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2019

 

3rd/4th Grade Girls Coordinators

 

Alicia Ruggiero - ruggiero.alicia@gmail.com

Donna Sciacchitano - dshac@verizon.net

 

 

Overview

The objective of the Cougar Lacrosse Club Girls Lacrosse program is to offer a positive and fun learning experience within a manageable time commitment for this grade level.  There will be six (6) 3/4 grade teams this year, each consisting of approximately 15 players.  Each team will play eight games, with a 4th grade playday in town on Sunday, May 5 (12:00-3:00pm).  Playday has been cancelled due to weather.

 

We start Tuesday, March 19 and run thru Thursday, May 30.  June 2 is our Chatham Fishawack Festivel that all girls are encouraged and expected to attend.

 

Teams/Coaches -

Team:

Coaches:

 

 

Princeton

Donna Sciacchitano

Alicia Ruggiero

Beth McNaughton

Notre Dame

Tom Claps

Dave Sprague

Chris Ulz

Stony Brook

Richard Rein

Chris Furst

Chuck Grom

Maryland

Lauryn McDonough

Janet Flynn

Rory Chazen

North Carolina

Doreen Kolster

Amy Ewing

 

Georgetown

Nick Russo

Steve Schelling

 

 

Team Commitment

It is extremely important the players attend as many practices as possible in order to get to know each other, play well as a team, and have an enjoyable experience overall.  All players should expect to play about one half of play during all games. Players who attend practice regularly and demonstrate hard work with a good attitude will be rewarded with extra playing time where available.  If your daughter is unable to attend a particular practice or game, please email your head coach in advance of the absence.  Practice plans and game line-ups are made ahead of time, so it is helpful to be aware of missing players.

 

Equipment

Goggles:  Beginning January 1, 2017, all field players must properly wear eye protection that meets ASTM specification standard 3077 approved for women's lacrosse.  A list of approved goggles can be found on the US Lacrosse website. http://www.uslacrosse.org/safety/equipment/approved-eyewear-list


If you plan to buy new goggles, look for the ASTM 3077 certification as these will be required for the 2017 season.

 

Note: Some players that wear glasses have been wearing protective eyewear over their glasses. There is currently nothing in the rules to prevent this. However, some of the protective eyewear products are not designed to be worn over glasses and players should be aware of the potential dangers of using equipment in a manner that it was not intended.  Prescription goggles should also be checked on the US Lacrosse website.  


Mouth Guard:  A mouth guard is required and must be worn at all times during games and practices.  Mouth guards must be colored (not clear or white) and should not have any graphics, fitted properly to the player’s mouth, and should not be attached to goggles.  

Players without a mouth guard or goggles WILL NOT be allowed to participate.


Stick: A regular women’s crosse is required at this level.  The overall length of the stick shall be 35 1/2” minimum and 43 1/4” maximum.


Footwear:  Cleats (no metal spikes), turf shoes, or sneakers can be worn on the turf field.


Jewelry:  Jewelry and beads/hard clips in the hair are not allowed.  Please leave jewelry at home; coaches will not be responsible for it.  Earrings or newly pierced ears will NOT be allowed to be taped.  All children wearing earrings to practice will be asked to remove them, no exceptions.  Hair braiding on vacation is discouraged.  Plastic beads are considered jewelry and will not be permitted on the field.


Water:  Always have your daughter bring a water bottle to games and practices.  No “sticky” Gatorade-type beverages allowed on any turf field in Chatham.

 

Communication

Information and updates throughout the season will be communicated through email.  Always check your email before leaving home for a game or practice, particularly if the weather is questionable. You will be notified of any last minute changes.  If you do not have access to email, please arrange to have a friend notify you.  Please do not call your coach unless it’s absolutely necessary.

 

The Cougar Lacrosse Club link (www.chathamnj.usl.la) will also have important updates, coaches’ contact information, and directions to games.  It will be your responsibility to check directions for games on the CLC website.

 

Practice/Game Schedule

Practice and games are held on Tuesdays and Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Lum Turf. Please dress your child in layers for the spring weather. Practice pinneys with player numbers are distributed and should be worn for each practice and game.

 

 

Schedule for the 2019 Season:

 

2019 Chatham Cougars Lacrosse Club Game Schedule

for 3rd and 4th Grade Girls

   

 

Game:

6:00-6:45

6:00-6:45

6:50-7:35

Date

 

Type:

Time:

Lum Ave.

Side Field

Fairmont Ave. Side Field

Lum Ave.

Side Field

3/19

Tues.

Practice

6:00-7:00

     

3/21

Thurs.

Cancelled

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3/26

Tues.

Practice

6:00-7:00

     

3/28

Thurs.

Practice

6:00-7:15

     

4/2

Tues.

Practice

6:00-7:15

 

 

 

4/4

Thurs.

Game

By Team

Notre Dame vs North Carolina

Stony Brook vs Georgetown

Maryland vs Princeton

4/9

Tues.

Game

By Team

Stony Brook vs Notre Dame

North Carolina vs Maryland

Princeton vs Georgetown

4/11

Thurs.

Practice

6:00-7:30

 

 

 

4/16

Tues.

Spring Break

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4/18

Thurs.

Spring Break

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4/23

Tues.

Game

By Team

Notre Dame vs. Maryland

North Carolina vs Georgetown

Stony Brook vs Princeton

4/25

Thurs.

Game

By Team

Georgetown vs Notre Dame

Maryland vs Stony Brook

North Carolina vs Princeton

4/30

Tues.

Practice

6:00-7:30

     

5/2

Thurs.

Game

By Team

North Carolina vs Maryland

Notre Dame vs Stony Brook

Princeton vs Georgetown

5/5

Sunday

4th Grade Playday

12:00-3:00

Haas Field

   

5/7

Tues.

Game

By Team

Maryland vs. Georgetown

Stony Brook vs North Carolina

Notre Dame vs Princeton

5/9

Thurs.

Practice

6:00-7:30

 

 

 

5/14

Tues.

Game

By Team

Stony Brook vs Maryland

Georgetown vs Notre Dame

North Carolina vs Princeton

5/16

Thurs.

Game

By Team

North Carolina vs Georgetown

Maryland vs Notre Dame

Stonybrook vs Princeton

5/21

Tues.

Practice

6:00-7:30

 

 

 

5/23

Thurs.

Game

By Team

Georgetown vs Maryland

North Carolina vs Stony Brook

Princeton vs Notre Dame

5/28

Tues.

Game

By Team

Notre Dame vs North Carolina

Stony Brook vs Georgetown

Maryland vs Princeton

5/30

Thurs.

Fun Games and Ice Cream

6:00-7:30

     

6/2

Sunday

Chatham Fishawack Lacrosse Festival

TBD

Cougar Field

   

Personal Practice\Conditioning

The Chatham Girls Lacrosse program is committed to giving your daughter extra lacrosse knowledge and guidance.  As part of your daughter’s commitment to her team, the game of lacrosse, and her own development as a player, we strongly encourage her (and you) to practice and condition on her own time.  Basic skill drills may be found on this website and at the US Lacrosse website.

 

US Lacrosse Membership

If you have not yet registered your child with US Lacrosse, please do so immediately.  All players must have a US Lacrosse Membership number to play.  We will receive a list from the league, JGLA, of all registered players. Please go online to http://www.uslacrosse.org/membership.aspx and register ASAP. Your child cannot participate in a game until you have done so.  

 

General Game Notes:

  • 8 v 8, including goalies 
  • No Checking
  • 3 Passes Needed Before Going to Goal
  • Rules will be taught over the course of the season and enforced by referees during the games.

Coaches and Volunteers

All parents are asked to help out in some capacity.  We cannot run an effective girls’ lax program without your support.

Coaches - please email the 3-4 Girls Coordinators directly if interested in helping.  Experience is not a requirement.

 

Additionally, below is a list of areas where we could use your assistance:

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  • Year End Party: Volunteers are needed to assist.  Please email program coordinators or coaches to volunteer..