Saturday, July 23rd, will be the last opportunity to drop off game jerseys from the Pope Jr. Greyhounds boys spring lacrosse season (rec league). Here are the details:
When: Saturday July 23rd from 10-11
Where: Hightower Trail Middle School (bus drop off side)
If you are out of town or can't make this date/time, please contact the Pope Jr. Greyhound boy's lacrosse commissioner, Andy Martin (
), to coordinate an alternate time or make other arrangements. If you have already given the jersey to your spring coach, then it has already been received. No check will be deposited without multiple attempts to contact.
Thanks, we are looking forward to a great fall season (registration is open now)!
Registration for Fall Jr. Greyhound Lacrosse Season
Girls and Boys from 1st through 8th grade, Pope Jr. Greyhound Lacrosse players...
In districtFall registration will open - July 16, 2016
Out of district registration will open - July 30, 2016
Mandatory parents meeting Friday, August 26th at Hightower Trail Middle School
Practices start Saturday, August 27, 2016
Registration will fill up quickly and will end August 25th so plan to register ASAP to avoid a waitlist.
Bantam (U9): Grades 1, 2 & 3
Lightning (U11): Grades 4 & 5
Junior (U13): Grades 6 & 7
Senior (U15): Grade 8
Registration is on line only at jrgreyhoundlax.com and the fee is $175.00
Junior Greyhound Lacrosse is dedicated to bringing the sport of lacrosse to those students who will feed into the Pope High School lacrosse program. Our ultimate goal is to develop young men and women to become strong members of our community both on and off the field.
For more information visit www.jrgreyhoundlax.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharpening the Saw with Two Great Summer LAX Camps
A registration link to the Blaze camp appears below.
A note from Henry Schoonmaker:
My name is Henry Schoonmaker but some of you know me as Schoony! I’m a midfielder for the new Atlanta Blaze lacrosse team. I’m also Camp Director for the first ever Blaze camps June 6th-9th.
We have an all-star staff that has amazing experience and knowledge of the game. They are just as excited as I am to share it with you, our hometown lacrosse community.
This is just some of our staff! Offensive Coaches: Myles Jones, Deemer Class, TJ Kemp and Jimmy Daily. Defensive Coaches: Adam Ghitelman, Eric Schnieder,Scott Ratliff, Pat Harbeson and Jon Gill. I am extremely excited for this camp and our coaching staff. These are all great lacrosse players but more importantly great people and good friends!
I also wanted to thank the Atlanta lacrosse community for being the best Fans in the MLL. This team wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for all of your support. Thank you and I hope to see all of you at our first ever Blaze camp June 6th-9th!
**Below Info Previously Provided**
During this summer off-season, it is important our kids continue to practice the basics of lacrosse.
There are two excellent camps we’d like to share with you (see links below).
1. Richie Meade Lacrosse Camp – Held July 22-25th – Legendary coach Richie Meade has been running this camp for over 20 years. This year it will be held 2 hours away at Furman University (SC). Junior Greyhounds very own Ryan Meade, nephew of Richie, will be an instructor at this camp.
2. The Atlanta Blaze Lacrosse Camps – Two sessions (June 6-9; July 25-28) – Players along with coaches from the Atlanta Blaze lacrosse team will instruct and lead these sessions.
Both camps offer fundamental and intermediate skill building along with competitive scrimmages for immediate application.
For more information about the Richie Meade lacrosse camp, contact Ryan Meade @
OR register online at www.coachmeade.com
For more information about the Atlanta Blaze academy, contact Henry Schoonmaker @
OR register online at www.atlantablaze.com
Honoring the Game goes to the "ROOTS" of positive play
R is for Rules
Rules allow us to keep the game fair. If we will by ignoring or
violating the rules, what is the value of our victory.
O is for Opponents
Without an opponent there would be no competition. Rather
than demeaning a strong opponent, we need to honor strong
opponents because they challenge us to do our best.
O is for Officials
Respecting officials, even when we disagree with their calls, may
be the toughest part of Honoring the Game. We must
remember that officials are not perfect (just like coaches,
athletes, and parents!)
T is for Teammates
It’s easy for young athletes to think solely about their own
performance, but we want athletes to realize that being a part of
a team requires thinking about and respecting one’s teammates.
This respect needs to carry beyond the field.
S is for Self
Athletes should be encouraged to live up to their own highest
personal standard of Honoring the Game, even when their
opponents are not. Athletes’ respect for themselves and their
own standards must come first.