Please Save the Date - HTMS and Tritt Clean-up Day is March 8
Please mark your calendars for a few hours on the afternoon of Sunday, March 8 from 1-5pm to help us get our fields and facilities up to speed for the Spring 2015 lacrosse season. We'll be at both HTMS and Tritt this time, so the more people that help, the less work it will be for everyone. We added a Sign Up Genius to ensure that we get enough people and equipment at both HTMS and Tritt, so please help us plan accordingly and take a minute to sign up. The link is below.
Lace Up with Lax to End Homelessness One Step at a Time
On March 18th, Pope Men’s Lacrosse will host Lace Up with Lax! Please bring a NEW pair of predominately BLACK children's shoes to the game or drop off locations (TBD). 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 300 pairs of shoes were donated. Thanks in advance for your generosity!
As we have in past years, we would like to have contest between all JR teams. The team donating the largest number of shoes on the evening of March 18 (they can certainly collect them before and donate them early, if needed) will win a pizza party catered to their field with some Varsity lacrosse players in attendance.
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.