This year's LACE Up With LAX game will be on Tuesday, March 29th against Milton. The deadline to order the shirt is Feb 13.
Please bring a NEW pair of children's shoes to the game. These shoes will be given to the children at My Sister’s House, a shelter for homeless children and their moms. The shelter requests that the shoes be primarily black in color and sizes needed are infant to Adult Size 12. Last year thanks to our fans, players, and especially our Jr. Greyhound program, over 328 pairs of shoes were donated. Thanks in advance for your generosity!
Save the date. The 10th annual AJ04LAX Festival is March 19 at Pope High School. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the AJ04LAX charity. See www.jrgreyhoundlax.com for flyer and additional details.
The Pope Lacrosse Booster Club will again this year be organizing the Hounds of Anarchy teams for the summer of 2016. This year we will have a U11 and U13 team. Each of these teams will have space for approximately 20-24 players and are selected based on tryouts, if more than that number of players expresses interest. The cost for the season runs between $350 and $375 and includes tournament fees, player uniforms and shooting shirt, but does not include the travel costs for the one out of town tournament. Tryouts for these teams will be held in late February if needed. Exact dates will be announced in early February.
The Hounds of Anarchy teams will participate together (along with the high school Hounds of Anarchy teams) in two or three weekend tournaments, one or two in Metro Atlanta and one out of town. Current plans are to play in the Summer Jam Tournament in Kennesaw the weekend of June 11-12 and the Summer Sizzle Tournament in Charlotte the weekend of June 25-26. One other local tournament may be added but the Charlotte tournament will be the last one of the season.
The season practice schedule will run from early May through the last tournament in late June. Practice will be held two nights per week, with Saturday practice on non-tournament weeks.
The U13 and U11 teams will be coached by a combination of coaches from our Junior Greyhound Lacrosse program, our Pope High School staff, current players, and former players.
If your son has interest in participating in the 2016 Hounds of Anarchy teams, please reach out to the following persons for your son’s respective team if you have not already:
U13 – Chris Dodd (Chris.Dodd@ms.com)
U11 – Dean Sevy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please note, the teams are selected by age, as dictated by the tournament organizers and US Lacrosse age guidelines, as follows:
U13 – Born after August 31, 2002
U11 – Born after August 31, 2004
Please note, these teams are not organized by the Junior Greyhounds Lacrosse program, nor does the program or its board members participate in the organization or management of the Hounds of Anarchy teams.
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.