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Sunday's Tournament 5/16/21 - Time - Expect 9am to Noon
by posted 05/10/2021

RLA Little Laxer Families,

First of all, GREAT JOB to all the boys today in West Windsor.  They got thrown into the fire into a new format they are not used to, and ALL OF THEM DID A GREAT JOB!  WE ARE SO PROUD OF THEM!

While we don't have the finalized schedule for this Sunday, here's what we do know:

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Date and Field Info:

- Date: Sunday, May 16

- Time: 9am to approximately noon

- # of games: each team will be scheduled for 3 games

- Location: Manalapan Rec Center on Turf Field K and Grass Field L

(Approximately 109 Freehold Rd)
Manalapan Township, NJ 07726

 

Game Details:

- all fields will be 35 yards wide and will be the length of the field sideline to sideline;

- Each game will be 25 minutes long (approximately 12 minute running halves) with a short halftime;

- the time for ALL the games will be kept by a head timekeeper that will blow a horn for all games to move at the same time, as follows: (I) the start of the game, (ii) halftime, (iii) start second half, (iv) end game, and  start next game;

- No official score will be kept;

- No official referees. All games will be officiated by coaches on both teams (coaches will be allowed on the playing field to ref and "real-time" coach) (there will be high school players that will be assigned to each field to make sure that each field runs smoothly);

- players will be 4v4 (no goalies) (the coaches can agree before each game to play 5v5);

- there are NO offsides;

- start of game and start of second half begins with a face-off. (the face-off is 1v1 and all other players are behind GLE);

- a team must ATTEMPT at least one pass in the offensive side of the field before that team can go to the goal;

- after a goal, there is NO face-off. the team that gave up the goal gets possession in the alley to clear the ball;

- CHECKING: no one-handed checks, no over the head checks, no cross-checks. All checks must be on the gloves or stick of the opposing player;

- PENALTIES: if a penalty is called, the ref/coach should explain why it was called and give the ball to the team that did not commit the penalty. no man-up/down. Coaches discretion whether the make the player that committed the foul substitute out of the game.

 

GAME SCHEDULE:

- We will publish the final game schedule on Tourney Machine tonight.

- Game schedule will be available via email and on the tourney machine app.

- Each team can expect to have their first game either at 9am or 9:30am.

 

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ARRIVAL TIME SUNDAY: 

Please have the boys ON SITE IN THEIR UNIFORMS by 8:30am. Black shorts, let's go black side out again unless we need to change. 

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Can't wait to see the boys out there this weekend!

Never quit, never stop... LET'S GO RAVENS!

 


 
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Little Laxer GAME DAY - See you at West Windsor Community Park!
by posted 05/10/2021

It's GAME DAY Little Laxers!

Game starts at 6pm.  Have our Ravens at the field fully dressed in their issued pinnies at 5:30pm.  

Please ensure each player has a mouthpiece and has it in when they are on the field.  

Please also ensure they have water and they have it when they come off the field so they can stay hydrated.

THANK YOU!

Never quit, never stop... LET'S GO RAVENS!

Coach Matt


 
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Little Lax'n the Pan Tournament Shirts Available for Order!
by posted 05/10/2021

The schedule for this Sunday's tournament will be up shortly.  As soon as we have the info we will advise and update our website.

Also, check out the tournament shirts they have for sale.  You can buy them beforehand for a discount or the day of the tournament... 

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Hey teams!! This year we will have Match Play Ink on-site selling our tournament merchandise. In addition to being able to buy that day you can order on their pre-order webstore here:

https://shop.matchplaycustomapparel.com/littlelax

Match Play Ink is committed to a safe and clean experience and they highly recommend that you preorder to help keep the lines and human contact down. In addition to these factors ordering upfront with insure you get the color and size that you want.  Also the prices are $2 cheaper then they will be during the tournament.

Can’t wait to see you all at the event!!


 
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Boys Little Laxers First Game MOVED to Monday 5/10/21 at 6pm
by posted 05/03/2021

Boys Little Laxers Families,

Our FIRST GAME has been MOVED to Monday, May 10th at 6pm at West Windsor Community Park.

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West Windsor Community Park:

http://www.robbinsvillelax.com/Facility.asp?ID=134945&assocID=16915&org=robbinsvillelax.com

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We have cleared the slate on Mother's Day (Sunday, May 9th) so our RLA Mothers can enjoy the day.

For the game, please have the boys at West Windsor Community Park 20 minutes prior to game time, fully dressed in their equipment and in their issued RLA Pinnie.  

Also, PLEASE make sure your son has a fitted mouthpiece to ensure they will be able to participate. 

Thank you all.  We apologize for the late schedule change but we feel it is important for our families to celebrate our RLA Moms!

Coach Coyle


 
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RLA Boys Little Laxers Practice Plan #5
by posted 05/02/2021

RLA Boys Little Laxers Practice Plan #5

Wall Ball - 20 Reps Each Player

Self Ground Ball Pick Up - 15 Reps Each Player

Dynamic Stretch

STATIONS:

1) Dodging: Face Dodge, Split Dodge, Roll Dodge.  Key Point - Always come out of dodge going full speed

2) Good Guys vs. Bad Guys Ground Balls: 3v2     O  D  O  D  O

3) Box Passing Drill

4) GET TO THE HOLE Defense Drill - Offense line in front of goal, defense line to side of goal.  Play starts with coach rolling ball to offensive guy, defensive guy (NO STICK) must TOUCH THE HOLE before coming out to play defense.  Big Steps to close distance.  Chop Step when close hands together pushing on offensive guy's hips, keep yourself between the man and goal at all times.  SWITCH Lines after each time you go.

WATER BREAK

SPEED LAX

WRAPUP

** Next Sunday 5/9/21 - FIRST GAME - HOME vs. West Windsor!


 
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Sunday 4/18/21 - RLA Boys Little Laxers Practice #2 Plan
by posted 04/15/2021

Sunday 4/18/21 - RLA Boys Little Laxers Practice #2 Plan

STATION WORK

5 MINUTE DYNAMIC STRETCH 

THEN 4 STATIONS, 10 MINUTES EACH: ALLEY GROUND BALLS/ ZIG ZAG DODGING / 4 CORNER PASSING / SHOOTING 

FINAL 15 MINUTES - SPEED LAX GAMES - 2 FIELDS/4 MINI GOALS.

 


 
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RLA Boys Little Laxers Practice #1 Plan
by posted 04/10/2021

Sunday 4/11/21 - 2021 RLA Little Laxer Practice #1

PRACTICE LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE:

NEW LOCATION: Robbinsville High School Turf

NEW TIME: 8am to 9am

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8:00 to 8:05 – Introductions – Hand out Pinnies/uniform items/ Equipment Overview & Player Responsibilities

8:05 to 8:10 – Dynamic Stretching

8:10 to 8:15 - Groups of 3 passing.

8:15 to 8:55 – STATION WORK (5 Stations – 8 Minutes a Station then SWITCH)

·         GROUND BALL EVOLUTIONS - ONE - Call BALL, (POOP)  place dominant foot next to ball, both butts low and stick behind ball. head over ball. TWO- (SCOOP) THROUGH, Call RELEASE, (SNIFF) - Ball comes to face mask and accelerate through ball).  

·         ZIG ZAG DODGING (SETUP 10 CONES – Kids dodge to diagonal and change direction and touch next diagonal until done).

·         FOUR CORNER PASSING (3 PLAYERS ON THE 4 CONES – BALL MUST ALWAYS BE SUPPORTED BY THE ADJACENT CONE – MEANS PLAYERS MUST MOVE TO THE CONE NEAREST THE PLAYER WITH THE BALL

·         PINNIE TAG – Players put pinnies in their shorts and must evade the defender trying to get their pinnie. 

·         2 v. 2 game – Small Area with one goal.  Players must stay in the coned in area and pass to their teammate to find opportunity to score.  No checking – only body positioning.

8:55 – Ball Hunt and Field Cleanup

8:58 – Tall Knee Review and Wrap Up and Break Down.

9:00 – PRACTICE ENDS 

MINI LAXERS STICK AND SHIRT HANDOUT STARTS AT THIS TIME

MINI LAXER PRACTICE STARTS AT 9:00AM AND GOES UNTIL 9:45AM


 
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Welcome 2021 Boys Little Laxers!
by posted 04/05/2021

Hello Little Laxer Families!

My name is Matt Coyle and this season, I will be the Head Coach for the Boys Little Laxers.  I am in my 8th year as President of the Robbinsville Lacrosse Association (RLA), and 10th year as a coach in the RLA.

Our first practice is scheduled for Sunday April 11th, 10am at Blakely Park, Field #3.

Our players will need all their equipment on Sunday:  Helmet, Mouthpiece, Shoulder Pads, Arm Pads, Gloves, Lacrosse Stick, Athletic Cup, and Cleats. 

On Sunday we will hand out pinnies for our players to wear in games plus any other uniform items that may have been ordered.

**For anyone still needing uniform items, on Saturday, April 10th at 12:45pm, I will be available at the Blakely Park Sheds (near the RLA Wall) so you may look through the used equipment that has been donated back to us to see if there are items you can use instead of purchasing your own. 

We will also have a few new starter sticks for purchase at $30 each, but they are first come first served.

If you are looking to purchase items on your own, you may try local retailers such as Lacrosse Unlimited and Dick’s Sporting Goods in the Nassau Park Shopping Center.  Staff at those locations can also assist with sizing, etc..**

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My fellow Little Laxer Coaches this season will be Matt Regulski and Chuck Savoca, as well as my sons who are also RLA Alumni… Cameron Coyle (RHS Senior), and Brendan Coyle (RHS Freshman).  Throughout the season we will also have additional guest coaches who are RLA Alumni and older RLA players.

Coaching alongside Cameron and Brendan who I coached from 1st grade up through 8th grade here in the RLA is such a rewarding experience for me. 

To hear them echo the lessons we taught them on the field to a new generation of Raven is a beautiful thing and what we encourage all of our players to do.  Pay the gift of lacrosse forward.

You will find most if not all our communications on our team’s website:

Most of our communications will be conducted via our Little Laxer Team Page listed below or via email:

https://www.leagueathletics.com/Roster.asp?org=robbinsvillelax.com&MyTeam=940405

On our website you will find an updated calendar of events for our team and can also link the team’s schedule to the online calendar of your choice.

COVID PROTOCOLS:

To ensure we are compliant with our RLA Covid Protocols, we will utilize Team Snap to keep track of our player’s attendance at our practices and events.  Prior to each practice/event, a parent or guardian will need to complete the RLA Health Waiver to ensure the player does not have any signs of Covid, nor have they been exposed to someone who has Covid. 

We ask that players come to the field and have a mask with them for times when they are not able to socially distance themselves. 

We will work to keep them in smaller groups and spread out as much as possible to limit prolonged close interactions.

FOCUS OF THE SEASON:

The focus of this season will be teaching the boys to love the game and to have fun.  Our goal is to be relentlessly positive and help encourage the boys to work to learn the basics and know how they can work on their own to continue to improve and develop.  We will teach the boys about positions and the basics of what the team is trying to accomplish during a game.

Players will learn about and play all positions.  We will work on drills, challenges, and competitions which are appropriate for their age level and ability.

We are mostly geared towards practices but will also have a few games during the season as well.  The games will have coaches on the field to help continue to teach the skills we are learning during practices and how they apply during a game where there is competition.

It is our hope that after this season, the boys will not only have enjoyed their time, but look forward to coming back (and bringing a friend) next year.

We can’t wait to get out on the field with the team and get started.  It is going to be a great time!

Never Quit, Never Stop!  LET’S GO RAVENS!

Coach Matt Coyle


 
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