches
7/8 Roland Gagne – Boys Commissioner Bryan Doel Jody Pongracz Kyle Smith Guy Okulowicz Chris Paglino Ed Schell 5/6 Sam Iacabone Dave Furbish Mike Balsamo Chris Porazzo 3/4 Brian Gorski Dom Mannion Andy Prouty K-2 Roland Gagne Bryan Doel JLC Coaches Girls Coaches Mark Havens – Girls Commissioner Ron Chandler Rich Masarik Mike Smith Trish Pongracz John Devaney

7 Lacrosse Jackson Lacrosse
Lacrosse, considered to be America's first sport, was born of the North American Indian, christened by the French, and adapted and raised by the Canadians. Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States. Youth participation in the sport has grown over 500% since 1999 to nearly 4000,000. Fastest growing sport over the last ten years at the NCAA level. There are more than 500 college club programs, including nearly 200 women's teams that compete at the US Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates level.  Jackson Lacrosse Started in 2002 by Tom Sharac/Jim McCurnin/John Fruzynski, after working with Toms River program. Then Nick Caruso and Lori Johnson, took over the Club for several years. The Club then went to many of the current personnel. The 1st year program consisted of 20 players. 2012 Roster is approximately 106 Boys & 85 Girls!

8 Jackson Lacrosse Club Philosophy
Jackson Lacrosse Club (JLC) is a not-for-profit whose principle aims and objectives are to encourage, promote and foster the growth of Lacrosse for the youth of Jackson. JLC will provide a quality Lacrosse program including skill development and competition for youth groups of various ages. JLC will solicit moral and financial help from citizens and businesses to fund its programs. JLC will attempt to maintain an equitable distribution of playing time for all participants. Lacrosse is a sport requiring a fair amount of technical skill. At the youth level, hard body contact/checking is not allowed by rule. Lacrosse at any level however, remains a “contact” sport. Players will encounter body contact and possibility of getting hit by the Lacrosse ball.

9 To help achieve basic skill levels and to maintain safety, JLC coaches are committed to providing as many structured practices as possible. In return, JLC will require a basic, ongoing commitment from participants and their parents. Attend practices on a regular and ongoing basis. Players must practice stick skills on their own. Players MUST pay attention to the coaches and field of play while at practice or games. Players MUST maintain a minimum level of “interested participation” while on the field of play. If player cannot maintain this minimum level, JLC coaches will ask the player to sit, seeing less playing time than others.

10 2012 Boys/Girls Spring Registration
2012 Boys Numbers Ref Fees $ Uniforms $ US Lacrosse $ Total $14,605.70 106 Boys Cost /player $137.79 2012 Girls Numbers Ref Fees $ Uniforms $ US Lax $ Total $11, Girls Cost /player $140.80

11 Additional 2012 Annual Fees
Turf Maintenance For Justice and JYFC $1772 Water/Electric at JYFC $1717 Bathroom Cleaning at JYFC $412 Garbage Removal at JYFC $104 Port-o-John at Justice $465 Total $4470

12 Practice & Game Schedules Turf Field Guidelines…
JLC MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT SUN JUSTICE 5-7PM B K-4 7-9PM B 5/6 JYF FOOTBALL G 5/6 G 7/8 BOYS GAMES B 7/8 GIRLS GAMES FOOTBALL GAMES BOYS = 6 TEAMS GIRLS = ? TEAMS Turf Field Guidelines… Only Coaches, Board Members & Players are Allowed on the Fields No Colored Drinks, Gum or Food allowed on the Fields at any time Before and After all Games/Practices, Players will Clean the Fields of Garbage Parents are Requested to Please Clean the Stands after all Games/Practices

13 Wanda Matthies– Fundraising Coordinator

14 Jackson Lacrosse Tournament
Sat/, April 20th Liberty High School 8th Annual Tournament Girls and Boys Teams from around NJ/NY Fun and Competitive Great Fundraiser Jackson Lacrosse Tournament JAX LAX VIII

15 Jackson Lacrosse Tournament Tournament Sponsor Coordinator:
Tournament Director: Jean Iacobone Tournament Sponsor Coordinator: Trish Mazejy

16 Website is new and improved!
NEW Website Website is new and improved! Sign up for our list on the home page. Website and Facebook will be the easiest & quickest way to pass along information to the club.


18 Jackson Lacrosse Club Facebook Page


20 2012 Uniform Designs - Girls

21 2013 Uniform Designs - Boys

22 Questions?


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