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Rescheduled Board Meeting
The May board meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 26, 6:30PM,...
Role of Parents
Please remember these positive points and help us all to enjoy a...
Rescheduled Board Meeting

The May board meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 26, 6:30PM, at the McFarland Public Library

Draft agenda:

  1. Call to order

  2. Approval of minutes from April meeting

  3. Treasurer report

  4. Vice President reports

  5. Open issues

    1. Youth MALA Tournament status – canceled


  6. New business

    1. BOD member position description review and responsibilities ( Opening positions:

      1. Umpire Coordinator

      2. Secretary

      3. Vice President - Girls Youth

      4. Webmaster

    2. BOD member succession planning

    3. 2017 MALA High School Coaches pre-season meeting (make mandatory).

    4. WLF Annual participation survey

    5. Request to modify Ginny Kester Award (email from Ginny)

McFarlandCentral Library
5920 Milwaukee Street

A representative of each MALA club is expected to attend the meeting.

by posted 05/23/2016
Role of Parents

Please remember these positive points and help us all to enjoy a season of fun, fast and exciting lacrosse.

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The Role of Parents
You, the parent, are equally as important to your child's positive lacrosse experience as the coach of the team. In order for your child to get the most out of playing lacrosse, it is important that you do the following:

One: Be supportive of your child by giving encouragement and showing an interest in his or her team. Positive reinforcement encourages learning and fun. Research has shown that a ratio of five positive statements (compliments, positive recognition) for each negative statement (criticisms, corrections) is ideal for helping young athletes do their best. Try to maintain a 5:1 ratio in your comments to your child.

Two: Attend games whenever possible. If you cannot attend, ask about your child’s experience, not whether the team won or lost. Some questions that you might ask before asking about the final score include: "Did you try as hard as you could? Did you have fun? Did you learn anything today that might make you a better player in the future?"

Three: Be a positive role model by displaying good sportsmanship at all times to coaches, officials,opponents and your child’s teammates. "Honoring the Game" is an important part of what US Lacrosse represents. Help us by honoring the game in your behavior as a spectator.

Four: Let your child set his own goals and play the game for himself, herself. Be your child’s "home court advantage" by giving him or her your unconditional support regardless of how well he or she performs.

Five: Let the coach coach. Refrain from giving your child advice when he or she is playing. Use positive reinforcement with your child’s coach. Let the coach know when he or she is doing a good job.

Six: Respect the decisions of the referee or umpire. This is an important part of honoring the game. Your child will pay more attention to how you act than to what you say.

Seven: Read the rulebook. A full understanding of the rules will help you enjoy the game and educate others.

Eight: Get to know who is in charge. Meet with the leadership of the program, whether it’s school sponsored or recreational, to discuss topics such as cost, practice and game scheduling, insurance coverage, emergency procedures, etc.

Nine: Get involved! A great way to support your child's lacrosse experience is by becoming a volunteer for the program. Some of the ways you can get involved: keep the scorebook, run the clock, line the fields, manage equipment, chaperon trips, raise funds, organize clinics and team social events, update the team web site, photograph players and organize carpooling.

Ten: Sit back and enjoy the game. Remember, lacrosse is played for FUN.

by posted 02/18/2016
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