Welcome to the 2015 lacrosse season. Exeter Youth Lacrosse will be holding parent meetings over the next few weeks. We are holding the meeting on 2 separate dates and ask that one parent from each family attend one of these meetings. We have some updates and we would like to bring everyone up to speed in preparation for the 2015 season.
The meetings will begin promptly at 7pm and we will be done no later than 8:30pm. Meeting locations are below. We look forward to seeing you all over the next few weeks. Please be sure to sign in.
Wednesday January 14th, 2015 at 7 PM at the CMS Auditorium
Wednesday January 21st, 2015 at 7 PM at the CMS Auditorium
Registration for the Spring Season is now live; please sign up your child at the following link: www.exeteryouthlacrosse.org then look to the buttons on the left for Register Online
In addition to the Spring Season all of you should have also received information for our Stick Skills Clinics which will be held in Jan/Feb. The boys are offering a significant amount of field time for each age group, newcomers are welcome.
On the girl's side, their 1st session was last Monday night. Newcomers are welcome. The clinics are held at the Granite Fields indoor facility in Kingston, NH. See days and times by going to our web site Home Page and scrolling down to the Headlines.
Finally, we are once again recruiting coaches to help with our teams. Last season we had 20 youth teams and we are expecting to have that many for the 2015 season. If each team has 3-5 adults (1 head coach and 3-4 assistants) – that’s a few adults! We provide training, some online and some live. Please consider getting involved.
Please contact Wayne Demers at 603-778-8411 with questions.
It's that time of year again. We are setting up teams and organizing coaches. We hope that you will be able to help as a head or assistant coach this year. We will be meeting on Wednesday February 4th, 2015 at the Exeter Parks and Recreation building on Court Street in Exeter. If you are uncertain please stop by and hear what we have to say. We look forward to seeing you on the 4th. Lets start at 6:30 pm and be done by 8pm.
Please call me with questions or concerns. Also, we have begun the stick skills clinics for boys on Sunday and Thursday nights and the girls on Monday nights at Granite Fields in Kingston. We can always use some help so please join us.
Exeter Girls Lacrosse Foundation Custom Sock Order
Exeter Girls Lacrosse Foundation Custom Sock Order
The Exeter Girls Lacrosse Foundation was set up after the unexpected loss of two members of our varsity lacrosse program in 2014. With the hope of sharing their legacies, the Foundation will be raising money to award scholarships in the names of coach, Steve Arkell and our senior goal keeper, Emma Jacobs. The scholarship application process will be available in early spring 2015, and go toward girls’
lacrosse players’ in the SAU16. Scholarships will be available to help local youth continue to play the game Steve and Emma both loved. Scholarships will be open for equipment, summer camp or club play.
The Foundation is selling custom socks to honor Steve’s police call number, 87 and Emma’s jersey number, 40. They are $10 per pair. All proceeds will go toward scholarships to be given in Steve and Emma’s names.
To Order mail check and order form to: Exeter Girls Lacrosse Foundation, PO Box 84, Exeter, NH 03833
5K Road Race to benefit the Officer Steve Arkell Fund!!!
I have received this note from Coach Preneta and the Exeter High School girls varsity lacrosse program. Join them if you can. I will be a great time.
We wanted to send a quick note to everyone that we are hoping to have the Exeter Youth Lacrosse program run in the 5K on April 4th. Please sign up when you have a chance! If anyone has a financial hardship, please email our boosters treasurer Andrea Henningsen (email@example.com).
The boys and girls Stick Skills Clinics will be held at Granite Fields in Kingston, NH. You can reach Granite Fields by traveling south on Route 125. Watch for the Granite Fields sign on the left. The facility is up the hill at the end of the driveway. If you cross into Plaistow you have gone too far.
Greeting Exeter Lacrosse Families,
Happy Holiday season, we are 2 weeks away from the start of the Winter Lacrosse Clinic. If you have not registered your daughter please do so prior to the clinic.
Clinics will be run by Julie Kraus and Sam Whitney from Plymouth State University and the Lighthouse Lacrosse program. Registration is now open at www.exeteryouthlacrosse.org.
The Girls sessions will start up on Monday January 5th and run every Monday through February 16th. The girl’s time slots are as follows:
U9/U11 – 4:15 to 5:30
U13/U15 – 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Please note the Winter Clinics are designed for all players. The cost for each participant is $115.
Boys Winter Clinic Update and Changes
Due to low registrations for our winter clinic due to scheduling conflicts with other sports and events, we are going to offer two days.
We will have our regular scheduled Thursday night clinic starting on January 8th from 4:00 to 8:00 and then offer a second day on Sunday starting January 4th from 4:00 to 8:00.
On Sundays and Thursdays the boys clinic times will be as follows:
U9 & U11 = 4:15 through 5:45pm
U13 & U15 = 6:00 through 8:00pm
You can attend both days or just one depending on your schedule. Todd Francis of The Lacrosse Institute will be in attendance on Thursday nights and we will be using his drills and skills on Sunday nights.
The clinic session will start on January 4th and end Thursday February 26th.
We have blocked out the following days for boys and girls spring tryouts:
Girls Sunday January 25th from 4:00 to 8:00
Boys Sunday February 15th from 4:00 to 8:00
Boys second look Thursday February 19th 4:00 to 8:00
We will send additional emails with updates.
Please if you have not signed up for the clinic please sign up over the next several days it is very important for us to be able to organize the groups we will have.
Our program is growing every year and we hope to continue to offer more to keep the kids with a stick in their hands and a love of the game.
Please note that our regular spring season will begin indoors this year after the February break on the same nights and times listed. We will have more details as we get closer.
As you begin your spring cleaning keep the Exeter Youth Lacrosse program in mind. Each year we outfit a small group of new players with equipment. Without this equipment they would not be able to afford the game. This year we have depleted our supply of gently used gear. As you clean out the garage or closet in the playroom please keep us in mind. If you have any equipment that you feel would benefit a new young player please consider passing it on to the Exeter Youth Lacrosse program. If you have used equipment you may drop it off at 7 Granite Street in Exeter. Just leave it on the front steps if no one is home.
Also, if you have an old goal sitting in your back yard that you would like to get out of the yard please let me know. I will happily make arrangements to come by and pick up the goal. This season we have 278 players playing on U9, U11, U13, & U15 boys and girls teams. We also have an additional 55 Little Guys (K-2) playing our Saturday morning program. We need more playing space and more goals than ever before.
Thank you for your consideration and come watch our teams play at their home field behind the old Exeter High School. The NH Youth Lacrosse Association season (U11 – U15) begins on April 14th this year and the U9 season begins on April 20th.
Nike sticks are made by STX so basically the same, just different colors.
The final analysis seems to be that when purchasing a girl’s stick you are better off buying a better stick. The better stick will make catching and throwing easier and unlike the boys sticks which get broken on a regular basis the girls sticks can last for a number of years. The boy’s game is much more physical with more stick checking which results in more broken sticks.
On May 4th the Exeter High School varsity girls hosted the Exeter Youth Lacrosse girls teams and the CMS team to a night of excellent lacrosse and a clinic after the game. A good time was had by all!!!
2010 Exeter High School
Girls Youth Lacrosse Night
Each year the players from the EYLA girl’s teams are invited to attend a special high school varsity lacrosse game. After the game the youth players are invited onto the field to participate in drills conducted by the varsity girls. All players are welcome and we hope to have a full turnout for the 2011 High School Youth Night. Game date will be announced in the spring once the team’s schedule has been announced. A boy’s night will also be scheduled.
Once again this season Dr. Churchill is offering Custom made Mouth Guards free as a community service to any player in our program. I cannot stress the importance of using mouth guards to protect against concussions. If your player is baulking at wearing a mouth guard because it doesn’t fit correctly, this may be for you.
You should also be aware that league and US Lacrosse rules require all players to wear mouth guards. A change to the rule this year requires all mouth guards to be colored – so that officials can easily determine whether a player does, in fact, have a mouth guard in place.
I have talked to one parent who took advantage of this last year and she was very pleased with the service that she received.
My name is Dr. Katherine Churchill and I am a dentist in Exeter. I have just recently started a youth mouth guard community service program that has been approved by the ExeterParks and Recreation department. I know that the Exeter Lacrosse program is an independent organization and would like to invite your program's athletes to join as well. The program provides one free custom fit mouth guard to each athlete age 5-18 per year. Additional mouth guards and or duplicates are $10 each within the same year. To have a custom mouth guard made, a quick impression of their upper teeth takes approx. 5 minutes. We make the mouth guards in our office so turn around is fairly quick. We can even make mouth guards that can be attached directly to helmets as well. Please let me know if you would like to participate in this program. You can call me any questions at my office or discuss details at: (603) 772-3351 (M-Th 8am- 5pm). Thank you for your time. I hope to hear from you soon.