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Hello and happy new year Shen girls lax parents!

We’re happy to announce all the details of our 2020 Gang Green Lacrosse program and open registration for the summer and fall.

As we have said from the start, we NEED your feedback so we can make this the best experience for our girls on and off the field.  We have spoken to many of you throughout the year and reflected on all facets of the club in recent months.   We believe that you’ll be very happy with the slight changes we’ve made.  Together, we will continue to improve our programs to give the best experience to our girls well into the future.

Head coaching staff:

Mike Ballard
Shana Little
Katie Kerner
Brianna Sacks

Coaching continuity:

Going forward, one of the head coaches above will be assigned to a team for the entire year.  This change will build better player/coach relationships.  Players will have a better understanding of their coaches expectations and coaching style.  Coaches will better get to know their players capabilities and learning style.

We believe that the Shen Alumni college players have a positive impact on our high school and youth players.  They are great role models and have a ton to offer from a lacrosse perspective.  Going forward, they will continue to assist the club at practices and in assistant coaching roles during our summer season.

Communications:

Major improvement here.  Our registration, calendar and all parent and player communications will now be handled through “Team Snap”.  Along with a better calendar system, coaches will now be communicating directly with all parents and players via text message.  Parents and players will also have the ability to communicate with each other, which will come in especially handy while we’re away at tournaments. All parents and players should go ahead and put the app on your devices now.  All communications for Gang Green Lacrosse going forward will come through team snap from “Gang Green Lacrosse”, which will cut down on the confusion we’ve had in the past around the difference between Shen Lax Club / Gang Green

Parent help:

THANK YOU to those parents who have helped with parent communications, tournament check in, dining arrangements and hotel reservations.  We will be looking for more help in 2020 and we’ll be reaching out to you individually to confirm that.  Our goal is to have a parent helper for each team in 2020 to help make sure things run smoothly.  Thank you in advance!

Roster size:

Our daughters work hard in practice.  You dedicate your time and money to travel lacrosse.  With all that effort and sacrifice, we simply cannot find ourselves in situations where we are coming up short on players for our tournaments.  After our initial registration period, we will allow players from outside Shen to fill in any rosters that aren’t full.  This is a SHEN club and we will not turn Shen players away.  Our players will have the first opportunity to register and every girl who wants to play will have the opportunity.  We will only look outside of Shen for guest players IF registration isn’t where we need it to be to ensure a good experience for each team.

Uniforms:

You’ll have the ability to order uniforms directly from our vendor well in advance of the summer tournaments.  The girls will love the uniforms this year and they’ll be simpler (reversible jerseys, shorts rather than kilts) and less expensive than last year.

Teams:

2021-23 grad years
2024 grad year
2025-2026 grad years
2027-2028 grad years

Players may be asked to moved “up” based on ability and roster needs.  (The 2024 grad year group is alone only because of the number of players in that group.)

Schedules:

SUMMER
Practices

Sunday May 31st and June 7th

Thursday June 11th, then every Tuesday and Thursday through July 16th.

Tournaments (100% booked)

Grad years 2021/22/23

  1. New England Cup in Amherst, MA – 6/26-28
  2. The Grind in West Chester, PA – 7/11-12
  3. The Surge in Frederica, DE – 7/18-19

2024

  1. Capital City Classic in Albany, NY – 6/27-28
  2. The Grind in West Chester, PA – 7/11-12
  3. The Surge in Frederica, DE – 7/18-19

2025/26

  1. Girls of Summer in Tully, NY – 6/13
  2. Capital City Classic in Albany, NY – 6/27-28
  3. The Grind in West Chester, PA – 7/11-12

2027/28

  1. Girls of Summer in Tully, NY – 6/13
  2. Capital City Classic in Albany, NY – 6/27-28
  3. Stowe Lax Festival in Stowe, VT  – 7/18-19

FALL 

Practices 

Sundays from 9/13 – 11/1

Tournaments (almost finalized)

2021/22/23

  1. The Big Chill in Devens, MA – 10/18
  2. PrimeTime in Bel Air, MD – 11/7
  3. The LAx Clash in Bel Air, MD – 11/8

2024

  1. The Big Chill in Devens, MA – 10/18
  2. PrimeTime in Bel Air, MD – 11/7
  3. The LAx Clash in Bel Air, MD – 11/8

2025/26

  1. The Big Chill in Devens, MA – 10/18
  2. PrimeTime in Bel Air, MD – 11/7
  3. The LAx Clash in Bel Air, MD – 11/8

2027/28

  1. The Big Chill in Devens, MA – 10/18
  2. Goblin Games in Ithaca, NY –
  3. T3 Diamond Games in Flemington, NJ – 11/7

We all had a great time on and off the field in West Palm Beach in November.  It was an outstanding team building experience on and off the field for the players (AND parents).  We will be reaching out about the 2020 Florida Presidents cup and Sol games to gauge your interest in making the trip again.

Registration:  

The registration link:

https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/219488

Options:
1) Summer program only – $700 ($650 for the 2027/28s)
2) Fall program only – $600 (all grad years)
3) Summer and fall together – $1,175 ($1,125 for the 2027/28s)

Required deposit at the time of registration – $200

Subsequent payment will be processed on 2/5, 3/5 and 4/5 to complete your payments for the year.

Registration will be open until January 19th!!!!!

 Questions: 

We want you to have all the information you need before you get registered for 2020.  PLEASE let us know if you have any questions whatsoever.  Email your questions to ganggreenlacrosse@gmail.com and we’ll get right back to you.

Gang Green Lacrosse
Mike, Shana, Katie, Brianna and Andy