Ridley Girls Youth Lacrosse: Ridley Girls Lax News

News from the President:
We are really excited about the upcoming 2014 Ridley Girls Youth Lacrosse Season. We would like to thank all of those people who were so instrumental in starting the Ridley Girls Youth Lacrosse Program and running it for 22 years. A Big Thank You to Barbara Hammond Brewer, Claudia Flynn, Sue Miller, Patty Ellers, Beth Bernard and Barb Finnegan for all of their years of dedicated service to the program.
The Ridley Girls Youth Lacrosse Program is getting a face-lift this year!, from a new grade level program to a new website. This year we are proud to announce that we are starting a K-2nd grade program. The K-2 program will be a clinic held one day a week with no games. We will focus on teaching the game of lacrosse through teaching fundamentals, skills and playing fun games. Also, this year we launched a new website with lots of information for players/parents, a special thanks to Brian Bair for creating & running the website for us.
The goal of our program is to be more unified and consistent with our instruction and the fundamentals, skills and game concepts we teach to the players. We are presently compiling a list of skills and drills that will be taught at all levels and age groups focusing on stick skills, transition, offense and defensive concepts. We will start our instruction with small game concepts and work our way to big game concepts as the season progresses.
The 2014 coaching staff is a great mix of existing coaches and new coaches! They are experienced coaches and former players; check out their bios on the “coaches” page of our website. All of our coaches are attending a coaches clinic on February 1st so they are prepared with new and fresh ideas for the season. They are excited about the new goals of the program and being part of a team of coaches who are working together to make our youth program better.
Find out how you can get involved! This year we are asking for a parent team manager for each team to help with the logistics and paperwork during the season. There are plenty of opportunities to help out this season with coaching, ordering equipment and apparel, helping with organizing teams to attend tournaments, inputting parent info and contacting parents about practices and games, updating the website and so much more. Many hands make light work!
We are looking forward to seeing you at our Lacrosse Clinic on February 8th 2014. It is a great chance to try the game of lacrosse to see if your daughter enjoys it before committing to registering for the season. Come meet the coaches and get a glimpse of what the Ridley Girls Youth Lacrosse Program looks like this year!
                                                                                                               Beth Bryan