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by posted 02/23/2021

Welcome to the 2021 Spring Girls Lacrosse season and U13 RED TEAM! We are excited to have her on our team. Below is some information to review and our practice schedule for the next two weeks.
 
TEAM INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION
Information for U13 RED TEAM including the roster, contact information and schedule can be found on our team page. Coach communications will be emailed from the website. You can expect a weekly email as we get closer to April. If you wish to add/change email addresses, log in to MHDGirlsLax.org and update your Account. Coaches cannot make changes to individual accounts.
 
HOW TO ACCESS OUR TEAM PAGE:
1. Log into Marblehead Girls Youth Lacrosse (MHDGirlsLax.org)
2. Enter your email address and password
3. Select our team from “MHDLAX GIRLS TEAMS” horizontal tab
 
We compete in North division of Founders Girls Lacrosse League (FGLL). We have eight Sunday games starting 4/11. Games are 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6 with a potential Jamboree on 6/13 (no game on Memorial Day Weekend). Standard field positions are four attack players, four defensive players, three midfield players and a goalie.
 
PRACTICES
Due to COVID, we will not be able to practice indoors. Practice starts next week: Tues 3/2 5-6p, Tues 3/9 5-6p & Thur 3/11 6-7p outdoors on Tower School’s turf. Weather permitting—we will let you know if we need to postpone. Dress accordingly! Lacrosse gloves are highly recommended as well as layers. We will rotate practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March on the Tower turf. The first week of April, Tues/Thursday practices will move to the Village School upper field when the town opens grass fields. Please check weekly emails and our team page for specific practice times.
 
Always check email if the weather is questionable before practice. We will do our best to email in a timely fashion if we need to cancel due to weather or field conditions. Subscribe to athletic field status updates on the Town of Marblehead website for automatic field notifications.
 
UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT: 
The U13 game uniform includes a numbered jersey top supplied by the program and a black skort (avail at Sports Shop or Amazon). Any color shirt or sweatshirt can be worn under the jersey, but we prefer black. Jerseys are supplied when a player first registers with Marblehead Girls Youth Lacrosse. Players are responsible for keeping and reusing their jersey for the following season. If your daughter has outgrown hers, she can swap her current jersey for a larger size. We expect players to return jerseys to the program at the end of their 8th grade season or when they "retire". The fee to replace lost jerseys is $25. Contact Heather Bush ( as soon as possible for a swap or replacement.
 
Player equipment for practice includes stick, eyewear, mouthguard, reversible practice pinnie or her uniform jersey and cleats. Masks must be worn this year at all times, cover the mouth and nose and loop around the ears. No gaiters or masks that tie around the head or neck. Mouthguards, eyewear and masks are mandatory — your daughter cannot play without them.
 
Please have your player locate her stick, goggles and cleats now. Mold a new mouthguard. Adjust goggles. Loosen strings and deepen the pocket of her stick. Locate a reversible practice pinnie. Gather warm layers, hat and gloves. Assure that she and her equipment are ready for our first practice. If she’s a returning player, locate her skort and jersey. Try them on. If she needs a larger size or replacement, contact Heather Bush as soon as possible.
 
PRACTICE EXPECTATIONS
Please make sure your daughter arrives at practice on time with a marked reusable water bottle, mask, eyewear, mouthguard, reversible pinnie, hand sanitizer, stick, cleats, warm layers (sweatpants, leggings, fleece, wind jacket, hat and gloves if cold out). Hair should be tied back. Earrings off. Please pick up on time. If you stay to spectate, only one parent per player is allowed per state limit on outdoor gatherings. Everyone must mask up and socially distance at all times. 

 

TEAM PHILOSOPHY
As coaches, we will strive to instill the following:
- Have fun.
- Learn, respect, and love the game of lacrosse.
- Be a team player.
- Always display good sportsmanship, by respecting your teammates, coaches, opponents, and officials. 
 
PLAYER EXPECTATIONS
- Come to each practice a few minutes early, with a smile on your face, and be ready to have fun.
- Have a positive attitude.
- Listen to and respect your coaches and teammates.
- Always portray good sportsmanship.
- Give 100% in practice and games.
 
PARENT EXPECTATIONS
  • Have your daughter arrive 5mins early to practice, healthy, fully dressed and ready to start on time.
  • Follow COVID guidelines per the CDC for assessing symptom and staying home if exposed or ill — more to follow
- Respect the coaches' time; pick up on time at the end of practice.
  • During games, please be a respectful spectator, sit on the opposite sideline from the team and observe COVID restrictions (one-per-player spectator limits, mask up and socially distance at all times).
- Feel free to let us know if you have any concerns or questions; however, this is also an excellent opportunity to encourage your daughter to advocate for herself. We hope players will approach us directly in person before/after practice or by text/email with any concern or questions that arise throughout the season. 
- Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) offers a terrific online course for parents – go to the “Code of Conduct” tab at mhdgirlslax.org for more information.
 
We are excited to see you Tuesday!  If you have any questions, please contact any one or all of us.
 
Ali Church
Sarah Lubeck
Susan Svencer

 
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by posted 02/21/2021

COVID-19 SAFETY & EXPECTATIONS This season, new protocols have been put in place in accordance to the safety guidelines for youth sports by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Town of Marblehead Board of Health to safeguard the health of all players, coaches and spectators. It is paramount that everyone follow safety guidelines for each practice and game. Please begin planning now to help us all stay safe this spring:

 

  • Understand and follow procedures for all participants and spectators:
    • No signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days and you have not been exposed to someone who has been ill in 14 days.Check for normal temperature before practice or game (below 100.4)
    • Coaches will ask each athlete if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If they are, they will be sent home, instructed to contact their healthcare provider and not be allowed to return until they are cleared with a doctor’s note.
  • If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, do not send them to practice or game. Public health urges you to stay home and isolate until:
    • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (without use of medicine) AND
    • Other symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) have improved AND
    • At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
    • Anyone in your household or that you have had close contact with (within 6 feet for approximately 15 minutes over a 24 hour period) should self-quarantine based on current CDC guidelines.
    • Notify your coach immediately if your child has become sick OR if your child has been identified as a close contact by a school or public health authority.
  • Ensure that your child has a well-marked reusable water bottle, mask, hand sanitizer, and her own reversible pinnie for all practices.
  • Only face coverings/masks with loops around a player’s ears are acceptable and safe.
  • Drop off no earlier than 5 minutes before practice and 20 minutes before games. Ensure your player arrives completely dressed and ready to play and leaves immediately after practice. Please pick up on time.
  • Ensure your player’s personal equipment/clothing are cleaned and sanitized after use.
  • Do not assist coach with equipment before or after practice or games.
  • No shared team snacks or drinks.
  • Carpooling with other team members is not recommended. In the event that transportation by a non-family member is necessary, everyone should wear masks and open car windows.
  • Adhere to social distance and face covering requirements.
  • Observe state outdoor gathering limit: only ONE (1) parent or guardian per player may spectate at home and away games.
  • If social distancing is not possible at an away athletic facility, chaperones and spectators may be asked to wait outside the facility until the game is completed.
  • Leave nothing on the field; dispose of all personal trash in receptacles or at home.

 


 
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