North District News

Posted on July 17, 2022

TMI Episcopal is looking for candidates to fill the role of Middle School Assistant Lacrosse Coach. 

 

About TMI Lacrosse: TMI’s lacrosse program is a school sponsored sport which competes in the South Texas Youth Lacrosse Association (STXYLA)

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend daily practices from 2:45 - 4:15 on weekdays starting in February and running till May
  • Attend 7-10 local games
  • Work with the Middle School Head Coach on developing team strategies and organizational culture

 

Qualifications

  • High schol  playing experience or previous coaching experience preferred but not required
  • Valid Drivers Licence and ability to pass a background check

 

Compensation: Seasonal Stipend

 

Interested applications should contact TMI Head Coach, Blake Skinner, at b.skinner@tmi-sa.org or 214-801-2855

Posted on July 17, 2022

TMI Episcopal is looking for candidates to fill the role of JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Lacrosse Coach. 

 

About TMI Lacrosse: TMI’s lacrosse program is a school sponsored sport which competes in the THSLL and as well as the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend daily practices from 4:30 - 6:30 on weekdays starting in January and running till mid May
  • Attend high school games (15 - 20) game dates with some regional travel
  • Work with the Varsity Head Coach and other assistants on developing team strategies and organizational culture

 

Qualifications

  • Collegiate playing experience or previous coaching experience preferred but not required
  • Valid Drivers Licence and ability to pass a background check

 

Compensation: Seasonal Stipend

 

Interested applications should contact TMI Head Coach, Blake Skinner, at b.skinner@tmi-sa.org or 214-801-2855

 

 

Posted on July 16, 2022

Keller Lacrosse Association - Youth Head Coach opening

Keller Lacrosse Association encourages you to consider coaching with us for the upcoming fall and spring seasons.  Keller Lacrosse Association is seeking energetic coaches with a strong knowledge of lacrosse, skill development, and coaching techniques as well as a demonstrated ability to lead and inspire young athletes. In particular, we are looking for a candidate that is positive minded and encouraging that can serve as a role model.

Keller Lacrosse Association was established in 2008 and is one of the fastest growing lacrosse associations in the Dallas/Ft Worth area with over 200 players across various age groups.  Our mission is to help promote and grow the sport of lacrosse for the students in the Keller Independent School District (KISD) and neighboring areas who want to learn and participate in this sport.

Our goal is to develop leadership ability and foster team spirit among the athletes of the Association, promoting the development of the game of lacrosse in the community by providing an organized, respectful, safe, team-oriented program where players can learn the fundamentals of lacrosse, develop the skills to be competitive in lacrosse, build the characteristics of good sportsmanship and strong character.

Positions available: Youth Head Coach

Essential Functions:

  • Represent the Keller lacrosse community in a positive, professional manner at all practices and events.
  • Lead a team of young men and continue to help them grow a love of the sport.
  • Act as a role model and foster an environment of respect, tolerance, integrity, and sportsmanship
  • Be prepared and punctual for all coaching responsibilities
  • Manage game day logistics: lineups, substitutions, strategy 
  • Develop and implement daily practice plans to effectively motivate and train athletes
  • Work with Varsity Head Coach, Mike Smith, Youth Age Group Director and Coaching Coordinator to ensure methodology is consistent across teams.

Dates September 2022 - April 2023:

  • Fall program: mid-September to November 2022 (1-2 events per week on weekend).  Practice and 1-2 tournaments and/or scrimmages.
  • Spring program: beginning in early January 2022 and ends late April 2023 (approximately 3-4 events per week)

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain professional, positive, and respectful relationships with student-athletes, other coaches, officials, parents, and members of the club's board
  • Willing and able to coach within an overall system to ensure players are ready for the next level within the program.
  • Remain aware of all legal liabilities related to all athletic activities and ensure a safe environment for all athletes
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game (NCAA and DFWL)
  • Previous lacrosse playing experience preferred (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Salary: To be discussed, based on experience level. Candidates must pass a state mandated background check and be a US Lacrosse member (provided by Association). Contact for Information: Shane Otto, Vice-President, Keller Lacrosse at shaneotto@gmail.com, Phone 817-739-4040.  Please send resume if interested.

Posted on July 16, 2022

Keller Lacrosse Association - JV Head Coach and HS Assistant coaches openings

Keller Lacrosse Association encourages you to consider coaching with us for the upcoming fall and spring seasons.  Keller Lacrosse Association is seeking energetic coaches with a strong knowledge of lacrosse, skill development, and coaching techniques as well as a demonstrated ability to lead and inspire young athletes. In particular, we are looking for a candidate that is positive minded and encouraging that can serve as a role model.

Keller Lacrosse Association was established in 2008 and is one of the fastest growing lacrosse associations in the Dallas/Ft Worth area with over 200 players across various age groups.  Our mission is to help promote and grow the sport of lacrosse for the students in the Keller Independent School District (KISD) and neighboring areas who want to learn and participate in this sport.

Our goal is to develop leadership ability and foster team spirit among the athletes of the Association.  We promote the development of the game of lacrosse in the community by providing an organized, respectful, safe, team-oriented program where players can learn the fundamentals of lacrosse, develop the skills to be competitive in lacrosse, build the characteristics of good sportsmanship and strong character.

Positions available: HS Assistant (1-2) and JV Head coach (TBD)

Essential Functions:

  • Represent the Keller lacrosse community in a positive, professional manner at all practices and events.
  • Lead a team of young men and continue to help them grow a love of the sport.
  • Act as a role model and foster an environment of respect, tolerance, integrity, and sportsmanship
  • Be prepared and punctual for all coaching responsibilities
  • Manage game day logistics: lineups, substitutions, strategy 
  • Develop and implement daily practice plans to effectively motivate and train athletes (Head coach role)
  • Work with Varsity Head Coach, Mike Smith, HS Director and Coaching Coordinator to ensure methodology is consistent across teams.

Dates September 2022 - April 2023:

  • Fall program: mid-September to November 2022 (1-2 events per week on weekend).  Practice and 1-3 tournaments and/or scrimmages.
  • Spring program: beginning in early January 2023 and ends late April 2023 (approximately 4-5 events per week)

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain professional, positive, and respectful relationships with student-athletes, other coaches, officials, parents, and members of the club's board
  • Willing and able to coach within an overall HS system to ensure players are ready for the next level within the program.
  • Remain aware of all legal liabilities related to all athletic activities and ensure a safe environment for all athletes
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game (NCAA and THSLL)
  • Previous lacrosse playing experience (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Salary: To be discussed, based on experience level. Candidates must pass a state mandated background check and be a US Lacrosse member (provided by Association). Contact for Information: Shane Otto, Vice-President, Keller Lacrosse at shaneotto@gmail.com, Phone 817-739-4040.  Please send resume if interested.

Posted on June 25, 2022

Georgetown High School Lacrosse is currently seeking an energetic Head Coach with a strong lacrosse background and acumen who wants to teach and mentor young athletes and contribute to the growth of the Georgetown lacrosse program.

 

Description of the Position:

Manage and coordinate the operations of the lacrosse High School program that runs from October through May; serve as Head Coach and mentor to the High School athletes on the team.  Must model integrity, have a strong work ethic, and be fully committed to the growth, safety and development of our student-athletes.  Positive role modeling that provides focus on the development of good sportsmanship, leadership qualities, and personal and team growth is expected. The ability to promote the program to students, parents, and community is important. Monitoring student-athlete academic performance is required.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

Previous experience coaching at a High School level or higher

Previous lacrosse playing experience required (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Strong communication and leadership qualities are a must

 

Specific Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain a culture for the program that supports HS Athletics Core Values.

Attend all games and practices.

Oversee, direct and supervise all coaches.

Develop and implement an organized, consistent practice plan

Run drills effectively, keep players focused at practice, break down game tape

Ensure all players learn all aspects of the game and have proper opportunities to develop these skills in practice and games.

Communicate important information regarding team news, practice, game changes, etc. to coaches and parents in a timely and professional manner.

Coordinate with the Georgetown High School lacrosse VP on game and practice schedules/locations.

Maintain a positive/reinforcing attitude toward the team.

Abide by all club policies.

Contact for information: Heather West, Georgetown Board President at gtlaxpresident@gmail.com

 

 

Posted on June 11, 2022

Canyon High School, located in New Braunfels, is looking for an Offensive Coordinator/Assistant Coach to help with both the boys' and girls' programs.  This coaching position is tied to a full-time teaching position.  Specific duties on top of teaching would include daily practices, weekly/bi-weekly games, and seasonal tournaments. The candidate would have direct responsibility and supervision for the varsity practices, and games.  This will be a paid position with benefits.

Qualifications and Skills:

    • Certified Teacher
    • Previous experience coaching is preferred.
    • Previous lacrosse playing experience required. (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)
    • Strong communication and leadership qualities are a must. 
    • Develop and maintain a culture for the program that supports Canyon HS Athletics Core Values
    • Attend all games and practices
    • Ensure all players learn all aspects of the game and have proper opportunities to develop these skills in practice and games
    • Prepare players to play at the next level
    • Manage game-day operations
    • Maintain a positive/reinforcing attitude toward the team
    • Abide by all program policies 

If you are interested in obtaining more information, please contact Head Coach, Devan Gallagher at devan.gallagher@comalisd.org.

Posted on June 05, 2022

Fort Worth Country Day Lacrosse

Fort Worth Country Day’s Athletic Department is seeking several seasonal coaches for the 2022-2023 school year. Reporting directly to the Program Directors and also to the Director of Athletics, the seasonal coaches must model integrity, have a strong work ethic, and be fully committed to the growth and development of our student-athletes

Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach - High School

  • May include serving as the Head JV Lacrosse coach, depending on numbers.
  • The school participates in both Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) Class C and the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC).
  • Playing experience beyond high school and experience coaching at the high school level is preferred.
  • The season begins in early February and goes through late April/early May.
  • Practices are scheduled from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm during the week with JV and Varsity. Number of games may vary each week. School provides transportation to all away games via team bus or charter bus.
  • Coaches are expected to be at practice 30 minutes before practices and a half hour before games.
  • There will be some weekends that are required to play games.
  • Will be traveling outside of the DFW metroplex to play games and will also have some overnight trips to play other teams in Texas.
  • Duties include: running drills effectively, keeping players focused at practice, run the substitution box effectively at games, breaking down game film and assist in scouting and game-planning.

Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach - Middle School 7th/8th Grade

  • Program looking to add another coach to assist with the middle school team(s)
  • The school participates in the Dallas Fort Worth Youth Lacrosse. 
  • Playing experience beyond high school and experience coaching  level is preferred.
  • The season begins in early February and goes through late April.
  • Practices are scheduled from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm during the week with one to two games a week.
  • School provides transportation for all away games via team bus.
  • Coaches are expected to be at practice 30 minutes before practices and a half hour before games
  • Saturdays will be used to play games.
  • No lacrosse on Sundays unless it is mandatory by the league. 
  • Duties include: running drills effectively, developing players so that they will be prepared for high school level, run the substitution box effectively at games, and possibly coach one of the teams, if numbers are provided to split into two teams.

If interested and have questions please feel free to email Program Director Patrick Diamonon at patrick.diamonon@fwcd.com and/or Athletic Director Leigh Block at leigh.block@fwcd.com

The link to apply is:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=32241&clientkey=FB72F8E990799D54B6AF42DA879927D9

Thank you for your time and consideration,  Patrick Diamonon

Posted on June 05, 2022

Flower Mound Lacrosse Association Varsity Offensive Coordinator

Available Sept 2022 - May 2023 (multi-year contract option available)

Flower Mound Lacrosse is seeking a committed and experienced High School Offensive Coordinator.

We are looking for a coach who brings knowledge, passion, positive mindset, and a strong Lacrosse background. The Coach must be committed to help develop our High School boys in fall (3 days a week) and Spring (5-6 days a week).  Practices start around 5:45pm.  

Responsibilities:

Assist the Program Director in all aspects of the Offensive side of the game.

Attend all practices and games.

Scouting of opponents. 

Team management during practices.

Instill our team motto of care, commit, compete. 

Perform other duties as assigned.

Be present at FMLA activities when available. 


Requirements:

Coaching or playing experience at the NCAA or MCLA level

Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

Strong communication and leadership skills.

Passion to mentor young student-athletes.

Must be able to pass a background check.

 

Salary:

Competitive based on experience.  Additional income available with lessons and summer skills camp. 

Contact Program Director Chris Dupree, if you are interested coachdupree13@gmail.com

Posted on May 16, 2022

Class D Hyde Park (Austin) is seeking a Varsity Head Coach and Program Director to oversee both the Varsity and JV teams as well as the MS program. For the full job description, please contact wprominski@hp-schools.org.

About the Program

In its second full season, the Varsity team went 9-3 (4-0) and expanded to include a JV roster. With two MS teams, the program reached 60+ athletes and is continuing to grow. The team looks to build on its success and will be returning all but one graduating senior.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Coach the Varsity team (Full squad practices run M-FR 4:30-6:15 from Jan-May, in-season games on weekends, with additional off-season commitments).
  • Work with the Director of Athletics to lead the program under a Christian-based system of values, prioritizing character and team development.
  • Schedule practices, games, and communicate with the Parent Board to coordinate game-day volunteers and events.
  • Facilitate growth in MS/HS programs by hiring and guiding qualified coaches to ensure high retention and skill development of players throughout the program.
  • Coordinate with the Parent Board to responsibly budget the program’s costs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as HS Varsity coach/Program Director.
  • Experience as a college lacrosse player
  • High level of knowledge about the game, skill development, and how to foster a team-centric environment.
  • Plus: Experience in Teaching at the High School level; for a potential full-time teaching position at Hyde Park High School

Compensation

Stipend included.

Contact

Copy: Wyatt Prominski, Current Program Director, wprominski@hp-schools.org,

           Heather Fox, Team President, heather_d_fox@hotmail.com

           Bruce Consier, Athletic Director, bconsier@hp-schools.org

Posted on May 12, 2022

George Ranch High School Lacrosse Club Assistant Coach Position

The George Ranch High School Lacrosse Club (www.grhslacrosse.org), is looking for an energetic coach with a strong lacrosse background who wants to teach and mentor young athletes.

George Ranch is a diverse public high school in Fort Bend County with an enrollment of 2,700 students.  In 2019 the club’s varsity team finished with a 15-3 record, had 7 All-District and 2 Honorable Mention player selections, and sent 5 seniors on to play lacrosse at the collegiate level.  The club has a very engaged parent board and support of the school and school district.  

The assistant coach is responsible for supporting the program in all aspects of the development of the team including: practice planning, implementation of game strategies, recruiting players, team management during practices, scrimmages and games.

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills needed to develop and maintain positive respectful relationships with student-athletes
  • College lacrosse experience as player (NCAA Division I/II/III) is preferred
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Strong leadership presence and presentation skills to motivate high school student-athletes
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Be a positive, but firm role model to all players, instilling self-discipline on and off the field
  • Enforce player code of conduct
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with team members, other coaches, club parent board, school and district staff
  • Available for all practices and game

Applicant coach is expected to be active with the program during the fall and spring season.  Coaching stipend commensurate with experience.  Must past a background check as a pre-condition of employment.  Interested candidates may submit information to grhslax@gmail.com.

Posted on May 05, 2022

The THSLL & Game On Sports are proud to announce a multi-season partnership with Game On as the official streaming service provider for all State Semi-final & Championship weekend games. Game On has been an active provider and proud supporter of the Texas lacrosse community for over 14 years and is the exclusive film & Live Broadcast provider for many Texas High Schools & MCLA College Men's & Women's teams at all levels. This partnership allows Game On and THSLL marketing opportunities to the league and its member teams. Game On & The THSLL look forward to the partnership and growing lacrosse coverage across the Great State of Texas. 

Be sure and log on to the Game On Sports Website and THSLL.org to watch LIVE all the action from Dripping Springs for the 2022 THSLL CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND.

 

Posted on May 05, 2022

Cumberland Academy out of Tyler, Texas is looking for an assistant varsity lacrosse coach and a junior high head coach to help run and grow our youth program.  Our program conducts youth lacrosse squads from Kindergarten to 8th grade to feed directly into a successful high school varsity program which was formed in 2017. We are accepting resumes now and looking for certified teachers to fill these roles.

 

Please fill out an application now by following the direction on our website.

Posted on January 21, 2022

Teams have 20 seconds to clear their defensive half

The shot clock includes a 20-second clearing count, during which players must advance the ball across the midfield line with the over-and-back provision in effect. If the team in possession of the ball is not in its offensive half of the field when the visible shot clock reaches 60 seconds, it is a violation.

When the clearing team passes midfield with possession prior to the 20 second clearing count, then the remaining time left of the full 80 second clock is left for the offensive team to place a shot on goal. On goal means a save by the goalie, a deflection off the goalie or the goalie’s stick, or the shot hits pipe. If the offensive team retains possession after a goalie save or shot hitting the pipe, the 80 second shot clock is restarted. If the offensive team does not place the shot on goal within the remaining time left of the 80 seconds, a violation is called and the defensive team gets possession. If the defensive team causes a turnover, the shot clock resets to 80 seconds also.

Visible shot clock:

At least one shot clock is operated that the players and referees can visually see from the field. If only one shot clock is used, the shot clock is placed by the table. If two are used, then each shot clock will be placed by the end lines.

Non visible shot clock:

A timer will be kept at the table and the 20 second clearing count, and the remaining time left of the full 80 second clock will be counted down and verbally communicated to the referees and players on the field. It is operated similar to the table counting down a player’s penalty time verbally.

Posted on January 10, 2022

Travel Fees

Travel Fees payable to official 2019 2020 2021 2022
Less than 35 one-way miles $0 $0 $0 $0
From 35 to 69 one-way miles (paid once entire trip) $15 $15 $15 $15
70 or more one-way miles (all round-trip mileage reimbursed) IRS Mileage Rate

Regular and Post Season Game Fees

  2019 2020 2021 2022
Varsity Game, 12 minute quarters, stop-time $85 $85 $90 $90
Junior Varsity Game, 10-minute quarters, stop-time $71 $71 $75 $75
Late Payment Fee (per official, beyond 10 calendar days) $15 $15 $20 $20

LOA provides notice of non-payment to state administrator and district coordinator. Issue will be reviewed in 14 days. 


Game Change Fees

Fees for any schedule changes, payable to the assignor. 2019 2020 2021 2022
>= 4 Days Notice (96 hours) $0 $0 $0 $0
< 96 Hours to 4 Hours notice $10 $10 $15 $15
< 4 Hours notice $25 $25 $30 $30

Non-Weather Related Game Fees for Schedule Changes

Game Fees for Schedue Changes, Payable to Officials 2019 2020 2021 2022
Prior to Game Day No Game Fees Incurred
Game Day Changes at least 4 hours prior to game start time 50% of All Game Fees
< 4 hours notice up to game start time 100% of All Game Fees
Travel Fees, regardless of timing as long as game has not started  No Game Fees Incurred

Weather Related Game Fees for Schedule Changes

Game Fees for Schedue Changes, Payable to Officials 2019 2020 2021 2022
Prior to Game Day No Game Fees Incurred
Game Day Changes at least 4 hours prior to game start time No Game Fees Incurred
< 4 hours notice up to game start time 100% of Highest Game Fee
Travel Fees, regardless of timing as long as game has not started  No Game Fees Incurred
Posted on January 07, 2022

Plan to save 20% in-store at the any of the 46 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations or online at dickssportinggoods.com on January 14-17, 2022. All THSLL players, coaches and families can utilize the savings to get the gear needed to coach, play, and watch games this season.

HOW TO SAVE IN-STORE: Click the link and simply show the coupon via your smartphone or print a copy and show it at checkout to receive the 20% Off discount throughout the entire store. (Not all Texas DICK’S Sporting Goods Locations have available lacrosse product, plan to use the online shopping option below)

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS (JANUARY 14-17, 2022) IN-STORE SHOP EVENT DISCOUNT COUPON

HOW TO SAVE ONLINE: Save at dickssportinggoods.com , enter code TMSPORTSJAN14LACR at check out to receive 20% Off select items. (Note: 20% off online offer valid only on Select Team Sports Equipment and Cleats, not the entire site)

Offers are valid on January 14-17, 2022. only. (exclusions apply, see store and DICKS.com/exclusions for details)

Additional Special Offers to utilize before and after 20% Off Appreciation Events

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FOUR TEAM PACKET COUPON OFFERS

Posted on December 07, 2021

Cedar Park Season Kickoff Tournament and Festival

February 5th, 2022, Brushy Creek Sports Park

Tournament: High School, All teams welcome, Youth 7v7, all levels

3 Game Guarantee

$375 per HS team

$200 per youth team

Register at bit.ly/2020CPLaxFest

Festival: Carnival-style Games, Prizes, Fun Activities, Local food trucks

 

 

 

Posted on November 18, 2021

ESD Men’s Lacrosse has an opening for an assistant varsity coach with Face-off background.

Please contact Jay Sothoron ,  sothoronj@esdallas.org

Posted on November 11, 2021

Corpus Christi High School Lacrosse Head Coach

Corpus Christi Lacrosse is currently seeking a Head Coach for its Boys program.

 

Description of the Position:

Manage and coordinate the operations of the lacrosse high school program; serve as head coach and mentor to the high school athletes on the team.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

Previous experience coaching - preferred.

Previous lacrosse playing experience required. (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Strong communication and leadership qualities are a must.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain a culture for the program that supports HS Athletics Core Values.

Identify and retain coaching talent.

Attend all games and practices.

Develop and implement an organized, consistent practice plan.

Ensure all players learn all aspects of the game and have proper opportunities to develop these skills in practice and games.

Manage game-day operations.

Communicate important information regarding team news, practice, game changes, etc. to coaches and parents in a timely and professional manner.

Coordinate with the Corpus Christi lacrosse administrators to schedule games and tournaments.

Maintain a positive/reinforcing attitude toward the team.

Abide by all club policies.

Please contact Dave Tupaj at dtupaj@gmail.com and at 361-816-3625.

 

Posted on November 08, 2021

McCallum High School -- Assistant Coach Openings (Austin)

McCallum HS is seeking one or more assistant coaches to be a part of the next chapter in the development of this young program.  Lots of potential for growth, leadership and additional experience building a youth program in the near future.  The time commitment is flexible from 1 to 4 days per week.

The only requirements are playing experience, a love for lacrosse and the desire to learn our new system.

A small stipend is available.  Please email a short expression of interest to coachhazy@mccallumlacrosse.com for consideration.

Posted on October 07, 2021

Fort Worth Country Day’s Athletic Department is seeking several seasonal coaches for the 2021 - 2022 school year. Reporting directly to the Program Directors and also to the Director of Athletics, the seasonal coaches must model integrity, have a strong work ethic, and be fully committed to the growth and development of our student-athletes

 

Varsity Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach

  • May include serving as the Head JV Lacrosse coach
  • The School participates in both Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) and the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC)
  • Playing experience beyond high school and experience coaching at this age level is preferred
  • The season begins in early February and goes through late April
  • Practices are scheduled from 4:30pm-6:00pm during the week with one to two games a week
  • Coaches are expected to be at practice 30 minutes before practices and a half hour before games
  • Saturdays will either be used to play games or conduct practices
  • Duties include: running drills effectively, keeping players focused at practice, run the substitution box effectively at games, break down game tape and assist in scouting and game-planning

The link to apply is:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=27439&clientkey=FB72F8E990799D54B6AF42DA879927D9

 

 

Posted on October 05, 2021

 

There is still time for coaches, players, and families to utilize  team packet coupon offers. 

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FOUR TEAM PACKET COUPON OFFERS

Posted on October 05, 2021

Texas A&M Men's Lacrosse presents 

Annual Aggieland Classic 2022 Lacrosse Tournament

Feb. 12th-13th

Rec Sports Complex 

Registration Cost: 3rd/4th $850. All other Divisions $1050

For more information or to Register, email tamulaxtourney@gmail.com

 

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Posted on October 04, 2021

Aggieland 7's Lacrosse Tournament

November 13 & 14th 

Rec Sports Complex

Team registration 3rd/4th grade $350, All Other Divisions $450

For more information or to register email tamulaxtourney@gmail.com

 

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Posted on September 21, 2021

HOW TO SAVE IN-STORE: Click the link and simply show the coupon via your smartphone or print a copy and show it at checkout to receive the 20% Off discount throughout the entire store. (Not all Texas DICK’S Sporting Goods Locations have available lacrosse product, plan to use the online shopping option below)

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS (October 1-4, 2021) IN-STORE SHOP EVENT DISCOUNT COUPON

HOW TO SAVE ONLINE: Save at dickssportinggoods.com , enter code TMSPORTSOCT01LACR at check out to receive 20% Off select items. (Note: 20% off online offer valid only on Select Team Sports Equipment and Cleats, not the entire site)

Offers are valid on October 1-4, 2021. only. (exclusions apply, see store and DICKS.com/exclusions for details)

Additional Special Offers to utilize before and after 20% Off Appreciation Events

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FOUR TEAM PACKET COUPON OFFERS

 

Posted on September 20, 2021

 

 

District Meetings

September 8-17, 2021

State Meeting- Remote meeting

September 18, 2021

District deadline to submit District playoff format with dates

September 30, 2021

LOA invoices issued to Member Teams

November 1, 2021

THSLL invoices issued to Member Teams

November 1, 2021

Super Regionals and State Hosts Selected

December 2021

THSLL and LOA dues to THSLL Treasurer

December 1,2021

Game schedules submitted

December 22,2021

Last day to submit eligibility waivers if required for players or team

January 11, 2022

Team Information due: Valid/Up to Date Rosters, Emergency Plan, Proof of Insurance

January 11, 2022

Beginning of THSLL season. Games may not be played before this date.

January 14, 2022

End of THSLL season. Games must be completed by end of day.

April 23, 2022

Districts to submit District Seedings with dates

April 24, 2022

Coaches’ selection committee meeting for Class AA playoffs

April 24, 2022

All-State/All District Selection, District Wrap-up, Team Photo and Rosters due

Wednesday, April 27,2022

All-State, All-District, Honorable Mention posted Wednesday 10 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

AA/AAA nominations, supporting document deadline submission to District Area Chair

Contact Area Chair for deadline

Super Regionals in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio

April 30 & May 1,2022

State Championships

May 7 & 8 ,2022 in Austin

THSLL Executive Board Meeting

July 2022

2023 Season Rule Change Proposal Discussion Due

August 1, 2022

 

 

Posted on September 08, 2021

Hi, the Texas High School Lacrosse League needs your help!

We are a non-profit organization (501c3) that provides an opportunity for high school boys to learn and compete in the sport of lacrosse in a highly structured environment. Because lacrosse is not yet recognized as a school sport by the Texas University Interscholastic League, the THSLL receives no state funding, and depends on team dues for its finances.

Our goal is to provide boys the opportunity to play this great sport in areas outside the current THSLL districts – Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.

We are working with current teams in West Texas, East Texas and South Texas to help them join the THSLL: El Paso, Midland, Amarillo, San Angelo, Lubbock, Abilene, Marshall and Corpus Christi are all working to join, and all are in various stages of development.

We NEED the support of our lacrosse community to help fund our expansion and to grow the sport. Without expansion into areas the THSLL currently does not have teams, the UIL will not give Lacrosse a look at becoming a school sport in Texas.

For more information please reference and share https://www.gofundme.com/f/thsll-expansion

Posted on September 01, 2021

I just wanted to let all know that we are working on the league’s expansion with teams outside the current THSLL districts – Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.We need your help. 

Our goal is to provide boys the opportunity to play this great sport in areas outside the current THSLL districts – Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.

We are working with current teams in West Texas, East Texas and South Texas to help them join the THSLL: El Paso, Midland, Amarillo, San Angelo, Lubbock, Abilene, Marshall and Corpus Christi are all working to join, and all are in various stages of development.
We NEED the support of our lacrosse community to help fund our expansion and to grow the sport. Without expansion into areas the THSLL currently does not have teams, the UIL will not give Lacrosse a look at becoming a school sport in Texas.

We understand that this past year has been financially difficult for many families and businesses within our community, but we remain hopeful that we can work together to support each other and rise above these difficult times.

To give you an idea of what your donations could fund:

  • $35 pays for one player to be insured by USA Lacrosse
  • $50 pays for one coach to be insured by USA Lacrosse, which includes USA Lacrosse Level 1 Coaches' Certification Training
  • $100 buys a case of 100 balls for a program
  • $250 outfits a player with all of his safety gear and a stick
  • $500 Pays league dues for a JV team or a new team joining the league
  • $700 Pays league dues for a varsity team
  • $1,000 outfits a program with a set of 2 goals


In order to reach our goals, we are asking for your support.                                                                                                                            We would greatly appreciate any donation you can provide. Your donation is tax free.

We have set up a fundraiser account on Go fund me: Fundraiser by THSLL BoD : THSLL Expansion! (gofundme.com)

This link will take you directly to our fundraising page dedicated to the league’s expansion.

Much Thanks,

Mike

Mike Ormsby

Texas High School Lacrosse League – Commissioner

E-Mail: mormsby@thsll.org

Cell: 281-924-0300

Posted on August 18, 2021
Posted on August 11, 2021

Pieper High School Head Lacrosse Coach and Program Director

Pieper Warrior Lacrosse is currently seeking a Head Coach and Program Director for the Boy’s & Girl’s program.

Description of the Position Manage and coordinate the operations of the lacrosse high school and youth lacrosse programs; serve as head coach and mentor to the high school athletes on the team.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous experience as a head coaching- program director preferred.
  • Previous lacrosse playing experience required. (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School) 
  • Strong communication and leadership qualities are a must. Specific Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain a culture for the program that supports Pieper HS Athletics Core Values
  • Identify and retain coaching talent.
  • Attend all games and practices
  • Develop and implement an organized, consistent warm-up routine
  • Develop a specific conditioning program and drills and individual expectations outside of practice
  • Ensure all players learn all aspects of the game and have proper opportunities to develop these skills in practice and games
  • Prepare players to play at the next level
  • Manage game-day operations
  • Manage other high school coaches and outside resources (HUDL, team training opportunities, team “parent”, etc.)
  • Communicate important information regarding team news, practice, game changes, etc. to coaches and parents in a timely and professional manner
  •  Coordinate with the league to schedule games and tournaments
  • Organize and manage winter and summer clinics 
  • Maintain a positive/reinforcing attitude toward the team
  • Abide by all club policies Please send a cover letter, current resume, and references to Courtney Patton, Asst Athletic Coordinator, at courtney.patton@comalisd.org
Posted on August 10, 2021

Flower Mound Lacrosse Association Coaching Positions

Available for Sept 2021 - May 2022 : Varsity and JV Assistant Coaches, Face off Coach, Goalie Coach, Youth Coaches.

Flower Mound Lacrosse is seeking a committed and experienced High School Assistant along with part-time positional coaches (Goalie and Faceoff Coach).

 We are looking for coaches who bring knowledge, passion, positive mindset, and a strong Lacrosse background. 

 Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Director in all aspects of the game.
  • Attend all practices and games.
  • Scouting of opponents.
  • Team management during practices.
  • Instill our team motto of care, commit, compete.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Be present at FMLA activities when available.

 

Requirements:

  • Coaching or playing experience at the NCAA or MCLA level
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Passion to mentor young student-athletes.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

 Salary:

  • Competitive based on experience.Please contact Chris Dupree Coachdupree13@gmail.com

 

Posted on August 10, 2021

Plano Lacrosse High School Assistant Coaches and Youth Head Coaches openings 

The Plano Lacrosse Association (PLA) is seeking High School Assistant Coaches & Youth Head Coaches for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 seasons.We are looking for energetic coaches with a strong lacrosse background and acumen who want to teach and mentor young athletes and contribute to the growth of the PLA lacrosse program.

Positions available: • Varsity Assistant Coach • Youth Coaches 3rd-8th grade.

  • Fall program: beginning in mid-August 2021 and ends late November 2021
  • Spring program: beginning in mid-January 2022 and ends late April 2022

Qualifications & Skills:

• Previous lacrosse coaching experience preferred

• Strong leadership abilities

• Complete knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game

• Lacrosse playing experience (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Essential Functions:

• Communication with families and players throughout the season

• Game day planning and management.

• Assist the head coach in all aspects of the program during practice and game day

• Work with Program Director and Varsity Head Coach Tim Labelle to ensure our methodology is consistent

All candidates must be committed to the education and advancement of young men in the program not only as athletes, but as students and young men.

Salary: To be discussed, but competitive based on experience level.

Note: A pre-employment background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Contact for Information: Scott Derouen, PLA President: president@planolacrosse.com

 

Posted on August 10, 2021

North THSLL Member School Programs,

The THSLL Board of Directors is accepting nominations for this important position that represents the North THSLL Member School Programs as a member of the THSLL Board of Directors.  If you or someone you know has an interest in serving in this important voluntary position, please forward a resume and letter of interest in the position to npowers@thsll.org

Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) is the governing body and membership association for boys’ lacrosse teams at the high school level in Texas. The high school level is defined as grades nine through twelve. The THSLL board is comprised of volunteers throughout the state.

THSLL Board is comprised of individuals, including a Commissioner, Vice Commissioner, Treasurer, Secretary, and district coordinators for the Central, North, South, and San Antonio Districts. Each district may contain multiple coordinators depending on the THSLL class demographics of the district. The District Coordinators for each district should work together as a team for the common good of the district and players to relay district issues/topics to the THSLL Board. Member team Coaches will work with district coordinators with regards to specific THSLL inquiries.

Specific Roles / Responsibilities:

  1. Attend regularly scheduled THSLL Board evening conference calls throughout the year twice a month.
  2. Attend a State THSLL Board Meeting each summer.  
  3. Coordinate and Host a Coaches and Administrators meeting each September. (In-person or virtual)
  4. Attend the Annual State THSLL Coaches/Administrators Meeting each fall.
  5. Establish District playoff structure (with assistance from coaches)
  6. Resolution of coaches/league/referee disputes at a district level.
  7. Ensuring / Promoting Safety.
  8. Ensuring / Promoting Sportsmanship.
  9. Ensuring / Promoting THSLL, NCAA and US Lacrosse rules / issues / agenda
  10. Attend State Championship weekend.
  11. Other help as needed and directed by the State Commissioner and THSLL Board
Posted on August 05, 2021

Keller Lacrosse Association - JV Head Coach and HS Assistant coaches  

Keller Lacrosse Association encourages you to consider coaching with us for the upcoming fall and spring seasons.  Keller Lacrosse Association is seeking energetic coaches with a strong knowledge of lacrosse, skill development, and coaching techniques as well as a demonstrated ability to lead and inspire young athletes. In particular, we are looking for a candidate that is positive minded and encouraging that can serve as a role model.

Keller Lacrosse Association was established in 2008 and is one of the fastest growing lacrosse associations in the Dallas/Ft Worth area with over 200 players across various age groups.  Our mission is to help promote and grow the sport of lacrosse for the students in the Keller Independent School District (KISD) and neighboring areas who want to learn and participate in this sport.

Our goal is to develop leadership ability and foster team spirit among the athletes of the Association.  We promote the development of the game of lacrosse in the community by providing an organized, respectful, safe, team-oriented program where players can learn the fundamentals of lacrosse, develop the skills to be competitive in lacrosse, build the characteristics of good sportsmanship and strong character.

Positions available: JV Head Coach (x1) • HS Assistant Coach (X2) (V or JV TBD).

Essential Functions:

●        Represent the Keller lacrosse community in a positive, professional manner at all practices and events.

●        Lead a team of young men and continue to help them grow a love of the sport.

●        Act as a role model and foster an environment of respect, tolerance, integrity, and sportsmanship

●        Be prepared and punctual for all coaching responsibilities

●        Manage game day logistics: lineups, substitutions, strategy 

●        Develop and implement daily practice plans to effectively motivate and train athletes (Head coach role)

●        Work with Varsity Head Coach, Mike Smith, HS Director and Coaching Coordinator to ensure methodology is consistent across teams.

 

Dates September 2021 - April 2022:

●        Fall program: mid-September to November 2021 (1-2 events per week on weekend).  Practice and 1-3 tournaments and/or scrimmages.

●        Spring program: beginning in early January 2021 and ends late April 2021 (approximately 4-5 events per week)

Qualifications & Skills:

●        Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain professional, positive, and respectful relationships with student-athletes, other coaches, officials, parents, and members of the club's board

●        Willing and able to coach within an overall HS system to ensure players are ready for the next level within the program.

●        Remain aware of all legal liabilities related to all athletic activities and ensure a safe environment for all athletes

●        Complete knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game (NCAA and THSLL)

●        Previous lacrosse playing experience (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Stipend: To be discussed, based on experience level. Candidates must pass a state mandated background check and be a US Lacrosse member (provided by Association). Contact for Information: Chris Price, President, Keller Lacrosse Christopher_p1331@yahoo.com, Phone 817-707-7351

Posted on July 19, 2021

The Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association (SCLA) is seeking High School Assistant Coaches & Youth Head Coaches for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for energetic coaches with a strong lacrosse background and acumen who want to teach and mentor young athletes and contribute to the growth of the SCLA lacrosse program.

Positions available:

  • Varsity Assistant Coach
  • JV Assistant Coach
  • Youth Coaches 5th-8th grade.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Previous lacrosse coaching experience preferred
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game
  • Lacrosse playing experience (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Essential Functions:

  • SCLA is looking to hire assistant coaches for HS & Youth head coaches for the fall of 2021
  • Communication with families and players throughout the season
  • Game day planning and management.
  • Assist the head coach in all aspects of the program during practice and game day
  • Working with program director: Bruce Frady to ensure our methodology is consistent

Salary: To be discussed, but competitive based on experience level. Candidates must pass a state mandated background check.

Contact for Information: Bruce Frady, SCLA Program Director: coachfrady@southlakelacrosse.org

 

Posted on July 07, 2021

Lake Travis High School

Lake Travis High School, Austin, Texas is a Division 1 THSLL highly competitive club lacrosse program and ranked top 7 in state.

Summary of Position:

Lake Travis High School, Austin, Texas seeks a Head Coach for Boys Lacrosse who is involved in the community and dedicated to continuing the program in excellence.

Job Details:

Primary role includes but are not limited to:

· Set the standard of excellence for the lacrosse program.

· Organize practices for the Boys Lacrosse program (Varsity & JV).

· Schedule practices and games for the Boys Lacrosse program.

· Develop season long as well as individual game plans.

· Communicating with student-athletes and provide guidance.

· Ensure consistency and relative uniformity in the implementation of and execution of Lacrosse plan.

· Learn and adhere to rules specific to THSLL.

· Advocate on behalf of deserving players eligible for post-season awards/accolades and collegiate scholarships

· Attend district and state coaches’ meetings as required.

· Evaluating performance and providing suitable feedback, balancing criticism with positivity and motivation

· Assess strengths and weaknesses in a participant's performance and identifying areas for further development.

· Make recommendations for assistant coach hiring and retention.

· Provide Top-Down guidance to youth program.

· Collaborate on budgets.

· Involved in Uniform, Equipment, Vendor decisions

· Encouraging participants to gain and develop skills, knowledge, and techniques.

Ensuring that participants always train and perform to a high standard of health and safety.

· Inspiring confidence, and development of character

· Acting as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the people you work with

· Always working to a high legal and ethical standard, particularly in relation to issues such as child safeguarding and health and safety requirements.

Experience:

· Prior years lacrosse coaching and playing experience is required.

· Organization and time management skills.

· Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

· Positive attitude towards student-players, board, parents.

 

Posted on May 12, 2021

Head Boys Lacrosse Coach : Job Description

About St. Michael’s Catholic Academy:

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin, TX, is a Christ-centered, college preparatory learning community, inspiring lives of service, courage, personal integrity, and intellectual curiosity. We are distinguished by our Catholic tradition, a welcoming and diverse community, excellent academic programs and a variety of extracurricular activities.

Summary of Position:

The school seeks a Head Boys Lacrosse Coach who is involved in the community and dedicated to carrying out the mission of the school. This position is a part-time, exempt staff position. This position will report to the Athletic Director. The coach will work seasonally as needed for the sport assigned.

Job Details:

  • Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Organize practices for the Boys Lacrosse program
  • Schedule practices and games for the Boys Lacrosse program
  • Secure registration, transportation and attend all  Boys Lacrosse games
  • Develop season long as well as individual game plans
  • Oversee Volleyball conditioning program
  • Communicating with student-athletes/ parents weekly
  • In charge of uniform inventory and distribution, end of season storage and inventory
  • Ensure consistency and relative uniformity in the implementation of and execution of Lacrosse plan
  • Learn and adhere to rules specific to THSLL
  • Advocate on behalf of deserving players eligible for post-season awards/accolades and collegiate scholarships
  • Attend district and state coaches meetings as required
  • Evaluating performance and providing suitable feedback, balancing criticism with positivity and motivation
  • Assessing strengths and weaknesses in a participant's performance and identifying areas for further development
  • Adapting to the needs and interests of group or individual participants
  • Effectively communicating instruction
  • Demonstrating an activity by breaking the task down into a sequence
  • Encouraging participants to gain and develop skills, knowledge and techniques
  • Ensuring that participants train and perform to a high standard of health and safety at all times
  • Inspiring confidence and self-belief
  • Developing knowledge and understanding of fitness, injury, sports psychology, nutrition and sports science
  • Acting as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the people you work with
  • Working to a high legal and ethical standard at all times, particularly in relation to issues such as child safeguarding and health and safety requirements

Required Experience, Degree, and Skills:

  • Prior years coaching or athletic experience is preferred
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude towards students, staff and faculty. 

Apply online https://csssmca.sentrichr.com/?requisition=63

 

 

Posted on April 27, 2021

 

Flower Mound Youth Coordinator (7/8 Head Coach)

Flower Mound is looking for a 7/8 Head Coach that will direct the youth and their coaches.

This coach will over look the 5/6, 3/4, 1/2 teams and help their coaches in being successful.

Coordinator will also work with the HS coaches to ensure the type of players that are coming up.

 

If interested please email:

Matt Mcquillen- mmcquillen.matt@gmail.com

Posted on January 25, 2021

Thank you to all the teams the responded to the THSLL survey regarding COVID-19. Many of our programs have established comprehensive and detailed COVID 19 plans, however, it remains unclear to some THSLL member programs what preparations have been made regarding COVID-19.  As indicated in our email dated December 23, all teams are required to submit a COVID-19 plan to THSLL. As a minimum, the league is requiring the following:

  1. Masks will be worn at all times by table personnel, trainer(s), coaches, fans, and the site administrator.
  2. Each program must have a screening process for players and coaches in place (ie. temperature checks, symptom questionnaires etc...)
  3. Fans will be required to social distance in the stands or on the side of the field that is designated for fan seating.  Site administrators will be responsible for monitoring this.
  4. Players will follow the more restrictive policy of two competing teams with respect to mask-wearing while playing on the field.  These policies should be exchanged between teams prior to competing. There is a strong possibility that some of our member programs, as required by school policy, will require wearing masks on the sidelines and the field for both teams, including away games. If this requirement is in place, our member programs will be required to comply accordingly
  5. Attendance limitations of the host school facility will be adhered to by both teams competing in any game.
  6. At no time- before, during or after a game, should fans be allowed on the field.  Fans should exit the playing facility immediately after the game ends and wait in their cars for their players.
  7. If a player, coach, or table personnel tests positive within 48 hours of the competition between teams, the program of the positive person is required to notify the opposing program and officials.  HIPPA regulations should be followed.  Additionally, the program with the positive player should notify other programs scheduled to play them within the next seven days.
  8. It is the responsibility of both teams to communicate their COVID-19 protection protocols (wearing masks, temperature checks, etc.) before games. We recommend this information be shared on a game-by-game basis as there is a strong possibility that these policies with change throughout the season. This communication should also include any policies that limit or prohibit fan attendance at your game site. Team COVID-19 policies are posted on team pages.
  9. Teams should review their schedules to ensure that district games are not concentrated towards the end of the regular season. To permit time to reschedule games in the event of cancellations, teams should leave adequate time on their schedule for this possibility.
  10. In the event of game cancellations or rescheduling, the completion of district games takes precedence over non-district games.
  11. The officials will comply with the requirements of the home institution.  However, all officials will bring and wear either a black neck gaiter or a facemask to the game and keep it on during the pre-game activities.  They will wear masks between periods or if speaking with someone up close, such as a member of the table staff; however, officials are not required to run with their neck gator up.  This complies with the NCAA guidelines to date. If a home institution requires more than this, the crew chief will confirm this with the home team’s head coach as part of the game confirmation process, which happens 24-48 hours before the scheduled start of the game

As a resource for reviewing or creating your plan, please see below the US Lacrosse "Return to Play" link along with the "UIL COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Guidelines:

https://www.uslacrosse.org/return-to-play
https://www.uiltexas.org/policy/covid-19/2020-2021-uil-covid-19-risk-mitigation-guidelines

Please also note that there are some good plans that have already been put together. You might ask around to see if you can “borrow” some established plans when putting your plan together. 

Given the unknowns moving forward, we ask teams to remain extremely flexible regarding cancellations and rescheduling of games. The normal start of the season, we hope, should give teams more time to work through any problems they encounter. If a team cannot host a home game due to field availability, perhaps offer your field as an away game to get the game in. These are not normal times, so we need to be resourceful to get through the season as best we can.

Posted on December 15, 2020

 Part-Time Seasonal Position's Available: 

  • JV Head Coach and Assistant Coach Openings

Details: Looking for an energetic coach with a thorough knowledge of lacrosse, skill development, and coaching techniques as well as a demonstrated ability to lead young athletes. In particular, we are looking for a candidate that is positive minded and encouraging that can serve as a role model for high school players and who demonstrates the qualities we would want our players to emulate.  

Start Date: Jan 2022 or the beginning of the spring season - ends May 2022.  (practice and/or games 5 times per week)          

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Previous lacrosse coaching experience exhibiting positive training methods and results
  • Previous experience playing high-level Lacrosse
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain professional, positive, and respectful relationships with student-athletes, other coaches, officials, parents, and members of the club's board
  • Strong leadership presence and ability to maintain high standards of sportsmanship and fair play in all facets of the lacrosse program
  • Remain aware of all legal liabilities related to all athletic activities and ensure a safe environment for all athletes
  • Ability to successfully communicate with

Essential Functions: 

  • Positively represent The Woodlands community and provide appropriate supervision at all times
  • Act as a role model and foster an environment of respect, tolerance, integrity, and sportsmanship
  • Be prepared and punctual for all coaching responsibilities
  • Manage game day logistics: lineups, substitutions, strategy 
  • Development and implement daily practice plans to effectively motivate and train athletes
  • Communicate and collaborate with other HS coaches to ensure program success

www.woodlandslax.com

If interested, email resume to club President: Keith Coleman (twhslax@gmail.com) 

Posted on December 01, 2020

North THSLL Member School Programs,

The THSLL Board of Directors is taking nominations for this important position that represents the North THSLL Member School Programs as a member of the THSLL Board of Directors.  

If you or someone you know has an interest in serving in this important voluntary position please forward a resume and letter of interest in the position to npowers@thsll.org

The responsibilities include one and half hours, participation in a summer executive board meeting, attendance at the annual state meeting, and a state championship in May. The coordinator role description is below:

Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) is the governing body and membership association for boys’ lacrosse teams at the high school level in Texas. The high school level is defined as grades nine through twelve. The THSLL board is comprised of volunteers throughout the state. 

At no time may the number of THSLL board members who are paid and/or who are voting members of THSLL member programs make up more than 49% of the THSLL board.

If at all possible, a THSLL board member will not have a son currently playing lacrosse for a member school.

Whether a conflict exists for Board Members, Advisors, Contractors, or Employees (e.g. State Administrator), other than the Commissioner, shall be determined by the Commissioner.  Whether a conflict exists for the Commissioner, shall be determined by a majority of the THSLL board excluding the Commissioner’s vote.

Summary:

THSLL Board is comprised of 9 individuals, including a Commissioner, Treasurer, Secretary and 6 district coordinators (3 DI and 4 DII) for the Central, North, South, and San Antonio Districts.

The District Coordinators for each district (DI and DII) should work together as a team for the common good of the district and to relay district issues/topics to the THSLL Board.

Coaches / Administrators are responsible/accountable to the District Coordinator with regards to THSLL issues.

Specific Roles / Responsibilities:

  1. Attend State THSLL Board Meeting each summer.
  2. Host a Coaches and Administrators meeting each September.
  3. Attend State THSLL Coaches/Administrators Meeting in September each year which rotates annually between districts.  
  4. Attend regularly scheduled THSLL Board evening conference calls throughout the year twice a month.
  5. Establish District playoff structure (with assistance from coaches)
  6. Resolution of coaches / league / referee disputes
  7. Ensuring / Promoting Safety
  8. Ensuring / Promoting Sportsmanship
  9. Ensuring / Promoting THSLL, NCAA and US Lacrosse rules / issues / agenda
  10. Attend State Championship weekend
  11. Other as needed and directed by the State Commissioner and THSLL Board
Posted on November 17, 2020

 Canyon High School (New Braunfels, TX) Assistant Varsity Coach/Offensive Coordinator

Canyon High School seeks a full-time Lacrosse Coach/Teacher to help continue to grow the school lacrosse program.  Specific duties on top of teaching would include daily practices, weekly/bi-weekly games, and tournaments. The candidate would have direct responsibility and supervision for the varsity practices, and games.  This will be a paid position with benefits.

 If you are interested in obtaining more information, please contact Head Coach, Devan Gallagher at devan.gallagher@comalisd.org.

Posted on November 09, 2020

Youth Lacrosse Coach – several positions available

Plano Lacrosse Association (www.planolacrosse.com), is seeking committed and experienced youth level head and asst. coaches. Applicant coach is expected to be active with the program starting January 2020 through May 2020.   

We are looking for an energetic coach with a strong lacrosse background who wants to teach and mentor young athletes. In addition to a thorough knowledge of lacrosse, skill development, and coaching techniques; candidates should have a demonstrated ability to lead young athletes. In particular, we are looking for a candidate that is positive minded and encouraging.  

The head or assistant coach is responsible for supporting the program in all aspects of the development of the team including: practice planning, implementation of game strategies, team management during practices, scrimmages, and games.

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:

Strong communication skills
Previous youth coaching experience
Available for all practices and games
Previous Lacrosse playing experience preferred (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)
High Lacrosse IQ to be able to teach the players
Candidates must provide references from employers or other lacrosse involved parties
Salary: Competitive and based on experience.
Available January - May
All candidates must be committed to the education and advancement of young men in the program not only as athletes, but as students and young men.

Note: A pre-employment background check will be required as a condition of employment.

You must submit all of the noted documents in order to receive full consideration. Interested candidates please submit resume to president@planolacrosse.com.

Posted on August 02, 2020

Seven Lakes Lacrosse Coaches
Seven Lakes Lacrosse is currently looking to staff coaching positions, Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, and Offensive Assistant Coach.  We are looking for coaches with strong lacrosse backgrounds who want to teach and mentor young athletes.

Qualifications:

  • Prior high school/college lacrosse coaching experience OR prior college lacrosse playing experience with coaching experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of lacrosse, coaching techniques, and skill development
  • High standard of sportsmanship and professionalism
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills needed to develop and maintain positive, respectful relationships with student-athletes.
  • Positive role model to the players
  • Promote development of High School players at all skill levels

Time commitment:

  • Fall: The team practices two times per week and attends one weekend tournament (early-Dec) and possibly one weekend play day (TBD).
  • Spring: The team will either have practices or games an average of five times per week from mid-January to end-April.

Salary:  Competitive based on experience
Club website: www.sevenlakeslacrosse.org

If interested, please email interest or resume to club president: Eric Freeman eric.freeman734@yahoo.com

Posted on June 25, 2020

JV Head Coach/Varsity Assistant

Westside High School Lacrosse is seeking a JV Head Coach to lead development for the Varsity level. Westside is a highly diverse public school in West Houston, TX with an enrollment of 3,000+ students. In 2019, the program had over 35 players, 4 All-star honorable mentions, Head Coach of the Year, and Person of the Year. In 2020, three out of four seniors earned scholarships. The Program receives full athletic support from the school and full support from its booster club and board. www.westhoustonlax.com 

A summary of Duties and Responsibilities includes planning and running practices and games, recruiting players, scheduling, and integration with youth programs. Must have lacrosse playing and coaching experience, strong communication skills, and effective practices in accordance with the program curriculum. Westside HS is 80% non-caucasian and 50% lower income.

Coaching stipend. Additional income opportunities with travel club and private training are available. Full time teaching, teaching assistant, substitute teaching positions may be available in conjunction with the coaching position. HISD teaching salaries start at $52,000/year with full benefits, and you may earn your teaching credentials while receiving a full time teacher salary.

About Houston

Houston is the 4th largest metropolitan city in the US, featuring the Houston Rockets, Texans football, the Astros 2016 World Series Champions, the University of Houston, Rice University, and many other attractions. Houston has one of the top cost of living indices in the US.

 

Contact

Head Coach Mike Song coachmikesong@gmail.com 

Posted on June 25, 2020

Middle School 6-8 Head and Assistant Coaches

West Houston Lacrosse Association is actively recruiting 1-2 full time middle school and youth lacrosse coaches/teachers to lead development of lacrosse in the West Houston area. West Houston Lacrosse currently has two middle school teams feeding Westside High School. The Program wishes to expand growth in its highly diverse community. www.westhoustonlax.com 

A summary of Duties and Responsibilities includes planning and running practices and games, recruiting players, scheduling, and integration with youth programs. Must have lacrosse playing and coaching experience, strong communication skills, and effective practices in accordance with the program curriculum. The ideal candidate will have experience with various cultural backgrounds and a passion for diversity.

Coaching stipend. Additional income opportunities with travel club and private training are available. Full time teaching, teaching assistant, substitute teaching positions may be available in conjunction with the coaching position. HISD teaching salaries start at $52,000/year with full benefits, and you may earn your teaching credentials while receiving a full time teacher salary.

About Houston

Houston is the 4th largest metropolitan city in the US, featuring the Houston Rockets, Texans football, the Astros 2016 World Series Champions, the University of Houston, Rice University, and many other attractions. Houston has one of the top cost of living indices in the US.

Contact

Submit resume and cover letter to Head Coach Mike Song coachmikesong@gmail.com 

Posted on March 08, 2020

The current valid NCAA Lacrosse Rulebook will be used unless a specific modification is listed on this sheet.  Parentheses indicate the section of the NCAA Rulebook, which pertains to the modification.

PLAYING FIELD (1-2)

  • Please visit the US Lacrosse field diagrams for more information. 
  • Home Teams will make all possible efforts to provide a field which meets NCAA specifications as outlined in the section entitled “The Field”, (Rule 1-2 through 1-15).  Local conditions may require field size modifications. 
  • A Unified field can be an alternative to NCAA field requirements. The Unified Field is defined as follows: Field Length- 120 yards, Midfield Area- 40 yards, Restraining Line to Goal Line- 20 yards, Goal Line to End Line – 15 yards, Goal Circle/Crease Radius- 9 feet, Width- 53 1/3 to 60 yards.
  • Required field markings shall be the responsibility of the home team and every possible effort should be made to mark the field accordingly. 
  • Acceptable markings can be in the form of but not limited to paint, chalk, washable paint/chalk, tape, or any other removable material (ex: portable crease). 
  • No penalty shall be assessed for a home team unable to mark a turf playing field, as long as there are existing football markings, due to school or city guidelines.
  • Additionally, it is the responsibility of the home team to notify the visiting team of any known field issues within three days of the scheduled game date.  Both coaches must agree on the field before the game can be played. If the visiting coach does not agree on the modified playing surface, it is the responsibility of both the home and away coaches to come to a compromise, reschedule, or change home/away status with the home team being responsible for official and venue expenses.  Failure to do so should be reported in the game report to the local coordinator for escalation.

LIMIT LINES, SPECTATOR & MEDIA RESTRICTIONS

  • Limit lines are not required; however, spectators and media are not allowed behind the end lines or immediately behind the bench or table areas.
  • The Team benches and table are to be on the opposite side of the field from the spectators. 
  • If the home Team does not move the spectators or team benches to comply with this rule in a reasonable time (as determined by the officials), the home Team receives a non-releasable 3-minute penalty at the start of the game to be served by the in-home player

TEAM SIDELINE POLICY

  • The team box should contain a maximum of 4 coaches in the coaching box in front of the players. 
  • 1 equipment manager and 1 team trainer may be on the team side, but not in the team box.
  • Only players in uniform may be on the sidelines, non-participating players must wear game jerseys.
  • The score table shall not contain more than 5 people, including 3 from the home Team and 2 from the visitors’ team. 
  • The Home Team is the official scorekeeper, spotter, game timer, and penalty timer. The Home Team site administrator has full access to the facility and should have communication with the score table.
  • All spectators shall be on the opposite side of the field from the team benches. 
  • It is the responsibility of the home Team and home Team site administrator to manage the team sideline policy.    It is at the discretion of the officials to assess any game-time penalties resulting from this policy.

LENGTH OF GAME (3-1)

The regulation playing time of a game shall be 48 minutes, divided into (4) 12-minute periods, JV games are (4) 10 minute periods.

NCAA 2020 Rules

  • Shot Clock rule is waived 
  • For the 2022 season, all THSLL programs will be required to implement the visible shot clock requirement.
  • Goal-mouth arc Dive rule is waived

OFFICIALS

The NCAA requirement of three officials is waived for the 2020 season for DIII or JV games. If for some reason the NCAA requirement of three officials is not met by LOA, the DI, DII or DIII game is still an official game. Any game officiated by only one official must be agreed upon by both coaches.

TRAINER

  • THSLL games will not be played without a licensed athletic trainer, team physician or health care professional (hereinafter referred to as “Trainer”) on the sidelines. 
  • Prior to the start of any contest, the Home Team Trainer shall be identified in person to the Table personnel. If the Home Team fails to provide a Trainer due to extenuating circumstances, the game may be rescheduled.
  • If the Home Team trainer is delayed, this will result in a 30 second conduct foul, delay of game.
  • If the Home Team trainer is not present within 5 minutes of game start, the Home Team will be assessed an additional 30 second conduct foul.
  • If the Home Team trainer is not present within 15 minutes of game start, the game may be canceled, and the Home Team is responsible for payment of the officials. If the game is rescheduled, the conduct penalties will carry over to the rescheduled game. 

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

  • The Home Team Site Administrator shall be identified, in person, to the Officials as part of field preparations. 
  • The delayed start of a game due to the field not being ready for play, at the contracted starting time or failure of the home Team Site Administrator to introduce himself/herself to the Officials, will subject the Home Team to a technical foul (6-6q) with the in-home serving 30 seconds and the ball awarded to the visitor to start the game. 
  • The Home Team and Away Team site administrator must check in with the score table, officials and wear the site administrator identifying badge.
  • It is the responsibility of the Home Team and Home Team site administrator to manage the team sideline policy.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT (1-21)

Gloves may vary in color.  Baseball shoes (metal / hard plastic cleats) are not permitted.

SPORTSMANSHIP

  • Sportsmanship rule for all teams participating in a regular season DII or DIII game. At any time during the game there is a 15 goal or more differential there will be a mandatory running clock for the remainder of the game. Traditional penalty time will apply and be kept with stop/starts. The clock will be stopped for official time outs or team time outs.
  • After the running clock has started, if at any time during the remainder of the game the score differential falls below 15 goals, the running clock will still be in effect. 
  • This rule applies to all DII or DIII district or non-district regular season games only. Post-season games and games with DI teams are exempt from this rule. 
  • Under no circumstances shall this rule be waived by coaches or officials. 

GAME BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

  • If the game is stopped by officials for improper behavior on the field or in the stands, the officials will ask the on-site administrator or head coach to control or eject the offending fan from the premises.
  • If the fan is not controlled, or does not leave the premises, the game will be stopped, and the offending team will lose the game.
  • If player (s) is ejected from a THSLL game, the player must leave the site of the THSLL game.  The player may not remain on the sideline or in the stands.  It is up to the Head Coach to comply with these rules or his team will forfeit the game.  (The team of the ejected player is responsible for supervising that player when needed.) 
  • If a player or coach receives 2 unsportsmanlike penalties in a game, the player or coach is automatically ejected from the current game and suspended from the next League game.
  • If a personal foul as per Section 11 occurs at the end of the last game of the THSLL season, as defined in Appendix J, so that the player incurring the foul does not serve penalty time, the penalty will carry over to the Team's next THSLL season game.  If the player has graduated, the in-home shall serve the penalty.
  • A currently suspended or ejected player or coach cannot be in the team’s bench area, anywhere on the sideline, sightline or anywhere in the spectator and must be supervised by the Member Team Program’s leadership. 

 

Article File Attachments: 2020 Appendix A.pdf
Posted on March 08, 2020

Non-Weather Changes

The THSLL member programs shall remain responsible for the payment of fees for making non-weather-related changes to the THSLL schedule. Changes to the schedule are defined as those changes that require the assigner to "re-assign" the officials in the scheduling system and include, but are not limited to, changes in the starting date, time, location, opponent, level of a game, and/or any other reason that requires reassignment, unless notification is given to LOA in accordance with the following time limits and reasons:

  1. Four (4) days or more prior to the scheduled game start time= no fees or administrative charges are payable to either the Officials or the Assigner.
  2. Between 96 hours and 4 hours prior to the scheduled game start time= SO% of the full game fee is due to the Officials (no travel fees though). This does not apply to weather-related changes.
  3. Less than four (4) hours prior to the scheduled game start time= 100% of the full game fee is due to the Officials (no travel fees though).
  4. Officials will submit an invoice/voucher for the game fees directly to the home team of record in the scheduling system.

Weather Related Changes

Weather-related game-day cancellations/suspensions should be made by a phone call to the regional LOAAssigner and Referee assigned to work the game, and THSLL shall reflect the change in the game-scheduling system at least four hours prior to game time so that officials can always check the latest schedule before departing to a game. Game fees and administrative charges for weather-related game-day cancellations/suspensions shall be paid as follows:

  1. More than four (4) hours prior to game start time= No game fees incurred. No travel fees incurred. No administrative fees incurred. This is a simple "rainout" scenario, which does not incur any costs if the required actions are taken in time.
  2. Four (4) hours or less prior to game start time= 100% of each official's highest game fee that was cancelled/suspended. Thus, each official will receive only one game fee (no travel fees though).
  3. If more than one game was affected for the affected officiating crew, each official will be paid for only one game, which is the game with the highest game fee for that official.
  4. Even if officials have arrived at the playing facility or begun to travel to the game, no travel fees are permitted for weather-related cancellations/suspensions, regardless of the timing. A game must have commenced for travel and game fees to kick in.
  5. Officials must submit their invoice/voucher to the home team of record in the game-scheduling system for reimbursement of game fee(s) incurred.
Posted on February 11, 2020

College lacrosse in Prosper! Feb. 14th & 15th.  Come see Big 12 teams battle it out this weekend at Prosper High School. $5 at the gate. If you haven't seen a lacrosse game you don't want to miss this opportunity. Its the fastest game on turf! See the attached schedule. 

Article File Attachments: 2020 Big 12 Lacrosse Flyer.pdf
Posted on January 27, 2020

Episcopal School of Dallas has a coaching opening for a Middle School Coach/JV Assistant Coach 

Please email resume or questions to Head Coach Jay Sothoron

Sothoronj@esdallas.org

 

 

Posted on December 04, 2019
North THSLL Member School Programs,

John Edens will not be continuing in the North DI Coordinator role for the 2020 THSLL Season.  On behalf of the THSLL Board of Directors, we appreciate his commitment to the North THSLL Member School Programs and to the THSLL.

The THSLL Board of Directors is taking nominations for this important position that represents the North DI THSLL Member School Programs as a member of the THSLL Board of Directors.  

If you or someone you know has an interest in serving in this important voluntary position please forward a resume and letter of interest in the position to npowers@thsll.org

The responsibilities include  one and half hours, participation in a summer executive board meeting ,attendance at theannual state meeting and state championship in May. A  description is below:

 

Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) District Coordinator Roles/Responsibilities

Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) is the governing body and membership association for boys’ lacrosse teams at the high school level in Texas.  The high school level is defined as grades nine through twelve.  The THSLL board is comprised of volunteers throughout the state. 

At no time may the number of THSLL board members who are paid and/or who are voting members of THSLL member programs make up more than 49% of the THSLL board.

If at all possible, a THSLL board member will not have a son currently playing lacrosse for a member school.

Whether a conflict exists for Board Members, Advisors, Contractors or Employees (e.g. State Administrator), other than the Commissioner, shall be determined by the Commissioner.  Whether a conflict exists for the Commissioner, shall be determined by a majority of the THSLL board excluding the Commissioner’s vote.

 Summary:

THSLL Board is comprised of 9 individuals, including a Commissioner, Treasurer, Secretary and 6 district coordinators (3 DI and 4 DII) for the Central, North, South, and San Antonio Districts.

The District Coordinators for each district (DI and DII) should work together as a team for the common good of the district and to relay district issues / topics to the THSLL Board.

Coaches / Administrators are responsible / accountable to the District Coordinator with regards to THSLL issues.

Specific Roles / Responsibilities:

1.      Attend State THSLL Board Meeting each summer.
2.      Host a Coaches and Administrators meeting each September.
3.      Attend State THSLL Coaches/Administrators Meeting in September each year which rotates annually between districts.  
4.      Attend regularly scheduled THSLL Board evening conference calls throughout the year twice a month.
5.      Establish District playoff structure (with assistance from coaches)
6.      Resolution of coaches / league / referee disputes
7.      Ensuring / Promoting Safety
8.      Ensuring / Promoting Sportsmanship
9.      Ensuring / Promoting THSLL, NCAA and US Lacrosse rules / issues / agenda
10.  Attend State Championship weekend
11.  Other as needed and directed by the State Commissioner and THSLL Board

Posted on November 06, 2019

Please review the 2020-2022 LOA Contract.

Posted on October 01, 2019

Premier Fall Tournament - McKinney, Texas

Turlaxin is Texas’ premier fall tournament with 200+ boys and girls teams competing. Teams play a minimum of 4 games each in a fun and exciting tournament close to historic downtown McKinney, Texas and DFW airport.

Learn More:  https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2678458

Posted on August 08, 2019

George Ranch High School Lacrosse Club Assistant Coach Position

The George Ranch High School Lacrosse Club (www.grhslacrosse.org), is looking for an energetic coach with a strong lacrosse background who wants to teach and mentor young athletes.

George Ranch is a diverse public high school in Fort Bend County with an enrollment of 2,700 students.  In 2019 the club’s varsity team finished with a 15-3 record, had 7 All-District and 2 Honorable Mention player selections, and sent 5 seniors on to play lacrosse at the collegiate level.  The club has a very engaged parent board and support of the school and school district. 

The assistant coach is responsible for supporting the program in all aspects of the development of the team including: practice planning, implementation of game strategies, recruiting players, team management during practices, scrimmages and games.

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills needed to develop and maintain positive respectful relationships with student-athletes
  • College lacrosse experience as player (NCAA Division I/II/III) is preferred
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Strong leadership presence and presentation skills to motivate high school student-athletes
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Be a positive, but firm role model to all players, instilling self-discipline on and off the field
  • Enforce player code of conduct
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with team members, other coaches, club parent board, school and district staff
  • Available for all practices and game

Applicant coach is expected to be active with the program during the fall and spring season.  Coaching stipend commensurate with experience.  Must past a background check as a pre-condition of employment.  Interested candidates may submit information to grhslax@gmail.com.

Posted on June 26, 2019

Bridge Lacrosse Program Director


The Program Director (full-time) contributes to all aspects of our sports-based youth development programming. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Director provides all organizational and logistical direction to year-round programs for more than 500 youth, in the southern sector of Dallas County. Full job description can be found at https://www.bridgelacrossedallas.org/careers

Primary Responsibilities

• Oversee all daily activities and operations of programming under the direction of the Executive Director and Bridge strategic plan

• Work in collaboration with community partners and supporters to provide the highest level of program quality and support

• Serve as point of contact for all members including parents, youth, volunteers and partners

• Coordinate all operational aspects of programs during the year, which could include:

• Schedule and manage elements of events. such as practices, games, tournaments and workshops

• Maintenance of participant and volunteer databases

• Manage equipment and uniform inventory, ordering, and storage

• Ensure all programming is delivered effectively and at the highest-level of quality and impact

• Develop and manage college access programming in collaboration with the Executive Director

• Research and understand community needs in college preparation

• Maintain relationships with all parties in the development of college access programming

• Organize events and manage timelines for student-athlete needs

• Oversee all elements of volunteer and intern training and maintenance


Skills & Qualifications

• We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual who believes that sports can play a direct role in providing opportunities to youth. The Program Director believes and excels at maintaining meaningful relationships with all members of our organization. Our ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial and can-do spirit in accomplishing the goals and objectives of Bridge. Lastly, the Program Director must have a great sense of humor and spirit in working with kids on a regular basis.

• 2+ years of success within a school, direct-service nonprofit or educational institution

• Experience working in fast-paced, youth-centric organization

• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal

• Exceptional work ethic and ability to take initiative on one’s own to address questions and challenges

• Passion and commitment to improving the quality of opportunities for urban communities

• Organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline focused environment

• Must have the ability to manage multiple projects and individuals simultaneously

• Must be able to manage and comfortably work with large groups of children and/or adults

• Must be able to work nights and weekends, when necessary

• Valid driver’s license and use of personal vehicle required

• Lacrosse coaching background preferred but not required

• Computer knowledge and competency a must (Adobe CC, Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite)

• Bachelor’s Degree in education, childhood development, nonprofit management preferred

• Language skills such as Spanish a plus, experience working with urban youth and/or knowledge of Dallas’ communities and school system a plus

 

Compensation

  • Compensation range of $36,000-$38,000

To Apply

Posted on May 10, 2019

The Travis lacrosse program is seeking a dynamic individual(s) to lead its boys' High School program. In addition to serving as the varsity coach, this person will provide leadership and supervision for the entire program, including a JV team. The program will be entering it’s fifth year, and is set for future success.

Prior coaching experience at the high school level with preferred playing experience with a successful, established college program. Submit resume & contact info to Donald Hughes, Program Director at bazbaliphone@gmail.com

Posted on May 01, 2019

2019 North District Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
This award is intended to recognize the individuals overall coaching performance and contribution.

Andrew Hodgson- Lovejoy, Division II

Matt Mueller- Coppell, Division I

 

Posted on May 01, 2019

 

Please consider coming out to support our 1st every North District JV Championship.  The games will start at 5:00pm and be played at Prosper High School directly after the D2 THSLL Super Regionals on Saturday, May 4th.  This year, teams from McKinney, Southlake, Prosper and Plano West will be featured and compete for the title.  Should be a fun Saturday night, under the lights.  The Championship game will start at 9:00pm. 

 

Posted on April 30, 2019

For more information on the various Super-Regional venues, please see the links below. 

North DII - Prosper High School

Central DI / DII - Georgetown

San Antonio - Saint Mary's Hall

South DI - Kingwood

South DII - Klein Oak High School

Posted on April 22, 2019

North District Division I and Division II end of season coaches meeting

St Marks School of Texas

Sunday April 28th

Division I meeting 2:00 p.m.

Division II meeting 4:30 p.m. 

Posted on April 22, 2019

North Division I Playoff Structure
Each team is only required to play the other teams within the same division. A total of 8 teams will qualify for the District playoffs, the top 4 from each division. The league’s standard tiebreaker rules will apply to determine the top 4 teams in each division and only division games will count for divisional seeding.

The first round of the District Playoffs will consist of the following matchups hosted by the higher seed:
W1 will host E4, W2 will host E3, E1 will host W4 and E2 will host W3
These games will be played on April 29th and April 30th. May 1st is reserved as a weather make-up day.
The winners of these first round games will qualify for the Super Regionals to begin on May 4th. Seeding for the 4 advancing teams in the Super Regional brackets will be based upon head-to-head competition. If there is no head-to-head competition, an annual seeding determination will be used. The initial annual seeding determination will be determined by coin flip. For example, a coin flip will determine who gets the higher seed between E1 and W1 if both teams advance. The loser of the coin flip will get the seed tie breaker for the next year and it will continue to alternate in successive years. The same procedure will apply for a tie between E2 and W2 in the event of no head-to-head competition

Posted on April 05, 2019
 
Prosper Lacrosse head coach Corey Caputo's family has been impacted by this terrible disease. His mother is currently fighting Stage 4 Colon Cancer.  Our lacrosse community is coming together at our next home game on Sunday, April 7th to host a benefit game for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance

 

 
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Posted on March 12, 2019

The THSLL is proud to announce that the 2019 State Championship will be hosted by the McKinney lacrosse program. 

For more information including frequently asked questions please visit the championship page. 

Posted on March 06, 2019

Per the 2019 ruebook, the 2019 DIIallocations have been set as of the team count prior to the season starting.
 

  # of D2
Teams 
% of
Teams

# of
Calculated
Playoff
Spots

Awarded
Spots
North 17 31.5% 5.04 5
Central 15 27.8% 4.44* 5
San Antonio 7 13.0% 2.07 2
South 15 27.8% 4.44* 4
Total 54 100 %   16

*Tie broken by board vote after coordinator discussion

Details regarding the Division II Allocation process can be found in section 19.4 of the rulebook. 

Posted on February 08, 2019

Ray Martin has resigned as the THSLL Commissioner. Joe Donoghue, the current South District Division I Coordinator will serve as the interim Commissioner until a Commissioner is selected this summer. Mike Ormsby, the current South District Division II Commissioner will serve as interim Vice Commissioner. 

Posted on February 08, 2019

Prosper High School Big 12 Classic

Tickets: $5 at the gate
Feb. 15, 16, 17th at Prosper High School

The BIG 12 Classic returns to Prosper to Prosper High School for an actioned packed weekend of college lacrosse. For a second straight year, OU, OSU, WVU, Baylor and Texas Tech compete for bragging rights and a chance to take home The Cup.
 
Friday games at 8:00pm feature WVU vs OU and OSU vs Baylor.
 
On Saturday, OU takes on OSU at 10:30am, WVU vs Baylor at 1:00pm, OU vs Texas Tech at 3:30pm and Baylor vs Texas Tech at 8:00pm.
 
Games close out on Sunday morning when WVU takes on OSU at 10:30am.
 
Don't miss out!
Posted on February 07, 2019

The THSLL Board of Directors recently re-evaluated the policy regarding the live streaming of regular season games. Effective immediately the THSLL will allow for teams and/or contracted third-parties to live stream all regular season/district championship games without prior approval being required from the Board of Directors.  
 
Live streaming will be allowed as long as the following is adhered to during the THSLL game:

  • Member programs may hire commercial entities to live stream their games.
  • Member programs must notify the opposing team that they intend to live stream their game (however, no permission to do so by the other team is required).
  • Commercial entities may not sell any broadcast of a live or recorded THSLL games, except as agreed upon in writing by the THSLL OR a member program.
  • Commercial entities may not charge viewers for a live broadcast of a THSLL game.
  • Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, firearms, illegal substances, sexually inappropriate content, or political advertising may not be part of any portion of the stream or streaming website.
  • There will be no interruption of the normal progress of a THSLL game.
  • All promotion spots, other advertising, and contest broadcasts must be impartial and in no way promote or influence rivalries or inappropriate behavior on the part of contestants, students, or other observers.  
  • Criticism of the performance of students, coaches, fans, league, THSLL Board of Directors, and/or officials is not permitted.  
  • Streaming personnel is not granted automatic access to the field/press box/parking/etc. The streaming provider should request and work with the home team prior to the game if accommodations are requested. 
  • The THSLL logo may not be used in the stream. 
  • The THSLL will coordinate the streaming of the Division I and II super-regionals and State Championship games. Providers may email streaming@thsll.org if interested in streaming those games

 THSLL reserves the right to adjust this policy as needed based on unforeseen situations that may arise. 
 

Posted on January 24, 2019

The Patriot Cup returns to SMU Ford Stadium for its 11th annual day of lacrosse on March 2, 2019. The event will feature a full day of lacrosse including Division 1 powerhouses Ohio State vs Marquette at 12pm!

The other days games are MCLAs SMU vs Arkansas as well as St. Marks HS vs Austin High and Highland Park vs Frisco.

Buy Tickets

Posted on January 03, 2019

The march to a great season and state championship starts soon. Dick’s Sporting Goods is a proud sponsor of Texas High School Lacrosse League. 
 
On Saturday & Sunday, January 12th & 13th all coaches, players and families are invited to save 20% off your total transaction throughout the store at our Texas Locations. 
 
Talk with an associate in-store and save 20% off on our expanded inventory online and have it shipped to you directly. Save on what you need to coach, play and watch all the games this season.
 
Every Season Starts At Dick’s Sporting Goods.
 
Save Throughout The Year using these links/coupons!

THSLL Lacrosse 2019 Team Packet Coupon (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019)

THSLL Community 2019 Team Packet Coupon (January 1, 2019 -  December 31, 2019)


 

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Posted on December 05, 2018

Georgetown Gateway College Preparatory School            

LAX Full-Time Head Coach/Teacher, Middle School Program

and

LAX Full-Time Assistant Coach/Teacher, High School Program

Georgetown, TX

Head Coach/Teacher – Middle School Program: Gateway College Prep School seeks a full-time middle school Head Lacrosse Coach/Teacher to continue to grow the middle school lacrosse program.   The coach will also be a teacher with a certificate in either Social Studies or Athletic Trainer to teach a sports medicine class.   

Asst. Coach/Teacher – High School Program: Gateway College Prep School seeks a full-time high school Assistant Lacrosse Coach/Teacher to continue to grow the lacrosse program.   The coach will also be a teacher with either a certificate in either Social Studies composite 8-12, or a Licensed Athletic Trainer to teach a sports medicine class.  

Compensation: Full time teacher salary with Texas Teacher Retirement Systems benefits plus coach stipend.   This coach will be given an athletic period each school day to coach lacrosse and only lacrosse.

Gateway College Preparatory School is a K – 12 public charter school with 1,200 students currently enrolled (350 in high school that will grow to 500) located on 40 acres in Georgetown, TX and just north of Round Rock.   The school has its own synthetic and natural grass lacrosse fields with grandstands.  Gateway does not offer a football program and is totally committed to field lacrosse teams from elementary through high school. The lacrosse coaches only coach lacrosse year round.

The successful candidate must have experience playing lacrosse at the college level or at the high school level for at least three years with prior coaching experience.

Please submit your resume and credential to Richard N. Rickey, Athletic Director.  Richard.rickey@orendaeducation.org.   You may learn more about the school and lacrosse program at www.gatewaycps.org.

 

 

Posted on November 26, 2018

Please see the attached 2019 season LOA contract.

Posted on October 27, 2018

North District State Meeting

St. Marks School of Texas

10600 Preston Rd. Dallas, Tx. 75230

Tuesday, November 6th

6:30 pm

 

Posted on September 25, 2018
Part-Time Seasonal Position's Available: 
  • Varsity Offensive coordinator
  • Varsity Assistant Coach- Run substitution box, Work with goalies and F/O men 
  • JV Head Coach 
  • MS Coach
Purpose: The Episcopal School of Dallas is has multiple lacrosse positions available for the spring of 2019. Looking for energetic coaches with a strong lacrosse background who want to teach and mentor young athletes and contribute to the growth of the ESD lacrosse program. Candidates should have demonstrated ability to lead young athletes, and have a thorough knowledge of lacrosse, skill development, and coaching techniques. Must attend all practices and competitions and manage aspects of the program assigned by the varsity head coach.

Qualifications & Skills:
  • Previous lacrosse coaching experience preferred
  • Previous college lacrosse playing experience required for High School Coaching positions
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game
  • Ability to successfully communicate with student-athletes, parents and members of the ESD athletic department
  • Strong leadership and coaching presence
Essential Functions: 
  • Positively represent The Episcopal School of Dallas, along with appropriate supervision at all times
  • Be on time to all required coaching responsibilities
  • Manage game day logistics- lineups, substitutions, strategy 
  • Development and implement daily practice plans.
  • Extended game responsibilities dependent on schedule.
  • Encourage and train the participants of the MS boys lacrosse team (Grades 7 & 8) - MS Coaching Position only

 Contact for Information: Jay Sothoron, Head Boys Lacrosse Coach. Email: sothoronj@esdallas.org

Posted on May 27, 2018
Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Program and Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Coach

Southlake Lacrosse Association is accepting applications for a Program Director & Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Coach. The Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association was founded in 2000.  Since then the sport has grown exponentially, offering developmental and competitive programs for youth boys in kindergarten through High School, at the most competitive levels.  This includes teaching individual fundamental skills, the essentials of team play, proper physical conditioning, a competitive atmosphere, and most importantly, good sportsmanship.  Through our coaching staff and volunteers, the Southlake lacrosse program fosters self-discipline, accountability, respect for others, and a commitment to excellence on and off the field. The SCLA mirrors the Southlake community pride of all Dragons.

Position: Program Director & Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach
Season: Fall 2018/Spring 2019 with multi-year opportunity
District/Division: Southlake, TX. North District / Division 1

Qualifications: 
  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. College lacrosse experience as player (NCAA Division I/II/III) is preferred.
  3. Previous coaching and/or playing at the NCAA Division I/II/III level or higher.
  4. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills needed to develop and maintain positive, respectful relationships with student-athletes.
  6. Strong leadership presence and presentation skills to motivate high school student-athletes.
  7. Excellent organizational skills.
  8. Ability to collaborate effectively with team members and support staff within the SCLA.
  9. Strong vision for developing a grass roots feeder system down to JV and middle school level.
  10. Previous experience selecting and recruiting assistant coaches and lower level head coaches.
  11. A passion for the game and commitment to the Southlake community core values.
 
Responsibilities: 
  1. Develop overall program curriculum for youth and middle school levels.
  2. Develop an overall strategy to compete for a State Championship at the Varsity level.
  3. Train and develop student-athletes and increase overall lacrosse acumen.
  4. Develop team practice plans and competition strategies including off season strength training.
  5. Represent the men’s lacrosse program at various community events.
  6. Be a positive, but firm role model to all players, instilling self-discipline on and off the field.
  7. Communicate, implement, and enforce player code of conduct.
  8. Communicate effectively and collaborate with players, parents, & the SCLA Board on program development, scheduling, player recruitment, volunteer support, player discipline, and program policies.
  9. Comply with league rules and maintain a positive working relationship with the league.
  10. Be visible, accessible, and supportive of the SL Lacrosse Youth coaches, players, and program (K-8th grade).
  11. Foster open communication and growth plans with players.
  12. Offer and support recruiting opportunities for interested and eligible student-athletes in pursuit of their goals to play lacrosse at the collegiate level.
Salary: Commensurate with experience, but negotiable. Performance-based bonus available if certain criteria are met.

Deadline to Apply: 30 June 2018

Submit Resume & Contact Information: Mike Jaeger at michaeljaeger@hotmail.com
 
Posted on May 25, 2018
Keller Lacrosse Association
Varsity High School Assistant Coach, Boys’ Lacrosse DI and DII
 
The mission of Keller Lacrosse Association (KLA), a 501(c)3 non-profit entity, is to provide lacrosse programs and opportunities to students grades 1 through 12 in the Keller, TX area and the surrounding schools in the Keller Independent School District.  KLA has a focus on serving the community while growing the game.  We are looking for an individual with the vision, leadership, and organizational skills to successfully implement our mission and encourage a positive culture through all KLA teams.
 
There are multiple immediate openings for Assistant High School Coach, Boys’ Lacrosse. DI and DII
 
Position Responsibilities:
  • Assist Head Coach for the Keller HS Lacrosse DI or DII team in multiple areas including but not limited to League meetings, team schedules, training programs, and practice schedules
  • Attend all practices (5x/week) in spring program
  • Attend and manage all games (14x/season) including facilities and team needs
  • Communicate and enforce Player Code of Conduct
  • Work with Team Manager and the other KLA HS Coaching staff
  • Assist in off-season program for entire organization (10 weeks)
  • Participate in KLA Board of Directors meetings as a non-voting member when needed
  • Assist with scholarship opportunities for exceptional college-bound players (experienced coach plays a role with knowing college programs)
  • Be familiar with and comply with all rules and regulations of the League
  • Work collaboratively to train and develop coaches for the Youth and Bantam programs
  • Work collaboratively to further develop and grow the entire KLA program
 
Qualifications:
  • Experience playing and coaching lacrosse (3-5+ years coaching preferred)
  • Skilled in positive training and instructing Lacrosse
  • Strong commitment to Student Athletes
  • Ability to work collaboratively with KLA community and KISD staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to pass background check
  • CEP Certification preferred
  • CPR Certification preferred
 Salary: 
  • Commensurate with experience, but negotiable.Performance based bonus available if certain criteria are met 
Deadline to Apply: June 30, 2018
  • If interested please contact either Barb Owen () or Mike Biedermann ().
Posted on May 25, 2018
Keller Lacrosse Association
Varsity High School Head Coach, Boys’ Lacrosse DII
 
The mission of Keller Lacrosse Association (KLA), a 501(c)3 non-profit entity, is to provide lacrosse programs and opportunities to students grades 1 through 12 in the Keller, TX area and the surrounding schools in the Keller Independent School District.  KLA has a focus on serving the community while growing the game.  We are looking for an individual with the vision, leadership, and organizational skills to successfully implement our mission and encourage a positive culture through all KLA teams.
 
There is an immediate opening for Varsity High School Head Coach, Boys’ Lacrosse. DII
 Position Responsibilities:
  • Head Coach for the Keller HS Lacrosse DII team
  • Represent KLA at all League Meetings
  • Develop and manage team schedule
  • Attend all practices (5x/week) in spring program
  • Attend and manage all games (14x/season) including facilities and team needs
  • Communicate and enforce Player Code of Conduct
  • Work with Team Manager and the other KLA HS Coaching staff
  • Assist in off-season program for entire organization (10 weeks)
  • Work collaboratively to further develop and grow the entire KLA program
  • Work collaboratively to prepare and implement training program and practice plans for all KLA teams
  • Recruit Assistant Coaches;
  • Participate in KLA Board of Directors meetings as a non-voting member when needed
  • Assist with scholarship opportunities for exceptional college-bound players (experienced coach plays a role with knowing college programs)
  • Be familiar with and comply with all rules and regulations of the League
  • Work collaboratively to train and develop coaches for the Youth and Bantam programs
 
Qualifications:
  • Experience playing and coaching lacrosse (5+ years coaching preferred)
  • Skilled in positive training and instructing Lacrosse
  • Strong commitment to Student Athletes
  • Ability to work collaboratively with KLA community and KISD staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to pass background check
  • CEP Certification preferred
  • CPR Certification preferred
Salary: 
Commensurate with experience, but negotiable.Performance based bonus available if certain criteria are met.
Deadline to Apply: June 30, 2018
  • If interested please contact either Barb Owen () or Mike Biedermann (Biedermann.mg@Gmail.com).
Posted on May 13, 2018

The Dallas Rattlers in support of the strategic relationship with the THSLL are giving the 2018 THSLL DII & DI State Championship winning teams (players and coaches) free tickets to their May 19th game against the Atlanta Blaze.  Parents, friends, and THSLL fans can purchase discount tickets to this THSLL Fundraiser game as well at https://groupmatics.events/event/Texashigh.
 
The teams will be honored on the field before the National Anthem on May 19th!   Come out and support them, the THSLL, the Dallas Rattlers, and the American Cancer Society.
 
Thank you Dallas Rattlers for your continued support of the THSLL through ticket giveaways, the THSLL Fundraiser on May 19th, and all your activities in support of Texas lacrosse!

Posted on May 13, 2018

The Village School in West Houston is currently looking for Lacrosse coaches for MS and HS teams.

The prospective coach can be hired either as an elementary/middle/high school PE coach that also coaches Lacrosse, or can be taken on as a contract coach that has a normal full-time job and comes after school to coach Lacrosse.
Interested parties should contact Judi Klausmeyer, the Athletic Director at the Village School.

The Village School
13051 Whittington Drive
Houston, Tx. 77077

klausmeyer@thevillageschool.com

281.496.7900

www.thevillageschool.com

Posted on April 13, 2018

North Division I Playoff Structure
The following playoff procedures for the North District DI Varsity teams were adopted by the North DI Coaches this past fall. With the addition of 4 teams to the DI ranks for the 2018 season, the District was divided into 2 divisions by regional location within the District, East and West. Each team is only required to play the other teams within the same division. A total of 8 teams will qualify for the District playoffs, the top 4 from each division. The league’s standard tiebreaker rules will apply to determine the top 4 teams in each division and only division games will count for divisional seeding.

The first round of the District Playoffs will consist of the following matchups hosted by the higher seed:
W1 will host E4, W2 will host E3, E1 will host W4 and E2 will host W3
These games will be played on April 30th/May 1st (May 2nd is reserved as a weather make-up day)
The winners of these first round games will qualify for the Super Regionals to begin on May 5th. Seeding for the 4 advancing teams in the Super Regional brackets will be based upon head-to-head competition. If there is no head-to-head competition, an annual seeding determination will be used. The initial annual seeding determination will be determined by coin flip. For example, a coin flip will determine who gets the higher seed between E1 and W1 if both teams advance. The loser of the coin flip will get the seed tie breaker for the next year and it will continue to alternate in successive years. The same procedure will apply for a tie between E2 and W2 in the event of no head-to-head competition.
 

Posted on April 09, 2018

THSLL District Advisory Committees
 
The THSLL Board of Directors is excited to announce the THSLL Advisory Committee Members have voted in the founding members of the THSLL District Advisory Committees. They are as follows:

Central District:
Erinn O'Harra DI Round Rock High School Head Coach
Josh Blumenthal DII St Andrews High School Head Coach
Noel Breger DII Gateway High School Head Coach
  
North District:
Jeff Roberts DI North Coppell Head Coach
Kevin Gould DII North Past Plano Board President
Jack Fisher DII North Greenhill Head Coach
Nathan Farabee DII North Plano East Head Coach
  
South District:
Ed Torriero DI Ridge Point Head Coach
Greg Menephee DII South District Committee Past Bellaire School Sponsor
Bruce Roloff DII South Klein Board Member Past Head Coach
Matt Carr DII South St. Pius X Head Coach
  
San Antonio District:
 Devan Gallagher Canyon Head Coach
 
We would like to thank them for volunteering for the THSLL District Advisory Committees!
The THSLL Board of Directors and the THSLL Advisory Committee will be scheduling initial THSLL District Advisory Committee conference calls within the next four weeks.  During those calls the committee members will begin to discuss and take action on the assigned 2018 THSLL Season due diligence.
 
Stay tuned for updates from the THSLL Board of Directors, the THSLL Advisory Committee, and the four THSLL District Advisory Committees as we all take on the task of completing the assigned 2018 THSLL Season due diligence.

THSLL Advisory Committee
Bill Cafferata & Tom Keaton from the Central District,
Hayward Lee & Rich Moses from the North District,
Blake Skinner & Michael Brand from the San Antonio District,
David Cohn & Matt Eaglin from the South District

Posted on April 09, 2018
North District Division II Playoff System

The teams in the three North DII divisions will play their required minimum seven division games by the end of the regular season, Friday April 27th.  The division games will be designated as “District” games on the THSLL schedule. However, if a game is mis-designated, it will not affect a team's eligibility provided the required games have been played. Required games include every team in your division plus at least one team from the other two divisions (7 total minimum). This means some teams may have more than 7 games designated as district games, but it will not affect your ranking since playoff positions are determine by coaches vote only. The team in each division with the best record against teams in their own division will be that division’s champion.
RPI* and SOS** scores will be calculated for each team based on their District games and will be provided to the coaches at our North DII post season meeting on APRIL 28th (time and place TBD). All games played against DII North opponents will be included in the RPI or SOS calculations. Coaches will stack rank the other teams, not ranking their own team. 

We have five slots this year for the THSLL DII Post Season, our top ten teams will play a one-game playoff (1-10, 2-9, 3-8, 4-7, 5-6) on April 30th or May 1st. May 2nd is reserved for rain delay makeup games.  We will seed the winning teams based on the stack rank done previously, and the teams will advance in that order to the THSLL DII Post Season.
*  To calculate RPI (Rating Percentage Index), divide the sum of all opponents' win percentages, excluding those games played against the team for which RPI is being calculated, by the total number of opponents.  Opponents' opponents' win percentage is the average winning percentage of a team's opponents' opponents.  (RPI = (WP * 0.25) + (OWP * 0.50) + (OOWP * 0.25)) 
** To calculate SOS (Strength of Schedule), determine the cumulative won/loss records of the team's opponents and the cumulative won/loss records of the teams' opponents' opponents.
Posted on March 03, 2018
Per the 2018 ruebook, the 2018 D2 allocations have been set as of the team count prior to the season starting.
 
  # of D2
Teams 1/1
% of Teams # of Calculated
Playoff Spots
Awarded Spots
North 15 28.3% 4.53 5
Central 14 26.4% 4.23 4
San Antonio 7 13.2% 2.11 2
South 17 32.1% 5.13 5
Total 53 100 %    

Details regarding the Division II Allocation process can be found in section 19.4 of the rulebook. 
Posted on March 03, 2018

The THSLL Board of Directors is excited to announce we have voted in the founding members of the THSLL Advisory Committee.  
Bill Cafferata & Tom Keaton from the Central District,
Hayward LeeRich Moses from the North District,
Blake SkinnerJosh Acut from the San Antonio District,
David Cohn & Matt Eaglin from the South District.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted their name for consideration for the THSLL Advisory Committee.  With their permission, we will place their names on the list to be considered for membership on the THSLL District Advisory Committees.  Any other present or past coach or board president that would like to volunteer can still do so and should send an email to Nancy Powers expressing an interest by 3/10/2018.
The THSLL Board of Directors and the THSLL Advisory Committee will have a kick-off conference call within the next three weeks.  During that call we will consider all the names on the volunteer list, and vote in four members for each THSLL District Advisory Committee.

Stay tuned for updates from the THSLL Board of Directors on the THSLL Advisory Committee and the four THSLL District Advisory Committees as we all take on the task of completing the assigned 2018 THSLL Season due diligence.

Posted on March 01, 2018

North District All-Star Game -Sponsored by T99
June 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Jesuit School of Dallas, 12345 Inwood Rd. Dallas, Tx. 75244

Game Rosters consist of North District All State and All District Players.


Link to Weekend Playlist for THSLL All-Star Game on Saturday & T99 All-Star Game on Sunday:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4trh69272vBTti06zWG_9brHrX-KJj_I

Posted on February 21, 2018



The THSLL & Game On Sports Productions are excited to announce a strategic partnership for live streaming of 2018 THSLL Regular Season District games & Post-Season games.
 
Game On Sports Productions is an Addison, Texas based production company with a major focus on youth sports.  Its owner, Fred Garner, is an experienced production industry executive with a diverse professional production portfolio including ABC Monday Night Football, ESPN, ABC Sports, CNN, a presidential campaign, and The World Cup.
 
Game On Sports Productions, with clients in the private schools and public ISDs and the larger youth leagues in Highland Park, University Park, Dallas proper, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, and Prosper, operates with two things in mind – “What We Do, Makes, What You Do, LIVE FOREVER” and “You Leave It All On the Field, We'll Get it All On Film!”.
 
Game On Sports Productions and the THSLL will be live streaming select 2018 THSLL Regular Season District Games of the Week in March & April, select 2018 THSLL District Playoff games, 2018 THSLL Super Regionals Weekend games on May 5th & 6th, and State Championship Weekend games on May 12th & 13th.
 
The selection process for determining which District Games of the Week and District Playoff games will be live streamed will start with Division I & II teams submitting their District home games they would like to have considered for live streaming by February 25th and will culminate with a lottery on February 28th based on District teams & District games percentages, and will include consideration for THSLL fan recommendations via Twitter, Live Streaming Advertising/Sponsorships, and Games On Sports Productions crew availability.
 
Live Streaming Advertising/Sponsorship opportunities are available and THSLL profits from them will be utilized to offset the costs associated with putting on the 2018 THSLL State Championship Weekend.  There are Live Streaming Advertising/Sponsorship packages available to accommodate most advertising and/or sponsorship budgets, and details and contacts for them can be found at http://thsll.org/sponsorships.
 
The 2018 THSLL Season, our 30th, is sure to be another exciting season of Texas High School Lacrosse!  And, with Game On Sports Productions live streaming 2018 THSLL games, more fans than ever will have the opportunity to watch and experience the quality, competitive lacrosse we have all come to appreciate in the THSLL.
 
 

Posted on February 04, 2018
As you know, the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) is an all-volunteer membership driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, led by the THSLL Board of Directors who have management and oversight responsibility for Texas boys’ high school lacrosse in the THSLL Spring Season. The principles and rules applied by the THSLL Board of Directors through the TSLA, Inc. Bylaws and the current THSLL Rulebook were developed, and have evolved, in conjunction with the membership of the THSLL over the past 30 years.

The THSLL Board of Directors recognizes that the due diligence required to successfully evolve the organization to maximize and sustain the growth and quality of boys’ high school lacrosse across the State of Texas is an effort that needs the involvement of current and past leaders of the THSLL. Recognizing the importance of this due diligence and this requirement, the THSLL Board of Directors discussed at the most recent THSLL Annual meetings our intention and commitment to establish two advisory committees to assist us with this effort.

Towards that end, we are excited to announce that the THSLL Board of Directors has modified the TSLA, Inc. Bylaws to include a Vice Commissioner role, and has established the structure and role of new THSLL committees – the THSLL Advisory Committee and the THSLL District Advisory Committee. And, we are ready to act on our commitment, and involve you, the THSLL Member School programs in that effort!
The THSLL Advisory Committee will be comprised of one current or past THSLL Member School Program Board President and one current or past Head Coach from each of the THSLL Districts, the THSLL Commissioner, the most recent Past THSLL Commissioner, and the THSLL Vice Commissioner who will serve as Chairman. The THSLL District Coordinators will make committee member nominations, and the THSLL Board of Directors will approve the THSLL Advisory Committee members with a majority vote by 1/31/2018.

The THSLL Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference at least six times per year, including at least once in February, March, April, and May. The term for committee members will be two years, with a limit of two terms. Members can be added and removed with a majority vote of the THSLL Board of Directors. Each committee member will sign an agreement that outlines and defines their roles and responsibilities, and their commitment to be bound by the TSLA, Inc. Bylaws and the current THSLL Rulebook.

The THSLL Advisory Committee and the THSLL Board of Directors will form a THSLL District Advisory Committee in each of the Districts comprised of two current or past THSLL Member School Program Board Presidents and two current or past Head Coaches, along with the THSLL District Coordinators. The THSLL District Advisory Committee members will be nominated by the THSLL Advisory Committee members and the THSLL District Coordinators, and along with the THSLL Board of Directors, will vote in the members of each THSLL District Advisory Committee with a majority vote by 2/15/2018.

The THSLL Advisory Committee representatives from a District will co-chair the THSLL District Advisory Committee in their District, with oversight by the District Coordinators. The THSLL District Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference at least six times per year, including at least once in February, March, April, and May. The term for committee members is two years, with a limit of two terms. Members can be added and removed with a majority vote of the THSLL District Committee or with a majority vote of the THSLL Board of Directors. Each committee member will sign an agreement that outlines and defines their roles and responsibilities, and their commitment to be bound by the TSLA, Inc. Bylaws and the current THSLL Rulebook.

Each THSLL District Advisory Committee will collaborate with the THSLL Advisory Committee providing input and feedback for their meetings, including soliciting input from, and providing feedback back to, the THSLL Member School Programs.

The THSLL Advisory Committee will be tasked by the THSLL Board of Directors with league due diligence that has statewide implications, and will provide recommendations developed in collaboration with the THSLL Board of Directors, the THSLL District Advisory Committees, and the THSLL Member School Programs, for consideration by the THSLL Board of Directors at its Summer Executive Board Meetings.

The first due diligence assigned to the THSLL Advisory Committee will be review and analysis of the current THSLL Philosophy and Foundation Principles, and League Structure, and will be done in collaboration with the THSLL Board of Directors, and each THSLL District Advisory Committee and the THSLL Member School Programs. The outcome of that due diligence will be development of recommendations that the THSLL Board of Directors will consider at the THSLL Summer Executive Board Meeting. The THSLL Board of Directors will review the recommendations to determine if they support the purpose, growth, quality, and success of the THSLL, and if so, decide how they should be presented to the THSLL Member School Programs for possible implementation, in part or in entirety, and in what timeframe.

The THSLL Board of Directors will consider the THSLL Advisory Committee recommendations, formulate them into one or more proposals and vote on them, and if approved by a super majority vote of the THSLL Board of Directors, present them as agenda items prior to and at the THSLL Annual Meetings for consideration and adoption by a super majority vote of the THSLL Member School Programs.

Annually, the THSLL Advisory Committee will receive input and feedback from the THSLL Member School Programs and the THSLL Board of Directors, and be tasked with due diligence by the THSLL Board of Directors that has statewide implications, and be asked to follow the above process for providing recommendations to the THSLL Board of Directors for consideration at the THSLL Summer Executive Meetings.

Through this membership driven due diligence and ongoing collaborative effort the THSLL Board of Directors believes the THSLL will continue to evolve and successfully meet the needs of the Texas boys’ high school lacrosse community for years to come.
Posted on October 04, 2017
Coaches and Program Directors,

By way of introduction, my name is Owen Lancaster and I am the President of McKinney Lacrosse Club.  As you may know, we host an annual tournament every fall that has become the biggest youth lacrosse tournament in the North Texas region with over 40 youth girls teams and 70 youth boys teams. 

This will also be our first year to host a HS boy’s tournament (Oct 14-15) for both varsity and JV.

If you have not already finalized your plans for the fall, we would love to have you consider our tournament as a great opportunity to play games against programs you don't play on a regular basis.  

We work with traveling teams and schedule games in such a way that you could participate and only spend one night (Sat) in hotels, where possible, and can make suggestions for local hotels, restaurants, etc. 

Below is a link to our registration.

https://mckinneylacrosse.sportngin.com/register/form/648472246

Owen Lancaster, President, McKinney Lacrosse Club. 469 222 3299

Posted on August 14, 2017

The 2018 Patriot Cup benefitting HEADstrong will be on February 17, 2018 at The Star in Frisco.  

This year's line up is 
12 pm: Yale vs Villanova
3 pm Arkansas vs SMU 
6 pm Texas vs OU 

We are extremely excited to have top level Division 1 lacrosse as well as fantastic local MCLA matchups. Please come out for some great lacrosse and to help support those that are fighting cancer. Tickets will go on sale soon!

 

 

Posted on June 11, 2017
Welcome to the official twitter site for the THSLL North District DI, DII, & DIII. Follow for the latest news and updates. https://twitter.com/THSLL_North
 
Posted on June 02, 2017

8 pm Update-
The North District All Star Games have been rescheduled to
Saturday, June 3rd.
Jesuit High School, 12345 Inwood Rd,  Dallas, TX 75244
Turf Field

DII Game 6:00 pm.
DI Game 6:50 pm.

https://twitter.com/texas_lacrosse


4pm Update - Both D1 and D2 games have been cancelled due to weather. A decision will be made by 8pm on if the games can be made up during T99 on Saturday. 

The THSLL North District DII All Star game will start at 5:00 pm on June 2nd, with two 20-minute running halves and a 5-minute half-time. 

The THSLL North District DI game will start as soon as the DII game is over, approximately 5:45-6:30 pm. 

Please arrive one hour before your game starts and check in with Nancy Powers.

THSLL North District DII & DI All Star Game Rosters will be part of the T99 coaching packet for the T99 coaches.

Players should wear their THSLL Team shorts and helmets.  You will be assigned an All-Star jersey to wear during your game, and you may keep it.

The games will be played on fields 7 and 9. The parking lot is Lot U.

http://www.utdallas.edu/administration/download/Parking_Map.pdf

Don’t forget to invite your friends and family to come out and see you play one more time this year!

 

Posted on May 01, 2017
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Posted on March 13, 2017

North District Division II Playoff System

The teams in the four North DII divisions will play their required minimum eight division games.  The division games will be scheduled and designated as “District” games on the THSLL schedule.  The team in each division with the best record against teams in their own division will be that division’s champion.

RPI* and SOS** scores will be calculated for each team based on their District games, and will be provided to the coaches at our North DII post season meeting.  Games played beyond the District games will not be included in RPI or SOS calculations.  Coaches will stack rank the other teams, not ranking their own team. 

We have six slots for the THSLL DII Post Season, our top twelve teams will play a one-game playoff (1-12, 2-11, 3-10, 4-9, 5-8, 6-7) on May 1st or May 2nd.  May 3rd is reserved for rain delay makeup games.  We will seed the winning teams based on the stack rank done previously, and the teams will advance in that order to the THSLL DII Post Season.

*  To calculate RPI (Rating Percentage Index), divide the sum of all opponents' win percentages, excluding those games played against the team for which RPI is being calculated, by the total number of opponents.  Opponents' opponents' win percentage is the average winning percentage of a team's opponents' opponents.  (RPI = (WP * 0.25) + (OWP * 0.50) + (OOWP * 0.25)) 

** To calculate SOS (Strength of Schedule), determine the cumulative won/loss records of the team's opponents and the cumulative won/loss records of the teams' opponents' opponents.

Posted on February 20, 2017
Per Member Team request, please do not use the THSLL contact list for camp and/or sales distribution purposes. THSLL user privileges will be revoked for abuse of the contact list.
Posted on February 06, 2017

Position: JV Head Coach
Description: 

Colleyville Lacrosse is hiring a JV coach for this season, to begin immediately. The qualified candidate will demonstrate leadership skills along with the lacrosse knowledge to serve as a positive role model to help the development of the program.

Responsibilities:

Lead the development of the Junior Varsity team in conjunction with the philosophies of the Varsity team.

Attend all practices (4x a week) and all games (14 games)

Assist the Varsity coaches in preparation for practices and games

Preferred Qualifications:

At least 1 year of coaching experience at the High School or Competitive Middle School levels

2-3 years playing experience at either the high school or college level.


Contact for Application: Please send resume to Deron Brownlee (deron,brownlee@gmail.com), Head Varsity Coach.

 

Posted on January 05, 2017
We have created an optional newsletter for coaches, players, and fans to sign up for where the league can communicate coupons, special events, and other important lacrosse information. If you are interested in receiving these notifications, please sign up for the THSLL newsletter. 

http://thsll.org/marketing

Your email addresses are secure and THSLL will not distribute your email. 
Posted on November 20, 2016
Irving Nimitz needs a lacrosse coach ASAP!!   Practices are 2-3 times a week in Irving.  This is a Volunteer position.  Previous coach will help coach whenever possible. 

Please contact Jason Smith, jasonbsmith1@yahoo.com

 
Posted on October 07, 2016
Position: JV Assistant Coach
Description: McKinney Lacrosse would like to hire a JV assistant coach beginning immediately. The qualified candidate will demonstrate the leader skills along with the lacrosse knowledge to serve as a positive role model to help the development of the program.

Duties:
Assist the Head JV coach in all aspects of the program during practice and game days.
Attend all practices and games
Coach with the same Philosophy, terms, and tactics as the Varsity program to help with the development and of younger players and prepare them for when they get to the varsity level.
Assist both the JV head coach and Varisty coach with the development of both practice and game plans
Provide instruction during practice to players to help them develop and understand the game of lacrosse

Preferred Qualifications: Atleast 1 year of coaching experience at the High School level, 2-3 years playing experience at either the high school or college level.
Deadline for Application: November 1st, 2016
Contact for Application: Please send resume to Jeff White, Head Varsity Coach and Pete Vanderziel, Head JV Coach. Please  copy both via email at, jwhitey4@yahoo.com and pgvanderziel@gmail.com
 
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Posted on June 30, 2016
Position:  Head JV Coach
Description:  East Lacrosse Association is looking to hire a Head JV Coach beginning in the fall of 2016.  The qualified candidate will have demonstrated the leadership skills and lacrosse knowledge in previous positions to serve as a positive role model while helping to continue the development of our program.  Responsibilities include:
  • Be a positive but firm role model to the players in an effort to teach them important skills and lessons needed for adult life.
  • Attending all practices and games.
  • Lead every aspect of the JV team on game days.
  • Coaching with the same philosophy, terms, tactics, and manner that the Varsity team employs to help develop and prepare younger players for the rigors of the Varsity level.
  • Aid the Varsity head coach in program development and implementation including but not limited to helping fundraise, help with equipment when needed, assist in recruiting when needed, and help in game plan development when needed.
We are looking to hire a full JV staff (Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, and Defensive Coordinator), so candidates who have contacts that would be interested in those positions will be strongly considered.
Requirements for Employment: At least two years of coaching experience at the high school level, be able to pass a criminal background check, and provide two letters of reference.
Salary: Commensurate with experience but negotiable.  This is a coaching-only position, but assistance in job placement, including within PISD, can be provided if necessary.
Deadline to Apply:  December 31, 2016
Contact for Application:  Nathan Farabee, Head Varsity Coach, and Chuck Andolina, ELA Treasurer.  Please copy both via email at: nathan.farabee@gmail.com and chuckandolina@yahoo.com.
  
Position:  JV Offensive Coordinator
Description:  East Lacrosse Association is looking to hire an Offensive Coordinator for the JV team beginning in the fall of 2016.  The qualified candidate will have demonstrated the leadership skills and lacrosse knowledge in previous positions to serve as a positive role model while helping to continue the development of our program.  They will be expected to be knowledgeable on all aspects of playing offense in lacrosse.  Responsibilities include:
  • Be a positive but firm role model to the players in an effort to teach them important skills and lessons needed for adult life.
  • Attend all practices and games.
  • Assist the Head JV and Head Varsity coaches with game plan preparation and practice plan development.
  • Provide offensive instruction during practices to help teach our offensive players the subtleties and nuances of playing offense in lacrosse.
  • Assist the Head JV Coach on game day with coordination of the JV Offense.
  • Aid the Varsity head coach in program development and implementation including but not limited to helping fundraise, help with equipment when needed, assist in recruiting when needed, and help in game plan development when needed.
Requirements for Employment: At least two years of coaching experience at the high school level, be able to pass a criminal background check, and provide two letters of reference.
Salary: Commensurate with experience but negotiable.  This is a coaching-only position, but assistance in job placement, including within PISD, can be provided if necessary.
Deadline to Apply:  December  31st, 2016
Contact for Application:  Nathan Farabee, Head Varsity Coach, and Chuck Andolina, ELA Treasurer.  Please copy both via email at: nathan.farabee@gmail.com and chuckandolina@yahoo.com.
 
Posted on April 29, 2016
Games
  • No games for #1 Highland Park and #2 Dallas Jesuit
  • #6 Southlake vs #3 ESD at ESD, May 3rd 7:00 pm
  • #5 Plano West vs #4 St.Marks at St Marks, May 4th, 6:30 pm

Seeding for Super Regional
  • If 3rd place team wins, 3rd place team is the North D1 #3 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – C3 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the Super Regional Tournament.
  • If 6th place team wins, we re-seed and 6th place team is the North D1 #4 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – C4 for Super Regional Tournament bracket purposes, and plays in the Super Regional Tournament, and the winner of the 4th place team vs. 5th place team game is the North #3 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – C3 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the Super Regional Tournament.
  • If 4th place team wins, and the 3rd place team wins, the 4th place team is the North D1 #4 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – C4 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the North Super Regional Tournament.
  • If the 5th place team wins, and the third place team wins, the fifth place team is the North D1 #4 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – C4 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the Super Regional Tournament.
  • The 1st place team is the North D1 #1 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – C1 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the North Super Regional Tournament, and has a first round bye.
  • The 2nd place team is the North D1 #2 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – C2 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the South Super Regional Tournament and has a first round bye.    
Posted on April 29, 2016
Games
  • West #4 – Greenhill vs. East #1 – Rockwall

    East #4 – HPII vs. West #1 – Colleyville

    East #3 – Plano vs. West #2 – Frisco

    West #3 – Prosper vs. East #2 – McKinney

Seeding for Super Regional
In order to determine seeding of these 4 teams for the Regional Playoffs, the coaches from the 8 qualifying teams will determine the district rankings at the scheduled post-season coaches meeting. Each of the 8 coaches will rank those teams 1 through 8 at the Saturday meeting. Votes will be tallied to determine the seeding for the following weekend. Once the games are complete, we will immediately know seeding and in which regional each team will be playing.
Posted on April 07, 2016
Eligibility Guidelines Academic All-American
  1. Players may come from any THSLL Member Varsity Team;
  2. Nominations for selection should be made in writing prior per the THSLL Timetable;
  3. Players selected for All-American may not be considered for Academic All-American;
  4. Nominated players must be seniors;
  5. A school transcript and resume must accompany the nomination;
  6. Any player that has received a diploma from a secondary school will not be eligible for Academic All-American status during post-graduate study.
Posted on March 01, 2016
Please find the attached US Lacrosse official's cards. These cards can be printed and used during the game as a reminder of who officiated the game. Simply fill out the card during the pre-game meeting with the names of the officials and refer to it during your game report and official rankings. 
Article File Attachments: coaches-certification-card.pdf Officials Cards
Posted on February 28, 2016
Appendix I - THSLL Seeding/Tie Breaking Policy
 
Regular Season Seeding Guidelines
Seeding for post-season activities will be determined using the following procedures.
 
  • A district game is defined in the schedule with a game type of “District”. District teams may play each other more than once, but only games designated as “District” on the schedule will count towards seeding.
  • Seeding is calculated by the number of wins against teams in the same division (Division I or II), district (North, South, etc), and conference (East, West, etc).
  • Teams will be sorted by wins in descending order.
  • A tie will not count towards a win or a loss.
  • Forfeited games result in a winning score of 1-0 with the win being given to the team not initiating the forfeit. BoD reserves the right to adjust forfeited game scores or alternative method in extreme cases.
  • All district games must be played. Any district games not completed by the deadline will be given a 0-1 loss for both teams. BoD reserves the right to adjust as needed in extreme cases.
  • The top X teams will be selected in descending order starting with the most wins. The number of teams being seeded may be different between districts. The number of teams selected is decided pre-season during the district breakout sessions.
 
Tie Breaking Procedures
In every situation possible , head to head results are primary .
 
  1. The tied teams will be placed in a sub group. The process outlined in steps 1 through 4 in b) below will be utilized for each seeding position. In a Multi-way tie, the process will first determine the highest seed in question and then be repeated again for the next seed, and continue until all tied teams are seeded.
  2. The following steps are used, in order, to break ties for each seeding position:
    1. The highest seed is determined by District wins against Teams within the sub group.
    2. If a tie remains after step 1, teams will be ranked by Head-to-Head competition within the sub group. In the event of a Three-way tie within any sub group; the selection will also be based on a head-to-head comparison.
    3. If all of the Teams have one win over the other teams in the tie (Team A has defeated team B, team B has defeated team C, and team C has defeated Team A etc.) then the selection shall be based on the difference in scores between those three games:
      1. The winner will receive a plus for each goal above the goals by the other team, and the loser will receive a minus for each goal below the goals for the other team.
        For example – Team A defeated team B by the score of 8 to 5, team A would receive a plus 3 and Team B would receive a minus 3.
      2. The difference in goals for the remaining two games (B Vs C and C Vs A) would be likewise calculated, and the Team with the largest positive value would be selected.
    4. Should step 3 not break the three-way tie, there will be a coin flip. All 3 head coaches meet, and coins will be flipped. They flip and odd side out wins. The remaining two go back to step 1.
  3. Once steps 1 through 4 have been completed, there will be one clear winner from the sub group. If two teams remain tied, steps 1 through 4 are used to break the remaining tie. If more than two teams remain, steps 1 through 4 are used to identify one clear winner per iteration until all ties are resolved.
  4. To seed any remaining tied teams, the tiebreaker process will be repeated recreating the sub group with the remaining teams.
 
 
 
Posted on February 20, 2016
​To All THSLL Participants,
 
Since the start of the 2016 THSLL Season on January 23rd, 226 games have been played!  For the most part, game reports and feedback from you and the SWLOA officials have been positive.  We are all excited about another season of quality, competitive lacrosse; however, the THSLL Board of Directors has received and reviewed a number of reported game incidents that have us concerned about safety and sportsmanship.
 
As you know, safety and sportsmanship are foundation principles of the THSLL, and are important priorities for all of us who participate in, and are involved with, the THSLL.  Having said that, there have already been a number of reported game incidents of unnecessary roughness, and targeting of the head/neck area, which are both illegal and cause for concern for safety and sportsmanship reasons.
 
The THSLL Board of Directors and the SWLOA leadership have reviewed these scenarios, watched the game film on them, and are taking action on them together, now, to ensure the health and safety of everyone participating in 2016 THSLL Regular Season and Post-Season THSLL games.
 
Towards that end, Tom Fitzsimmons, President of the SWLOA, sent out an email on Thursday of this past week to all the SWLOA officials asking them to be more vigilant when it comes to player safety.  He asked them to pay close attention to hits to the neck and head area that occur through illegal body checks, and/or through unnecessary roughness.  He noted that violent contact around the head and neck should result in a penalty.  Additionally, he noted that violent and egregious hits can also be unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.  He asked the officials to start penalties associated with these fouls at two minutes and progress to three with the player locked in the box.
 
He reiterated our agreed upon message that SWLOA officials should err on the side of making such calls, and that we would be communicating with you, explaining this decision and action, and to expect flags when hits occur in the head or neck area, even when the contact is caused by follow-through, and when hits are violent and/or egregious.
 
We acknowledged together, in advance of this decision and action, that we may receive more complaints, but that our concern for safety and sportsmanship requires that the SWLOA and the THSLL adapt to a changing environment around safety and sportsmanship to make for a better game.  In closing, Tom suggested each SWLOA official contact their assignor, local trainer, or chief referee if they have any questions.
 
The purpose of this email from the THSLL Board of Directors is to initiate a dialogue on safety and sportsmanship around the THSLL, given the number of such incidents that have occurred thus far in the 2016 THSLL Season.  We are sharing Tom’s message and instructions to the SWLOA officials, AND we are explicitly stating the THSLL Board of Directors’ expectations around safety and sportsmanship, and highlighting the NCAA rules associated with them, for all future THSLL games.
 
The reported game incidents referenced above are violations of the NCAA Lacrosse Rules related to Unnecessary Roughness SECTION 5 and Targeting the Head/Neck, SECTION 3, and are all related to safety and sportsmanship.  Consequently, we are asking each coach to do four things: 
  1. Provide a copy of our email, and these NCAA rules to each player
  2. Review both the email and the rules with your players so that there is no question as to what they mean, how serious we all are about player safety and sportsmanship, and so that they will understand the SWLOA interpretation and application of these rules in future THSLL games.
  3. Communicate with your players that these hits will not be tolerated, and if any player insists on making them, there will be serious consequences.
  4. Make your thoughts about the SWLOA application of these rules clear in your game reports, and where you disagree with the calls, or lack of calls on them, refrain from on-field arguments, and instead provide comments and game film so that the SWLOA leadership and THSLL Board of Directors can review the incidents for learning and training purposes.
We thank you all for your commitment to the high school student athletes participating in the THSLL, and for giving these actions on player safety and sportsmanship your attention.  We all share equally the responsibility and accountability for proactively addressing safety and sportsmanship in the THSLL, and we know that without your support, the THSLL would not be able to provide the lacrosse experience it does today!
 
Have a great season
 
Al Picazo
Commissioner, THSLL
 
Article File Attachments: NCAA Section 3 & 5.docx NCAA Section 3 & 5
Posted on February 01, 2016

The teams in the four divisions will play their required eight division games.  These eight division games will be scheduled and designated as “District” games on the THSLL schedule.  The team in each division with the best record against teams in their own division will be that division’s champion. 
RPI* and SOS** scores will be calculated for each team based on their eight division games, and will be provided to the coaches at our North DII post season meeting. 
Games played beyond the eight division games will not be included in RPI or SOS calculations.  Coaches will stack rank the other teams, not ranking their own team. 
If there are seven slots for the THSLL DII Post Season, our top fourteen teams will play a one-game playoff (1-14, 2-13, 3-12, 4-11, 5-10, 6-9, 7-8). 
We will seed the winning teams based on the stack rank done previously, and the teams will advance in that order to the THSLL DII Post Season. 
If there are six slots, our top twelve teams will play a one-game playoff.  We will seed the winning teams based on the stack rank done previously, and the six teams will advance in that order to the THSLL DII Post Season.

*  To calculate RPI (Rating Percentage Index), we will divide the sum of all opponents' “District” win percentages, excluding those games played against the team for which RPI is being calculated, by the total number of opponents.  Opponents' opponents' “District” win percentage is the average winning percentage of a team's opponents' opponents.  (RPI = (WP * 0.25) + (OWP * 0.50) + (OOWP * 0.25)) 

** To calculate SOS (Strength of Schedule), we will determine the cumulative “District” won/loss records of the team's opponents and the cumulative “District” won/loss records of the teams' opponents' opponents.

 

Posted on November 28, 2015

US Lacrosse “Learn to Play” Clinics ,December 13th ,2 pm to 4 pm
Lake Dallas City Park, 425 E Hundley Dr., Lake Dallas, Texas 75065

Designed for anyone interested in learning Lacrosse,age 18 and over who wants to understand the basic techniques of the men's and women's Lacrosse game.

This 2-3-hour, combined-gender clinic offers a hands-on experience for learning the skills needed to play lacrosse, and also provides an introduction to fundamental coaching techniques.

There is no charge to attend this clinic and all Materials are included.

Lacrosse Programs are encouraged to promote participation to all your families with a particular emphasis towards the parents that are new to Lacrosse.  Learn To Play is a great way to better understand the rules and techniques of the game and especially gives the participant the confidence and set of tools to encourage them to volunteer and become a coach.

Participants should come prepared to be active with on field instructions for maximum benefit.  No protective equipment is necessary, though participants are encouraged to bring a stick and ball.

Participants will also receive a comprehensive beginner coaching guide including drills and example practice plans.Participants will also be provided an official Certificate of Completion from US Lacrosse. 

The Free Learn To Play Clinic is Sponsored by North Texas Chapter of US Lacrosse.For additional information contact Gerry Marshall, Gerry@dentonlacrosse.com or cell; 214-695-4424

Posted on November 21, 2015

Appendix J – THSLL 2015-2016 Season Timetable

  • Super Regionals and State Hosts Selected by December 1, 2015
  • THSLL and SWLOA dues to THSLL Treasurer: December 1,2015
  • Game schedules submitted by December 21 ,2015
  • Last day to submit eligibility waivers for players or Team: January 11,2016
  • Team Information due: Valid/Up to Date Rosters, Emergency Plan, Proof of Insurance:January 18, 2016
  • Beginning of THSLL season games may not be played before Friday, January 22,2016
  • End of THSLL season games must be completed by Friday, April 29, 2016
  • Nominations and supporting documentation due April 29, 2016 for Coach of the Year, Asst. Coach of the Year, Person of the Year
  • All-State/All District Selection, District Wrap-up, Team Photo and Rosters: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • All-State, All-District, Honorable Mention posted Wednesday10 p.m. May 4, 2016
  • Division I and Division II District Seedings by Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • AA/AAA nominations and support information by May 4,2016
  • DI and DII Super Regional Tournaments: May 7, May 8 , 2016 in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio
  • Person of The Year Executive Committee Meeting: May 2, 2016
  • DI, DII State Championships: May 14,15 in Dallas
  • THSLL Executive Board Meeting: June 25, 2016 rules/voting issues
  • Rule Change Proposal Due August 1,2016
  • State Meetings at District locations September 2016. Review requirements for 2017 THSLL season
Posted on November 11, 2015
Plano Senior High / Plano Lacrosse Association
Available: Assistant Varsity Coaches, Junior Varsity Head Coach 
Deadline:  December 2015
 
Plano Senior High Wildcats is entering its 25th season of play in Texas and is seeking a committed and experienced Assistant Varsity Coaches and Junior Varsity Head Coach for the 2016 season. 
 
We are looking for a coach who can bring another offensive and/or defensive philosophy to the organization, has the ability to run a clean substitution box, and is committed to teaching the players to play within our system and as a family.
 
Responsibilities:
* Assist the Program Director in all aspects of conducting a boy’s lacrosse program
* Attend all practices and games
* Implementation of game strategies
* Team management during practices
* Integrate the core values of character, integrity, humility, loyalty, and passion
* Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:
* Bachelor's degree or relevant work experience
* Coaching or playing experience at the NCAA level
* Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
* Effective communication and interpersonal skills
 
This is a Part-time position, with a competitive salary, and reports to the Head Varsity Coach and Program
Director.
 
Please send a cover letter, current resume, and references to Greg Roberts, Program Director, at
coachroberts@planolacrosse.com.

 
Posted on October 06, 2015
The joint Division I/II/III meeting is Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest High School

THSLL Regional Meeting location:
Hillcrest High School
9924 Hillcrest Road 75230
Posted on September 13, 2015
Coppell Lacrosse Announces Collegiate Coaching Veteran Jeffrey Roberts  Is New Varsity High School Boys Coach  
   
 Coppell Lacrosse Association, a North District Division I program in the Texas High School Lacrosse League, hired coaching veteran Jeffrey Roberts as Varsity Boys head coach. Coach Roberts boasts two decades of collegiate lacrosse coaching experience in NCAA Division I, II, and III programs.  Roberts will be responsible for leading the Coppell high school boys lacrosse program. 
Roberts was most recently an assistant coach for Marquette University, an NCAA Division I lacrosse program, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to his tenure at Marquette, he was the founding head coach at Concordia Wisconsin University where he was responsible for program administration and management of this Division III program.  While there, he as named 2012 Midwest Lacrosse Conference Coach of the Year.
Earlier in his career, he coached at Dartmouth, University of Vermont and Colorado College. 
“We’re excited to have someone of Coach Roberts’ caliber joining as our new varsity boys head coach. He brings us a wealth of coaching experience, a passion for teaching the game and a proven ability to connect with his players,” stated high school program director, Greg Goyne. “He is an extremely respected, dedicated leader whose focus on player development is wellknown throughout the college ranks. We couldn’t be more excited about his arrival.” 
Roberts said, “I'd like to thank President Robin Barron and the entire search committee for this opportunity, I am excited about beginning this new challenge as Coppell's varsity boys coach.  After many years coaching at the collegiate level, I am looking forward to having the ability to impact student-athletes at the prep level and prepare them for the next level. My wife Nancy and I are very excited to be part of the Coppell community.”
Roberts holds a Bachelors of Science from Springfield College in Massachusetts, and is currently working on his Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University. 
As Varsity boys head coach, Coach Roberts replaces Alex Poole, who resigned from the position to pursue other opportunities. The Coppell high school coaching staff also includes Matt Mueller who will continue in his role as JV coach and youth program director. 
 
About Coppell Lacrosse Association

Coppell Lacrosse Association is a non-profit/501(C)3 organization, located in Coppell, Texas, that exists to foster the growth and correct development of the sport of lacrosse among Coppell youth. The association includes both boys and girls lacrosse programs, from kindergarten to high school. Coppell Lacrosse has a history of competing at the highest level, with Varsity Boys winning Texas state championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and our Varsity Girls winning the Texas state championship in 2010. Numerous program alumni have gone on to play in the college ranks, including Syracuse’s first-team, All-American Brandon Mullins (2011 Coppell graduate). For more information, visit http://www.coppell-lacrosse.com.   
 
Posted on May 13, 2015
The THSLL Board of Directors is taking nominations for the North Division I Coordinator and North Division II /DIII Coordinator. This important position represents the North DI , North DII and North DIII THSLL Member School Programs as a voting member of the THSLL Board of Directors. 

If you or someone you know has an interest in serving in this important voluntary position please forward a resume and letter of interest in the position to npowers@thsll.org

The responsibilities include pre- and post-season coordination, in-season coordination, participation in Board of Director conference call meetings which last approximately two hours, participation in the June Executive Board meeting , attendance at the Annual State Meeting, coordination of the Super Regional Tournament in the District, and attendance at the State Championship.  
 
Article File Attachments: Coordinator Job Duties.doc
Posted on April 29, 2015
2015 North District Division II Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
This award is intended to recognize the individuals overall coaching performance and contribution.
Tim LaBelle, Rockwall

2015 North District Division II Assistant Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
Rich Moses, Highland Park DII

2015 North District  Division II Person of the Year
THSLL Person of the Year award honoree whose individual whose dedication, commitment, and support of lacrosse and its ideals extends beyond his/her specific Member Team.
Rick Cook
 
Posted on April 29, 2015
Each THSLL District awards All-State and All-District Honors within Divisions I and II.
The North Divison II District awards are attached.
Article File Attachments: North DII Awards.pdf North Divison II District Awards
Posted on April 29, 2015
Each THSLL District awards All-State and All-District Honors within Divisions I and II.
The North Divison I District awards are attached.
Article File Attachments: North DI Awards.pdf 2015 THSLL North Divison I District Awards
Posted on April 26, 2015
John Clark Stadium
6600 Stadium Drive
Plano, TX 75023
Posted on April 25, 2015

1) Four teams will be eligible for the DII post season regional playoffs. The winner of each regional playoff will proceed to the State Championship.

2) The top 4 teams from each region in the North District, East and West, are eligible for post season play to be played on Monday, April 27 following the end of season, as follows. Seeding will be determined as in past years based on the guidelines in the THSLL Rulebook. The top seeds (Seed 1 and Seed 2) from each region will be the home/host team.

Game 1 – Hillcrest vs Colleyville (h)
Game 2 – Parish vs McKinney (h)
Game 3 – Flower Mound vs Frisco (h)
Game 4 – Greenhill vs HP (h)
 
3) The winners of these 4 games qualify for Regional Playoffs the following weekend.

4) In order to determine seeding of these 4 teams for the Regional Playoffs, the coaches from the 8 qualifying teams will determine the district rankings at the scheduled post-season coaches meeting on Saturday, April 25. Each of the 8 coaches will rank those teams 1 through 8 at the Saturday meeting. Votes will be tallied to determine the seedings for the following weekend. Once the Monday games are complete, we will immediately know seedings and in which regional each team will be playing.
Posted on April 08, 2015

Coppell vs Dallas Jesuit at Jesuit ,7:30 p.m. 4/28
St. Marks vs Allen at Allen, 7:45 pm. 4/28


North Division 1 Playoff Game Format 2015

North D1 3rd place team hosts North D1 6th place team on 4/28

North D1 4th place team hosts North D1 5th place team on 4/28

If 3rd place team wins, 3rd place team is the North D1 #3 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A3 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the South Super Regional Tournament.

If 6th place team wins, we re-seed and 6th place team is the North D1 #4 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A4 for Super Regional Tournament bracket purposes, and plays in the North Super Regional Tournament, and the winner of the 4th place team vs. 5th place team game is the North #3 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A3 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the South Super Regional Tournament.

If 4th place team wins, and the 3rd place team wins, the 4th place team is the North D1 #4 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A4 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the North Super Regional Tournament.

If the 5th place team wins, and the third place team wins, the fifth place team is the North D1 #4 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A4 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the North Super Regional Tournament.

The 1st place team is the North D1 #1 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A1 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the North Super Regional Tournament, and has a first round bye.

The 2nd place team is the North D1 #2 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A2 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the South Super Regional Tournament and has a first round bye.

Posted on April 01, 2015
John Clark Stadium
6600 Stadium Drive
Plano, TX 75023

Ticket Prices:
Adult One Day pass - $12
Adult Two Day pass - $20
Youth (ages 6-15)  One Day pass - $8
Youth (ages 6-15) Two Day pass - $12
Ages 5 and under – Free
 
Cash and credit cards will be accepted on site. 
 
Tickets can be purchased online until Friday, May 1 at 6 pm.  The direct link to the online store is:   http://assn.la/Store/Store.asp?id=10172&org=planowestlacrosse.org
 
Hotel Information:
For teams traveling into Plano, we have partnered with the Plano Convention and Visitors Bureau who has organized group room blocks and pricing with 5-7 hotels.  Room rates vary from $79-$99-$119 per night with special incentives and discounts.  Please contact Cissy Aberg via email at cissya@plano.gov for more information and reservations. 
 
Super Regional T-shirts will also be available for purchase during the event - $20 cash.  
Posted on March 19, 2015
Assistant Lacrosse coach
 Available: ASAP.
Friendswood High School is looking for a qualified lacrosse coach to assist with all three High School teams. This is a great opportunity to get coaching experience, while being part of a great coaching staff. The school seeks to hire a qualified candidate that has a lacrosse background. NCAA playing experience preferred but not mandatory. We are looking for a coach that has an understanding of the modern game. Compensation is based upon experience and/ or credentials.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Strong communication skills
  • lacrosse playing experience (NCAA, MCLA, Juco, High School)
  • High Lacrosse IQ to be able to teach the players
  • Ability to take and give direction
  • Ability to coach players that have already played in the Friendswood system.
  • Previous coaching experience preferred
  • Available for all practices and games.
  • Candidates must turn in three references from employers or other lacrosse involved parties.
  • (Most important) Coach must understand and be able to teach modern techniques and fundamentals.
Contact for information: Michael Staub, Lacrosse Athletic Director, E-mail: coachmgstaub@gmail.com
 
Posted on January 28, 2015
THSLL introduces the 2015 Table Training Aid. This guide introduces the table to the general concepts and rules concerning the table along with sample score book entries. 

Click to download the PDF --> 2015 Table Training
Posted on November 25, 2014

12/3/14- UPDATED  INFORMATION REGARDING CASCADE R HELMET

NOCSAE is working closely with us as we develop and test a retrofit to the Cascade R helmet and we are confident a solution will be announced in the coming days.  Earlier this  week, we had sent technicians to NOCSAE’s testing Laboratory to test what we believe to be a viable and simple modification to existing helmets  to ensure they comply with the NOCSAE standard. We have been informed that if we can demonstrate with statistical probability that this modification will meet the standard, NOCSAE will approve the process.

 If  successful, this modification will result in A new model as defined in NOCSAE standards. We are now working with NOCSAE on the details of that modification, including how it will be rolled out to players and teams currently in  possession of the Cascade R helmet. As soon as we have all the details we will immediately communicate the necessary steps to complete the modification.

Thank you for your patience and continued commitment to Cascade during this process. We continue to stand behind the Cascade R helmet and believe this modification will address NOCSAE’s concerns and ensure there will be no further interruption to the sport we all love.

Cascade Lacrosse


US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men's and women's lacrosse, has been notified by NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) that two lacrosse helmet models currently available in the marketplace -- the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator -- do not meet the NOCSAE helmet standard, ND041.

NOCSAE's public statement, available in its entirety at www.nocsae.org, says that the organization made its determination following an independent investigation and evaluation of the two helmets, including a review of each manufacturer's internal testing and quality control data. As a result, NOCSAE has invalidated the manufacturer's certification of compliance for all manufacturing dates for the two helmet models.

Playing rules written by US Lacrosse, the NCAA and the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) mandate that all helmets must meet NOCSAE standards and be NOCSAE certified. Both models had previously been certified by the manufacturers as compliant with the NOCSAE standard.

NOCSAE's statement adds that both Cascade and Warrior have been notified of these conclusions by NOCSAE, and have indicated that they are working to address the issue.

Consumers seeking further information about these two helmet models are advised to contact the manufacturers directly: Cascade (1-800-537-1702); Warrior (1-800-968-7845)


Cascade Statement Regarding Cascade R Helmet 

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has announced that the Cascade R model lacrosse helmet no longer complies with NOCSAE standard ND041 and that Cascade’s certification of compliance on that helmet model only is now invalid. 
We are working with NOCSAE to clarify the concerns and appropriately address the issue.  However, our first priority is always to our loyal Cascade customers.   Players not in immediate need of a certified helmet are encouraged to retain their helmet. Cascade is confident that we will be able to re-certify the helmet and that recertification could be a simple fix. We expect to communicate all available remedies as soon as possible, once approved by NOCSAE.  We are communicating the following information to consumers: 

If you are a player that owns an R helmet and has games in November/Early December but do not own another certified helmet, you should contact your preferred lacrosse retailer to understand if they have the ability to fit you with a certified helmet.  If yes, return your R helmet to that retailer and they will provide a replacement. 

If you are a player that owns an R helmet and are not using it until the season starts, we are asking you to please hold onto your helmet in the short-term. As we get closer to season start we will have a procedure in place for you to receive either an update to your R model or another replacement option.  If you are a team that owns R helmets and has games in November/Early December but do not have another certified helmet solution, please contact Cascade customer service at (800) 537- 1702 and we will do our best to find a lacrosse retailer to support your needs.  If you are a team that has R helmets and do not need to use them immediately we are asking you to please hold onto your helmets in the short-term. As we get closer to season start we will have a procedure in place for you to receive either an update to your R models or another replacement option.  
Detailed instructions on necessary steps will be made available on our web site www.cascadelacrosse.com and provided to all relevant governing bodies as soon as they become available.  

Memo to All Officials Regarding NOCSAE Decision

On Monday, November 24, 2014, NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) issued a statement announcing that it had voided the manufacturer’s certification of compliance for all manufacturing dates, for the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator lacrosse helmets (see photo below).

Please note: the Cascade models CPV-R, CPX-R and CS-R and the Warrior TII are not affected by this decision by NOCSAE.

 Until the manufacturers and NOCSAE are able to remedy and re-certify these helmets, the Model R and Regulator are both illegal at all levels of play and by all rules that mandate helmets meet NOCSAE standards and be NOCSAE certified.

Until further notice we are asking all officials, prior to the game, to add the following statement to the pre-game certification for head coaches. Officials are encouraged to meet with both coaches together at midfield to conduct this certification.

“Coach, are you aware that the Cascade Model R and Warrior Regulator helmet models do not meet the NOCSAE standard for lacrosse at this time and they are not legal for play? With this in mind, do you certify all players are equipped by rule and that all helmets including the goalkeepers meet the NOCSAE standard for lacrosse helmets?”

In the women’s and girls’ games, officials are asked to check the helmets of the goalkeepers during the pre-game stick check to ensure that the helmets worn are not the two in question.

In both games, during the game if a coach requests an equipment check or random equipment check is performed, officials are asked to check the helmet of the player to ensure that the helmets in question are not being worn.

No player is permitted to wear either of these helmets during play until further notice. NOCSAE certification is a testing process and standard required in order to keep players safe and minimize risk for all players in both the boys’ and girls’ games.

If a player is discovered to be wearing this helmet once play has begun, the officials should stop play immediately and the player shall be substituted for and removed from play until they are equipped with a NOCSAE certified helmet. If the player wearing the illegal helmet is the goalkeeper, and the team does not have a backup goalkeeper, the goalie may exchange for a legal goalkeeper helmet and resume playing.

Remember, as an official you are simply adjudicating and applying the rules as written. By not enforcing this rule you could be putting yourself and the safety of the athletes on the field at risk. It is imperative that you enforce this standard and rule at all tournaments and games until further notice.

If a coach protests or asks questions in regards to this ruling direct them to reach out to NOCSAE or either of the helmet manufacturers for clarification.

Here are a couple frequently asked questions that you may encounter.

How do I know what helmet is legal or not?

 Please use the pictures above and below as references. The easiest way to determine which helmet is which is to look for a couple key design features.

On the Cascade Model R helmet, there is a big “R” on the right side of the helmet on the visor.

On the Warrior Regulator the most distinguishable feature is the air vents in the temple area of the helmet is a long triangular shape (Warrior’s TII helmet as a bigger opening and the lettering “TII” is visible in the vent)

Why is this important?

 The safety of the players is the most important thing and is everyone’s responsibility in the game. That includes the manufacturers of sports equipment. NOCSAE creates standards for sports equipment to ensure that equipment worn by athletes meets certain performance standards. Without these standards it is much more difficult for manufacturers to develop products within certain guidelines based on scientific research and data.

 What is the penalty?

 In both games and at all levels, if the player(s) are wearing these helmets then they are not permitted to play in the game. If discovered prior to the game, no penalty is adjudicated, however that player or player(s) may not enter the game until a legal helmet is worn.

In the men’s or boys’ game, if discovered during the game at any time, play should be stopped immediately and the player shall be substituted for and may not return until a legal helmet is worn. If discovered after a goal is scored, the goal stands. If the penalty is on the goalkeeper and the team does not have a backup goalie, he may exchange his helmet for a legal one and resume playing.

In the women’s or girls’ game, if discovered during the game at any time, a minor foul is adjudicated and the player must be substituted for until a legal helmet is worn. If the penalty is on the goalkeeper and the team does not have a backup goalie, she may exchange her helmet for a legal one and resume playing. If they do have a legal goalkeeper helmet, then the team shall play without a goalkeeper. 

Coaches, players, administrators and parents seeking further information about these two helmet models are advised to contact the manufacturers directly: Cascade (1-800-537-1702); Warrior (1-800-968-7845).

What is US Lacrosse’s role in this issue?

 US Lacrosse’s sole role in this is to disseminate the necessary information to our constituents involved in the game. While US Lacrosse as well as NFHS and the NCAA require NOCSAE certified helmets for all games, the standards are created and monitored by NOCSAE.

Posted on November 14, 2014
Leader wanted to Coach Fort Worth/Paschal High School Lacrosse 

Coach wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, long months of practices, competition at every turn, victory not promised, fulfillment in teaching young men about lacrosse and life guaranteed.

Submit interest by:Sending 3 example practice plans.Short coaching philosophy.Background in working with students. Lacrosse background.

Inquires to: Chris Cobb         ccobb05@gmail.com
 
Posted on November 09, 2014

Equipment Drive-
There are several programs in the State who need equipment. If your team and players have equipment that is not in use, please let me know.

We need Long Poles, Short Poles, Gloves ,Arm guards,Shoulder pads,Helmets.

Thank you!

npowers@thsll.org

 

Posted on November 08, 2014

Trainers-This is a critical health and safety issue and we want to insure the highest level of care to any injured players. This can be provided by Licensed Athletic Trainers, medical professionals (MD, RN, LVN), or EMTs. The serious nature of injuries – severe sprains, bone breaks, concussions, requires the expertise these individuals are trained for.

Dallas area Licensed Athletic Trainers

Ben Hogan Sports Medicine- Benjamin Drake- benjamindrake@texashealth.org

Baylor HealthCare Systems- Baylor SportsCare 1-800-4BAYLOR

 

Bill Borowski Director of Athletic

Training Services Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Outpatient Services

bborowski@bir-rehab.com , 214-820-7868

Posted on September 05, 2014

North Division I Regional Meeting

Wednesday, September 10 at 7 p.m.

Episcopal School of Dallas , North Dining Hall meeting room. 

Use South gate entrance off of Montwood. Montwood is the street on the lower right of the map and you need to enter through the doors of #12 of the map. http://www.esdallas.org/page.cfm?p=2355

Posted on September 05, 2014

North Division II and Division III Regional Meeting

Tuesday, September 16th, 7pm
 5-Star Conference Center at 15301 N. Dallas Parkway,
Addison.

There is a cluster of 3 buildings located on the southwest corner of the North Dallas Tollway and Arapaho.
The building closest to the tollway is building 15301.

Park on the south side of the building. Enter and go past the elevators. The Conference Center will be on the left. Call my mobile if you have any trouble.  Don't forget your calendars so that you can begin scheduling games after the meeting.

Posted on April 27, 2014
2014 North District Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
This award is intended to recognize the individuals overall coaching performance and contribution.

Kevin Barnicle, Greenhill

2014 North District Assistant Coach of the Year

This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.

Jonathan Reeder, Episcopal School of Dallas

2014 North District Person of the Year

THSLL Person of the Year award honoree whose individual whose dedication, commitment, and support of lacrosse and its ideals extends beyond his/her specific Member Team.

Nancy Powers

Posted on April 22, 2014

Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse Coach and Grades 7-12 Program Director

Fort Worth Country Day, an independent K-12 college-preparatory school located in southwest Fort Worth, Texas, is in search of a varsity boys’ lacrosse coach and grades 7-12 program director to oversee instruction of student-athletes on a variety of completive teams. Students who comprise the teams practice daily on the FWCD campus after school ends during the spring sports season, and the teams compete in after-school contests approximately twice a week at various locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

 

The person filling this position is expected to provide expert technical, strategic and competitive instruction to both beginning and experienced student-athletes. The ideal candidate will also understand and embrace the School’s core values (integrity, kindness, courage, respect, responsibility and scholarship) and positive community relationships that define the Fort Worth Country Day culture.

 Pay is commensurate with experience and knowledge. Resumes should be directed to Fort Worth Country Day Office of Human Resources, 4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76107; Attention: Frank Gendusa, Athletic Director. 


Posted on February 25, 2014

STX Recalls Shield Throat Protector Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product - the STX Shield Throat Protector - unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Hazard: The Shield Throat Protector can crack or break when struck by a lacrosse ball, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: STX toll-free at (888) 789-7894 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.stx.com and click on RECALL--Shield Throat Protector for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 4,000

Description: This recall involves the STX Shield throat protector. The throat protector is black and has the letters "STX" engraved on the outer surface of the protector. It has straps attached by silver screws on each side and bottom of the protector to attach it to a lacrosse goalie's helmet below the helmet's chin guard.

Incidents/Injuries: STX has received one report of the Shield throat protector breaking, resulting in reported bruising and lacerations to the user's neck.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the Shield throat protector and contact STX and return the product for a full refund.

Sold at: Specialty sporting goods stores such as Athlete's Connection, Commonwealth Lacrosse, Lacrosse Unlimited, Play It Again Sports, Sport Stop USA, and Universal Lacrosse and online at www.lax.com from September 2013 through February 2014 for about $20 to $25.

Importer/Distributor: STX, LLC of Baltimore, Md.
Manufactured in: Taiwan

Posted on February 22, 2014
Dallas Baptist University is excited  to announce the addition of Men's Club Lacrosse to campus for the 2014-2015 school year.  Tryouts and practice will begin in early summer 2014 and competition will start in Spring 2015.  The Patriot Club Lacrosse Team will compete in the Lonestar Alliance, Division II Club Lacrosse.  DBU will provide all league fees, as well as travel costs, uniforms and gear for each player.

At Dallas Baptist University, the Patriot Athletic Department offers varsity athletic programs including: a NCAA Division I Men's Baseball team and NCAA Division II Men's Basketball, Men and Women's Cross-Country/Track, Golf and Tennis, Soccer and Women's Volleyball teams, which compete in the Heartland Conference.  All intercollegiate athletic teams also hold membership in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).  Patriot Cheerleading, Patriettes Dance Team, Men's Ice Hockey, Bass Fishing, and Men's and Women's Swimming also participate as club sports on the DBU campus.

Dallas Baptist University is a comprehensive Christ-centered university dedicated to producing servant leaders through the integration of faith and learning. With an enrollment of over 5,600 students and its main campus located in the foothills of southwest Dallas, a satellite campus located in Frisco, and academic centers located in the Hurst-Colleyville area and in Plano, DBU offers 69 undergraduate majors, 24 graduate degrees in a variety of fields, more than 45  dual-degree programs, and two doctoral programs-a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.  DBU provides nationally recognized programs in adult education and online education.  More information about Dallas Baptist University can be found at www.dbu.edu .

You are able to fill out and submit the Patriot Men's Lacrosse recruiting form today!  CLICK HERE to complete.  CLICK HERE for flyer information.  Contact Tyler Knox
, Associate Director of Athletics, at tyler@dbu.edu with any questions related to the program or to inquire about joining the team
Posted on January 30, 2014
SWLOA North Texas Chapter

PresidentTim Cagneytimcagney@yahoo.com
Vice PresidentKevin Thompsonkt9411@gmail.com
AssignerMark Paynempayne@multicorp.com
Chief RefereeRobert Rinkerrinkerlax@gmail.com
Training CoordinatorRobert Rinkerrinkerlax@gmail.com

North (Metropolex) Governers
Graig Robinsonfroggrob20@aol.com
Donovan Stampsdmanlacrosse@yahoo.com

Statewide Board of Governors
PresidentTom Fitzsimmonstfitzwp73@gmail.com
Secretary/TreasurerMark Paynempayne@multicorp.com
Chief RefereeDon Carnestxcarnes@swbell.net

Posted on January 23, 2014
As of January 1, 2014, all lacrosse balls used for play MUST meet NOCSAE standards and include the words "Meets NOCSAE Standard".

NOCSAE, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, commissions research in sports medicine & science and establishes standards for athletic equipment.

All three governing bodies for lacrosse in the United States – US Lacrosse, the NCAA and the NFHS - have agreed to mandate that only balls marked as "Meets NOCSAE Standard" will be allowed for use in games.

Additionally, the process of visually identifying these NOCSAE balls will become much easier. Beginning in January 2014, the only balls deemed legal for play will be those that state "Meets NOCSAE Standard" in type size that will be simple for consumers and game officials to read.  

NCAA Lax Rules Editor: Only NOCSAE-approved balls are legal, the 'NCAA-approved' balls are not. There is a difference in construction manufacturing between the two.

Why is a standard really needed? The core issue involved in the approval of any equipment standard is safety. Adherence to a ball standard is a matter of quality control. The properties of all lacrosse balls (ie-weight, density, size, etc.) must be consistent to protect the integrity of other protective equipment, such as the facemask, helmet and eyewear, used in the game and to minimize risk to the participants.
Posted on November 13, 2013
Positive Coaching Alliance Double Coach Award Nominations Due December 31st.

PCA annually gives Double-Goal Coach Awards to 20 youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the even more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.

The award includes $250, a stunning trophy and recognition in PCA's website, newsletters and media campaigns. Any current head coach of any youth or high school sport in the U.S. with at least three years' experience is eligible for nomination.

Nominations may come from a school or youth sports organization leader, fellow coach, parent, athlete, friend or family member. Nominations are open through Dec. 31.

Click the link for the nomination instructions

www.positivecoach.org/our-programs/double-goal-coach-awards/
Posted on October 01, 2013
Appendix J – THSLL 2013-2014 Season Timetable


• Super Regionals and State Hosts Selected by November 30, 2013
• Game schedules submitted by November 30,2013
• THSLL and SWLOA dues to THSLL Treasurer, Deadline: December 1,2013
• Schedules reviewed and uploaded to SWLOA: December 16, 2013
• Last day to submit eligibility waivers for players or Team,
  January 14,2014
• Team Information due: Valid/Up to Date Rosters, Emergency Plan, 
  Proof of Insurance and Approved Eligibility Waivers: January 21, 2014
• Beginning of THSLL season games may not be played before
  January 24,2014
• End of THSLL season games must be completed by Friday, April 18, 2014,
  Rain dates included, STAAR testing May 5-16
• Nominations and supporting documentation due April 18, 2014 for Coach
  of the Year, Asst. Coach of the Year, Person of the Year
• Division I District Seedings by Wednesday, April 23, 2014
• All-State/District Selection, District Wrap-up, League Recap, Team
  Photo and Rosters: Thursday, April 24,2014
• DI Super Regional Tournaments: April 26,27, 2014 in Austin and Dallas
• DII District Champion determined: by April 27,2014
• AA/AAA nominations and support information by April 28,2014
• Person of The Year Executive Committee Meeting, April 28, 2014
• DI, DII State Championships, May 3,4 Houston
• THSLL Executive Board Meeting: June 21, 2014 rules/voting issues
• Rule Change Proposal Due August 1,2014
• District Meetings September 2014 review requirements for THSLL season
• State Meeting September 20,2014 voting issues

Posted on September 23, 2013

Dick's Sporting Goods will remain a State Level Sponsor for the 2013-2014 Season. Dick's Sporting Goods would like to thank all the members of the Texas High School Lacrosse League for their continued support. We are proud to have THSLL as a member of the Community Youth Sports Program because of the work you do in growing the sport of Lacrosse in the community.

Additionally, Dick’s would like to invite you to participate in an exclusive “league appreciation” shopping experience. During this event we will offer all THSLL participants 20% Off throughout the store. Save on lacrosse equipment and everything else you need to coach, play and watch the games.

DATE: Saturday – October 5, 2013
TIME: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
13 PARTICIPATING TEXAS AREA LOCATIONS

Hurst - North East Mall 1101 Melbourne Rd. Hurst, TX 76053
Frisco - Stonebriar Centre Mall 2611 Preston Road Frisco, TX 75034
Fort Worth – Alliance Town Center 9356 Sage Meadow Trail Fort Worth, TX 76177
Irving - Hunter Plaza 2000 Market Place Blvd. Irving, TX 75063
Flower Mound 5801Long Prairie Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75028
Allen - The Village at Allen 170 E. Stacy Road, Ste. 2310 Allen, TX 75002
Dallas - Park Lane 8030 Park Lane Dallas, TX 75231
Garland - Firewheel Town Center 205 Coneflower Drive Garland, TX 75040
Rockwall - The Plaza at Rockwall 1005 E. Interstate 30 Rockwall, TX 75087
Austin – Bee Cave 3921 Market Street Bee Cave, TX 78738
Austin – Domain 3210 Kramer Lane Austin, TX 787585
Pflugerville 19000 Limestone Commercial Drive Pflugerville, TX 78660
San Antonio - The Rim 18103 Rim Drive San Antonio, TX 78257


Posted on September 01, 2013

THSLL Member School Program Coaches, Athletic Directors, and Club Presidents, the THSLL State Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Magnolia High School Library
The library is located on your left just inside the front entrance.
The school address is 14350 FM 1488, Magnolia Tx. 77353.

This is your opportunity to participate in the decision making process regarding the THSLL and the THSLL 2014 season. We encourage you to come, participate in the dialog, and to help chart the course for the THSLL.

Posted on May 05, 2013
Congratulations to

St. Mark's School of Texas
2013 Division I State Champion

Flower Mound
2013 Division II State Champion
Posted on May 03, 2013
Sunday Game 1 - http://lax.tv/link/9473/   Sunday Game 2 - http://lax.tv/link/9474/
D2 Championship - http://lax.tv/link/9476/   D1 Championship - http://lax.tv/link/9475/


Posted on May 02, 2013
To assist out of town friends, family, and lacrosse fans everywhere, THSLL will partner with Laurel Video Productions to bring you all the games from this weekend’s State Lacrosse Championships.

The link for the 2013 THSLL Championships webcast is HERE and the backup website for the live broadcast is HERE.

While we would love all to attend the event at John Clark Stadium in Plano we know everyone can’t be there so this is the best way to not miss any action.

Additional Video Links:
Game 1 - http://lax.tv/link/9471/
Game 2 - http://lax.tv/link/9472/
Game 3 - http://lax.tv/link/9473/
Game 4 - http://lax.tv/link/9474/
D2 Championship - http://lax.tv/link/9476/
D1 Championship - http://lax.tv/link/9475/



Posted on April 29, 2013
The North District is pleased to announce the 2013 THSLL Awards.

Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
This award is intended to recognize the individuals overall coaching performance and contribution, not just coaching wins.

North District 2013 Coach of the Year:
Zack Colburn

North District 2013 Asst Coach of the Year:

Pat Debolt, Flower Mound

Person of the Year
THSLL Person of the Year award honoree whose individual whose dedication, commitment, and support of lacrosse and its ideals extends beyond his/her specific Member Team.

North District 2013 Person of the Year:
Tim Perkins
Posted on April 23, 2013
North Division I Awards

All-State

Attack
Zach Coker - Jesuit
Bryce Green - HP
Nick Hruby - Coppell
Richie Loftis - ESD

Defense

Bear Goldstein – St. Marks
Foster Huggins - ESD
Justin Harvey – St. Marks
Tom Huber - Jesuit

Midfield
Barrett Anigian - ESD
Lee Belland - Jesuit
Evan Chang Tung – St. Marks
Robert Mencke - HP
Sam Romano - ESD

Goalie

Dan Morris - Jesuit
Matthew Meaders - HP

LSM

Brett France – Plano West

Face-Off

Sam Rosengarden - Jesuit

All-District

Attack
Drew Barry - Allen
Andrew Graffy – St. Marks
Ryan Schaffer – Plano West
Bryce Wasserman - Southlake

Defense

Remy Kell - HP
Hilton Kennington - HP
Garrett Choate - Coppell
Mac Haug – Plano West

Midfield

Carson Buell - Jesuit
Jack Hawkins - Allen
Danny Koudelka – St. Marks
Christopher Marlow - HP
Garrett Van de Ven - Jesuit

Goalie
Chris Roach – St. Marks

LSM
Hank Likes - Jesuit

Face-Off

DP Lambert - Coppell

Posted on April 21, 2013

  ALL STATE  
   
Attack
23 Jake Halter Senior Flower Mound
40 Matthew Hammond Senior Flower Mound
5 Crawford Thompson Junior HPII
20 Bevan Pate Junior Keller
   
FOGO
31 Blake Weir Senior Flower Mound
   
Midfield
0 Brendan Ianiero Senior Flower Mound
7 Griffin Johnston Sophomore Hillcrest
7 Will House Junior HPII
Midfield/FOGO 0 Dylan Tolliver Senior Keller
6 Cameron Close Sophomore McKinney
   
Defense
5 Dylan Sprock Senior Flower Mound
27 Ryan Mulka Senior Flower Mound
14 Cole Ogden Sophomore HPII
44 Jake Hamilton Junior Keller
   
LSM

23 Daniel Spomer Sophomore Greenhill
   
Goalie #1
79 Nick Orme Senior Flower Mound
Goalie #2
83 Connor Burke Junior McKinney

    
  ALL DISTRICT  
   
Attack
15 Walker Nelson Senior Flower Mound
19 Drew Kaplan Junior Greenhill
25 Dakota Butler Junior Keller
7 Brody Kovacs Junior McKinney
   
FOGO

7 Drew Jordan Junior Colleyville
   
LSM
15 William Walter Sophomore HPII
   
Midfield
44 Daniel Lambert Junior Flower Mound
12 Cole Cramer Sophomore Greenhill
9 Bo Puckett Junior HPII
1 Jackson Price Senior Keller
8 Johnny Santos Junior McKinney
   
Defense
51 Sean Smith Junior Colleyville
32 John Schuster Senior Flower Mound
17 John Rivera Junior Greenhill
33 Jake Cruzen Junior Keller
   
Goalie
23 Trey Cambere Junior Flower Mound

Honorable Mention
20 Madux Middaugh Freshman Colleyville
4 Nick Wooten Junior Colleyville
35 Kyle O'Connell Sophomore Flower Mound
22 Alex Bryan Sophomore Greenhill
57 Travis Hogman Senior McKinney
53 Chris Winters Senior PESH
15 Johnson Thweatt Sophomore Hillcrest
55 Matt Nollman Junior Frisco
6 Tyler Brock Sophomore HPII
19 Justin Lakey Senior McKinney
21 Aaron Milhorn Senior Hillcrest
26 Garrett Blubaugh Sophomore Keller
22 Hunter Kimmerle Senior PESH
9 Trevor Hetrick Freshman Greenhill
 Midfield 
40 Brandon Hunter Junior Colleyville
33 Marshall Hecht Junior Colleyville
16 Robbie Bell Junior Flower Mound
4 Brennan Baker Senior Greenhill
31 Mason Brown Sophomore Greenhill
19 Dalton Skelly Junior Keller
22 Cameron Peterman Junior Keller
62 Zach Tate Senior PESH
11 Connor Graham Junior Flower Mound
5 Will Wakefield Sophomore Hillcrest
12 Austin Marsh Sophomore Hillcrest
1 Chase Alford Sophomore HPII
26 Jake Ham Rockwall
 DM 
11 Dalton Mills Junior Keller
 FOGO 
30 Hayden Barber Junior Keller
 LSM 
2 Ryan Voskuil Freshman Flower Mound
29 Dalton Currin Sophomore Flower Mound
 LSM/D 
21 Patrick Deniger Senior Greenhill
 Defense 
9 Ian Kinne Senior Keller
24 Jake Moore Sophomore Colleyville
66 Collin Spence Junior PESH
9 Roy Young Freshman Colleyville
13 Gunnar James Senior Flower Mound
44 Luke Wagner Freshman Greenhill
24 Einar Longva Senior Greenhill
57 Andrew Saitis Sophomore Keller
 Goalie 
28 Colby Kneese Freshman HPII
1 Kevin Mondy Freshman Hillcrest
1 JP Pickwood Senior Colleyville
34 Zach Harris Junior Keller

Posted on April 20, 2013
North D1 Playoff Game Format 2013

#1 Highland Park #2 Dallas Jesuit receive Byes into the Super Regionals.

#3 ESD hosts #6 Coppell on 4/23 
#4 St. Marks hosts #5 Allen on 4/23

Posted on April 19, 2013
Post-Season Playoff Structure

DII North East
#1 - Highland Park
#2 - McKinney
#3 - Hillcrest
So Hillcrest will play at McKinney on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

DII North West
#1 - Flower Mound
#2 - Keller
#3 - Greenhill
So Greenhill will play at Keller on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

For the West, we ended up with a 3 way tie. By Rule, the tiebreaker is point differential within the 3 team pool. So Keller was +1, Greenhill 0, Colleyville -1.

Tuesday, April 23 -Quarterfinals

East - #3 Hillcrest at #2 McKinney
West - #3 Greenhill at #2 Keller

Thursday, April 25 - Semifinals

Gerault Park Athletic Fields
1200 Gerault Road
Flower Mound, TX 75028
(in the event of inclement weather, the semifinal games will be moved to Friday night, same times, but relocated to Denton Guyer - see below address)

6:30pm - Winner of West quarterfinals v East #1 Highland Park
8:00pm - Winner of East quarterfinals v West #1 Flower Mound

Saturday, April 27, 1:00pm - Championship

Denton Guyer High School
7501 Teasley Lane
Denton, TX 76210
North on I-35E, Exit 458 to Swisher Road, FM 2181 and go west. Guyer HS is 3.5 miles on the right.

The Champion will go on to represent North DII at the State Championships at John Clark Stadium in Plano the weekend of May 4-5. More details can be found on the THSLL website, http://www.texaslacrossechamps.org/

Posted on March 01, 2013

1. Each of the four (4) DII Districts will have four (4) teams qualifying for the regional tournaments.
2. District seedings 1-4 are determined by each District following the conclusion of the regular season. The method of determining seedings must be decided within each district before the beginning of the regular season.
3. The top seed within each district will be the host team for their respective regional tournament and will be responsible for organizing their regional tournament.

Format
3. The 16 qualifying teams are seeded based upon a predetermined formula as indicated below.
4. The four (4) regional tournaments will follow a Saturday/Sunday format the weekend before the State Championship.
5. Within each region, the #1 seed plays the #4 seed, and the #2 seed plays the #3 seed on Saturday. The winners of those games play each other on Sunday to determine the Regional representative team to play for the State Championship the following weekend.
6. The State Championship on the following weekend will have the same structure, with semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday.


Predetermined Matchups:
2014
North Region
North 1 (host)
South 2
San Antonio 3
Central 4
Central Region
Central 1 (host)
North 2
South 3
San Antonio 4
San Antonio Region
San Antonio 1 (host)
Central 2
North 3
South 4
South Region
South 1 (host)
San Antonio 2
Central 3
North 4


Posted on March 01, 2013
Central Super Regionals
Westwood High School
12400 Mellow Meadow ,Austin, TX 78750
Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th
Game times to be determined

North Super Regionals
Southlake Stadium
1085 S. Kimball Avenue, Southlake, TX 76092
Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th
Game times to be determined

2014 State Championship
Friendswood High School
Henry Winston Stadium
702 Greenbrier, Friendswood, Tx. 77546
Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday May 4th
Game times to be determined

Posted on February 21, 2013

Attached is a document with an update on the NCAA rules changes and how the officials are to interpret them. This should be helpful for you to review as well. Included is information on the rules themselves and on rule mechanics for the officials.

Please note changes in the following areas:

STICK SPECIFICATIONS
Sticks must have manufactured end cap
Player may not saw the head at the throat
ADDED STICK CHECK FIELD TESTS

TAPE ON SHAFTS AND HEADS (New Section)
Officials will no longer check the back of the stick on a stick check. This was originally proposed at the beginning of the year but has since been reconsidered.
No tape on plastic (except goalie)
Traditional shaft-taping methods (including "donuts") are allowed

TAPE ON THE FACE-OFF STICKS
Clarifies taping requirements- One significant change is the length of the FO middie's tape. The tape on the handle of face off players must extend from the bottom of the head and run 6" down the handle. Circumference should not exceed 3 3/4 inches. This aids officials in their insuring that a middie doesn't grab the head of the stick.Tape on the head is a 3 min NR.

SUGGESTED FACE-OFF MECHANICS
After faceoff violation, faceoff official should signal violation and violation count to benches and partners.

RULES ONCE THE ATTACK AREA HAS BEEN GAINED
Added "In the above 4 situations, a new 30 second clearing timer will begin upon possession (with "RESET" signal)"

RESTARTS
Added language for restarts at the substitution area. Take note of the guidelines for restarts and the direct path to the goal.

GUIDELINES FOR OPEN FIELD RESTARTS (New Section)
Provides guidance for adjudication of 5 yard restart buffer.

STALLING
A valid shot must be initiated with the head of the stick at or above the GLE

PENALTIES AND TIMER-ON
Clarifies flag down Timer On situations.

TIMEOUTS, INJURIES, EQUIPMENT ISSUES, AND INADVERTENT WHISTLES DURING
TIMER-ON (New Section)
Provides mechanic for each of these scenarios

PENALTY ENFORCEMENT RULEBOOK ADJUSTMENTS
Corrects original memo regarding slow whistle technique

SLOW-WHISTLE TECHNIQUE
Further clarifies slow-whistle technique

Article File Attachments: 2013NCAA Rules Mechanics Changes 2-16-2013.pdf NCAA Rules Interpretation
Posted on February 21, 2013
Baseline concussion testing for THSLL athletes free of charge: Through Dick's Sporting Goods partnership with ImPACT® Concussion Testing, we have some licenses to donate but there is a short window to get registered but after the registration is completed I believe there is a year able to activate. Some important details are below:



• Valid age range for the test: 12 years old and up

• Team Qualifiers:

o Cannot be a holder of a PACE license already

o Must represent middle school and high school aged children, colleges not eligible

• Testing will need to be organized and administered by a trained school/team official or through a Credentialed ImPACT® Consultant

o Interested teams will be responsible for scheduling their own testing

o Each test takes 20 minutes to complete and typically will be in groups on 5-10 students at a time

• PACE Support Call Center, M-F, 9am-5pm ET @ (720) 722-3180 or 720-PACE-180

• http://www.impacttest.com/



Organizations must confirm their interest to receive our FREE PACE License Registration and Information by contacting Allen Handy by February 28, 2013 via cell 412-417-7978 or email: allen.handy@dcsg.com I will provide you with the next steps to register and receive your concussion education software and testing material from there.



Thanks for your concern and awareness in combating young athlete concussions!

Posted on January 21, 2013
Attached is the recent slide show presented at the NCAA rules clinic in Philadelphia, which helps to explain and interpret this year's new rules and points of emphasis. It basically follows the rule book and modifies what is in the book. The book has been removed from distribution because there were several errors in it. This attachment corrects a lot of the errors but we suspect there will be more. The book will ultimately be put on line so it can be downloaded.

The Rule Book, plus this presentation, make up the rules that the NCAA, and THSLL will follow.

Several highlights that may not be immediately apparent after reading everything are as follows:

1. A face off middie who illegally touches the ball will receive a one minute NR penalty. This counts toward the number of face off violations in a half that can lead to a team being penalized. If a team already has incurred two violations and their face off middie gets called for an illegal touch, they will be down two players: one for the illegal touch (1 min NR), and the in-home for the 3rd violation in a half (30 sec tech foul).

2. Pre-whistle and post-whistle violations count toward the number allowed in a half. If the face off middie plunges down on the ball and it becomes stuck in his crosse, it is a violation. If someone clamps and holds his opponent that is a violation. Anything at the spot of the face off will count. Wing line pushing and shoving would not.

3. The new rules have the requirment that any player doing face offs must have a piece of contrasting colored tape near the head of the stick. This will make it eaiser for officials to see if the player is grasping the plastic. If a player comes out without the tape, that counts as a violation. He can stay in the game but the ball is awarded to the opposing team without a face off occurring.

4. When a flag down occurs the slow whistle technique is used. In the past, if a team went into the box and came out, the whistle blew to stop play and assess the penalty. Now, we act as if the box doesn't exist. This means a team can go in and come out of the box without the whistle being blown. Also, if a flag is down, they come out and the ball hits the ground for any reason, play will continue. This will occur even if a second penalty created the loose ball. The whistle will be blown if the ball goes out of bounds, a goal is scored, the offensive team commits any penalty, an injury occurs or the end of the period. This has changed because of the new stalling and timer on rules. If a team does not attack the goal in a flag down situation a timer on call will be made and they have 30 seconds to get a shot off. At that point the penalties will be assessed.

5. There will be quick restarts all over the field. If the clearing team gains posession in their defensive zone they do not have to restart in the alley. This includes crease violations. The goalie can pick the ball up immediately and throw a clearing pass. The riding attackman must be careful since he has the responsibility of getting back five yards before he can attempt to play the ball.

The link below is the NCAA Rules video for your reviewing. It covers a lot of what is mentioned in the slide show presentation. It does have one error. In the cross check portion it mentions that a cross check will get a one minute NR penalty. That is not true. It could happen though if the cross check goes to the head and neck.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/ncaa/web_video/lacrosse/2013/MLAX_1212.html


There are a lot of changes this year so please be patient. Officials are learning these rules as well and are being trained to handle them. Mistakes will occur. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact your local district Chief Referee.

Article File Attachments: 2013 NCAA Rules and Mechanic Changes.pptx NCAA Slide Show
Posted on December 26, 2012
We are excited Dick's Sporting Goods has become one of the THSLL partners for the 2013 Lacrosse Season. Through our partnership with Dick's Sporting Goods, we have a great opportunity for THSLL teams, coaches and players to save before the start of the 2013 season and throughout the year.

We will be hosting a League Appreciation Weekend on January 12th and 13th at 12 participating Dick's Sporting Goods locations in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. Please forward this information out to your coaches, players, parents and young programs to support this event and our sponsorships. Please see the THSLL website for more information.


SAVE THE DATE:
All THSLL Coaches, Players, and Supporters are INVITED!

WHO: Your local Texas Dick’s Sporting Goods locations are dedicated to partnering with youth sports organizations in the communities around our stores.

WHY: We appreciate everything you do in the community to support the youth sports initiative. The countless hours spent by coaches, board members, and volunteers does not go unnoticed.

WHAT: Texas High School Lacrosse League Appreciation Weekend!!!

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, January 12th – 13th, 2013 from 10am to 7pm

HOW: During the shop event all coaches, players, and families can utilize two different discount coupons to save on everything from lacrosse equipment to folding chairs, canopies, and coolers.

Combine both the Lacrosse Team Packet Coupon Offers with an Additional 15% off your entire purchase.

WHERE: See Coupon for the 12 Participating Locations Dick’s Sporting Goods with our Good, Better, Best Lacrosse Assortment Ratings.

Click Link for Coupon Offers:

2013 THSLL Shop Event Coupons

See attached Flyer

Article File Attachments: 2013 Shop Event Flyer THSLL.pdf 2013 Shop Event Flyer
Posted on December 18, 2012

2013 NCAA Lacrosse Rules and Officiating Video (An informative video posted December 14, 2012)

s3.amazonaws.com/ncaa/web_video/lacrosse/2013/MLAX_1212.html

Posted on December 03, 2012
NCAA 2013-2014 Rule Book Major Rules Changes as of November 30, 2012

Substitution box expanded to 20 yards

Change to RULE 1-SECTION 10: "The substitution area shall be 20 yards wide. Two lines shall be drawn on either side of the center line 10 yards from the center line and extending past the scorer's table."

Minimum of six and a maximum of 10 balls shall be available

Change to RULE 1-SECTION 16: "A minimum of six balls and a maximum of 10 balls shall be available at each end line and sideline. The number of balls in each area must be equal in each area. On the bench side, balls shall be placed at the scorer's table and outside each bench area. These balls shall be replenished by the home team and game management staff."

Ball must meet NOCSAE standard and display mark by 2014
1-16: "The ball must meet the current NOCSAE lacrosse ball standard. Starting in January of 2014, all balls must specify that the ball meets the NOCSAE standard."

Shooting strings or laces must be within 4 inches of top of crosse
Change to RULE 1-SECTION 19: "Any additional strings or laces (e.g., shooting strings) must be located within 4" of top of the crosse. No more than one sidewall string on each side is allowed. No crosse may have any tape affixed to the plastic. This does not include the crosse of a goalkeeper."


Third pre-whistle faceoff violation of each half results in 30-second technical penalty
Change to RULE 4-SECTION 3: "After two pre-whistle violations in one half by a team, the third and subsequent violations result in a 30-second technical penalty. This applies to both pre- and post-whistle violations that directly relate to the faceoff (See A.R. 15, 23 and 25). On the third and subsequent violations, the in-home is the player that must serve the penalty. Additionally, the requirement of the faceoff player to leave the field has been eliminated. Violations by the wing players before the faceoff will count toward the three per half. Only the faceoff players may be penalized for a postwhistle faceoff violation."

Faceoffs during penalty situations must have four players in the defensive area and three players in the offensive area

4-3: "During the faceoff in all penalty situations, there must be four players must be in the defensive area and three players in the offensive area. Exception: When a team has three or more players in the penalty area, a player may come out of its defensive area to take the faceoff.

A.R. 11. On a faceoff, A2 uses his hand to grab the ball. It is Team A's third violation of a half. RULING: Team B's ball. Personal foul (unsportsmanlike conduct) on A2 and the in-home must also serve the team's technical foul, putting Team A two men down."

Tape may not be added to the throat of a faceoff player's crosse
4-3: "Tape must be applied to the handle of the crosse in a contrasting color to designate the throat of the crosse for players taking the faceoff."

Ball that returns to the defensive half of the field and remains in the offensive team's possession starts a 30-second count to shoot
Change to RULE 4-SECTION 14: "If the ball returns to the defensive half of the field and the offensive team regains possession, officials shall start the 30-second shot procedure when possession is gained."

Goalkeepers no longer given grace period to return to crease before play is restarted
Change to RULE 4-SECTION 18d: "There shall be no grace period for the goalkeeper to return to the crease regardless of where the ball is restarted."

Substitution Procedures: Regular Substitution (Horns Eliminated)

Change to RULE 4-SECTION 21: "Substitution may take place without the necessity of waiting for suspension of play by an official. Players may enter the field of play from the substitution area under the following conditions:
a. The player must be properly equipped.
b. He may not enter the substitution area until his substitution is imminent.
c. The player leaving the field of play must exit via the substitution area.
d. The substitute must wait until such player is off the field of play, and the substitute may not delay his entry onto the field.

A.R. 96. During a regular substitution, or after a restart, A1 delays his entrance onto the field. The trailing official sees the delay. RULING: Silent play-on with an official's arm in the air unless A1 participates in the play, technical foul. This does not remove the responsibility of a team to adhere to the offside rule.
e. The substitute must always yield his position in the substitution area to any player exiting the field.
f. Substitution may take place while play is suspended.
Note: Any delay of the game is to be enforced strictly. See Rule 6-6-f for method of enforcement.

A.R. 98. When is a team member considered legally in the game? RULING: When the substituting team member has complied with substitution requirements as provided by rule and when he has entered the field of play.

Substitution Procedures: Free Substitution
Change to RULE 4-SECTION 22: "Substitution of players may be made when play has been suspended by the officials. These situations include:
a. End of a period.
b. Scoring of a goal.
c. Injury timeout.
d. Equipment adjustment.
e. Penalty enforcement.
f. Man-up play.

Procedures for restarting play adjusted to increase pace of play

Change to RULE 4-SECTION 23: "Once the referee has signaled that the ball is ready for play, the official shall resume play as quickly as possible. If an opposing player is within five yards of the player that has been awarded the ball, the official shall blow the whistle to start play. The opposing player is not allowed to defend the ball until he reaches a distance of five yards from the opponent. A violation will be a flag down (slow whistle) for delay of game.

"Officials are also instructed to get the ball in play quickly and not be as deliberate with the exact location of the violation. An unfair distance advantage gained by the team with the ball must occur to delay the restart. If officials confer on a play (e.g., goal/no goal), communication to the teams should take place before the restart.

"On restarts where the ball goes out of bounds, the player who is awarded the ball cannot get a running start while out-of-bounds; he must establish himself in bounds prior to the official blowing the whistle.

Restarting play when offensive team is awarded ball in attack area adjusted for quick restart
4-23: "Any stoppage of play that occurs while the ball is in the attack area will result in a quick restart. (Exception: When the offensive team is awarded possession in the attack area, play will be restarted anywhere outside of the attack area. The offensive team is responsible for moving the ball outside the attack area for the restart. Only one pass is permitted.)"

Removed "deliberate" from the targeting the head/neck rule

Change to RULE 5-SECTION 3: "A player shall not initiate contact to an opponent's head or neck with a cross-check, or any part of his body (head, elbow, shoulder, etc.) or stick. Any follow-through that contacts the head or neck shall also be considered a violation of this rule."

Description of legal screening added

Change to RULE 6-SECTION5b: "In establishing and maintaining legal screening tactics, the screener shall:
1. Stay within his vertical plane with a stance no wider than shoulder width apart and shall not lean into the path of an opponent or extend hips into that path, even though the feet are stationary.
2. Not be required to face in any particular direction at any time. No player, while moving, shall set a screen that causes contact and delays an opponent from reaching a desired position."

Stalling rules adjusted to mandate offensive team responsibility to create a scoring opportunity, with two exceptions
Change to RULE 6-SECTION 11: "a. It shall be the responsibility of the team in possession to try and create a scoring opportunity.
Exception: If the offensive team has the ball in the attack area and the defensive team is not playing the ball, no stall warning will be issued until either (1) the defensive team attempts to play the ball or (2) the offensive team brings the ball outside the attack area. However, a stall warning may be issued when the offensive team has the ball outside the attack area or below the goal line extended regardless of whether the defensive team is playing the ball.

When stall warning is enforced, offensive team has 30 seconds to take a shot on goal
6-11: "PENALTY — When a team in possession of the ball in its offensive half of the field is given a stall warning, the team is required to take a shot within 30 seconds. A shot is defined as an attempt to score that is on goal (saved by the goalkeeper, rebound off of the goalkeeper, hits the goal pipe, or goal scored). If the 30 seconds expires without a shot on goal, the ball is awarded to the defensive team."

Stall warning mechanics specified; officials to use timing device and manage process on the field
6-11: "b. Officiating Mechanics.
1. Trail official signals stall warning, verbalizes "Timer on!" and starts the 20-second timer.
2. At the end of the 20-second timer, a 10-second hand count is administered by the trail official when the timer expires. The official shall announce "ten seconds" as an audible warning. This official has responsibility for the count until a shot is taken or the time expires.
3. During the 30-second period, situations where a shot goes out of bounds and the offensive team maintains possession shall be handled in this manner:
a. With more than 10 seconds remaining in the count, the timer continues to run and the procedure continues.
b. If the timer expires before the restart, a 10-second hand count will be administered starting on the restart.
c. With less than 10 seconds remaining, the official shall hold the hand count when the whistle blows and continue the count on the restart. For example, if the ball goes out of bounds with 8 seconds remaining on the count, that count continues on the restart. The official shall communicate the amount of time remaining prior to the restart.
4. A shot that hits the goal pipe or rebounds off of the goalkeeper nullifies the stall warning and the game shall continue.
5. In a flag down situation, the shot count shall continue until it expires or a shot is taken.
6. Neither team shall be called for stalling during a man advantage.
7. If a shot hits a defensive team player other than the goalkeeper does not satisfy the criteria for a shot on goal.
8. Once the shot criteria is met, an audible "Timer off" command shall be given by the officials.
c. Timeout situations. If the offensive team calls a timeout when the shot clock is engaged, the team will be granted the timeout. If there are more than 10 seconds remaining in the count, the shot clock will be moved to 10 seconds on the restart. With less than 10 seconds remaining, the count will continue from the point where it was stopped at the timeout. The official shall communicate the amount of time remaining prior to the restart. If the defensive team calls timeout, the shot clock will be reset to 30 seconds on the restart.

Shooting strings must be located within four inches of the top of the crosse. The rule doesn't apply to goalie sticks.
© NCAA

App. I Stick inspection procedures adjusted
Three field tests are required when conducting checks:
1. The ball placed in crosse (perpendicular to the ground) at the throat, then the crosse is tipped forward 90 degrees;
2. The ball is placed in the crosse (horizontal to the ground) at the deepest point of the pocket, then the crosse is tipped forward 90 degrees so the ball rolls out at the tip of the head; and
3. The ball is placed in the back of the crosse at the deepest point of the pocket and pushed in to reverse the pocket. The crosse is inverted 180 degrees. The ball must come out of the crosse without shaking, etc.
PENALTY: If the ball does not come out of the crosse in any of these tests, it is an illegal crosse and a one-minute non-releasable foul. The crosse may not be used during play and will be kept at the scorer's table until the conclusion of the game.

Points of Emphasis for 2013 and 2014

Touching Either Crosse on Faceoffs
The focus of the committee's changes with regard to faceoffs are a continued effort to directly address players who gain an unfair advantage by touching either crosse during the faceoff play. While improvement has been made in recent seasons, a continued emphasis is needed.

Illegal Tactics When Defending (e.g., Cross-check/hold)

Growing concern with certain defensive techniques has led the committee to make the cross-check/hold a point of emphasis. In particular, when a defensive player thrusts the crosse into an offensive player, this is a violation. More stringent enforcement will be supported by the committee in this area.

Sideline Behavior
The committee remains concerned that in some areas inappropriate sideline behavior in NCAA lacrosse contests. The committee asks coaches, players, officials and administrators to conduct themselves in an appropriate and professional manner.



Article File Attachments: Sample of Shooting Strings.doc Shooting Strings Example
Posted on October 23, 2012
NCAA Rules Interpretations:

High Hits
  • Violent or hard hits above the shoulders will warrant at a minimum a 1-minute non releasable penalty.
  • The word “deliberate” has been removed from the rule book meaning even incidental hits above the shoulders are subject to the NR penalization
Face-offs / Checks
  • Contrasting colored tape at throat of stick head. A strip of contrasting tape just below throat on shaft. There must be clear distinction where throat meets shaft. F/O middie will be sent from field prior to F/O and possible delay of game for repeated non-compliance.
  • 30-second Technical Foul (Ill. Proc.) if there are 2 or more pre/post whistle violations against same team in either half. Post whistles include only those involved directly in scrum at center x and/or wing violations. Pushing, interference, etc. not inclusive.
  • The F/O middie no longer has to depart field on pre-whistle violation
  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct is Point of Emphasis – particularly offensive language (F-Bombs). Automatic 1-minute non-releasable
  • Cross checks – emphasis on the thrust. A mere cross check hold can be upgraded to 1 or 2 minute CC personal fall if there is obvious thrusting action

Substitution Changes
  • Sub box is 20 yards long
  • All live ball subs on fly
  • All out of bounds clock stoppages are on the fly (no horn)
  • Regular substitution may occur after a goal, timeout, or penalty enforcement (20-seconds to sub)
  • Must have 6-10 end line balls at ALL times. This will be specific to new shot clock rule and the need for a readily available ball on end line shots while shot clock continues to run
  • Enhanced Stick Checks
  • 90-degree tilts from upright and horizontal positions. Ball must roll out freely on the tilts
  • Back of stick (lower throat area). Ball cannot defy gravity when turned towards ground (stick parallel to ground)
  • These particular fouls will result in 1-minute NR, stick removed from game
Man Down Face-off
  • Can no longer bring a player out of restraining areas to cover a wing (3-on-2 in middle of field) .
  • Only if team is three or more men down may restrained player come out for purpose of facing off
Stalling / Shot Clock
  • No more “Get it in/keep it in”
  • Nothing in guidelines stipulate time necessary to clear or advance
  • Interpretation at this time: Stalling/shot clock can be called from ANYWHERE on field if it becomes apparent or obvious to officials that team in possession is not advancing or going to goal (this may or may not be subject to change)
  • Stall warning/shot clock to be in effect automatically whenever team that has advanced ball (into box) is responsible for ball going back into D-half of field and regains possession – think back court violation, but with 30-second opportunity to play without losing possession by rule
  • When stall is given, officials shall verbalize “Shot Clock”, trail official will put on 20-second timer
  • When timer expires, same official will begin 10-count – visible arm movement for each count
  • Shot must hit pipe or GK to be considered a shot
  • If D-player in or out of crease makes save, shot clock still in effect since goalie is required to be a shot.
  • Must be legitimate shot attempt: deflected pass or inadvertent contact with pipe or GK not considered a shot .
  • On end line (or sideline) shot attempts awarded back to offense (that did not meet legitimate shot criteria), 20-second timer continues even while ball is dead
  • Must have 6-10 balls at end line in the shot clock situation so as not to disadvantage team that has been warned for stalling
  • If hand-count is in effect on end line re-award then count picks up from where ball was dead, i.e. official has counted 7 times with hand-count, three seconds remain on shot clock at restart
  • Ball must be out of stick by time shot clock expires. Act of shooting does not get benefit of the doubt. Ball must be on its way!
  • Shot clock restarts at “10” if offensive team calls time out – EVEN IF the 20-second timer has not exhausted itself
  • Shot clock resets after a time out called by defense
  • Shot clock resets in loose ball “play on” situations and the stalling team regains possession during play or by award
  • Defense must play the ball to get stall warning
  • Offense must advance ball into box to avoid stall
  • Stall can be called if attack team is in the box and then exits the box even if D is not playing the ball
  • If ball is loose and shot clock expires, a “play on” should be in effect unless offended team has no opportunity to gain possession
  • Stall is waived if legitimate shot is taken (hits pipe/GK) and that team regains possession
  • There is NO 2-minute automatic stall for team ahead in score. However, officials will be ready to put stall/shot clock on in quicker fashion if that team ahead does not attack goal (Defense still must play ball for legitimate stall call to be given)

Shot Clock During Flag Down / Slow Whistle (delayed calls)
  • Play can continue on loose balls in the box same as last year if no shot clock in effect
  • If shot clock is on, same rules except once a shot is taken that stops shot clock – but no score – then whistle will blow to stop play
  • No stalls/shot clock called in EMO situations – exception: ball goes into D-half and possession is regained by attacking team
  • Interpretation of stall/shot clock during FD/SW as period ends: Stall will NOT carry over as there is no stalling during EMO except for backcourt rule (This is another that I’m not 100% sure on, but the guidelines specifically state no EMO shot clock)
Restarts
  • Quick restarts when awarded team is ready and outside the box
  • Closest defender MAY be within 5 yards on restart BUT MUST get 5 yards or more away from player in possession after whistle blows before he can man-up, ride, or defend player in possession (30-second penalty for this defensive infraction)
  • GK no longer gets 5-seconds on any restart and he is outside crease – end line shots, GK advances ball and loses possession due to offensive foul (ward, interference, screen, etc.)

Note on Quick restarts: It will be incumbent on coaches and players to know that they may be at a disadvantage on free plays awarded to the opposing team. THIS IS AN NCAA rule and the officials are to follow the guidelines that make men’s lacrosse a more up-tempo game. The Sportsmanship guideline will dictate that player or coaches who vehemently argue a legitimate quick restart by an official may be subject to conduct or unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.

The new definition of shot is only when the shot clock is on.

The panel also approved a rule regarding shooting strings. Starting with the 2013 season, players will be allowed to have shooting strings up to but not touching four inches from the top of the crosse. See attached image for example.
Article File Attachments: New_Head_Stringing_1_small.jpg Head Graphic
Posted on October 05, 2012

11th Annual Ray Maitland Jamboree hosted by the lacrosse programs of Plano. October 13th and 14th. 

The 3 Plano HS Club Lacrosse Programs are proud to host the 11th Annual
Ray Maitland Memorial Lacrosse Jamboree
October 13-14, 2012 at Plano East Senior High, Plano, TX
We invite your participation and look forward to a great weekend of fall lacrosse!


Entry Fee: $450.00 per team
Format: Jamboree
Bracketing: Interdivisional Varsity & JV
Games:  Four per Team (2 games Saturday/2 games Sunday)
Total Number of Slots: 24 (12 Varsity/12 JV)
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2012
Location: Plano East High School
__________________________________________________
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Your registration will be considered complete after we have received the following from your team(s):
1. Entry Fee (made out to US Lacrosse-North Texas Chapter)
2. Certificate of Insurance-emailed to amanda.franklin@vzw.com

NOTE: Each Program is limited to sending one varsity team and one JV team unless additional slots become available at the close of registration

Entry Fees alone will not secure a spot for your team!

For more information please email Amanda Franklin at:   amanda.franklin@vzw.com

Additional Jamboree information will be provided after your program has completed the registration process.

Visit our Website at: https://sites.google.com/site/planolaxtourneys/


Posted on October 03, 2012
One Team, One Fight Lacrosse Jamboree on Dec 8/9 in Shreveport, La. to honor two Navy Seals from Shreveport who died in the Chinook crash in August. Rob Reeves and Jonas Kelsall both went to Caddo High and were members of Seal Team 6.
Proceeds will be donated to the Navy Seal Foundation.

Click on the link below to register your team for the One Team, One Fight Lacrosse Jamboree December 8th - 9th, 2012!

www.gotsport.com/forms/app/

- $500/1st high school team and $400/2nd or JV team from the same school/club and $400 for middle school teams.

- Game format: 2 - 20-min running-clock halves, 1-hr between games (4 games/team)

- Not in a bracket format, teams will know their schedule before they arrive.

- Teams must be members of US Lacrosse


Posted on September 27, 2012
NTLax - 2012 Boys College Recruiting Clinic - Practice Field @ Hillcrest

UPDATE ON FIELD LOCATION: The clinic will be on the grass practice field immediately south of Hillcrest High School 's Franklin Field in Dallas .

One week left for registration to the Second Annual College Recruiting Clinic

The North Texas Chapter/US Lacrosse is proud again to sponsor a one day clinic on Sunday, September 30 for boys grades 5-12. The instructors will again include Division I head coaches Andy Towers ( Dartmouth ) and Jon Torpey ( High Point ). The clinic will also include goalie instruction beginning at 8:00 a.m., with the balance of the clinic beginning at 9:00 and continuing until 3 p.m. Campers should bring their own lunches and the coaches will again have a Q&A for parents and players regarding college recruiting during the lunch break. Feedback from last year’s event was extremely positive. Don’t miss this event.

The cost is $100. Register now at
http://uslacrossentx.org/Registration/Default.asp?n=32559&org=uslacrossentx.org
This is on the registration tab of the Chapter website - http://www.uslacrossentx.org




Posted on September 20, 2012
THSLL Member School Program Coaches, Athletic Directors, and Club Presidents,

The THSLL State Meeting will be held on September 22, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Dallas at Episcopal School of Dallas, 4100 Merrell Road, Dallas, Tx. 75229.

Turn on west on Merrell Road off of Midway.  Enter the security gate on the left, and park in the lot.  Walk to the left of the building through the courtyard. The Dining Commons is located on the first floor in The Wellness Center located next to the Montwood parking lot.

This is your opportunity to participate in the decision making process regarding the THSLL and the THSLL 2013 season. We encourage you to come, participate in the dialog, and to help chart the course for the THSLL.

Posted on August 27, 2012
North District Division II and Division III meeting will held in advance of the annual meeting, on Tuesday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m. Location is in the 5-Star Conference Center at 15301 N. Dallas Parkway, Addison. There is a cluster of 3 buildings located on the southwest corner of the North Dallas Tollway and Arapaho. The building closest to the tollway is building 15301. Park on the south side of the building. Enter and go past the elevators. The Conference Center will be on the left.
Posted on May 08, 2012
Congratulations to the 2012 THSLL All Americans and 2012 Academic All Americans

2012 All Americans
Michael Edwards, Defense/LSM, Westlake
Sam Finney, Defense, Strake Jesuit
Michael McCarney, Defense, Dallas Jesuit
Bear Goldstein, Defense,St. Marks
Hunter Gore, Midfield, Plano
Bucky Desadier, Attack, Houston Christian
Will Perkins, Attack, St. Marks
Max Skibber, Attack, Episcopal Houston

2012 Academic All Americans
Robert William (Will) Brothers, Defense, St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Wells Waller, Defense, Episcopal School of Dallas
Collin Phillips, Attack, Klein High School
Ronald Heisser, Midfield, Reagan


Posted on May 08, 2012
FMLA The Flower Mound Lacrosse Association (FMLA) is actively looking for coaches to fill positions in our rapidly growing Boys High School program.
Positions are available at both the Varsity and Junior Varsity levels. Ideal candidates will have: - lacrosse experience playing at the high school or college level; - prior coaching experience; - strong leadership and organizational skills; - positive attitude and enthusiasm for the sport and players; and - an ability to effectively motivate and develop both the novice and experienced player.

Flower Mound Lacrosse is a community-based program in the DFW area. We have been fortunate to see tremendous growth in our program in a short time. We have produced quality teams at both the youth and high school levels and both boys and girls programs. If interested, please send an email to admin@flowermoundlacrosse.org for more information or visit our website at www.flowermoundlacrosse.org.

Posted on May 07, 2012
Coach of the Year
Evan Whelchel, Westlake

Assistant Coach of the Year
Dave Smith, St. Marks

Person of the Year
Al Picazo


Commissioner’s Award
This award honors THSLL players who exemplify the ideals of sportsmanship, competition and character both on and off the field.

Nicholas W. Mahowald, St. Marks

Posted on May 07, 2012
The Patterson Award

Annual award named in honor of Bob Patterson, former President and Chief Referee of the Southwest Lacrosse Officials Association (SWLOA). Each year SWLOA membership selects a men’s high school program for their sportsmanship, quality of play, respect for the game’s character, and the honor they bring to the sport.
TMI, The Episcopal School of Texas, San Antonio District
Posted on April 30, 2012
The games on Sunday will be video streamed on the following links
To view the stream, use web browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Saturday, May 5th
Georgetown, Texas
Reagan vs Klein 12:30 p.m.
Highland Park DII vs St. Michaels 3:00 p.m.

Dallas Jesuit vs Highland Park 5:30 p.m.
Houston Christian vs St. Marks 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 6th 
1:00  p.m. Division II Championship Game
3:30 p.m. Division I Championship Game

Admission is $10 for Adults and $5 for students and children.

East View High School
4490 E. University
Georgetown , TX 78626

Located at the intersection of State Hwy 29 and the 130 toll road.
Posted on April 30, 2012
Coach of the Year/Assistant Coach of the Year- This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
This award is intended to recognize the individuals overall coaching performance and contribution, not just coaching wins — although they may be considered.

Coach of the Year
2012 Evan Whelchel, Westlake


Assistant Coach of the Year
2012 Dave Smith, St. Marks


Commissioner’s Award
This award honors THSLL players who exemplify the ideals of sportsmanship, competition and character both on and off the field, and shall be selected by the THSLL Commissioner.

Commissioner’s Award- 2012 Nicholas W. Mahowald, St. Marks


Posted on April 30, 2012
The North District is pleased to announce the 2012 Postseason Awards recognizing the top players from the area. Congratulations to the 2012 North Division II All State, All District and Honorable Mention 
Article File Attachments: 2012 North Division II Post Season.pdf
Posted on April 30, 2012
The North District is pleased to announce the 2012 Postseason Awards recognizing the top players from the area. Congratulations to the 2012 North Division I All State, All District
Posted on April 30, 2012
Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
This award is intended to recognize the individuals overall coaching performance and contribution, not just coaching wins.

2012 North District Coach of the Year – Terry Cole, Flower Mound
2012 North District Assistant Coach of the Year – Dave Smith, St. Mark’s

Person of the Year
THSLL Person of the Year award honoree whose individual whose dedication, commitment, and support of lacrosse and its ideals extends beyond his/her specific Member Team.

2012 North District Person of the Year – Nancy Powers




Posted on April 28, 2012
North Super Regional
April 22, 2012
North Super Regional will be held at
Hillcrest Franklin Field on April 28th and 29th.

April 29 Games
Dallas Jesuit (6) vs St.Johns (4)
Highland Park (11) vs.Austin (2)

April 28 Game Schedule

2:15 Anderson (5) vs. St. Johns (12)
4:15 Highland Park (10) vs. Woodlands (8)
The Hillcrest Lacrosse Club welcomes you to Franklin Field on your first stop on your journey to the 2012 THSLL State Championships in Georgetown.
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=7007+Lakehurst,+Dallas,+TX+75230&oe=UTF-8&hnear=7007+Lakehurst+Ave,+Dallas,+Texas+75230&gl=us&t=m&z=16
Posted on April 28, 2012
April 29 Game Schedule
Field Name: Mustang Lacrosse and Soccer Complex

Address: 2700 West Sam Houston Parkway North
Houston, TX 77043

Plano West (6) vs Houston Christian (10)


St. Marks (10) Westlake (8)



April 28 2:00
Westwood (5) vs. Plano West (14)

Episcopal Houston (7) vs. St. Marks (11)

Posted on April 26, 2012
The North District Championship will be held at Hillcrest Franklin Field on April 28th and 29th.
April 29
4:00 D2 Finals
Flower Mound vs Highland Park DII


April 28
10:00 D2 Flower Mound (12) vs  Keller (8)
12:00 D2 Hillcrest (13) vs. Highland Park DII(14)



There are 9 teams in the North District

Seeding determined by the district W/L record
Seeds 7, 8, 9 do not qualify for post season play
Seeds 3-6 will play quarterfinal games on Tuesday, April 24 using the following pairings; 3 v 6 and 4 v 5
Seeds 1 and 2 receive a bye

For the semifinals, seed 1 will play the winner of 4 v 5 quarterfinal. Seed 2 will play the winner of 3 v 6 quarterfinal.

Posted on April 22, 2012
North DI Playoff Games 4/24


ESD hosts Highland Park on 4/24 at 7:15 p.m.

Coppell hosts Plano West on 4/24 at 7:30p.m.


If ESD wins, ESD is the North DI #3 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A3 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the South Super Regional Tournament.


If Highland Park wins, we re-seed and Highland Park is the North #4 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A4 for Super Regional Tournament bracket purposes, and plays in the North Super Regional Tournament,and the winner of the Coppell vs. Plano West game is the North #3 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A3 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the South Super Regional Tournament.


If Coppell wins, and ESD wins, Coppell is the North DI #4 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A4 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the North Super Regional Tournament.



If Plano West wins, and ESD wins, Plano West is the North DI #4 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A4 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and play in the North Super Regional Tournament.



Dallas Jesuit is the North DI #1 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A1 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and play in the North Super Regional Tournament, and have a first round bye.



St. Mark’s is the North DI #2 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A2 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and play in the South Super Regional Tournament.

Posted on April 01, 2012
North Division I Playoffs

Tuesday, April 24, #4 vs. #5 at Coppell West Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24, #3 vs. #6 at Episcopal School of Dallas, 7:30 p.m.





North Division I Playoff Structure

The 1 & 2 seeds will be determined by 2012 THSLL Season District Standings.

There will be a playoff for the 3rd and 4th seeds.

The 3rd place team plays the 6th place team and the 4th place team plays the 5th place team.

If the 6th place team wins, they reseed the two teams to arrive at their 3 & 4 seeds.

Posted on February 10, 2012
The Hampden-Sydney Tigers Men’s Lacrosse Team will host Colorado College on Sunday, March 11, at 12 noon in Dallas, Texas, at the Southern Methodist University Gerald Ford Stadium.
Chad Hennings, a three-time Superbowl Champion as a Dallas Cowboy, will serve as the lacrosse team's honorary captain.

Posted on December 11, 2011
Fort Worth Country Day Seeks to fill two coaching positions

coaching 7th & 8th graders. Positions are paid and part-time.

Beginning mid-February through mid-April

Contact:  Ed Craver

Lacrosse Program Director, Fort Worth Country Day

817-732-7718 xt 3341, Ed.craver@fwcd.org

Posted on November 16, 2011
St. Mark’s s seeking to fill 2 coaching openings for the spring 2012 season:

JV Head Coach
Middle School Assistant Coach

Both positions are part time, coaching only positions paying a salary. Appointment: 3 months.

Contact:
Hayward Lee
Head Lacrosse Coach
St. Mark’s School
214-346-8288

leeh@smtexas.org
School Website: www.smtexas.org

Posted on September 25, 2011

US Lacrosse is playing a leading role in ongoing research and is committed to educating the national lacrosse community about the potential dangers of commotio cordis, as well as the life-saving value of having AEDs available during lacrosse games and practices.

In 2006, US Lacrosse entered a strategic alliance with Cardiac Science, a leading manufacturer of AEDs, to provide greater educational resources and special AED pricing for US Lacrosse members.

Now, US Lacrosse and Cardiac Science are offering an AED Grant Program which provides comprehensive management of AED/CPR training to awarded leagues and chapters. Through the grant, US Lacrosse will subsidize a significant portion of the cost of a one-year partnership with Cardiac Science.

Click Here to Download Grant Application

Application Timeline for Grant Program

April 18, 2011 - Grant applications available.
September 30, 2011 (EXTENDED) - Deadline for submitting completed applications.
October 2011 - Notification letters sent to all applicants.
December 31, 2012 - All AED training workshops must be completed by this date.

In 2010, US Lacrosse awarded 14 lacrosse organizations in 12 states an AED Grant:

Southern Marin Lacrosse Club, Mill Valley, CA
Norwich Youth Lacrosse Association, Norwich, CT
Roswell Youth Lacrosse Association, Roswell, GA
Lakers Youth Lacrosse, Lakeville, MA
Western Maryland US Lacrosse Chapter, Walkersville, MD
Cecil Lacrosse League, Port Deposit, MD
Homegrown Lacrosse Nonprofit, Minneapolis, MN
AUFAA Dragons Lacrosse, Allentown, NJ
Mahopac Sports Association, Mahopac, NY
Lower Dauphin, Hummelstown, PA
Cookeville Lacrosse Club, Cookeville, TN
Kingwood Ladies Lacrosse, Kingwood, TX
Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association, Southlake, TX
Janesville Lacrosse Club, Janesville, WI

Posted on September 17, 2011

The Allen Eagle Lacrosse Club signed US Lacrosse Hall of Famer Zach Colburn to a multi-year contract as the high school head coach. Zach Colburn comes to Allen from New Jersey where he was an assistant coach for Rutgers University. Zach has worked with MVP Lacrosse Camp for the past three years. MVP Lacrosse Camp runs clinics for players and coaches from the youth level thru high school and provides college recruit consulting.

Zach’s lacrosse coaching experience has spanned the full range from the youth teams of Collegeville, PA, to the middle school and high school level at Perkiomen Valley, PA, to the college ranks with DIII Swarthmore College and DI University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University.

Posted on August 29, 2011

The 3 Plano HS Club Lacrosse Programs are proud to host the 10th Annual Ray Maitland Memorial Lacrosse Jamboree
October 15-16, 2011 at Plano East Senior High, Plano, TX

Entry Fee: $450.00 per team
Format: Jamboree 
Bracketing: Interdivisional Varsity & JV
Games:  Four per Team  (2 games Saturday/2 games Sunday)
Total Number of Slots: 24 (12 Varsity/12 JV)
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2010
Location: Plano East High School

For more information and registration documents  go to :https://sites.google.com/site/planolaxtourneys/
_______________________________________________
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Your registration will be considered complete after we have received the following from your team(s):
1. Entry Fee (made out to US Lacrosse-North Texas Chapter)
2. Certificate of Insurance-emailed to amanda.franklin@verizonwireless.com

NOTE: Each Program is limited to sending one varsity team and one JV team unless additional slots become available at the close of registration. Entry Fees alone will not secure a spot for your team!

For more information please email Amanda Franklin at:   amanda.franklin@verizonwireless.com. Additional Jamboree information will be provided after your program has completed the registration process.

Posted on May 16, 2011

Congratulations to Coppell and Hillcrest on your 2011 THSLL Seasons and your hard fought victories at the 2011 THSLL State Championships at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah, Texas.

Congratulations to Clear Lake and Dallas Jesuit, and to ESD, Stony Point, St. Mark’s, and TMI on a great 2011 THSLL Season and your outstanding efforts at the State Championships as well.

 What a great weekend of Texas high school lacrosse.

Special thanks to the Woodlands Lacrosse Association, the City of Shenandoah, and all the event sponsors, for a great venue and an outstanding job of hosting and supporting this important THSLL event.  The effort and results from the weekend set the bar high for future THSLL events…

Special thanks to Jeff Watts and his production crew (www.jwproductions.org) and the broadcast crew (Doug Anderson, Alex Poole, Jeff Power) for the great job they did producing, directing, and announcing the Fox College Sports coverage of the 2011 Championship games and awards activities.

Please note that we are already starting our planning for the 2012 THSLL Season, and the 2012 THSLL DII Division Championships on April 28-29, 2012, the 2012 THSLL Super Regional Tournaments in Dallas and Houston on April 28-29, 2012, and the 2012 THSLL State Championship Weekend in Austin, Texas on May 5-6, 2012. 

If you and your THSLL Member School Program are interested in hosting a 2012 THSLL event, please contact your District Coordinator right away.  We would like to get these venues decided, contracts signed, and planning started as soon as possible…

Please don’t forget our 2011 THSLL State Meeting is coming up in Austin, Texas on September 24, 2011.  Look for details via email, and on www.thsll.org, in the coming weeks.  Your attendance at this meeting is important as it is your opportunity to influence the direction of the THSLL for the 2012 THSLL Season, and beyond.

Congratulations to all THSLL Member School Programs on a great 2011 THSLL Season.  Thank you for your commitment to the student athletes of the THSLL.

The THSLL Board of Directors

Posted on May 08, 2011
All Americans
 
Buck McClure,  Attack,  Dallas Jesuit
Campbell Sode,  Attack,  Highland Park
Nate Hruby,  Midfield,  Coppell
Tyler Landis,  Midfield,  Coppell
Will Merritt,  Midfield,  Austin
Chase Rogers,  Midfield,  Woodlands
Hunter Hendrick,  Defense,  Kingwood
Brandon Mullins,  Defense,  Coppell
 
Academic All Americans
 
Brent Sterling Phelps,  Goalie,  Taylor (Morton Ranch High School)
Grant Fitts,  Goalie,  Episcopal School of Dallas
Jimmy Nawalaniec,  Midfield,  Dallas Jesuit
Jordan Andrew Schochet,  Midfield,  Plano West
 
Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL. This  award is intended to recognize the individuals overall coaching performance and contribution, not just coaching wins although they may be considered.

Bill Elliott, Hillcrest
 
Assistant Coach of the Year
 
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
 
Craig Reeves, Strake Jesuit
 
Person of the Year
 
THSLL Person of the Year award honoree whose individual whose dedication, commitment, and support of lacrosse and its ideals extends beyond his/her specific Member Team.
 
Gretchen Waltz, Stony Point
 
Commissioner’s Award
 
These awards honors THSLL players who exemplify the ideals of sportsmanship, competition and character both on and off the field, and shall be selected by the THSLL Commssioner
 
William Wallace, St. Johns
 
The Patterson Award
 
Annual award named in honor of Bob Patterson, former President and Chief Referee of the Southwest Lacrosse Officials Association (SWLOA).  Each year SWLOA membership selects a men’s high school program for their sportsmanship, quality of play, respect for the game’s character, and the honor they bring to the sport.
 
Anderson High School
 
Article File Attachments: All Americans.docx 2011 Awards
Posted on April 28, 2011

North District Division I Awards

 

All State Attack 

Campbell Sode  Sr. Highland Park

Buck McClure  Sr. Dallas Jesuit 

Philip Wagley  Sr. ESD

 

All State Midfield

Gil Cassagne  Sr. St. Marks 

Hunter Gore  Jr. Plano

Nate Hruby  Sr. Coppell

Tyler Landis Sr. Coppell 

James Collins Sr. ESD

 

All State Defense

Brandon Mullins Sr. Coppell

Bear Goldstein  Soph. St. Marks 

Michael McCarney Jr. Dallas Jesuit 

Sam Johnston  Sr. Coppell 

 

All State Goalie 

Dan Morris  Soph. Dallas Jesuit 

 

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All District Attack 

Richie Sapp   Sr. Dallas Jesuit 

Trent Dennington Sr. Coppell 

Matt Murphy  Sr. St. Marks 

 

All District Midfield

Garrett Van De Ven  Soph. Dallas Jesuit 

Campbell Puckett  Sr.  Highland Park 

Tyler Lee     Sr. ESD 

Paul Stevenson  Sr. Southlake 

Alec Lucas   Sr. Coppell 

 

All District Defense 

Hayden Fronterhouse Sr. Highland Park 

Ted Guevel   Sr. ESD 

Trevor Garfield   Sr. ESD 

Chris Sargent  Sr. Southlake 

 

All District Goalie 

Lincoln Neely    Soph. St. Marks 

 

Coach of the Year 

Hayward Lee - St. Marks 

 

Asst Coach of the Year

 Paul Bright - Coppell 

 

Person of the year 

 

Rita Pearce - Southlake 

 

Posted on April 27, 2011

North DII Post Season Honors

ALL STATE

Attack

Trevor Atkins (12) - Hillcrest

Wilson Look (11) - Hillcrest

Mitch Stringer (12) - Keller

 Midfield

Nate Clark (12) - McKinney

Cameron Fraser (11) - FWCD

Aaron Kern (12) - Hillcrest

Travis Lipscomb (11) - Hillcrest - Faceoff Specialist

Jack McKane (12) - McKinney

Shane Puckett (12) - McKinney - Defensive Middie

 Defense

Colson Castilla (11) - Hillcrest

Josh Davidson (12) - McKinney

Jacob Freed (12) - Keller

 Goalie

Ward Weber (12) - Hillcrest

 

ALL DISTRICT

Attack

Matt Chaiken (11) - Hillcrest

Michael Connolly (12) - Keller

Blake Waltrip (11) - FWCD

 Midfield

Brennan Baker (10) - Greenhill

Trevor Hall (10) - HPII

Robert Macintosh (10) - HPII

Michael Pitch (11) - Hillcrest - Long Stick Middie

Austin Spagnola (11) - McKinney

Jackson Timian (12) - Colleyville

 Defense

Wilson Gillespie (12) - Hillcrest

Will Nevotti (11) - McKinney

Connor Purcell (11) - HPII

 Goalie

Jacob Moran (11) - McKinney

 

ALL DISTRICT HONORABLE MENTION

Attack

James Anderson (12) - Colleyville

Chris Janowski (11) - Plano East

Drew Kaplan (9) - Greenhill

Tyler Kovacs (12) - McKinney

Aaron Milhorn (10) - Hillcrest

Bevan Pate (9) - Keller

Midfield

Michael Beecherl (11) - HPII

Michael Davis (12) - Keller - Long Stick Middie

Austin Eller (12) - Keller

Reggis Guthrey (11) - Hillcrest - Face Off Specialist

Mark Hartman (12) - Hillcrest

Alex Zwicki (12) - McKinney - Long Stick Middie

Defense

Carson Crow (9) - HPII

Nolan Frese (12) - Keller

Ryan Leininger (12) - Colleyville

Rowland Pettit (11) - Colleyville

Dakota Skinner (11) - Plano East

James Thweat (11) - Hillcrest

Taylor Washuta (11) - FWCD

Connor Wilcox (12) - McKinney

Goalie

Max Eitzen (10) - Plano East

Connor Fraser (12) - FWCD

Austin Gerber (11) - Greenhill

Eric Golhoffer (11) - Colleyville

Garret Hardy (11) - Keller

Harrison Scott (9) - HPII

 

NORTH DISTRICT NOMINEES

COACH OF THE YEAR - Bill Elliott, Hillcrest

ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR - Collin Cutter, Hillcrest

PERSON OF THE YEAR - Bruce Nolley, Highland Park

 

 

 

 

Posted on April 25, 2011
The Texas High School Lacrosse League along with Hillcrest Lacrosse Association are hosting the North Texas Division II Championship Tournament at Greenville Ave Stadium located at 400 S Greenville in Richardson April 30th and May 1st. Semi-final games will be played Saturday at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. The Final will be held Sunday at 1:30 pm.

Teams are determined by Quarterfinal playoff games held on April 26th. Teams are seeded according to their regular season standings: Hillcrest, McKinney, Keller, Colleyville, Highland Park, Ft W Country Day, Plano East, and Greenhill.

All-day tickets are $6.00/adult and $3.00/student.
Posted on March 29, 2011

THSLL Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Austin, Texas

Posted on March 08, 2011
The THSLL Board of Directors would like to remind everyone about the LACROSSE INFORMATION EXCHANGE.  It is a new way for interested lacrosse constituencies to reach our THSLL Member School Program Membership and the Texas lacrosse community.  Interested parties can submit LAX information to be considered for inclusion on the LACROSSE INFORMATION EXCHANGE.

The Lacrosse Information Exchange is for general lacrosse information intended for the THSLL League Membership and the Texas lacrosse community.  Information referring to not-for-profit lacrosse related events will be posted for free.  Information related to college/university lacrosse programs specific to student athlete development and recruitment topics will be posted for free.  Information pertaining to lacrosse related camps, tournaments, and other profit generating events will be required to go through the THSLL sponsorship process which is available on the website under Sponsors on the site navigation menu.  Sponsorship opportunities exist and there is a Become a Sponsor link for sponsorship inquiries.
Posted on January 19, 2011
THSLL Member School Programs,

The votes are in, and once again your vote counts...

We received 60 of 76 possible votes, and by a 39 - 21 vote majority you have decided against a waiver, and as such the THSLL will follow the new NCAA rules 4-13 & 4-14 for the 2011 THSLL Season.

Thank you for voting, and participating in the decision making process that continues to make the THSLL an outstanding high school lacrosse league.

Good luck with your 2011 THSLL Season,

Your THSLL Board of Directors

Link to the 2011 NCAA Rulebook:
http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/LC12.pdf

 
Article File Attachments: 2011-12_NCAA_Mlax_rule_changes.pdf Summary of Rule Changes
Posted on January 17, 2011
Regular Season Game Fees - Home Team pays

VARSITY GAME FEE (per official) – 12 minute quarters  $75
JV GAME FEE (per official) – 10 minute quarters           $65

SWLOA Dues cover up to a 15 game schedule per team, A $10 fee per game above that, will be billed and collected by the SWLOA Treasurer.  Teams are responsible for paying fees directly to the SWLOA for each game over 15 in their THSLL home schedule.

Rainout Procedures - Game Day cancellations should be made by a phone call to assignor and coaches. In the event games are cancelled less than two (2) hours prior to game time, Member Teams are responsible for paying officials for such scheduled games. If two (2) games are scheduled, the officials will be paid the higher of the fees. Officials will also be paid for suspended games

 
 
 
Posted on January 03, 2011

The THSLL Board of Directors is pleased to announce the LACROSSE INFORMATION EXCHANGE, a new way for interested lacrosse constituencies to reach our THSLL Member School Program Membership and the Texas lacrosse community.  Effective immediately interested parties can submit LAX information to be considered for inclusion on the LACROSSE INFORMATION EXCHANGE.

The Lacrosse Information Exchange is for general lacrosse information intended for the THSLL League Membership and the Texas lacrosse community.  Information referring to not-for-profit lacrosse related events will be posted for free.  Information related to college/university lacrosse programs specific to student athlete development and recruitment topics will be posted for free.  Information pertaining to lacrosse related camps, tournaments, and other profit generating events will be required to go through the THSLL sponsorship process which is available on the website under Sponsors on the site navigation menu.  Sponsorship opportunities exist and there is a Become a Sponsor link for sponsorship inquiries.

The THSLL Board of Directors will periodically call attention to information posted thereby including it in our Latest THSLL News on the main web page and/or Latest District News on the individual District web pages.  Information will be posted and remain on the LACROSSE INFORMATION EXCHANGE for 60 days.

 
Posted on December 28, 2010
There are some new changes in SWLOA this year. There is a decentralization of administration and control so there will be a more hands-on approach in each district of SWLOA. Sub-chapters have been created in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas/Ft Worth.  These sub-chapters will be responsible for their own training, financing and administration. The SWLOA Board and Executive officers remain in place to oversee the sub-chapters and to negotiate contracts as per the by-laws.
 
Please see the attached list of sub chapter officers.
 
Article File Attachments: SWLOA Officers.pdf SWLOA Officers
Posted on November 15, 2010
We are proud to announce Plano Wildcats new varsity lacrosse head coach - Sam Woolford

Sam has been the assistant coach and offensive coordinator for Southern Methodist University lacrosse team for the last two seasons.  Sam's coaching career also includes coaching stints at Chandler High School in Arizona and Highland Park High School in Dallas.  Sam’s collegiate playing career was at Texas Christian University where he played attack.

“I’d like to thank the Plano lacrosse board and parents for placing trust in me to lead the team in the upcoming season.  I’m thrilled with the opportunity to join the Plano lacrosse family and look forward to developing the tremendous potential of our young team” commented Sam Woolford. 

The Plano Lacrosse Association Board
Amanda Franklin
Brian Gore
Brad Shanklin
Bob Vaughn
Kelly Ann Zagurski
Posted on October 02, 2010

THSLL Member School Program Coaches & Players,

Please review this communication from Don Zimmerman, Secretary-rules editor NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee, regarding the new NCAA rules as they will be in effect beginning with the THSLL 2011 Season

Article File Attachments: 2011-12 NCAA Mlax rule changes.pdf 2011 NCAA Rule Changes
Posted on June 23, 2010
Randy Michaelis has been coaching competitive youth sports for over 8 years.As the new Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach at Parish, Coach Michaelis brings a tremendous background to the newly established varsity lacrosse program, as well as renewed excitement, and a can do attitude.
Posted on June 10, 2010

Ninth Annual Ray Maitland Memorial Lacrosse Jamboree

October 16-17, 2010 at Plano East Senior High, Plano, TX

For more information please email Patty Brooks at: txbrooks@tx.rr.com

Inter-divisional Varsity & JV, Registration Deadline is October 10, 2010

The Maitland Jamboree website is  https://sites.google.com/site/planolaxtourneys/

Posted on April 29, 2010

The THSLL Division I will see a major change to the Division I State Championship for 2010. In previous years, the Central, North and South District Champions in addition to a wild card played in a two round event to crown the State Champion. For 2010, a twelve team format will be implemented. On May 1&2, the South District (Houston) and Central District (San Antonio and Austin) will be hosting super regional playoffs.

The two winners on Sunday's game will advance to the State Championship the following weekend in Dallas to play the two winners from the Central Super Regional

For 2011, the Super Regional games will rotate to North and Central with the State Championship tournament to be played in Houston.

You may download the updated bracket HERE


Central Super Regional Schedule
House Park Austin, Texas
May 1 and 2

Sat May 1: DI games:
3:30 pm Strake Jesuit vs. Anderson- home team
5:45 pm ESD vs. Bowie- home team

Sun May 2: DI games:
12:00 pm winner of ESD/ Bowie vs Episcopal Houston- home team
2:15 pm winner of Strake Jesuit/Anderson vs. St. Marks - home team


South Super Regional Schedule & South Division II Championship
Houston Christian High School, Houston, Texas
May 1 and 2

Sat May 1: DI games
2:00 pm St. John's- home team vs. Westlake
4:30 pm Dallas Jesuit vs Woodlands - home team

Sun May 2: DI games:
1:00 pm winner of St. Johns/Westlake vs. Highland Park - home team
3:30 pm winner of Dallas Jesuit/Woodland vs. Austin- home team


DI State Championship Semi Finals
Saturday, May 8
2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.

DI State Championship Final
Sunday May 9

1:00 p.m.

DII Championship Semi Finals
Saturday, May 8th

9:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.

DII Championship Final
Sunday May 9

10:30 a.m.

  
Posted on April 27, 2010
Congratulation 2010 DI and DII Players!
Posted on April 15, 2010
The North District Finals for Division II and Division III will be hosted by Hillcrest Lacrosse Association and will be played on Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd at Franklin Field located at Hillcrest High School ( 9924 Hillcrest Rd , Dallas Tx 75230 ).

Saturday, May 1, 2010 - at Franklin Field, Hillcrest High School

9:00am - Division III -Ft Worth Country Day @ Colleyville

11:00am - Division III - Trinity @ Keller

1:30pm - Division II - Plano West @ Hillcrest

3:30pm - Division II - Highland Park DII @ Coppell

Sunday, May 2, 2010 - at Franklin Field, Hillcrest High School

11:00am - 7/8 All Star Game

12:30pm - Division III Championship

3:00pm - Division II Championship

Posted on April 14, 2010
Max Seibald, 2009 Tewaaraton Trophy Winner and current member of 2010 Team USA, the Denver Outlaws and Philadelphia Wings is teaming up with TCU to bring his Maximum Lacrosse Camp to Dallas, Texas.

The camp will be held June 20-23 on the TCU campus. For full details and camp schedule please see brochure or visit www.maximumlacrossecamps.com

Posted on April 05, 2010
Please see the two links below for information on camps coming to North Texas.
Posted on March 04, 2010
TCU and Fort Worth Country Day are pleased to annouce

The Texas Christian Univ. Lacrosse team will be hosting Nebraska Lacrosse team this Friday night at Fort Worth Country Day.

Face Off is at 7 p.m.under the lights at Rosacker Stadium on the FWCD campus.

Please join us! It will be an exciting game and the first of its kind at the school.

Posted on February 12, 2010
Keller ISD Lacrosse proudly hosts the University of North Texas Mean Green, the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Missouri Tigers Men's Lacrosse Teams for two great games of college lacrosse on Feb. 21st @ the KISD Athletic Complex.

Missouri vs. UNT- 10AM

Missouri vs. Tech - 2PM

Admission: Adults - $3.00

Students - $2.00

Posted on November 20, 2009
Led by Max Seibald, Denver Outlaws, 2009 Tewaaraton Trophy recipient, 2009 USA National Team,Cornell Team Captain

Southlake Sports Complex January 9-10,

Grades 5-8, 10-12:15

Grades 9-12, 1.30-3.45

Posted on October 09, 2009
US Lacrosse has announced a grant program to provide AEDs to quailfied programs.

Application Timeline for the Grant Program
September 28, 2009 - Grant applications available
November 30, 2009 - Postmark deadline for completed applications.
December 2009 - Notification letters sent to all applicants.
March 15, 2010 - All AED training workshops must be conducted.
Posted on October 08, 2009
OKLAHOMA SOONERS VS TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2009 7:00pm

CLARK CENTRAL FIELD, PLANO

The Clark Athletic Complex is located at 429 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75023. Take the Spring Creek exit from 75 Central Expressway, go west to Stadium Drive, go north on Stadium Drive and the fields will be on the left.

Contact: Mike Moran, 972-948-1354 Mmoran2808@gmail.com

Posted on October 07, 2009
PRESENTED BY US Lacrosse North Texas Chapter OKLAHOMA SOONERS VS SMU MUSTANGS

SATURDAY OCTOBER 24, 2009

7:00pm CLARK CENTRAL FIELD, PLANO

$3 ADULT $2 STUDENT/CHILD The SMU Mustang Men's lacrosse team will meet the Men's team from the University of Oklahoma in conjunction with the Halloween Shootout youth and high school tournament on Saturday October 24, 2009.

The game will be played at Clark athletic fields just south of John Clark Stadium in Plano at 7:00pm. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students/children.

Both teams have strong ties to Texas high school lacrosse programs with many local alumni playing for both teams. SMU, coached by Alex Poole has a strong winning tradition going back to the 1980 season. Oklahoma, coached by Max Dugan completed their fourth season of competition last spring and continues to build with many talented players from north Texas.

The Clark Athletic Complex is located at 429 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75023. Take the Spring Creek exit from 75 Central Expressway, go west to Stadium Drive, go north on Stadium Drive and the fields will be on the left.

Contact: Mike Moran, 972-948-1354 Mmoran2808@gmail.com

Posted on October 06, 2009
Friends of US Lacrosse - North Texas Chapter presents the 14th Annual Halloween Shootout

Oct 24 & 25

To register, go to

Posted on September 23, 2009
The North Texas Chapter in conjunction with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), is offering a day of workshops focused on sportsmanship issues for coaches, parents and administrators at no cost.

You are invited to attend any single session, or all of the two-hour sessions to be held on September 27th.

The sessions will be held from 9-11, 11:30-1:30 and 2-4 .

The workshops will be held at 606 Banner Place Tower, Wells Fargo Bldg. 6th Floor, 12770 Coit Road , Dallas , 75251

#1 Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons-for Coaches

#2 Leading your Organization-For Coaches and Program Board members

#3 The Second Goal Parent-Parents/Coaches/Board Members

Contact Patty Brooks at txbrooks@tx.rr.com to register.

Posted on September 22, 2009
Texas High School Lacrosse League Annual Member Team Meeting

Sept. 26, 2009 11:00 a.m.

Location: Jesuit School 12345 Inwood Rd. Dallas, TX 75244

A Coach or Team President is required to attend or to assign a proxy vote

Posted on September 10, 2009
North District DI Coaches and Administrator meeting

St. Marks

7:00 p.m.

September 21

Posted on September 05, 2009
The North District DII and DIII Meeting has been scheduled for September 10th 7-9 p.m.

Hard Eight BBQ, 688 Freeport Pkwy Coppell, TX 75019-3865

(972) 471-5462

Posted on August 28, 2009
The Plano Lacrosse Association is pleased to announce Nolan Godfrey as the Varsity Head Coach for Plano Wildcat Lacrosse.

Nolan started his lacrosse career at Merrimack College (NCAA - D2) and achieved many honors including being named 2ND team All - American as a face off specialist in 2005, and leading the team to the Northeast 10 Championship game.

Godfrey has played professionally in both the NLL (Buffalo Bandits) and MLL (Boston Cannons and Philadelphia Barrage). He has represented Team USA Indoor during international play at the Warrior Cup in Canada and has also played Senior-A level box lacrosse in Canada.

Coach Godfrey's coaching experience includes stints as an assistant and head coach at the high school level, including Billerica Memorial High School who went to the Massachusetts state finals in 2008. Coach Godfrey was also an assistant for St. Anselm College in New Hampshire (NCAA). Most recently he was the head coach of St. Andrew's HS in Austin, TX. Coach Godfrey continues to play competitively both in the US and internationally.

Coach Godfrey earned a B.S. in Physiology & Neuroscience from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and is currently working towards his masters in Sport Psychology.

"I am very grateful and excited for the opportunity Plano has given me with taking the lead of their program. The Plano system has a strong tradition of success in the powerful North District which stems from its great coaching lineage, sustained parental support, and exceptional athletes and dedicated lacrosse players that have reached the top levels of NCAA lacrosse,€ says Godfrey.

Posted on July 09, 2009
Highland Park Boys Lacrosse is actively seeking coaches for the Youth level program for the 2009-2010 fall and spring seasons.

Players range in age from 5th through 8th grade (ages 10yrs - 14yrs). The HP program has over 175 kids participating at this level across 7 teams.

The objective of the program is to develop basic lacrosse skills both individually as well as in game situations within a well defined system, preparing the kids to enter the High School program. This is a paid position, commensurate with experience and commitment level, but also must be viewed as a labor of love!

Requirements include: Deep lacrosse experience both playing and coaching; preferably up through the collegiate level

Ability to work within a defined system

Ability to lead by example with a disciplined approach and good communication skills with parents

High integrity and values with a heart for kids!

To express interest or for more information, please contact Bob Seebold, 214-415-9335, bseebold@gmail.com.

Posted on June 15, 2009
The THSLL board is now accepting applications to fill the the volunteer positions of North District DI Coordinator and North District DIII Coordinator. Ideally this position will be filled by someone who has prior history with the schools and some understanding of the league.

Please submit a resume to Nancy Powers, THSLL State Administrator, at powers21@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in a position.

Posted on May 19, 2009
CONGRATULATIONS! Highland Park Division I State Champions and Coppell Division II State Champions!
Posted on May 19, 2009
The North District is pleased to announce the 2009 Team Dallas which will travel to the Brine Shootout at University of Maryland,Baltimore County from July 12 to 15 to compete against many of the nations best HS and Club teams.

The tryout was held on May 18 at ESD. Players were nominated to tryout by their coaches. On Friday, May 29 is the Showcase Game, 7:00 p.m.at ESD held annually the night before the start of T99 at Greenhill School.

The rosters are comprised of Team Dallas plus alternates.

Posted on May 17, 2009
Congratulations to Fort Worth Country Day, 2009 DIII North District Champions
Posted on May 13, 2009
Congratulations to the North District Division I Champion Highland Park

and to the North District Division II Champion Coppell

Posted on May 07, 2009
Schedule for the North DII Championships at Allen Track Field:

Monday May 11th 6:00 PM Coppell vs HPII

Monday May 11th 8:00 PM Greenhill vs Plano West

Tuesday May 12th 7:30 PM DII Finals

followed by awards ceremony

Posted on May 05, 2009

THSLL Member Teams

 
The THSLL board met this evening to discuss playoff schedule options.  After considering all obstacles and challenges in adjusting the schedule with the current delay, the Board of Directors made the decision to hold District Playoffs between May 11-14 and hold the State Championships on May 15, 16 and 17th. The Championships will be held in Austin at House Park field. 
 
The schedule is as follows:
 
Friday, May 15th, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio DII vs. Central DII
Saturday, May 16th 10:00 a.m.  South DII vs. North DII
Saturday, May 16th 5:00 p.m. DI semi final game one #1 vs. #4
Saturday, May 16th, 7:30 p.m. DI semi final game two #2 vs. #3
Sunday, May 17th, 11:00 a.m.  DII State Championship game
DII awards immediately following
Sunday, May 17th, 1:30 p.m. DI State Championship game
DI and League awards immediately following
   
This schedule is subject to any further extension of the "no play" issued by UIL.
 
At this point, there are no blocks of hotels reserved for teams.
Please go to the Championship website
http://texaslacrossechamps.org/  for directions, map and details. 
Posted on April 29, 2009

THSLL Suspends Season Play

The Texas High School Lacrosse League supports the UIL policy stated below and hereby postpones all THSLL contests until May 11th. At that time, it will have a plan for the THSLL State Championships. 
 

We encourage all Member Schools to communicate directly with school administrations and school districts with any questions related to other scheduled sports-related, non-THSLL events such as practices and scrimmages. 
 

Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) Board of Directors

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University Interscholastic League Press Release:
4/29/2009
 
 

"UIL Schedules Altered Due to Swine Flu

On the recommendation of Dr. David Lakey, Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, and in consultation with Texas Education Agency Commissioner Robert Scott, the University Interscholastic League is altering its schedule of events due to the outbreak of the swine flu in Texas. Effective immediately, all UIL interscholastic competition is suspended until May 11.€ 
 

Full press release here
 

 

Posted on April 28, 2009
Congratulations to the DI players!
Posted on April 26, 2009
The 2009 THSLL North DII Coaches have selected the North District Division DII All Stars.

Congratulations to the boys selected

Posted on April 21, 2009
The 2009 DII/DIII North Championships will be held at the turf field located directly next to Allen High School.

Saturday May 2nd

9:00 AM DIII Seed 2 vs Seed 3

11:30 AM DIII Seed 1 vs Seed 4

2:00 PM DII Seed 2 vs Seed 3

4:30 PM DII Seed 1 vs Seed 4

Sunday May 3rd 10:00 AM

McKinney vs Plano Wrangler Black 5/6 Grade Exhibition Game

11:30 AM Allen vs Plano Wrangler White 7/8 Grade Exhibition Game

1:30 PM Division III Finals - Followed by awards ceremony

4:30 PM Division II Finals - Followed by awards ceremony

For detailed information, please visit http://www.allenlacrosse.com/championship.html

Posted on April 13, 2009
2009 THSLL North District Division I Playoffs #1 "highest€, #6 "lowest€

Monday, April 27 - games @ 7:00pm #6 @ #3 #5 @ #4

Wednesday, April 29 - Semifinal games at 7:00pm #1 hosts lowest remaining seed #2 hosts next lowest remaining seed

Friday, May 1 - At ESD @ 7:30 p.m. with the NTYLA Championship prior at 5:30 p.m. Semi-final winners * Highest remaining seed is the home team and wears white

Saturday, May 9 - Austin, TX State Semi-finals - Division I & II

Sunday, May 10 - Austin, TX State Championships - Division I & II

Posted on March 23, 2009
The THSLL board is now accepting applications to fill the positions of Commissioner and Secretary.  Attached are the roles and responsibilities of these two positions and a conflict of interest statement that applies to all THSLL board positions.  Neither successful candidate must have THSLL or lacrosse experience, however it may be helpful in the learning curve for the successful candidate.

Please submit a resume to Nancy Powers, THSLL State Administrator, at powers21@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in either position. 

This posting will close on March 13th and at such time the Board will interview applicants with an attempt to fill the Secretary position by March 31, 2009 and the Commissioner position on May 11, 2009.

THSLL Board Conflict of Interests Statement

Secretary Roles.and Responsibilities

Commissioner Roles and Responsibilities

Posted on March 15, 2009
Monday March 16th 5:00 - Bowdoin v Western New England at St Marks

7:30 - St. Lawrence v Nazareth at ESD

Wednesday March 18th 5:00 - St. Lawrence v Bowdoin at ESD

1:00 FRIDAY- HIGHLAND PARK VS ST.MARYS(MARYLAND) AT HIGHLANDER STADIUM

3:00 FRIDAY- ST.MARKS VS AIR ACADEMY AT ST. MARKS

4:30 FRIDAY- AUSTIN HS VS WESTLAKE AT SMU

6:30 FRIDAY- ESD VS ST.MARYS (MARYLAND) AT SMU

8:30 FRIDAY- WESTLAKE VS AIR ACADEMY AT SMU

Posted on March 01, 2009
From SWLOA Chief Referee: There have been some questions and discussions about enforcing stalling when the ball leaves the box. Here is a clarification. Background: When a team is under a stalling warning,including the automatic warning in the last 2 minutes, Rule 6.11 has these exceptions that allow the ball to leave the attack area without awarding possession to the defensive team: when the ball leaves because of a shot, a pass deflected off the defense, or a deflection off of the defense. The question has been what constitutes a "deflection.".

Interpretation: "Deflection" is to be interpreted broadly, as any contact by the defense that causes the ball to leave the attack area. This includes kicking or redirecting a loose ball. In other words, the ball is awarded to the defense during a stall warning when (a) the ball leaves the box because of an errant pass or ground ball last touched by the offense, or the offensive player carries the ball outside the box, stepping on the line is "outside"

Posted on January 23, 2009
The Allen H.S. Boys Lacrosse Club is hosting the DII / DIII North Texas Championship games on May 2nd & 3rd, 2009. The location is the Allen H.S. Track Stadium facility, which has all-weather turf and onsite facilities.
Posted on January 05, 2009
The Episcopal School of Dallas will be the host site for the 2009 North District DI Championship game scheduled for Friday evening, May 1st, at 7:30 p.m. This is the first time they have hosted a district championship game at their campus. They are excited to have this opportunity.
Posted on December 30, 2008
THSLL appoints Ray Martin as DIII North District Coordinator effective Dec.39. The DIII North District Coordinator is a new volunteer position on the THSLL Board.

Ray has been involved with lacrosse in the North District since 2003 with a son, Nicholas, (ʼ07 graduate Parish Episcopal School) a THSLL DII All-State Midfielder for Plano East and a THSLL DI Honorable Mention Midfielder for Plano West, and a son, Brandon, (Class of ʼ10 Parish Episcopal School) who plays for Hillcrest. Ray also has a daughter, son-in law, and two granddaughters who reside in North Carolina. He has been involved in North Texas youth and high school sports since 1993, coaching soccer, baseball, and lacrosse.

Ray was an assistant coach for Plano East and Plano West, and is currently assisting Coach Bill Elliott at Hillcrest. He had the privilege while being an assistant coach for Plano East to coach a THSLL state runner-up team in 2005 and a THSLL state semi-final appearance in 2005, and shared coaching honors for a THSLL DII All-Star team in 2006 with Coach Mark Purcell.

Ray works for Insight Enterprises, Inc. as a senior solutions executive where he provides IT Asset Management and Software Asset Management thought leadership and solutions for Global corporations as they strive to manage their corporate IT assets. Ray and his wife Barbara reside in Lewisville and have been Dallas residents since 1990.
Posted on December 30, 2008
THSLL is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Cook as the DII North Coordinator effective Dec.30. The DII Coordinator is a volunteer, voting position on the THSLL Board.

Rick first became involved with lacrosse in the North Texas District in 2000 when his oldest son, Ben, began playing in the DI Plano Sr. High School progam as a ninth grader. Ben went on to play for Plano until his senior year. Ricks younger son, Sam, began playing lacrosse that same year while in fifth grade and progressed through the Plano program, graduating in 2008. Sam now plays DIII lacrosse for The College of Wooster in Ohio.

Rick was actively involved for the eight years his sons played for Plano in various roles supporting the Plano Lacrosse program and looks forward to remaining active in Texas High School Lacrosse in this coordinator position.

Rick is a Vice President and National Segment Leader for ACE USA, a commercial property,casualty insurance carrier. He and his wife, Carol, have been Plano residents since 1996
Posted on November 22, 2008
Southlake Round Up Mens High School Lacrosse Tournament.
The Round Up is open to all HS age teams, JV or Varsity.
The tournament will be held in Southlake, Texas on Saturday Feb.7 and Sunday Feb. 8, 2009.

2 Brackets of up to 12 teams each. Games are on regulation fields and will consist of two 25 minute running halves, and all teams will play at least 3 games during the two days. Playing days will run from 9:00am through 5:00pm. Team fee is $450

This is a sanctioned THSLL tournament and meets the tournament standards recently approved at the state meeting.
Posted on November 20, 2008
Nov 30, 2008, Dallas, TX- The North Texas Chapter of US Lacrosse has established a partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to ensure a positive, character-building experience for all youth athletes in North Texas Lacrosse programs.

PCA a Stanford University-based non-profit organization, conducts workshops for coaches, organizational leaders, and parents involved in schools and sports organizations serving five-to-18-year-old athletes. PCA also provides workshops for high school athletes.

"Working with hundreds of youth sports organizations around the United States, PCA has developed practical tools and guidelines to help youth athletes, their coaches and parents get the most out of sports,€ Tom Fitzsimmons, President of the North Texas Chapter of US Lacrosse. "We recognize the tremendous opportunity for character-building sports offers for today's youth, so we are embracing PCA's Double-Goal CoachTM model, where winning is one goal and teaching life lessons is the second, more-important goal.€

"We are delighted to partner with the North Texas Chapter,€ said PCA Executive Director Jim Thompson. "Together, we'll strive to help their youth athletes take a positive approach to pursuing victories in athletic competition and in life.€

The workshops are scheduled to begin Jan 10, 2009. For information about the dates and locations, please contact Patty Brooks at txbrooks@tx.rr.com , 972-880-0713

PCA trains Double-Goal Coaches®, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports.

PCA's partnership network includes more than 1,100 youth sports organizations, cities and schools. In 2008, PCA will conduct roughly 1,500 live, group workshops across the U.S., while assisting thousands of other individuals via online workshops at www.PositiveCoach.org For more information about the North Texas Chapter of US Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrossentx.org
Posted on November 20, 2008
Lacrosse officials needed! The rapid expansion of youth, high school, and college competition has resulted in a critical shortage of officials in Texas.

Whether you've played lacrosse, coached it or just have a passionate interest in this great sport and want to give something back to the game as an official please contact Clint Bond, District 8's Governor. He can let you know how to proceed in becoming an official. His email address is clint.bond@tx.rr.com

Training sessions are in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston. Act now to be trained for the spring season. You can work year round with a flexible schedule, and enjoy the benefits of being on the field in the middle of the game.

Posted on November 20, 2008
HELP WANTED: Highland Park Youth Lacrosse Coaches: Highland Park Lacrosse is actively seeking coaches for it's Youth level program. Age ranges are from 5th grade through 8th grade-ages 10yrs - 14yrs. www.highlandparklacrosse.org. This is a paid position; however this must be viewed as a labor of love! Please contact Jon Mamula, 469-682-2690 jmamula@highlandparklacrosse.org , or Bob Seebold, 214-415-9335 bseebold@highlandparklacrosse.org
Posted on November 09, 2008
US Lacrosse and its Youth Council have announced the winners of the 2008 Youth Excellence Awards. US Lacrosse will honor these eight individuals from around the country at the eighth annual US Lacrosse Youth Council Awards Breakfast on January 17, 2009.

Boys' Coach of the Year Alex Poole - Carrollton, Texas
Poole, a former Maryland men's lacrosse player, has been the Episcopal School of Dallas' boys' lacrosse coach for the past five years.

He is known as a teacher and a mentor to his players, encouraging positive sportsmanship and positive reinforcement.Since Poole has been the coach at the Episcopal School of Dallas, lacrosse participation has doubled.

Alex is currently the Head Coach of the Southern Methodist Univeristy lacrosse program.
Posted on November 08, 2008
Face Off/Goalie Clinic

The clinic on Jan. 11th, 12-1:30, is open to all High School players, grades 9-12 at HP Middle School $75

Offered by Highland Park Lacrosse and conducted by Coach Andy Corno and Coach Tony Russo.

Coach Andy Corno plays professional lacrosse for the Philadelphia Barrage. Noted as one of the best face off midfielders to ever play the game. 2006 Major League Lacrosse All Star, 3x all American.

Coach Tony Russo played goalie for the Rochester Rattlers and Washington Bayhawks MLL teams. 2x Division-I All-American, 2x Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL) Player of the Year and broke the school's all time saves record

Email admin@highlandparklacrosse.org to register

**These events are not operated under the authority of or sanctioned by THSLL
Posted on October 30, 2008
From THSLL Rules - 2009 Appendix J 2008/2009 Timetable "Program Contacts on both THSLL and SWLOA October 31, 2008" If you have not submitted revisions to your program contacts list for the upcoming season, please take the time to do that by emailing the League Administrator at powers21@sbcglobal.net Include clear indication of: Who are JV Contacts Who, if not all, should receive program notification of game changes from SWLOA scheduling software.
Posted on October 20, 2008
Instructional Camp for High School Players Grades 9-12 at Dallas Jesuit
Dec. 19: 6:00pm-8:00pm Dec. 20-22: 2:00pm-4:30pm The cost is $280

The instructors at the camp will be: Chris Burdick- Head Coach of NCAA Division I Providence College
Errol Wilson- Assistant Coach NCAA Division I Brown University, Goalie Stony Brook University
Brendan Callahan- Assistant Coach Division I Lehigh University
Ryan Wellner- Assistant Coach NCAA Division I Stony Brook University
Chris Feifs- Assistant Coach NCAA Division I Virginia Military Institute, Midfielder University of Maryland
J.P. Brazel- Assistant Coach NCAA Division I Sacred Heart University, Goalie Hofstra University
Cory Coffman- Volunteer Assistant Coach NCAA Division I Penn State University, Loyola College Midfielder
Brendan Dawson- Assistant Coach NCAA Division III Dickinson University, Defenseman Salisbury State
Jack Sandler- Head Coach NCAA Division III Skidmore College
Jeremy DaRin- Assistant Coach NCAA Division II Limestone College
Steven Brooks- 2008 NCAA Midfielder of the Year, Syracuse University,
MLL All-Star, MLL Chicago Machine, NLL Chicago Shamrox
Evan Brady- 2008 All-American Defenseman Syracuse University
Pat Perritt- All-American Midfielder Syracuse University
Anthony Crimmins- Director Stick Star Lacrosse, Midfielder Butler University
Sam Ashley- Director Stick Star Lacrosse, Goalie Butler University, Dallas Jesuit Assistant
Chris Surran- All-American Goalie Syracuse University, Head Coach Dallas Jesuit
To register online or to print out a registration form go to www.deuceslax.com.

*These events are not operated under the authority of or sanctioned by THSLL
Posted on September 30, 2008
THSLL is accepting nominations for the DII/DIII North District Coordinator, vacated by Michelle Durkin (DII/DIII North Coordinator from 2007 - 2008). Jay Widdig (DII North Coordinator from 2005 - 2007) is currently Interim/Acting DII/DIII North Coordinator. The DII/DIII North District Coordinator is one of 9 voting board members of THSLL and is responsible for the 8 DII North teams and 8 DIII North teams. Interested parties should contact Nancy Powers, THSLL State Administrator, at powers21@sbcglobal.net to receive a copy of the Coordinator Roles and Responsibilities and Board Conflict of Interest Statement. A selection committee to fill this position will be formed after the State meeting on October 11th
Posted on September 29, 2008
Plano West has joined the North District DII Division. Rashad Devoe is the head coach for the program.
Posted on September 23, 2008
Please contact Patty Brooks directly txbrooks@tx.rr.com The Three Plano HS Club Lacrosse Programs are proud to host the Sixth Annual Ray Maitland Memorial Lacrosse Jamboree October 11-12, 2008 at Plano East Senior High, Plano , TX Entry Fee: $375.00 Format: Jamboree Bracketing: Interdivisional Varsity & JV Games: Four per Team (2 games Saturday/2 games Sunday) Total Number of Slots: 16 Registration Deadline: October 5, 2008 Location: Plano East High School
Posted on September 01, 2008
North District DI Coaches and Administrator meeting Tuesday, September 16th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Two Lincoln Centre Marketing Center 5420 LBJ Freeway, Suite 201 , Dallas , TX 75240
Posted on August 30, 2008
US Lacrosse presents Level 1 Coaching Clinic Date: Sept 20, 2008 Time: 9:00 - 4:00 Location: ESD, Merrill Road, Dallas, Registration: Sign up online at the uslacrosse.org web site. To read more about the USL Coaching Education Program http://www.uslacrosse.org/cep/index.phtml All beginning coaches should attend and experienced coaches are encouraged to attend also
Posted on August 25, 2008
DII and DIII North Coaches and Administrators District Meeting Tuesday, September 9th 7:00 p.m. OraMetrix, Inc. 2350 Campbell Creek Blvd., Suite 400 Richardson, TX 75082
Posted on May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 29th at Episcopal School of Dallas 7:00 p.m.
Posted on May 16, 2008
10:30 Texas Stadium, Saturday , May 17th The DII North District All Star Game, come out for a great game followed by the college semi finals
Posted on May 16, 2008
The US Lacrosse-North Texas Chapter is hosting for the third year in a row the Mens Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) National Championship from May 13 through May 17. The Semifinal games at Texas Stadium are at 11:00, 2:00, 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. Finals will be held at Texas Stadium on Saturday May 17th there will be two Finals games and other events at Texas Stadium. DII game is at 1:30 and DI game is at 7:00 Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
Posted on May 15, 2008
Saturday May 24th Humperdinks 6050 Greenville Ave 11 am May Madness Viewing Party! Please join lacrosse fans in North Texas to watch the NCAA Division 1 Mens Lacrosse Final Four on Saturday May 24, 2008 at Humperdinks on Greenville Avenue. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit BRIDGE Lacrosse - Dallas and the lacrosse programs it supports. BRIDGE is a non profit created to introduce and expand the support of lacrosse in nontraditional and underserved communities.For more information, please go to www.bridgelacrossedallas.com and look on the "EVENTS" page. We look forward to seeing you then. 20 dollars per person
Posted on May 15, 2008
Sunday, May 25th 7PM Philadelphia Barrage vs. Long Island Lizards Game Day Schedule: May 25th 4:00pm to 6:00pm: Pre-game Clinic on the field at Texas Stadium taught by the MLL players is free to all players with the purchase of a ticket 7:00pm Gametime: During the game there will be giveaways, raffles, MLL Fan Zone and VIP areas to enjoy the game After the Game: Post-game party and autograph session in the Texas Stadium Corral with the MLL players open to all families with the purchase of a ticket Tickets for the May 25th event are $15.00 will be available at MLLDallas.com through May 18th. Tickets may also be purchased day of game for $20.00 at the Texas Stadium Box Office. Group tickets are available for $12.00 and may be purchased at MLLDallas.com Come out and enjoy a great family fun event watching the best lacrosse players in the world compete at Texas Stadium! For more information go to
Posted on April 21, 2008
Cash scholarships of $500.00 will be awarded to three graduating seniors (male and/or female) who plan to attend a college or University and play lacrosse at this higher level of competition. The Scholarship was set up to defray the cost that can add up while playing and traveling with a collegiate lacrosse club or varsity team. Deadline for 2009 is March 15th. Applications may be submitted at any time. Email powers21@sbcglobal.net
Posted on April 18, 2008
Quarterfinals Monday, April 28th 7:30 Highland Park 21 Plano West 1 Plano 15 Jesuit 6 St. Marks 16 Southlake 3 Semi-Finals Wednesday, April 30th, 7:30 Highland Park vs St. Marks ESD vs Plano District Finals Friday, May 2, 7:30 at St. Marks Location of quarter and semi finals determined by seeding
Posted on April 18, 2008
Schedule of Events Friendswood High School - Henry Winston Stadium Saturday May 10, 2008 8:00 Warm-up Fields open for team use Locker rooms and player entrance to Winston Stadium open for team members Gates to Winston Stadium open for visitors Teams participating in game 1 may warm-up on main field 9:00 Opening ceremonies/National Anthem 10:00 Game 1 Division II 12:00 Game 2 Division II 2:00 Game 3 Division I 4:00 Game 4 Division I Sunday May 11, 2008 10:00 Gates Open 12:00 Game 5 Division II Championships/Awards 2:00 Game 6 Division I Championships/Awards
Posted on April 11, 2008
Division II and Division III Semi Finals and Finals are on April 26 and 27, 2008. Hosted by Hillcrest Lacrosse, Franklin Field 4/26 9:00 a.m.Loyola vs. Wylie 12:00 p.m. Coppell vs. Plano East 3:00 Highland Park vs. Allen 6:00 Colleyville vs. Keller North District Finals 1:00 DIII 4:00 DII
Posted on March 28, 2008
Sunday, May 25th 7PM
Philadelphia Barrage vs. Long Island Lizards Game

Day Schedule: May 25th

4:00pm to 6:00pm: Pre-game Clinic on the field at Texas Stadium taught by the MLL players is free to all players with the purchase of a ticket

7:00pm Gametime: During the game there will be giveaways, raffles, MLL Fan Zone and VIP areas to enjoy the game

After the Game: Post-game party and autograph session in the Texas Stadium Corral with the MLL players open to all families with the purchase of a ticket Tickets for the May 25th event are $15.00 will be available at MLLDallas.com through May 18th. Tickets may also be purchased day of game for $20.00 at the Texas Stadium Box Office. Group tickets are available for $12.00 and may be purchased at MLLDallas.com

Come out and enjoy a great family fun event watching the best lacrosse players in the world compete at Texas Stadium! For more information go to

Posted on February 26, 2008
THSLL appoints Russell Cosby as DI North Coordinator effective February 25, 2008. The DI Coordinator is a volunteer, voting position on the THSLL Board. Russell has been involved with lacrosse in the North Texas District since 1998 with both a son ('03 graduate) and daughter ('05 graduate) playing for the Episcopal School of Dallas. He subsequently went through the SWLOA training program in the fall of 2003 and officiated primarily at the youth level during the 2004 season. Russell works full-time with Magellan Commercial Realty as a tenant-rep broker and has been active in commercial real estate since graduating from SMU in 1979.
Posted on February 25, 2008
Cornell vs.Denver, March 18, 7:00 p.m. NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S LACROSSE ACTION COMES TO DALLAS No. 6 Cornell Big Red vs. No. 16 Denver Pioneers NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Highlander Stadium (Highland Park HS, Dallas, Texas) Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 7 p.m. DALLAS - Building off of the excitement generated in last season by the first ever NCAA Division I Men's lacrosse game played in Dallas, Texas, college lacrosse will return to the area when No. 6/7 Cornell University takes on No. 20/25 Denver on Tuesday, March 18 at Highlander Stadium at Highland Park HS in Dallas, Texas. The game will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs and face-off is slated for 7 p.m. TICKETS: Tickets are available for adults at $8 each and students $5 each LOCATION: Highlander Stadium, 4233 Grassmere, Dallas 75205
Posted on February 07, 2008
The 2008 Patriot Cup, a four game lacrosse showcase is coming to Texas Stadium in Dallas on March 15th. The Patriot Cup will feature a college doubleheader of Holy Cross vs. Navy at 12 p.m. and Rutgers vs. Army at 3 p.m. Episcopal School of Dallas will face St.Mary's of Annapolis at 9:30 a.m. and Dallas Highland Park will battle Memphis University School in the final game at 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior, a non-profit organization which seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world. For ticket and event information, go to www.2008patriotcup.com
Posted on February 05, 2008
The 2008 State Tournament Championship for Division I and II has been confirmed for Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11 in the THSLL South District - Houston area. The specific location is yet to be determined.
Posted on September 15, 2007

The Three Plano HS Club Lacrosse Programs
are proud to host the Sixth Annual
Ray Maitland Memorial Lacrosse Jamboree
October 13-14, 2007 at Plano East Senior High, Plano, TX

We invite your participation and look forward to a great weekend of fall lacrosse!

Entry Fee:
$325.00
Format: Jamboree 
Bracketing: Interdivisional Varsity & JV
Games:  Four per Team  (2 games Saturday/2 games Sunday)
Total Number of Slots: 16
Registration Deadline: October 5, 2007
Location: Plano East High School

Your registration will be considered complete after we have received the following from your team(s):
1. Entry Fee (made out to US Lacrosse-North Texas Chapter)
2. Certificate of Insurance-emailed to txbrooks@tx.rr.com
3. Roster (see attached form)-emailed to txbrooks@tx.rr.com
4. T-Shirt Order form (with check) or note that your team will not be pre-ordering. T-shirt design will be sent out next week- email order to txbrooks@tx.rr.com
Entry Fees alone will not secure a spot for your team!
 
For more information please email Patty Brooks at:   txbrooks@tx.rr.com 
Additional Jamboree information will be provided to after your program has completed the registration process.

Jamboree Infromation:
Invitation
Jamboree Format
Registration

 

Posted on September 12, 2007

North Texas Chapter Friends of US Lacrosse presents the
12th Annual Halloween Shootout
October 27th & 28th

 
Location: Breckinridge Park - Richardson, Texas
Entry Fee: $375.00-HS Varsity & JV,  $300- 5th-8th grade
Format: Tournament
Bracketing: Interdivisional Varsity & JV, Youth
Games: Minimum of 3 games
Registration Deadline: October 21, 2007

Your registration will be considered complete after we have received the following from your team(s): (see attachments at the bottom)
1. Entry Fee- made out to Friends of North Texas US Lacrosse
2. Certificate of Insurance
3. Roster (see attached form)
4. Waiver and release for each player

Entry Fees alone will not secure a spot for your team!
For more information please email Nancy Powers powers21@sbcglobal.net

Additional Shootout information will be provided to you after your program has completed the registration process. No refunds due to weather, cancellation of games,etc.

Attached forms:
Registration Form
Tournament Rules
Waiver and Release
Roster Template
 

 

Posted on July 24, 2007
2007 TEAM DALLAS

Goal Colt Power ESD 2008
Goal Forest Compton St. Mark's 2008
Attack DJ Sprenger ESD 2008
Attack Will Ziegler Highland Park 2009
Attack Alexander McQuat Plano 2008
Attack Ross Gillum Plano 2009
Attack Jeff Perkins St. Mark's 2010
Midfield Alex Hardt ESD 2008
Midfield Hahn Franklin-Mitchell ESD 2008
Midfield Thomas Moore ESD 2008
Midfield Johnny McKnight Highland Park 2008
Midfield Austin Mai Highland Park 2009
Midfield James Blair St. Mark's 2008
Midfield Jett Aubrey St. Mark's 2008
Midfield Austin Ham St. Mark's 2009
Midfield Sam Crain Jesuit 2009
Defense Cody Solaja ESD 2009
Defense Jack Murtha Highland Park 2008
Defense Rex Yarto Highland Park 2008
Defense Ben Fuller Highland Park 2008
Defense Sam Cook Plano 2008
Defense Arthur Brousseau St. Mark's 2008
Defense Jeffrey Redish ESD 2008
Selected to Team Dallas but unable to play
Attack Travis Gallivan Highland Park 2008
Midfield Basil Kostaras Southlake 2009
Midfield Will Bass ESD 2009
Posted on May 02, 2007
Here is a link to the 2007 North All Stars. There are two tabs on it for the east and west conferences. This includes honorable mentions. Great job to all players!
Posted on March 14, 2007
The US Lacrosse-North Texas Chapter is pleased to announce that we will serve as hosts for the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) National Championship at FC Dallas' Pizza Hut Park on May 15-19, 2007. Building upon last year's successful event, we are committed to spreading the word about this event as early and as often as possible to every member of the Texas lacrosse community. To help boost excitement and attendance at this event, we are initiating a program that will benefit Texas High School and Junior (youth) programs. This includes two initiatives available to any lacrosse club or individual: 1. $2 rebate on each ticket sold (see www.mclachamptx.com for ticket pricing and request forms); and 2. 15% commission of all MCLA Championship sponsorship money that is obtained. The team that sells the most tickets will be announced during the halftime of the Championship game that is televised on CSTV. We hope that these two incentives will make it possible for you to bring friends along for the semifinals and final games held on Friday, May 18, 2007, and Saturday, May 19, 2007. Admission is free for the elimination games on Tuesday through Thursday. If you have any questions, please contact Larry Monaco our Event Director at 214-906-9130 or ed@MCLAchampTX.com. ABOUT THE MCLA CHAMPIONSHIP The teams that travel to Texas for this event are the best of the MCLA. MCLA member schools provide more opportunities for Texas student-athletes to compete in lacrosse at the collegiate level. Teams that competed in last year's championship were: Arizona; Brigham Young; Colorado; Colorado State; Florida State; Michigan; Oregon; Southwestern; Texas; UC-San Diego; and UC-Santa Barbara. There are over 200 club teams sanctioned by the MCLA. MCLA teams compete at Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Baylor, SMU, TCU, UTA, UNT, Austin College, Southwestern, Texas State and many other schools. There are no NCAA sanctioned lacrosse teams in the State of Texas. In addition, MCLA teams exist in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Make no mistake; MCLA is "Big-Time€ lacrosse. In addition to the above initiatives, we will be requesting for volunteers to help during the week in various capacities. These volunteers will receive a "staff€ t-shirt and one complimentary ticket valid for all games on Friday and Saturday. For more information about advertising, sponsorships, and tickets check our website - www.mclachamptx.com. Thanks and the best of luck to you in the upcoming 2007 Lacrosse Season Tom Fitzsimmons President US Lacrosse - North Texas Chapter Larry Monaco Event Director - MCLA Championships US Lacrosse - North Texas Chapter
Posted on January 31, 2007
The DII North Championship Weekend (2 semifinal games on Sat 4/28/07 and 1 final on Sun 4/29/07) will be hosted by the Allen Lacrosse Club at the track stadium in front of Allen High School in Allen, Texas. The DII North All-Star Game will be hosted by the Hillcrest Lacrosse Club on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at Franklin Field on the grounds of Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas. Both these fields are all weather fields and have sufficient parking, lighting, seating, etc. Exact times of all games TBD, but consideration will be given to our Shreveport teams to give them travel time so they aren't required to incur hotel costs. Thank you Allen and Hillcrest!!!!
Posted on May 11, 2006
Attack
St. Marks - Spencer Branch
HP - Ryan Fanning
ESD - Rhett Miller

Midfield
St. Marks - George Jordan
St. Marks - Matthew Eberhart
HP - Charley Dickenson
HP - John Dickenson
ESD - Alex Hardt

Face Off
Plano - Mike Vaccarro

Defense
HP - James Walter
Plano - Matt Nicholson
ESD - Cole Erickson

Long Stick Middie
HP - Pierce Brown

Goalie
Plano - Tom Palesky
Posted on May 11, 2006
Attack
St. Marks - Robert Neely
Plano - Alex McQuat
Southlake - Alex Quinn

Midfield
St. Marks - George Lauinger
ESD - Davis Felder
Southlake - Greg Lehane
Plano West - Brandon Pak
Jesuit - Gunner Rawlings

Face Offs
HP - Crispy Hoover

Defense
St. Marks - Heath Townsend
HP - Harrison Powers
Southlake - Sam Stevenson

Long Stick Middie
Jesuit - Matt Wade

Goalie
Plano West - Justin Chinich
Posted on April 10, 2006
THSLL Championship Tournament
North District Participants: All North District Division I teams are included in the THSLL Championship tournament.

Important Dates for North District and State Championships
o The State Championship is slated for the weekend of May 6th and 7th, 2006.
o The North District Championship will take place April 24 – April 28.

Monday, April 24th – Quarterfinals – Seeds 7 vs 2, 6 vs 3, 5 vs 4.

Wednesday, April 26th – Semifinals – Coordinator reseeds 4 vs 1, 3 vs 2.

Friday, April 28th – Finals
o The higher seed has home field advantage in Quarterfinals and Semifinals.
o Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are Rainout Days.
o The Youth Championship will continue to be included. All Coaches voted in favor.

State Championship Wildcard
o Wildcards are selected Sunday, April 30th.
Posted on February 17, 2006
A video-driven infotainment lacrosse Web site. LacrosseTexas.com will feature Youth, High School, and College human-interest lacrosse stories, highlights, player profiles, tips, rules, and full-length games.
Posted on November 10, 2005
The NTILL will begin the inaugural season Saturday, November 12th.

Call Alex Berlin for more info 972-393-6899

Click on the link below to sign-up.
Posted on October 20, 2005
The THSLL State Meeting will be held in Austin this year. All teams must have at least one representitive present at the meeting or make arrangements for someone to vote on behalf of your organzation. If someone will be representing your organization, they must have a proxy form signed by the appropriate team representitive.

When: October 22, 2005
Time: 12:00 PM
Where: Austin High School
1715 W. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78703
Posted on October 12, 2005

North District Level 1 will host a clinic on December 10th 2005.

For further questions and information please contact trainers@uslacrosse.org

David Antol (men’s game)
Bio not available

Abby Burbank (women’s game)
Bio not available

Alex Poole (men’s game)
Alex Poole is a 2002 graduate of the University of Maryland, where he was a four-year letter winner on the Terrapin lacrosse team. He is currently the Director of Lacrosse Operations at Not Just Soccer, the largest lacrosse retailer in Texas, and a founding sponsor of the North Texas Chapter of US Lacrosse. Poole is also the offensive coordinator for the Episcopal School of Dallas men's varsity team, and heavily involved in youth lacrosse throughout the Metroplex.

Alise Shuart (women’s game)
Alise Shuart is the head women’s lacrosse and field hockey coach at the Episcopal School of Dallas. In 2005, she was selected girls’ lacrosse coach of the year by the Dallas Morning News. In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Shuart is the local board chair of the North Texas Women’s Lacrosse Officials. She played field hockey and lacrosse at Kenyon College.

Stacey Hooker
Sport Development Intern
US Lacrosse
410-235-6882 ext. 149
shooker@uslacrosse.org
Posted on August 31, 2005
The Richardson Lacrosse Association is proud to host the 10th Annual Halloween Shootout the weekend of October 29th and 30th, 2005.

Due to the growth of lacrosse in the North Texas region, this year we will be adding a bracket for 3rd - 4th grade boys. What a great way to promote the sport at a young age. In order to fill out a competitive bracket we would need at least six teams.

Last year we tried diligently to get enough teams for a 7th - 8th grades girls. There are several programs here in North Texas that would love to participate. If you have either of these programs, think about adding them to the tournament.

Over the last several years it has been our privilege to host over a thousand boys and girls from Texas and Louisiana. What an awesome sight and great learning experience for all.

For more info please contact Steve Glass - SGlass@Lorisgifts.com
Posted on May 22, 2005
What: 1st Annual LacrosseTexas.com North District Showcase
When: June 8th @ 7PM
Where: Turf @ Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
12345 Inwood Rd., Dallas, Texas 75244
Why: Showcase the best lacrosse players in the North District of Texas to a wide variety of college coaches.
Cost: FREE for all players, spectators and coaches.
Posted on March 25, 2005
Episcopal School of Dallas and Highland Park received Honarable Mention in the latest 2005 STX/Inside Lacrosse National High School Poll.
Posted on January 18, 2005
With the assistance of Friends of N. Texas Lacrosse and the N. Texas chapter of US Lacrosse, St Philip's School and Community Center is starting a lacrosse team for the 2005 season and needs an experienced coach. The ideal candidate will have experience playing/coaching lacrosse, specifically youth lacrosse (boys’ or girls’). Practices will most likely be two evenings per week from 5:30-7:00 PM at St. Philip's own lighted field. The team will play other 4th-6th grade teams in the N. Texas Youth Lacrosse Association. Administrative tasks will be handled by parent volunteers. The coach only has to coach. Interested persons should contact friendsntl@comcast.net.

St. Philip’s School and Community Center is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in South Dallas and provides PreK-6th grades for more than 200 African-American and Latino students. In addition to the school, the community center provides services to more than 800, through its Athletic and Outreach programs.
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JV Head Coach/Varsity Assistant

Westside High School Lacrosse is seeking a JV Head Coach to lead development for the Varsity level. Westside is a highly diverse public school in West Houston, TX with an enrollment of 3,000+ students. In 2019, the program had over 35 players, 4 All-star honorable mentions, Head Coach of the Year, and Person of the Year. In 2020, three out of four seniors earned scholarships. The Program receives full athletic support from the school and full support from its booster club and board. www.westhoustonlax.com 

A summary of Duties and Responsibilities includes planning and running practices and games, recruiting players, scheduling, and integration with youth programs. Must have lacrosse playing and coaching experience, strong communication skills, and effective practices in accordance with the program curriculum. Westside HS is 80% non-caucasian and 50% lower income.

Coaching stipend. Additional income opportunities with travel club and private training are available. Full time teaching, teaching assistant, substitute teaching positions may be available in conjunction with the coaching position. HISD teaching salaries start at $52,000/year with full benefits, and you may earn your teaching credentials while receiving a full time teacher salary.

About Houston

Houston is the 4th largest metropolitan city in the US, featuring the Houston Rockets, Texans football, the Astros 2016 World Series Champions, the University of Houston, Rice University, and many other attractions. Houston has one of the top cost of living indices in the US.

Contact

Head Coach Mike Song coachmikesong@gmail.com 

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Prosper Lacrosse head coach Corey Caputo's family has been impacted by this terrible disease. His mother is currently fighting Stage 4 Colon Cancer.  Our lacrosse community is coming together at our next home game on Sunday, April 7th to host a benefit game for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance
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Prosper Big12 Lax Classic

 
Prosper HS Lacrosse Club is hosting the Big 12 classic featuring The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Lone Star Alliance teams Oklahoma State Lacrosse Team, Texas Tech Mens Lacrosse, WVU Men's Lacrosse, Baylor Men's Club Lacrosse, and University of Oklahoma Lacrosse.

Tickets: $5 at the gate

Fri 23rd - Lorene Rogers Middle School
6:30pm - OSU vs TT
8:30pm - WV vs BU

Sat 24th - Prosper High School
11:00 am - OSU vs BU
1:00pm - Prosper Youth
3:00pm - WV vs TT

Sun 25th - Prosper High School
11:00am - WV vs OU
1:00pm - TT vs BU
3:00pm - Prosper High School

 

 
 
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Prosper Big12 Lax Classic

 

Prosper HS Lacrosse Club is hosting the Big 12 classic featuring The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Lone Star Alliance teams Oklahoma State Lacrosse Team, Texas Tech Mens Lacrosse, WVU Men's Lacrosse, Baylor Men's Club Lacrosse, and University of Oklahoma Lacrosse.

Tickets: $5 at the gate

Fri 23rd - Lorene Rogers Middle School
6:30pm - OSU vs TT
8:30pm - WV vs BU

Sat 24th - Prosper High School
11:00 am - OSU vs BU
1:00pm - Prosper Youth
3:00pm - WV vs TT

Sun 25th - Prosper High School
11:00am - WV vs OU
1:00pm - TT vs BU
3:00pm - Prosper High School
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Prosper Big12 Lax Classic

 

Prosper HS Lacrosse Club is hosting the Big 12 classic featuring The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Lone Star Alliance teams Oklahoma State Lacrosse Team, Texas Tech Mens Lacrosse, WVU Men's Lacrosse, Baylor Men's Club Lacrosse, and University of Oklahoma Lacrosse.

Tickets: $5 at the gate

Fri 23rd - Lorene Rogers Middle School
6:30pm - OSU vs TT
8:30pm - WV vs BU

Sat 24th - Prosper High School
11:00 am - OSU vs BU
1:00pm - Prosper Youth
3:00pm - WV vs TT

Sun 25th - Prosper High School
11:00am - WV vs OU
1:00pm - TT vs BU
3:00pm - Prosper High School
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Prosper Big12 Lax Classic

 

Prosper HS Lacrosse Club is hosting the Big 12 classic featuring The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Lone Star Alliance teams Oklahoma State Lacrosse Team, Texas Tech Mens Lacrosse, WVU Men's Lacrosse, Baylor Men's Club Lacrosse, and University of Oklahoma Lacrosse.

Tickets: $5 at the gate

Fri 23rd - Lorene Rogers Middle School
6:30pm - OSU vs TT
8:30pm - WV vs BU

Sat 24th - Prosper High School
11:00 am - OSU vs BU
1:00pm - Prosper Youth
3:00pm - WV vs TT

Sun 25th - Prosper High School
11:00am - WV vs OU
1:00pm - TT vs BU
3:00pm - Prosper High School
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Prosper Big12 Lax Classic

 

Prosper HS Lacrosse Club is hosting the Big 12 classic featuring The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Lone Star Alliance teams Oklahoma State Lacrosse Team, Texas Tech Mens Lacrosse, WVU Men's Lacrosse, Baylor Men's Club Lacrosse, and University of Oklahoma Lacrosse.

Tickets: $5 at the gate

Fri 23rd - Lorene Rogers Middle School
6:30pm - OSU vs TT
8:30pm - WV vs BU

Sat 24th - Prosper High School
11:00 am - OSU vs BU
1:00pm - Prosper Youth
3:00pm - WV vs TT

Sun 25th - Prosper High School
11:00am - WV vs OU
1:00pm - TT vs BU
3:00pm - Prosper High School
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TCU Men's Lacrosse has openings for :

Assistant Coach - Defensive Coordinator 

Assistant Coach - FOM

TCU Men's Lacrosse practices in the Fall (Sep - Nov) 2 evenings per week at 6:00 - 8:00pm and in the Spring (Jan - Apr) 3 evenings per week at 6:00 - 8:00pm.

Interested candidates please phone or email Coach Purcell at 214-715-7807 or markpurcell59@gmail.com
 

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North District Division I and II end of season meeting.

St Marks School of Texas

Sunday April 28th

Division I meeting begins at 2pm

Division II meeting begins at 4:30 pm.

 

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The Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association (SCLA) is seeking High School Assistant Coaches & Youth Head Coaches for the fall of 2020 and spring of 2021. Looking for energetic coaches with a strong lacrosse background and acumen, who want to teach and mentor young athletes, and contribute to the growth of the SCLA lacrosse program.

Positions available:

  • Varsity Assistant Coach
  • JV Assistant Coach
  • Youth Coaches 5th-8th grade.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Previous lacrosse coaching experience preferred
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game
  • Lacrosse playing experience (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Essential Functions:

  • Fall program: 3x week beginning in 2nd week of September for 7 weeks
  • Spring program: beginning in mid-January and ends late April
  • Communication with families and players throughout both seasons
  • Game day planning and management.
  • Assist the head coach in all aspects of the program during practice and game day
  • Working with program director: Bruce Frady to ensure our methodology is consistent

Salary: To be discussed, but competitive based on experience level. Candidates must pass a state mandated background check.

Contact for Information: Bruce Frady- Program Director: coachfrady@southlakelacrosse.org