After a morning of practice to get used to playing alongside their teammates, more than 200 players divided into 13 teams took to the field Saturday November 1st in the Lake Point Sports Complex in Emerson, Ga., in front of dozens of college coaches, including DI programs Virginia, Michigan, Furman, Providence, Wagner and more.
LSM/D Matthew Myers (Jupiter, Fla.) "Really good when the ball’s on the ground; saw him goose the ball out of traffic and be consistent on one-time groundballs in space."
With all the news about concussions in sports, it's evident that concussions don't discriminate against the sport or the level of play. A youth player can suffer from a concussion just as a professional athlete can, so here are some ways you can help protect your athletes this season:
Make sure that athletes wear the right type of protective gear for their activity. Check that the gear fits your player properly and that it is maintained. Also, stress to your players the importance of wearing their gear consistently and correctly.
Teach athletes and parents that it is not ok to play with a concussion, or any other type of injury. Explain that playing through an injury doesn’t show strength, but instead can further harm the youngster and make their injury worse.
If you suspect that a player is suffering from an injury, take them out of the game immediately and direct them to medical attention.
Teach players safe playing techniques and appropriate rules. Check out the Skills and Drills section of your NYSCA Member Area, or the Coaching for Dummies books by the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS).
Take the NAYS Concussion Training. It's offered for free to NYSCA coaches and is easily added to your membership online. This training builds upon the information covered in the NYSCA Coaching Youth Sports clinic, delving further into the topic of head injuries and prevention. Also, if your league requires you to obtain concussion training, you will be able to print a certificate to show your league that you have completed concussion training through NAYS. (Learn more)
We are actively seeking sponsorships at all levels!
Our popular team sponsorships are available in two different versions, one for beginning of the season and one for the end of the season.
Team Practice Jerseys
Practice pinnies at the beginning of the season includes your company name, logo, and/or message on the back of your team's practice pinnies. Deadline for this is Dec 26th and they will be handed out to the team in time for their first practice of the season.
Team End of Season Shooter Shirts
Our end of the year version includes your company name, logo, and/or message on the back of your team's end of the year shooter shirts. Deadline for this is March 25th and they will be handed out to the team a week or two prior to the last day of the season in April. The kids traditionally wear these shirts year round.
The price for each version is $400 and includes 24 practice pinnies or shooter shirts. Additional shirts can be ordered for an additional fee. Both versions also include your logo placed on the front page of our website for 12 months showing your company as an official sponsor of JTAA Lacrosse.
We also offer 9ft full color feather flags prominently displayed in the park during the season's home game days. Your flag will have your company name and logo along with Proud Sponsor of JTAA Lacrosse. This sponsorship is available for $300 and also includes your logo placed on the front page of our website for 12 months showing your company as an official sponsor of JTAA Lacrosse.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any current board member for more details about these various sponsorships or to find out about sponsoring multiple teams, the girls division, or the boys division.
There are many ways to financially help each season. Just ask. Thank you!
Get your MLL Florida Launch season tickets for the 2017 season.
The Florida Launch welcomes all JTAA Lacrosse teams and groups to the games for team and group nights. Please contact the Launch if you would like to bring your team or group to a game. There are a few games to choose from and JTAA Lacrosse teams and groups will be offered group ticket prices and personalized experiences.