Welcome to the MLAX 5th grade lax spring season! My name is David Brooks and together with Jeff Danielson, Eric Hemmer, and Ryan Howe we are going to be your sons' coaches this spring. We all have players on the team and have coached in some form in previous seasons.
I'd also like to thank those parents who are not official MLAX Assistant Coaches, but have volunteered to assist the team this season.
Our plan for this team is to have a great time! We have 17 players on the roster which means lots of game-time for all players, and fun practices.
Practices will be up-tempo and fast-paced, so please come on time (or, better yet, early!) and ready to roll.
We tend to overcommunicate and ask that you do the same.
If you aren't going to make a practice or game, please text me or another coach to let us know.
Here are the logistics for the season:
Practices will start this Thursday, February 20th, from 4:30-6pm at the Rooney Road soccer complex, 101 Rooney Rd. Golden, Co 80401.
Beginning Monday, February 24, our schedule will be as follows:
Monday: 4:30-6pm at Stagecoach Field
Wednesday: 6-7:30 at Marshdale Elementary Turf Field (Middle)
Friday: 6-7pm at Stagecoach (focus on skills advancement / game prep)
Games will start Saturday, March 15 (weather permitting) and will be every Saturday (except spring break) through May 2nd. We'll get the schedule probably the 2nd week of March, so we'll just have to be patient until then :)
We will then have the AYL tournament the weekend of May 9th. If we win a couple games there, we will play in the AYL finals on Saturday May 16th.
We will also plan to play in the Steamboat Springs youth Lax tournament Memorial Day weekend (May 30th/31st in Steamboat). More details to follow on that - THIS IS HUGE!!!
The season always takes a little to get rolling as we deal with weather. Please be prepared to be flexible for practices the first couple of weeks as we adjust to the weather. We can always help with carpool rides to practice and/or games so please don't hesitate to reach out if you need help getting your dude to the field.
We will hold a quick parent's get together this Thursday at the Rooney Rd practice so we can all meet each other and go over some administrative stuff.
That's it for now, please reach out via email/text/call/whatever if you have any questions or the like.
We are in this for the fun of it, so come along for the ride! See you Thursday!