As parents of the Junior Greyhounds, we would like to learn from you. We are conducting a survey to capture your perspective on the Fall 2015 season, pinpoint what’s working well, as well as opportunities to enhance your child’s experience in the program.
The responses will remain anonymous. The insights drawn will be used by the Junior Greyhound administration to continuously improve our approach to leading our program.
Please take a few moments to click on the link below and complete this brief survey. Your honest feedback is strongly encouraged. This should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.
The Pope Lacrosse Booster Club will again this year be organizing the Hounds of Anarchy teams for the summer of 2016. 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. 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, if needed, for these teams will be held in late February or early March of 2016.
The Hound of Anarchy teams will typically participate together (along with the high school Hounds teams) in two or three weekend tournaments, one or two in Metro Atlanta and one out of town. Current plans are the 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. We may add one other earlier tournament but the Charlotte tournament will be the last one we play.
Practice is held two nights per week, with Saturday practice on non-tournament weeks. The season practice schedule will run from early to mid-May through the last tournament in late June.
The U13 and U11 teams will be coached by coaches from our Junior Greyhound Lacrosse program, with assistance from our Pope High School staff and players. The U15 team will likely be coached by a member of the Pope High School coaching staff, to be determined at a later date.
If you have interest in participating in the 2016 Hounds of Anarchy teams, please reach out to the following persons for your son’s respective team:
U15 – Rick Durbrow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
U13 – Chris Dodd (Chris.Dodd@ms.com)
U11 – Dean Sevy (email@example.com)
Please note, the teams are selected by age, as dictated by the tournament organizers and US Lacrosse age guidelines, as follows:
U15 – Born after August 31, 2000
U13 – Born after August 31, 2002
U11 – Born after August 31, 2004
Subsequent email notices will be sent out over the next few months with more details on tryouts and the season.
Please note, these teams are not organized by the Junior Greyhounds Lacrosse program, nor does the program or its board members participate in the 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.