Ridley Girls Youth Lacrosse: Ridley Girls Lax News

News from the President:
We are really excited about the upcoming 2015 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. We are sad to be losing our 3rd/4th Grade Coach Patty Ellers who is retiring this year. We wish her the best of luck and hope she enjoys watching her grandchildren play sports!
We are looking forward to seeing you at our Lacrosse Clinic on February 8th and 9th. We received a lot of positive feedback from parents and players who attended last year. 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!
The K-2 program was a big success in 2014 as a first year program. Practices are held one day a week with some playdays towards the end of the season. We focus on teaching the game of lacrosse through teaching fundamentals, skills and playing fun games. We are continuing to improve our 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 2015 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 21st 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 parents to help line and set up game fields before home games. 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 a fun, positive and successful 2015 season! See you on the field!     
 
                                                                     Sincerely,      
                                                                 
                                                                             Beth Bryan         
                                                                             President