Hello everyone and happy Thanksgiving! We are 3 months and 5 days away from the spring season starting!!!!
This email is very informative and long…sorry about the long part. Let’s start with the upcoming events.
Each Winter we rent out the Parker Field House rink for indoor training and games. We call it box lacrosse training and it starts in January. Sign ups will be on chaplax.com on Dec 1st. It is fast paced training and skills development with some box style scrimmages as well. We will break it in to an upper group and lower group with some crossflow between for some players. The upper group will be on Wednesdays January 18th-Feb 22 from 7:30-9:00 pm (players that work can start arranging their schedules now). The lower group will be on Thursdays January 19th-Feb 23rd from 7:30-9:30 pm. I know it is late but Parker Field House rink time is tough to get. Once we have the list of who is participating, I will let you know which session (upper or lower) you will start in. Like I mentioned, there will be crossflow between both levels each week. The cost of winter box training is $135. You can pay for this with credit card, cash or check. You can also use your Kings Soopers balances from the Kings card I hope all of you have and use!
Also each winter, we have conditioning and strength training. This year we will have it on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:00-4:30 beginning January 9th – February 15th. The cost of these sessions is $75. That is 16 sessions for less than $5 per session. We will have a sign up for this as well starting Dec 1st. You can pay for this with credit card, cash or check. Again, you can also use your Kings Soopers balances from the Kings card I hope all of you have and use!
Every year we kick off the spring season with a pancake dinner at Chap. This dinner is on Feb 13th at 6:15. We use this time to bring everyone together, introduce the coaches and booster club officers, open an apparel store, sign up for volunteer opportunities and much, much more! The dinner is free to players and 2 family members.
Also in February we have the athletic auction for lax (and other sports) parents. It is a great time and opportunity to bid on phenomenal stuff too. The all athletic auction is Feb 11th at the Inverness Hotel. More information will be sent out by Carolyn McIntyre our chair and rockstar leader for the event!
Spring practice starts on February 27th with our tryouts. All players will practice the 27th, 28th and 1st of March together from 3:10-5:10. We will announce the teams on March 1st (many years we have a few players that we need to look at the rest of the week but the majority will be decided on the 1st). After tryouts the practice times and days are as follows:
C Team will practice from 3:10-4:30 Mon, Wed and Fri. Games will be Mon and Saturdays
JV will practice 4:15-6:15 Mon-Friday. Games are mostly on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Varsity will practice from 3:45-5:45 Mon-Fri. Games will be mostly on Tuesday and Fridays.
The first game for all three levels (Varsity, JV and C team) will be on March 11th against Creek!
The rest of the schedule will be posted on chaplax.com in a couple of weeks.
The Varsity will again be going to Arizona on Spring break from March 21-25th. The cost should again be around $900. More details to come.
JV and C team typically get spring break off.
Set your calendars for Extreme Community Makeover event on April 8th. The entire program (parents and friends too) descend on a Denver neighborhood to do projects like yard work, cleaning and some painting for home owners that need help with these types of projects. It is our 7th year doing this with ECM!
Thant is probably enough info for now. Look for the emails to sign up for winter events. Have an awesome Thanksgiving!
Head Coach Chaparral Boys Lacrosse