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Winter Skill Opportunity
11/07/2019
Winter Skill training is important for young athletes who want to...
SVL - Sponsors for 2020 Season
08/20/2019
Souhegan Valley Lacrosse is looking for sponsors for the 2020 Season. ...
SPORTSMANSHIP, POSITIVE COACHING AND HAVING FUN!
07/15/2019
SPORTSMANSHIP, POSITIVE COACHING AND HAVING FUN! Youth sports...
 
Winter Skill Opportunity

Winter Skill training is important for young athletes who want to prepare for the upcoming Spring season. As mentioned earlier SVL will no longer offer indoor winter skill sessions. However we are pleased to inform you of great local offerings below.  The partnership of GSE and Evolve Lacrosse were brought together by local high school and middle school coaches McKinley Curro and Domenic St.Laurent specifically to help members of our community. 

 

Session 1: January 8- February 5

Session 2: February 12- March 11

Boys Learn to Play Session for Grades 3-8 Dec. 4th - 18th

Location: Hampshire Dome

Girls can learn more about GSE and register by clicking here

Boys can learn more about Evolve Lacrosse and register by clicking here


by posted 11/07/2019
SVL - Sponsors for 2020 Season

Souhegan Valley Lacrosse is looking for sponsors for the 2020 Season.   Besides offering a great lacrosse program for over 30 years to girls and boys in the Souhegan Valley, we are also the host of 2 festivals.  The NHYLA festival we host at Souhegan High School attracted over 20k in fans, but also 5k in players to the weekend event.

Your sponsorship will go a long way in providing equipement, Hampshire Hills Dome time, scholarships, training that our player registration does not cover.  We are trying to keep costs down for our families to make sure all kids have the oppotunity to play this great game.  Some of the benifits of being a sponsor are.

  • Increase awareness of the company's products and services. Each sponsorship package has benefits for the sponsor built in: field signage, website advertising, company name on T-Shirts for NHYLA Festival. Through a sponsorship, a company's brand will be in front of the youth sports market of parents, coaches, program organizers, players and fans.

  • A welcomed form of advertising. In most settings consumers are inclined to tune out advertising. Although many traditional ways of reaching consumers are failing, youth sports sponsorships are a positive and engaging way to market a brand. Parents like to see the companies that are supporting local sports.

  • Help keep the cost of youth sports programs lowPlayer participation fees cover the majority of the costs of a youth sports program but support from sponsors provides additional resources which can help keep participation fees low. With lower fees, more families are able to afford to sign up and that means more children being able to receive the many benefits of sports.

  • Outstanding value for the dollars invested. Although sponsorship package costs vary from organization to organization, they commonly range from $100 up to $500 or more locally. When comparing the cost of other marketing outlets like print, television and billboard advertising, youth sports sponsorships can be a great value and a smart option to include into the marketing mix. (We are also looking for sponsorships our festival. (Food,  20ft.Storage Trailer, Tents, Dumpsters etc. Which will off set cost at time of NHYLA Festival)

  • Build goodwillCompanies that sponsor youth sports programs make a positive contribution to their community. Overall this can evoke a community wide feeling that a company understands the impact and importance of sports for their youth. This feeling can instill loyalty among a business' current and future patrons.

  • Possible tax incentive. Many youth sports organizations are registered nonprofit groups. If that is the case, businesses can get a tax break for making a charitable donation. That is just another added benefit of sponsoring youth sports.

For more information to support SVL, please contact:

Michael Hannon - President SVL.

MikeHannon@AmherstLacrosseClub.com


by posted 08/20/2019
SPORTSMANSHIP, POSITIVE COACHING AND HAVING FUN!

SPORTSMANSHIP, POSITIVE COACHING AND HAVING FUN!

Youth sports will have a big impact on young players/athletes. Please do not underestimate the life lessons youth sports can offer all of us.

 

“My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team.” Don Shula, Positive Coaching Alliance (2019).

 

1)    Be positive:  https://www.positivecoach.org/the-power-of-positive/

 

2)    R.O.O.T.S. Respect Officials, Opponents, Teammates and Self. SO important. A coach MUST be a role model for players when coaching and making comments about officials calls. https://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/book/roots-honoring-game-and-sportsmanship

 

Today (5/4/2019), while I was officiating a youth game, a coach on the sideline FAR from the play exclaimed “That was the worst call I have ever seen!”. The coach was 70 yards from the call/foul. The official was 10 yards. Bottom line: Near or far; what message are you sending to student-athletes when you exclaim such a frustration?

 

Manchester Union Leader, Sunday May 5, 2019: Credit to coach Brad Stevens (Boston Celtics) for saying, “I don’t complain about officials. We have a lot of things we have to work on.”

3)    Athletes must learn to respect ALL participants in a sporting event. Please, as an administrator, a coach of a NHYLA team, or a parent on the sideline, be the best role model you can be for everyone involved in our game.

 

Resources:

https://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/article/working-together-stop-madness

https://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/video/mike-brey-how-coaches-can-correct-athletes-bad-body-language

https://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/article/double-goal-coach-job-description

 

NHYLA is looking for sportsmanship nominations! If you see a team/league that exemplifies sportsmanship - please email  with your comments and recommendations!

 

Thank you again for ‘volunteering’ to fill a lacrosse role this season!

Please feel free to reach out to the VP of Girls and/or Boys at www.nhyla.org for resources when challenged with a situation and/or concern.

VP of Girls - NHYLA

 

Cathreen Stearn


by posted 07/15/2019
Contact Us

Souhegan Valley Lacrosse 
P.O. Box 1013
Milford, NH 03055

Email Inquiries to

President@AmherstLacrosseClub.com

 

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Field Status
Hampshire Dome - Milford OPEN (12/13) 
Milford - N River Road - Milford TBD (12/13) 
Milford High School - Milford TBD (12/13) 
Souhegan Calvetti - Amherst TBD (12/13) 
Souhegan High School 1 - Amherst TBD (12/13) 
Souhegan High School 2 - Amherst TBD (12/13) 
Wilkins School (Front) - Amherst TBD (12/13) 
Wilkins Upper Field #1 - Amherst TBD (12/13) 
Wilkins Upper Field #2 - Amherst TBD (12/13)