We are excited for another great and revamped spring season for our Thomas Youth Lacrosse players and families. Please read carefully below for an overview of our 2022 Spring Program......
SPRING LACROSSE STARTS ON MARCH 13TH, 2022
On behalf of the Webster Lacrosse Club (WLC) We want to welcome you to our 2022 Webster Thomas Youth SPRING Lacrosse Program.
This program is dedicated for all future Webster Thomas Titans, attending Webster Thomas High School.
The Program will consist of some skills instruction mixed with game-like scrimmages and it is designed to introduce young players to the fundamentals of lacrosse. It is an educational and competitive program that helps develop the foundation of a young lacrosse player. No experience is required for this program.
All players are required to have their own stick and will be practicing with full equipment (helmet, gloves, arm, and shoulder pads). We also suggest all players to have a mouthpiece and protective cup for safety. If a player needs a lacrosse stick, we can provide one.
Thomas Youth Spring Program Details:
- Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Group: $100/player ($125/player including rental Equipment)
- 3rd & 4th Grade Group: $100/player ($125/player including rental Equipment)
- 5th & 6th Grade Group: $100/player ($125/player including rental Equipment)
***Players that are currently renting equipment, and want to continue renting the same equipment they currently have, please click on the equipment rental box at registration, for additional $25.... Equipment rental option starts over at the start of every seasonal program.***
Wednesday Evenings & Sundays in the Months of March/April/May (19 Practices)
Please click on the Practice Schedule link according to your son’s age group:
If you need to rent equipment (helmet, gloves, arm, and shoulder pads) there is an additional rental cost of $25.00. Equipment rental pickup will be held on Saturday, March 5th, 2022 (9-10 am) "The Shed" located next to the Box on Ebner Drive. If you need to rent equipment please make sure you check the equipment rental box during the registration process.
Below, you will find a list of registration links. Please click on the appropriate age group link to register your future Titan....
2022 Thomas Youth SPRING LAX Program, please click on the link below.
K - 2nd Grade Future Thomas Titans SPRING LAX Program Registration link:
3rd & 4th Grade Future Thomas Titans SPRING LAX Program Registration link:
5th & 6th Grade Future Thomas Titans SPRING LAX Program Registration link:
Our Thomas Youth Program Goals:
The goals of our youth lacrosse program are to:
1. Teach players the fundamentals of the game while honoring it's deep tradition
2. Enable all players to participate equally during practice and games
3. Teach concepts of sportsmanship, teamwork, respect, and inclusion to all players
4. Make it a positive experience for all players and ensure all players have FUN!
5. Have a safe practice environment for everyone
The 4th goal is the most important as these players are young and have tons of potential in the sport. So if we make it fun the kids will want to come back next season. And that's what youth sports is all about, the kids. Our club philosophy is to make the experience educational, competitive and fun. If we achieve all of them, we all win.
We do lots of station work (especially in the beginning of the season) to focus on the skills and fundamentals of the sport. Lacrosse is a unique game in that you are using a stick to catch, throw, cradle, and more. There are many motor skills involved, so we try to break down each skill into fun learning stations and as we go week to week, we build upon the skills we are learning.
As we get a little further into the season (typically a few weeks in), we start to incorporate scrimmages and games (in the box and the fields). This is great time for the kids as well as the opportunity to put all that we have learned into action, all while continuing to learn more and have fun.
Expectations of our Coaches
A big THANK YOU! to all of our coaches and volunteers for making a difference n our Thomas Youth Program ove the past couple years!. You are all instrumental in making our program a success. Being completely voluntary, we appreciate your help and dedication to this great sport and program.
1. Be prepared each practice with a plan and have a whistle
2. Teach fundamentals and game concepts to all players
3. Provide equal touches and game time to all players
4. Teach sportsmanship, teamwork and respect (by word and example)
5. Focus on making the experience fun for all
6. Always take the time to praise the positive
7. Correct mistakes in a positive way (body language and verbal communication are significant)
We will be focusing on a lot of station work this year. Station assignments and practice plans for each station will be communicated weekly. The goals of the station are:
1. Build on the fundamentals from week to week
2. Focus on the skills and maximize the number of touches each kid has.
3. Have all coaches and volunteers involved in the stations
4. Practice plans will be sent out, so if you signed up to coach or volunteer, you should see your name next to a team and station.
5. If at any time you have a question, please feel free to email me.
We as coaches have such a privilege to work with these boys at a time that they are getting started on their Lacrosse Journey. We need to make it a positive and fun experience. Some great points to keep in mind:
1. Praise more than correct.
2. Be that coach that kids want to come up to when they see you at Wegman’s.
3. Be influential, not the last coach that kids have!
If you have interest in helping out, Please complete the coach’s certification, background Check!
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
If anyone else would like to coach, volunteer, or help in any manor, please let me know. We can always use extra help during the season.
Helping with stations, setup, backing up errand passes, helping with game and scrimmage substitutions, etc… are just some of the ways to help. Just let me know if you would like to join in the fun and I am sure myself or one of the other coaches would welcome the addition.
Expectations of Our Parents:
- Bring water for your son. A water bottle that has a straw to fit through the helmet works best, but any water bottle will do.
- Ensure your son has all his gear each practice (Helmet, Gloves, Shoulder Pads, and Elbow Pads) – Safety is very important, so at any time your son is on the field, he should have all of his equipment on – properly.
3. Ensure your son has a protective cup and mouthpiece and uses them.
4. Bring appropriate attire for the weather conditions.
5. Be on time and prepared so we can start practice on time.
6. Stay present during practice.
7. Keep a positive attitude on the sideline. Remember the coaches are volunteers and the players are just kids.