We encourage all coaches, parents and players to read and be familiar with the expectations and conduct expected from those representing Okemos Lacrosse.
Participating in the sport of lacrosse is one of the fastest, most challenging and most exciting times you will have in your life, but it will take hard work and discipline.
Our programs are designed to develop player skills and knowledge of the GAME of Lacrosse. While playing games is a part of the learning experience- having a winning record is not the primary objective of this program. We are all interested in doing our best, and that includes all aspects of our lives; at school, at home and on the field.
Our players are all STUDENT-athletes. The student role should take precedence over all else. We will be developing player skills, fostering teamwork, challenging ourselves physically and mentally while learning and having fun in the process. Our philosophy within the Okemos Lacrosse Club is to produce better citizens. Parents and players should all keep that in mind.
Every coach and parent are reminded that we are relying on you to set the best example for our players. Any player or parent who does not live up to this may be asked to leave the program by his/her coach or the Club director(s).
Please always remember that this is about the kids.
As of October 15, 2018, anyone who joins US Lacrosse or renews as an adult coach member must initiate a national background screening through NCSI within 10 days. Failure to do so will result in a suspended membership, voiding the insurance coverage benefit and eligibility to coach with a USL member group. This is a requirement as part of the Safe Sport Authorization Act. This law was enacted by Congress in early 2018 to protect minors by expanding mandatory reporting regulations, awareness and prevention training, and instilling policies that limit one-on-one interaction.
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Two time All-American lacrosse player and NCAA Division I Head Coach at University of Pennsylvania, John Christmas demonstrates the do's and don'ts of shooting overhand.
Lacrosse goalie mental training is something overlooked by a lot of goalies, coaches, and parents. Everyone gets so wrapped up in three point vs. five point stances, handling one vs. one situations, and running the ball up the field that they miss this area.
Balance is key when reacting to a deflected shot and getting back into the ready position for another shot.