It’s tournament week! The coaches and I are extremely pumped to put some finishing touches on the kids this week to get them ready for their first game action. I have a couple of quick items I want to pass on before the week starts:
1) There have been some questions about the practice credit for the players which counts toward earning a spear. I clarify the criteria. Players receive credit for the practice if:
a. They are dressed on the field NLT 5:35 PM. Practice starts at 5:30 PM but I’m willing to give a 5-minute grace period to work with people getting off work and driving their kid to the fields.
b. Time will be based on my watch. I have an Apple watch so it gets GPS time. No other times from other sources will be used.
c. Coach Frank is the final arbitrator for close calls.
d. All decisions are final.
e. Everyone got credit for last week’s practices since these rules weren’t spelled out.
That was my best military way of laying out the rules! All joking aside, I really appreciate everyone’s response to my call for attendance. As a result, the kids are responding on the field and are making HUGE strides.
2) I don’t have the tournament specifics. As soon as I do, I will pass it to Kristi to get out to you all. I promise to not sit on information. As soon as I have it, I’ll pass it out. I typically get a game schedule for the weekend by Wednesday. If there are delays to that, I’ll pass that info to you as well. I know we are all anxious to know the who, what, when, and where’s. Trust me I am too. Stand by for more words about Lax-4-Life. As soon as I know, you will as well.
3) This week will focus a lot on progressions of the drills we’ve been doing and game simulations. Remember, I asked all the kids to watch a LAX game before our next practice since we didn’t have practice on Saturday. Watching the game of LAX will go a long way on the kids understanding a lot of the concepts we teach them. A great game to watch is this year’s National Championship game between Virginia and Maryland. Another great option is the game between Army and Syracuse from 21 Feb. Both are fast paced with lots of great scoring and defense. They should be able to keep a 9-10 year old’s attention.
Again, thanks for all of your support. I can’t wait to put the work in this week so the kids are successful this weekend. See you Tuesday.