Unfortunately, we received bad news today that the SLC event has been cancelled. The mayor of SLC has shut the down the venue. (See below for detail.)
We will still have practice Thursday for fun as planned, and we're working on something TBD locally for the kids to play Saturday. More on that later today.
And so it goes... The little guys were looking quite good. I personally was sincerely looking forward to seeing them do their thing. We'll just build on it, and move on to box lacrosse, and whatever is next. I'll let you know the near and medium-term schedule in the next few days.
The advanced box group for grades 5/6 will be moving to Tuesdays on the large floor from 4-6 PM at the sportsdome. If you haven't registered, and the box season time slot works for you, I'd like to encourage everyone on this team to register for box. If it doesn't work for you, we're hoping to have a regular year-round practice schedule at this age level, so I'll be sure to keep you in the loop as that develops.
There may be a few tournament opportunities along the way between now and the 2021 Summer tourney season. We'll just have to see.
E-mail sent from the tournament follows.
Coaches and Directors,
We received disappointing news from the facility and heath commission this morning. Due to a spike in cases in Utah, the Mayor has closed the facility effective immediately as they want to eliminate people travelling into the state. This really is worst case scenario as we had been in communication with both the facility and the health commission that we were approved for the event. We have suggested changing the format, elimination of spectators, etc, but this decision is firm from the Mayor and the event is suspended. We are very disappointed to pass this news along and know with it being so close to the event that this is a tough thing to relay to the families.
We are working with all hotels through the travel agency to make sure hotel refunds are offered. For the event, we will offer a full credit for all teams. We have reached out to both the venues for High Rollers and Fall Brawl and received feedback that we are still 100% approved and have capacity. As a good will gesture for High Rollers, any boys teams registered for OLC will not need to pay any extra registration cost, as that event is more expensive. Please be in touch ASAP so we can update this info. If for any reason a credit to a future event is not able to be used, we can put in for a refund.
We want to assure you that ADRLN is working our hardest to keep kids on the fields in the safest way possible. We will continue to advocate for outdoor sports as the data supports this is a safe and positive endeavor. Again, we do apologize that this event was cancelled and look forward to seeing you on the fields soon.
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Final Practice [CHANGE]
[CORRECTION] Tuesday isn't going to work. Nor is Monday or Wednesday. So Thursday it is. Please let me know if that doesn't work for you.
Great job today. Looking good, the team is making progress. We're going to add one final 2hr practice session at South Valleys Regional Park, 4:45pm Tuesday THURSDAY. Please drop a quick note if unable to participate. Thank you.
We are going to practice at 4:30 PM this Thursday at South Valleys Regional Park. After you turn onto the access road to the yellow library and baseball fields, park in the first gravel lot on your right after you have passed the library on your left. The time has moved around for various reasons, but we're sticking to 4:30 now. Please let me know if you cannot make it.
If you haven't done so yet, please register with the tournament here ASAP:
The game schedule has been posted, but remember, this can change (and often does). Here is the link for the schedule and to track results. If you have family or relatives following from afar, this would be the link to send them:
If possible, please have players on the field, ready to practice, at or before 3 PM wearing avy game shorts and pinnies today. I'll have extra uniforms for those that need them. We'll be doing some full field work with the 7th/8th team around 4 PM.
Brenden and Parker should always bring both long and short sticks. Thank you!
BBQ Part Two
The BBQ was such a success we're going to double-down. Same program as last week, starting 5 PM after practice, except this time with better coordination. The Peterson's set up a sign-up link. (Thank you.):
Everyone should already have a USLacrosse number, but if for some reason you don't, you'll have to handle that as well as part of the process.
Avalanche Update (5/6)
Quick Reminder: Practices are on for the next two weekends, on Saturday and Sunday, from 3-5pm. at the same location (Miguel Ribera park). We added the Saturdays...
This Saturday (tomorrow) we're going to setup a casual BBQ/tailgate near the practice area at 5 PM, which we'll kick off right after practice. I know many have a lot going on, so if it doesn't work for you, no problem at all.
We'll have tables for food, and a number of tailgate style grills there. If anyone has a proper grill, easily-transported and well-suited for this particular task, please let me know.
Some things that would help out:
Looking for volunteers to man the grill during the last half of practice. Antoine is a specialist in these things, but looking to spread the duty out. Otherwise we'll put the grills in the middle of the field so Antoine can coach and grill at the same time.
Need a quick head count so I can be sure there's enough food. Please let me know if you have any special requirements. All are welcome. Simple "IN/OUT for BBQ with #" will do it!
Could use some help with sides in the form of potluck. Would be much appriciated. If able to do so, please drop me a line.
Other than that, there will definitely be something to eat and drink there. Looking forward to it.