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2017 SPRING SEASON LAUNCH

Coached by Championship Varsity Coaches

 

SPRING SEASON OVERVIEW

Braveheart Lacrosse is excited to offer a FLA spring season like none other. We have created the program to allow for more in-depth instructional time and skill development for players of all levels, as well as a platform to enhance these skills through league play. 

 

The coaching staff wants to maintain their DIRECT involvement with the youngest levels of the program. More importantly, the coaching staff is going to “infuse” a varsity, high school experience into the youth season. This is going to allow the youth players and teams to have a SPECIAL experience like nobody else in the state:

  • The opportunity for youth players to be coached directly by championship level coaches
  • Players/families will have Pre-Game Tailgates at dedicated Varsity home games
  • Special Clinics run by Varsity Staff and Varsity Players
  • Halftime recognition at designated home Varsity games
  • Ball/Water Boy game day opportunities, along with many more exciting opportunities.

 

The SUCCESS of our program on all levels in the past has depended upon the relationships built between coaches and families as players have moved through the program.  We want this success to continue with future generations, which includes YOUR SON.

 

NOWHERE else in the state of Florida will you find this level of commitment from a championship caliber staff to have DIRECT involvement with the youngest levels of a program. Our focus is for EVERY player to have FUN and to GROW as a lacrosse player.

 

We look forward to this new direction of the program and we will see you on the field soon!

 

Direct any questions to Coach Jeff Vander Meulen

PROGRAM DETAILS BELOW

Seniors & Juniors Program Cost: $395  / Bantam & Lightning Program Cost: $245

Register: www.braveheartlaxclub.com

**REGISTER BEFORE JANUARY 1st AND RECEIVE A FREE CUSTOM LONGSLEEVE SHOOTING SHIRT**

 (uniforms will be available for purchase)

 

 

SPRING SEASON PROGRAM:

FLA Spring Season: TENTATIVE Practice Schedule:

Juniors/Seniors ( 2 Practices), Bantam/Lightning (1 Practice)

Bantam/Lightning will practice on Thursdays most weeks since practice will fall close to weekend games

Practices will be 4:30 – 6:00 or 5:00 – 6:30:  *Schedule/Times Subject to Change*

Times will be announced prior to each week of practice

  •  Week 1: Tuesday February 7th and Thursday February 9th        
  •  Week 2: Tuesday February 14th and Thursday February 16th (LHP Winter Break)
  •  Week 3: Wednesday February 22nd  (3 Varsity Games this week)
  •  Week 4: Tuesday February 28th and Wednesday March 1st
  •  Week 5: Tuesday March 7th and Thursday March 9th
  •  Week 6: Tuesday March 14th and Thursday March 16th
  •  Week 7: Monday March 20th ( 3 Varsity Games this week)
  •  Week 8: Wednesday March 29th and Thursday March 30th
  •  Week 9: Tuesday April 4th and Thursday April 6th

 

Games: Saturdays or Sundays Starting in February

Coaching Assignments (Head Coach Responsibilities):  All staff members will be involved at some capacity with ALL youth teams

Coach Casey: Seniors (u-13) / Lightning

Coach Vander Meulen: Juniors (u-11) / Bantam

Coach Spaulding: Floater

 

Individual Team Communications:

Coach Vander Meulen will handle communications for ALL of Braveheart Program / General Announcements.

We will need individual parent volunteers for each team to handle basic communications of game times, practice times, or changes.  (Volunteers Welcome!)

 

Braveheart Youth / Varsity Events:

Varsity Season Kickoff: Lake Brantley vs. LHP at HOME (CNL Stadium): Monday February 6th

Braveheart Tailgate: Ponte Vedra vs. LHP at HOME (CNL Stadium): Friday February 9th

Orlando Rivalry Night: Bishop Moore vs LHP at HOME (CNL Stadium): Tuesday March 21st

VARSITY/JV BALL BOY AND WATER BOY OPPORTUNITUIES THROUGHOUT THE SEASON

 

Practice Plan: QUALITY vs. QUANTITY

As an experienced coaching staff with decades of coaching and playing experience, we know the importance of a well-constructed practice that is focused on keeping players engaged, challenged, and to ensure that they’re having fun.  A sign of a good practice is when players are so immersed in the drills that they lose track of time and beg to continue when the practice ends.

If practices are often associated with boredom, it’s mainly because of poor coaching. One very important measurement in player development is how much skill and knowledge transfers from one experience to the next. In other words, as players grow and move from team to team, from level to level, how much of what they have learned in the past is useful in the future.  We as a staff have seen these gaps in development as players have transitioned to JV and Varsity age, and this is one of the major reasons that we want DIRECT involvement with the youngest players in our program.  We are excited for this new opportunity!

 


by posted 12/15/2016