The summer season is starting and it's a great time to start working on your lacrosse skills for the next high school season. There are a variety of opportunities this summer for high school girls to keep the sticks in their hands and work on their game.
1. Team 203 and CT Cardinals are looking for players to fill out their summer team rosters. If anyone is interested, please email Wendy Epke and she will forward you the contact info for these teams.
2. In Guilford, Riley Smith, former GHS and Fairfield Univerisity lacrosse player, will be running skills clinics at Long Hill Park for high school girls specifically. If you would like to participate, please register at www.guilfordlax.com
The total cost of the clinics are $30 plus us lacrosse memberships fee (additional $30)
dates: June 22, 26
July 6, 13, 21, 24, 26
August 7, 14
I would love all girls to attend these skills sessions this summer if possible.
3. Game Breakers Lacrosse is hosting an overnight camp at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. There are already a few guilford girls signed up to attend this camp and Wendy would love to see more in attendance. The link to register is:
5. Wendy has been working with Guilford Crossfit and Branford Crossfit for a group rate for our high school girls to begin training. When she has final pricing she will send the info to everyone. Most of the area high school lacrosse teams have already been participating in group weight training and speed work. It is very important for the Guilford Team to begin too.
Finally, in order to have a successful high season, the work starts now to prepare. Next year, there will be minimum requirements to make the varsity roster. It is important for all girls to start training now to reach these minimum standards.
First, everyone must get under 8 minutes in the mile at least. Next, during the timed 2 minute wall ball, a player should be able to make 85 catches with their dominant hand and 75 with their non-dominate hand. These are just some of the minimum standards to make the roster. Wendy hopes all players with asperations to play on the varsity team will begin training now.