News and Announcements
Please see below from Dr. Ben Stebbins who has been assisting with the lacrosse program this year.
My name is Ben Stebbins, I am a former CSI lacrosse player (grad 2008) and currently spending time working with your boys in the program. I know Darren had mentioned me but I wanted to take some time to introduce myself and tell you about who I am and what I do.
I graduated from the Claremont Lacrosse Academy in 2008 and am now a rehab and movement focused Chiropractor at Tall Tree Integrated Health center located at Mattick’s Farm.
Since going through the CSI lacrosse program I have been focused on health, fitness, and performance which led me to my career in Chiropractics. While completing my Doctorate in Chiropractics I also completed a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine, focusing on treating sports injuries, sports performance, and athlete injury management. This focus in my career made getting back involved with Claremont Lacrosse a natural fit.
My goal with Claremont is to be the first line of healthcare for the players, reduce their risk of injury, and help prepare them physically for the next step in their lacrosse careers. Twice a week I am with them answering questions, assessing injuries, or taking them through rehab and strength work if they are unable to play. This treatment and assessment on location is important but does not allow for as thorough of treatment as I can provide within the office setting. If I think they will need more hands-on care I recommend further evaluation with me at Tall Tree or with their current Sports Med Professional.
As a Chiropractor who focuses on sports performance, rehabilitation, and injury management patients who have previous experiences with more traditional Chiropractics are often surprised at the contact time, conditions I am able to treat, and the variety of treatment modalities I use.
All of this being said if you have any questions or concerns I am always open to having a conversation, so don’t be afraid to contact me!
I am sure many of you have already been down to the clinic, so please feel free to pop in and introduce yourself.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for those, I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting I hope to in the near future.
Here is a link to my personal website to learn more about who I am and what I do: https://www.evolvenaturalhealth.com/ben-stebbins-dc-ms
And here is our Clinic’s Site: https://www.talltreehealth.ca
Happy Sunday to all – hope everyone had a chance to get warm and catch their breath after an awesome weekend of lacrosse for Claremont.
40 games in 26 hours of play and 13 games played by the Spartans with only one blemish is awesome. Hope all enjoyed that one weekend of play where all boys get to play at ‘home’ for the year.
Congratulations to our gr 12’s and their families for a fantastic evening Fri night for the school, the program, and all of you and your families. Glad to be a part of the celebration and proud of you all!! As a bonus the high level of play and victory made the night perfect!
Huge thanks to all for their help in making this tourney a success on and off the field – without parent help the many jobs that are needed to be done would be impossible for a successful tourney and well run tourney. Also very special to see alumni and alumni parents at the fields and also willing to help. For our 13th year I’d say it was a hit.
I’m probably gonna miss a few but….at the risk of that special thx to:
- Caroline Mace and Lindsay Pepper for the coordination and organization of volunteers
- Phil Ohl and Chelsea Giordano (staff) for their coordination an announcing of FNL
- Mike Verhagen, Glen Manns, Chris Sheridan, and the others (sorry, I know there is more) who took charge of setting up, taking down, and running fields during tourney
- Cheryl Brown (alumni parent) for her help with sponsorship and FNL
- Michelle Glanfield for the production of the program
- Rauvy Dalep for running website and communication
- Nate Chiasson for his help coordinating referees
Thx to all and apologies for any I may have missed.
PE for both on Mon and Wed
Lacrosse for both on Tues an Thur.
Fri Seattle travel teams depart on 9:00 am ferry (permission forms to come home tomorrow) and guys here will have strength training
Rosters and schedule for the weekend are now available on the site on the Spartan Shootout 2018 page
Most games are clear as to if they are team 1 or 2 but…to avoid confusion:
-Friday Night Lights (FNL) is for gr 12’s (parents please be at game no later than 7:30)
-there is a just gr 11 game prior to FNL
-the jr team playing Coq club Sat will be the jr guys heading to Seattle next weekend as a warm-up game
Will want ALL guys to be a part of the fun Friday night so will be expecting them to be in attendance.
Hope that when Caroline sends out volunteer schedule that all families get behind this – a tournament of this magnitude is too much for the coaches and just a few parents to run. NEED ALL families to help in some way.
Transport to and from games will be up to each family to arrange. We want the guys there ready to go a minimum of 30 min prior to their game. Will also be needing help from guys setting up and cleaning at start and end of each day.
Cross your fingers for good weather.
Looking forward to a great weekend of lacrosse with your sons – see you at the field(s).
See below for article in The Province newspaper about the Claremont Lacrosse program:
Hello all – hope long weekend was a good one. Weather was great for mid Nov!
Also hope those involved in Richmond and Baltimore has success and played well individually and as a team.
A few updates for all:
-Tues and Thur both groups are at the turf (jr Guys reminder to be dropped off approx 8:50)
-Wed at school for PE/fitness
-Fri – TBA (weather pending if lacrosse or strength training)
Gr 9/10 guys:
-reminder to all to get their brief assignment done for tomorrow
Sr team east last week:
-some pics were sent this weekend and it can be seen that a great experience and trip was had by all. Lacrosse was a little up and down at times but by Sunday the abilities and skill set was shining as well as the high level of play expected of this group. Many spectators, opposing teams and college coaches spoke how impressed they were.
-next up is our annual Spartan Shootout Nov 23/24. Jr teams have been selected by coaches and sr teams have been selected by Gr 12 captains as we do every year. These will be posted at schools and via website after Tues training to ensure proper selection has occurred.
-Tourney schedule is done and in Draft format. Before releasing (and hopefully to avoid future versions) I’m waiting in field confirmations as well as team travel. I’m hoping to have out later this week.
-when released and when Caroline Mace produces the volunteer schedule please ensure each family takes a turn and chips in for the tourney to be a success on and off the field.
Fri Night Lights:
-Nov 23 we will have our annual FNL match at UVic and as we have done the last 2 or 3 years will ‘honour’ our graduating class and their parents prior to the game. Hopefully parents can ensure availability. Tentative time for that game is 7 or 7:30 p.m.
Space Needle tournament (Seattle):
-Nov 30-Dec 2
-permission forms will be ready and sent home next week. (Approx cost is $140-150)
-tentative plan will be having our school bus take 23 players, myself another 4 or 5 and then looking for a few (guessing 4 or 5) parents with CRC’s and volunteer driving forms done to help transport the remaining guys travelling. Travel to and from will be all asked to do as coaching staff will take care of rest of organization of both teams. Please email me if u are able to or interested in doing so. Any players selected whose parents are travelling earlier than with team please make sure to let me know.