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by posted 05/12/2021

Good evening Huskies!

For tomorrow's practice, please have your daughter wear this color top:

  • Blue: Sadie, Callie, Lia, Ruby, Cade, Maddie G, Emmalee, Madison T, Charlotte, Sam

  • White: Kiley, Kaylee, Liv, Monica, Maddie P, Hannah, Lily, Liliana, Sammy, Camille

Prior to Sunday's game, please show your daughter this instructional video illustrating how to properly pick up a ground ball: https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/m0BADGg8Ulo?autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3&loop=1&modestbranding=1&playlist=m0BADGg8Ulo

Have a great night!

Missy


 
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Yesterday's Game & The Week Ahead
by posted 05/10/2021

Good afternoon Huskies!

The girls played an awesome game yesterday!  I was impressed with their ability to modify their checking and run through ground balls which resulted in a cleaner game.  Huge shoutout to our defense and our goalie Codi.  The defense doubled-teamed shooters consistently either blocking shots or forcing weak-angled shots, and Codi had 7 outstanding saves, only allowing 4 goals in net!

We continue to work on transitioning the ball from defense to offense through the midfield.  I would like the player with the ball to see the cutter sooner, and I would like the cutters to create space from the passer and then c-cut back to her on her way towards the goal.  Many of us are running away from the passer asking for the ball, and that is a very challenging pass/catch.  Please show your daughter this video on cutting prior to tomorrow's practice: https://www.yout-ube.com/watch?v=RwMQvpad-XE. In addition, we need to get better at our spacing on our settled attack so that we can make room for players to cut through the 8-meter arc and create 1-on-1 opportunities for our teammates.  It's all a work in progress, but we are getting there, and I am proud of the Huskies' effort!

The week ahead:

  • Practices: Normal time/place - Tuesday/Thursday from 5:15-6:30 at Pisini.  Please let me know if your daughter cannot attend either practice asap.  Thank you.

  • Game vs. King Philip Yellow: Sunday, 5/16 @ 9:00 AM at Rice Rec. Complex #1 (253 Emerald Street, Wrentham).  Please arrive at 8:30, and let me know if your daughter is unable to attend asap.  Thank you!

  • FYI - The Shutterfly site has been updated with pictures that my husband took at yesterday's game.  Check them out!

I hope you have an awesome week!

Missy

 


 
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Tonight's Practice
by posted 05/06/2021

Good afternoon!

Please have your daughhter wear a blue top for tonight's practice as we will be scrimmaging the white team.  Reminder: Practice is 6:30-7:30.

Thanks!


 
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Huskies News
by posted 05/05/2021

Good Afternoon Huskies (sorry if the formatting of this message is messed up) -

A few odds and ends...

1. Tomorrow's Practice: With tomorrow's practice being moved to 6:30-7:30 because of the boys' game, please let me know if your daughter will not be at practice tomorrow.  I have not heard back from the 5/6 white coaches, but I'm hoping we can scrimmage them at least part of the time - so please have your daughter wear a reversible jersey or pinnie.

2. Sunday's Game is vs. Needham Gold at Pisini at 11:15.  There is a game right before ours.  Please have your daughter arrive at 10:45 so we can warm-up prior to the game.  We will wear white.  I think the only player who will be absent is Charlotte.  Please let me know if your daughter will not be able to make it as soon as possible.

3. Several parents have inquired about lacrosse camps and clinics over the Summer:

  • Based on our summer schedule, in addition to player for her club team, Sadie will be attending the Babson Girls Lacrosse Camphttps://www.babson.edu/sports-camps/girls-lacrosse/  It will run from July 26-29 from 9AM-3PM. Sadie would LOVE it if any of her teammates could join her!

  • One of the best-rated girls lacrosse camps is the Amonte Sports Lacrosse Camphttps://amontesports.com/camps-and-clinics/  This is a 2-day lacrosse camp in Milton.  Kelly Amonte-Hiller, the Northwestern women's lacrosse coach runs it, and Northwestern has been one of the best teams in the country for years (they won 7 NCAA championships with her as coach!)  Sadie will be at field hockey camp the week that this camp is happening, so she cannot do it.

4. Lacrosse Clubs: If your daughter is interested in trying out for a club lacrosse team, we have many great choices in our area.

  • Mass Elite: I have coached for Mass Elite since 2000 and Sadie has played for Mass Elite since 4th grade.  It is an outstanding club.  Our 2021 team (current seniors) are ranked #1 in the country.  I am co-director of the 2028s (5th graders) and 2027s (6th graders).  Mass Elite tryout registration opened this week: https://www.masselite.com/team/tryouts/

  • Gold Star: Franklin High School varsity lacrosse coach Kristin Igoe is co-owner and director of this great program.  Registration for tryouts open on May 10th: https://goldstarlax.com/tryouts

5. Lacrosse 101This video explains one of the most confusing fouls in women's lacrosse, the   3-second violation:  https://www.yout-ube.com/watch?v=NFc26lIpEjQ  As a result of a 3-second violation call against us, the other team would get a "free-position" shot on goal.  The player who committed the foul would then stand behind the shooter, and all other players would clear outside of the 8-meter arc.  

See you tomorrow!

Missy

 

 
 
 

 
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Huskies News
by posted 05/05/2021

Good Afternoon Huskies (sorry if the formatting of this message is messed up) -

A few odds and ends...

1. Tomorrow's Practice: With tomorrow's practice being moved to 6:30-7:30 because of the boys' game, please let me know if your daughter will not be at practice tomorrow.  I have not heard back from the 5/6 white coaches, but I'm hoping we can scrimmage them at least part of the time - so please have your daughter wear a reversible jersey or pinnie.

2. Sunday's Game is vs. Needham Gold at Pisini at 11:15.  There is a game right before ours.  Please have your daughter arrive at 10:45 so we can warm-up prior to the game.  We will wear white.  I think the only player who will be absent is Charlotte.  Please let me know if your daughter will not be able to make it as soon as possible.

3. Several parents have inquired about lacrosse camps and clinics over the Summer:

  • Based on our summer schedule, in addition to player for her club team, Sadie will be attending the Babson Girls Lacrosse Camphttps://www.babson.edu/sports-camps/girls-lacrosse/  It will run from July 26-29 from 9AM-3PM. Sadie would LOVE it if any of her teammates could join her!

  • One of the best-rated girls lacrosse camps is the Amonte Sports Lacrosse Camphttps://amontesports.com/camps-and-clinics/  This is a 2-day lacrosse camp in Milton.  Kelly Amonte-Hiller, the Northwestern women's lacrosse coach runs it, and Northwestern has been one of the best teams in the country for years (they won 7 NCAA championships with her as coach!)  Sadie will be at field hockey camp the week that this camp is happening, so she cannot do it.

4. Lacrosse Clubs: If your daughter is interested in trying out for a club lacrosse team, we have many great choices in our area.

  • Mass Elite: I have coached for Mass Elite since 2000 and Sadie has played for Mass Elite since 4th grade.  It is an outstanding club.  Our 2021 team (current seniors) are ranked #1 in the country.  I am co-director of the 2028s (5th graders) and 2027s (6th graders).  Mass Elite tryout registration opened this week: https://www.masselite.com/team/tryouts/

  • Gold Star: Franklin High School varsity lacrosse coach Kristin Igoe is co-owner and director of this great program.  Registration for tryouts open on May 10th: https://goldstarlax.com/tryouts

5. Lacrosse 101This video explains one of the most confusing fouls in women's lacrosse, the   3-second violation:  https://www.yout-ube.com/watch?v=NFc26lIpEjQ  As a result of a 3-second violation call against us, the other team would get a "free-position" shot on goal.  The player who committed the foul would then stand behind the shooter, and all other players would clear outside of the 8-meter arc.  

See you tomorrow!

Missy

 

 
 
 

 
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by posted 05/04/2021

Hello Huskies!

This evening's practice time is a little different since the 7/8 teams will be playeing their make-up games on Pisini at 6:30.  Our practice will be from 5:00-6:00.  If your daughter cannot attend or can only attend part of it, please let me know.  

Thanks!

Missy


 
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Game Photos
by posted 05/02/2021

Hi!

If you have not joined our Shutterfly site, please do.  My husband has taken lots of pictures of the girls.

https://huskieslax.shutterfly.com/

Thanks!

Missy


 
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Today's Game Recap & The Week Ahead
by posted 05/02/2021

Good afternoon Huskies!

The girls played with such heart today - I was incredibly proud of them.  As you may have noticed, Wellesley did not have enough players, so we rotated 3 of our players at a time to play on their team. 

Tensions ran high at times as the Wellesley coach felt that some of our checks were not modified (below the shoulders), and that was absolutely correct.  Our girls were making excellent checks if they were a little bit older.  Unfortunately, at the 5th/6th grade level, some of their checks should have been called as fouls.  I spoke with the girls about this, and we will review proper modified checking.

Prior to the game, I emphasized 3 things that I wanted the girls to focus on during today's game:

1. Attack Emphasis: Spreading out on settled attack - and if they hear me yell "balance," they need to run to a spot on the 12-meter arc to open the critical scoring area up for cutters (we practiced this during our warm-up).

2. Midfield Emphasis: Passing the ball when transitioning from defense to attack.

3. Defense Emphasis: Double-teaming any person who is driving to goal (we practiced this during our warm-up).

I was blown away by their execution of all of these 3 skills!  Though we crowded sometimes on attack, the midfield transition and double-teaming on defense was phenomenal!  Wow!

The week ahead:

  • Tuesday: 5:15-6:30 Practice at Pisini

  • Thursday: 6:30-7:30 Practice at Pisini - NOTICE TIME CHANGE - there is a boys' lacrosse game during our practice time, so they bumped us up to 6:30.  I'm hoping to scrimmage the other 5/6 team during this practice time.

  • Sunday: Game vs. Needham Gold at Pisini at 11:15

Please let me know ASAP of any practice or game absences for this week.

Have a wonderful week!

Missy

 


 
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