Welcome to the MLAX 7th grade lax spring season! My name is Chris Dries and together with Jeff Fairbanks, Chris Gerard, and Rich Muller we are going to be your sons' coaches this spring. Chris and Rich both have players on the team and have been MLAX coaches in previous years while Jeff and myself are a couple of old MLAX coaching dudes with kids in high school now so we are doing a second tour.
Our plan for this team is to have a great time! We have 16 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 and ready to roll. We tend to overcommunicate and ask that you do the same. If you aren't going to make practice or game, please text either Jeff or myself to let us know. Here are the logistics for the season:
Practices will start February 24th and be on the following days:
Monday: 6-7:30 at Stagecoach Field
Wednesday: 6-7:30 at Marshdale Elementary Turf Field (East)
Friday: 6-7pm at Stagecoach (full 7th grade skills/games practice with all 7th teams)
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.
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 could be practicing down at Golden Goal or Rooney Road fields (Golden), or even Clement Park. 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 the first week of practice so we can all meet each other and go over some stuff, more details on that later as well.
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 in 2 weeks!
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