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Why #22 - Apr 12, 2019

This season will start a new cultural change to Spring Lake Lacrosse throughout the entire organization. The number "22" will be prominently displayed on our youth pinnies above the heart at the 3/4 levels, on the helmets from 5/6 through the high school teams, and honored with a field presence at the Boys Varsity level.
 
Why #22?
 
Jarred Coleman, a former player and coach with the Spring Lake Lacrosse Organization, passed away last summer at the age of 22 from injuries due to a horrific car crash that also claimed his grandparents. While the loss of life at such a young age is difficult to understand, those that knew Jarred...teammates, coaches, youth players...are devastated. 
 
While our program has been fortunate to receive the gift of time and effort from former players throughout the years, Jarred was truly a pioneer of giving back. During his career at Spring Lake, it was not uncommon for Jarred to pick up youth players (getting them away from video games!) and take them for training sessions to work on their game during the off season. This year's Senior Class was the initial beneficiary of Jarred's kindness and passion for giving back to the lacrosse community. Many of the athletes currently in our organization have either been coached by Jarred or at some point have witnessed his infectious passion, incredible smile and words of support for Spring Lake Lacrosse players.
 
As a teammate, it would be difficult to find a more supportive lax bro than Jarred. He was loved by everyone who had the fortune to have met him.
 
Jarred wore the number 22 during his high school career at Spring Lake. A new tradition was started this season for the Varsity Boys Team. Each year moving forward, the coaching staff lead by Coach Doug Sharp, will choose a player to wear number 22 as a way to honor Jarred's memory.
 
This season, the staff chose Dominik Molotky (Class of 2019) to represent the program both on and off the field while wearing number 22.
 
On May 15, Spring Lake will be playing against Forest Hills Eastern. Jarred's brother Ethan will be playing against the Lakers and we will be honoring Jarred on that special night by welcoming his parents Kelly and Ron back to the Spring Lake Lacrosse Stadium (The 'Yard). Let's make this a night worthy of Jarred's memory and show our love by filling the stands with 301 Spring Lake lacrosse players as well as their parents and friends!!
 
Please share this story with your athletes, family, friends and fans as we continue to honor Jarred Coleman with the loving display of #22!
 
Best Regards,
 
Myron Molotky
SL Lacrosse President
616-292-1443
 

 

Rules for using SL LAX Stadium - Mar 27, 2019

We have had some questions about how/when to use the lacrosse field at the High School.

BASELINE RULES-EXPECTATIONS
-The field is available when not in use by SL Public Schools (Lax, Band and other athletic programs) -The field may not be used for organized practices or games unless approved by the SL Athletic Dept -The Press Box and Rest Rooms are locked and off limits
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All play must end by sunset...no exceptions
-Leave the field in as good or better shape than when you arrived
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Enter and exit through the side gate ONLY...the lock has been removed effective today!

**The field is open on a trial basis. The SL District will continually review and monitor the use and condition to determine if this can become a permanent situation.

***Parental supervision required for grades 6 and below...this is not a daycare facility and NOT negotiable. Any rules violation will result in suspension or termination for athletes or families participating in SL Lacrosse activities.

This advancement for the SL Lacrosse Organization has been a desired result for years. Again...please take ownership and keep expectations high in regards to how the field is used and cared for moving forward.

This proposal is built on trust. Together we must earn the right to keep this as a permanent solution for our athletes!

I will be attending practices for each team (3 thru HS) after Spring Break and will speak directly to all of the athletes in the program about expectations regarding the field as well.

I am excited for our athletes...they will benefit greatly and will gain valuable experience playing the sport we all love on a field that was built specifically for that purpose!

GO LAKERS!
Myron Molotky
Spring Lake Lacrosse President

 

Spring Lake places two on National Players to Watch list! - Mar 20, 2019

Great news!  Two of our seniors made the Lacrosse News Players to Watch 2019 National Edition!
 
Noah VerLinde and Dominik Molotky.
 
 
Congratulations gentlemen!
 
Go Lakers!

 

Youth teams first week of practice information - Mar 18, 2019

First week of practice information for youth teams:

 

The following youth teams are starting practice this week:

 

Monday (3/18) :

Girls 5/6 & 7/8 will be at the middle school. Practice will be 4:00-5:30.

Boys 5/6 & 7/8 will be at the Middle School. Practice will be 5:30-7:30.

 

Tuesday (3/19):

Boys 3/4 will be at the High School (North field) starting at 6:00-7:30.

(please note: Girls 3/4 will not be starting this week. Their official start will be the week following spring break)

Good luck to all of our youth teams starting this week!

 

GO LAKERS!

 

2019 Season Kick off message from SL Lacrosse President Molotky - Mar 14, 2019

Go Lakers!
 
Welcome to Spring Lake Lacrosse 2019!
 
The SL High School Varsity and JV lacrosse teams are off and running and preparing for a historic run this year. The growth and culture of our program continues to drive success on and off the field at all age levels! We expect, weather pending, to get off to an early start this season with the youth programs. All teams are preparing to start practice next week.
 
Please watch your email for announcements of practice and game schedules. We are finalizing specific locations for the various teams. While most practices will be held at the Middle School, the 3/4 teams may settle in at the high school this year.
 
Below, please find the link to the document used at the parent meeting. We appreciate the great turnout, but if you were unable to make the event, please review this document and contact us with any questions. SL Lacrosse Board Members, Youth Directors and Coaches contacts are included.
 
 
Highlights for 2019:
 
-Close to 300 athletes will participate in lacrosse for SL teams this season
 
-Youth Directors are guiding the way and are responsible for accountability of the youth experience
 
-Coaching Directors will be working with every coach and team this season to stay on track with expectations for development of the athletes specific to each age level
 
-We have the largest coaching staff in the history of the program, primarily volunteers giving their time to develop your athlete at the pace designated by the SL Lacrosse Board
 
-The WALL-our greatest noncoaching asset! We expect that the wall will be built and available right after Spring Break 
-The STADIUM-the locks have been removed and availability for use has been extended to ALL of our athletes
 
-Communications-Like us on FB, follow the SL Lacrosse Website, Visit the SL Lacrosse Store
 
-Get Involved-Be Involved!! We encourage all parents to be involved. The SL Lacrosse community is self funded and has been traditionally worked by the few (The 5% rule). We need you. The team managers will assign various tasks throughout the season. Get a jump on it and volunteer rather than be assigned!!!
 
*Don't Be That Parent*
Protocol has been established for communications for anything lacrosse related.
-24 Hour Rule...think, evaluate, determine the degree of an issue. Advocating for our children is important, but do not let your emotions create a problem that may not exist.
-No Tolerance Rule...verbal or other towards referees, players, opposing parents, coaches, SL staff. Spring Lake has always conducted our presence in a first class manner. Anything less will result in a "vacation" from SL Lacrosse.
 
-Stages of Parenting-
1. Enthusiastic and Helpful-We love it! And in our experience this has been the overwhelming majority!
2. Advocating and Intense-We understand it! Lacrosse is the greatest sport that exists, and emotions run high. We are all parents as well and know the importance of advocating for your athlete. Just keep it in perspective.
3. Cra-Cra-We are not doing this! When you have crossed the line, there are no do-overs. This is the one that ends up on my desk, and by then you are labeled cra-cra.
 
All calls concerning the above should ONLY be directed to our Youth Directors:
Boys' Youth Director: Rich Brown rich@brownwebmail.com
Girls' Youth Director: Susan Vinkemulder susan@vinkemulder.com
 
Thank you for all that you do! We expect another epic season of SL Lacrosse!
 
Go Lakers!
 
Myron MOLOTKY
SL Lacrosse President
616-292-1443

 

SL LAX Youth Girls Information - Mar 13, 2019

Spring Lake Lacrosse Girls Youth Coaching Director, Sean Davis has assembled some great content.  This can be used for Parents, first year players and returning players for a refresher. 

 

The link to our Parent Reources (Coaching philosoophy, Program Parent Handbook, and US Lacrosse Parent Handbook) can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l4h0dpz5el73gl3/AABRRueW6H1z7eRgtjjz1YCPa?dl=0

 

The video library link for skill development can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ov5d5w7wl41wdjl/AADi3obiHiKJa-T_xHNZIaGZa?dl=0

 
Go LAKERS!

 

- Mar 10, 2019

The 2019 Lacrosse Season is kicking off! 

 

We wish the High School players the best of luck as they begin their first week of practice tomorrow!

All youth teams will begin practice the following week, Monday March 18th. This will be depending on the conditions of the fields (IE no snow). Stay tuned for an email from the team coaches with specifics in the next several days. 

Also, we will be getting an email out this week to recap highlights of the parents meeting and expectations for this season.

We are very excited to get this season underway! 

GO LAKERS!

 

 

Upcoming Events
Boys Varsity
Forest Hills Northern
Monday, Apr 22nd
Cancelled
Forest Hills Northern HS
Girls Varsity
Grandville
Monday, Apr 22nd
7:00 PM
Grandville
Boys JV
Forest Hills Northern
Monday, Apr 22nd
5:30 PM
Forest Hills Northern HS
Girls JV
Grandville
Monday, Apr 22nd
5:30 PM
Grandville
Boys 7/8 Grey
Southside
Monday, Apr 22nd
6:45 PM
Soutside
Boys 7/8 Red
Grand Haven Blue
Monday, Apr 22nd
6:15 PM
Home - MS Main Field
Girls 7/8 Grey
Rockford
Thursday, Apr 25th
6:00 PM
Home - MS Main Field
Girls 7/8 Red
Rockford
Thursday, Apr 25th
7:00 PM
Home - MS Main Field
Boys 5/6 Grey
Southside
Monday, Apr 22nd
5:30 PM
Soutside
Boys 5/6 Red
Grand Haven Blue
Monday, Apr 22nd
5:00 PM
Home - MS Main Field
Girls 5/6 - Grey
Rockford
Thursday, Apr 25th
7:00 PM
Home - MS Main Field
Girls 5/6 - Red
Rockford
Thursday, Apr 25th
6:00 PM
Home - MS North Field
Girls 3/4
LAX on the Lake
Saturday, Apr 27th
11:00 AM
SLHS LAX Stadium
Boys 3/4 - Grey
Holland Christian
Saturday, Apr 27th
11:00 AM
Holland Christian
Boys 3/4 - Red
West Ottawa
Saturday, Apr 27th
10:00 AM
Holland Christian

 

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