HS Players – Get Ready for the 2017 Season!

Hello Sunset Lacrosse Parents and Players,

I hope everyone is enjoying the winter break! Upcoming on the LAX calendar are a few important key date / events / resources which you may want to take advantage of.

All Club Meeting: This is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11th. We will have a brief All Club (boys and girls) meeting starting at 6:30 in the media center at Sunset High School. After the All Club meeting we will break out into separate boys and girls sessions with the coaches and others. We should be wrapped up around 8:30 or so.

ImPACT Testing: This concussion baseline assessment is a requirement to play and must be renewed every two years. The Portland Clinic; 9250 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR 97223 (Hall at Greenberg) offers FREE ImPACT testing assessments. It typically takes about 30 minutes. Call 503.293.0161, Option 1 to schedule a baseline test any Mon – Fri between 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Winter break would be a great time to get this completed before the organized coaches activities start in February.

Play Smart Screening: Play Smart is a program that screens screens young people for potentially dangerous heart conditions. They collaborate with community partners to make screenings accessible to as many young people as possible. The clinic is staffed by a team of highly-trained cardiac professionals and cardiologists, led by medical director, James Beckerman, MD. https://oregon.providence.org/html/playsmart/index.html. This is a free service and is voluntary.

Physicals: All players must have a current physical on file with the club. The physical exam must be updated every two years. This is a good time to get that exam scheduled with your medical doctor. Please bring the attached document to the physical for the doctor to sign. We’ll require a signed and scanned or photo’d version of the document for the registration process.

Pre-Season Cross-Fit Conditioning: We have partnered up with Beaverton Cross Fit for a four week co-ed session starting January 17th each Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00. This is a great opportunity for the players to get in shape for the upcoming LAX season. The cost for this training is $100 per player and space is limited to 40 people. This is a voluntary activity but recommended by the coaches. To reserve your spot, players should contact Melissa Griffin at mgriffin@beavertoncrossfit.com. Here is a link to the sign up waiver: http://www.beavertonstrengthandconditioning.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Minor-Waiver-Sunset-Lacrosse.pdf

Conditioning Training: Coach led conditioning starts after the Cross-Fit sessions – during the weeks of February 13th and February 20th. This is not optional.

Try Outs: Try outs for the teams will be February 27 and 28th with team announcements on March 1st. Team practices to follow.
Registration: The club is switching web and registration systems to Team Snap. We believe this will be a more user friendly experience for all. Expect another email with registration instructions in the near future. Registration should open up around January 1.

Thank you and Go Sunset!

Regards,

Eric Visintainer

Sunset HS Lacrosse President