Happy Friday Senior 7!
As most of you know, both of our weekend games have been cancelled. The first was due to the opposing team not having enough players, the second was COVID related on the opposing team. Disappointing for coaches and players alike. We did have a game added to our schedule for Sunday, May 23, against Madison at Madison.
We will have practice this evening, and if we are lucky, we will scrimmage against the Senior 8 team. This will give us "game-like" experience which is beneficial for all, particularly our new players.
Speaking of new players, we welcomed a new group this week. Samantha, Kelly and Abby from LOL. With the recent additions of Emma Rose and Grace, this brings our team up to 17! We are thrilled to have these players join our team and as last weekend's game showed, they are importatnt for team success!
Congratulations to all on last weekend's games! We won against E. Lyme 15-6 and North Haven 14-3. I've learned that with comfortable spreads like that, we need to move to a passing game. Winning is great, but skill building is crucial. If we're lucky to have such spreads in the future, know that an informal passing rule will probably be implemented.
Some sad news: our goalie Savannah has broken a big toe. Her doctor is recommending that she avoid strenuous activity for 2 weeks in hopes of it healing quickly. Best of luck in Savannah's healing! With that, we will be in need of support from within our team to take her place while she's out. Kendall and Olive did a great job last weekend. This evening we will be asking who else from our team might be willing to give it a shot.
Please remember to fill out your COVID pre-screening waiver before each practice and game. That link can be found here. It also can be found on the main Ticks Lacrosse page on the navigation bar. COVID Screening Waivers if you have multiple players in your family.
Another reminder is to make sure players come to practice and games without jewelry. It's just a common sense approach to player safety during practice and a rule during games.
We will remind players tonight to keep their skills up by practicing at home. Cradling, passing, catching and ground balls should all be done for a few minutes (at least) each day just to build more comfort with the stick and improve on these important essentials.
See you tonight!