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Tribal Lacrosse Gear Available for Purchase

http://tribalyouthlax.boathousegear.com/

Please note that shorts for the boys will not arrive until early May.  Boys can wear any red shorts (including last year's shorts) this season.  There are also some prior years shorts available for purchase at Team and League Outfitters in Georgetown.


Indoor Season Starts the Week of March 9th

Indoor practice for our Spring season will begin the week of March 9th.  Please see our Indoor Practice Schedule webpage for the first week times and a document with the full indoor schedule.  Please also check your team pages for more details on the outdoor schedule (to be posted soon).


20% Off Coupon at Dick's

Valid March 28th and March 29th


Spring 2015 Tribal Lacrosse Registration

Registration for U15 boys is now closed.  Please contact Bonni Theriault at bonnit@comcast.net  if you would like your son added to the waitlist. 

Registration is still open for other age groups but there is a late fee of $50.  

Please note we have new age groups for the younger girls this year (see the section below on Changes to Little Laxers and U11 girls)

Age Groups:

  • U9 girls : K, 1st, and 2nd 
  • U9 boys: 1st and 2nd
  • U11 girls:  3rd and 4th (2nd graders can choose to play U11G)
  • U11 boys:  3rd and 4th 
  • U13 (both):  5th and 6th 
  • U15 (both): 7th and 8th 

Fees:
· U9 Girls and Boys: $155
· U11 – U15 Girls: $195
· U11 – U15 Boys: $200

Tribal Lacrosse offers a 50% discount for the 3rd+ player in any family (Not applicable to Goalie fees). In order for the registration system to recognize that your family is registering multiple players, please register all of your players at this time. On the Summary Page, there is a link near the bottom to "Register Another Player" - please click on this link to ensure that all of your family's players are registered within the same order. Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of your family's discounted rates.

This year we will be offering a 50% discount for U13 and U15 goalies. Just select the appropriate goalie option in the "level of play" menu. If your child signs up as a goalie for the 2014 season they will be required to play the majority of the season in the goalie position. If your child decides not to play goalie after they have registered, you will be required to pay the remaining 50% of the registration fee.

Late Registration:  After December 15, 2014, a late fee of $50 will be applied to all registrations.

Refund Policy:  If a player registers, then decides not to play, the full amount (minus a $10 per player administration fee) will be refunded if we are notified during the regular registration period.  If we are notified when registration is in Late Mode, 50% of the fee will be refunded. Once indoor practice has started, fees are no longer refundable. Late Fees are non-refundable.

To register, please click on this link:  https://triballax.sportngin.com/register/form/995971811


In memory of Kevin Van Lenten

The Tribal Lacrosse community is saddened by the news that a former Tribal Lacrosse player, Kevin Van Lenten, 24, of Topsfield passed away suddenly this week.  The name Kevin Van Lenten, lovingly known as KVL is synonymous with sports. His passion for playing them began as early as TAA U-8 Soccer and T-Ball and continued on with youth basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and football. Kevin graduated from Masconomet Regional High School in 2008 where he was honored to captain the boys' soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be made to the Topsfield Athletic Association KVL Scholarship Fund, which is being established to honor Kevin. Please send checks to 31 Kinsman Lane, Topsfield, MA 01983.   Donations can also be made through the TAA website:  https://taasports.light.sportspilot.com/store/products/1-kvl-scholarship-fund-donation.aspx


Changes to Little Laxers and U11 Girls

Tribal is pleased to announce changes to our girls Little Laxers program for this upcoming season.  Our little laxers has consisted of kindergarten and first grade girls participating in weekly skills sessions in a fun environment.  Our new changes will still incorporate these valuable skill sessions but now we will be entering the girls into our Governing bodies' MBGLL, u9 age group.  On top of the weekly skills we have already been enjoying, now, in addition to the weekly skills practices; the girls will play games on Sundays throughout the season through the schedule MBGLL composes.   MBGLL denotes the u9 group as 1st and 2nd graders under 9 years old.  However, Tribal has always had a fantastic group of girls in Kindergarten who want to play.  Therefore, Tribals new little laxers (now known as u9) will consist of girls currently in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders. 

What this means to you:

Kindergarten: Participate in our u9 program as it is constructed. If you believe your child will not enjoy or would not benefit from games, she will be allowed to work with your age group director to not play in the games through MBGLL, and simply benefit from the skills portion of u9.

First Grade: Participate in our u9 program as it is constructed.

Second Grade: The option to register at the time of registration for your daughter to play u9 as it is constructed.  Or, if you feel it would be best for your daughter, you may register to play "up" at u11 age group (Tribal u11's have historically consisted of 2nd-4th grades).


Congratulations to our Boys' Teams at Devens Jamboree!

We sent 8 boys teams to Devens (U9 - U15), played a total of 24 games, and lost only 3.  Congratulations to our boys and coaches!


U9 boys celebrating a victory at the Devens Jamboree

Congratulations to the Tribal U11 Girls on their Pentucket Championship.

Congratulations to the Tribal U11 Girl's on their Pentucket Championship

Tribal's own Craig Bunker, who now plays for the Boston Cannons, leading a face-off clinic

Lacrosse Camps

Check out our Summer Camps page for camps in our area.


Coaching Information

Please visit our Coaches page to get information on registering and requirements.

http://www.triballax.org/page/show/24134-information-for-coaches


Important Links


HELMET UPDATE

Recently two types of lacrosse helmets were deemed NOT certified by NOCSAE and therefore not safe to use.  One of those helmets, the Cascade R, now has a procedure in place to modify and re-certify its use at no cost to the customer.  Go to http://r.cascadelacrosse.com The other helmet, the Warrior Regulator, has not yet announced plans for modification.

** Please note that Cascade has other helmet models with the letter "R" in them, such as CPX-R, CPV-R, and CS-R, which are NOT included in this issues; they are still certified as NOCSAE approved.


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