Coach Wittenberg mentioned after practice this morning that a few of your daughters thought they couldn't be at our games this Saturday. Coach hadn't had confirmation from any of you parents that your daughter would be missing but wanted me to check with you just incase. Each 7 V 7 team has 8 or 9 girls on the team. The coaches plan the Saturday rosters counting on the girls being at their games. Please text Coach Wittenberg today, if your daughter is unable to attend her games this Saturday. 901-355-0487. Thank you!
I just received an email from the Saturday league head. They will make the call by 7:00am to determine if the games are on or postponed. Please keep an eye out in the morning for a notification informing you about the games.
It looks like the weather is not going to hold out for us to watch the game today, so practice will be normal scheduled time from 3:30-5. Pickup will be outside of the Goodlett Gym at 5 since we will be practicing inside today. We will find another game to watch together in the upcoming weeks.
We look forward to seeing the girls at practice today!
We have been having so much fun coaching your girls, and we are excited that games are starting up! We wanted to give a few notes about lacrosse games and what each girl should wear and bring to each game.
UNIFORMS: We will always wear our white jerseys (as the HOME team) when we are playing at Hutchison. When we play at other locations we will wear out black jerseys. It is important that each girl ALWAYS brings both uniforms to every game though in case we need to change into the other color.
PACKED BAG: Each girl needs to have all of the following items in her game bag.
The other uniform jersey.
Mouth guard (an extra if possible in case something happens to one)
Large filled water bottle
Personal items (extra contacts, hair bands, deodorant, hand warmers)
Warm clothes for the night games as it can get chilly
A healthy snack if needed after warmups or at halftime
Anything else she might need
Each girl must wear a white or gray sports bra under her white uniform and a black sports bra under her black uniform.
Each girl must also wear black spandex or black shorts under her uniform skirt.
If your daughter wants to wear a long sleeve or short sleeve shirt under her jersey that is perfectly fine, but the shirt must be the same color as the jersey.
TIMING for GAME DAY
For just this first game, the girls need to be at the Crain Center at 5:00pm.
For the rest of the games, the girls will need to arrive dressed and ready 30 minutes before each game.
After each game, the coaches will meet with the girls before dismissing them to be celebrated by you and their fans.
A 12 v 12 lacrosse game consists of two 25 minute halves with a running clock. They will play 6th-8th grade teams.
For the Saturday 7 v 7 league, the games will be 2-15 min. halves with a running clock. They will play 4th & 5th grade teams.
The 2 teams for the 7 v 7 league will be given each Thursday. The schedule of the Saturday games will be posted on the team page in the downloads (which is to the right on the team page) as soon as Coach Allen receives the schedule from the league. This Saturday is posted. Each team will play 2 games. In between the games, the girls can stay and watch the other Hutchison team or the girls can leave with you and then come back. They will still need to be at each game 30 minutes before it begins. The girls will most likely want to stay at the field so it might be easier on you as parents if you let them stay. We will be there the entire time to watch them.
We are excited for the games. That is where the girls will really be able to learn to play as a team and improve their lacrosse skills. They are in a great position as they will get to maximize their touches on the ball since they will typically play 3 games per week. This should help them master their stick skills and really gain an understanding for all the rules and details of the game. Most importantly, we want your girls to have fun and love the game of lacrosse.
For both of us, lacrosse was a sport that was fun and competitive. Lacrosse taught us teamwork, dedication, and how to translate what we learned on the field into the classroom and in life. We both would do anything to get back and play one more game in a Hutchison uniform. So, we want to thank you parents for allowing us to come back and coach your girls. It was our coaches who had some of the greatest impacts on us during our time at Hutchison. We truly are honored to be able to spend time coaching your girls. It is our hope that they will fall in love with the game of lacrosse just like we did in middle school, but more importantly we hope that they learn skills that they will carry with them for life.
Mon. March 15 3:20pm Team check in with Coach Allen in Goodlett gym. 4:00pm -5:30pm Practice on North Field Tues. March 16 6:30AM-7:40AM Practice on Dobbs Field Thurs. March 18 6:00pm HOME Game vs Lausanne (12 v 12) on Dobbs Field Sat. March 20 7v7 Games at St. Mary's Joy field (Located between Second Baptist Church and Independent Presbyterian Church - enter field at Second Baptist Church). The March 20 game info. is to the right in the "Downloads." The coaches will let your daughter know which team she will play on this Saturday)
Mon. March 1 3:30PM-5:00PM North Field Tues. March 2 6:30AM -7:40AM Dobbs Field Thurs. March 4 3:30PM-5:00PM Lake Field (You can pick up in the most north western parking lot over by the Robinson Building (Early Childhood).
The Nike MS lacrosse team gear store is open NOW. It will remain open for 7 days. The store offers Hutchison significant discounts that are typically delivered in 4-6 weeks. Please understand that all gear is optional. All (e.g. students, parents, grandparents) are welcome to purchase. Because it is customized, it cannot be exchanged, canceled or refunded once the order is placed. Take a look at the link for the MS Lacrosse Nike Gear Store for some Hutchison lacrosse sportswear. The store will close Friday, Feb. 19.