Derick Hallahan - 7th grade (email@example.com)
Phil Franz - 8th grade (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The 7th/8th Grade Girls Lacrosse Program will start Thursday, March 1 for 8th grade and Friday, March 2 for 7th grade. We target June 3 as our end date for both grades - there may be some variation depending on grade and team. Practices will generally be at Haas turf or Side Haas, starting at 5:45pm and running to 7:15/7:30pm (figure March and early April), until the days get longer (mid-April thru June), and we will then move back practices to 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
We will have two teams each this year for both 8th graders and 7th graders - Select and Travel. Tryouts for the Select teams will be two to three weeks after practice starts (exact dates and times to be communicated as we get closer to the season). We will have the CHS Girls Lacrosse coaching staff available to evaluate your daughters to ensure an objective tryout process. Tryouts for Select teams are optional - completely up to your daughters.
8th Grade practices will generally be TThF
7th Grade practices will generally be MWF.
Games vs other towns start in early April, and will be 12 v 12 including goalies with modified and/or full checking, depending on team and opponent. Select games can only be played on Friday/Saturday/Sunday due to referee needs, while Travel games can be played any day of the week - we balance between weekends and weekdays. Generally speaking there will be very light commitments over Spring Break, however, please note we have a 7th Select game scheduled on April 8.
There will be 2-3 tournaments for each team targeting the following dates: April 28 (Travel), April 29 (Select), May 19 (Select), June 2 (Travel tentative) and June 2 (Select), with specific info to follow at a later date.
Sunday, June 3 is the Chatham Fishawack Festival that all girls are encouraged and expected to attend. There will be games for each grade, including the 8th grade girls vs Coaches game.
Uniforms - Feb 1 fitting - info has been communicated via email - every girl must have a uniform to play...please adhere to ordering instructions and timing as communicated.
Coaches - Parent Volunteers...please strongly consider getting involved if not already, and if involved then please stay involved. Please email Phil Franz (8th grade)/Derick Hallahan (7th grade) directly with your interest. You do get coaching gear with your commitment.
(PLEASE NOTE - do not get your daughter's ears pierced prior to the season, but wait until after the season has ended. No jewelry is allowed for obvious safety purposes.)