Weekly Updates 2/16-2/22 - Games Begin & Uniform Distribution
** Weekly Updates - Games Begin & NO Practice MON 2/17
** Uniform & Helmet Wrap Distribution
** Game Day Parent Volunteer Sign Up
** Game Schedule Now Available
** Best of the West Tournament
** End of Season Banquet
Games begin this week for ALL teams. The schedule will change each week to accommodate for the field being used for games. Please review the daily schedule so players are arriving on time and at the correct place.
** WEEKLY SCHEDULE & TIMES for ALL Teams - Pinnacle HS Grass Field
* Mon 2/17:NO Practice - off for Presidents Day
* Tues 2/18: Uniform & Helmet Wrap Distribution (see info below)
JV teams: Practice 5:30pm-7:30pm
Varsity: Practice 6pm-8pm
* Wed 2/19:
JV-B: 6pm First HOME game vs Arcadia Titans JV2 (At field by 5pm)
JV-A: 8pm First HOME game vs Arcadia Titans JV (Readyby 7:30pm)
JV-B: 6pm Wall ball test then watch games as a team
JV-A: 6pm HOME game vs Desert Vista JV (Readyby 5:30pm)
Varsity:8pm First HOME game vs Desert Vista (At fieldby 7pm)
** UNIFORM & HELMET WRAP DISTRIBUTION- Tuesday 2/18 @ Practice
Game Uniforms - Uniforms will be distributed Tues 2/18 at practice. If you rented your uniform, you will need to bring a $100 deposit check (made out to Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse) to pick up your uniform. We will not deposit this check. You will receive the check back at the end of the season if you return all uniform pieces in the same condition in which you received.
Helmet Wraps - Helmet wraps will be distributed Tues 2/18 at practice.
Shooter Shirts and Pinnies - Were passed out last week. If you did not receive yet then you should pick up Tuesday at practice
** GAME DAY OPS PARENT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
We need volunteers to help the game days run smoothly. Please click on the links below to be directed to the Sign-Up Genius page for each team.
You can choose your team from the drop down menu next to Change Team - 2020 Arizona Lacrosse League Spring Season - Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse - select team (Varsity, JV-A or JV-B)
** BEST OF THE WEST TOURNAMENT- Fri 3/6 - Sun 3/8
Pinnacle Lacrosse will be taking a Varsity team to the Best of the West tournament in Henderson, NV Fri 3/6-Sun 3/8. Thank you for the players that registered...more info to come later this month.
** END OF SEASON BANQUET- We are looking to have the End of Season Banquet to recognize all players on Sunday 5/3. If any families have any connections to a venue where we could host the banquet, please reply to this email with info. We expect approximately 200 people to attend.
If you have any questions, please email at
. See you on the field.
- Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse Coaching Staff and Parents Board
The Pinnacle High School Boys Lacrosse program is pleased to announce the hiring of Karl Lynch as its new Varsity Head Coach.
“I am thankful for the opportunity,” said Coach Lynch. “The coaches and I see the potential to build a consistent championship level program in North Phoenix. Our young men seem ready for the challenge.”
Coach Lynch was previously the Head Coach at Southern Methodist University (SMU) where his teams won a pair of Lone Star Alliance championships in his 8 years with the team. His Mustangs teams were regularly ranked in the MCLA top #25. Along the way, his players consistently earned All-American Awards and MCLA Scholar Awards. Prior to SMU, he was the Head Coach at the University of North Texas, Trinity University, and Co-Head Coach at Arizona State University. He was twice voted Coach of the Year.
He was also the Director of the High School Program for Chaos Lacrosse, a summer travel program in Frisco, Texas.
Karl is married to Catherine Lynch, an associate professor at Texas Woman’s University. They have a daughter, Mia and a son, Aidan.
Please help us in welcoming Coach Lynch into the Pinnacle Boys Lacrosse family. We are extremely excited to have him leading our program.
1) Gloves are optional for the first 2 weeks. You should be comfortable in your game gloves by the start of fall ball performing all skills.
2) Close D and LSMs should complete the routine with a short stick. Advanced players may use a long pole. All skills tests will require a short stick (BTB, split dodges, etc.)
3) Dial in your pocket. Find someone to re‐string if you have an off‐the‐shelf pocket, order one online, text coach for help. a. This is not optional. The cost v. benefit here is massive. Fix your crap pocket NOW.
4) There are thousands of available resources to make you a better lacrosse player. Seek them out.
5) If you have a question, ask.
Any player seeking to be considered for varsity playing time should perform the routine 3‐4 times per week. If you want to be good, perform it daily. There are few guarantees in the world, but daily wall ball will make you better (I guarantee it).
Throw for 25‐30 minutes. It is possible to get 1000 touches in 30 minutes.
1) Stand roughly 10‐15 feet from the wall
2) Aim for a spot about 10 feet off the ground
3) Throw hard
4) Listen to music, Visualize game situations, or just zone out and count
10x Right hand
10x Left hand
10x Quick stick right (7‐10 feet away)
10x Quick stick left
10x One hand right (hold stick slightly above halfway)
10x One hand left
20x Right>Catch& Split>Left>Catch & Split (1 Throw & Catch with each side=1 rep)
20x Right>split>catch Left>split> right (split in the air, 1 Throw & Catch with each side=1 rep)
10x Canadian Left (cross‐handed right)
10x Canadian right (cross‐handed left)
5x BTB right
5x BTB left
Division 1 NCAA players are expected to complete this routine in 2m30s
1) Point the butt end of your stick at the target.
2) SOFT HANDS. Pretend the ball is an egg.
3) Snap your wrists forward upon release
Winter Conditioning Test: 1 mile field run (5 laps+endline <8m), 40yd dash (5.5s), Agililty T (10s)