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2nd Annual CLF Benefit Dinner - April 29, 2014

Please Join us at the 2nd Annual CLF Benefit Dinner!

April 29th, 2014

(rescheduled from March 11, 2014)

Ale House at Amato's
2501 16th St.

6:30pm Cocktail Reception

7:30pm Dinner

Colorado Lacrosse Foundation is committed to growing the sport of lacrosse in Colorado and we need your help!

Come show your support for growing the game of lacrosse in Colorado at the 2nd Annual CLF Benefit Dinner. Enjoy fabulous food and drinks and meet with other lacrosse supporters from around the state. All proceeds from this event will be given back to the Colorado lacrosse community through the CLF grant program. Grant applications are available HERE.

In 2013, we raised over $2000 with your help for the CLF Grant Program.  That amount was given directly back into the Colorado Lacrosse Community by July 2013.  

Please RSVP by April 23rd. .

$100 per person includes a great dinner and 2 drinks.  Register online HERE

Ale House at Amato's
2501 16th St.
Denver

Please RSVP online or to amy.mcglynn@coloradolacrosse.org

Interested in getting involved? Sit on the CLF Board!

The CLF Board is comprised of volunteer members who are dedicated to growing and supporting the game of lacrosse in Colorado.  There are multiple open positions of varying time length and we want you!  Contact Amy Lane if you are interested.

As a board member, your commitment to CLF includes:

-Monthly board meetings in the Denver area

-Input and support for the many areas of work we do. Examples of services we provide include coaching/official/parent/player education, lacrosse awareness, sport growth, and fundraising.

-Excitement about the sport and a commitment to continue to improve lacrosse in the State of Colorado

 Board Positions Available:

Secretary (3 Year Term)
Board Member At Large (3 year term)
Board Member At Large (3 year term)
Board Member At Large (2 year term)
Board Member At Large (1 year term)
Board Member At Large (1 year term)

 

CLF Awarded Chapter Recognition Award from US Lacrosse

Congratulations CLF on the Chapter Recongnition Award for 2013!!

 

US Lacrosse is pleased to recognize the hard work of local US Lacrosse chapters through the Chapter Recognition Award Program. Developed by the former Chapters Advisory Council, this program is designed to recognize chapters for their outstanding performance in fulfilling US Lacrosse’s mission to provide programs and services to inspire participation while preserving the integrity of the sport.

 

For the final quarter of 2013, US Lacrosse is proud to recognize the Colorado Chapter of US Lacrosse, better known as the Colorado Lacrosse Foundation (CLF), for its tremendous support of lacrosse in the state of Colorado. The CLF is USL's 11th largest chapter with close to 13,000 members within its geographic footprint. The chapter has a very effective executive board, led by chapter president Amy Lane.

The Rocky Mountain Regional Lacrosse Convention has become one of the chapter’s marquee events. This year’s convention was held in early October, providing educational sessions to both coaches and parents. The chapter also incorporated an opportunity for players to attend through Fan Fest. Over 15 vendors attended, over 30 speakers presented and Bill Schoonmaker, US Lacrosse’s COO, was featured as the keynote.

Read more about CLF and this award HERE.

Coaches Education Dates Announced-Spring 2014

CLF if pleased to announce dates for Coaches' training for Spring 2014. Level 1 for men's and women's coaches will be held on Saturday, March 1 at Alexander Dawson school in Lafayette, CO (registration opening soon) and Level 3 for men's coaches will be held on February 22 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Register for the Men's Level 3 clinic.  Information about the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Programis available HERE.

Plans are being worked on to bring both Level 1 and Level 2 for men and women back to the Denver metro area in the Fall, 2014. If you are interested in helping, please email Amy Lane, Chapter President.

 

Congratulations to the 2013 Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductees!

 

Cayel Dwyer, Terry Leyden, & Caroline Cryer, the 2013 Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductees.

THANK YOU! to all Rocky Mountain Regional Convention Participants

Thank you to all of the hardworking volunteers, speakers, vendors, coaches and players that were part of the 2013 Rocky Mountain Regional Lacrosse Convention! All who attended left with new inspiration, new drills, new contacts, new ideas and are anxious for the spring season to get started. 78 coaches attended, 24 players came to the Fan Fest, and 32 speakers were present.

Thanks also to the US Lacrosse Chapter Grant program for helping to fund this educational event for the local coaches.

 

Positive Coaching Alliance Parent Talk a Success!

The Parent Talk at the Rocky Mountain Regional Convention was well received by the 24 parents that attended during the Fan Fest. Go to www.PositiveCoach.org to learn more about their programs for Coaches, Parents, and Players. And as a lacrosse parent, encourage your child's coach to complete an online class or attend a US Lacrosse Level 1 clinic with a PCA integrated component. Thank you to US Lacrosse and Denver Girls Lacrosse for making this program possible during the Convention!

CLF and Nationwide Insurance Partner for Baseline Concussion Testing

POSTPONED UNTIL THE SPRING 2015 SEASON-look for more information to be posted at the end of 2014.

 

CLF and Nationwide Insurance are partnering this spring to provide FREE baseline concussion testing for 200 athletes.  If you would like your team or program to benefit from this program, please contact CLF today!  Nationwide will come to you and provide testing free of charge to your pre-registered players.

Email Amy Lane to coordinate your Nationwide Baseline Concussion Testing Today!

Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), caused by a blow or jolt to the head that can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works.  More than 300,000 people sustain sports and recreation related TBIs every year in this country.  Coaches, athletic directors, trainers and parents play a key role in helping to prevent a concussion and managing it properly if it occurs.  

US Lacrosse and the CDC have partnered to develop a number of educational resources regarding concussions.  These resources, titled Heads Up, contain practical, easy-to-use information designed to help reduce the numbers of this type of injury.  Click here to learn more about concussion safety and to take advantage of many great resources.

Molly Kendall recipient of the Pam Bent Award for 2013

Congratulations to Molly Kendall from Wheat Ridge High School who was awarded the 2013 Pam Bent Award!

This award is presented to a high school senior girl lacrosse player who demonstrates not only exceptional skills on the field, but also exhibits exceptional leadership skills, character, academic excellence and involvement in her community.

Molly is that "one of a kind" player and person that comes along and not only makes your team better on the field, but makes each person that she comes in contact with better for the gift of having her in your life. She is kind, generous, and hard working to the extreme. She is one of the players that can often be found on the field after practice has ended, continuing her workout.

Molly was a four year varsity player, senior team captain, voted Best Team Player all four years, First Team All Conference (11th) and Second Team All Conference (12th). Molly ranked 7th in her class with a weighted GPA of 4.38 and is headed to Seattle University to pursue a career in nNursing. Molly has also been extremely involved in community service, spending hundreds of hours trying to make the world a better place. Congratulations Molly!

Each year, CLF awards a $500 check with the Pam Bent Award to a deserving senior girl lacrosse player. Scott Goettelman, CLF Treasurer, presented the check and 2103 Award.
 

CLF gives a $500 check to the award winner each year and Amy Lane, President of the CLF, was pleased to present the award and check this year at the All State game on May 23. - See more at: http://www.uslacrosse.org/chaptercolorado/Home.aspx#sthash.Hqn49hXQ.dpuf 

Toby Bollig is 2013 Doc Stabler Award Recipient

Congratulations to Toby Bollig from the Fossil Ridge/Ft. Collins high school team who was the recipient of the 2013 Doc Stabler award!

Toby’s academic accomplishments are unending – he has earned a 4.00 unweighted grade point average, placing him number 1 in his graduating class of more than 350.  He is a Boettcher Scholar, United States Presidential Scholar finalist as well as a National Merit and AP Scholar finalist.  Both his SAT and ACT scores rank in the top one percent, including perfect scores. Colorado is fortunate to be keeping this young man home during his college years, as Toby will be bringing his talent to Boulder next fall where he will be attending the University of Colorado next year.

Toby also shines on the athletic fields. Coach Shigekane writes: “Toby is an incredible young man, captain, best player, #1 in ground balls, second in goals and the heart of the team. He is simply one in a million.”  Toby was voted 1st Team All State this season.

Off the field Toby has participated in a long list of extracurricular activities, and been involved in numerous volunteer projects that include work with his church, youth groups and other community based clubs and groups.  Music and writing are two more pursuits that are an important part of Toby’s life.

This award is given to a senior student/athlete who is not only an outstanding lacrosse player, but has demonstrated excellence in the academic classroom, has displayed leadership abilities, has shown school and community involvement over and above the lacrosse field, and is considered to have overall superior personal characteristics. 

This award is in honor of Doc Stabler – a leader on and off the lacrosse field, a member of the Colorado and National Lacrosse Hall of Fames, and the person, among many accomplishments, that is recognized as the founder of the Colorado College lacrosse program.  He is an individual that made a difference, and the Doc Stabler awards winners are young men that already exhibit the characteristics of someone making a difference.

CLF gives a $500 check to the award winner each year and Amy Lane, President of the CLF, was pleased to present the award and check this year at the All State game on May 23.
 

CLF Benefit Dinner is a Success!

Thank you to everyone that attended and supported the 1st Annual CLF Benefit Dinner! Over $2,000 was raised to be used for the CLF Grant Program which gives grants up to $500 to the lacrosse community in Colorado. It was a fun evening at Euclid Hall in Denver on March 18, 2013 and we are looking forward to another great restaurant next spring. Special thanks to CLF Vice President Amy McGlynn for putting it all together!

Level 1 Coaching Clinics a Success!

                                                                                                   Level 1 in Eagle

CLF sponsored two USL Level 1 coaching clinics in February that also included Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach Component. The first clinic was held at Lakewood High School on February 2 and 41 coaches attended that instructional clinic. The second clinic was held in Eagle on February 10 and over 20 coaches attended that workshop in spite of the weather. Registration is still open (until February 20) for the Level 2 clinic that is being offered at the Denver School of Science and Technology on Sunday, February 24. Register HERE and choose whether you are attending for the men's game or the women's game.

 

Online Registration Open for March 1st Level 1 Coaching Clinic

US Lacrosse Level 1 Clinic- $70 (Men's and Women's Coaches)

Saturday, March 1, 2014  -  9am-4pm

Alexander Dawson School  (10455 Dawson Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026

Registration Link:    http://www.uslacrosse.org/participants/coaches/coaching-education-program/instructional-clinics/level-1-clinics.aspx      

 

US Lacrosse Level 3 Clinic- $125  First Time in Colorado!

Sunday, February 24, 2014  -  9am-4pm

United States Olympic Training Center

Registration Link:  http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav2Right/EducationTraining/USLCoachingEducationProgram/CEPInstructionalClinics/Level2Clinics.aspx

 

Travel Assistance for any Clinic in Colorado

If you live greater than 60 miles from the clinic site, CLF will pay for your hotel room!  Please fill out a grant request to take advantage of this offer. Download and complete a grant request to take advantage of this offer:  http://www.uslacrossechapters.org/colorado/AboutUSLColorado.aspx