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Tribal News and Updates
Outdoor practice starts this week! We have vacation week practices and then will move to our standard outdoor schedule.
Vacation Week (April 20 -24th)
U9G: Friday, 5 -6 pm at Boy Scout
U11G: Friday, 6-7 pm at Boy Scout
U13G: Monday, 6-7:30 pm at Boy Scout
U15G: Monday, 5 - 6:30 pm at Boy Scout
U9B and U11B: None
U13B: Wed, 5:30 - 6:30 pm at Boyscout and Friday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm at Pyebrook
U15B: Wed, 6:30 - 7:30 pm at Boyscout, and Friday, 5:30 -6:30 pm at Pyebrook
Outdoor Practice Schedule as of April 27th
U9G: Mon and Wed, 5-6 pm at Harmer (Pyebrook)
U11G: Mon and Wed, 6-7 pm at Harmer (Pyebrook)
U13G: Mon 5:30 - 7 pm; Wed 4:30 - 6 pm at Boyscout
U15G: Mon 4:30 - 6 pm; Wed 5:30 - 7 pm at Boyscout
U13 Girls Select: Mon 7 - 8 pm at Boyscout
U15 Girls Select: Wed 7-8 pm at Boyscout
U9B: Tues, Thurs, 5-6 pm at Paddock (Pyebrook)
U11B: Tues, Thurs 5:30 - 7:00 at Harmer (Pyebrook)
U13B: Tues, 6:00 - 7:30 pm; Fri 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Pyebrook
U15B: Tues, Thurs, 5:30 - 7 pm at Pyebrook
U13 Boys Select: Wed, 6:00-7:30 pm at Pyebrook
U15 Boys Select: Wed, 6:00-7:30 pm at Pyebrook
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
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).
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
Tribal's own Craig Bunker, who now plays for the Boston Cannons, leading a face-off clinic
Check out our Summer Camps page for camps in our area.
Please visit our Coaches page to get information on registering and requirements.
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.