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SAT PRACTICE ADDED & SUN EXTENDED IN RESPONSE TO CT SPORTS PAUSE
 

Greetings Ambition families!

 I am following up on the message we sent earlier to make sure everyone gets this update ASAP!

PLEASE NOTE: 

WE HAVE ADDED AN ADDITIONAL WINTER SESSION TOMORROW TO MAKE UP FOR INDOOR DECEMBER SESSIONS:

SATURDAY 11/21   2-4 PM AT ST LUKE'S SCHOOL

AND

EXTENDED OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED SUNDAY PRACTICE 

SUNDAY 11/22  NOW 1:30-4 PM AT ST LUKE'S SCHOOL 

* Players will be broken up by grade into small groups

 

We are trying to get in as many outdoor practice hours with the team as we can before the “pause” starts on Monday. We will capitalize on the beautiful fall wather this weekend!  

 

PLEASE MARK THE GOOGLE SPREADSHEET LINK HERE AS TO WHETHER YOU CAN ATTEND THESE UPDATED TIMES THIS WEEKEND!

-OR - 

PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL TO CONFIRM YOU'VE RECEIVED IT & RSVP YOUR AVAILABILITY FOR THIS WEEKEND

& PLEASE help us spread the word to your Ambition teammates & friends!

 

I realize this is all very last minute, as we respond within 24 hours to these new state imposed guidelines and understand if players may not be able to attend these updates session times. We will do everything we can to  accommodate each player to deliver the instruction & time equivalent of the Winter program that they've registered for this season. If we are at any time unable to deliver upon this in a safe and mutually feasible fashion, or if we are required by the state to cancel any remaining winter programming outright, we will refund the balance of registration fees paid for canceled winter sessions. 

It is looking very likely that we will still be able to offer some safe winter programming in December & January, even if in small groups of 4, whether indoors or out, which is CT State approved. We expect to have more detailed guidance of how this will looks and info from the state and SONO Field house next week. This winter programming will be adapted to resemble our first two weeks of summer practices upon the reopening of CT with non- contact drills.

See this link for some updated information as per above from the state of Connecticut :

https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Team-Sports-on-Pause

 

What is prohibited during Team Sports on Pause:

  • Participation in High Risk Sports (other than conditioning/non-contact drills)
  • All Team scrimmages, competitions, camps, clinics and tournaments (including all interscholastic, “pick-up” games, and other informal athletic activities)
  • Participation in any out-of-state Team practices (including conditioning), competitions, camps, clinics and tournaments by CT residents
  • Participation in competitions, camps, clinics, tournaments in CT by out-of-state Teams
  • Teams are not able to break up into smaller groups to practice or compete (e.g. a 20 person team practicing or competing in groups of 4 or less at the same time and location is not allowed)

What is allowed during Team Sports on Pause:

  • Outdoor Recreation activities
  • Individual and small group training (4 people or fewer)
  • Individual and small group Moderate and Low Risk Sports (4 people or fewer) Girls lacrosse is moderate risk
  • Gyms (masks now required, no exceptions, minimum 6 foot spacing and other Sector Rule Safeguards) 
  •  

REMINDER: These new restrictions begin on MONDAY 11/23 and therefore DO NOT AFFECT US THIS WEEKEND. 

We are in a holding pattern at this time regarding our Nov 30. December & January sessions until we receive more specific guidance from SONO field house on the above restrictions as far as how many players we can have in groups of 4 on one field at SONO or whether we opt to move all sessions outside. Both options will likely be offered to families to align with their comfort level. 

We will send an update as soon as we receive further clarification and guidance. 

While we await this clarification, I wanted to ensure you that we are on it- and working hard to create ways for a meaningful experience for our players under these new circumstances.

 

This updated Winter schedule applies to ALL OF OUR WINTER PROGRAMS as follows, these adjustments will allow us to offer 4.5 HOURS of OUTDOOR instruction this weekend in case we need to adapt or cancel any of our SONO sessions in December, or you do not feel comfortable sending your child to play indoors or in a small group of 4.

We felt it was important to offer options for our players, if they would like to  pursue them.

 

  1. OUR SESSION THIS SUNDAY 11/22 AT ST. LUKE'S IS ON AS SCHEDULED BUT WILL BE EXTENDED FROM 1:30-4 PM TO ALLOW FOR SOME ADDITIONAL OUTDOOR TEAM PRACTICE TIME IN CASE OUR DECEMBER SESSIONS ARE TO BE CANCELED. 
  2. WE ARE ADDING A SESSION THIS SATURDAY 11/21 from 2-4 PM OUTDOORS AT ST LUKE'SAGAIN, IN CASE WE HAVE TO CANCEL OUR INDOOR DECEMBER SESSIONS 

 

WINTER 2020 UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR ALL WINTER PROGRAMS as of 11/20:

 

Two Outdoor Training Sessions THIS WEEKEND:

Two outdoor "skills station"  sessions include:

  • Stick Skills
  • Shooting
  • Dodging
  • Defense
  • Checking
  • Footwork
  • Scrimmaging

SATURDAY 11/21  2-4 PM ST LUKE'S SCHOOL  (ALL GRAD YEARS: 2021-2028's) 

SUNDAY 11/22 1:30-4 PM ST LUKE'S SCHOOL  (ALL GRAD YEARS: 2021-2028's) 

Indoor sessions TBD

 

Please reach out with any questions. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we navigate these uncertain times!

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!!

Thanks & Best,

 

Coach  Drake 

 

 

Kathy Bowman Drake

Founder/Director, AMBITION Girls Lacrosse

cell: 203-246-5637  

www.ambitionlacrosse.com

 

 

 

THERE IS NO FORCE MORE POWERFUL THAN A WOMAN DETERMINED TO RISE

 

by posted 11/20/2020
WE HAVE ADDED A SECOND WINTER SKILLS SESSION WITH MONDAY NIGHTS!

We are excited to share that due to an overwhelming response to our

2020-2021 AMBITION WINTER SKILLS SESSIONS

resulting in a SOLD OUT session & waitlist,  that we have added another session to accommodate our wait listed & other interested players!

WINTER SKILLS "Session 2" will be offered on Sunday 11/15 & Sunday 11/22 (with Group 1) OUTDOORS At ST LUKE'S School 

and then on MONDAY NIGHTS 7:30-8:30 PM at SONO FIELD HOUSE

11/30

12/7

12/14

CT STATE COVID RESTRICTIONS PREVENT US FROM FIELDING MORE THAN 25 PLAYERS PER FIELD INDOORS. Adding this second session with indoor practices on MONDAY nights will allow us to open up registration to accommodate more players. 

 

please CLICK HERE to REGISTER for WINTER TEAM TRAINING Session 2!

*UPON REGISTRATION FOR SESSION 2, ANY WAITLISTED PLAYERS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE SESSION 1 WAITLIST*

REGISTRATION IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE- We expect this session to SELL OUT as well! WAIT LISTED PLAYERS GET PRIORITY REGISTRATION  THROUGH MIDNIGHT 11/11/20

 

** Please note that if you were hoping to take the Winter Skills session with a friend who is presently registered for Session 1 (Tuesday nights) We are able to move players over to the Monday night sessions UPON REQUEST, so long as space is available.

Any players that are currently registered for SESSION 1 (2 Sundays & 3 Tuesday indoor sessions) that prefer the Monday night Schedule and would like to be moved to SESSION 2, 

PLEASE and we can move you over to the Monday night Sessions!

 

ALL registration changes must be made IN ADVANCE so please have any players interested in moving from the SESSION 1 /Tuesdays indoor to the SESSION 2 Monday indoor session

* We are strictly limited to 25 players/ session so change accommodations CANNOT be made on a weekly basis. ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

If your schedule only allows you to make the Tuesday session offered, we are hopeful that this addition of the Monday night option may free up some spaces in the Tuesday sessions and waitlisted players will be notified if we are able to move players from their current wait list status into the Session 1 / Tuesday indoor option. 

 

SESSION 2 Will follow the SAME FORMAT AS SESSION 1:

 

Individualized small group skills training sessions open to the public for players looking to work on specific skills!

Led by Coach Drake & Guest Coaches to include current Duke & Middlebury College attackers & defenders

 

Our 5 weekly winter skills sessions include:

Lacrosse skills training: Stick Skills, Shooting, Dodging, Defense; footwork, Scrimmaging

$360 registration fee for 5 sessions/ 6 hours of small group skill specific training

* please note: A 5% processing fee will be applied to all credit card transactions. Pay by check or via Venmo from your bank account to avoid these fees. 

 

 

WINTER 2020 SKILLS SESSION 2 SCHEDULE:

 

Two Outdoor Training Sessions:

90 minute outdoor skills sessions include:

  • Stick Skills
  • Shooting
  • Dodging
  • Defense
  • Checking
  • Footwork
  • Scrimmaging

SUNDAYS 2-3:30 PM ST LUKE'S SCHOOL  (ALL GRAD YEARS: 2021-2028's) COMBINED WITH SESSION 1 PLAYERS

11/15

11/22 

 

Three Skill Specific Indoor Training Sessions:

FAST PACED HIGH REP DRILLS WITH INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION

MONDAYS 11/30; 12/7; 12/14 from 7:30-8:30 PM at SONO FIELD HOUSE (ALL GRAD YEARS: 2021-2028's)

*PLAYERS WILL BE BROKEN UP INTO SMALL GROUPS BASED UPON AGE & SKILL SET

11/30 - STICK WORK & SHOOTING SESSION: Tighten up your stick work and learn the proper form for power and placement on your shot

12/7- DEFENSE & CHECKING SESSION:  We all play defense when the opponent has the ball! This session is not JUST for defenders- attackers will work on effective "rides" and re-defending techniques to get the ball back!

This session will focus on:

1. Proper defensive positioning

2. How to make and maintain legal contact

3. Effective double team defense

4. Checking 

 

12/14- FOOTWORK & DODGING & Putting it all Together: Develop fast shifty footwork and dodging into shooting! This final winter skill session will put each specific skill we've worked on together in skills drills and scrimmaging to cover advanced stick skill work, dodging into form shooting, defensive positioning.

 

Locations:

Outdoor practices: 

St. Luke's school * 377 North Wilton Road, New Canaan CT 06840 

 

Indoor practices:

SONO Field House * 365 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Norwalk, CT 06854

 

Please reach out with any questions or requests.

Thanks & Best,

 

Coach  Drake 

 

 

Kathy Bowman Drake

Founder/Director, AMBITION Girls Lacrosse

cell: 203-246-5637  

www.ambitionlacrosse.com

 

 

 

THERE IS NO FORCE MORE POWERFUL THAN A WOMAN DETERMINED TO RISE


by posted 11/09/2020

“If you have no AMBITION,

your potential goes untapped.”

 

AMBITION LACROSSE CLUB

For the Ambitious player

 

AMBITION Lacrosse Club is a developmental girl’s lacrosse program based in southern Connecticut that supports positive youth development as the foundation to build more than just athletes.

It is the goal of AMBITION Lacrosse Club to provide outstanding instruction as well as prepare each individual player for her own specific lacrosse experience. Our highly qualified coaching staff will offer individualized guidance for each player based upon her personal goals and aspirations.

AMBITION Lacrosse is about DEVELOPMENT first and foremost.  We believe in the LIFELONG VALUE of building a young girl’s confidence through sport; the gifts of team camaraderie and the rewards of self-improvement. 

Player development is arguably the most important and least emphasized component of premier lacrosse clubs. AMBITION Lacrosse Club is dedicated to athlete and personal development replicating the tempo and dynamics of high level play while developing individual’s confidence and skill set to reach their full playing potential.  We offer full recruiting support for our players determined to play college lacrosse at any level.

Our name both embraces and embodies the philosophy of this new and improved Girls lacrosse club, serving ambitious players in Southern Connecticut that aspire to bring their game to the next level.

 

THERE IS NO FORCE MORE POWERFUL THAN A WOMAN DETERMINED TO RISE


by posted 09/14/2020

All Ambition Lacrosse players must be members of US Lacrosse!

If you do not know if are currently a member, you can check online by clicking the USL logo to the right. Once you are redirected, you need to enter your name, date of birth and zip code and then click Search.


by posted 08/03/2017
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