1.Remember...Please be sure to add the link to the JGLA website on your town website.
We can't tell you how many parents want to learn the game but don't know where to go for information. In addition to having some great resources, the JGLA site also has links directly to US Lacrosse videos and documents geared specifically for parent/player education!
2.HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF OUR MEMBER PROGRAMS! Be sure to sign up to attend a Rules Meeting in early 2017 - all are listed on the JGLA calendar!
3. ALERT! First Stick Grant applications are now being accepted by US Lacrosse. Benefits and the timeline for the Grant process is outlined below.
First Stick Program - 2016 Grant Timeline
The application is now available. The deadline to apply is 5:00PM ET on Monday, November 21, 2016.
For more information visit http://www.uslacrosse.org/
First Stick Benefits Include:
Affiliation with US Lacrosse through the First Stick Program is for a one-year period
Equipment assistance (Boys’ or Girls’ packages for up to 20 field players and 1 goalie)
Complimentary US Lacrosse membership registration for up to 2 adult coaches and up to 20 youth or high school players
Complimentary registration for up to 2 coaches to attend a local US Lacrosse Level 1 Clinic (travel reimbursement not included)
Complimentary registration for up to 2 individuals - either coach or program leader - to attend the 2017 US Lacrosse National Convention, January 20-22 in Baltimore, MD (travel reimbursement not included)
Monday, October 31, 2016: First Stick application process opens
Monday, November 21, 2016: First Stick application process closes at 5:00PM Eastern Time
Friday, December 16, 2016: US Lacrosse emails final notification to all applicants
January 1, 2017: (If awarded) US Lacrosse places equipment orders with participating vendors starting January 1, but only after teams submit their Roster and completed Equipment Order Form to US Lacrosse
March 1, 2017: (If awarded) Deadline to submit Roster and completed Equipment Order Form to US Lacrosse
July 1, 2017: (If awarded) Deadline to submit End of Season Report to US Lacrosse
Level One Coach Clinics Now Posted on the JGLA calendar...
The Level 1 Clinic brings the Level 1 online course to life through hands-on training facilitated by US Lacrosse-certified trainers. The curriculum is designed to introduce coaches to the responsibilities and philosophies of coaching and how to provide a safe and athlete-centered environment that emphasizes positive growth and sportsmanship. You’ll acquire the tools to teach rules, basic individual skills and basic team concepts to beginning players of all ages. This baseline training is relevant for all lacrosse coaches, regardless of experience. Coaches must complete a Level 1 clinic to attain Level 1 certification. List price for clinics is $75 in advance or $90 within 10 days of a clinic. Check with your local chapter or league for any discounts or subsidies prior to registering. Sign up at US Lacrosse.
WHAT A GREAT DAY OF LACROSSE!
THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, coaches and players who made the 2016 JGLA Jamboree a huge success! It was day filled with spirited play, new friendships and developing even more of a "love of the game!"