Hello Warrior Parents and Players!
The regular season is fast approaching and all our volunteers are working hard to get things done. At this time we’d like to thank all of our volunteer coaches for their efforts so far. Head coaches are getting team rosters and jerseys ready for team picture preparation by the 16th, planning pre-season practices with a focus on the FUNdamentals and making sure all our players are properly equipped. I have been out to many early practices to offer support and share some Warriors coaching philosophy. I was able to welcome many new parents and players to the “fastest game on two feet” which has been quite rewarding. Our children’s lacrosse experience depends on everyone volunteering in some capacity to make the season an enjoyable one for all. If your coach asks for volunteers for roles like jersey parent, timekeeper, scorekeeper, 30 second shot clock operator, snack co-ordinator, team manager above all…please offer your support. This allows your coach to focus on the player’s development and brings a team together!
The deadline for the coaches to submit their photo rosters is fast approaching so I know they are working hard to assign the jerseys as well as ensure the jerseys are fitting. The due date for the coaches/managers to send in their team rosters to their division director for pictures is Monday April 16th evening. Then, by April 18th evening those coaches/managers must have contacted Studio Photography to book their time for pictures April 23-26th.
If your team has any equipment or jersey concerns our equipment manager will be at Budget Storage on Roper Rd. Saturday April 14, from 12-3pm. 2018 game shorts that were ordered at the time of registration will be bagged for the teams that would like to pick them at this time as well. Please only send one coach/volunteer per team if picking up shorts...
Speaking of shorts…Your new Warriors Executive and Directors have decided to simplify the clubs game shorts for the next 5 years with ATC™ Pro Team Shorts, 100% polyester jersey with wicking technology and a single leg logo. We have opened an online store on our website so you can order these shorts in youth and adult sizes if you didn't already do so at time of registration. We also have some remaining stock in mainly adult sizes with some youth XL size in an alternate game style short. If you are ordering any shorts now, stay tuned for some regular pick up days to be announced soon at our main arena's.
Finally, our scheduler and webmaster are working hard on adding practices to our schedule but you can see via the GELC website that our games are scheduled already. Many teams are using Team Snap application for easy scheduling. Maybe next year the RAMP mobile application will be an equivalent option.
Thanks again for your patience, positive energy and volunteer support as we gear up for the kids to have some fun playing lacrosse this season!
President, South Edmonton Warriors Lacrosse Club