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Friday, April 8, 2011

Summer League Updates

I am finally starting to get caught up from moving, which means that the behind the scenes stuff for Valley Lax is mostly on track.  This is giving me time to get the summer league information together a bit.  On the way to Omaha last weekend, Zach and I had an opportunity to make some plans for both the youth and adult leagues.
  • Grades 5-8
  • Six on six
  • Short sticks only
  • No checking
  • No goalies - tarps will be used
  • Possibly using box goals
  • Teams will be coached by high school players/staff
  • Pregame practice/warm up

  • 13-15 man rosters.  The goal is to eliminate players subbing between teams.  We want to keep players only playing for their team.  We are also hoping that this allows us to create five or six teams.  High school and adult players.  Current middle schoolers will be in the youth league.
  • Eight on eight - Goalie, two defenders, three middies, two attack.  Up to three long poles allowed on the field at any time. Due to absences last summer, we ended up playing this format several times; it seemed to work well and opened up the games a bit.  This should also help limit the effects.
  • Teams will be shifted from last year to accommodate the new roster structure.  Despite initial thoughts to keep teams in tact, ALL ROSTERS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
  • There will be a referee schedule with a two man crew working each game.  We may have two games going at a time (depending on the number of teams) so multiple members of a team may be reffing).
  • Every effort will be made to avoid double headers and a cancellation/make up plan is in the works.
  • The current plan is to order reversible jerseys again, but we may be going with a different company based on feedback last summer.  We are exploring using a different primary color for each team.  Once again we are interested in sponsors for the teams and are open to allowing *appropriate* team names (Gargoyles, Young Guns, etc).  At this time, we plan to order all of the jerseys to ensure that all players have them.
  • The anticipated cost should be similar to last year, so expect around $30 to cover the jersey and ball fee.
  • We will be using orange balls as always.

Other items have been discussed.  Once we get everything finalized, a comprehensive list will be posted on the blog and website.  An email will be sent out as well.
And yes, we are considering dropping the box for an MLL style two-point arch.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Valley Lax at Home Sunday

Following two big varsity wins and a JV victory last weekend, the Tigers will host Burke high school at Tiger Stadium this Sunday.

Sunday, April  3 results:
Varsity vs Burke 14-2 win
Junior varsity vs Burke 4-3 win
Varsity vs Westside 10-5 win

Sunday, April 10 Games:
Varsity vs Burke 3:00 pm
Junior varsity vs Burke 5:00 pm

This week's home games will be held at Tiger Stadium on the Valley High School campus.  Concessions and t-shirts will be available for purchase.  Admission is free for both games.
Valley High School/Tiger Stadium - 3650 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266

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