News and Announcements
Hope all enjoyed the continued good weather this weekend – sadly, looks like that may end soon.
This week we continue to prep and get ready for upcoming competition with both levels of the program – coming soon for the guys going back east, and our tourney, as well as the Space Needle tournament are coming up quick (btw – tentative lineups for those as well as San Diego and Vegas for the senior teams will go up at some point this week).
Mon – lacrosse at the school
Tues – jr lacrosse at the school, sr lacrosse at the turf – fortunate again to have a college coach visiting and watching the guys practice (Coach Mark Myashita from D1 Canisius will be with us for the day)
Wed – PE/Fitness
Thur – lacrosse at the turf (like last week jr guys to be dropped off at 8:50ish)
Fri – TBA
As well, if you have not heard yet we have a huge school event going on Thur and Fri night called Screamfest. It is an awesome event and well worth attending. In its 10th year and 2nd at Claremont not only is this an amazing community event that is great for the school and district it is also a fantastic fundraiser. Last year almost 1500 students came thru in the 2 days/nights. Many of our sr students are volunteering and running games for the two nights. Our hope is that all students attend Fri night and have a great time. Tickets have been and will be available all week for $10.
Have a good week!
Hello parents – three items.
Tomorrow (Thur) is confirmed for turf use. Spoke to all guys today so they are aware and buses have been arranged. Know of 6 or 7 jr guys who will need a ride from school to turf. All other jr guys dropped off at Lochside turf for 8:45/50 please.
Bonus – tomorrow we will be hosting and watched by Coach Peruzzi from Lewis College (Chicago) here to see both sessions and hopefully recruit a few Gr 12’s.
Parents of Gr 12 drivers – want to and need the boys to drive as it saves us a lot of $$, but of the 20-22 available drivers only 5 hands went up today as to who has done the school form (3040 C and D) and drivers abstract. Both available on line under volunteer section of school site as well as put in hands today (again) in class. I want them to drive but school/district rules say they need the paperwork in. Please impress upon them to take the 5-10 minutes to get this done. Thx
Lastly, most of the parent clothing orders went out today to those orders which have been paid. Unfortunately hats and ladies hoodies are on back order and hopefully will be here soon. May be in same situation with men’s 1/4 zips but will be close on those. Those unpaid please pass along and I’ll pass along orders to your sons.
Thx – Coach Reisig
NLL DRAFT 2018
4 Claremont Spartan lacrosse alumni were selected in the National Lacrosse League at the annual league draft recently held in Toronto.
- Nate Wade (grad 2013) was drafted 29th by the Vancouver Warriors
- Dallas Wade (grad 2013) went 44th overall to the Vancouver Warriors
- Zac Christianson (grad 2014) went 46th to the San Diego Seals
- Braylon Lumb (grad 2015) was taken 55th by the Vancouver Warriors
Congratulations to all the guys and their families on an outstanding recognition and opportunity.
Parents/players – attached is a flyer we will be distributing throughout the Claremont area this week that will get picked up Sat morning.
This can also be used for the guys to distribute around their streets as well that they can pick up prior to Sat morning and bring to the depot. If all guys can target to bring in approx $50 prior to the start Sat that would be a huge contribution.
After an awesome 2 weeks of hard work and effort physically, it’s time to take that same attitude and work ethic as we pick up the sticks tomorrow and transition our training to lacrosse on field. Friday was also a great day for our 9/10’s as they were down at Cordova Bay Elementary helping the younger students with their Terry Fox Run.
We will try lacrosse days at Claremont for the rest of Sept and most of Oct but weather and field conditions will determine when we begin use of the turf field. I’m anticipating that to be mid to late Oct and will make sure all have lots of warning.
Almost all gear is ready, available, and screened but still waiting on a few items – I’m hopeful that at some point this week it will be ‘Christmas at Claremont’ and the boys will receive this years clothing and equipment. I’ve been instructed that no gear/clothing is to distributed if deposits are not made so…please don’t shoot the messenger and if there is a problem please let myself or school principal (Peter Westhaver) know and we will work it out as I don’t want any of the guys to be excluded.
Until gear is handed out I’m asking that the boys wear their own for the start of the week.
We will have lacrosse Mon, Tues, and Thur this week. Wed is parent night and early closure so that day is a PE/training day and Fri will either be lacrosse or strength training.
Parent night/Meet the Teacher is this Wed (Sept 26) from 6-8:00. I haven’t seen the schedule for the evening yet but..traditionally the ‘block rotation’ does not leave us enough time to go thru all that is needed for the CSI lacrosse program so I am tentatively suggesting that we will have an entire CSI parent meeting/Meet the teacher from 5:30-6:00 to allow a little more time to review all that is needed. Will confirm the time and room tomorrow when at work and do hope that at least one parent can attend (despite the early time).
Dates to remember are:
Oct 6 – Bottle Drive (have the boys canvas and start collecting their own neighbourhoods)
Oct 7 – Victoria Marathon (approx 7:30 a.m. to noon)
As I said it has been a fantastic start and excellent two weeks – look forward that to continuing.