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Hope everyone had a good weekend – was great to see so many at the fields Fri and Sat.
The 12th annual Spartan Shootout came to a close Sat at 6:00 and I think safe to say that it was a successful weekend both on and off the field – 16 games in total were played by Claremont teams and only one blemish thru all games and against a very good club team from Coquitlam.
Friday Night Lights was a big success for both the game and the ‘event’. Was fantastic to have so many involved from a school perspective with staff and students.Huge thanks to Mr Plant and the rest of the staff that helped make the event, the dancers and Ms G, as well as all the students. Was also a very good game and good win against a very good team from Mercer (and thx to them for their patience and willingness to participate in the game once again).
Was a wonderful way to honour our gr 12 players and their parents – we are very proud of them and all of their play that evening was a tribute to 4 years of hard work. A pic is attached of our graduating players. Hope that parents and players enjoyed the pre-game festivities as well as the game itself. Was a fantastic effort by all gr 12’s.
Huge thx to all parent volunteers – makes the tournament run and is a critical part of our hosting of the tournament. Special thx to Joni Philips for her help with UVic fields. I don’t want to miss any and appreciate the help, the sponsorship, the program, etc from all but…do want to recognize 3 ladies who continue to be integral components to a successful tournament. Once again thx to Caroline Mace for her amazing work organizing all the volunteers and jobs and two ladies who’s sons have graduated and do the work without having children in the program – thx to Michelle Glanfield for her work on the program and Cheryl Brown for her work with sponsorship and the organization of Friday Night Lights.
Onto this week – we are at the school for Mon and Wed and at the turf for Tues and Thur. Seattle prep for our jr program and a battle of the inter squad for our sr teams (currently tied at 1 each). Permission forms were given to all those going to Seattle this Fri – please send forms and $$ in tomorrow.
Any questions – let me know.
thx – Darren
All information for the 2017 Spartan Shootout (schedule, rosters etc.) can be found here:
2017 Spartan Shootout
See below for message from Darren:
After many versions – I think we are final (I hope!!!) and ready to go for the weekend.
There is a chance that I may try to find another game or two but..as you can see it is pretty tight already and 33 games in approx 30 hours will be challenging in itself.
As we have said to the boys it is their responsibility to make sure they know when they are playing, where they are playing, and to be there 30 min prior to that game. Our jr teams are even split squads as are the sr teams with a few exceptions to the schedule when they play grade specific games.
Fri night will be a big night for the entire program but is definitely geared towards our gr 12 players and their families. Prior to the Fri Night Lights game there will be player announcements with each player coming thru the tunnel to greet their parents, come to center and receive flowers and a family pic. The game is set for 7:30 so we would like all families, etc to be prepared to start the proceedings for 7:15.
The student gov’t and hopefully entire student body are making this a special night selling tickets, trying to boost attendance and use as a fundraiser for KidSport. Please encourage friends, family, and alumni to come be a part of what has become a special evening for all. Prior to the gr 12 game will be a first ever Claremont girls match at 5pm followed by all other players having games at 6pm before the feature game. Wanting/Asking all Claremont families to do their best to support this one and all players to be a part of it. We are selling tickets to event at school for $3 per and then donation at the door.
Caroline Mace will once again (thank you) be putting together a volunteer schedule for ALL families to be a part of. This venture is far too big to ask the coaches and a handful of parents to do on their own. Moving equipment, tents, nets, etc as well as the scorekeeping and timing are all big jobs that we expect our families to take on. With 80+ players that gives us over 150 sets of hands to help. Please sign up when Caroline releases the schedule.
Weather says poor weather Tues and then after that it looks good so …cross fingers. Looking forward to lots of lacrosse next Fri and Sat and seeing everyone at the fields.
This week we are at the turf Mon, Tues, and Thur prepping for tourney.
The Claremont lacrosse team returned late Sunday night from the annual trip to Baltimore for the Towson Autumn Gold Showcase. Not a perfect weekend of play but pretty good. Probably should have been 7-1 but thru a series of scrimmages and exhibitions held in Baltimore the boys went 5-3.
Wonderful ambassadors (they travel very well!!), good play on the field, and maybe most importantly for some, likely the start of 12–15 young men gaining athletic scholarships to attend US universities and play NCAA lacrosse.
Big highlight of trip for the coaches was the ‘visit’ of 7 Apartan Alumni from a variety of US schools on the East coast coming to Baltimore to support the program and see their ‘old coaches’.
Some pictures are posted here – https://goo.gl/KGxpgj.
Mon and Tues are both lacrosse days at turf. Please drop off Gr 9/10 at turf for 8:45/50. Bussing arranged to get back to school for the jr class and sr class to turf at 10:30am.
Sr team travels to Baltimore and Washington Wed to Sunday. Permission forms handed out on Fri – would appreciate those and travel fees handed back tomorrow.
Wed-Fri will be a combination of P.E. and strength training for the week. Gr 10 guys will be getting their CPR and first aid certification Wed and Thur morning. They will need to be excused from Blk 2 both days and can use Friday’s class as makeup time.
Spartan Shootout – will try to get prelim schedule done this week as well as the splitting of teams so all can plan accordingly. Likely that is something that will happen next week for posting.
Keep the program ads coming in. Thx to all the guys for their help during the week setting up SCREAMFEST as well as so many of the guys who attended the event. Was a huge success and a great community event.
Hopefully the amazing weather continues this week.
Part of being a player in the Claremont Lacrosee Academy is taking part in community activities . The program to date has participated in 4 separate community events:
- Marshals for Royal Victoria Marathon
- Ambassadors for Terry Fox Run at Cordova Bay Elementary
- Assist in coaching and running a U-9 field lacrosse clinic
- Ambasadors at Cordova Bay Elementary Hoot and Howl Halloween event
Pictures from some of the events can be seen here: https://goo.gl/5AKhpF