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January 8, 2018

 

Welcome to the 2018 JTAA Lacrosse season!
 
Congratulations on having your child belong to a youth rec lacrosse program with a culture of excellence that is second to none in Florida.
 
The first regular season games for all will be on February 17, 2018 with the season ending on April 21, 2018.
 
FiddleStix will have a different season start and finish and you will be contacted by the FiddleStix Director for more details.
 
Girls Players: Your first Sunday clinic will be 1/14/18 at Lighthouse Park from 1000am to 1130am. Your first practices are tentatively scheduled to start 1/31/18. Your coach will notify you of the exact start date.
 
Boys Players: Our boys team teams are selected based on an evaluation and draft system, where players' skills are considered in order to create teams of equal strengths. Players will be evaluated on the first day of the season on Sunday 1/28/18. After that, we will put teams together as fairly and as balanced as possible. To be fair to all players and coaches, those players not at evals on 1/28/18 will be put on teams by a random hat pick. JTAA Lacrosse is a recreational program and does not believe in the 'stacked' teams or 'A' and 'B' teams philosophy.
 
Both boys and girls teams will have 2 scheduled practices per week. Games are held on Saturdays at JCP or on the road. Boys teams will have up to 3 weeknight games during the season at JCP in addition to normal weeknight practices. The coaches for the girl's teams will send out at a separate email about other events besides the normal Saturday games.
 
Here are some important dates:
  
January 2018
01/12/18 - Boys and Girls clinics at JCP for all skill levels 530pm to 930pm Times for each skill level TBD
01/14/18 - Sunday Girls Clinic 1000am to 1130am
01/28/18 - Boys Opening Day/Evals at JCP 6U at 1000am, 8U at 1100am, 10U at 1200pm, 12U at 100pm, 14U at 200pm (Bring your child's full equipment, all age groups. See our FAQ for equipment list)
01/28/18 - Sunday Girls Clinic 1000am to 1130am
01/31/18 - First Day of regular practices for Girls
01/31/18 - First Day of Practices for Boys 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U (or 02/01/18)
 
February 2018
02/09/18 - Full team schedules with dates, locations, and times announced (approximate)
02/17/18 - First regular season game (away)
 
March 2018
03/03/18 - First regular season home games at JCP
03/14-03/15/18 - Picture Week Wednesday and Thursday during your weeknight practices at JCP
03/17/18 - No games Spring Break
03/19-3/23/18 - No practices Spring Break
03/24/18 - No games Spring Break
 
April 2018
04/18/18 - Third Annual 14U Boys/Girls Game at JCP
04/21/18 - Last regular season games at JCP. Season End for Players and Coaches
 
 
Again, we suggest you read our FAQ for everything you need to know about JTAA Lacrosse and this season. Continue to monitor www.jtaalacrosse.org and social media for periodic updates, schedules, and other useful information.
 
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Lastly, if you didn't volunteer as a Coach or Assistant Coach yet, please consider and understand that JTAA Lacrosse runs and depends on volunteers like you! We always need your assistance whether you know the game or not. To volunteer, please click here to sign up and also reply back to this email with your intentions and talents, and we will make sure to put you in contact with the appropriate person.
 
Late registration still continues for a few more weeks. Please pass the word around to your friends and neighbors who may not know about this popular program.
 
On behalf of the entire JTAA Lacrosse board, we are confident your child will thoroughly enjoy this lacrosse season and look forward to seeing you out on the fields very soon.
 
Sincerely,
 
JTAA Lacrosse
 
  
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