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2020 Season Wrap up - Apr 13, 2020

From: Myron Molotky-Spring Lake Lacrosse President
To: All Spring Lake Lacrosse Athletes, Parents and Staff

Thank you for your patience as we have been waiting to deliver facts and actions regarding the policies moving forward with SL Lacrosse. This has been an evolving process that has changed the dynamics of the club from youth through high school teams.

Our thoughts are especially with our Seniors-Class of 2020 who have been impacted the most in our organization. Thank you for your leadership and commitment to SL Lacrosse. We wish you the best in your future endeavors and know that you will be driven by the same passion that you displayed over the years as an important part of Laker Lacrosse! 301 Laker Strong was your last season, but you are forever a part of Laker Lacrosse!

The Tradition of 22: Please share with your athletes the meaning of the 22 on their uniforms. Jarred Coleman is a former Laker laxer that passed away August 27, 2018 from injuries suffered in a horrific auto accident. Jarred’s legacy, as a former player and coach, will be honored eternally with SL Lacrosse. His commitment to the program as a mentor and coach laid the foundation for many former players to give back to our lacrosse community. In honoring Jarred, the uniform number 22 will be absent at all boys’ levels (other than #22 above the heart on all youth uniforms), with the exception of Boys Varsity, Starting in the 2019 season, each year moving forward a player will be chosen to wear the 22 jersey in honor of Jarred. The first recipient of this honor is current Ithaca College lacrosse player Dominik Molotky, #22, SL Class of 2019.

https://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/grandrapids/obituary.aspx?n=jarred-kelly-coleman&pid=190190052&fhid=5484


Laker 350 Strong…work hard, play hard. excel and lead.


INFORMATION

As you are all aware, the 2020 SL Lacrosse Spring season is now officially cancelled as we follow the guidelines set at the state and school district levels.

1. All SL Athletic facilities are officially closed and are not to be used at this time. We will send out an announcement when the ban is lifted so that our athletes may continue to work on their skills and conditioning.

2. The SL Lacrosse Board is working on the refund policy for the lost season. We expect to issue refunds in the near future. Any questions should be directed to:  refundsllax@gmail.com

In preparing for the 2020 season, the club spent funds on needed equipment and gear. If you have a 5th thru 11th grade player and are able-willing to push your refund to next season, it will be greatly appreciated and will allow the club to continue planning the 2021 season. Please use the following email to express your desire to push fees forward: refundsllax@gmail.com

3. SL Lacrosse K-4 players will receive a refund less the cost of the pinnies ($25) ordered for all players. This was part of the fee to play included in the registration. We will distribute the pinnies when the Stay at Home ban is lifted. With the younger players who are devastated by this cancelled season, we feel the need to maintain the culture and excitement of being a Laker Lacrosse player.

4. The SL Lacrosse Board is considering summer options for our athletes as several opportunities are being discussed. Stay tuned for more information as we look into a local summer league option.

5. ALL SL Lacrosse coaching staffs have recommended workout materials for our athletes to use during this down time. We encourage the players to keep a stick in their hand and do their best to continue improving their skills and conditioning.

6. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our athletes and their families. We are following the path of the SL Athletic Dept based on recommendations by the Health Department and the Michigan state government. We hope that the entire SL Lacrosse family is healthy and safe!

We realize that this is an unprecedented action and we will continue to update the SL Lacrosse community as we receive news.

GO LAKERS!!
Myron Molotky
Spring Lake Lacrosse President

 

2020 season announcement - Mar 13, 2020

From: Myron Molotky-Spring Lake Lacrosse President
To: All Spring Lake Lacrosse Athletes, Parents and Staff

Thank you for your patience as we have been waiting to deliver facts and actions regarding the policies moving forward with the 2020 lacrosse season. We have a clear path based on information received today. This will be an evolving process that we will continue to keep you up to date as information continues to change the dynamics of the club from youth through high school teams.

I received a call from the Spring Lake Athletic Department (Mr. Cavin Mohrhardt) and this is what we know right now:

1. ALL Youth team practices and evaluations are suspended effective today (3-13-2020) until further notice.
2. High School Teams will practice today as planned but will be suspended until further notice.
3. Spring Lake Lacrosse teams will not be allowed to hold practices involving any coaching staff. This includes organized “captains’ practices” or organized small group play.
4. Our athletes will have access to the middle school for wallball and the Yard for individual drills.
5. ALL SL Lacrosse coaching staffs will create recommended workout materials for our athletes to use during this down time. We encourage the players to keep a stick in their hand and do their best to continue improving their skills and conditioning.
6. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our athletes and their families. We are following the path of the SL Athletic Dept based on recommendations by the Health Department and the Michigan state government.

The great news is that the season is suspended rather than cancelled. It is unknown at this time what the near future brings. We are hopeful for the clearance to resume our lacrosse season.

We realize that this is an unprecedented action and we will continue to update the SL Lacrosse community as we receive news.  Any changes will be communicated immediately. If you do not hear anything…nothing has changed to that point.

Please keep your athletes focused as we hope to be up and running as soon as we get the clearance.

GO LAKERS!!
Myron Molotky
Spring Lake Lacrosse President
616-292-1443 or mmolotky@farmersagent.com

 

 

Backpack and Jacket order deadline information - Mar 8, 2020

Deadline approaching for all Spring Lake Lacrosse Jacket and Backpack orders!

You must have your order in by March 15 in order to have these items for this season! Items will be mailed 2-3 weeks after March 15. Just in time for this season!

https://trophyhousebrands.chipply.com/springlake…/store.aspx

 

Practice begins! - Mar 8, 2020

The 2020 Season is getting underway!  

The first week of practice will vary by team.  Team managers will be in contact with each team on specifics. 

 

Please see below for the expected starting weeks for each age group: 

 

First day of practice: 

HS Boys and Girls: Monday, March 9 

Boys 7/8 & 5/6: Began Monday, March 2 (indoors) 

Boy's 3/4: Monday, March 16

Girls 3/4, 5/6, 7/8: Monday, March 16 

K-2: April 13 (after return from Spring Break) Details to come from team managers. 

 

GO LAKERS!

 

Boys 5/6 Early Season Practice and Evaluations - Feb 29, 2020

Hopefully everyone was able to attend the meeting or has reviewed the powerpoint of the meeting. There have been some questions about the start of the season. We have secured some time at Shoreline Soccer (6875 Norton Pines Dr, Norton Shores) for early season practice and evaluations. The following times have been reserved for the 5/6 boys teams:
 
Monday, March 2  5:00-6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 3  5:00-6:00 pm
Friday, March 6  5:00-6:00 pm
 
Monday, March 9 5:00-6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 10 5:00-6:00 pm
Friday, March 13  5:00-6:00 pm
 
The week of March 2 will be practice with focus on learning specific drills that will be used in evaluations and during practice throughout the season.  Evaluations will begin on Monday, March 9. It is important to note that practice begins at 5:00 pm SHARP. Players should be completely geared up and on the field by this time. This will be particularly important the week of March 9 as players will be issued numbers for evaluations. Please have players to the field by 4:45 pm at the latest so they are ready to go. Also, just a reminder from Myron Molotky's welcome letter that if you chose not to have your son participate in the MLL league this year, the coaching staff will need to know by March 10. You can let me or one of the coaches know if you are opting out of participation in that league due to the travel requirements (please see schedules at laxteams.net/springlake)
 
Any questions, please let me know.
 
Thank  you,
Alison Fox
Spring Lake Lacrosse Secretary
 
(alison_fox@hotmail.com, 616-405-5396)

 

Boys 7/8 Early Practice and Evaluation Dates - Feb 29, 2020

Hopefully everyone was able to attend the meeting or has reviewed the powerpoint of the meeting. There have been some questions about the start of the season. We have secured some time at Shoreline Soccer (6875 Norton Pines Dr, Norton Shores) for early season practice and evaluations. The following times have been reserved for the 7/8 boys teams:
 
Monday, March 2  4:00-5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 3  4:00-5:00 pm
Friday, March 6  4:00-5:00 pm
 
Monday, March 9 4:00-5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 10 4:00-5:00 pm
Friday, March 13  4:00-5:00 pm
 
The week of March 2 will be practice with focus on learning specific drills that will be used in evaluations and during practice throughout the season. The coaching staff is aware that some players will still be participating in their winter sports that week so may not be able to attend practice. Evaluations will begin on Monday, March 9. It is important to note that practice begins at 4:00 pm SHARP. Players should be completely geared up and on the field by this time. This will be particularly important the week of March 9 as players will be issued numbers for evaluations. Please have players to the field by 3:45 pm at the latest so they are ready to go. Also, just a reminder from Myron Molotky's welcome letter that if you chose not to have your son participate in the MLL league this year, the coaching staff will need to know by March 10. You can let me or one of the coaches know if you are opting out of participation in that league due to the travel requirements (please see schedules at laxteams.net/springlake).
 
Any questions, please let me know.
 
Thank  you,
Alison Fox
Spring Lake Lacrosse Secretary
 
(alison_fox@hotmail.com, 616-405-5396)

 

2020 Season Welcome Letter from Club President Molotky - Feb 25, 2020

Welcome To Spring Lake Lacrosse 2020!

On behalf of the Spring Lake Lacrosse Board, I would like to welcome you to the 2020 season. Many changes have been implemented and we are excited to continue the tradition of Excellence, Growth and Development in the Spring Lake lacrosse programs.
 
We have secured a path to create even more opportunities within the program for all of our athletes. We have researched and have taken the opportunity to align our path with US Lacrosse and some of the top lacrosse programs in the state of Michigan. Developing the Spring Lake Lacrosse Culture is a major focus moving forward, and these changes reflect a new sense of purpose to engage the community and benefit the growth of our athletes.
 

We have attached the documents from the recent meeting and have included talking points for those were unable to attend
Parent Meeting Powerpoint can be found here: https://laxteams.net/files_public/1/1037/files/2020/SL_LAX_PARENT_MEETING-FINAL_EDITION_For_Distribution.pdf

Additional Comments

Two talking points in the SL Lacrosse Community have been floating around, and I would like to address both:

1. Girls Lacrosse-the Board has been committed to creating equality between the boys’ and girls’ program. We are proud of the growth and opportunities that have been afforded on the girls’ side with SL Lacrosse. Please remember that there is a wide gap statewide in the maturity of the programs. While Spring Lake continues to thrive on the girls’ side, the sport in general has not grown as fast at a state level. Tangible assets such as availability of coaches and schools participating is showing much slower growth than what we have seen on the boys’ side. We remain committed to providing the same passion, funding and opportunities as the boys’ programs and will diligently continue the path to find qualified non-parent coaches at all levels.

2. Boys Youth Lacrosse-the direction of the program to continue the path to compete at the highest level provides opportunity for SL Lacrosse to join the Michigan Lacrosse League (MLL). The league consists of the finest programs in the state (see the attached document). This new league will require some travel and a much more challenging schedule of opponents. The SL Lacrosse Evaluation schedule is included in the attached document. Nonparent coaches will be running the evaluations with the goal to place each player on a specific team based on skill level and athleticism. Our priority is to consider every player’s current evaluation to make sure that we place our athletes on SL teams where they can compete and find success on the fields.

We realize that the MLL may not be an ideal fit for every family. Please discuss with your athlete if this is the best route for your family. We will need to know by March 10 if you decide to opt out of this level of commitment and play as we need to submit rosters to the league immediately after evaluations. This will help avoid any confusion and provide opportunities for the athletes that choose this path prior to the start of the season.


How can YOU help?
 
1. Have your player(s) to practice and games on time as requested by the coaching staffs
2. Support the TEAM and your player with positive actions on and off the field per the SL Lacrosse Code of Conduct. The coaches are volunteers and we are appreciative of their commitment to create a positive environment and specific development of our athletes.
3.  Coaching, team management, Club Committees, Game Day Volunteers…How Can You Help?


The CRUCIAL Part Sponsorships-do you own a business or are employed at a business that is interested in sponsorship of the SL Lacrosse program? We are a self-funded program and any improvements for our athletes’ experiences rely on sponsorships and fundraising.
 
GET INVOLVED! We Need You!!
Thank you for your commitment to Spring Lake Lacrosse. We look forward to another year of growth in the organization and development of our athletes.


GO LAKERS!!
Myron Molotky
Spring Lake Lacrosse Board President
616-292-1443

 

 

Upcoming Events
Boys Varsity
State Semi-final
Wednesday, Jun 3rd
TBD
TBD
Girls Varsity
State Semi-final
Wednesday, Jun 3rd
TBD
TBD
Boys Junior Varsity
No upcoming events...
Girls Junior Varsity
No upcoming events...
Boys 7/8 Red
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Boys 7/8 Gray
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Girls 7/8 Red
No upcoming events...
Girls 7/8 Gray
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Boys 5/6 Red
No upcoming events...
Boys 5/6 Gray
No upcoming events...
Girls 5/6 Red
No upcoming events...
Girls 5/6 Gray
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Boys 3/4 Red
No upcoming events...
Boys 3/4 Gray
No upcoming events...
Girls 3/4 Red
No upcoming events...
Girls 3/4 Gray
No upcoming events...
Boys K-2
No upcoming events...
Girls K-2
No upcoming events...

 

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