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Posted on August 23, 2022

The THSLL Member Team State Meeting will be held virtually on September 24, 2022 at 9 a.m. via GoTo Meeting, virtually.

This is your opportunity to participate in the decision-making process regarding the THSLL and the THSLL 2023 season. We encourage you to attend, participate in the dialog and to help chart the course for the THSLL.

Each THSLL Member School Program has one vote on each voting item, and we would like for every Program to make their vote count either through their attendance or through their Proxy*

A Proxy Voting Form is attached if you are unable to attend the meeting. Please fill out the Proxy Voting Form completely and return by email before 2pm on Friday,  if you or a team representative will not be attending.  *A proxy is a power of attorney given by one person to another to vote in his stead and it is also used to designate the person who holds the power of attorney.

Posted on August 14, 2022

The member team annual meeting will be held virtually on Sepetember 24th starting at 9:00 am. 

The link will be sent to the teams prior to the meeting. 

Posted on September 06, 2022

 

Texas Lacrosse Longhorn Shootout- Registration and payment for the 2022 Longhorn Shootout is now open. It's going to be a great year for the Longhorn Shootout! We are hoping to sell out all 80 spots for teams, so make sure you register early. 

Direct Registration Link: https://www.utlacrosse.com/registration-for-fall-tournament

Direct Payment Link: https://secure.rs.utexas.edu/store/category.php?id=121

Pricing and Discounts:

Varsity/JV - $1,100(with early discount $1,000), 5th/6th/7th/8th Divisions - $1,000(with early discount $900), 3rd/4th - $900(with early discount $800)

Discount Codes:  Early Registration: txsouth22  Discounts will be available until September 1st and all payments will be due November 1st.

Longhorn Shootout Contacts:

Jacob Rollins - Tournament Director (713-515-0024)

Jay Swallow- Assistant Tournament Director (703-424-6596)

Parker Ayles - Club President (203-927-3546)

Kyle Hartzell - Head Coach (410-913-9354)

Date: December 3rd/4th 2022

LocationWright Whitaker Sports Complex, 4901 Guadalupe St.  Austin, TX 78751 

Team Divisions:  3rd-4th Grade(7v7) / 5th-6th Grade / 7th-8th Grade / JV / Varsity

Trainer:  A Certified Athletic Trainer will be available during the entire event.  

Concessions and Apparel:  Concessions and Apparel will be available during the entire tournament.

Weather:  We will have the turf fields available for us to use so hopefully weather will not be an issue.  In the slight chance of the entire event having to be canceled due to weather or another act of God, a partial refund will be available to the teams. 

Posted on August 10, 2022

Plano East Lacrosse Association Varsity Defensive Coordinator Available Sept 2022 - May 2023

Plano East Lacrosse serves the Plano, Murphy and Wylie area and is seeking an experienced High School Defensive Coordinator.

We are looking for a coach with a positive mindset, and a strong Lacrosse background. The Coach must be committed to help develop our High School and Youth boys in fall (3 days a week) and Spring (5-6 days a week). 

Responsibilities:

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

Attend all practices and games.

Team management during practices.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Be present at East Lacrosse activities when available.

Requirements:

College playing experience required

Coaching experience preferred

High level of Knowledge of 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. 

For additional information email board@eastlax.org

Posted on August 09, 2022

The Woodlands Men’s High School Lacrosse Club Board of Directors is seeking committed coaches for Varsity and JV programs.
 
Coaches are expected to be active with the program in the fall and spring. There are also summer coaching opportunities available. 
 
We will select individuals whose coaching philosophy and style are aligned with our focus on personal growth and development for our student-athletes and support the progression of the lacrosse program and committed to growing the game. Ideal candidates, possess lacrosse coaching experience, preferably having previously coached adolescents and has basic knowledge of adolescent development and learning styles. Candidates have played at the college level and able to lead, mentor and motivate current and new student athletes on and off the field. Program management and administration knowledge is also essential. Candidates will prioritize effective written and verbal skills as individual will be representing the organization with the public in various settings.

  • Conduct all aspects of the program within the rules, regulations, and procedures of THSLL
  • Encourage and create an atmosphere of sportsmanship, professionalism and respect among the coaching staff and student-athletes to ensure an efficient and effective program 
  • Maintain a positive constructive working relationship with the Board of Directors
  • Unwavering commitment to academic integrity, inclusion, diversity, student- athlete safety and welfare

Certifications, licenses and qualifications required for this position:

Background check

USA Lacrosse Coaching Certification

Successful completion of CPR and AED certifications

Education: Bachelor’s required 

Salary - competitive based on Experience 


To apply please email cover letter, resume, to: Board@woodlandslax.com   RE: coaching vacancy

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 - 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 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 February 14, 2022

St Andrew’s Middle School Coaching Positions

St Andrew’s is seeking youth coaches with the following qualifications, roles, and responsibilities:

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Coach a middle school team 5/6th or7/8th grade with a focus on fundamental skills.
  • Help Lead 2-3 practices per week after school. Start times are between 3:30-4:00 pm.
  • Create practice plan and development strategies for each practice.
  • Communicate with the team and parents.
  • Work with St Andrew’s Program Director to align curriculum and objectives and to coordinate events.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior coaching experience/College playing experience
  • Past experience working with or mentoring 11-15 yo.
  • Effective communication skills with boys 11-15 yo.
  • Flexible hours since we practice directly after school.  Starting between 3:30-4:00 pm.

Season

  • The season runs from February, 28 to  May, 2
  • 8-9 Games, mostly weekdays
  • No commitments March 11-20th, and Easter weekend
  • Practices are held at 31st Cmapsu for 5/6th grade, and Southwest Parkway Campus for 7/8th grade.
  • Games are held at Southwest Parkway Campus.

Compensation

Stipend included.

Contact

Chris Delfausse, cdelfausse@sasaustin.org, 512-608-5891

 

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 15, 2022

The THSLL is accepting bids to stream the games during championship weekend May 7th and 8th.

  • Games will be held in Austin Texas. 
  • Due to the additional classes, there will be simultaneous games playing on separate fields at the venue.
  • Please respond by February 19th. 

We know many teams stream their games or may know of additional streaming companies. Please pass this message onto streaming providers that you may be familiar with. Interested parties should contact streaming@thsll.org for details and more information. 

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 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 30, 2021

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 4:15 - 6:15 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 August 18, 2021
Posted on August 18, 2021

Corpus Christi Lacrosse is looking for a qualified lacrosse coach for their new team entering the THSLL. This is a great opportunity to lead a program from the ground up. The team seeks a qualified candidate that has a lacrosse background. College playing experience preferred but not mandatory. 
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 coach players that have already played and also new players to the sport.
  • Previous coaching experience preferred
  • Available for all practices and games.
  • Candidates must turn in three references from employers or other lacrosse involved parties.

Please contact Dave Tupaj at: dtupaj@gmail.com

 

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 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

Congratulations to our Central Texas District Champions

Class A
Westlake

Class B
Westlake

Class C
Vista Ridge

Class D
Rouse

Posted on April 26, 2021

St. Andrew's Episcopal School seeking middle school 5/6 and 7/8 head coaches for 2022. While the positions are part-time in nature, full-time opportunities may exist on the Central Austin K-8 campus. The program is growing by leaps and bounds and seeking a solid leader at the helm to work in conjunction with the varsity head coach.

Contact Jblumenthal@sasaustin.org

Posted on April 20, 2021

CLASS A

Westlake District Champions (Gold Cup Berth)
Lake Travis
Austin
Vandegrift

Saturday, April 24 
Round Rock @ Dripping Springs 2:15 (determines 5 and 6 Super Regional Seeds)

CLASS B

1 Westwood bye
2 Georgetown Bye

Wednesday, April 21 
(5) Smithson Valley @ Westlake B (4) 7PM

Thursday, April 22 
(3) Anderson vs Regents (6) 8:30 @ Regents

Saturday, April 24 -- ALL games at Westwood 
Winner of 4/5 vs Westwood 10AM
Winner of 3/6 vs Georgetown NOON
Loser of 4/5 @ Loser of 3/6 2PM (Winner is CTX 5 seed)

Sunday, April 25
Consolation game 10A (determines Central 3 and 4 seeds)
Championship NOON (determines Central1 and 2 seeds)

 

CLASS C

Saturday, April 24
St Michaels (4) @ Vista Ridge (1) 7:30PM May 24
St. Andrews (3) @ Gateway (2) 1PM May 24

Sunday, April 25
Winners play at top seed

 

CLASS D

Friday, April 23
Canyon @ Hyde Park 5:30

Saturday, April 24
McCallum @ Rouse Noon

Sunday, April 25
Winners play at highest seed

Posted on March 30, 2021

Texas High School Lacrosse lost one of our own on March 30, Regents Lacrosse strength and conditioning coach Ralph Moccio .

We extend our most sincere condolences to to his family, wife Kim, and the entire Regents Lacrosse program.

Please consider making a donation in his memory: 

Go Fund Me

Posted on March 18, 2021

Congrats to the THSLL Players to make the list

Christian Fournier, Westlake (Texas), D, Sr.
The Army recruit helped the Chaparrals to a 16-2 finish in 2019 and remains a key part of their defense this season. 

Matthew Nunes, The Woodlands (Texas), G, Sr.
The Virginia commit is rated as the third-best goalie in the class of 2021 by Inside Lacrosse. Nunes’ accomplishments include being a previous Under Armour Underclass Tournament MVP.

Conor Spagnolli, Southlake Carroll (Texas), D, Sr.
The Townson recruit led the Dragons to a 13-5 season in 2019.

USLacrosse Magazine

 

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 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 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 January 18, 2020

Hyde Park Schools 5th, 6th Grade Head Lacrosse Coach

This is a part time, stipend position with Hyde Park Schools.  We are seeking a candidate that has a passion for working with young people.  Candidate should be reliable, active, fun, engaging, and patient.  Coaches should understand that the expectation is that the athlete’s experience must align with the Hyde Park mission statement and core values.  The spring season runs from February through April.  Practices will be at the Quarries campus Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00-11:30am.  Game schedule is TBD, but games should fall on the weekend.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Attending, planning and facilitating efficient, engaging, and competitive practices
  • Attending and participating in all games
  • Have basic knowledge of lacrosse and skills associated with the game
  • Knowledge in CTYLA rules and regulations of youth lacrosse
  • Use consistent rules and consequences that maintain a positive, focused team
  • To encourage parent involvement and coordinate their assistance.

If interested, please contact Keoni Akina with Hyde Park Middle School: kakina@hp-schools.org

 

Posted on November 06, 2019

Please review the 2020-2022 LOA Contract.

Posted on October 03, 2019

Assistant Lacrosse Coach Positions (Boys + Girls)

average of 6 hours/week

New Horizons Lacrosse (NHL) is seeking 2 (former or current) high school or collegiate lacrosse players to serve as assistant coaches for the 2019-2020 middle school lacrosse season! NHL is a local organization dedicated to growing the sport of lacrosse among underserved youth communities in the greater Austin area.

Responsibilities

This assistant coach position will involve teaching lacrosse to a group of 15-20 middle school students at a Title I middle school in East Austin. Assistant coaches will have the support of head coaches as well as of NHL leadership to help create practice plans and programming, leading up to participation in local tournaments and games. Practices will be held twice each week at East Austin schools on weekday afternoons (with the exception of AISD holidays) during the fall and spring semesters. All equipment is provided by NHL.


Time Commitment

  • October through early December, January through June
    • Minimum of 2 practices a week (3:30 PM to 6 PM)
    • 3 Saturdays for games/tournaments
  • Regular communication with a head coach and NHL leadership team

Compensation

Paid and volunteer positions available. $800 for the 2019-2020 school year for qualified applicants.

The assistant coach will be a subcontractor to NHL and will be responsible for withholding taxes. W-9 will be required by successful applicants.

The assistant coach agrees to submit to a background check and to register with US Lacrosse, subsidized by NHL.


 

Required Qualifications

 

  • Playing, coaching, teaching experience or comparable work experience
  • Interest in and basic knowledge of the game of lacrosse
  • High level of coachability/teachability
  • Eager to learn about our population of students
  • Cultural competency
  • Demonstrated pursual of higher education

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lacrosse playing and or coaching experience
  • Experience working with groups of children
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish) are an asset
  • Enrolled in or a graduate of an accredited college/university

 

If interested, please send a résumé and brief introduction to rakhi.agrawal@newhorizonslacrosse.org

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 July 29, 2019

St. Andrew's School (Austin, TX) is looking for head and assistant boys 5/6 & 7/8 coaches. The season runs from late February to mid-May with practices/games taking place on both our lower/middle and upper school campuses from somewhere between around 3-5:30. Game typically occur on weekends.

Contact Josh Blumenthal Associate Athletics Director K-12 | Head Boys Lacrosse Coach | (512) 299-9716 or email jblumenthal@sasaustin.org

 

Posted on May 20, 2019

THSLL Central Division 2 All-Star Game

Hosted by St. Andrew’s School 
Final Score North 19 South 14
 

 

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 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 24, 2019

Monday April 29, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

St Andrew's Episcopal School (Southwest PKWY Campus)

Meeting will be held in the Library 

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 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 February 06, 2019

Central District Division II Senior All Star Game

May 18th

10:00 am

SAS Upper School

5901 Southwest Parkway

Free Admission

 

 

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 01, 2018

Central District State Meeting

Wednesday December 5, 2018

St. Michael's

3000 Barton Creek Blvd., Austin, TX 78735

(Athletic Building)

7 PM-10 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 July 29, 2018
Dripping Springs Coaching Positions
7/8 Grade and 5/6 Grade

Full year (part time) youth coaching positions available for 7/8 and 5/6 head and assistant coaches. Fall begins in mid October and ends in early December with 2 practices/week and 3 tournaments. Spring begins early February and ends in early May with 2-3 practices/week and 8-10 games. Pay ranges from $2,000-$3,800 depending on position and experience.
Email  billcafferata@gmail.com

 
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 24, 2018
Friday, April 27th D1 Semis
6:00pm- Westlake vs Lowest Remaining seed
8:00pm- Lake Travis vs Higher reaming seed from quarterfinal game
*Practice field will be available from 6:00-8:00pm

Saturday, April 28 D2 Semis (Highest remaining overall seed chooses their game time- Georgetown is #1 overall)
12:00pm-
2:00pm- 
*Practice field will be available from 12:30-2:00pm 

Sunday, April 29th
12:00pm- D2 3rd/4th Place Game
2:00pm- D1 3rd/4th Place Game
4:00pm- D2 Championship Game
6:00pm- D1 Championship Game
*Practice field will be available from 12:30pm-5:30pm


There will be a 6 team District Championship playoff at the end of the regular district season consisting of the top 6 teams based on regular season district results. Home Team throughout the district playoffs will be the highest seeded team based on the final regular season district standings.
High Seed host the qualifier games
Cost of officials for all district playoffs, including the qualifier games will be divided between the participating teams.
        Top 2 seeds from regular season receive bye to championship weekend                  

Tuesday April 24 or Wednesday April 25- District Qualifier- (Seeds 3 & 4 Host) Winner of District Qualifier games advance to Central District Playoff Friday April 27 & Sunday April 29
                      1.  Game 1- 3 Seed vs 6 Seed
                      2.  Game 2- 4 Seed vs.5 Seed
            Friday April 27- Round 1 Championship Weekend
                      1.   Game 3- 1- Seed vs Low seed winner of District Qualifier  
                      2.   Game 4- 2- Seed vs High seed winner of District Qualifier
              Sunday April 29- District Championship & Consolation games

Loser of Game 3 plays Loser of Game 4 to determine 3 & 4 seed. Winner is Central D1 #3 seed & loser is Central D1 #4 seed for the Super Regional
  • Central District D1 District Qualifier- Tuesday April 24 or Wednesday April 25
  • Central District D1 District Playoff- (Westlake) 
  • Friday April 27 (6:00 & 8:00) & April 29- D1 & D2- 
  • Sunday April 29- D2 Consolation 12:00, D1 Consolation 2:00,
  • Sunday April 29- D2 Championship Game 4:00, D1 Championship Game 6:00-  (Times Tentative)

Central District Awards meeting Monday, April 30-  7:15 PM-  New York Life Austin
 
D1 Super Regionals- May 5 & 6 Kingwood HS and Allen HS

Austin D2 Regional May 5 & 6 (Host TBD)

D1 & D2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP- May 12 & 13 Austin, TX- Round Rock-  Dragon Stadium



 
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 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 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 January 06, 2018
Attention all Central TX HS coaches and Presidents. 

Please let your players know about training for the upcoming youth lacrosse officials class.
The 2018 training dates are the evenings of February 8th and 9th and most of the day of the 17th. Attendees will choose which night to attend Part 1 of the class to be held on Thursday the 8th or Friday the 9th. All attendees must attend the Saturday classroom training the morning of the 17th and the additional field training in the afternoon.
If you have officiated the last 3 seasons, you will not be required to take the course, but still must take the new online course, register for the training ,and pay your dues.  Your US Lacrosse must also be current and registered as an official or player/official.

Cost: $35
You can pay using Venmo at: @CTLOA
If you have problems try:https://venmo.com/ctloa
 
 You may also mail a check made out to CTLOA to the CTLOA Treasurer at:
Andrew Windler
5009 Westfield Dr
Austin, TX 78731
You may also bring a check to the class.

Location:
Regents School
3230 Travis Country Cir, Austin, TX 78735

Feb 8(Thur) or Feb 9 (Fri) your choice:
Check-in 6:30pm
Class 7:00-9:00pm

Feb 17 (Sat) ALL must attend:
Location: Hill Country Indoor https://hillcountryindoor.com/
Check-in 8:30am
Class 9:00am-12:00pm
On-Field Training: 1:00pm-3:00pm

To register, click on the link below to fill out the registration form. Before filling out the form, make sure you have your US Lacrosse number as it will have to be entered in our records.
Registration link: CTLOA Youth Lacrosse Officials Training 2018

Please contact Dave Emerick if you have any questions at daemerick@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at class.
Posted on April 17, 2017
THSLL Central District D2 Rules Supplement

Structure  5.1. In the event there are ten (>10) or more teams participating in the District, the District shall be divided geographically to the point where the difference between groups is no more than one team. 

5.2. If less than ten (<10) teams are participating in the District, there shall be no subdivision and the District will be consolidated. 6. District Championship
6.1. The District Championship (hereafter referred to as the “Championship”) is intended to be the culminating event in the District which identifies and recognizes a distinct Champion as well as providing seeding for the THSLL regional playoffs.
6.2. The Championship shall be scheduled on the first non-holiday weekend preceding the THSLL regional playoff and shall be included on the two year calendar. If at all possible, the Championship should be held jointly with the D1 Central District Championship. If this is not possible, a District team will host all rounds of play and will host given the provisions of THSLL rule appendix G (regarding District Championship Standards).
6.3. The Championship will consist of four (4) teams playing on Saturday and Sunday. Teams will be seeded based on performance in District qualifying. 
6.3.1. Championship will be conducted in accordance with THSLL rules, Appendix G (regarding District Championships)
6.3.2. Tournament bracket and seeding results are located in Appendix A.
6.4. In order to qualify for the Championship, teams must demonstrate end-of-season preparation for higher competition by winning a qualifying round. Regular season play provides preference to teams that demonstrate strength during the regular season. 
6.5. Qualifying rounds will be considered “non-district” games for the purpose of THSLL scheduling.
6.5.1.  The highest ranking team in a given qualifying game incurs all costs and is the home team.
6.5.2. The qualifying round is played on the Wednesday preceding the Championship. There are two (2) scenarios for the qualifying round:
6.5.2.1.  In the event the District consists of ten or more (> 10) participating teams, the District would consist of a north group and a south group. Since all teams may not play each other during the regular season, it is appropriate that all teams demonstrate strength against teams from the District. To this end, qualifying rounds are always played with a north team competing against a south team. This considers the possibility that the 4th place team in one group may be better than the 1st place team in the other. Additionally, this follows the same logic and supports the THSLL decision to create a 16-team regional system as the previous system assumed the 1st place in one district was better than the 2nd place team in the others; 2014 state championship results proved this assumption erroneous.
6.5.2.1.1. Based on regular season standings, four (4) games will be played with winners advancing to the Championship: 6.5.2.1.1.1. Even numbered years 6.5.2.1.1.1.1. 1st  North plays 4th South (winner is the District 1 seed) 6.5.2.1.1.1.2. 2nd South plays 3rd North (winner is the District 4 seed)

 
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6.5.2.1.1.1.3. 1st South plays 4th North (winner is the District 2 seed) 6.5.2.1.1.1.4. 2nd North plays 3rd South (winner is the District 3 seed) 6.5.2.1.1.2. Odd numbered years 6.5.2.1.1.2.1. 1st  North plays 4th South (winner is the District 2 seed) 6.5.2.1.1.2.2. 2nd South plays 3rd North (winner is the District 3 seed) 6.5.2.1.1.2.3. 1st South plays 4th North (winner is the District 1 seed) 6.5.2.1.1.2.4. 2nd North plays 3rd South (winner is the District 4 seed) 6.5.2.2.   If the District consists of less than ten (<10) participating teams, the District would consist of one group. This results in a situation where each team must face the others and regular season play can reasonably determine strength. In such a scenario, the 1st and 2nd place teams will already be considered as qualified for the Championship. 6.5.2.2.1. Based on regular season standings the first and second place teams are automatically in the Championship (as the 1 and 2 seeds respectively) and two (2) games will be played with winners advancing to the Championship: 6.5.2.2.1.1. 4th place plays 5th place (winner is the District 4 seed) 6.5.2.2.1.2. 3rd place plays 6th place (winner is the District 3 seed) 6.6. The District Championship trophy is presented to the District Champion each year by the previous year’s Champion. The trophy is to be retained and cared for by the District Champion until the subsequent District Championship. In the event a program wants to keep a trophy perpetually, that program will be responsible for purchasing a replica at the program’s expense. In the event a program does not return the trophy, that program will be responsible for replacing the trophy, at the programs expense, prior to competing in any further district competition at any level. 
 
7. Rule Making 7.1. This rule supplement is in accordance with the THSLL Rule 6.0 and remains in effect for future years unless ratified, amended, or repealed at the District scheduling meeting.  8. Effective Period 8.1. This rules supplement was approved by a quorum of Central district coaches on September 24, 2016. 8.2. Effective date is beginning September 24, 2016  
Posted on April 17, 2017
2017 Central District D1 Playoffs
 
  1. Central District D1 District Qualifier- Wednesday April 26
  2. Central District D1 District Playoff- at Lake Travis High School - Friday April 28 (6:00 & 8:00) & April 30- D1 & D2-D2 Consolation 10:00, D1 Consolation 12:00, D2 Championship Game 2:00, D1 Championship Game 4:00-
  3. Central District Awards meeting Monday, May 1, 2016 7:00 PM-New York Life Austin
  4. D1 Super Regional- May 5 & 6host TBD-
2) D1 & D2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP HOUSTON, TX
3) Central D1 will consist of 12 teams divided North & South. The divisions are detailed below:
          Division I North Varsity           Division I South Varsity
          Alamo Heights                            Austin
          Anderson                                     Bowie
          Cedar Park                                 Dripping Springs                  
          Round Rock                                 Lake Travis             
          Vandegrift                                   TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas 
          Westwood                                   Westlake
 
  1. There will be a 6 team District Championship playoff at the end of the regular district season consisting of 3 Teams
    from each division- North & South (total 6 teams) Home Team Friday will be the highest  seeded team (South 1 & North 1). For Sunday games home team will be the highest seeded D1 South Team.  Cost of officials for the event will be divided between the participating teams.
        a. North 1 & South 1 receive bye to championship weekend                  
        b. Wednesday April 26- District Qualifier-  (2 Seeds Host) Winner of District Qualifier games advance to Central
                District Playoff on Friday April 28
                    1. 2 North vs. 3 South
                    2. 2 South vs. 3 North
c. Friday April 28- Round 1 Championship Weekend
                   1. High Seed South qualifier winner vs North 1
                   2. High Seed North qualifier winner vs South 1,
        d. Sunday April 30- District Championship & Consolation games
  1. Winner of North 1 vs Qualifier plays Winner of South 1 vs Qualifier to determine District Champion & 2 seed. Winner is Central D1 #1 seed & Loser is Central D1 #2 seed for the Super Regional
  2. Loser of North 1 vs Qualifier plays Loser of South 1 vs Qualifier play to determine 3 & 4 seed. Winner is Central D1 #3 seed & loser is Central D1 #4 seed for the Super Regional
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 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 January 04, 2017
We want a big turnout this year.  Coaches, having your players trained to be an official makes them better players and they are also giving back to the youth lacrosse community while making money.  We hope that you will allow absence from any practice conflicts to participate in the training. 

Attention anyone interested in becoming a youth lacrosse official for the 2017 season! 

The 2017 training dates are the evenings of January 19th and 20th and part of the day of the 21st. 

Attendees will choose which night to attend Part 1 of the class to be held on Thursday the 19th orFriday the 21st. 

All attendees must attend the Saturday classroom training the morning of the 22nd. and the additional field training in the afternoon. 

Cost: $35
You may pay via Venmo at: www.venmo.com/Doug-D ickson-3 or @Doug-Dickson-3 using the Venmo App.
You may also mail a check made out to CTLOA to:
Doug Dickson
6505 St. Stephen's Drive
Austin, TX 78746

You may also bring a check to the class made out to CTLOA

Location:
Regents School
3230 Travis Country Cir, Austin, TX 78735

Grammar School Conference Room

Times:
19th: Check-in 6:30pm
Class 7:00-9:00pm
20th: Check-in 6:30pm

Class 7:00-9:00pm

21st: Check-in 8:30am
Class 9:00am-12:00pm

Field Training
1:00pm-2:30pm

To register, click on the link below to fill out the registration form. Before filling out the form, make sure you have your US Lacrosse number as it will have to be entered in our records.

CTLOA Youth Lacrosse Officials Training 2017 Registration Form

If the link above does not work, cut and paste the following into your browser: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/ d/e/1FAIpQLSdEBIoVoIEe5ZO6tlwj _Hm4cKBkTB_t4pTnii18lJ1rZ8de1g /viewform?c=0&w=1


Please contact Dave Emerick if you have any questions at daemerick@gmail.com.  We look forward to seeing you at class.
 
Posted on December 14, 2016
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Posted on October 03, 2016
New Horizons Lacrosse Coaching Position 
October 1, 2016
Austin-area New Horizons Lacrosse is looking for youth lacrosse coaches for a newly forming 5th/6th grade boys team and a second year “Majors” girls team. These are a paid positions.
Responsibilities include planning and running practices 2/3 times a week during FallBall and 4/5 times a week and games during the season as can be coordinated.
FallBall practices will start ASAP 3:45-5:45 at Martin Middle School.
These teams will be made up of students from Martin and will be supported by New Horizons Lacrosse Fund who seeks to increase diversity and inclusion in our local lacrosse community.
Team registration and before-school soft-lacrosse are currently underway. Volunteer positions are also available for those interested.
Send resumes to Coach erica.cray@austinisd.org, and  drhamill@newhorizonslacrosse.org

If you are interested in volunteering or providing financial support visit at New Horizons.   For more information like us on www.facebook.com/newhorizonsiax/
 
Posted on August 21, 2016

JORDAN RUGGERI JOINS AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE AS VARSITY HEAD COACH AND YOUTH DIRECTOR.

Austin High School Boys Lacrosse is pleased to announce that we have hired Jordan Ruggeri as the Austin High Varsity Head Coach and Austin Youth Lacrosse Director.  Jordan will oversee operations for both our high school and youth programs. 

Jordan comes to Austin High School after spending the last year as the assistant youth program director and assistant high school coach at Westlake High School. Prior to Westlake, Coach Ruggeri served as an assistant men’s lacrosse coach at NCAA Division III Bowdoin College and Division I Bellarmine University working with each program’s defense and face-off units.

Previously, Coach Ruggeri was an assistant coach and offensive coordinator for Bowie High School where he helped lead the team to the state tournament while mentoring the program’s first NCAA Division I lacrosse player. Before coming to Texas, Coach Ruggeri served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Assumption College. During his time at Assumption, he helped guide the team to the postseason for the first time in the school’s history while setting the record for the most wins in a season for the program. Coach Ruggeri began his coaching career as a varsity assistant coach and defensive coordinator for Wachusett Regional High School while redshirting in college due to injury, and was named US Lacrosse “Man of the Year” for Central Massachusetts in 2007.

A graduate of Assumption College in Massachusetts, Coach Ruggeri was a starter on defense and served as a team captain for the Greyhounds. He went on to earn a master’s degree from Assumption in school counseling.

 

Posted on August 15, 2016
TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas is accepting applications for the position of High School Assistant Lacrosse Coach for the 2016-2017 school year. TMI competes in the THSLL Division I and all coaches are expected to support an environment of Christian good sportsmanship.
 
TMI is a co-ed college preparatory school located in northwest San Antonio. The program is seeking an experienced Assistant Coach to work with the Varsity and JV teams as the program transitions up to THSLL Division I.  
 
Candidates must have:
  • Previous coaching experience at the high school level or college playing experience
  • Ability to make daily practices and games
  • Positive attitude and desire to constantly be improving as a coach and a mentor
  • Willingness to work with other coaches to develop strategy, practice plans and game plans
 
Coaches will be compensated with a bi-weekly stipend. Applicants must pass a background check and complete CPR, First Aid and other training provided by the school.
 
Contact Head Coach Blake Skinner at b.skinner@tmi-sa.org or 214-801-2855 for inquiries.

School Website: www.tmi-sa.org
 
Posted on May 11, 2016
 
Georgetown Youth Lacrosse – Varsity Head & Asst. Coaches
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Georgetown Youth Lacrosse is currently seeking to fill the position(s) of High School Varsity Head and Assistant coaches.
Georgetown Texas is located approximately 21 miles North of Austin.
 
Description of position
The goal is to build a coaching staff that will bring balance to the team and game.  As such, we are seeking two coaches, one experienced teaching and coaching defense, as well as, a second coach with experience teaching and coaching offense.  The hiring committee will determine which coach will be considered the “head” coach.
 
Minimum qualifications
A successful applicant will possess the following qualifications:
 
  1. College lacrosse experience as a player and/or coach, preferred.
  2. U.S. Lacrosse level 3 coaching certification, preferred.
  3. Two years of demonstrated successful coaching experience at the high school or college level.
  4. A passion for the game.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of budget process, assist the Board of Directors with budget development and assist with managing the approved budget.
  6. Serve as a positive role model while effectively motivating and developing high school players of varying levels of ability and experience.
  7. Communicate, implement and enforce GYL player and student code of conduct, as well as, player contracts.
  8. Communicate and implement injury awareness and monitor player injuries and rehabilitation, including concussion base line testing and post- concussion testing and rehabilitation.
  9. Communicate effectively and collaborate with parents and VP/Director of GYL BoD on program development, player recruitment, volunteer support, player discipline, etc.
  10. Familiar with and comply with league rules and maintain positive working relationships with the league.
 
How and where to apply
Please send a coaching resume, cover letter and three references (coaching peers and club administration).
 
NOTE: INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
 
To apply please e-mail to gtlaxsp@gmail.com

Georgetown Lacrosse Website: http://www.georgetownlacrosse.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on May 08, 2016
Georgetown Gateway College Preparatory School          May 6, 2016
LAX Full-Time Head Coach/Teacher, High School Program
Georgetown, TX
Gateway College Prep School seeks a full-time Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach/Teacher to continue to grow the lacrosse program.   The coach will also be a teacher with a certificate in either Computer Science 8-12, Computer Information Systems 6-12 or 9-12, Social Science composite 8-12, Science 8-12, ELA 8-12, Math 8-12 or Spanish EC-12.  
Compensation: FT teacher’s salary with TRS benefits plus coach stipend.   This coach will be given an athletic period each school day to coach lacrosse.
Gateway College Preparatory School is a K – 12 public charter school with 1,200 students currently enrolled (330 in high school that will grow to 450) located on 40 acres in Georgetown, TX and just north of Round Rock.   The school has its own lacrosse field.  Gateway does not have a football program and is committed to field lacrosse teams from elementary through high school.
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 April 10, 2016
Calendar
  1. Central District D1 District Qualifier- Wednesday April 27 
  2. Central District D1 District Playoff - Friday & Sunday April 29 & May 1- Vandegrift High School-  Monroe Stadium LISD
  3. Central District Awards meeting Monday, May 2, 7:30 PM
  4. D1 Super Regional - May 7 & 8 hosted by North District & Central District- Cedar Ridge High School- “Raider Stadium”
Teams
  1. Central D1 will consist of 12 teams divided North & South. The divisions are detailed below:
     
    Division I South Varsity Division I South Varsity
    Anderson Alamo Heights
    Cedar Park Austin
    Cedar Ridge Bowie
    Round Rock Dripping Springs
    Vandegrift Lake Travis
    Westwood Westlake
Schedule
  • There will be a 6 team District Championship playoff at the end of the regular district season consisting of 3 Teams from each division- North & South (total 6 teams) Home Team Friday will be the highest  seeded team (South 1 & North 1). For Sunday games home team will be the highest seeded D1 South Team.  Cost of officials for the event will be divided between the participating teams. 

     
    • North 1 & South 1 receive bye to championship weekendnd.
    • Wednesday April 27th - District Qualifier
      • #2 North vs #3 South
      • #2 South vs #3 North
    • Friday April 29th - Round 1 Championship Weekend
      • High seed South qualifier winner vs North #1
      • High seed North qualifier winner vs South #1
    • Sunday May 1st - District Championship & Consolation Games
      • Winner of North 1 vs Qualifier plays Winner of South 1 vs Qualifier to determine District Champion & 2 seed. Winner is Central D1 #1 seed & Loser is Central D1 #2 seed for the Super Regional 
      • Loser of North 1 vs Qualifier plays Loser of South 1 vs Qualifier play to determine 3 & 4 seed. Winner is Central D1 #3 seed & loser is Central D1 #4 seed for the Super Regional
Tie Breaking
  • See attached tie breaking procedures from the 2016 THSLL Rulebook. 
Article File Attachments: 2016 Tie Breaking.docx Tie Breaking Procedures
Posted on April 10, 2016
Games
  • Game #1 - #4 Seed vs #5 Seed  
  • Game #2 - #3 Seed vs #6 Seed  
  • Game #3 – Winner of Game #1 vs #1 Seed 
  • Game #4 – Winner of Game #2 vs #2 Seed  
  • Game #5 – Loser of Game #4 vs Loser of Game #3 – May 1st 2016  
  • Game #6 – Winner Game #4 vs Winner of Game #3 – May 1st 2016  
Seeding for Super Regional
  • #1 – Winner Game #6
  • #2 – Loser Game #6
  • #3 – Winner Game #5
  • #4 – Loser Game #5
Article File Attachments: 2016 Tie Breaking.docx Tie Breaking Procedures
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 December 14, 2015
JV Assistant Coach.  Available: Immediately.  Deadline: January 25th, 2016. 

Cedar Ridge High School boy’s lacrosse program, which competes in the central Texas DI District, is seeking a committed and experienced JV assistant coach for the 2016 season. We have a great group of players on the JV Roster and very supportive parents. This is a coaching-only position. Qualified candidates should have prior playing experience; prior coaching experience is ideal but not required.

The job responsibilities of the JV head coach include the following:

  • Serve as a positive role model while effectively motivating and developing high school players of varying levels of ability and experience.
  • Assist the JV Head Coach with practices, games, and team functions.
  • Communicate and implement injury awareness and monitor player injuries and rehabilitation
  • Communicate effectively with the coaching staff and the Cedar Ridge High School Lacrosse Board.
  • Be familiar with and comply with league rules and maintain positive working relationships with the league.

This is a part time, 4 month commitment.  To apply please send an updated resume and references to Justin Becker, Head Varsity Coach, at becks1905@yahoo.com

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 September 22, 2015
Bowie Boys Lacrosse Coaching Vacancies
 Varsity Fall/Spring
 
Bowie Boys Lacrosse is seeking a Varsity assistant coach with a defensive skillset. Bowie is a public high school in Austin, Tx that plays in the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) as a Central District Division 1 program. Part time/Competitive pay structure
 
Requirements
  • Punctuality/Commitment
  • Attendance at every practice, game, and tournament
  • Practice planning/game planning/scouting
  • Effective communication with the team and coaching staff
  • Positive reinforcement coaching outlook
  • High School/College Lacrosse experience
     
    If interested or for more information, please contact Bowie’s Head Coach:
     
    Travis Doak  (P) 832-477-7949  (E) ddoak123@gmail.com
     
    Youth Program Vacancies
    Jr. Bulldogs-Spring Only
     
    Bowie Boys Lacrosse is seeking qualified coaches for its youth program, The Jr. Bulldogs. We currently have four teams (1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 grades). The Jr. Bulldogs is Bowie’s feeder program that is a member of the CTYLA.
    Part time/Competitive pay structure
     
    Requirements
  • Punctuality/Commitment
  • Positive game play/focus on good sportsmanship
  • Help grow the game in our area by being a model coach kids want to play for
  • Attendance at every practice and game
  • Practice planning/game planning/scouting
  • Effective communication with the team and coaching staff
  • Positive reinforcement coaching outlook
     
    If interested or for more information, please contact Bowie’s Head Coach:
     
    Travis Doak  (P) 832-477-7949   (E) ddoak123@gmail.com
Posted on September 02, 2015

Cedar Ridge High School Boys' Asst. Coach

 (Varsity).  Available: September 2015.  Deadline: September 30, 2015. 

Cedar Ridge High School is seeking an assistant lacrosse coach for its varsity program. This is a coaching-only position. We have a great group of players returning and very supportive parents. Cedar Ridge competes in the central Texas DI District. Candidates with offensive experience playing at the college level or coaching at the high school level will be given priority.

Candidates MUST:

  • Serve as a positive role model while effectively motivating and developing high school players on and off the field.
  • Represent Cedar Ridge High School in a positive manner on and off the field.
  • Plan and oversee all varsity team practices and games. This includes game planning, breaking down film, and scouting opponent’s games.
  • Communicate effectively with the coaching staff and players.
  • Work in a collaborative manner with the head varsity coach.
  • If interested, please send a resume and references.  Salary: Competitive.  Appointment: Part-Time, 9 months.

Contact for application and information: Justin Becker, Head Varsity Coach.  E-mail:becks1905@yahoo.com

Cedar Ridge High School Boys' Head Coach

 (JV).  Available: September 2015.  Deadline: September 30, 2015. 

Cedar Ridge High School boy’s lacrosse program, which competes in the central Texas DI District, is seeking a committed and experienced JV head coach for the 2015-2016 season. We have a great group of returning players and very supportive parents. This is a coaching-only position. Qualified candidates should have prior coaching and preferably collegiate level playing experience.

The job responsibilities of the JV head coach include the following:

  • Serve as a positive role model while effectively motivating and developing high school players of varying levels of ability and experience.
  • Plan and oversee all JV team practices, games, and team functions.
  • Communicate and implement injury awareness and monitor player injuries and rehabilitation
  • Communicate effectively with the coaching staff and the Cedar Ridge High School Lacrosse Board.
  • Be familiar with and comply with league rules and maintain positive working relationships with the league.


This is a part-time, 10-month position with a competitive salary. To apply, please e-mail resume and references.  

Contact for application and information: Justin Becker, Head Varsity Coach.  E-mail:becks1905@yahoo.com

 

 

 


 
Posted on July 07, 2015
Division 1 Coaching Position, Westwood Men’s Lacrosse, Austin TX
Coaching positions available at one of the premier High School Division 1 lacrosse programs in Austin, Texas.  Westwood Lacrosse is one of the original High School lacrosse programs in Austin and is consistently competitive in the central Texas D1 district.  The program has a strong current cadre of players, the lacrosse community in the area is growing rapidly and the program is positioned well for continued success and growth. Compensation is negotiable with additional income opportunities available with club programs, the new Texas Tomahawks youth programs, and private lessons.
Successful candidates have:
  • College lacrosse experience
  • Coaching experience at the HS level
  • A passion for the game that is contagious to the players and the entire lacrosse community
  • A positive coaching style that develops both lacrosse skills, confidence, and leadership skills
Responsibilities:
  • Main goal of developing players into future champions
  • Participate in recruiting activities for grades K-8 to bring more players into the sport
  • Be a positive influence and role model to the HS players both on the field and off
  • Season includes a fall tournament season, and spring competitive season
  • With assistant coaches, complete necessary administrative activities such as Off Campus PE credit forms
  • Meet regularly with coaching staff to organize and prepare team practices and strategy
  • Commit to the program’s success
Contact for application and information:  
 
Posted on June 22, 2015
Georgetown High School Boys Lacrosse (Georgetown, TX - Austin) Boys' Head Coach :
Deadline: Aug 30, 2015.
Georgetown Boys High Lacrosse continually competes as a top level program as part of Texas North Division II and is now seeking a committed and experienced JV Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the 2016 season (Fall 15 thru Spring 16). This is a coaching-only position.
Qualified candidates should have prior coaching and preferably colligate level playing experience. The job responsibilities of the head coach include the following: 
  • Serve as a positive role model while effectively motivating and developing high school players of varying levels of ability and experience.
  • Plan and oversee all varsity team practices and games.
  • Communicate, implement and enforce Georgetown Boys School Lacrosse player and student code of conduct, as well as, player contracts.
  • Communicate and implement injury awareness and monitor player injuries and rehabilitation, including concussion base line testing and post- concussion testing and rehabilitation.
  • Communicate effectively and collaborate with parents and VP/Director of Georgetown Boys High School Lacrosse regarding player and program development, player recruitment, volunteer support, player discipline, etc.
  • Be familiar with and comply with league rules and maintain positive working relationships with the league. Develop, plan and manage off-season playing and skills development opportunities, which may include developing or participating in camps, tournaments, leagues, or training and conditioning programs.
This is a part-time position with a competitive salary.
To apply please e-mail cover letter, resume, and references.
For application and information, please contact both: Albert Salazar GYL Board President Phone: (512) 831-9649 , E-mail:gtlaxpresident@gmail.com Casey Ping GYL Boys High School VP Phone: (512) 970-5906 E-mail: casey.ping@co.travis.tx.us
Georgetown Lacrosse Website: http://www.georgetownlacrosse.org

 
Posted on May 25, 2015
Austin High School Girls Lacrosse Seeks Head Varsity Coach for 2015-2016

We are looking for a dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic coach who is committed to fostering the growth of the game and developing competitive athletes. Ideal candidates have  coaching experience at the high school or college level with the ability to teach fundamentals, mentor and motivate high school athletes. College or high school playing experience is a plus but not required. The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the program (beginning in the fall) including: practice, planning, game scheduling, implementation of game strategies, team management during practices, scrimmages and games, & awards nominations. The head coach will work with two assistant coaches, one of whom is also a trainer.

In the fall we will practice twice a week from late September through Thanksgiving. Beginning in late January through the end of April,we will have one or two preseason tournaments and practice 4 times per week, subject to games. We play approximately 15 regular season games and hope to participate in the end-of-season tournaments. Please note this is a paid coaching position only. Please send resume and references to Mary McDonald  (mmcdon2706@aol.com). 

Austin High School Girls Lacrosse Seeks Assistant Varsity Coach for 2015-2016 

We are looking for a dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic coach who is committed to fostering the growth of the game and developing competitive athletes. Ideal candidates have coaching experience at the high school or college level with the ability to teach fundamentals and mentor and motivate high school athletes. College or high school playing experience is a plus but not required. The assistant coach is responsible for helping the head coach with all aspects of the program (beginning in the fall) including: practice planning, game scheduling,implementation of game strategies, team management during practices,scrimmages and games, & awards nominations. In the fall we will practice twice a week from late September through Thanksgiving. Beginning in late January through the end of  April, we will have one or two preseason tournaments and practice 4 times per week, subject to games. We play approximately 15 regular season games and hope to participate in the end-of-season tournaments. Please note this is a paid coaching position only. Please send resume and references to Mary McDonald (mmcdon2706@aol.com). 
Posted on May 23, 2015
LB3 Lacrosse and Casey Powell are working together this summer to bring you the Casey Powell and Friends All-Star Texas Tour. This tour is coming to the Alden Bridge Sports Complex in Houston, Texas on June 15th.

The Texas All-Star Tour Coaching Staff will be led by 2014 MLL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, Casey Powell, and UNC Chapel Hill All-American Kara Cannizaro. Sign ups are currently underway for all boys and girls ages 8 through 18 and the cost is $85.00 per player. 
The link below  provides more information for this event. We hope that you and your players would like to come experience this great opportunity and learn from the best in the game.

If you have any questions call  (503) 804-4276 or email  lb3dan@gmail.com. http://www.lb3lacrosse.com/page/show/780132-casey-powell-and-friends-all-star-texas-tour

 
Posted on May 07, 2015
Atown lacrosse is hosting a lacrosse Camp  June 15-18th. Featuring MLL super star and former Syracuse Orangeman Jovan Miller.
Jovan is a  2x National Champion 2008-2009
2x All American
2x All Big East,2012 MLL All Star
 Current Chesapeake Bayhawk,former NLL (box) Colorado Mammoth, former H.S coach at Dallas Jesuit and current coach at Queens University of Charlotte, N.C.

This camp is for players of all levels and positions, new players more than welcome. 5th-12th graders

June 15-18th,  Central Austin .Registration April 1st -June 6th. Early registration end May 20th.

Go to www.Atownlacrosse.com for more info about the camp, lessons, and fall ball.Feel free to contact Coach and Director Zack Matthews,atownlacrosseaustin@gmail.com
 
Posted on April 30, 2015

Central Division DII Super Regionals

East View High School Stadium

4490 E. University Ave.

Georgetown, TX 78626

 

Adults: $10

Students: $5

Youth Lacrosse players with jersey: Free

 

Full concessions available on site

 

Posted on April 29, 2015
Each THSLL District awards All-State and All-District Honors within Divisions I and II.
The Central  Divison II District awards are attached.
Article File Attachments: Central DII Awards.pdf Central Divison II District Awards
Posted on April 29, 2015
2015 Central 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.
Tom Keaton -Westlake DII

2015 Central District Assistant Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
Paul Swan - Alamo Heights

 
Posted on April 29, 2015
Each THSLL District awards All-State and All-District Honors within Divisions I and II.
The Central  Divison II District awards are attached.
Article File Attachments: Central D1 Awards Final.pdf Central Divison I District Awards
Posted on April 07, 2015
 
  • Central District D1 District Qualifier- Wednesday April 22
  • Central District D1 District Playoff- Saturday & Sunday April 25 & 26- Cedar Ridge High School
  • Central District Awards meeting Monday, April 27, 7:30 PM
  • D1 Super Regional- May 2 & 3 hosted by North District & South District
  • D1 & D2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AUSTIN, TX MAY 9 & 10 –Round Rock High School- “Dragon Stadium”
  • Central D1 will consist of 12 teams divided North & South. The divisions are detailed below:
          Division I North Varsity              Division I South Varsity
          Anderson                                  Alamo Heights
          Cedar Park                                Austin
          Cedar Ridge                              Bowie
          Round Rock                              Lake Travis
          Vandegrift                                 St. Stephens
          Westwood                                Westlake
  • There will be a 6 team District Championship playoff at the end of the regular district season consisting of 3 Teams from each division- North &South (total 6 teams)        
    • North 1 & South 1 receive bye to championship weekend
    • Wednesday April 22- District Qualifier-  (2 Seeds Host) Winner of District Qualifier games advance to Central District Playoff on Saturday April 25
      • 2 North vs. 3 South
      • 2 South vs. 3 North
    • Saturday April 25- Round 1 Championship Weekend
      • High Seed South qualifier winner vs North 1
      • High Seed North qualifier winner vs South 1,
    • Sunday April 26- District Championship & Consolation games
      • Winner of North 1 vs Qualifier plays Winner of South 1 vs Qualifier to determine District Champion & 2 seed. Winner is Central D1 #1 seed & Loser is Central D1 #2 seed for the Super Regional
      • Loser of North 1 vs Qualifier plays Loser of South 1 vs Qualifier play to determine 3 & 4 seed. Winner is Central D1 #3 seed & loser is Central D1 #4 seed for the Super Regional
  • ​​Please see attached PDF for brackets. 
 
 
 
Article File Attachments: 2015 Central D1 Playoffs.pdf 2015 D1 Playoffs
Posted on April 07, 2015

2015 Central D2 Championship

The Championship will consist of four (4) teams playing on Saturday,  April 25 and Sunday, April 26. Teams will be seeded based on performance in District qualifying and the Championship will be conducted in accordance with THSLL rules.

In order to qualify for the Championship, teams must demonstrate end‐of‐season preparation for higher competition by winning a qualifying round. Regular season play provides preference to teams that demonstrate strength during the regular season. Qualifying rounds will be considered “non‐district” games for the purpose of THSLL scheduling. The highest ranking team in a given game incurs all costs and is the home team.

Since the District consists of ten (10) teams, each team must play all others in the district. Therefore, regular season standings determine (THSLL tiebreakers apply) the first and second place teams and they are automatically qualified for the Championship (as the 1 and 2 seeds respectively). Two (2) qualifying games will be played with winners advancing to the Championship:

  • 4th place plays 5th place (winner is the District 4 seed)
  • 3rd place plays 6th place (winner is the District 3 seed)
  • See attached pdf bracket.
Article File Attachments: 2015 Central D2 Playoffs.pdf 2015 D2 Playoffs
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 January 02, 2015
Central District Division II Plyoff Structure
1st and 2nd place teams have Byes and will advance to the District Championship

Based on regular season standings the 1st  and 2nd place teams automatically advance to the District Championship the 1 and 2 seeds respectively). Two games will be played with winners advancing to the District Championship.

4th place plays 5th place (Winner is the District 4 seed)  3rd place plays 6th place (winner is the District 3 seed) 
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 19, 2014

CTYLA is hosting two referee clinics this year.  One on December 13th in Georgetown.  The second clinic will be January 10th at a location to be determined.  Anyone wishing to referee for CTYLA will have to attend one clinic this year unless the referee has attended the CTYLA clinics three times previously, in which case the class does not have to be taken again.  For those referees who have taken the class three times in the past, please email Dave Emerick at david.a.emerick@jpmchase.com as such experienced referees will still have to take the clinic test which Dave Emerick will email directly.

Check in starts at 8:30AM and class begins at 9:00AM.  A lunch will be provided.  The class will last till approximately 3PM. The location of the December 13th Ref Clinic is:  Georgetown Parks Administration Office – The Community Room   1101 N. College Street   Georgetown Tx

Driving Directions:
From Temple/Waco: 
Head South on IH-35.  Take exit 264.  Turn left at Lakeway Drive.  Turn right onto Austin Avenue.  Turn left onto FM 971/Weir Road.  Turn right onto Morrow Street.  Turn left onto College Street (low water crossing bridge).  Turn left into 1101 N. College.

From Austin: Head North on IH-35.  Take exit 261.  Turn right on HWY 29/University Avenue.  Turn left onto College Street.  Turn right into 1101 N. College.

On-line registration is open for Central Texas Youth Lacrosse Association referee training.  Please register at:   http://do.nr/p04N

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.

Austin Area Licensed Athletic Trainers

Medicine in Motion
13805 Research Ste 150, Austin, TX 78750
(512) 257-2500, Medinmotion.com


Strong Medicine
www.StrongMed.net
512-426-1178
http://www.strongmed.net/athletic-training.html
Heather Willard, LAT, CSCS,Director of Athletic Training
Heather@StrongMed.net
 
Posted on October 08, 2014
Westlake High School (WHS) Boy’s Lacrosse is seeking committed coaches for their DI Varsity and JV programs.  WHS Boy’s Lacrosse is a growing program with more than 90 high school players. The feeder program, Westlake Youth Lacrosse League, has more than 350 youth players.  WHS Boy’s Lacrosse strives to compete at the highest level of Texas High School lacrosse, as well as nationally, and were the Texas High School Lacrosse League Central District Champions for 3 consecutive years.  
 
We have two open positions: Varsity DI Assistant Coach and JV Assistant Coach.  We are seeking offensive minded coaches but will take the best candidates regardless of position. 
 
Coaches are expected to be active with the program in the fall and spring. There are also summer coaching opportunities. Fall is roughly 6 weeks and spring is roughly 3.5 months.  
 
We will select individuals whose coaching philosophy and style are aligned with our focus on personal growth for our student-athletes. Ideal candidates possess lacrosse coaching experience, preferably having previously coached at the high school level and/or played at the college level and are motivated to support our continued growth. 
 
To apply please email cover letter, resume, and references to:
Chris Delfausse
WHS Boys Lacrosse Head Coach
cdelfausse@gmail.com.
 
For questions on the position please contact: Head Coach Chris Delfausse, cdelfausse@gmail.com, 512-608-5891
 
Salary: Competitive + summer coaching opportunities.  Appointment: Part-Time, 6 months.
 
Team/school/org. site: http://www.whslax.net/
 
 
Posted on September 08, 2014

Regional Meeting: 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

10:00AM

New York Life Training Center
6200 Bridge Point Pkwy
Bldg 4; Suite 125 (enter off of back hallway )
Austin, TX 78730

Posted on September 07, 2014

Dripping Springs High School

Assistant JV Coach


Dripping Springs High School is seeking a qualified JV assistant coach. Qualified coaches must have a positive attitude, high lacrosse IQ, and an ability to connect and work with high school athletes. DSHS will compete in the THSLL Central D2 for the 2014-2015 season.

The JV team is coming off a 10-0-1 season with 15+ rising freshman expected to join the roster this season. Our Varsity and JV practice together so our assistant JV coach will have the ability to work with varsity players as well.

Fall practices will be held twice a week beginning October 27th and spring practices will be held 3-4 times a week after 5pm on the DSHS turf field. Games will on Saturday with the occasional week night game.

Some travel will be necessary, but is paid for by the lacrosse club.

Salary: TBD upon experience

Please contact:
Bill Cafferata - Head Coach
billcafferata@gmail.com
Posted on August 25, 2014

The Bowie Lacrosse Club has coaching positions open for JV Head Coach and an Assistant Coach.

Head JV Coach for Bowie High School.

Assistant JV Coach for Bowie High School.

The Bowie Lacrosse Club is looking for a head JV coach and one assistant JV coach for a Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) Division 1 member program.  In addition to the primary responsibility for the Bowie Junior Varsity team and assisting with the Varsity program, candidates will be expected to assist the Head Varsity coach with the activities of the JR Bulldawg Youth Lacrosse Association feeder program. 

Details:

  • This is a coaching-only position reporting to the Bowie Lacrosse Board, the Varsity Head Coach and the Bowie High School Principal. Compensation is competitive and negotiable

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A proven track record at a high school level or higher of motivating players to reach their potential
  • A solid foundation of lacrosse fundamentals and the ability to teach them
  • A focus on the long term growth of the program through recruitment and development through the   
  • JR Bulldawg feeder program and other outreach efforts
  • An ability to command respect and enforce team discipline
  • Defensive Coaching Experience

Responsibilities:

  • Provide mentorship to individual team members to reach their lacrosse goals during high school and beyond
  • Work with the Board to recruit new players at all levels, from youth through high school
  • Hold coaching seminars and provide guidance to Jr Bulldawgs coaches

Interested parties Should send resume and references to Michelle Moran Mmoran@circleccdc.

Posted on July 29, 2014
McNeil High School (Round Rock ISD) Boys' Lacrosse Assistant Coach Vacancy

McNeil High School Boys’ Lacrosse is hiring a Varsity Assistant Coach.

Available: August 2014.
Deadline: Until filled.
Position Description:
McNeil High School is a public school and one of four RRISD High Schools to offer club lacrosse. The school is in the 6A Texas district with enrollment being around 2400 students. McNeil is accepting applications for a boys' Assistant Lacrosse Coach.

This is a coaching-only position. The Assistant Coach is responsible for working with the head coach of the varsity team and assisting with the JV team as needed. This Coach also helps communicate with the middle school feeder programs. Coaching stipends are competitive and dependent upon experience.. McNeil has good facilities and administrative support.

*College level playing experience requested.. Previous coaching experience preferred.

Please send resumes to: Scott Aubin, McNeil Lacrosse Head Coach, e-mail: Scott@mcneillacrosse.com; Phone: 512-771-5584 or TJ Bass, Lacrosse Board President at president@mcneillacrosse.com

Team web site: www.mcneillacrosse.com
Posted on June 09, 2014
Lake Travis High School, Austin, Texas

Positions available:

Varsity Assistant Coaches

JV Head Coach

JV Assistant Coach

Lake Travis High School is the only high school in the LTISD. Lake Travis is known for excellent academics, athletic programs, and facilities. Currently Lake Travis has approximately 2400 students and is growing every day. The high school lacrosse program is supported by a strong youth program where all the players are feeds into the high school and an executive board who strives to support the coaches and players with their needs to develop a competitive program.

The high school team will be beginning its 8th year  and third season in THSLL Central Division I. There are approximately 50 players with a JV and Varsity squad. Our head coach is a teacher at the high school which allows him to have constant communication with the school district and players.

Lake Travis is looking for coaches with playing and/or coaching experience who desire to create not just athletes, but young men with character, integrity and respect. Our players and coaches are expected to be exemplary stewards of our program.

Responsibilities include:

Planning and implementing practices and game strategies

Communicating with players and parents

Working with the head coach to develop a cohesive program

For information please contact John Maggio, President Lake Travis Lacrosse. 512.750.0888 or coachmaggio@gmail.com


Posted on May 28, 2014

Head Coach position is available at Westwood High School. The DI program has a strong current cadre of players, the lacrosse community in the area is growing rapidly and the program is positioned well for continued success and growth.  In addition to the Head Coaching responsibilities of the Varsity team, the position is responsible for managing the JV team.  Compensation is negotiable with additional income opportunities available with club programs, youth programs, and private lessons. 

Successful candidates have:

  • College lacrosse experience
  • Coaching experience at the HS level
  • A passion for the game that is contagious to the players and the entire lacrosse community·       
  • A positive coaching style that develops both lacrosse skills and leadership skills

Responsibilities:

  • Head Coach of Varsity Lacrosse team with a goal of winning championships·       
  • Manage the JV coaches & team with a goal of developing players into future champions
  • Participate in recruitment and selection of the Varsity and JV coaches·       
  • Participate in recruiting activities for grades K-8 to bring more players into the sport·       
  • Be a positive influence and role model to the HS players both on the field and off
  • Season includes a fall tournament season, and spring competitive season
  • With assistant coaches, complete necessary administrative activities such as Off Campus PE credit forms
  • Work with area coaches to schedule games
  • Recommend players for district/state awards, help players gain exposure at the college level, etc. 

Contact for application and information:

  • Steve Lawton, Former President Westwood Lacrosse 2013-14,
    (512) 825-3075,  steve.88.lawton@gmail.com or
  • Mike Tipps, Current President Westwood Lacrosse 2014-15,
    (512) 576-2413 mtipps@oxfordcommercial.com .
  • www.westwoodlax.org
     
Posted on May 15, 2014

Boys' DI Varsity Assistant Coach Available: 2014-2015.  Deadline: OPEN.  Position Description: Vandegrift High School is the newest High School in Leander ISD and opened with freshmen and sophomores in the fall of 2009.  The Vipers play in the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) Central Division.  VHS completed our inaugural lacrosse season in the spring of 2010, advanced to the DII Final Four in 2013 and made the DI playoffs in our first DI season in 2014.  The program has grown into 65 plus players at the high school level split between a DI Varsity, DII Varsity and a JV team. 

Vandegrift is looking for an experienced lacrosse player/coach for our DI Varsity team.  VHS has a very dedicated board and a solid tradition of lacrosse at the youth level with good players feeding into the high school program.

Coaching and/or playing experience is required.  Candidates should have a passion for the sport and interest in building a highly competitive program.  Applicants should be knowledgeable of the fundamentals and have a love for teaching the game.

Salary: To be discussed.  Appointment: Part-Time, the season runs November through May with some additional administrative responsibilities in the off season.  Candidates must pass a state mandated background check.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Attending practices during the week from 4:15 to 6:00 PM and on Saturday mornings.

·        Coaching, mentoring and developing athletes and assisting in their personal growth.

·        Participating in the development and implementation of practice and game plans.

·        Scouting future opponents as necessary.

·        Setting up and running practices and drills.

·        Attending various coaching meetings as necessary.

·        Assisting with the youth program.

Boys' DII Varsity Assistant Coach Available: 2014-2015.  Deadline: OPEN.  Position Description: Vandegrift High School is the newest High School in Leander ISD and opened with freshmen and sophomores in the fall of 2009.  The Vipers play in the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) Central Division.  VHS completed our inaugural lacrosse season in the spring of 2010, advanced to the DII Final Four in 2013 and made the DI playoffs in our first DI season in 2014.  The program has grown into 65 plus players at the high school level split between a DI Varsity, DII Varsity and a JV team. 

Vandegrift is looking for an experienced lacrosse player/coach for our DII Varsity team.  VHS has a very dedicated board and a solid tradition of lacrosse at the youth level with good players feeding into the high school program.

Coaching and/or playing experience is required.  Candidates should have a passion for the sport and interest in building a highly competitive program.  Applicants should be knowledgeable of the fundamentals and have a love for teaching the game.

Salary: To be discussed.  Appointment: Part-Time, the season runs November through May with some additional administrative responsibilities in the off season.  Candidates must pass a state mandated background check.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Attending practices during the week from 4:15 to 6:00 PM and on Saturday mornings.

·        Coaching, mentoring and developing athletes and assisting in their personal growth.

·        Participating in the development and implementation of practice and game plans.

·        Scouting future opponents as necessary.

·        Setting up and running practices and drills.

·        Attending various coaching meetings as necessary.

·        Assisting with the youth program.

Boys' Junior Varsity Assistant Coach Available: 2014-2015.  Deadline: OPEN.  Position Description: Vandegrift High School is the newest High School in Leander ISD and opened with freshmen and sophomores in the fall of 2009.  The Vipers play in the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) Central Division.  VHS completed our inaugural lacrosse season in the spring of 2010, advanced to the DII Final Four in 2013 and made the DI playoffs in our first DI season in 2014.  The program has grown into 65 plus players at the high school level split between a DI Varsity, DII Varsity and a JV team. 

Vandegrift is looking for an experienced lacrosse player/coach for our Junior Varsity team.  VHS has a very dedicated board and a solid tradition of lacrosse at the youth level with good players feeding into the high school program.

Coaching and/or playing experience is required.  Candidates should have a passion for the sport and interest in building a highly competitive program.  Applicants should be knowledgeable of the fundamentals and have a love for teaching the game.

Salary: To be discussed.  Appointment: Part-Time, the season runs November through May with some additional administrative responsibilities in the off season.  Candidates must pass a state mandated background check.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Attending practices during the week from 4:15 to 6:00 PM and on Saturday mornings.

·        Coaching, mentoring and developing athletes and assisting in their personal growth.

·        Participating in the development and implementation of practice and game plans.

·        Scouting future opponents as necessary.

·        Setting up and running practices and drills.

·        Attending various coaching meetings as necessary.   Assisting with the youth program.

Contact for application and information:  Patrick Huskins, DI Varsity Head Coach.  Email: patrickhuskins@yahoo.com or (512) 587-5765 or Joe Ahrens, VHS Lacrosse Booster Club President.  Email: joerrt@gmail.com or (512) 677-9941.


Posted on April 30, 2014

Cedar Ridge High School (Round Rock, TX)

Boys' Head Coach  Available: 2014-2015.  Deadline: May 10, 2014.  Position Description: Cedar Ridge High School is looking for an experienced lacrosse coach to lead its lacrosse program and continue the momentum it has after just 3 seasons. The Raiders play within the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) Central Division II. The varsity team is ranked in the Top 10 in the state of Texas (4/16 DII Laxpower.com ranking) and finished in first place in District play. The Varsity program plays a schedule of 15-18 games and the JV program plays 12-15 games. 

Requirements:
Candidates should have a passion for the sport and interest in building a highly competitive program. Applicants should be knowledgeable of the fundamentals and have a love for teaching the game. Experience coaching at high school or playing/coaching at college level is required. This is currently an off-campus stipend position. In addition to direct coaching of the high school teams, the role will require leadership skills necessary to recruit, develop, and manage paid and volunteer coaching staff necessary to continue the growth of the program. All Coaches must be US Lacrosse Level 1 Certified, CPR/AED and Emergency Medicine Certified and take the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching online class including Concussion Management.  Candidate must be available all seasons including summer to host camps, tournaments, and recruiting activities.

Compensation:
Negotiable.  Additional income opportunities dependent upon recruitment (boys and girls), summer camps, tournaments, and sponsorship.

Responsibilities:
1. To oversee the entire lacrosse program including coaching staff. The head coach will work in coordination with the Booster Club Board.  Head Coach will also develop a team culture and ensure continuity between JV and Varsity.

2. To be a role model in all settings and foster an environment of respect, tolerance, integrity and responsibility.

3. To exemplify a sense of professionalism at all times which includes game and practice times, with opponents, parents, faculty, staff, and administration.


4. Work with the CRHS Athletic Director to reserve practice and game field space. Work with the Faculty Sponsor to ensure compliance with No Pass, No Play.
 Submit documentation for players participating in OCPE.

5. To encourage participation and interest within the campus student body as well as the student body at feeder elementary and middle schools.


6. To adhere to all rules and regulations stated in the Cedar Ridge High School Lacrosse Bylaws, THSLL Rulebook and RRISD Athletic Handbook.


7. To enhance and refine fundamental skills and game strategies.


8. Attend all required meetings or events for Cedar Ridge High School Lacrosse Booster Club and the RRISD athletic department.


9. Promote the development and enhancement of qualities of sportsmanship, leadership, loyalty and commitment


10. To support and promote individual players in pursuing opportunities to play beyond the high school level.


Fundamental Philosophy:

Cedar Ridge High School Lacrosse is seeking a passionate, energetic individual who strives to build a highly competitive and challenging program for the Cedar Ridge student-athletes while supporting the school’s mission statement. Cedar Ridge Lacrosse is committed to offering a rewarding experience for the students while maintaining high academic standards. A Cedar Ridge Lacrosse coach is an individual who seeks excellence on a daily basis while teaching life skills that will benefit the student-athletes within the program for many years to come. 

 Contact for application and information: Mike Bonicoro, Director of Player Development, Phone: (512) 809-3032 E-mail: mikebonicoro@gmail.com

Posted on April 27, 2014
2014 Central 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.

Tom O'Grady, Cedar Park

2014 Central District Assistant Coach of the Year

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

Stuart Shaw, Anderson

2014 Central 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.

Doug Dickson
Posted on April 01, 2014
8 Team District Playoff Bracket - Seeding by regular season standings
*** See attachment for bracket ***
  • Regular Season North and South winners (1N and 1S) have automatic Regional Playoff Berths
  • Seeding is based on results of district tournament with the regular season 1N and 1S getting a regional berth in their relative finish position.
  • Highest two finishers in District Championship (not including 1N & 1S) get the remaining two seeds to Regionals
  • Highest seed of each contest is the home team and must provide field and referees
  • In the case of a tie for highest seed, use regular season (RS) head to head, then, RS record, then Goals against, then coin flip
Automatic Qualifier (AQ) Scenarios
  1. 1N and 1S win first round and second round - bracket determined seed (consolation game required)
  2. 1N or 1S lose first round while other wins first round - first round loser is #4 seed.
    1. If the first round winner loses second round then #3 seed
      (No consolation game required)
    2. If the first round winner wins the second round - bracket determined seed and second round losers play for #3 seed
      (Consolation game is required)
  3. 1N and 1S lose first round - play each other for #3 and #4 seeds in consolation game.
Posted on April 01, 2014

Central DI 3rd place teams hosts Central DI 6th place team on 4/21
Central DI 4th place team hosts Central DI 5th place team on 4/21

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


The 2nd place team is the Central D1 #2 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A2 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the North Super Regional Tournament at Southlake Stadium.

If the 3rd place team wins, the 3rd place team is the Central D1 #3 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A3 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the North Super Regional Tournament at Southlake Stadium, and the winner of the 4th place team vs. the 5th place team game is the Central D1 #4 seed for the Super Regional Tournament- A4 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the Central Super Regional Tournament at Westwood High School.

If 6th place team wins, the 6th place team is the Central D1 #4 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A4 for Super Regional Tournament bracket purposes, and plays in the Central Super Regional Tournament at Westwood High School, and the winner of the 4th place team vs. the 5th place team game is the Central D1 #3 seed for the Super Regional Tournament – A3 for Super Regional bracket purposes, and plays in the North Super Regional Tournament at Southlake Stadium.

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 January 30, 2014
SWLOA Central Texas Chapter

President:Mike Jacksonref@speakingofficially.com
AssignerKen Singerksinger@epicor.com
Chief RefereeDon Carnestxcarnes@swbell.net
Training CoordinatorKen Singerksinger@epicor.com

Central Governers
Doug Dicksonddickson@sstx.org
Michael Marksmichael.marks+lax@gmail.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 January 08, 2014

Attention Central District teams. The Central Texas Youth Lacrosse Association is holding is referee training class January 18th at Austin High School.  The class begins at 8:30 and should be completed by 4:00. Lunch will be served.Anyone who wants to ref youth games this season must attend the training session. 

Register through CTYLA.org also The cost is $30 per person and the minimum age to be a referee is 14.

Please pass this information onto your players. It's a great way to learn more about the game, and make some pretty good money for the time spent. If you have any questions, please contact Dave Emerick at david.a.emerick@jpmchase.com.

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 29, 2013

Two US Lacrosse coach training sessions are available this fall. As a reminder, participants who wish to be USL Certified need to complete the online training and attend a Positive Coaching Alliance session in addition to the scheduled local clinics below. The online training portion does not need to be completed before the clinics though US Lacrosse recommends it is completed prior to.

CEP Level 1: November 9, from 9am-4pm at Vandergrift High School. CEP 1 is great for first time coaches, providing a good foundation of structure and drill mechanics. Registration is available through the US Lacrosse website: Click Level 1 Registration. Refer questions to Mike Wright (mrwaustin@gmail.com).

CEP Level 2: November 16 in Dripping Springs. CEP 2 is designed to train coaches for higher age and skill levels.
Refer questions to Troy Jamail (troy.jamail@hwaparking.com). Click Level 2 Registration
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 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 24, 2013
The Central District is pleased to announce the Postseason Awards recognizing the top players from the area. Congratulations to the 2013 Central Division I All State, All District and Honorable Mention. 
 
All State

Attack

Marshall Allen 14 SR Anderson
Jeff Kiszkiel 22 JR Cedar Park
Tanner Thompson 9 SR Westlake
Mac Breedlove 18 SR Westlake
     
Midfield   
Wake Smith 12 SR Anderson
Wesley Sanders 12 JR Bowie
Tate Bowden 11 SR Westlake
Matthew Rockwell 2 JR Westlake
Craig Kemper 7 SO Westlake
     
FOGO   
Michael Edwards 38 SR Westlake
     
LSM   
Cortlandt Turner 32 SR Austin High
     
Defense   
Lito Flanagan 4 JR Alamo Heights
William Guttes 7 SR Lake Travis
John Dodd 8 SR Westlake
Chris Roussos 3 JR Westlake
     
Goalie 1st Team
Conner Howden 19 JR Austin High

Goalie 2nd Team
Jacob Grimm 33 SR Bowie
    
All District     

 
Attack
Ben Rinke 8 JR Anderson
Casey Schwertfeger 2 JR Austin High
Trey Foster 14 SO St. Stephens
Hayden Byrd 6 SR Westlake
     
Midfield

Foster Allen 16 SO Anderson
Reed Sallans 21 SO Austin High
James Reis 9 SR Bowie
Sean Angle 11 JR Cedar Park
Austin Martin 0 JR Westwood
     
FOGO

James Cumby 5 SR Austin High
     
LSM
Matt Sheftall 53 SO Bowie
     
Defense
Conner Peoples 5 JR Alamo Heights
Reed Mershon 6 JR Austin High
Ben Zook 21 JR Westlake
Wyatt Bourdeau 24 SR Westwood
     
Goalie   
Abe Monroe 10 SR Westlake

Honorable Mention

        
Attack  
Colten Courtney 32 SO Alamo Heights
Jason Felts 10 JR Austin High
August Buerkle 22 SO Bowie
JR Booth 25 SO Westwood
     
Midfield
Travis Weaver 10 JR Anderson
James Nayden 24 JR Austin High
Forrest Weiss 14 JR Cedar Park
Luke Hall 44 JR Lake Travis
Drew Toney 2 SR Westwood
Triston McCune 26 JR Cedar Park
Jacob Searcy 70 SO Anderson
Jacob Reinhardt 10 JR Bowie
Cohl Prosise 70 JR Cedar Park
Sheldon Foreman 22 JR St Stephens
     
Goalie
Jack Carroll 4 SR Anderson

Posted on April 24, 2013
The Central 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.

Central District 2013 Coach of the Year:

Zach Kurzweil- Anderson

Central District 2013 Asst Coach of the Year:
Jamie DeBole- St. Andrews

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.
Central District 2013 Person of the Year:
Scott Aubin- McNeil

Posted on April 24, 2013
All State  

Attack

Peter Ochoa 8 SR Georgetown
Ryan Gjerset 9 SR St. Michaels
John O'Grady 19 SO Vandegrift
Reid Lichtenberger 17 SR Vandegrift
  
Midfield 
 
David Casey 46 SR Cedar Ridge
Damon Doll 24 JR Cedar Ridge
Trevor Jones 26 JR Georgetown
Walker Houghton 16 SR Round Rock
Josh Edgerly 4 SR St. Michaels
  
FOGO
Blake Tyndall 35 FR Vandegrift
  
LSM
Jake Malone 10 SO McNeil
  
Defense

Glen Troxell 43 JR Cedar Ridge
Gus Weber 1 JR Georgetown
Austin Stewart 15 SR McNeil
Will Furst 2 SO Westlake D2
  
Goalie 1st Team

Daniel Donovan 29 SR Round Rock

Goalie 2nd Team
Patrick Schindel 1 JR Cedar Ridge
     
All District   
  
Attack  
Jonathon Guyton 66 SR Cedar Ridge
Garret Quiroz 22 SR Georgetown
Conner Houghton 6 SR Round Rock
Ricky Nunez 2 JR St. Michaels
  
Midfield
Brandon Meyers 8 JR Cedar Ridge
Michael McGregor 11 SR Dripping Springs
Nathan Threlkeld 11 SR Georgetown
Luke Demello 8 JR Round Rock
Luke Aviles 14 SR St. Andrews
  
FOGO
Christian McIntosh 11 JR Round Rock
  
LSM
Ethan Phillips 22 SO St. Michael's
  
Defense

Miles Snow 4 SR McNeil
Josh Beck 21 JR Round Rock
Collin Peters 31 SR Saint Michaels
Connor Fuhrman 44 JR St Andrews
  
Goalie
Evan Duvall 7 SR Dripping Springs
     
Honorable Mention 
  
  
Attack
  
Garret Stearns 3 JR Cedar Ridge
Colton Tillotson 60 SO McNeil
Weston Blynn 9 SR Vandegrift
Soren Stephens 17 SO Westlake D2
  
Midfield

Geoffrey Tyler 20 FR Dripping Springs
Connor Walsh 21 SR McNeil
Tanner Coffey 5 SR St. Michaels
Steven Alexander 23 SO Vista Ridge
Garrett Nolan 41 SO Westlake
  
FOGO
  
Aaron Schroeder 13 JR Cedar Ridge
  
LSM

Brandon Ford 9 SO Westlake D2
  
Defense

Trey Kilbride 12 SO St. Michaels
Marc Teal 34 SR Vandegrift
Reed Randolph 6 FR Vandegrift
DeClan Walsh 15 FR Westlake D2
  
Goalie
  
Chase Stone 32 SO McNeil

Posted on April 19, 2013
2013 Central District D1 Championship & State Playoff Seeding Determination
 
D1 Playoff Schedule & Venue
Westlake High School
4100 Westbank Dr
Austin, TX 78746

April 20, 2013 Semi-finals

Game Times: 11:00 PM & 1:00 PM- High seeded team earns right to select game time.
# 1  Westlake vs # 4 Bowie
# 2  Anderson vs # 3 Austin

April 21, 2013 Finals & Seeding game at Westlake

Westlake vs Anderson 1:00 p.m.
Austin vs Bowie 3:00 p.m.

Semi-final winners play to determine Central District D1 Champion and runner-up
Semi-final losers play to determine 3rd and 4th place



Posted on April 19, 2013

4/19 7:00pm
#2 McNeil plays #3 Cedar Ridge in Division II North 

4/20 3 pm
#2 Vandegrift plays #3 Westlake DII in Division II South

#2 seed is the home team and hosts the game.

Winners of these games will be the #2 seed for the District Championship.

D2 Playoff Schedule & Venue
Westwood High School, 12400 Mellow Meadow, Austin, TX 78750

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=12400+Mellow+Meadow,Austin,TX+78750


April 27, 2013
Semi-finals
Game Times: 
# 1 Round Rock vs # 2 Vandegrift 3:30 pm
# 1 St.Michaels  vs # 2 Cedar Ridge 5:30pm

April 28, 2013
Central District Division 2 Championship- Game Time: 3:30
Semi-final winners play to determine Central District D2 Champion

Posted on March 07, 2013
ANDY GARRIGAN “RETIREMENT” PARTY! SAT. MARCH 23rd!

HELP US CELEBRATE COACH GARRIGAN’S 10 YEARS AT AUSTIN HIGH AND WISH HIM WELL AS HE TAKES OVER AS UT LACROSSE COACH!

Join Austin High Lacrosse on Saturday March 23rd at the West Austin Youth Association at 6:30 pm as we raise a glass to Coach Garrigan and wish him well on the next phase in his coaching career. This is his 10th and final year as the Head Coach of Austin High. Even though the season is still in full swing,we thought it was a great time to honor him (and also it was the only free weekend on his calendar….) The fire will also be on as we gently “roast” him as well!

Garrigan has also coached so many players from all over Texas as Team Texas Coach. Parents and Players from all over the State are invited to join us…!
SATURDAY MARCH 23rd
WEST AUSTIN YOUTH ASSOCIATION GYM
(Corner of Enfield and 1500 Exposition)
6:30 pm
Cost: $25 per person Reservations required
(Your donation is now tax deductible!)….
Come toast the Darling of referees and opposing coaches alike –(and you won’t even have to go to the “Dog Park”!)

contact Liz Watson for reservations/donations, lizmcwatson@gmail.com


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 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 September 05, 2012
Central District Division I and Division II 
Coaches Meeting
Saturday, September 8th
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Westlake High School
Posted on September 04, 2012

Austin area New Horizons Lacrosse is looking for a youth Head Coach for a newly forming 5th/6th grade boys team.
This team will be made up of students from under-served areas in Austin  inner-city schools and supported by New Horizons Lacrosse. Informal Fall Ball will begin in late October and end in early December. Regular season starts in February and includes practices and competition in the Central Texas Youth Lacrosse League (CTYLA). This is a paid position and responsibilities include twice a week practice and game/practice on the weekends in the spring.
Interested parties send resumes to David Hamill – drhamill@newhorizonslacrosse.org
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 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 Central District is pleased to announce this year's Postseason Awards recognizing the top players from the area. Join us in congratulating the efforts and accomplishments of these young men.

  
Other awards are:
   
Coach of the Year - Evan Whelchel of Westlake who led his team to an undefeated District record and District Championship.
 
Assistant Coach of the Year - Kyle Loda of Austin who helped lead the Maroons to the #2 seed in the North Super Regional.
  
Person of the Year - Al Picazo who has been a Central District Coordinator for 8 years. He is also a co-founder of New Horizons Lacrosse which targets disadvantaged youth in the Austin area.


Article File Attachments: 2012 D1 - Post Season Honors.pdf 2012 DI Postseason Honors 2012 D2 - Post Season Honors.pdf 2012 DII Postseason Honors
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
Central Division II Playoffs to be held at Dripping Springs High School.
Games are 10am and 12 noon on
Saturday April 28th and
4pm on Sunday April 29th.
 
April 28 10:00 a.m.
Stony Point (8) vs Lake Travis (16)
April 28 12:00 p.m.
St. Michaels (9) vs. McNeil (4)



Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Youth Players with game jerseys on get in free.
Concessions and lacrosse merchandise booths will be available.




Central Division II playoff times

Saturday, April 21, Eastview High School Stadium, Georgetown
#2 Georgetown vs. #3 Stony Point , 8:15 p.m.


Posted on April 21, 2012
Central Division I Championships

April 21st, 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Westlake
April 22nd, 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Westlake

1 PM Westwood (H) vs Anderson (V) determines 3 & 4 seeds

3 PM Westlake (H) vs Austin (V)  Championship Game

 



Posted on March 26, 2012

The CHAMPIONSHIP HEARTS YOUNG ATHLETE HEART SCREENING PROGRAM will offer free screening for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) on Saturday, March 31 from 8 am to 12 pm – at Seton Willimson Medical Center.

This condition affects 1 in 500 people so there is a good possibility that we could have this in one of our over 1,000 players in Central Texas. 

Read more about HCM, the screening program and the Championship Hearts Foundation through the flyer link below. For questions please contact:

Michael Guerrero, MEd
Screening Event Director

phone: 512-340-7320
Championship Hearts Foundation

 
mguerrero.championshiphearts@yahoo.com

Article File Attachments: Seton Williamson - CHF Event Info Sheet.pdf Heart Screening Flyer
Posted on February 14, 2012
Don’t miss the opportunity in your region to attend a US Lacrosse Level 1 Instructional Clinic for men’s and women’s coaches.

Hosted By: US Lacrosse and the Central Texas Chapter

February 25, 2012 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (check-in begins at 8:30 AM)
Register online uslacrosse.com

**Only $65 ** Lunch will be provided

Dripping Springs High School, 940 Highway 290 West,
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

The Level 1 clinic provides the tools needed to teach rules, basic individual skill, and basic team concepts to a group of beginning players, regardless of age. It also introduces coaches to the responsibilities and philosophies of coaching and how to provide a safe and athlete-centered environment that emphasizes positive growth and sportsmanship principles.




Posted on January 13, 2012
2012 Referee Clinic is on Saturday, January 21 at Austin High (Maroon Room). Please arrive at 8:30am. The Clinic will conclude by 4:00pm and lunch is included in the cost of registration. Click HERE to register and pay now - SPACE IS LIMITED

https://secure.piryx.com/donate/zE4DHr8r/CTUSL/

Coaches and Club Presidents. Registration is now open for the 2012 referee clinic for High School players interested in being a referee for youth games. Please be sure to get out to all your players. This is the only class being offered this season and slots are filling up.


Posted on November 30, 2011
A position has been posted for a 5-day-a-week, 2-hour-a-day position teaching/coaching in the after-school program in Austin Independent School District (AISD) middle and elementary schools in East Austin. See link below for more information about the position. See also link below to New Horizons for more information about the afterschool program.

http://newhorizonslacrosse.org/
    
   
Article File Attachments: Teacher Coach.pdf Position Description
Posted on October 18, 2011
McCallum Lacrosse is seeking an Assistant Coach for the 2011 practice season and 2012 game season.
Interested persons should send a resume of lacrosse experience with references to Coach Harrison Gay, harrisongay1038@gmail.com
or contact Coach at 512.294.9044 OR alternatively contact Wayne Malek, wcmalek@grandecom.net.
Posted on October 05, 2011

New Horizons Lacrosse Fund is excited to officially announce the New Horizons Lacrosse Camp & Fund Raiser that will take place at the WAYA fields on Nov 5 & 6.  The general skills camp will register both Middle School and High School players.  The camp will be directed by Coach Don Zimmerman (UMBC).  Coach Zimmerman has won 5 Div 1 National Championships as either a Head or Assistant Coach.  He will be supported by two NCAA coaches: Stephen Vaikness (Loyola College) - a faceoff specialist and David Jadin, an assistant coach from Goucher College.  Goucher College currently has 4 Central Texas players on their roster, including 3 from the Austin area.  Additionally, the camp will be supported by top local High School coaches.

 100% of the camp net proceeds will be donated to New Horizons Lacrosse Fund.  In two short years, New Horizons has made an incredible impact in the underprivileged communities in Austin and this Fall will have co-ed after school lacrosse programs in 4 elementary schools and 4 middle schools. 

The cost of the camp is only $95.00.  We anticipate the camp to fill up very quickly.  Act quickly to ensure yourself a spot.

 To register, go to the New Horizon's web site: http://newhorizonslacrosse.org/.

 Any questions regarding New Horizons Lacrosse Fund can be directed to David Hamill at: drhamill@newhorizonslacrosse.org.

 Any questions regarding the Lacrosse Camp can be directed to Bruce Clark at: bruce@clarkandclarklaw.com.

 

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 August 19, 2011
Bowie High School, a Central Texas Division 1 program, is looking for qualified candidates to fill the roles of varsity and JV assistant coach.  We are seeking an offensive coordinator for the Varsity squad and a defensive coordinator for the JV squad.  We currently have about 45-50 players in the high school program and 50 players in our brand new feeder program at Gorzycki Middle School.

This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a growing and successful program in the Central Texas Area.   The ideal candidate would have the following:
• Previous collegiate – level playing experience
• Knowledge of offensive / defensive positional fundamentals, skills, and strategies.
• Enthusiasm and willingness to continue to learn and excel at coaching lacrosse.
• Ability to motivate, teach, and mentor high school and middle school aged players.
• Willingness to work and assist our feeder program
• Pass a background check.

This is a coaching-only opportunity and does not include a teaching position. To apply, send a letter of interest or resume – summarizing experience and qualifications – along with 2-3 references with names, e-mails, and phone numbers to the e-mail address below.  Salary:  Competitive depending on experience.  Appointment: Part-Time, 9 months.

If interested please submit your resume with three references to:  Justin Becker, Head Men's Lacrosse Coach.  Phone: (512) 966-5811 E-mail:
becks1905@yahoo.com
Posted on August 18, 2011

This is an update for local players about the Fall Indoor Leagues. Adrenaline has partnered with 512 Lacrosse to offer indoor leagues in both the North and South areas in town. Please let your players and parents know about this league that starts in September. This season we are going to have players play with their respective programs. This league is a great way to keep a stick in your hand during the fall in a fun setting. Adrenaline also has scholarships available for players in your program that may need some help.

Read the flyer below for more information.

Here is a link to the South league: 

 http://www.adrenalinelacrosse.com/event.php?eventid=1267

Here is a link to the North league:

 http://www.adrenalinelacrosse.com/event.php?eventid=1258

Article File Attachments: Indoor Lax Flyer.pdf Indoor League Flyer
Posted on July 14, 2011

Vista Ridge Rangers Boys Lacrosse, located in Cedar Park , Texas , is seeking individuals who are passionate about lacrosse with college level experience to fill positions for Varsity Head coach, Assistant Varsity Head Coach and JV Head Coach.

 

These are paid positions with salary to be negotiated.

 

If you are interested, and would like further details about requirements and the screening and applications process, please contact board@rangerslacrosse.com

Posted on June 30, 2011

(Round Rock, TX)

 

Boys' Asst. Coach (Varsity).  Available: 2011-2012.  Deadline: August 31, 2011. 

Position Description: Stony Point High School is looking for an experienced lacrosse player/coach to help continue its successful run to The Texas State Lacrosse Championships. Stony Point High School is currently in its eighth season as a Varsity lacrosse program. The Tigers play within the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) Central Division II. The Varsity team is ranked Top 10 in the state of Texas and ranked 1st in the District. The Varsity program plays a schedule of 16+ games. Coaching and/or playing experience is required. We are looking for someone to focus on our defensive unit and goalie. Administrative duties assigned by Head Coach. This is a paid position through the parents' booster club.  Salary: To be discussed.  Appointment: Part-Time, the season runs November through May with some additional administrative responsibilities in the off season.   

Contact for application and information: Tim LaBelle, Head Varsity Coach, 610 Greenhill Drive, Apt. 7306, Round Rock, TX 78665.  Phone: (607) 368-1396 / E-mail:
tlab01@aol.com

 

 

Assistant Varsity Coach Duties:

 

·          Coach Defensive Unit (Slide package, Man up, Man down,  Man to Man & Zone defense packages)

·          Coach Goalie ( Includes: Positioning/Arcs, Stance, Clears, Warm ups)

·          Assist Varsity Head Coach with weekly grading progress reports sheets (ABC’s)

·          Monitor practice attendance, communicate with faculty sponsor for OCAT (Off Campus Athletic Training)

·          Oversee “Conduct Consequences” compliance

·          Attend scheduled Booster Club Meetings.

·          Attend various coaching meetings if necessary (State Meeting, District Meeting, etc…)

·          Provide Head Coach weekly progress reports on defense & goalie status.

 

 

Posted on June 29, 2011

Free Lacrosse League Saturday Mornings!  9-11AM @ RRHS

Round Rock Dragon Lacrosse is offering a free option to play lacrosse in a weekly pick-up league this summer. The league is every Saturday morning at the Round Rock High School Practice fields and you can come once, twice, or every Saturday if you so desire or as your schedule allows.    

This is open to all central district lacrosse players regardless of their high school and is available to rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and even recent graduates!  Coaches, parents and friends are encouraged to bring a lawn chair to watch the festivities.  Even your leashed pet dog is welcome!

Complete information can be found here:  www.roundrocklacrosse.com  You must complete a waiver, have a reversible (or rent one), and bring a ball.  That is it!   The wavier, a map to the fields, and complete information can be found at the aforementioned website.

If you have questions, feel free to email or call me (email and phone at website).  Hope to see you out there!

 Coach Michael Cohen, Round Rock Dragon Lacrosse

Posted on June 28, 2011
Championship Hearts Foundation is pleased to inform you that we are offering a FREE Heart Screening in the Austin area this July! The heart screenings are open to all athletes, band members, spirit groups, and students ages 14 - 18. Generally, we suggest this screening is only needed once after age 15.

The event will be at Heart Hospital of Austin (3801 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78756) on Saturday, July 30th from 8 AM - 4 PM. Online sign up is currently open at http://www.championshipheartsfoundation.org/heart-screenings/screening-events.

Please pass this information to a student you know needs a heart screening prior to the Fall sports season.

See attached flyer
Article File Attachments: HHA Info Sheet[1].pdf
Posted on June 13, 2011
Cedar Ridge High School located in Round Rock, Texas is the fifth and most recent high school addition to the Round Rock ISD.   Entering the second year in 2011-2012, this state-of-art 375,000 sq. ft. school offers seven career and tech academies, a main and practice gymnasium, a main turf field and practices fields.  This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a new and growing program with highly motivated players and a very active booster club with enthusiastic and involved parents leading various committees.

Position description: With the huge growth of lacrosse and the youth feeder program in this area, the Cedar Ridge HS Lacrosse Booster Club has formed and will establish a DII program with Varsity and JV teams.  The Lacrosse Club is currently searching for a DII varsity head coach and assistant coaches.  Candidates must be able to pass a background check, meet time commitments, complete CPR class, and attend required meetings as outlined by the Club board.  Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of high school lacrosse are required.  Candidates should possess a strong commitment with the ability to effectively communicate, ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically and athletically qualified student-athletes.

The ideal candidate will have collegiate level lacrosse experience with a clear understanding of the game fundamentals, skills, and strategies.  2 or more years as a head coach at the DII level preferred.  The candidate must have extreme enthusiasm for the game and interest in developing the program.   Achieve both Level 1 and 2 USA Lacrosse Certifications.

To apply: Send a letter of interest summarizing qualifications and relevant experience, a current resume, and a list of three references with names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers to the e-mail address below.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Appointment: Part time
Salary: TBD

Contact for information:  Greg Eaton (512) 461-9629 geaton@earthlink.net

Team/school/org. site: www.raiderslax.org and http://www.roundrockisd.org/index.aspx?page=3462
Posted on May 26, 2011
Dripping Springs Lacrosse - Boys High School will be moving from DIII level to DII level in the Central Texas District next year.  Both a Varsity and JV team will be established with approxiamtely 50 players in the program.  At this time coaching staff is being considered for 4 paid positions:  Varsity, Head and Assistant, and JV, Head and Assistant. 

Candiates must be able to pass a background check, commit to team scheduled practices and events, complete CPR training, and meet with the Board as needed.

Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of high school lacrosse are required. Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically and athletically qualified student-athletes.

The ideal candidate will have had playing experience at the college level but the position is open to all. A good candidate will have  enthusiasm for the game and want to develop the boys and program.

To Apply: Send a letter of interest summarizing qualifications and relevant experience, a current resume, and a list of three references with names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers to the e-mail address below. Review of applications begins now and continues until the positions are filled.

dshslax@yahoo.com.
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 27, 2011

Congratulations to the honorees from Divisions I & II.  These players are selected by the Coaches in the Central District.  

Other honors are: Central District Coach of the Year - Rudy Perales from St. Michael's, Central District Assistant Coach of the Year - Mike Galvin from Lake Travis, and Person of the Year - Gretchen Waltz from Stony Point who lost a brave battle with cancer while still helping out the club.

Please check out the honorees below.

 
Article File Attachments: DI Final Post Season Honors.pdf Division I Post Season Honors DII Final Post Season Honors.pdf Division II Post Season Honors
Posted on April 21, 2011

Congratulation to Westwood and Austin for winning their games on Tuesday.  These two teams will compete for the Central District Championship on Thursday at 8 at House Park.  The game to determine the 3 & 4 seedings in the playoffs will be between Anderson and Westlake and will be at 6 on Thursday.  Come see some great lacrosse and support your team. 

Posted on April 21, 2011

THSLL Member School Programs –

Rules Change Proposal Process for 2011 State Meeting

We want to be sure to remind you of the THSLL process for submitting  rule change proposals to be considered as agenda items for the THSLL State Meeting so that you have time to complete the requirements associated with that process.  Towards that end, the following outlines the process and requirement for THSLL Member School Program submission of topics for consideration for the THSLL State Meeting agenda and voting items list.

THSLL Member School Program Rule Change Proposals for 2011 THSLL State Meeting Consideration…

THSLL Member School Programs submitting rule change proposals (Rule Change Form attached) to be considered at the 2011 THSLL State Meeting on September 24, 2011 are required to provide a detailed proposal using the THSLL Rule Change form and supporting documentation, and a signed petition, and/or written acknowledgements  demonstrating support by at least 20% of the THSLL Member School Programs, of which 50% must be from outside the submitting THSLL Member School Program’s district.

The THSLL Board of Directors  has agreed to only bring THSLL Member School Program proposals before the THSLL Member School Programs for consideration and a vote at a THSLL State Meeting and/or special meeting when this requirement is met.

The proposals and the supporting documentation should be sent to Nancy Powers, the THSLL State Administrator, at powers21@sbcglobal.net on or before June 15, 2011.

 

This process serves three purposes. 

  • First, it ensures that THSLL Member School Programs have their proposals seriously considered and that all THSLL Member School Programs are aware of such proposals, and have the opportunity to consider them, discuss them, and weigh in on whether they believe all the THSLL Member School Programs should consider them. 
  • Second, it gives the submitting THSLL Member School Program an opportunity to present their proposal to other THSLL Member School Programs and receive feedback and suggestions on the proposal, and garner support for it to meet the submission requirement. 
  • Third, it ensures that the THSLL Member School Programs have a voice in the direction of THSLL and that we are making THSLL decisions based on majority and/or super majority rule after careful consideration of such proposals and/or alternatives from the due diligence around them.

We will hold rule change proposals for consideration for the THSLL State Meeting agenda until August 5, 2011. 

At that time, if the required documentation and THSLL Member School Program support as called for above have been received by the THSLL Board of Directors the rules change proposals will be added to the agenda for the THSLL State Meeting and time will be allocated for their consideration and a vote taken on them by the THSLL Member School Programs.

 The THSLL Board of Directors is committed to leading and making decisions with the active participation of the THSLL Member School Programs that support the THSLL principles to grow the sport of lacrosse while maintaining the quality of the experience, and to making lacrosse available to as many Texas high school boys as possible.  We hope that you will view this as the means to that goal, and to building the bridge to the future of THSLL.

 

Article File Attachments: THSLL 2012 Rule Change Form.doc THSLL 2012 Rule Change Form
Posted on April 13, 2011

The Central District Championships start next week with the Division I Championships.  On Tuesday April 19 Semi-Final games will be played between the Top 4 teams – Anderson, Austin, Westlake, and Westwood.  Match-ups are not finalized since there are key games yet to be played.  The Championship and consolation game will be played on Thursday April 21.  Both nights are at House Park with games to start at 6 and 8.  There is an admission of $3 for Adults, $1 for Students. All youth lacrosse players will be admitted free if they have their team jersey / shirt on.  There will be a full line of food and beverages offered so come enjoy two evenings of great lacrosse.

 

The Division II Championships will be held in conjunction with the DI Super Regional event that is on Saturday April 30, and Sunday May 1.  The two DII Semifinal games will be on Saturday at 10 and 12, followed by two DI matchups of the top teams from Austin, Houston, and DFW at 2:30 and 5:00.  Sunday will start off with two more DI games at 12:00 and 2:30 and then finish with the Central District DII Championship game at 5:00.  Both days are at House Park.   Admission is $5 for Adults, $2 for Students and all youth lacrosse players will be admitted free if they have their team jersey / shirt on.  Come enjoy some competitive lacrosse and encourage all the area youth players to attend.

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 12, 2010
New Horizons Lacrosse Fund in a continuing effort to develop and support lacrosse in disadvantaged and underserved areas of our community is working with AISD and the 21st Century group to offer after school programs for youth age kids.  We are looking for a person to support after school programs in several East Austin schools and the position will be for pay.  Please review applicant qualifications on the attached form and get in contact with us if you meet the requirements and have an interest in this position.  Providing this type exposure at the youth level will help build momentum and experience of lacrosse in this targeted area.    
Article File Attachments: 21st C Coach Position.docx After School Lacrosse Position
Posted on October 20, 2010

Pat Bill, wife of Coach Earl Bill for almost 49 years, passed away yesterday after a long illness.  Many of you knew Pat through playing for Coach Bill and saw her demonstrate strength and courage fighting the symptoms and problems with muscular distrophy which she battled most of her life.  The two made a strong pair on the sidelines coaching and keeping score for games and supporting the boys on the team.  Coach Bill was recently recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas High School Lacrosse League and that Award will be named for him and presented in the future to deserving individuals who meet that standard.  Services for Pat will be held next Tuesday at the St. Helena Church in San Antonio.  Questions about any arrangements or how to pass along condolences can be addressed to Evan Whelchel who played for Coach Bill at St. Mary’s Hall.  Evan can be reached at evan.whelchel@gmail.com

Posted on October 13, 2010

Westwood High School's lacrosse team is looking for motivated and qualified coaches to join our staff. Westwood has fielded a competitive club lacrosse team for over 20 years with a legacy of success, including multiple appearances in the state semifinal and championship games. With our success has come considerable growth.

This year, we anticipate having a large number of junior varsity level players, so we will field two JV Teams. Qualified coaching applicants have the opportunity to be named JV Head Coach for one of these teams. This is a great opportunity for an experienced assistant coach to move into a position of managing an entire team.

Applicants should find coaching to be a personally rewarding experience, be able to focus on teaching fundamental skills to players with a wide variety of playing experience, be motivated to see their players develop to compete at the varsity level, and enjoy collaborating with a team of other coaches. NOTE: Bonus stipends are available for those coaches who have the desire and time to coach a middle school team (5th-8th grade) in the Spring in addition to the high school team. We are located in Northwest Austin, and, like most teams in the area, our practices usually take place shortly after normal business hours. Please reach out with any questions. Salary: Stipend, very competitive with other area public schools. Part time, email Kenny Pailes, Head Coach, coachpailes@gmail.com
schoolURL: http://westwoodlax.org

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 September 27, 2010

 This is the new THSLL website and it is more user friendly and team oriented with easier navigation.  Please provide your comments and feedback and new functions will be added as we near the start of the season.

 

Posted on September 23, 2010
The LBJ/LASA Jaguars are excited to announce that Chris Bradsher has accepted the position of Head Coach. 

Coach Bradsher began his lacrosse career at Westlake High School and played at Texas State for four years.  Coach Bradsher is joined by Assistant Coach Travis Sherrod, who also played for Westlake High School as well as Texas Tech and Texas State.

Coaches Bradsher and Sherrod are very excited to be a part of the effort to build a lacrosse program in East Austin.  Coach Bradsher has the daunting task of coaching a team comprised of three high schools: LBJ, LASA, and Eastside Memorial, and he and Coach Sherrod have already begun to field a terrific team of enthusiastic players. 

Good Luck and Welcome to Head Coach Bradsher and Assistant Coach Sherrod!

Posted on September 03, 2010
The St. Michaels Lacrosse team would like to announce the hiring of Rudy Perales as their Head Coach for the upcoming season.

Coach Perales has been involved with Lacrosse in Central Texas as both a player and a Coach.  Rudy Perales started his Lacrosse career as a Mid-fielder for Bowie HS.  After HS he was a three year starter for the University of Texas Austin. 

Coach Perales used his last remaining year of eligibility to play for Texas State while pursuing his Graduate Degree.  He finished his college Lacrosse career by being named All Conference and Academic All American.   Staying involved, he currently plays with the Austin Lacrosse Club.
 
Rudy Perales has coached teams from 3rd graders through high school, with one year as an Assistant Coach for the University of Texas. 

We are very happy to welcome Coach Perales to the St. Michaels family.
Posted on September 02, 2010
The Round Rock High School Dragon Lacrosse Booster Club is pleased to announce the selection of veteran Coach Michael Cohen to lead the Dragons in their inaugural season.

Coach Cohen hails from Suffolk County Long Island, where he learned to play lacrosse while in Huntington, New York.

Coach Cohen played four years of collegiate lacrosse at Purdue University and played men's club ball for over a decade.

More recently Coach Cohen has coached at St. Andrew's Episcopal School and five years as the Head Varsity Coach at McNeil High School, both here in Central District.

Coach Cohen is excited and honored to be able to lead the Dragons during their inaugural season.

His passion for the sport of lacrosse and coaching young men will hopefully translate into a successful future for the Round Rock program!

 

 

Posted on August 27, 2010
The McNeil Maverick Lacrosse team is pleased to announce the hiring of Erik Liberatore as their new Head Coach for the 2010-2011 season. Coach Liberatore comes to us from New Hampshire with a wealth of knowledge, playing and coaching experience, both at the high school and college levels. Coach Liberatore played four years at New England College where he earned All Conference honors at LSM. He graduated in 2004 with a bachelors degree in Political Science.

"We are excited to move forward in our lacrosse program with the hiring of Erik Liberatore",said Lewis Smith, McNeil Lacrosse Athletic Program Director. Erik has proven with his prior experience that he is capable of taking teams to the next level and he is excited about this opportunity with McNeil.  His energy, determination and competitive spirit were clear during the interview process and he has already generated excitement with student-athletes during his short time here in Austin.  We are looking forward to welcoming Erik as part of our lacrosse community.

Posted on August 26, 2010
The McNeil Mavericks Lacrosse Program is seeking two Assistant Coaches for this upcoming season. Interested individuals should send their resumes to:

Lewis Smith, McNeil Athletic Program Director; lsmith251@austin.rr.com
-- and --
Erik Liberatore, McNeil Head Coach; eliberatore19@gmail.com <BR><BR>

This is an immediate opening and candidates must have prior experience.



 
Posted on August 01, 2010
The McCallum Lacrosse Club is pleased to introduce the McCallum Knights Head Coach for the 2010-2011 Season, Coach Harrison Gay.  Coach Gay is a McCallum Knights Alumni, Class of 2005, playing attack in jersey no. 15.  Coach Gay played college lacrosse four years at Texas State University while completing his academic pursuits, and subsequently served as Assistant Coach for the Texas State lacrosse team.  Coach Gay coached 6th , 7th and 8th grade lacrosse in Lake Travis and also coached the Lake Travis Select Travel Team.

Coach Gay brings his coaching talents, experience, enthusiasm, and excitement to McCallum Lacrosse, "I am excited about the future of McCallum Lacrosse€.  The McCallum Knights share this enthusiasm and look forward to building the Knights 2011 Lacrosse Team.  Welcome back to McCallum Lacrosse Coach Gay.


Posted on May 21, 2010
The Central District has once again assembled a team to represent our District for play outside the area and against other top regional teams. The team selected represents the top players from across the Central District and we wish them best of luck as they compete for Austin and Texas lacrosse.

The team will be coached by Evan Whelchel of Westlake and Andy Garrigan of Austin.

The first offical game will be against Team Dallas as the Showcase Game at T-99 in Dallas.

Posted on May 16, 2010
Congratulations to the DI players!!
Posted on May 15, 2010
Congratulations DII Players!!
Posted on April 30, 2010
"Thursday night's final regular-season contest was more than just a game for the LBJ boys lacrosse team. For many, it was their final chance to win, just once, in their entire high school varsity career....."

For the complete story visit West Side Lacrosse
Posted on April 30, 2010
Zane Rankin, from LBJ/LASA was recognized as winner of one of four US Lacrosse Academic All-American Awards from Texas. Zane has played LBJ/LASA Boys Lacrosse for four years. He also earned Honorable Mention for midfielder in 2010 in the THSLL Central District Dll.

Zane is a Senior at the Liberal Arts And Science Academy (LASA) High School. He is a National Merit Finalist and is ranked in the top handful of his LASA Class of 2010. He was Head Drum Major of the 150-member LBJ Marching Band and is a member of the LASA Science Oympiad Team, which has won the Texas State Championship four years in a row and placed #8 in the National Competition last year.

Zane will be attending UC-Berkeley or University of Texas in the Honors Program after graduation. Congratulations to Zane on this hard earned award.

Posted on April 30, 2010
See link below for media coverage as local team get ready for the playoffs.
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 26, 2010
DII District Playoffs May 1st

11:00 Lake Travis vs Georgetown

1:15 Stony Point vs Vista Ridge

Sunday May 2 DII District Championship game 4:30 p.m.

House Park

Posted on April 24, 2010
With the games completed today, the final standings for the upcoming DI and DII playoffs has been set.

At the DI level the Central District will send 4 teams to the newly modified 12 team playoff system. The rankings for the teams are Austin #1, Anderson #2, Bowie #3, and Westlake #4. Austin and Westlake will travel to Houston next week for the DI Super Regional hosted there, while Anderson and Bowie will be in the Austin Super Regional.

For DII, the rankings ended up Stony Point #1, Lake Travis #2, Georgetown #3, and Vista Ridge at #4. These teams will play semifinal rounds next Saturday at House Park as part of the Championships & DI Super Regional.

Watch this spot for more news about the playoffs and good luck to all our teams.
Posted on April 23, 2010
Click the link below to see more about larcrosse from the perspective of the LBJ and Harker Heights programs.



Posted on April 23, 2010
McNeil High School, Round Rock ISD

Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Vacancy

McNeil High School Boys Lacrosse is hiring a Varsity Head Coach.

Available, June 2010. Deadline, Until filled.

Position Description: McNeil High School is a public school and one of three of RRISD High Schools to offer club lacrosse. The school is in the 5A Texas district with enrollment being around 2700 students. McNeil is accepting applications for a boys Head Lacrosse Coach. This is a coaching only position.

The Head Coach is responsible for coaching the varsity team and directing the coaching staff for the JV team. The Head Coach also communicates with the middle school feeder programs.

Coaching stipends are excellent. The program is solid, with lots of interest in both high school and middle school. We have good facilities and administrative support.

College level playing experience required. Previous head coaching experience preferred.

Please send resumes to Lewis Smith, Athletic Program Director, e-mail lsmith251@austin.rr.com, Phone (512) 244-1328.

Posted on April 22, 2010

Come see the action in some of the biggest rivalries in local high school lacrosse on Friday and Saturday April 23-24 at House Park. These games involve some of the top area teams and will determine State Playoff positions for many of the teams involved.

Friday April 23rd

Bowie Bulldogs vs. St. Stephen's Spartans @ 6 PM
and
Austin Maroons vs. Westlake Chaps @ 8 PM


Saturday April 24th

Westwood Warriors vs. McNeil Mavericks - 11 AM
and
Anderson Trojans vs. McCallum Knights - 1 PM

There will be food available at the games. The event will be used to raise funds to support lacrosse programs in disadvantaged and underserved areas so a small entry fee of $3 for Adults, $1 for Students will be charged. Children are admitted free. Join the fun and support your favorite team as they battle to make the year end playoffs.
Posted on April 13, 2010
Congratulations to the Austin High Maroons who wrapped up the Central District DI crown with the results from this weekend. They will be the top seed from the Central District entering the THSLL State Playoffs which start May 1. Come out to see Austin and Westlake and many other teams in this weekend in Rivalry Weekend which will determine the 2-4 seeds. Congratulations to Coach Andy Garrigan and the boys on the success of winning district.
Posted on April 10, 2010
Dallas Jesuit defeated Strake Jesuit to become the first private school to win a UIL State Championship. For a more complete report visit USA Today on-line or the American Statesman on-line.
Posted on March 30, 2010
Bowie High School h Boys' Lacrosse is hiring a Head Coach.

This is a part-time coaching only position for a DI program. The head coach is responsible for coaching the varsity team and directing the coaching staff for the JV teams.

The head coach also communicates with the middle school feeder programs. Bowie High School is a public school campus with about 3000 students. We are located close to the downtown area with easy access to everything important in Austin, Texas!

The current coach will be leaving May 10. This position will be open until filled but we would like to hire a coach ASAP to participate in the planning for the next season.

Relocation to Austin will not be paid for by the team but any travel associated with team games is paid for by the team.

We are looking for a coach to take our good program and make it great! If you are willing to accept that challenge, please contact Lorrie Ayers at 512-924-0454 or send a resume and letter of interest to layers@austinisd.org.

Hard copies and/or game film samples may be sent to: James Bowie High Attn: L. Ayers 4103 W. Slaughter Lane Austin, TX 78749  

 
Posted on March 20, 2010
West Side Lacrosse issued Week 4 of the STX/WSL Top 25.

THSLL North District is well represented by the usual list of suspects - St. Mark's, Highland Park, ESD and Dallas Jesuit

Austin High cracked the top 10 representing the Central.

The Woodlands and Strake Jesuit represent the THSLL South.

The list represents the top 25 teams in the 24 states covered by West Side Lacrosse. For the complete story visit West Side Lacrosse.
Posted on February 28, 2010


Planning is underway for the Central District DII Championships and the DI Super-Regional Playoff that will be held in Austin the weekend of April 30 - May 2. The games will start on Friday night with the DII Semifinals with the top 4 Central District DII playing. Saturday will have two DI games with teams from Austin, Houston, and Dallas. Sunday will have two more DI games to determine two of the semifinalists for the State Championships that will be held in Dallas the following weekend. The DII Championship for the Central District will also be held on Sunday and determine our representative to the Division II State Championships. This will be a big event with food, t-shirts, and great lacrosse. Mark your caledars.

Posted on February 10, 2010
During the summer and early fall, the New Horizons Lacrosse fund (http://www.newhorizonslacrosse.org/nhl/) was established in order to provide personal growth, positive life experiences, and enrichment through the participation in team sports by supporting the development of lacrosse programs in underserved and disadvantaged communities. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization under the direction of David Hamill and Al Picazo and is administered by the Austin Community Foundation.

In August, New Horizons received a US Lacrosse Chapter Grant to support the establishment of a program at Eastside Memorial High School in East Austin. See press release for more information.

In October, proceeds from the Mangia Pizza Lacrosse Clinic, held at Eastside Memorial (EMHS) campus were donated to the continuing effort there. See press release for more information.

In November, US Lacrosse announced that New Horizons Lacrosse Fund (NHLF) has been accepted into the USL Emerging Groups Program. This will allow both continued effort at EMHS and allow NHLF to expand targets for support.

The mission of New Horizons Lacrosse is to work in partnership with programs of demonstrated need to identify, gather, and provide resources and expertise in order to create successful and sustainable lacrosse programs.

Posted on December 15, 2009
Notre Dame de Namur, a Division II lacrosse program in Belmont, California announced their 2010 Captains. Two local players who are in their Senior season at NDNU have been named.

Ryan Clark, a defenseman from Anderson HS, and Conrad Clevlen, a midfielder from McNeil HS, have been key players for the Argonauts over the last 3 seasons and are recognized as team leaders.

The team website for NDNU is below. Congratulations to both Ryan and Conrad for their recognition and representing Texas lacrosse.

Posted on October 25, 2009
US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program (CEP) Level 1 Clinic - Combined Clinic for Boys and Girls Coaches (will be separated).

Jan 30, 2010

Austin, TX

St. Andrew's Lower School

9 - 4

Central TX Chapter of USL

Jason Issac at Jason@texaslacrosse.com

Posted on October 13, 2009
St.Andrews is happy to announce the hiring of Jamie DeBole as the new boys lacrosse head coach. Jamie was born in Severna Park , MD, known as lacrosse country, where he began playing lacrosse at the age of five.Later, in high school, with the help of parents, enthusiasts, and players, he helped found the Mt. Tabor High School Lacrosse Team. There, he was a three year captain, a two time First Team All State Midfielder, and he received All American accolades. Under his leadership, the team went to the State Championship game after only being in existence for four years. As a senior, Jamie was selected to represent North Carolina in the US Lacrosse National Senior showcase game. In addition to being a lacrosse star, he was also the Senior Class President, Latin Club President, and a member of the National Honor Society. Jamie then went on to play Division I college lacrosse at the University of North Carolina after turning down Dartmouth, Notre Dame, Duke, Army, Navy and others.

Following college graduation,he moved to Shanghai,China where he pursued entrepreneurial interests and became fluent in Mandarin Chinese. While in China , he realized his true passion was coaching and he moved back to the US, more recently to Austin . Since his move, he has started LacrosseTURF.com, an educational lacrosse site for youth and high school lacrosse players, and held educational summer lacrosse camps in cities across North Carolina and Texas . He has directed over 30 camps in the past eight years,including the 2009 UNC Lacrosse Day Camp.

Jamie will be coaching our Middle School boys team, as well as heading up the Upper School boys lacrosse program. He will also serve as a liaison for student athletes wishing to pursue athletics beyond high school.

We welcome Jamie DeBole to the St. Andrews community.

Posted on October 09, 2009
Longtime volunteer and supporter of the Texas lacrosse community, David Hamill, celebrates his 60th birthday this weekend. Please join us in wishing David a great Big 60. Please email David your greetings at drhamill@austin.rr.com or text him your best wishes at 512-633-9022.
Posted on October 05, 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 September 01, 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 July 27, 2009
James Bowie High School (BHS) in Austin, TX is seeking experienced individuals to help sustain the rapid growth of the boys lacrosse program.

BHS is a 5A high school in South Austin. The boys lacrosse program is a school affiliated and sanctioned club sport but is not a state sanctioned sport in Texas.

The boys varsity program competes in the Central District, Division 1 of the Texas High School Lacrosse League and Bowie is the 2009 defending district champion. The following positions are open

Varsity Assistant Coach. The program is seeking a defensive coordinator for the Spring 2010 season. The successful candidate would have collegiate playing and prior coaching experience.

Duties would include overseeing all aspects of the teams defense, including practice management, scouting, and games. The defensive coordinator would report directly to the head coach. The position is part time and does not include any other teaching responsibilities. Salary is negotiable.

Junior Varsity Coaches. The junior varsity team had a very successful 2009 season with a record of 17-1. Additional coaches are needed due to the increasing number of players in the boys lacrosse program and the possibility of adding an additional developmental team to the program. The successful candidate would have college playing experience and preferably prior coaching experience, but not required.

Duties would be dependent upon prior experience, but would include practice management and games. All junior varsity coaches report directly to the varsity head coach. The positions are part time and do not include any teaching responsibilities. Salaries are dependent upon experience.

Contact for application and information: Domenic Alfieri, Varsity Head Coach Phone. 512-663-5031 Email domenic2710@yahoo.com

Posted on July 01, 2009
St. Andrew's School is in search of a Varsity Head Coach for our Boys' Lacrosse team.

St. Andrew's is located in Southwest Austin on 74 acres with beautiful facilities. The program has grown by leaps and bounds in just a few years and is in need of some stability and consistency.

The players are committed to the program and really want to build a program with a reputation of excellence and tradition. The program is a part of the school's athletic program and is supported by the school and has a great parent following.

St. Andrew's is an Independent College Prep school that prides itself on its academics and educating the whole student. The lacrosse program competes in both the State League (THSLL) and the elite Southwest Preparatory Conference. While currently this is a part time position, other opportunities may be available depending on the skills and experience of the candidate.

For more information about the school or this position please contact Athletic Director Laura Longoria at llongoria@sasaustin.org or by phone at 512-299-9710 (office), 512-423-0980 (mobile).

We are looking to fill this position before the end of October, 2009. The job will begin in mid January and run through the middle of May. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Applicants with no prior coaching experience need not apply.

Posted on June 15, 2009
The THSLL board is now accepting applications to fill the position of Central District DII Coordinator for the 2009/10 and 20010/11 seasons. Attached are the roles and responsibilities of the position and a conflict of interest statement that applies to all THSLL board positions. The candidate might not have THSLL or lacrosse experience, however it may be helpful in order for the successful candidate to be productive and see his efforts as rewarding.

Please submit a brief resume to Nancy Powers, THSLL State Administrator, at powers21@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in the position.

This posting will close on March 31th and at such time the Board will interview applicants with an attempt to fill the position by May 11, 2009.
Posted on May 05, 2009

Central District Playoffs

 

Semifinals

Monday, May 11

Round Rock - Dragon Stadium

 

Austin - House Park Stadium

Westwood II vs. Stony Point,   6:00pm   Bowie vs. Austin,   5:30pm
Cedar Park vs. McNeil,   8:00pm   Harker Heights vs. McCallum,   7:30pm
 

Finals

Wednesday, May 13 at House Park Stadium, 5:30pm and 7:30pm

Posted on May 04, 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 26, 2009

Central District Championships

The 2009 THSLL Central District Championships will be held at House Park Stadium.

1301 Shoal Creek Blvd.

Austin, TX 78701

Map to House Park

Saturday, May 2

Division II Semifinals
1:00 - Westwood II vs Stony Point
3:15 - Harker Heights vs McCallum

Division I Semifinals
5:30 - Cedar Park vs McNeil
7:45 - Bowie vs Austin

Sunday, May 3

Division II Championship Final
2:30

Division I Championship Final
5:30

Posted on April 26, 2009
1:27 PM

We are aware of UIL's suspension of any competitions until May 11th. We are waiting on word from AISD and the other ISD's that our member teams belong to on what their position is about our upcoming District and State playoffs. We will keep you informed as soon as we know anything.

Al Picazo & David Hamill
Posted on April 26, 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 February 25, 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 February 12, 2009
Stony Point High School (Round Rock, TX)

Boys Asst. Coach (JV).
Available: 2008-2009.
Deadline: OPEN.
Position Description: Stony Point High School is looking for an experienced lacrosse player/coach to help take its program to the next level. Stony Point High School is currently in its third season of offering a JV lacrosse program.
Posted on December 21, 2008
The McNeil Maverick Lacrosse organization has two open coaching vacancies, Junior Varsity Assistant Coach and Head Coach for its Middle School 7th 8th grade team.

Responsibilities include a commitment to coaching the fundamentals in practices and games. The JV team practices five days per week beginning January 5th, and will play approximately a 12 game season which starts in February and runs through the first week in May.

The MS team practices twice per week beginning end of January, and will play a 8 game season which starts in February and runs through the first week in May. The teams consists of both beginning and experienced players.

A negotiable salary is offered for both positions, based upon the candidates experience and knowledge. The program has strong support from a very active booster club. Primary duties are to coordinate and direct all practices and games, and to provide a safe and rewarding environment for participants. Coaches must also communicate with parents, staff, and administration.

Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and have lacrosse playing experience. Prior coaching experience is preferred. If interested, please contact Lewis Smith by phone at 512.853.0723, or by email at lsmith251@austin.rr.com

Posted on November 03, 2008
Please welcome Nolan Godfrey to the Central Texas lacrosse community. Nolan has been hired as the new varsity lacrosse coach for St. Andrews. Please read more about Nolan and his experience as player and coach at the webiste below.
Posted on October 29, 2008
John Christmas Clinic
Sponsored by
Lacrosse Clinic Capital Lacrosse

Bowie City Limits Music Festival
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008
4 pm - 10 pm

Posted on October 29, 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 contacting the League Administrator, Nancy Powers.

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 13, 2008
Jon Torpey Associate Head Coach of the University of Denver Men's Lacrosse Team will hold a clinic in Austin, TX on October 25th. This clinic will feature individual skills that have helped the University of Denver become one of the best teams in Division I lacrosse over the past few years. The clinic will be for both middle school and high school students and will focus on all aspects of the game offense, defense goalies and face off men. We look forward to seeing you on the 25th. Where: Canyon Vista Middle School 8455 Spicewood Springs Rd. Austin TX, 78759 Cost: $60.00 Middle School boys 10am-1:00pm / High School 1:00pm-4:00pm
Posted on September 22, 2008
Please join us in welcoming the newest member of Central District Division I. Coach Chris Knight and the Cedar Park T-Wolves were voted into our group by our coaches yesterday at the end of our district meeting. The vote was unanimous among the coaches that were still in attendance and constituted a majority of the 9 teams that could have voted. The Cedar Park program has been on a successful development path for many years and has enjoyed growth and competitive success along the way. They will be an excellent addition to our group and we all look forward to an exciting year ahead. They will continue to compete in Division II as a Dual-Division program.

In addition, we welcome Coach John Maggio and the Lake Travis Cavalier program to Divisison II. Their request for accceptance were approved by a quarum in attendance at the DII breakout. Over the last year their program has taken great strides in providing an infrasturure that will foster program development both on and off the field. They will play a full schedule of district games in 2009.

In other actions, it was reported that Regents School of Austin would not field a team this year and will be inactive.
Posted on September 09, 2008

Central District Meeting - Saturday September 20th, 11a.m.

Save the date for the upcoming annual THSLL Central District meeting which will be for coaches and program Presidents of all Central DI, DII, and DIII teams. The meeting will be held at the Westover Hills Church of Christ which is across the street from Anderson High School at 8332 Mesa Drive. We are confirming the start time and will get that to you as soon as possible but it should be at 11AM. Thanks to the Anderson Trojan Lacrosse Program for arranging the meeting place.

Topics covered will include:
Introductions
2008-2009 calendar of events and due dates for key program items
Proposed rule changes and State Meeting voting items
THSLL administrative updates & planning for the upcoming season
Q&A and possible breakout sessions for each division


Please ensure that a coach or program representative attends the meeting so you are able to be fully informed on issues and upcoming items for the State Meeting which will be held in Austin on October 11th. A more detailed agenda and key rule and voting issues will be distributed prior to the meeting to all of you. See you on the 20th.
Posted on June 26, 2008
The Westlake Boys Lacrosse Organization announces the formal posting of the position of head coach for the boys high school lacrosse program for Westlake High School .

Westlake is a 5A high school located in Austin, Texas , with established varsity and junior varsity lacrosse programs as well as an established feeder program.

The successful candidate for this position will oversee the varsity and junior varsity teams and specifically serve as head varsity coach.

The successful candidate will serve as the the primary focal point of the high school program and will oversee a small group of assistant head coaches. Prospective applicants should be able to demonstrate solid coaching credentials and be a communicator and leader capable of appropriately representing the high school lacrosse program with the larger WHS and Westlake lacrosse communities.

Applicants should send their resume and all additional, pertinent information to searchcommittee@westlakelacrosse.org. Should you have questions you may contact Jefferson Grimes, Chair, Search Committee, at 512.771.4378.

Posted on June 05, 2008
Mangias Pizza and the Anderson Lacrosse program are having a 2 day camp June 21-22. The camp will feature several college colleges including Head Coaches Don Zimmerman from the Top 10 ranked DI team UMBC, Joe Kerwin from DII Notre Dame de Namur, and Malcolm Chase from DIII University of Maine. There will be a face-off specialist and more college coaches at the camp so click on the link below for more information. Space is limited.
Posted on April 28, 2008
Timberwolves best Panthers for crown. See DII Season Summary. Click on Document Repository in the left margin of this page.
Posted on April 28, 2008
Austin High defeated Westlake in the Championship game on Sunday by a score of 8-3. To reach the finals Westlake defeated Westwood 9-5 while Austin beat McNeil 7-4. Congratulations to all four teams that made it to the Championship Weekend. Good luck to Coach Andy Garrigan and the Austin Maroons who will be making their 3rd appearance in a row at the State Championships.
Posted on April 25, 2008
Coach Jamie Booth of Stony Point and Coach Wes Carrera of Keystone were named Co coaches of the Year, and two powerhouse teams were rewarded for their play 2008 by the DII coaching community in the categories of All State, All District, and Honorable Mention. For a complete list of honorees, click on Repositories in the left-hand column above.
Posted on April 21, 2008
The coaches of Central DI have selected the 2008 post season honorees for All-State, All-District, and Honorable Mention. Congratulations to all these players for their play in 2008.

Also selected as Central DI Coach of the Year for 2008 is Trevor Garmey of St. Andrews. Assistant Coach of the Year goes to Joe Siedlecki of Austin High. Thanks to both of these coaches for the time and energy they contribute to lacrosse.

Please click on the link below to download the list of Central DI honorees for 2008.
Posted on April 20, 2008
The Division I South Quarterfinal matchup between the Texas Longhorns (3-1, 9-4) and the Bobcats of Texas State (8-6, 3-2) will now be played on Friday, April 25th in Austin, TX, at host site St. Stephen's Episcopal School. Admission will be $3 with all students in free with school ID or lacrosse stick in hand. Face off will be at 7:30 p.m.
Posted on April 20, 2008
Central Catholic High School, Fiesta and lacrosse will combine to make the April 26 and 27 weekend a tournament to remember. With four semifinal games on Saturday and an All-Star Game and two championships on Sunday, the best of the Central Texas high school lacrosse powers will provide two days of fast-paced and high-scoring excitement for fans and visitors. Saturday kicks off with DII games at 9:00, the San Antonio playoff, and 11:00, Hill Country playoff. The senior division, DI, takes the field at 1:00 and 3:00 to determine finalists for Championship Sunday. The Central District DII Finals kick off Sunday activities at 10:00 followed by the All-Star Game at noon. Featuring top players from both divisions, but excluding those in the Division Finals, the game will be followed by the DI championship tilt at 2:00. The champions chosen in these games will represent the District in the State Finals 10 and 11 May at Friendwood High School. Daily Admission - $5 for adults, $3 for students. Questions? Tournament Committee Chair is Joe Perkins, 512.249.6828 or joahohuh@yahoo.com Directions - www.cchs-satx.org/
Posted on April 19, 2008
Coach Wes Carrera, leader of the Keystone Cobras, was named Coach of the Year for the Alamo Sub-District by a panel of his peers. To see a complete list of the players, click on Document Repository in the left margin above.
Posted on April 19, 2008
Coaches Jamie Booth and David Adam were selected as Hill Country Coach and Assistant of 2008, and Coach Dave Ruffcorns LBJ squad was honored with the Team Sportsmanship Award today. Click on Document Repositories on this page for a complete list.
Posted on April 02, 2008
Spartan Lacrosse Camp is pleased to announce that they will be joining forces with Capital Lacrosse Leagues/Camps here in Austin, Texas. Domenic Alfieri, creator of Capital Lacrosse, has been involved with Spartan Lacrosse Camps since inception. Last year Domenic was a Co-Director with Director and one of the primary creators of the camp Christopher Figueroa. Domenic and Christopher have been friends since elementary school and have played lacrosse on both high school and college levels together. "We both see this as a great opportunity to spread the game of lacrosse€ Figueroa says, "we've had the camp two years and in the two years we've had a great response from the kids and parents along with camp staff.€

Spartan Lacrosse Camp doubled in size last year and hopes to keep growing throughout the coming years. The camp has seen players from all levels ranging from 5th grade to graduating seniors looking for some extra work before heading off to college. It's an option for boys, and starting last year girls who look to increase their lacrosse knowledge on and off the field.

This year the camp will not be offering an overnight camp but plan on bringing back the popular overnight option next year. The plan is to move the camp to a new site and take complete control of the camp€. Directors feel that by taking this time off and restructuring the camp it will come back next year better then ever. "Our number one priority is to give kids a great camping experience and to increase their knowledge of the game along with making them a better overall player when they leave€ Alfieri says, "for parents we want an affordable camp where they know their children are in good hands.€

If you'd like to be put on the camp emailing list to know of upcoming events along with the announcement of next summer's overnight camp please email cfigueroa@openlending.com
Posted on March 17, 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 February 19, 2008
Posted on February 10, 2008
The annual Texas A&M Aggieland Tournament was held this weekend, February 9 and 10th in College Station. Close to 50 teams from the region competed in this annual prestigious tournament. This year's Division I winner was McNeil High School Coached by Michael Cohen. They defeated Bowie High School (10-4) and then Westwood (OT) (6-5) in order to earn the right to play in the championship against last year's Division II state champions Cy-Fair, out of Houston Texas.

The McNeil and Cy-Fair championship game was a tight one. The score at half time was 4-3 Cy-Fair, and 6-6 at the conclusion of regulation play. OT was a short but exciting period with McNeil winning the face-off but turning the ball over to Cy-Fair. The McNeil defense stopped the Cy-Fair offensive attack and returned the ball to Cy-Fair territory and scored to end the game.

Congratulations to McNeil and all the local teams for representing the Central District so well in the Aggieland Classic in both field play and sportsmanship.
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
First Ever Women's NCAA Division I Lacrosse Game in Texas Who: Duke and Stanford Universities Where: Westcott Field, SMU When: Sunday, February 17, at 2:00 p.m. On Sunday, February 17, the Duke University and Stanford University women's lacrosse teams will meet on the campus of Southern Methodist University in the first NCAA Division I women's lacrosse game ever played in Texas. The game will be played at Westcott Field, just north of SMU's Ford Stadium, starting at 2:00 p.m. The Duke women are coming off last year's third consecutive trip to the NCAA Final Four and enter the season ranked #3 in the country by Lacrosse Magazine. Stanford's women won their third straight Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship last year and in 2006 became the first women's team west of the Mississippi to be invited to the 16-team NCAA Tournament. Each team's roster includes a 2004 graduate of The Hockaday School. Senior Sarah Kirchhofer plays defense for Duke, and senior Megan McClain plays midfield/attack for Stanford. Both players earned All-American honors in high school, and McClain was the Dallas Morning News All-Area Player of the Year in lacrosse in 2003 and 2004. Don't miss this chance to catch these top teams play in this historic event. Tickets to the event are just $5.00 and will be available at the gate or in advance through the US Lacrosse North Texas Chapter's Web site at uslacrossentx.org. For info contact Tom Fitzsimmons at tom@seimetalforms.com or 214-533-9547.
Posted on November 16, 2007
STX and Stony Point Girls Lacrosse extend an invitation to your team to participate in the Texas Lacrosse Showdown. The tournament, which will be held in the Round Rock, TX area, will provide intense competition for seasoned and up and coming high school boys and girls teams. The tournament will be comprised of four divisions: Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls, JV Boys , JV Girls.

The entry fee is $250 for each team. The entry fee and completed registration form is due by January 12, 2008. Entries received after January 12, 2008 will be accepted based on availability of space.

Please contact Chris Glancy for information at cjglancy@hotmail.com.
Posted on August 30, 2007
Capital Lacrosse would like to announce the start of two new Fall Leagues for grades 1-12. These leagues will begin Sunday, September 16th for total of 8 weeks. Rainout dates will be made up. These leagues will be held at a North and South Austin location. You pick the one that's closest to you! Chaeck out the website for more detailed information about location, registration, and times.

- If you have any questions you can email or call Domenic Alfieri***

capitallacrosse@austin.rr.com

512-663-5031
Posted on May 09, 2007
Registration has been opened for Austin Maverick Lacrosse's Boy's Indoor lacrosse league for 2007. The league will run from August 19th through October 14th. League Highlights include:

- 8 weeks of Sunday afternoon games starting August 19th and ending October 14th

- 8 teams with 120 players

- Air Conditioned weather protected facility

- Concessions

- Music

- Registration includes a water bottle, lanyard, stickers, as well as a reversible

We are again being supported by Warrior and South Swell Sports, two great names in the sport of lacrosse.

Please remember that this league is for experienced players with at least one season of lacrosse experience. The league is open to all high school lacrosse players.

Register now to reserve your spot. Last year we sold out. Complete information and registration is at the link below.
Posted on May 07, 2007
Coach Andy Garrigan from Austin High was selected as Coach of the Year for the state of Texas by the THSLL. Andy has taken his team to the Texas State Championships the past two years and was undefeated in Central District play this year. Early in his coaching career Andy was instrumental in establishing the lacrosse programs at Highland Park and St. Mark's in Dallas. Andy is also the US Lacrosse representative for Central Texas. Congratulations to Coach Garrigan for his recognition by his peers and his continuing contributions to the growth of lacrosse in Texas.
Posted on May 06, 2007
Michael Portillo, a Senior All District Attack from Anderson High School was selected by the THSLL as the Academic All American for the state of Texas. He is in the IB program and top 5% of his graduating class at Anderson and has been a leader in sports, academics, at school, and in the community. Congratulations to Michael on this great honor and recognition of his hard work. We all wish Michael well as he continues his education at Princeton.
Posted on May 03, 2007
Coaches of the Year, 2007, Central District, DII Caleb Colon, Harker Heights High School's Knights Caleb Colon, first-year coach of the Harker Heights Lacrosse Team, was selected as the rookie Coach of the Year. He succeeded despite being the team's fourth head coach in one year; the other three were soldiers who were deployed to the fight in Iraq. One was wounded there. Earning a record of four wins versus seven losses in the team's first year as a varsity DII squad, Coach Colon's record included a one-point loss, shocking the Bowie Bulldogs, a Central District Finalist early in the season and defeating three other established varsity squads. The highlight of his season was playing against Reagan High in San Antonio before an audience that included Purple Heart recipients who were bussed from Brooke Army Medical Center to Randolph Air Force Base High School for the game. Peer coaches and spectators complimented Coach Colon's Knights throughout the season for their sportsmanship, conditioning and improving levels of play. For his ability to overcome leadership turnover, to prepare a relatively untested and inexperienced team for league play, and to teach the Knights' young men life lessons including maintaining self-control in the face of more experienced teams, Coach Colon was chosen by his peers as the Rookie Coach of the Year. Chris Knight, Cedar Park High School's Timberwolves Cedar Park Timberwolf Lacrosse head coach Chris Knight has been named co-coach of the year for the Texas High School Lacrosse League Central District Division II, along with Harker Heights' coach Caleb Colon. The honor was bestowed to him on a vote of fellow coaches in the 14-team Central District. Knight, in his second year at the helm of the T-wolves, led the team to its best finish ever with a 12-7 record in the just-completed 2007 season. The Timberwolves reached the Central District semi-final playoff game before losing to eventual Central District champion St. Stephens. Last year, Cedar Park put together a 7-8 record in a modest improvement over 2005's 7-10 record. Under Coach Knight's leadership, Cedar Park was honored last year as a co-winner of the sportsmanship award. The sportsmanship award is given by the Friends of Central Texas Lacrosse to the team that best demonstrates the attributes of respect, integrity, teamwork, control and exemplary behavior, serving as a model for other clubs to follow. In addition, Knight is recognized as one of the most effective referees in the region. His knowledge of the game is even more remarkable because Knight has never played lacrosse. A graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, Knight, the father of a little boy, donates his spare time to working with novice youth referees at the Town and Country Optimist sports complex in Austin. Coach Knight represents the spirit of selflessness, generosity, and commitment to the next generation, and his selection reflects the effects of those qualities on his community and his family.
Posted on April 29, 2007
Congratulations to the DII Champions St. Stephens who defeated Bowie 14-7 to earn their spot in the THSLL State Championship in Dallas next weekend. Paul VanMiddlesworth was selected the Trilogy Lacrosse MVP for his performance in the game.

In the DI Final Austin beat McCallum by a score of 17-5 to repeat as Central DI Champion and earn a spot in Dallas. Chandler Kiser was selected as the Trilogy Lacrosse MVP.

Congratulations to all the teams that made the Central Division Championship weekend a great event and good luck to St. Stephen's and Austin as they represent us in Dallas.
Posted on April 28, 2007
Summer Showdown, Bart Taylor's Lacrosse Camp in San Antonio, www.summershowdown.com, will be from June 18- July 6, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 12 PM at Saint Mary's Hall. Contact info is Bart@summershowdown.com and phone number (210) 827-5500.
Posted on April 25, 2007
Honors Boys' Lacrosse, Division II, Central District TX HS Lacrosse League /All-State/ Goal, Ryan Jones 38 Bowie, Defense, Tyler Carwell 11 St. Stephen's, Defense, Kenneth Raney 2 Bowie, Defense, John Campbell 56 Harker Heights, Face-off, Paul VanMiddlesworth 14 St. Stephen's, LSM, Nate Jackson 14 Bowie, Midfield, Roderick Mayberry 3 Bowie, Midfield, Cameron Shepherd 4 St. Stephen's, Midfield, Kyle McDonald 15 St. Stephen's, Midfield, J.P. Prescott 31 Bowie, Attack, Mark Albers 8 Bowie, Attack, Andrew Doak 4 Bowie, Attack, Nicholas Liu 23 St. Stephen's, /All-District/ Goal, Steve McNulty 33 Cedar Park, Defense, Drew Rossman 1 Bowie, Defense, Zach Vercher 23 Regents, Defense, Jason Williams 6 Central Catholic, Face-off, Ian Pala 2 St. Anthony's, LSM, Evan Shaw 28 St. Stephen's, Midfield, Coley O'Connor 37 Bowie, Midfield, Michael McConnell 10 St. Stephen's, Midfield, Colton Swirczynski 3 Regents, Midfield, Dustin Muir 23 Cedar Park, Attack, Chase Coleman 30 Cedar Park, Attack, Nathan Thost 3 St. Stephen's, Attack, Gregg Bennett 42 Harker Heights, /Honorable Mention/ Goal, Sean Yang 2 St. Stephen's, Defense, Zach Montanari 4 Cedar Park, Defense, Adam Herbert 14 St. Anthony's, Defense, Connor Jackson 14 Bowie, Defense, John Negem 10 Central Catholic, Face-off, Ryan Faircloth 2 Cedar Park, LSM, J.D. Escobedo 7 Central Catholic, Midfield, Michael Squyres 9 Bowie, Midfield, Kyle Dausin 15 Reagan, Midfield, Bryan Thompson 1 Cedar Park, Midfield, Eric Osborn 18 Regents, Midfield, Paul Flanders 3 Texas Military Institute, Attack, Clay Morgan 11 Bowie, Attack, Eric Kliehege 39 Cedar Park, Attack, Oliver Ingels 2 Regents, Attack, Evan Ollivant 17 Harker Heights,
Posted on April 25, 2007
Congratulations to the following players who achieved the following post season honors:

ALL STATE:

Attack
Brock Hensarling - Austin
Brock Fields - Austin
George Lattimore - Westwood

Midfield:
Robert Breckinridge - St. Andrew's
Simon Hiebert - Austin
Tony Marino - McNeil
Chad Hennig - Anderson
Evan Alexander - Westwood

LSM:
Spencer Rhyne - McCallum

Defense:
RJ Lucas - Austin
Paul Swann - St. Mary's Hall
Paul Taylor - St. Mary's Hall

Goalie - Morgan Anderson - St. Mary's Hall

ALL DISTRICT:

Attack:
Chandler Kiser - Austin
Pearson Suniga - Westwood
Evan Grief - St. Mary's Hall

Midfield:
Rob Merritt - St. Andrew's
Tommy Shapiro - Westlake
Court Richardson - Austin
Trey Kellogg - St. Mary's Hall
Nick Cooke - McNeil

LSM:
Blake Reed - Westlake

Defense:
Jacob Edgerly-Dowd - McCallum
Greg Burciaga - St. Andrew's
David Gautier - Westwood

Goalie:
Jamie Zarate - Westwood

HONORABLE MENTION:

Attack:
Michael Portillo - Anderson
Jason McGee - Westlake
Austin Lucke - St. Andrew's
Ben King - McNeil

Midfield:
Robert Hermann - Austin
Cameron Biehle - Austin
Blake Bowen - McCallum
Ricky Leeper - St. Mary's Hall
Alex Ierullo - Westwood
Glen Powell - Westwood

LSM - Chris Driskill - McNeil

Defense:
Michael Hatcher - McNeil
Dusty Attwood-Dupont - St. Mary's Hall
Preston Watson - Austin
David Bassett - Anderson

Goalie - Hunter Allen - Anderson.
Posted on April 24, 2007
The South Swell Summer League is now open for summer registration. The league will continue to offer excellent coaching and summer lacrosse play. Our format will continue to offer a clinic before each game from the best coaches in town, including former DI and current college players. We will also be offering a beginner clinic for new players in the first week of play. South Swell offers leagues for players in grades 1st-12th and also offers a Men's League. Please visit http://eteamz.active.com/southswell/ for more information and registration.
Posted on April 13, 2007
In continuance of the traditional school rivalry & friendship that exists between Anderson HS and McCallum HS, the teams took to the field last night in the 1st Annual Mangia Bowl. The atmosphere last night was fever pitched making it one of the most incredible lacrosse experiences in Central Texas. Several hundred fans packed the hillside at Anderson HS, Mangia Pizza provided the main sponsorship, there was a pizza eating contest, cheer leaders, dance teams and trophy hoisting. McCallum took a 4 - 1 lead at the half. Anderson stormed back in the 3rd quarter and the game was tied 5 - 5 going into the 4th period. Midway through the 4th McCallum stretched the to 2 goals and in the final 3 minutes both teams scored for the 8 - 6 final. At the post game, the teams took a few minutes to honor Ken Singer, the original Anderson HS coach and Scott Aubin, an original Anderson player who played for Ken and later coached McCallum for 10 very successful seasons. Finally, a thanks to Southswell Sports for donating the MVP Stick that was awarded to Andy Uhl, a freshman attackman.
Posted on April 13, 2007
Anderson HS is very excited to announce that John Rosacker has accepted the position to become the new Head Coach for the Anderson Varsity Boys Lacrosse team. Currently Coach Rosacker has been serving as the JV Head Coach. Bruce Clark, the current Varsity Head Coach, will resign from the Anderson coaching staff at the conclusion of this season. He is looking forward to relaxing, being a parent, supporter and fan of the Anderson program. Coach Rosacker will be searching for a full-time coach to replace Coach Clark in the program. Please address any interest to Coach Rosacker at johnrosacker@yahoo.com.
Posted on March 26, 2007
The Knights Lacrosse Team celebrated more than a home game against Round Rock foe, Stony Point High School Friday night. The man who led them through the 2006 season and was subsequently deployed to Iraq in command of a cavalry troop was welcomed home. Despite wounds from a grenade blast and fragments, Captain John Gilliam, U.S. Army, looked right at home among his players and their families and promised to return to the Harker Heights program as soon as he can lead his players in wind sprints. A soldier who leads by example and holds the Purple Heart Medal, John Gilliam has played an integral role in bringing families in the Fort Hood community to the game of lacrosse and in teaching his players lessons that apply both on an off the playing field. To learn more about this fighting leader's return, click on KCEN-TV's coverage of the event at http://www.kcentv.com/news/c-article.php?cid=1&nid=12490
Posted on March 21, 2007
Local author, Melissa Gaskill and University of Texas lacrosse coach, Noah Fink have produced a guide for parents and players. "Lacrosse€ is a guide for both players and parents. As the sport of lacrosse explodes in the state of Texas and across the country, there is increasing need to share the knowledge about our sport.

Gaskilll is both a lacrosse enthusiast and an educator of children. As a mother of two McCallum High School players, she brings a valuable perspective to share with the lacrosse community. Fink is the four-year University of Texas MCLA-A Lacrosse Team Coach. He is a graduate of Division I, Bucknell University and the local representative of South Swell.

"Simply terrific, with specifics on what lacrosse is all about and how to nurture young athletes€ - Jill Albee, player University of New Hampton, 2nd Team All American East All Conference.

For more information about "Lacrosse" and its authors, click below.

Posted on March 13, 2007
The Spartan Lacrosse Camp Opens Enrollment for Summer Camp in Austin , TX After enjoying a great inaugural camp the Spartan Lacrosse Camp would like to invite all interested players to the Second Annual Spartan Lacrosse Camp. The camp is back and strives to be the best around. Camp Directors are also excited to announce the addition of a girls' camp that will take place during the same period as the boys' camp. The camp is open to all boys and girls from grade 5 through 12. Please check out the attachment or the Spartan Lacrosse Camp site for more details. http://www.sstx.org/camps/athletics/lacrosse.html. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Camp Directors Christopher Figueroa & Domenic Alfieri. Christopher Figueroa (512) 791-1245 cfigueroa@sstx.org Domenic Alfieri (512) 663-5031 Domenic2710@yahoo.com
Posted on February 21, 2007
Get your lacrosse skills training now. A-train Sports' skills training prices are currently discounted to $100 for four 1 hour sessions or $175 for eight 1 hour sessions. These sessions must be scheduled before June 1st, so take advantage of this great deal today by calling A-train Sports at 345-5547.
Posted on January 08, 2007
Come play 6 nights of multiple games for only $60! Goalies play for only $30!! But if you haven't played at A-train yet, your first visit is FREE! Participants of any age play eight minute games on a 70'x50' indoor field. Register or find more information at the website below.
Posted on December 21, 2006
2007 Major Rule Changes (1) Announced changes to crosse dimensions,effective 2009. (2) Clarified that head coach is designated to communicate with game officials. (3) Added note to offside rule allowing for substitutions. (4) Defined procedures to use when officials stop play due to a broken/dislodged piece of the goalkeeper's equipment. (5) Timeouts will be granted to a team in possession of the ball and across the restraining line. (6) Adjusting crosse strings or head is an automatic one-minute, non-releasable unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. (7) Reworded the stalling rule slightly for clarity. (8) Approved ruling altered to allow officials to correct timing errors on game clock, if needed.
Posted on November 13, 2006
The Austin High team played in the Indoor Actions Sports Boy's Lacrosse Showcase at The Hamsphire Dome in Milford, New Hampshire on Saturday November 11. DAY 1 The first game was against Minnesota Elite and was won by 7-5. The second game was against the Massachusetts Red Storm and was won by a score of 10-8. The final game of the day was against Bridgton Academy of Maine which is a boys prep school. Austin lost by a score of 13-8. DAY 2 Austin started the day by defeating Team Central from Massachusetts in a close game by a score of 7-6. The second game was against Bergen County New Jersey and was won by a score of 11-6. The final game of the day was an offensive shoot-out against Minnesota Elite II and was won by Austin 16-9. Congratulations to the team for a good tournament performance and a record of 5-1.
Posted on November 03, 2006

The USLIA Texas Longhorn Lacrosse Club posts 2007 schedule

Jan. 20 Southwestern (Scrim.)
Feb. 9 St. Edward's (Scrim.)
Feb. 10 Oklahoma State
Feb. 16 @SMU
Feb. 17 @North Texas
Feb. 18 Oklahoma
Mar. 2 Colorado in Kansas City
Mar. 3 Kansas in Kansas City
Mar. 4 Missouri in Kansas City
Mar. 10 USD in San Diego
Mar. 11 SDSU in San Diego
Mar. 13 Chapman in San Diego
Mar. 14 UCSD in San Diego
Mar. 24 @Texas State
Mar. 27 Santa Clara
Mar. 29 UCLA
Mar. 31 Texas Tech
Apr. 13 @Texas A&M
Apr. 14 @Baylor

Posted on May 01, 2006
Division 1 playoffs:
Wednesday, April 26:,

Westwood 10 at Westlake 17
McNeil 8 at Austin 9

Saturday, April 29:
Semi: St. Mary's Hall 9 vs. Austin 10
Semi: McCallum 9 vs. Westlake 5

Sunday, April 30:
Finals: Austin 8 vs. McCallum 4

Division II playoffs:
Tuesday, April 25:

St. Stephen's 7 at Texas Military Institute 6
Stony Point 9 at Leander 7

Saturday, April 29:
Semi: Bowie 15 vs. Stony Point 5
Semi: Central Catholic 2 vs. St. Stephen's 6

Sunday, April 30:
Finals: Bowie 12 vs. St. Stevens 7
Posted on April 25, 2006
The D1 and D2 Coaches of the Central District have selected the 2006 All Stars for both leagues.
Congratulations to all the selected players on a great season!
Posted on April 18, 2006
It is our pleasure to announce that we (Friends of Cental Texas Lacrosse or FoCTL) will be awarding team and individual sportsmanship awards as we did in 2005. These awards are intended to promote the highest ideals of athletic competition to boys and girls playing lacrosse at the high school level in the Central District. Four awards of $500 each will given to one boys team, one girls team, one male player and one female player that provides an exemplary level of sportsmanship during the 2006 season. Attached are the forms for (i) the 2006 Sportsman-Scholar Awards and (ii) the 2006 Team Sportsmanship Awards. If I missed anyone who should be included in the distribution of these materials, please help spread the word and forward this along. The logistics for the awards is as follows:

Sportsman-Scholar Awards: All entries should be sent to Lee Smith(address is on the form) and must be post-marked no later than April 21, 2006. The nomination form states that the FOCTL board will determine the winners of these awards. The nomination form also states that the awards will be announced in connection with the District Playoffs. Eligibility requirements are listed on the form.

Team Sportsmanship Awards: There are no nomination forms for this one. A selection committee will be formed to evaluate boys and girls teams.

Also, since there is a short calendar until nominations are closed, the forms have been included as links below. Questions about the awards will be fielded by myself or FoCTL President Lee Smith. Contact Lee at: apsmith@texas.net.
Posted on December 12, 2005
The NCAA rules waivers for the THSLL have been posted to the Main Document Repositiry.
There are some major and administrative changes that will affect play in 2006 and all coaches and officials are required to know and understand these rules.
If you have questions and/or concerns about these waivers, please contact your district coordinator who can assist in getting clarification or presentation to the THSLL officers.
The Collage Officials plan to meet in Austin in January and there has been some discussions about putting together an "on the field" training session so monitor this site for further notice. The link below is to the official 2006 NCAA Men's Larosse Rules for download. Once on the site, page down to the spring sports section.
Posted on November 23, 2005
The first wave of NCAA signing was posted this week on LaxPower. Among the teams taking Texas players are Penn State, Denver, Brown, Air Force and Army Prep.

By the end of the season last year 44 Texas players we placed on NCAA DI, DII, DIII or MDIA/WDIA teams.

Watch the process by logging on.
Posted on October 31, 2005
Several resources are listed on the US Lacrosse, as well as other Web sites that are targeted at coaching Lacrosse.
The following references are not endorsed by the CTHSLL or THSLL but are posted here as an informational recommendations only.

The Confident Coach's Guide to Teaching Lacrosse : From Basic Fundamentals to Advanced Player Skills and Team Strategies (Confident Coach) [Paperback]
By: Daniel Morris, Michael Morris (Editor)
$10.17
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Lacrosse (The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Sports, 16) [Paperback]
By: Robert Price, Maryanne Haselow-Dulin (Editor)
$19.95
Lacrosse : Fundamentals for Winning (Sports Illustrated Winner's Circle Books) [Paperback]
By: David Urick
$10.36
Lacrosse Team Strategies [Paperback]
By: Jim Hinkson
$11.53
Posted on August 25, 2005
See the THSLL web page for a wealth of information about how the league runs, including documents and meeting minutes.
Posted on May 01, 2005
The 2005 THSLL Division I & II State Championships will be held Episcopal High School in Houston May 7th and 8th. See Information sheet posted on the South District Web page for updated information as details become available.
Posted on April 30, 2005

District Finals

Saturday, April 30

DI Championship:
McNeil 14 Westlake 4

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MCNEIL MAVERICKS, CENTRAL DISTRICT, DI CHAMPIONS.

DII Championship:
St. Anthony's 11 Keystone 6

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ST. ANTHONY'S YELLOWJACKETS, CENTRAL DISTRICT, DII CHAMPIONS.

Come to Houston and support your district representatives....and see the best high school lacrosse in Texas.






District SemiFinals

Wednesday, April 27
DI:
#1 McNeil 10 #4 St. Mary's Hall 9
#3 Westlake 9 #2 Austin 8
DII:
#3 Keystone 10 #2 Bowie 8
#1 St. Anthony's 10 #4 St. Stephen's 6
Posted on February 26, 2005
The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) met this past month for their annual board meeting to review NOCSAE DOC (ND)

See THSLL.org for complete story
Posted on July 24, 2004
Austin High attended the Battle at Baltimore this past weekend competing against teams such as Mcdonough, Calvert Hall, Baltimore Elite and Hampden Roads. The tournament is for teams consisting of boys entering their 9th, 10th and 11th grades in High School.

Austin High advanced to the Championship game after defeating Calvert Hall 9-4. The Championship game featured Austin High v. Team USA which was an at large team. Team USA consisted of players from McDonough, Georgetown Prep, Colorado and Delaware. It was a tight contest throughout with neither team leading by more than a goal the entire time. The final score was AHS 7 and Team USA 6 with AHS holding off a last minute flurry of shots by USA.

Cameron Biehle - A - finished the game with 3 goals
Court Richardson - M - 2g
Brock Hensarling - A - 2 goals
Chris Bruno - D - finished the tournament with an amazing face off percentage of over 70%.
Freddie Gottesman - A - tallied 14g and 6 assists over the tournament.
Posted on July 10, 2004
Originally Posted 5-28-04

See attached brochure. Conference Scheduled for July 13th. The cost is only $15. Each program should make an effort to have coaches attend this.
Posted on May 09, 2004
5-8-04
#1 Highland Park controlled the pace and tempo of their Boys DI State Championship Semi-final game at Dragon Stadium in South Lake, Texas. #4 Episcopal of Houston ended their season with a sub-par performance and were defeated 7-13.

#3 St. Mary’s Hall dominated #2 St. John’s in the other Semi-final game held in the afternoon. Leading at the half by 6, St. Mary’s continued their intense play into the second half and defeated St. John’s 12-8.

5-9-04
After a tightly contested first quarter that ended 1-1, Highland Park pulled away from St. Mary’s Hall in the second quarter of the Championship game and never looked back. St. Mary’s, with noticeably fewer players on the sidelines, struggled to keep in step with top ranked Highland Park and were defeated 4-14 to become the THSLL 2004 State Championship Runner-Up.

Congratulations to St. Mary’s Hall for their victory in the semi-finals and for another fine season.
Posted on May 04, 2004
Tonight in The South, #3 seed St. John's won a close contest and defeated #1 Episcopal of Houston 7-6 to take the South District Championship. Episcopal of Houston was selected as the "Wild Card". Both teams join District Champions St. Mary's Hall and Highland Park for the THSLL Championship Tournament this coming week end in Dallas. Visit thsll.org for information.
Posted on April 30, 2004
Check out THSLL's South Boys Site about the Tournament & All-Star Game this coming weekend in Houston. It's at:
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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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McNeil Mavericks Varsity Head Coach Position  

Posted on April 23, 2019

McNeil Maverick Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach

McNeil Mavericks Lacrosse is accepting applications a Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach. 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 Maverick lacrosse program fosters the MOTTO CCB Character, Commitment, and Brotherhood!!

Position: Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach
Season: Fall 2019/Spring 2020 with multi-year opportunity
District/Division: Central District / Division 2

Qualifications: 

  1. Previous coaching and/or playing Lacrosse at the High School level
  2. Knowledge of THSLL rules and regulations.
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills needed to develop and maintain positive, respectful relationships with student-athletes.
  4. Strong leadership presence and presentation skills to motivate high school student-athletes.
  5. Excellent organizational skills.
  6. Ability to collaborate effectively with team members and support staff
  7. Strong vision for developing a grass roots feeder system down to JV and middle school level.
  8. Previous experience selecting and recruiting assistant coaches and lower level head coaches.
  9. A passion for the game and commitment to the Maverick 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 Maverick 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 Youth Lacrosse coaches, players, and program (K-8th grade) .
  11. Foster open communication and growth plans with players to build an outstanding program to continue the “Great Legacy of McNeil Lacrosse”!
  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.

Location: McNeil High School is located at 5720 McNeil Road, Austin, Tx 78729

Deadline to Apply: 5 May 2019

Submit Resume & Contact Information: Byron Sommer at byronsommer@hotmail.com

 

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Monday April 29, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

St Andrew's Episcopal School (Southwest PKWY Campus)

Meeting will be held in the Library 

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Monday April 29, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

St Andrew's Episcopal School (Southwest PKWY Campus)

Meeting will be held in the Library 

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Monday April 29, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

St Andrew's Episcopal School (Southwest PKWY Campus)

Meeting will be held in the Library 

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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

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THSLL Central Division 2 All-Star Game

Hosted by St. Andrew’s School 
Final Score North 19 South 14

 

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THSLL Central Division 2 All-Star Game

Hosted by St. Andrew’s School 
Final Score North 19 South 14