Indoor Season Info - Letter from the President

Updated Wednesday October 9, 2019 by Matt Schindler.

Welcome to HYL’s Indoor 2019/2020 Season!

 

The letter below holds a lot of detail regarding this season and beyond.  Please keep somewhere for easy reference.  Please direct specific questions to the appropriate coordinator.  * HYL typically does not respond Facebook messenger * 

 

 

Indoor Season Philosophy:

  • Hilton Youth Lacrosse along with our Girl & Boy school programs make up HILTON LACROSSE. We organize, communicate, structure, and succeed with a K- 12 approach.  Expect to see school coaches and players occasionally drop in to help.  We are ONEprogram, ONEfamily, ONEteam
  • HYL encourages participation in other activities and interests. During the Indoor Season, all we ask is for effective and timely communication with coaches on known conflicts.
  • We coach and develop by LEVEL and not by team. All coaches are your coaches, all players are your teammates.  Successes and struggles are shared across grade, position, and roster
  • Indoor practices are for development, indoor games are an opportunity to apply that training, they are NOT a reflection on the progress and growth of any player or team.
  • Indoor is development for Spring Success!    

 

 

Quick Reference of Upcoming Events:

 

10/2 & 10/3

Handout Nights for Optional Equipment Loan Program

10/4

Homecoming Parade

10/5 & 10/6

Apple Fest

10/7 - 10/18

Apparel Store Open

10/16

New Parents Meeting @ High School

10/28

Girls 3/4 & 5/6: 1st indoor practice

10/29

Boys K-2:  1st indoor practice

10/30

Wall Ball: drop-in for all levels

10/30

Boys 5/6: 1st indoor practice

10/31

Halloween: no boys 3/4 indoor practice

11/3

Girls 3/4 & 5/6: TSE Games wk 1

11/3

Salmon Creek Sunday: Boys 3/4, 5/6 & Girls K-2

11/4-11/7

full week of indoor practice times

11/8

Boys 5/6: TSE games wk 1

11/9

Boys K-2 & 3/4: TSE games wk 1

 

 

Communication:

  • You should receive a level or team specific note from your coaches in the upcoming week or so.
  • Within a few weeks you will receive a notice your player has been assigned to a roster. At that point you can connect to the team app and most communication will go through that platform
  • October 16th @ 7:00 HYL will hold a NEW PARENT meeting at Hilton High School (room tbd) to go over general program structure, expectations, philosophy, and answer any questions.  Although discussion will be directed towards new parent detail... any parent is welcome. 
  • Be sure to follow us on facebook to keep current and share news.
  • system or communication questions, please contact communications@hiltonlacrosse.org

 

 

Required Equipment:

  • Boys; stick is required. Players MUST wear helmet, gloves, elbow/arm, shoulder/chest, athletic support (cup), and mouthguard to participate in any practice or competition.
  • Girls; stick is required. Players MUST wear either goggles or a helmet and a mouthguard to participate in any practice or competition.  
  • cleats are needed, most styles with plastic molded bottoms are acceptable expect baseball.   

 

 

Apparel Store: a link to the open online store will be sent on 10/7

  • Store opens 10/7 – 10/18
  • Youth Girls & Boys, Adult Men’s & Women’s, and outdoor gear
  • Working on offering women's knee length stadium jackets.
  • Jerseys are expected in by Nov 2nd for those who ordered
  • If there are items you’d like to see or any concerns, please contact merchandise@hiltonlacrosse.org

 

 

Outdoor Practices:

  • Coaches may schedule some outdoor “Open Lacrosse” time or team practices in October
  • These are attend if you can, we’re aware there are other fall activity conflicts (i.e. Jr Cadets)
  • Outdoor locations are either Village Park (behind Quest) or High School fields.  

 

 

Indoor Practice:  TSE Gates is our primary indoor practice location

  • Cleats are preferred but sneakers can be worn if needed.
  • Girls 3/4 will practice on Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00 starting 10/28
  • Girls 5/6 will practice on Mondays from 7:00 -8:00 starting 10/28
  • Boys K-2 will practice on Tuesdays from 7:00 -8:00 starting 10/29
  • Boys 5/6 will practice on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:00 starting 10/30
  • Boys 3/4 will practice on Thursdays from 7:00 -8:00 starting 11/7
  • Full schedules will be uploaded to your Team Page & App as soon as rosters are assigned.
  • Typically HYL does not hold practice over school breaks but will on a Federal Holidays (i.e. Veterans Day)
  • Parents can pay a small fee at front desk to use workout equipment during practice

 

 

 

Wall Ball:  Most Wednesdays at Merton Williams in the large gym

  • 10/30 & 11/6    7:30 - 8:30
  • Nov 13,  Dec 4,11,18,   Jan 8,15,22,29,   Feb 5,12,26   6:00 - 7:30 
  • Drop in format
  • Only helmet/goggles, mouthguard, gloves, stick & BALL required
  • Girls to one side, boys to the other
  • An email explaining effective wall ball training will come prior to 10/30
  • WALL BALL MONITORS NEEDED ~ a great way to get involved 

 

 

TSE 1st Games

  • 11/3   Girls 3/4 & 5/6  always Sunday mornings – early afternoon
  • 11/8   Boys 5/6 always Friday evenings
  • 11/9   Boys K2 & 3/4 always Saturday afternoons
  • TSE won’t post full schedules until the week of or the week after 1st game

 

 

Salmon Creek Sports Complex Sundays:  Boys 3/4, Boys 5/6, & Girls K-2 ONLY

  • Nov 3,10,17,24   Dec 8,15   Jan 15,12,26    Feb 9
  • Boys 5/6   12:00 - 1:30
  • Boys 3/4   1:30 - 3:00
  • Girls K-2    3:00 - 4:00
  • SNEAKERS ONLY
  • parents can pay a small fee at front desk to use workout equipment during practice

 

 

Fundraising / Sponsorship:

  • HYL stopped applying a program wide mandatory fundraiser last year. Instead we focus on program sponsorships to help offset costs & registration fee’s
  • We also place an expectation on families to support our Hilton School Boys & Girls Lacrosse fundraisers. (i.e. Leo’s Pie’s this month… email to come)
  • HYL receives a small benefit from working the Apple Fest & Knighthawk ticket sales. Which is why participation is heavily encouraged.
  • January will launch our 2020 sponsorship drive with tiers and opportunities for any business.
  • For community or sponsorship questions, please contact fundraising@hiltonlacrosse.org

 

 

Other Notes:

  • There are a few more spots available on Girls 3/4 and K-2, please let friends & classmates know as registration will close soon. All other levels are full.
  • HYL will coordinate a food drive to support the Hilton Parma Emergency Food Shelf this holiday season
  • HYL Knighthawk Night is being targeted for February again
  • Any outstanding registration fee’s need to be paid or players may be withheld from participation. For questions or arrangements, please contact treasurer@hiltonlacrosse.org

 

 

Spring Season: March – early June

  • registration will open in January, we're anticipating large numbers
  • Equip nights and a full Program Meeting in February
  • Spring Season starts 3/1 for Boys and 3/2 for Girls 
  • weeknight indoor space & Sunday indoor / outdoor turf time through mid-April
  • outdoor until early June
  • a few spring season highlights: tournaments, HYL college game days, varsity ball boy & girl sign ups, participation in Senior Night celebrations, team parties, etc.

 

 

A lot of information but there's a lot to cover as we jump into 2019/2020 lacrosse!  Hilton Lacrosse has terrific momentum within our community and players have more opportunities for growth, development, and fun than ever before.  Let’s all have a fun, safe, and successful Indoor Season!

 

On behalf of the entire board and coaching staff… thanks for your commitment to HYL.

Sean Palmer