Set your DVRs. College Lacrosse season is on TV! The link below will take you to the ESPN Network schedule for the 2015 season. In the next days, we should see the CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports Network and Big Ten Network schedule become public.
Everyone should take the time to watch some college lacrosse and see what it takes to play for an NCAA team! Watch closely and you’ll see they do all of the things your coaches tell you at every practice. Listen closely and you’ll hear Quint Kessenich (Four-time All-American at Johns Hopkins) and Paul Carcaterra (All-American at Syracuse and a member of 1995 National Championship team) give the youth players some exclusive tips as they do the play-by-play!
Nothing beats sitting down, relaxing with a bowl of popcorn or grapes with the family and enjoying some college lacrosse. Make sure you keep pen and paper nearby, you’ll want to take notes!
Good Disciplines information from HCSO Deputy assigned to Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department:
1st : I want everyone to get in the habit of not leaving any valuables inside there vehicle or in plain sight. Purses, wallets, cell phones, gps devises, radars, loose change or anything else that anyone can think of. These items need to remain with the person or be hidden from plain view, a trunk works very well.
2nd : I want everyone to get in the habit of walking to and from there vehicles in groups, whether a group of 3 or group of 10. Staying in groups is a great way to add a measure of safety to our patrons. It gives us multiple sets of eyes to watch our kids and our parents. I'm not just talking about criminal element but what about if grandma falls down or a kid/parent is walking and doesn't see a car coming at them. Being in a group can help curve many of these types of issues including issues we may not think of.......SAFETY 1ST.
3rd : I want the leagues to consider ( I have brought this up multiple times and I'm sure that it has been passed over by leagues) asking there parents to volunteer for parking lot duty. Having 2/3 parents checking the parking lot areas every half hour/every hour with a flash light will let everyone know that people are watching. If we let the criminal element know that we are being observant and that we are watching, they will think twice and possibly go somewhere else where they know no one is watching. This will also let us know what our kids are doing in the parking lot after there practice is over.
I welcome anyone's feed back and I am willing to meet with League people if they would like to discuss the bullet points I have brought up.
Master Deputy Roy Johnson
HSD Parks Unit
Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office
Congratulations to all of you on the progress you have made these last few weeks during our annual Summer Skills Clinic!!! On behalf of myself and all of your coach's, we want to also say thank you for spending a couple hours a week with us playing and learning the game of Lacrosse. Whether you are a returning player or brand new to the game, we hope you had fun and learned a little something along the way. Playing Lacrosse should be fun and can become a place where you can build friendships that you will have for years to come.
As you all know, despite our best efforts, the one thing we can't control is the weather. As with every summer season, the weather did create some challenges and forced us to cut-short, or cancel several sessions. (particularly for MS/HS) In a perfect world we would be able to keep playing every Tuesday and Thursday for the rest of the summer to make up for lost time and keep working on our skills. However, we are limited by competing demands for field space and will be forced out of Pinecrest next week by Pilot Football.
So, in our best effort to get as close as we can to the planned 12 hours of training, we will be providing two additional training sessions for the MS/HS group this week on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-8:00. We know this won't make up for all of the lost time, but it will get us much closer to the goal. Unfortunately, at this time we will not be able to hold any additional sessions for the youth players but keep an eye on the Coyote website for news about our Fall FREE clinics coming in September!!!
Thanks again to all of you who participated and enjoy the rest of your summer!!!...See you in the Fall, and GO COYOTES!
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