My college lacrosse coach used to end every single practice with the request that we remember to "hit the wall". He believed that a lacrosse player can NEVER play enough wall ball. This philosophy applies to players of every age and skill level, and is especially important for players that are still working hard to define their game.
My company, SNYPR, created a free mobile app that motivates players to play more wall ball by tracking their lacrosse reps and posting rep totals to Regional and National Leaderboards. You may have heard of the 'USL Wall Ball' app we created for US Lacrosse's Wall Ball Challenge, which has helped over 10,000 lacrosse players record over 3 million wall ball reps in just over 7 weeks! What you may not know is that Minnesota's USL region, North Central, is currently in last place with only 73,762 reps as of this morning. I want to change that, and believe your players can make a big difference by joining the cause.
If you want your players to play more wall ball, this is a great way to motivate them to do so. Simply forward them this email, or text them this link: www.snypr.com/challenge asking them to download the free app and hit the wall for the North Central Region!
We will be releasing our more robust SNYPR team app in the Fall to help coaches motivate and teach their players outside of practice, and I'd love to tell you more about that if you are interested.
I look forward to seeing the North Central Region climb the National Leaderboard!
Head of Player Engagement, SNYPR www.SNYPR.com
January 15, 2016 - Deadline for Association registration and dues ($500).
April 13, 2016 - Registration for pre-season opens on website. Associations will provide the number of pre-season teams, the age & skill levels and weekends they want to participate. The sites, dates and game times will be published by April 25th.
April 15, 2016 - Field and Team registrations open on website.
April 18, 2016 - Deadline to declare participation in pre-season play.
May 5, 2016 - Deadline to pay pre-season jamboree team fees ($200/team).
May 7 - 8th; 14 - 15th; 21 - 22nd, 2016 - Pre-season jamboree weekends. Host sites are needed.
May 16, 2016 - Deadline to register teams for YLM season. Team fees due. YLM will not accept late team registrations.
May 17, 2016 - Coach and CHILL Manager registration open on website. Every Association is required to complete background checks on all coaches, certify that all coaches are compliant with Minnesota mandated concussion training, verify that all coaches are US Lacrosse members and that all Head Coaches have completed YLM certification training. Deadline to withdraw a team.
May 23, 2016 - Preliminary YLM schedule released to Association Administrators & District Directors for review. DO NOT send or publish this version to your constituents.
May 25, 2015 - YLM schedule made public. The first week of the season will be FIRM. It is possible that the schedule may still change because of team subtractions and official’s assignments. It is important to check the schedule regularly throughout the YLM season.
June 8 - 9th, 2016 - Some games may be scheduled for that Wednesday and Thursday night.
June 13, 2016 - Full schedule of YLM games begin.
July 1, 2016 - Final rosters due with players’ name, jersey #, US Lacrosse #. Every Coach, CHILL Manager and Team Manager’s name and cell # needs to be current on the YLM website. All are needed to receive the full association refund (up to $350).
July 4 - 6th, 2016 - Blackout dates with no games.
July 23 - 24th, 2016 - U9 and U11B jamborees. Sites to be determined. Host sites are needed.
July 25 - 30th, 2016 - Statewide B level playoffs for U15 and U13. Host sites are needed.
July 30 - 31st, 2016 - State Tournament pool play for all U15, U13 and U11A teams. Sites to be determined. Host sites are needed.