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SANDHILLS LACROSSE LEAGUE

Sandhills Hawks Lacrosse

The Sandhills Lacrosse League was founded in 2012 on the belief that lacrosse in the Sandhills was poised to grow very rapidly and with the appropriate guidance children could grow up to play lacrosse honoring the history of the game. In 2013 we obtained 501 (c) (3) non-profit status.  In the summer of 2015 we expanded to Randolph County by welcoming Zoo City Lacrosse from Asheboro to the Sandhills family. 
 

Mission
To develop knowledge, skills, and discipline in lacrosse, so together we can grow the game.
 
Vision
Our vision is to be a primary recreational source of lacrosse in Moore County and the surrounding area. This will be accomplished through teaching the strategies and teamwork necessary to master the sport, while emphasizing sportsmanship, camaraderie, and work ethic. We hope to make each player's involvement with Sandhills Lacrosse League an experience that will last a lifetime.

Program Philosophy

Program Goals

  • Honor and respect the game, teammates, opponents, officials and coaches.

  • Play Hard – give maximum effort, enjoy being pushed or challenged, hustle, contribute.

  • Play Smart – continue to learn and improve, refuse to let mistakes or fear of mistakes stop you.

  • Play Together – be selfless, put team first, show enthusiasm, care for teammates and push them to get better.

  • Be the most competitive team on the field and strive to play at the highest competitive level, being your best when the best is needed and be able to handle pressure.

  • Be the best conditioned team on the field.

  • Be double goal coaches that focus on both winning and teaching life skills.

Player Goals

  • Take risks, learn from mistakes and improve each day.

  • Always give your best, be competitive and play with ‘relaxed intensity’.

  • Expect adversity, learn how to deal with it and handle pressure and show mental toughness.

  • Be a student of the game and push yourself to constantly learn more.

  • Be selfless, put others first and be willing to sacrifice for the team.

  • Hustle everywhere and don’t talk during practice drills.

  • Take care of yourself; nutrition, sleep, hydration, prioritize and deal with stress.

  • Represent the team and program with pride and respect.

  • Compete in everything that you do, push others to improve.

  • Know your position and role on your team.

Game Goals

  • Don’t worry about things you can’t control and don’t talk to the officials.

  • Hustle everywhere, never give up.

  • Own the draws and be first to the ball to control the ground balls.

  • Play smart, aggressive, pressure defense.

  • Be patient, take smart shots and recognize when to push the ball, when to pass and when to shoot.

  • Pressure the ball on defense, force turnovers and know when to slide to help your teammates.

  • Recognize where play starts for a goal; a turnover, groundball or save.

Expectations


Athletes
 
  • Abide by Athletic Code

  • Attend all practices and games

  • Personally talk with coach about excused absences before they occur

  • Listen to coaches

  • Be on time

  • Be responsible toward caring for equipment and uniforms

  • Play hard and hustle everywhere

  • Report any injury to coach

  • Accept disciplinary action taken by coaches

  • Always be in proper attire and prepared for practices and competitions

  • Represent the team and program with pride and respect

  • Be a constant learner

  • Honor the game

  • Be selfless, put teammates first, sacrifice personal considerations for the good of the team

  • Refuse to let mistakes or the fear of making mistakes stop you

  • Always give your best effort and never go through the motions

Parents

  • We encourage all parents to take the PCA parents online course

  • Encourage child to talk to coach

  • Be supportive at games and positive in your expressions

  • Support Athletic Code

  • Recognize need for flexible practice and game schedule

  • Assist in making this an enjoyable experience for your child

  • If you would like to talk with a coach, please call them or set up a time to meet. Right after the game is not the time to talk to the coaches.

  • We will talk with players about playing time, not parents.
     

The Sandhills Lacrosse Executive Board oversees the administration of the league and acts as an interpreter and disseminator of rules, guidelines and policy. The Executive Board is comprised of volunteers that have a passion and understanding of the game and a vision of competition and sportsmanship for the game. 

The Sandhills Lacrosse League Executive Board
     Steven Smith
     
    

    Tammi Smith
     
     Trisha Cox
   


The Sandhills Lacrosse League adheres to US Lacrosse Youth Rules and Guidelines striving to promote skill development and sportsmanship above all aspects of the game. Where appropriate we will always act on the side of safety creating a fast, fun and exciting to watch brand of lacrosse at all ages.

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