Here is the preliminary information about the upcoming season. My name is Jared Marmen and I'm coaching your son's team along with few great assistant coaches. Tyker lacrosse is a lot of fun and we are excited!
You should be able to log into the website now and see our team page.
We will have practice scheduled twice a week on Wednesday and Friday beginning March 8th. All of the coaches are also assistant coaches for other teams and I am attempting to make our practice schedules line up. Please be prepared for the location, and potentialy the times, of our pracitices to change. The website is always the authoritative source on when and where we are practicing.
We will practice on the turf at Tucker Field on Fridays until early April when that practice will be moved to Ewing St. Right now, I have our Wednesday practice scheduled for 7:00 to 8:30 under the lights on the grass at Lower Tucker field so that Wyatt and I can have a double practice one night (and potentialy get one night off a week!). It overlaps the 2028 team practice by 30 minutes. I'm going to see how that goes for a few weeks.
We are playing in the HARCO Lacrosse Leauge. There is a meeting next week to finalize the details of the league. I will post the schedule as soon as I get it. I expect that our games will be on Sundays in Harford County, 8 vs. 8, with regular size goals and goalies, on a field about 75% the size of a regulation field.
Everyone needs a stick, helmet, mouthpiece, gloves, arm pads, and shoulder pads. A cup is required for anyone playing goalie and wearing a cup is also a good habit for all the boys to start young, in my opinion. Everyone also needs a waterbottle. Any water bottle is fine, but if you need to buy an new one, get one with a straw so they can get a drink without taking off their helmet.
Practices and games at this age go much more smoothly with three or four coaches. At practice, we will use small groups where everyone is moving and getting lots of touches as much as possible. Michael Jackson and Wyatt Shifflet are already onboard to help coach the team when they can, but we could use two or three more assistant coaches at this age. None of us will be able to make it to every practice. If you would like to help too, please send me an email. There are a couple of dad's of players on our team that know the game very well and I will be hounding them until they give in and help out too. You don't need to know anything about lacrosse to be a good assistant coach at this age. A lot of it is just individualy translating what was said into something a particular boy can understand and making them stay behind a cone until it is their turn.
Anyone that steps onto a practice or game field has to have a background check and BARC ID badge. The process to get one is fairly painless but necessary.
If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, please send me an email.