West Forsyth Youth Lacrosse is here to serve the West Forsyth community and support the growth of Lacrosse in Forsyth County, GA.
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Select Try-Outs for Spring 2015
As the Fall lacrosse season comes to a close it must be time for Select try-outs. For the first time West Forsyth Youth Lacrosse will have three Select teams: 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade. Due to field availability the tryout will be held on Sunday, November 9th at Sawnee Mountain Park. The schedule is as follows:
6th grade – 1:00 to 2:30 PM
7th grade – 2:30 to 4:00 PM
8th grade – *Update* The 8th grade Evaluation will be held on Thursday, November 13th from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
If the coaches of one of the teams feel a second tryout day is required it will take place the week of November 9th.
Many of you took the time to complete our survey showing your interest in Select lacrosse--THANK YOU!!!.
From that wonderful response we were able to confirm we could field three teams. Now all players who intend to tryout must register via the website. The players will be grouped before the event based on the position they play. Therefore we need to know who is coming. Please click on the appropriate link below to sign up for the Select evaluation.
WE AND US would like to announce Wolverine Summer Lacrosse Tryouts.
Tryouts will be held at the West Forsyth High School stadium on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7. On Saturday, December 6th we will have U-11 tryouts from 12:00-2:00 PM and the U-13 tryout from 2:00-4:00.
The High School tryout will be from 1:00 - 4:00 PM on Sunday the 7th.
There will be a $10 registration fee that you can pay the day of the event. Please register on the We and Us Website starting Monday, October 27th.
Practices will start the week of May 25th. We will be participating in four tournaments during the month of June. Three tournaments will be in GA and one out of state. We are looking in Florida, Nashville, TN, Alabama and South Carolina. U-11 will have the option to participate in the out of state tournament if that is what the team decides to do. If not, they will play in just three tournaments.
Please email Coach Laden if you have any questions, JLaden@forsyth.k12.ga.us.
Better than 1,000 days of diligent study,
is 1 day with a GREAT teacher!
West Forsyth Youth Lacrosse is excited to once again bring Ritchie Meade to Forsyth County! Mark your calendars now for December 20, 2014. We are still working on the details but want you to know about our plans.
Come learn from Coach Meade a systematic approach to teaching youth the game of lacrosse.
Who Can Attend: West Forsyth Youth & High School Coaches
One of the most successful coaches in NCAA history, Richie Meade’s name is synonymous with leadership and discipline. In 21 years as a collegiate head coach, the Williston Park, N.Y., native amassed a 169-120 record, including a 142-97 record in 17 years at the Naval Academy.
During his tenure at the US Naval Academy, Meade guided the Midshipmen to seven NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2004 season when Navy came up a goal short against Syracuse in its quest to win the program’s first NCAA Championship. By year’s end in 2004, Navy produced a program-record 15 wins, while earning its highest ranking, No. 2, for five-consecutive weeks. Additionally, Navy scored its first win over a No. 1-ranked team, a 9-6 victory over Maryland. Meade capped off the year as the recipient of the Morris Touchstone Memorial Award, given to the National Coach of the Year. Along the way, Meade led the Mids to a 38-11 Patriot League record and won at least a share of the regular-season title in five of the eight seasons Navy has been a member of the conference. Navy also won five tournament crowns.
Meade began his coaching career at Duke in 1977 before moving on to his alma mater, North Carolina in 1979. Just a year later, he earned his first head coaching post at the University of Baltimore, where he owned a four-year record of 27-23 before the school dropped its athletic program in 1983.
Meade serves as President of the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA), which was created to help build the game of lacrosse, become the premier organization providing coaches development and monitor the integrity of the game.
In addition, Coach Meade is the Executive Director of Wounded Warrior Project Lacrosse. Wounded Warrior Project Lacrosse us an initiative to support the Wounded Warrior Project by providing outstanding lacrosse programs.
US Lacrosse has named recently named Richie Meade head coach of the 2014 U.S. men’s national senior team. Meade will lead Team USA in its title defense at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, hosted by US Lacrosse and held in Denver, Colo., July 10-19, 2014. He becomes the 12th head coach in the history of the U.S. men’s senior team program.
Meade and his wife, Sue are the parents of three daughters, Jillian, Shannon Grace and Cassidy.
This spring we will have one U13 Select girls team and we will be playing in the competitive Select bracket. The team will be limited to 20 players. We will hold tryouts for this on November 17th, 2014 from 6-7:30 pm. Please register your daughter for try-outs on WFYLAX.com. No fees will be required at this time. After try-out evaluations an email notification email will be sent out within 24 hours of tryouts and you will complete your
registration by paying your fees at that time.
The reason for one U13 Select Team:
· U13 age bracket is not expected to have enough to field two 12v12 full field teams
· Current Coaching Depth can only support 1 team
· No available U13 7v7 league available for a smaller 2nd team
What if my Daughter does not make the Select team?
· Coach will contact the parent and offer to speak with your daughter on the skills that require further development. We would like to encourage everyone to keep playing lacrosse, working on their stick skills and developing their lacrosse IQ.
· If your daughter does not make the 13 select team we will work to find a place for her to play.
· Select lacrosse is a commitment made by not only the player, but also the family. Attendance at all practices and games should be considered a priority as the coaching at this level requires extensive planning with regard to the drills and training at each practice. When players are not in attendance the ability for the entire team to work on skills is compromised. Please carefully consider if your child can make this time commitment. If you have a planned conflict, please advise prior to registration. At the Select level there is no guarantee of equal playing time like in the rec league, coaches determine their lineup and degree of playing time that most benefits the team. Teams will be selected through tryouts. Select team coaches have the final say on roster decisions.
Our Fall lacrosse season is in full swing with 5 Girls' teams and 10 Boys' teams practicing every day of the week. As soon as we have the game schedule from Newtown we will get it on the website and the coaches will distribute. If you have any questions please reach out to either our Girls' Program Director, PJ Hart, email@example.com or our Boys' Program Directors, Bill Endo and Barry George, firstname.lastname@example.org.