It is an exciting time for Jax Lax as we finalize an operating plan for 2016 that insures that policies, coach training and player development are consistent with the new 5 year strategic plan. Gary Trauner has been hired as the Executive Director to lead the organization going forward, transitioning now and begins full time January 1, 2016.
In the meantime, please note the important information below particularly the APRIL 8TH AND 9TH BOYS HIGH SCHOOLGAMES IN BOISE IDAHOWHICH IS THE 2ND WEEKEND OF SPRING BREAK! We will update you on travel schedules and policies as they are available. Look for our monthly newsletter with reminders and highlights of JHLC plans for the coming season.
Idaho Lacrosse Association- The High School boys have joined the Idaho Division 2 League. Games will begin April 8th and 9th in Boise, which will require parent and players to return from spring break to be in Boise in time to play. There will be 2 games per week on Wednesdays after school and Saturdays from April 9- May 14, except May 7, which is JHHS prom. Divisional playoffs will be May 18 and 21 and the Idaho State Division 2 Championship game is May 25th.
March Lacrosse- All Jax Lax teams will practice EXCEPT U9 indoor and/or outdoor in March on the synthetics depending on weather. The schedule will include one practice a week for U11/13 and 15 and two practices per week for high school teams.
Player and Coach Development April 15-17-- A Mandatory RHINO or 3D development program will launch our GIRLS and BOYS Regular season to develop practice plans and train coaches and players together on April 15 (Friday after school), 16, and 17th. This will be a wonderful opportunity for every player and coach!
JH Mountain Roundup- The 4th Annual Jax Jax home tournament is scheduled for May 13-15. We are scheduling girls and boy’s teams for the home tournament weekend.
Regular Season- April 11-May 27- There will be practices 3 days per week, travel tournaments (preliminary schedule will be available in December) and home house league when possible when we are not traveling. There will be no player fee for regular season tournaments or games.
Lacrosse Extended Season- June 1-26- The practice season will extend to June 26 for all players and tournament travel will be scheduled for most teams. This is an opportunity for players to get more exposure to compete in the region. There will likely be a player fee for each tournament but all practices are included in the regular season program fee. Team rosters will be determined by the head coach.
Team Capacities- Several teams will be at capacity for coaches and field space in 2016. Registration will open February 1st for veteran players who have previously played Jax Lax. On February 16th, registration will open for nonveteran players. Veteran players will not be guaranteed a place on the team after February 16.
Every player will need the following equipment- HELMET - Team colors- blue with gold visor and gold strap- adjustable helmet
recommended STICK - Attack stick recommended (defensive players will eventually need a defense stick as they develop the skills in 8th or 9th grade) SHOULDER PADS
Cup and supporter
• Players will not be allowed to play if they don’t have protective equipment.
Equipment should be purchased prior to the start of the season and if we have
a warm spring, we will try to have a couple of outdoor and indoor practices before Spring Break.
TO ORDER BOYS EQUIPMENT:
Brine Sporting Goods
Please go to BrineTeamSports.com, click on Team Apparel Store, and click on the Jackson Hole Lacrosse logo. You will be directed to a list of all of the major equipment items necessary (listed in all capitals above) and can place your order directly through them. The helmet shown is our team helmet in blue and gold.
Contact : Craig Conway
You may also order from any other supplier or sporting goods store. Team colors for the helmets are not required, but are strongly recommended and much-preferred by the players!
Girl’s Lacrosse stick
Girl’s lacrosse goggles
TO ORDER GIRLS EQUIPMENT:
To order go to: www.brineteamsports.com, click on "team apparel store", then click on GIRLS Jackson Hole Lacrosse logo.
• LIMITED SUPPLIES OF EQUIPMENT RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE
ABOUT JACKSON HOLE LACROSSE CLUB
The Jackson Hole Lacrosse Club is a registered non-profit 501(c) organiziation providing the youth of Jackson Hole the opportunity to learn and participate in the sport of Lacrosse, America's fastest growing sport. The club operates completely on a volunteer basis and as such has no employees. The club welcoms tax deductible donations online or by mail here.
Teams are open to boys and girls age 6 through high school. Volunteers are dedicated to promoting the sport of lacrosse and to developing our player's skills, sportsmanship, teamwork and accountability in a healthy and fun environment.
Home practice and game fields are ajacent to the Jackson Hole Middle School, Jackson Hole High School and Davey Jackson Elementary School. The main Spring season runs from April into early June, and the casual Fall season from Septemeber into November.
The Mission and Goals of Jackson Hole Lacrosse Club (“JHLC” or Jackson Hole Lacrosse”) are as follows:
To introduce and grow a community-based program that offers all youth in the Jackson Hole area, regardless of economic status, the opportunity to discover, embrace and participate in the sport of lacrosse, and to grow the sport while maintaining the highest ethical standards, providing quality coaching and instruction, and protecting and enhancing the well-being of participants in a safe and respectful environment.
The goals of Jackson Hole Lacrosse are several-fold:
• To share the passion of the lacrosse experience with a diverse player community
• To provide participating youth with quality coaching and instruction in a safe and respectful environment
• To grow the sport of lacrosse while promoting and maintaining the highest ethical standards
• To protect and enhance the physical well-being of local participants in the sport of lacrosse
The philosophy of the club is to develop players’ skills and understanding of the game, to provide for inclusion of all interested players, to allow flexibility for players and their families, to play safely, to be respectful of players, coaches, and referees, and to have a good time.
Although the club wants to field a team that can travel and play in regional tournaments, we also want the kids to be able to participate in other sports or activities if they choose as it is good for cross training, skill development and personal development.
The club would like players to come to practices as much as possible. If there is a regular or occasional conflict in scheduling, please let the coach know. An appropriate level of fitness training is required for skill development; drills, small scrimmages and conditioning are a part of each practice. The coaches teach and enforce the rules and safety precautions to minimize the risk of injuries.
Jackson Hole Lacrosse Club
PO Box 6707
Jackson, WY 83002
NOTE: Age group references used in this section are in common usage but should not be understood literally. The U15 (read: "Under 15") grouping means that, if a player is 14 years old on the cutoff date, he may participate in U15 competition as a 15-year old.