|John Hanki||U13 Boys Director||10U-12Udirector@parklandposse.com|
If you would be interested in helping to coach please contact the Division Director.
Who can register?
Players that will turn 11 in the current year, up to those that will turn 12 by December 31st of the calendar year.
Team Size: 12-18 players + 2 goalies
Typical Playing Days: Monday & Wednesday, occasional game Fri/Sat/Sun
U13 Vision - These years mark the transition of players entering tiered competition and have the opportunity to tryout for A team. The coach's goal should be that all kids are enjoying the game but feel challenged to improve their individual technical skills and demonstrate an understanding of team systems. Coaches are encouraged to work with the Posse Coaching curriculum to ensure they are teaching transferable skills and utilizing drills that will serve as a foundation to build from in future years. As in all levels of play, the ultimate measure of a coach is not the win/loss record, but athlete retention; where all players return to register the following season.
Team costs should be planned for in a team budget and agreed to by the parents. Collecting seed money or fundraising to cover tournament fees etc. is acceptable but funds should be deposited to a bank account opened for the team. Families are not obligated to participate in tournaments or any additional fundraising beyond their registration fee so it is important to present a proposed plan at your parent meeting early in the season to gain support. All parents must sign off on the budget at the outset of the season, with a copy sent to the division director, and again at the conclusion of the season. Any leftover seed money must be returned to the members by July 30th and a final copy of the budget forwarded to the division director. Any funds remaining after the seed money has been paid back to parents; becomes the property of the Parkland Posse Lacrosse Association and a check clearing your account should be turned over to the Posse Treasurer by July 30th.
Managers should familiarize themselves with all the information on our website.
Although the minimum requirements can be found on the equipment page of our website we strongly recommend the following items be purchased, as the physicality of play increases in Peewee and player safety should be the first and only consideration when outfitting your players:
- lacrosse upper arm guard (add-on padding to use in conjunction with a hockey style shoulder pad)
- lacrosse elbow / slash guards (hockey equipment is no longer adequate to prevent injury)
As an association, we are hoping to see every one of these players commit to lacrosse as their spring sport. As such, we place a priority on trying to keep friends together year after year and honor such requests as best we can.
Any questions about your season should be directed to your Division Director.