Dear Weston U13 Team Black -
Welcome to the 2021 Season! We are excited and grateful to have the opportunity to get on the field and play lacrosse with your daughters this spring. We have a great roster of girls and are excited to get to know them all!
Your coaches are Kate Dickie (Kearney’s mom), Drew Thompson (Reeves’ dad), Sam Bartfield (Sky’s mom), Alan Gardner (Cecily’s dad) and Vance Garry (Izzy’s dad). We also have 2 WHS student coaches joining us as well, Ava Dreyer and Haven Trodden. As coaches, we will stress hard work, positive attitudes, team mentalities, and a willingness to learn. But, more than anything, we're focused on instilling a love for the sport in our players and making our team experience an awesome one. All players will play every position and all players will be counted on to show up for games and practices. We do not have a set goalie, so all players will be asked to play goalie for one half of a game at some point in the season.
Practices: Our season starts on April 5th and our practice days will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:15 PM-7:30 PM. We will practice at the WHS Fields on TURF Field 1. No practices will be held on Memorial Day or during April break. Please arrive and depart on time so no one is waiting out in the cold at the end of practice!
Games: Our games start on April 11th and our game schedule is posted to our team page on the WYL website. You will received an email by Thursday of each week to confirm game attendance — this will be sent through the automated RSVP feature on the WYL website. If you are not able to attend a game, please let us know by Thursday. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to game time to warm up. This year, no halftime snacks or food may be consumed on the field but please bring a water bottle.
Equipment: All players need a girls lacrosse stick, mouth guard, girls lacrosse goggles, a mask, sneakers or turf cleats and athletic clothing for each practice. For games, please bring all of the aforementioned equipment and your child's game uniform. Girls should have their hair tied back if possible. Please also make sure your player dresses in layers for warmth — it often gets very cold by the end of practice. Also make sure all players bring hand sanitizer and a water bottle to the field.
Given the loss of the 2020 season, we feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to play this season. WYL will be very strict about following the COVID 19 protocols set by both our league and Weston. All players, coaches and parents are required to wear masks at all times on the field and on the sidelines. We ask that everyone observes social distancing to the very best of their ability. If a player or parent has had exposure to an individual who has tested positive for COVD 19, this player cannot attend any team events until they have received a negative PCR test on Day 5 and have been cleared by their school to return to school activities. We ask that all players monitor their health closely and please do not attend any team events if they are experiencing COVID 19 symptoms. Let's do our part to keep our teams on the field this Spring! Please review the COVID guidelines sent out for the season overview, or reach out with any questions.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We cannot wait to see all of you on April 5th!
Go Team Black!
Kate, Drew, Sam, Alan, and Vance