There will be a parent's meeting to go over important details for the Pope Fall Junior Lacrosse season, which begins with practice this Saturday for some teams. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:30pm this Friday (August 22) in the auditorium of Hightower Trail Middle School. Please try and have at least one parent attend. Thank you.
The Pope Junior Greyhound Lacrosse Fall 2014 Practice Schedule is now posted to our website. It covers all age groups for both girls and boys. Please follow the link below to access the schedule. We are looking forward to the start of the season.
AJO4LAX Junior Lacrosse Equipment Rental - Special Fitting TONIGHT
Practices will be starting within a week! If you don't have equipment, this is the way to go. Great equipment and a great cause. Details below:
Lacrosse players must have appropriate equipment including helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves, lacrosse stick, cleats, athletic cup & mouth guard.
If you do not own or have access to equipment, you may rent through the Andrew Oswald Memorial Fund (AJO4LAX), a local Georgia non-profit/501( c)3 organization.
Rent Your Equipment for $80 for the Fall, 2014 season! AJO4LAX will provide a rental package of the following equipment (or a portion of if you do not need everything).
A security deposit check for $250 is also required (this check will be returned to you at the end of the season when you return the equipment).
All proceeds from the Equipment Rental Program will be returned to the Atlanta lacrosse community in the form of youth scholarships and youth and high school team grants to be used for lacrosse purposes through our 501(c)3 organization.
As practice is scheduled to begin on Saturday, August 23rd, the Pope Junior Greyhound equipment fitting/pickup is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19th, 2014. You will receive additional details about the time and place for the fitting when you register.
Honoring the Game goes to the "ROOTS" of positive play
R is for Rules
Rules allow us to keep the game fair. If we will by ignoring or
violating the rules, what is the value of our victory.
O is for Opponents
Without an opponent there would be no competition. Rather
than demeaning a strong opponent, we need to honor strong
opponents because they challenge us to do our best.
O is for Officials
Respecting officials, even when we disagree with their calls, may
be the toughest part of Honoring the Game. We must
remember that officials are not perfect (just like coaches,
athletes, and parents!)
T is for Teammates
It’s easy for young athletes to think solely about their own
performance, but we want athletes to realize that being a part of
a team requires thinking about and respecting one’s teammates.
This respect needs to carry beyond the field.
S is for Self
Athletes should be encouraged to live up to their own highest
personal standard of Honoring the Game, even when their
opponents are not. Athletes’ respect for themselves and their
own standards must come first.