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Rose Tree - Media Optimist Youth Lacrosse Club
Jeff Pettit
215-208-2823
731 Farnum Road
Media, Pennsylvania
19063
Registration Now Open for Spring Lacrosse
HONOR THE GAME

        Welcome to Optimist Lacrosse, a community lacrosse program sponsored by the Rose Tree-Media Optimist Club for boys and girls, grades 1-8, who reside in the Rose Tree-Media School District.  Founded in 1987, we are a charter member of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Youth Lacrosse Association (“SEPYLA”) for boys and a member of the Philadelphia Area Schoolgirls Association (“PAGLA”) for girls.

      Through teaching and playing competitively the Native American game of lacrosse, we strive to instill in our players a sense of dedication, self-discipline, self-confidence, appreciation for hard work, teamwork and other values expressed in the Optimist Creed.  Lacrosse, by its very nature, demands much in the development of the skills to be able use one’s stick effectively and in physical effort. At all times, we seek to “Honor the Game” of lacrosse by effort, enthusiasm and sportsmanship. While we do not always “play to win”, we always demand that players play like they want to win.

    Current news about registration and events is on "My Site News" which can be accessed from the menu on the left. Specific information about our programs, equipment and the sport itself can be found under “Handouts” , also on the menu on the left. We hope that you will, at least, encourage your son or daughter to give lacrosse a try.

    



Sunday, February 15
GIRLS' SEASON OPENS MARCH 28



 The season starts for all teams on February 28, except our first and second grade intramural program. Since Easter is on April 5 this year, the intramural program will start on Sunday, April 12. You will be receiving an email from your daughter's coach announcing the practice schedule before games begin and during the season. Their email addresses are listed below. In view of the number of girls who have registered and our policy not to turn away players, our 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade teams are still being organized since we are entering several teams in the Philadelphia Area Schoolgirls Association ("PAGLA") league. We MAY be mixing grades to even out the teams. For now, you can assume that your coaches are the ones in your grades. In a few instances, we have permitted girls to move up a grade for various reasons. At this time of year, the weather is a wild card. We have some indoor space available which will be distributed among the teams in accordance with coaches' availability. The sooner that the fields are ready and the weather permits, we will go outside to practice. Please be patient and understanding as these decisions are often made at the last minute by necessity. All home games will be at Springton Lake Middle School and practices will be held there and at Penncrest High School. Please mark on your calendars April 25 for the Penncrest/Laxapalooza at Penncrest High School. This is a truly amazing day of lacrosse. More details to come. Have a great lacrosse experience this season. 

2015 Optimist Girls Coaches:

 Girls 8th Grade:      Joyce King  king6255@verizon.net

                                 Heather Guenthardt    guenthardt@verizon.net

Girls 7th Grade:        Mike Iannucci srnukki@msn.com

Girls 6th Grade:        Heather Lyon heather.lyon@comcast.net

Girls 5th Grade:

                                 Jen Anderson jen.andersen@verizon.net

                                 Jamie Pompettit rolaxcoach@gmail.com

Girls 4th Grade:     Kim Bostwick kbostwick7@aol.com

                              Caitlin Pettit caitlinpettit56@gmail.com

                               Jason Keeley jasonkeeley103@comcast.net

Girls 3rd Grade :      Chuck Hewlings justlax23@verizon.net

                                Sean Harding sean@hardingcapitalmanagement.com

                                 Chris Roberts croberts39@verizon.net

                                 Gina Barusevicius gbarusevicius@comcast.net

                                 Diana Harding dlbharding@verizon.net

                                 Terry Crumlish onthelevel2@hotmail.com 



Monday, February 16
BOYS' SEASON OPENS MARCH 28



   The season starts for all boys teams on February 28, except our first and second grade intramural program. Since Easter is on April 5 this year, the intramural program will start outside on Sunday, April 12, unless we are able to secure some indoor space before then. You will be receiving an email from your son's coach announcing the practice schedule before games begin and during the season. Their email addresses are listed below.

    Generally, boys in our program are placed on a team equivalent with their grade. This year, we had several new 6th grade boys register. Since our current 6th grade team is highly competitive and will seek to be placed in our league's most competitive division (Southeastern Pa. Youth Lacrosse Association (SEPYLA)), we thought it would be more beneficial for new 6th graders to be placed on our B3 team which is comprised of mostly 5th graders.

     At this time of year, the weather is a wild card. We have some indoor space available which will be distributed among the teams in accordance with coaches' availability. The sooner that the fields are ready and the weather permits, we will go outside to practice. Please be patient and understanding as these decisions are often made at the last minute by necessity. All home games will be at Penncrest High School. Practices will be held there and at Indian Lane Elementary School.

      Please mark on your calendars April 25 for the Penncrest/Laxapalooza at Penncrest High School. This is a truly amazing day of lacrosse. More details to come. Have a great lacrosse experience this season. 

 2015 Optimist Boys Coaches

Boys 7th/8th Grade Chris Bonnett   cbonnett@bonnettassociatesinc.com

Boys 6th Grade (B1) Jamie Pompetti   rolaxcoach@gmail.com

Boys 5th Grade (B3) Jeff Pettit  optimistlax@aol.com

Boys 4th Grade Eric Poole   e_rocks76@yahoo.com

Boys Third Grade Ryan McQuade    ryanmcquade@comcast.net

Boys 1st/2nd Grade Evan Pettit evanrpettit@yahoo.com



Saturday, December 28
Click Here to Register for The Spring Lacrosse Season



This link will connect you with our on-line registration system offered through League One:

https://active.leagueone.com/Olr/Pages/Welcome.aspx?ClubId=13976 



Monday, June 9
Congratulations Penncrest Boys Lacrosse Team - 2014 State Champions



Congratulations to the 2014 Penncrest Boys Lacrosse team and the coaches for winning the Pennsylvania Lacrosse Championship. All the players started playing with Optimist Lacrosse.  The formula that makes champions is very clear:  practice, heart and teamwork.

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2014 Pennsylvania State Champions

Message From Onondaga Redhawks



The Onondaga tribe is one of the six members of the Iroquois Nation. In 1994, Optimist Lacrosse players and families hosted Onondaga players in a weekend of friendly competition. The following Statement appears on their lacrosse website. It explains why lacrosse is more than just a game.
Lacrosse is a game that has been played by the Onondagas and the Haudenosaunee people for countless centuries. The Onondagas consider the game to be a very spiritual game given to them by the Creator and is still played at Onondaga as a spiritual and healing game for the people. In the late 1800's at Onondaga, the Haudenosaunee prophet named Handsome Lake requested the game of lacrosse be played as one of his last wishes before he made his journey back to the Creator's land. The game was played in his honor and assisted him to fulfill his journey.
The Onondagas call the game Dey-Hon-Tshi-Gwa'-Ehs which translated to mean, "they bump hips". The young people are told by the elders that the game is to be respected and to respect your opponent as they also have been given the gift to play the game. Players of all ages from Onondaga participate in an annual spiritual game. The game is played for the spiritual benefit of the Nation and for all those who play the game.
The Onondagas have a long and proud tradition of playing the game and extend their hand to everyone to join them in preserving and playing the oldest team sport in North America,
Dey-Hon-Tshi-Gwa'-Ehs


Optimist Creed



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Promise Yourself-
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble


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