Hello Youth Lacrosse Players and Families!
We hope this last week is starting to normalize as much as possible as we know some of our families are still without power and almost everyone is still picking up debris from the crazy weather.
We wanted to take a few minutes to give you all a little heads up regarding what the board has been working with and navigating since we last parted ways nearly a year ago. As most of you are aware, our district has limited in person school and with that comes the restriction of sports and facility use. We have been trying to work with the limited amount of information we have had and the constant changing conditions over the past several weeks and months.
We are hoping to provide you with some basic information regarding the status of our youth program and what we are planning and hoping for. At the conclusion of this email is a link to a survey that we are asking ALL FAMILIES to complete so we have a better understanding of participation and can help in taking the next step for our program.
Boy’s Youth Lacrosse Update – Season Plans
Wilsonville Youth Lacrosse is a member of the Oregon Youth Lacrosse (OYL) which oversees youth lacrosse for boys. OYL has recently held a meeting of all Oregon clubs and has announced a season tentatively planned for April 12-May 31. We all know that things may change but right now we are expecting to play youth lacrosse later this spring. We understand there will be rule changes in light of COVID and these rules will vary from program to program. While US Lacrosse is not mandating mask wearing during games, our local or state authorities may and in fact we are preparing as if that will be the case for our program.
What we do see as our biggest challenge is finding field space to accommodate our entire program. We are working diligently on that priority and will hear more in the coming weeks. As we begin working on plans, we do not have all of the details figured out for the season, but we wanted to update you now so you can mark your calendars accordingly. We hope to be out on a field this April coaching up your boys…in a fun and safe manner.
Girl’s Youth Lacrosse Update – Season Plans
Our girl’s lacrosse program is eager to get started and everyone is looking forward to a great season! With that said we are in desperate need of some volunteers...
We are currently looking to fill the following positions.
7/8 Assistant Coach
5/6 Head Coach & Assistant
3/4 Head Coach & Assistant
We know coaching can seem like a daunting task but we will help equip you and give you the support that’s needed. We don’t expect one person to carry to load of this and please know we are all here to help. If you ever thought about coaching this is a fun way to get started and share in the life of lacrosse with your player. Please send us an email and we’ll connect with you.
In closing, we want to thank everyone for their patience as we’ve been trying to navigate this very complicated process. Please know we ALL WANT OUR KIDS PLAYING sports and if it was up to us, we would have been playing all along. The board wants to be responsible to our kids, our families and this program all while making sure that we don’t start the season and have to re-live last year’s season ending disappointment.
We will work to keep everyone updated and will send communication via email and on social media and we learn more details.
To help us plan for the season, we are trying to get a feel for how many players may be interested so please complete the survey (see link below).
Thank you for your patience and I appreciate your support of our program! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the board.
Boys Contact – Grady Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Girls Contact – Dana Crocker (email@example.com)
Your Wilsonville Youth Lacrosse Foundation