Middle School Boys Team (Grades 6th - 8th)

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2022 Parent Meeting

Day
Hour
Minute
Second
WHEN: Monday, January 31st at 6:30pm
WHERE: 960 Ridgeway Avenue
(Signal Mountain Church of Christ fellowship hall - park in south lot near house)
WHO: Parents (players are welcome too, but not required)

** Please, invite anybody that might be interested!

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach

Assistant Coach

tEAM SUPPORT

George Armstrong

garmstrong65@gmail.com

Grant Summerlin

grant@7weight.com

Focus & Core Skills

Middle School lacrosse is where young athletes begin emerging into a competitive environment. Athletes at this age are preparing to be competitors. With respect to the competition at this level, coaches parents, and officials should model and emphasize:

- Fun

- Good Sportsmanship

- Exploring and applying new tactical skills

Core Skills:

  1. Scoop

  2. Cradle

  3. Passing/Catching

  4. Defensive/Offensive Strategies

  5. Positions - Middie, Attack, Defense, and Goalie

  6. Wall Ball

Be AWARE - MS LAX ALLOWS:

  • Full stick checking legal, but no one-handed checks

  • Body checking legal, but no take-out checks

Code of Conduct

  1. Be ON TIME - all gear on, ready to practice/play BEFORE start time!

  2. RESPECT - Please, respect teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials at all times!

  3. GOLDEN RULE - Treat others the way you want to be treated!

Parent Volunteers

  1. HOME GAME REPRESENTATIVE - REQUIRED POSITION FOR GAMES - help run scoreboard table, clock, act as liason between officials and coaches, etc.

  2. Parent Coaches - help run practices and assist during games

  3. Team Parent - help coordinate communications and special needs (tournament needs like tents/food/drinks and help organize an end of season celebration)

Required equipment

NO GEAR = NO PLAY
  • LAX Helmet
  • mouth guard
  • LAX chest protector*
  • LAX stick
  • LAX gloves
  • LAX arm guards / elbow pads
  • athletic/protective cup
  • Cleats (preferred) and tennis shoes on conditioning days
  • Water bottle

* Must meet NOCSAE performance standard ND200 for Commotio Cordis/ chest protection beginning Jan 1, 2022

Gear Websites

Provided equipment

  • Practice pennie
  • Game jerseys

If you have questions or would like to be added to our email list send request to smmhslax@gmail.com and ask to be added to MS boys group.

If you have questions regarding practices please contact Coach Kendall Harrison, Assistant Coach Steven Warren, George Armstrong, or Grant Summerlin.

Tentative Game Schedule

March

1 Soddy

3 Dalton (JV)

15 McCallie

17 Baylor

22 Soddy

24 Normal Park

26 Round Robin Play Day - Darlington and Crawdads

April

5 Normal Park

19 McCallie

21 Baylor

26 Dalton (JV)

TO BE ANNOUNCED:

  1. Boyd Games - We will play Boyd Buchanan twice - dates TBA

  2. Farragut Tournament - We will play a tournament in EARLY APRIL in Farragut - date TBA

* GAME TIMES - all game times and HOME/AWAY status will be updated ASAP !

NEWS & UPDATES

Hello Signal Mountain Lacrosse families!
We are excited to announce that the 2022 season registration is NOW OPEN! Registration can be completed for our Middle School and High School teams here and will be open through January 31st!

All players, regardless of age, are required to have a USA Lacrosse membership that is valid at least through May 31, 2022 prior to being able to register as you will be required to enter your USL membership number on the registration page. Additionally, players must have this membership prior to practicing since this provides player insurance for games as well as practices. Memberships can be purchased or renewed at the USA Lacrosse website (www.usalacrosse.com) and click on the “JOIN” button at the top of the page.

We look forward to another exciting season of Eagle lacrosse! Please also pass this information along to any other players or families that may be interested.

Thank you!

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COVID Protocol

  • Will adhere to all HCDE and SML policies for middle school sports

  • Common Sense Protocols - Symptoms? Close Contact? Positive Case? - PLEASE KEEP YOUR SON HOME

Practice Schedule

  • Begins: Thursday Feb 3 @ 3pm
  • Typical schedule: Depending on weather, practices will be held M, T, Th, and Friday
  • Practices are on the band field
  • Keep your tennis/running shoes in your equipment bag in case weather requires we move indoor
  • Mother nature causes our schedule to be ever-changing, unfortunately. We understand that this is not ideal but all efforts will be made to keep you informed in a timely matter in GroupMe and via the Teamsnap Mobile App.

 Inclement Weather Policy

  • NO practice when field is too wet

  • NO practice during extreme cold, heavy rain, and thunder/lightening

  • Will practice in light rain/drizzle

* Coach will attempt to use common sense and discretion about weather

** Coach will try to give a minimum of a (1) hour notice for cancellations

Contact Info

Signal Mountain Lacrosse
P.O. Box 411 
Signal Mountain, TN 37377