ELAX Season Starts March 4th!

March 4 – Season Starts

 

Sunday, March 4, the ELAX season starts with indoor practices at Naperville Yard. For those of you who are not attending the Rip the Cow tournament, these sessions will allow for intensive, highly focused lacrosse practice working 1 on 1 with professional lacrosse coaches from New Wave in a smaller group session in partnership with our ELAX coaches. The practices are required and necessary with our game schedule starting after the indoor practices.

 

When: March 4, 11, 18

 

Team

Grade

Time

U10

2/3

1-2:30

U10

4

2:30-4

U12

5

4-5:30

U12

6

5:30-7

U14

7/8

7-9

 

Where: Naperville Yard - 1607 Legacy Cir, Naperville, IL 60563

What: Full equipment is required – includes mouth guard and cup

by: Courtenae Trautmann

Positive Coaching Alliance Seminar

Feb. 22 Positive Coaching Alliance 

 

On Thursday, February 22nd, the IBLA and IGLL will be hosting a Positive Coaching Alliance seminar at the Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn from 7:00-9:00pm. Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops better athletes, better people, through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. PLEASE RSVP HERE BY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st!

 

About the PCA Seminar: In this 90-minute workshop, your coaches and their PCA Trainer who facilitates the workshop engage in interactive discussion of how Positive Coaching impacts athletes. We share research from the world’s top sport psychologists and researchers, some who serve on PCA’s National Advisory Board and have provided additional insight exclusive to PCA.
Your coaches will learn exactly why positive motivation helps athletes improve their performance and process the life lessons available through sport that will impact them in athletic competition and beyond. Coaches will explore scenarios and apply this knowledge to some of the most difficult team and player motivation challenges:


- Motivating difficult-to-reach players and underperforming teams 

- Having “hard conversations” with players
- Communicating “Receivable Criticism”
- Giving players an “Emotional Tank Vocabulary” for use with themselves and their teammates.

 

About the Presenter:  Jason Buckley, CAA, Athletic Director West Aurora High School

Jason Buckley serves as the Athletic Director for West Aurora School District 129 in IL, overseeing middle school and high school athletics, where he has served since 2012. During his time at West Aurora, Buckley has implemented the Blackhawk Leadership Team, working to develop student-athletes on and off the field of play. Additionally, West Aurora has hosted several workshops for coaches and parents to identify their roles in the athletic experience. 

Prior to working as an AD, Buckley was a Social Studies teacher, Head Basketball Coach, Head Golf Coach, and Assistant AD at Oswego East High School.

 

We require at least one coach from every team attend the seminar and become PCA certified. It is open and encouraged for other coaches, volunteers, and parents to attend.

 

PLEASE RSVP HERE BY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st!

 

by: Courtenae Trautmann

DICK'S DAYS ARE BACK!!!


Dick’s Days are coming soon – 20% your entire in-store purchase!!!

Has your son out grown any of his lacrosse gear or do you need some new equipment? Dick’s Sporting Goods is giving us 20% all store purchases on March 17 and 18. Coupon attached!!

 

by: Courtenae Trautmann