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2014 Colorado Lacrosse Community Meeting

Please join CLF for a community meeting on Thursday November 13, 2014. 

You will be updated on the current state of lacrosse in Colorado, current opportunities for coaches, players and fans, and plans for future events and changes for lacrosse in Colorado.  Everyone is welcome at this event.

We want to hear from you! If you have any specific topics you would like to hear about, please email prior to the event and we will include your topic in our discussion.  There will also be a Q&A session during the event.

When: Thursday November 13, 2014 7pm

Where: Daniels Fund Building, 101 Monroe Street, Denver CO 80206. *parking is restricted to the lot west of the building. DO NOT park on residental streets

Email questions to: amy.mcglynn@coloradolacrosse.org

2014 Hall of Fame Recipients Named

Congrats to 2014 Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductees Devon Wills and Mike Sheehan!

Please join CLF and the Colorado lacrosse community to celebrate these two talented inductees at this years Hall of Fame Dinner on November 8, 2014.  The celebration will be held at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club.

Individual Tickets: $75   Register for Individual Tickets

Full Table (8 seats): $550   Register for a Full Table

Half Table (4 seats): $300   Register for a Half Table

Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame Members:  $40  Register for Hall of Fame Member Individual Ticket

Coaching Education Offered in November!

Level 1 and 2 Clinics to be held at Regis University November 1 and November 8, 2014

Attend one of the following US Lacrosse Coaching Education Training that is offered exclusively to US Lacrosse members! The Level 1 clinic is geared towards coaches of any experience who work with beginning players. Level 2 clinic is for the men's and women's game coaches that have already completed Level 1. This is a hands-on clinic facilitated by US Lacrosse-certified trainers.

 To encourage coaches from outlying areas to attend, CLF will pay for a hotel room for any coach that lives more than 60 miles away from the clinic site. (limited number of coaches, please fill out grant application to request.)

Level 1 Clinic       Saturday, November 1, 2014 9am-4pm (registration 8:30am)

Regis University  -  3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221-1154

Women's Game Level 1 -  Register Here

Men's Game Level 1 - Register Here

Cost: $70 (includes course, materials, snacks and lunch)

Level 1 is designed to introduce coaches to the responsibilities and philosophies of coaching and how to provide a safe and athlete-centered environment that emphasizes positive growth and sportsmanship. The Level 1 curriculum provides the tools to teach rules, basic individual skills, and basic team concepts to beginning players of all ages. This baseline training is relevant for all lacrosse coaches, regardless of experience.

By attending a US Lacrosse Level 1 Clinic you receive:

• The Level 1 Workbook, available ONLY at US Lacrosse CEP Clinics; includes skill breakdown, error detection and correction, drills and activities
• US Lacrosse issued Certificate of Attendance
• Personalized, practical instruction from a certified US Lacrosse trainer
• Tips, tricks, and ideas to enhance your coaching now and for years to come

General Information
• Clinics are seven hours in length
• Clinics feature a combination of classroom lessons and on-field practical experience
• Clinics contain three sections: 
      - Coaching theory and development
      - Teaching individual skills
      - Teaching team tactics
• Clinics are geared toward coaches of any experience who work with beginning players


Level 2 Clinic   Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9am-4pm (registration 8:30am)

Regis University  -  3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221-1154

Women's Game Level 2 -  Register Here

Men's Game Level 2 - Register Here

Cost: $90 (includes course, materials, snacks and lunch)

Level 2 certification is tactically and practically focused. Coaches will receive detailed instruction on building the tactical elements of their team based on overarching principles for offense, defense and transition. The Level 2 curriculum is geared toward coaching players who have an understanding of the basic skills and objectives of the game. Coaches will also learn how practice planning fits into overall tactical objectives for their season.

General Information
• Clinics are seven hours in length
• Clinics feature a combination of classroom lessons and on-field practical experience

Mark your calendars! Hall of Fame Dinner and Lacrosse Celebration November 8, 2014

Colorado Lacrosse Foundation will be honoring those who have made an extraordinary impact on the game in the Colorado. This year, in addition to honoring the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees, the evening will be a celebration of all of the great things in Colorado lacrosse in 2014. The event will be on November 8, 2014 at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club.  Tickets will be available for purchase soon!

Introduce Lacrosse in your schools and communities!

Do you wish your school would teach lacrosse in PE?  Do you have a community need for an introduction to the fastest game on two feet?

Colorado Lacrosse Foundation can help!  

Whether you are a PE teacher, coach, dedicated parent or interested player- we want to hear from you about the needs of your community. CLF has a great network of lacrosse volunteers and is eager to continue the spread of lacrosse around the state.  Email us any requests, needs or questions and we will help your community become more aquainted with lacrosse.

Welcome New CLF Board Members

CLF is proud to announce the addition of 4 new board members this past summer.  

We would like to welcome each volunteer to the Colorado Lacrosse family!  As Colorado Lacrosse continues to grow at a rapid pace, we are confident these additions will bring great leadership and insight to the community.

Secretary:  Diana Rael

Member At Large- Diversity Representative:  Rod Alison

Member At Large- Mountain Region Liaison:   Jessica Owings

Member At Large: Shawn Billings

We would also like to thank the outgoing Secretary for all of her years of service to CLF. Thank you Teresa Cummings for all of your hard work and dedication to CLF over the years.  We will miss you and wish you the best of luck in the future!

If you are interested in joining the board, there are still positions available! Email amy.lane@coloradolacrosse.org for more information.

Lacrosse Equipment Going All Over Colorado!

CLF, with the help of US Lacrosse and RageCage, has been awarding equipment to programs all over Colorado!  After the World Games this past July, CLF was able to place a large amount of extra equipment into the hands of deserving programs.

Montrose Lacrosse Foundation: Awarded the Soft Stick Equipment Grant from US Lacrosse this summer. This includes 30 soft lacrosse sticks, 30 soft lacrosse balls, 1 copy of the US Lacrosse Physical Education Curriculum and 1 copy of the Teaching Soft Stick Lacrosse DVD (a video based workshop for PE Teachers.  In addition to this grant from US Lacrosse, Montrose was also the recipient of the soft stick equipment used at the World Games. We look forward to seeing youth lacrosse grow in Montrose!

Colorado Wheelchair Lacrosse:  Extra inventory of helmets, pads sticks and other equipment was awarded to Colorado Wheelchair Lacrosse.  

RageCage donated 2 pop-up lacrosse goals to Native Lacrosse and City Lax.  RageCage is a new standard of collapsible lacrosse goals that enable the game to pop up in any place! Thank you for your generosity RageCage!

 

 

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:

Board Member At Large (3 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.

 

Congratulations to the 2013 Colorado Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductees!

 

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

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!

2014 Doc Stabler Award

Congratulations to Collin, the 2014 Doc Stabler award winner.

Collin’s accomplishments were evident throughout his high school career, and were brought to the leagues and the Colorado Lacrosse Foundation’s attention by his head coach Matt Thomas.  Academically, Collin graduates from Englewood near the top of his class, and is a recipient of a prestigious Daniels Fund Scholarship.  He has been honored several times as Englewood's student of the month, been selected for numerous scholar athlete awards and is a member of various educational organizations based on academic success. Collin will be bringing his talent and energy to Ft. Collins next fall to attend Colorado State University.

Collin also has been an integral part of Englewood lacrosse and school activities.  He is team captain, a leader on the field and also a letter winner in cross-country.  His coach says:  “Collin is an incredible young man, captain, and great kid.  He truly helped our team in many ways.”  Off the field Collin has been involved throughout high school with numerous academic and athletic groups, as well as extracurricular activities in the community.

Each year the Colorado Lacrosse Foundation gives the Robert "Doc" Stabler Award and a $500 check 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.

Rick Giancola from the Colorado Lacrosse Foundation was on hand to help present the award.