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Posted on December 06, 2022

Please see the Member Teams who remained in the current Class and do not meet the required 70% percentage of participation from the host school. The teams may compete in District playoffs but will not compete in Super Regionals or State Championship games.

  • Clear Springs  
  • Frisco
  • Georgetown
  • Klein
  • Reagan
  • Rouse
Posted on October 02, 2022

All players, coaches, and families can save at DICK’S Sporting Goods. Gear up to coach, play, and watch games this season. Save 20% in-store at 47 Texas DICK’S Sporting Goods Locations Friday thru Monday, Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2022.

SAVE 20% OFF IN-STORE:

Click the link and simply show the coupon via your smartphone or print a copy and show it at checkout to receive the 20% Off discount throughout the entire store.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS (Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2022) IN-STORE 20% OFF SHOP EVENT DISCOUNT COUPON OFFER

SAVE 20% OFF ONLINE (Select Items Only):

Save at dickssportinggoods.com by entering code TMSPORTSSEP0930LAX at check out. (Note: 20% off online offer valid only on Select Team Sports Equipment and Cleats, not the entire site)

Offers are valid on Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2022 only. (exclusions apply, see store and DICKS.com/exclusions for details)


NEED TO SHOP EARLY?

Additional special offers are barcoded for our organization and can be utilize before and after 20% Off Shop Events Weekends

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS 2022 TEAM PACKET COUPON OFFERS (Expires - December 31, 2022)

 

 

 

Posted on August 23, 2022

The THSLL Member Team State Meeting will be held virtually on September 24, 2022 at 9 a.m. via GoTo Meeting, virtually.

This is your opportunity to participate in the decision-making process regarding the THSLL and the THSLL 2023 season. We encourage you to attend, participate in the dialog and to help chart the course for the THSLL.

Each THSLL Member School Program has one vote on each voting item, and we would like for every Program to make their vote count either through their attendance or through their Proxy*

A Proxy Voting Form is attached if you are unable to attend the meeting. Please fill out the Proxy Voting Form completely and return by email before 2pm on Friday,  if you or a team representative will not be attending.  *A proxy is a power of attorney given by one person to another to vote in his stead and it is also used to designate the person who holds the power of attorney.

Posted on August 14, 2022

The member team annual meeting will be held virtually on Sepetember 24th starting at 9:00 am. 

The link will be sent to the teams prior to the meeting. 

Posted on October 29, 2022

By submitting this roster, your program, as a member of the THSLL, agrees that the information provided is true and correct and complies with THSLL rules regarding player eligibility. Incorrect, false, misleading information or nonconformance to THSLL rules may lead to penalties such a player suspension, forfeiture of games, vacating season wins, program suspension, expulsion of the program from the THSLL or other penalties to decided by the THSLL Board of Directors.

Additionally, all THSLL programs should inform both the parents and team members of the risks in participating in lacrosse including catastrophic injury, paralysis, death or other damages and losses by providing the parents and team members a Waiver and Release form (Sample Form). By entering a player on the THSLL site you certify that your program has informed the player and guardians of the risks associated with Lacrosse.

Posted on September 28, 2022

The Texas A&M Lacrosse team will host two tournaments:

Aggieland 7’s Lacrosse Tournament

Dates: November 12th-13th

Location: Penberthy Rec Sports Complex, College Station TX

Registration Cost:

  • 3rd/4th grade division- $350
  • 5th/6th, 7th/8th, High School JV, High school Varsity, Men’s Teams- $450

For more information or if you have any questions email tamulaxtourney@gmail.com

 

Aggieland Classic Lacrosse Tournament

Dates: February 4th-5th

Location: Penberthy Rec Sports Complex, College Station TX

Registration Cost:

  • 3rd/4th grade division- $850
  • 5th/6th, 7th/8th, High School JV, High school Varsity- $1050

For more information or if you have any questions email tamulaxtourney@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Posted on September 06, 2022

 

Texas Lacrosse Longhorn Shootout- Registration and payment for the 2022 Longhorn Shootout is now open. It's going to be a great year for the Longhorn Shootout! We are hoping to sell out all 80 spots for teams, so make sure you register early. 

Direct Registration Link: https://www.utlacrosse.com/registration-for-fall-tournament

Direct Payment Link: https://secure.rs.utexas.edu/store/category.php?id=121

Pricing and Discounts:

Varsity/JV - $1,100(with early discount $1,000), 5th/6th/7th/8th Divisions - $1,000(with early discount $900), 3rd/4th - $900(with early discount $800)

Discount Codes:  Early Registration: txsouth22  Discounts will be available until September 1st and all payments will be due November 1st.

Longhorn Shootout Contacts:

Jacob Rollins - Tournament Director (713-515-0024)

Jay Swallow- Assistant Tournament Director (703-424-6596)

Parker Ayles - Club President (203-927-3546)

Kyle Hartzell - Head Coach (410-913-9354)

Date: December 3rd/4th 2022

LocationWright Whitaker Sports Complex, 4901 Guadalupe St.  Austin, TX 78751 

Team Divisions:  3rd-4th Grade(7v7) / 5th-6th Grade / 7th-8th Grade / JV / Varsity

Trainer:  A Certified Athletic Trainer will be available during the entire event.  

Concessions and Apparel:  Concessions and Apparel will be available during the entire tournament.

Weather:  We will have the turf fields available for us to use so hopefully weather will not be an issue.  In the slight chance of the entire event having to be canceled due to weather or another act of God, a partial refund will be available to the teams. 

Posted on August 10, 2022

Plano East Lacrosse Association Varsity Defensive Coordinator Available Sept 2022 - May 2023

Plano East Lacrosse serves the Plano, Murphy and Wylie area and is seeking an experienced High School Defensive Coordinator.

We are looking for a coach with a positive mindset, and a strong Lacrosse background. The Coach must be committed to help develop our High School and Youth boys in fall (3 days a week) and Spring (5-6 days a week). 

Responsibilities:

Assist the Program Director in all aspects of the Defensive side of the game.

Attend all practices and games.

Team management during practices.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Be present at East Lacrosse activities when available.

Requirements:

College playing experience required

Coaching experience preferred

High level of Knowledge of rules and regulations Strong communication and leadership skills Passion to mentor young student-athletes Must be able to pass a background check

Salary:

Competitive based on experience. 

For additional information email board@eastlax.org

Posted on August 09, 2022

The Woodlands Men’s High School Lacrosse Club Board of Directors is seeking committed coaches for Varsity and JV programs.
 
Coaches are expected to be active with the program in the fall and spring. There are also summer coaching opportunities available. 
 
We will select individuals whose coaching philosophy and style are aligned with our focus on personal growth and development for our student-athletes and support the progression of the lacrosse program and committed to growing the game. Ideal candidates, possess lacrosse coaching experience, preferably having previously coached adolescents and has basic knowledge of adolescent development and learning styles. Candidates have played at the college level and able to lead, mentor and motivate current and new student athletes on and off the field. Program management and administration knowledge is also essential. Candidates will prioritize effective written and verbal skills as individual will be representing the organization with the public in various settings.

  • Conduct all aspects of the program within the rules, regulations, and procedures of THSLL
  • Encourage and create an atmosphere of sportsmanship, professionalism and respect among the coaching staff and student-athletes to ensure an efficient and effective program 
  • Maintain a positive constructive working relationship with the Board of Directors
  • Unwavering commitment to academic integrity, inclusion, diversity, student- athlete safety and welfare

Certifications, licenses and qualifications required for this position:

Background check

USA Lacrosse Coaching Certification

Successful completion of CPR and AED certifications

Education: Bachelor’s required 

Salary - competitive based on Experience 


To apply please email cover letter, resume, to: Board@woodlandslax.com   RE: coaching vacancy

Posted on July 17, 2022

TMI Episcopal is looking for candidates to fill the role of Middle School Assistant Lacrosse Coach. 

 

About TMI Lacrosse: TMI’s lacrosse program is a school sponsored sport which competes in the South Texas Youth Lacrosse Association (STXYLA)

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend daily practices from 2:45 - 4:15 on weekdays starting in February and running till May
  • Attend 7-10 local games
  • Work with the Middle School Head Coach on developing team strategies and organizational culture

 

Qualifications

  • High schol  playing experience or previous coaching experience preferred but not required
  • Valid Drivers Licence and ability to pass a background check

 

Compensation: Seasonal Stipend

 

Interested applications should contact TMI Head Coach, Blake Skinner, at b.skinner@tmi-sa.org or 214-801-2855

Posted on July 17, 2022

TMI Episcopal is looking for candidates to fill the role of JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Lacrosse Coach. 

 

About TMI Lacrosse: TMI’s lacrosse program is a school sponsored sport which competes in the THSLL and as well as the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend daily practices from 4:30 - 6:30 on weekdays starting in January and running till mid May
  • Attend high school games (15 - 20) game dates with some regional travel
  • Work with the Varsity Head Coach and other assistants on developing team strategies and organizational culture

 

Qualifications

  • Collegiate playing experience or previous coaching experience preferred but not required
  • Valid Drivers Licence and ability to pass a background check

 

Compensation: Seasonal Stipend

 

Interested applications should contact TMI Head Coach, Blake Skinner, at b.skinner@tmi-sa.org or 214-801-2855

 

 

Posted on July 16, 2022

Keller Lacrosse Association - JV Head Coach and HS Assistant coaches openings

Keller Lacrosse Association encourages you to consider coaching with us for the upcoming fall and spring seasons.  Keller Lacrosse Association is seeking energetic coaches with a strong knowledge of lacrosse, skill development, and coaching techniques as well as a demonstrated ability to lead and inspire young athletes. In particular, we are looking for a candidate that is positive minded and encouraging that can serve as a role model.

Keller Lacrosse Association was established in 2008 and is one of the fastest growing lacrosse associations in the Dallas/Ft Worth area with over 200 players across various age groups.  Our mission is to help promote and grow the sport of lacrosse for the students in the Keller Independent School District (KISD) and neighboring areas who want to learn and participate in this sport.

Our goal is to develop leadership ability and foster team spirit among the athletes of the Association.  We promote the development of the game of lacrosse in the community by providing an organized, respectful, safe, team-oriented program where players can learn the fundamentals of lacrosse, develop the skills to be competitive in lacrosse, build the characteristics of good sportsmanship and strong character.

Positions available: HS Assistant (1-2) and JV Head coach (TBD)

Essential Functions:

  • Represent the Keller lacrosse community in a positive, professional manner at all practices and events.
  • Lead a team of young men and continue to help them grow a love of the sport.
  • Act as a role model and foster an environment of respect, tolerance, integrity, and sportsmanship
  • Be prepared and punctual for all coaching responsibilities
  • Manage game day logistics: lineups, substitutions, strategy 
  • Develop and implement daily practice plans to effectively motivate and train athletes (Head coach role)
  • Work with Varsity Head Coach, Mike Smith, HS Director and Coaching Coordinator to ensure methodology is consistent across teams.

Dates September 2022 - April 2023:

  • Fall program: mid-September to November 2022 (1-2 events per week on weekend).  Practice and 1-3 tournaments and/or scrimmages.
  • Spring program: beginning in early January 2023 and ends late April 2023 (approximately 4-5 events per week)

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain professional, positive, and respectful relationships with student-athletes, other coaches, officials, parents, and members of the club's board
  • Willing and able to coach within an overall HS system to ensure players are ready for the next level within the program.
  • Remain aware of all legal liabilities related to all athletic activities and ensure a safe environment for all athletes
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game (NCAA and THSLL)
  • Previous lacrosse playing experience (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Salary: To be discussed, based on experience level. Candidates must pass a state mandated background check and be a US Lacrosse member (provided by Association). Contact for Information: Shane Otto, Vice-President, Keller Lacrosse at shaneotto@gmail.com, Phone 817-739-4040.  Please send resume if interested.

Posted on June 11, 2022

Canyon High School, located in New Braunfels, is looking for an Offensive Coordinator/Assistant Coach to help with both the boys' and girls' programs.  This coaching position is tied to a full-time teaching position.  Specific duties on top of teaching would include daily practices, weekly/bi-weekly games, and seasonal tournaments. The candidate would have direct responsibility and supervision for the varsity practices, and games.  This will be a paid position with benefits.

Qualifications and Skills:

    • Certified Teacher
    • Previous experience coaching is preferred.
    • Previous lacrosse playing experience required. (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)
    • Strong communication and leadership qualities are a must. 
    • Develop and maintain a culture for the program that supports Canyon HS Athletics Core Values
    • Attend all games and practices
    • Ensure all players learn all aspects of the game and have proper opportunities to develop these skills in practice and games
    • Prepare players to play at the next level
    • Manage game-day operations
    • Maintain a positive/reinforcing attitude toward the team
    • Abide by all program policies 

If you are interested in obtaining more information, please contact Head Coach, Devan Gallagher at devan.gallagher@comalisd.org.

Posted on June 05, 2022

Fort Worth Country Day Lacrosse

Fort Worth Country Day’s Athletic Department is seeking several seasonal coaches for the 2022-2023 school year. Reporting directly to the Program Directors and also to the Director of Athletics, the seasonal coaches must model integrity, have a strong work ethic, and be fully committed to the growth and development of our student-athletes

Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach - High School

  • May include serving as the Head JV Lacrosse coach, depending on numbers.
  • The school participates in both Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) Class C and the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC).
  • Playing experience beyond high school and experience coaching at the high school level is preferred.
  • The season begins in early February and goes through late April/early May.
  • Practices are scheduled from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm during the week with JV and Varsity. Number of games may vary each week. School provides transportation to all away games via team bus or charter bus.
  • Coaches are expected to be at practice 30 minutes before practices and a half hour before games.
  • There will be some weekends that are required to play games.
  • Will be traveling outside of the DFW metroplex to play games and will also have some overnight trips to play other teams in Texas.
  • Duties include: running drills effectively, keeping players focused at practice, run the substitution box effectively at games, breaking down game film and assist in scouting and game-planning.

Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach - Middle School 7th/8th Grade

  • Program looking to add another coach to assist with the middle school team(s)
  • The school participates in the Dallas Fort Worth Youth Lacrosse. 
  • Playing experience beyond high school and experience coaching  level is preferred.
  • The season begins in early February and goes through late April.
  • Practices are scheduled from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm during the week with one to two games a week.
  • School provides transportation for all away games via team bus.
  • Coaches are expected to be at practice 30 minutes before practices and a half hour before games
  • Saturdays will be used to play games.
  • No lacrosse on Sundays unless it is mandatory by the league. 
  • Duties include: running drills effectively, developing players so that they will be prepared for high school level, run the substitution box effectively at games, and possibly coach one of the teams, if numbers are provided to split into two teams.

If interested and have questions please feel free to email Program Director Patrick Diamonon at patrick.diamonon@fwcd.com and/or Athletic Director Leigh Block at leigh.block@fwcd.com

The link to apply is:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=32241&clientkey=FB72F8E990799D54B6AF42DA879927D9

Thank you for your time and consideration,  Patrick Diamonon

Posted on June 05, 2022

Flower Mound Lacrosse Association Varsity Offensive Coordinator

Available Sept 2022 - May 2023 (multi-year contract option available)

Flower Mound Lacrosse is seeking a committed and experienced High School Offensive Coordinator.

We are looking for a coach who brings knowledge, passion, positive mindset, and a strong Lacrosse background. The Coach must be committed to help develop our High School boys in fall (3 days a week) and Spring (5-6 days a week).  Practices start around 5:45pm.  

Responsibilities:

Assist the Program Director in all aspects of the Offensive side of the game.

Attend all practices and games.

Scouting of opponents. 

Team management during practices.

Instill our team motto of care, commit, compete. 

Perform other duties as assigned.

Be present at FMLA activities when available. 


Requirements:

Coaching or playing experience at the NCAA or MCLA level

Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

Strong communication and leadership skills.

Passion to mentor young student-athletes.

Must be able to pass a background check.

 

Salary:

Competitive based on experience.  Additional income available with lessons and summer skills camp. 

Contact Program Director Chris Dupree, if you are interested coachdupree13@gmail.com

Posted on May 16, 2022

Class D Hyde Park (Austin) is seeking a Varsity Head Coach and Program Director to oversee both the Varsity and JV teams as well as the MS program. For the full job description, please contact wprominski@hp-schools.org.

About the Program

In its second full season, the Varsity team went 9-3 (4-0) and expanded to include a JV roster. With two MS teams, the program reached 60+ athletes and is continuing to grow. The team looks to build on its success and will be returning all but one graduating senior.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Coach the Varsity team (Full squad practices run M-FR 4:30-6:15 from Jan-May, in-season games on weekends, with additional off-season commitments).
  • Work with the Director of Athletics to lead the program under a Christian-based system of values, prioritizing character and team development.
  • Schedule practices, games, and communicate with the Parent Board to coordinate game-day volunteers and events.
  • Facilitate growth in MS/HS programs by hiring and guiding qualified coaches to ensure high retention and skill development of players throughout the program.
  • Coordinate with the Parent Board to responsibly budget the program’s costs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as HS Varsity coach/Program Director.
  • Experience as a college lacrosse player
  • High level of knowledge about the game, skill development, and how to foster a team-centric environment.
  • Plus: Experience in Teaching at the High School level; for a potential full-time teaching position at Hyde Park High School

Compensation

Stipend included.

Contact

Copy: Wyatt Prominski, Current Program Director, wprominski@hp-schools.org,

           Heather Fox, Team President, heather_d_fox@hotmail.com

           Bruce Consier, Athletic Director, bconsier@hp-schools.org

Posted on May 12, 2022

George Ranch High School Lacrosse Club Assistant Coach Position

The George Ranch High School Lacrosse Club (www.grhslacrosse.org), is looking for an energetic coach with a strong lacrosse background who wants to teach and mentor young athletes.

George Ranch is a diverse public high school in Fort Bend County with an enrollment of 2,700 students.  In 2019 the club’s varsity team finished with a 15-3 record, had 7 All-District and 2 Honorable Mention player selections, and sent 5 seniors on to play lacrosse at the collegiate level.  The club has a very engaged parent board and support of the school and school district.  

The assistant coach is responsible for supporting the program in all aspects of the development of the team including: practice planning, implementation of game strategies, recruiting players, team management during practices, scrimmages and games.

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills needed to develop and maintain positive respectful relationships with student-athletes
  • College lacrosse experience as player (NCAA Division I/II/III) is preferred
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Strong leadership presence and presentation skills to motivate high school student-athletes
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Be a positive, but firm role model to all players, instilling self-discipline on and off the field
  • Enforce player code of conduct
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with team members, other coaches, club parent board, school and district staff
  • Available for all practices and game

Applicant coach is expected to be active with the program during the fall and spring season.  Coaching stipend commensurate with experience.  Must past a background check as a pre-condition of employment.  Interested candidates may submit information to grhslax@gmail.com.

Posted on May 05, 2022

The THSLL & Game On Sports are proud to announce a multi-season partnership with Game On as the official streaming service provider for all State Semi-final & Championship weekend games. Game On has been an active provider and proud supporter of the Texas lacrosse community for over 14 years and is the exclusive film & Live Broadcast provider for many Texas High Schools & MCLA College Men's & Women's teams at all levels. This partnership allows Game On and THSLL marketing opportunities to the league and its member teams. Game On & The THSLL look forward to the partnership and growing lacrosse coverage across the Great State of Texas. 

Be sure and log on to the Game On Sports Website and THSLL.org to watch LIVE all the action from Dripping Springs for the 2022 THSLL CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND.

 

Posted on May 05, 2022

Cumberland Academy out of Tyler, Texas is looking for an assistant varsity lacrosse coach and a junior high head coach to help run and grow our youth program.  Our program conducts youth lacrosse squads from Kindergarten to 8th grade to feed directly into a successful high school varsity program which was formed in 2017. We are accepting resumes now and looking for certified teachers to fill these roles.

 

Please fill out an application now by following the direction on our website.

Posted on January 21, 2022

Teams have 20 seconds to clear their defensive half

The shot clock includes a 20-second clearing count, during which players must advance the ball across the midfield line with the over-and-back provision in effect. If the team in possession of the ball is not in its offensive half of the field when the visible shot clock reaches 60 seconds, it is a violation.

When the clearing team passes midfield with possession prior to the 20 second clearing count, then the remaining time left of the full 80 second clock is left for the offensive team to place a shot on goal. On goal means a save by the goalie, a deflection off the goalie or the goalie’s stick, or the shot hits pipe. If the offensive team retains possession after a goalie save or shot hitting the pipe, the 80 second shot clock is restarted. If the offensive team does not place the shot on goal within the remaining time left of the 80 seconds, a violation is called and the defensive team gets possession. If the defensive team causes a turnover, the shot clock resets to 80 seconds also.

Visible shot clock:

At least one shot clock is operated that the players and referees can visually see from the field. If only one shot clock is used, the shot clock is placed by the table. If two are used, then each shot clock will be placed by the end lines.

Non visible shot clock:

A timer will be kept at the table and the 20 second clearing count, and the remaining time left of the full 80 second clock will be counted down and verbally communicated to the referees and players on the field. It is operated similar to the table counting down a player’s penalty time verbally.

Posted on January 10, 2022

Travel Fees

Travel Fees payable to official 2019 2020 2021 2022
Less than 35 one-way miles $0 $0 $0 $0
From 35 to 69 one-way miles (paid once entire trip) $15 $15 $15 $15
70 or more one-way miles (all round-trip mileage reimbursed) IRS Mileage Rate

Regular and Post Season Game Fees

  2019 2020 2021 2022
Varsity Game, 12 minute quarters, stop-time $85 $85 $90 $90
Junior Varsity Game, 10-minute quarters, stop-time $71 $71 $75 $75
Late Payment Fee (per official, beyond 10 calendar days) $15 $15 $20 $20

LOA provides notice of non-payment to state administrator and district coordinator. Issue will be reviewed in 14 days. 


Game Change Fees

Fees for any schedule changes, payable to the assignor. 2019 2020 2021 2022
>= 4 Days Notice (96 hours) $0 $0 $0 $0
< 96 Hours to 4 Hours notice $10 $10 $15 $15
< 4 Hours notice $25 $25 $30 $30

Non-Weather Related Game Fees for Schedule Changes

Game Fees for Schedue Changes, Payable to Officials 2019 2020 2021 2022
Prior to Game Day No Game Fees Incurred
Game Day Changes at least 4 hours prior to game start time 50% of All Game Fees
< 4 hours notice up to game start time 100% of All Game Fees
Travel Fees, regardless of timing as long as game has not started  No Game Fees Incurred

Weather Related Game Fees for Schedule Changes

Game Fees for Schedue Changes, Payable to Officials 2019 2020 2021 2022
Prior to Game Day No Game Fees Incurred
Game Day Changes at least 4 hours prior to game start time No Game Fees Incurred
< 4 hours notice up to game start time 100% of Highest Game Fee
Travel Fees, regardless of timing as long as game has not started  No Game Fees Incurred
Posted on January 07, 2022

Plan to save 20% in-store at the any of the 46 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations or online at dickssportinggoods.com on January 14-17, 2022. All THSLL players, coaches and families can utilize the savings to get the gear needed to coach, play, and watch games this season.

HOW TO SAVE IN-STORE: Click the link and simply show the coupon via your smartphone or print a copy and show it at checkout to receive the 20% Off discount throughout the entire store. (Not all Texas DICK’S Sporting Goods Locations have available lacrosse product, plan to use the online shopping option below)

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS (JANUARY 14-17, 2022) IN-STORE SHOP EVENT DISCOUNT COUPON

HOW TO SAVE ONLINE: Save at dickssportinggoods.com , enter code TMSPORTSJAN14LACR at check out to receive 20% Off select items. (Note: 20% off online offer valid only on Select Team Sports Equipment and Cleats, not the entire site)

Offers are valid on January 14-17, 2022. only. (exclusions apply, see store and DICKS.com/exclusions for details)

Additional Special Offers to utilize before and after 20% Off Appreciation Events

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FOUR TEAM PACKET COUPON OFFERS

Posted on December 07, 2021

Cedar Park Season Kickoff Tournament and Festival

February 5th, 2022, Brushy Creek Sports Park

Tournament: High School, All teams welcome, Youth 7v7, all levels

3 Game Guarantee

$375 per HS team

$200 per youth team

Register at bit.ly/2020CPLaxFest

Festival: Carnival-style Games, Prizes, Fun Activities, Local food trucks

 

 

 

Posted on November 11, 2021

Corpus Christi High School Lacrosse Head Coach

Corpus Christi Lacrosse is currently seeking a Head Coach for its Boys program.

 

Description of the Position:

Manage and coordinate the operations of the lacrosse high school program; serve as head coach and mentor to the high school athletes on the team.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

Previous experience coaching - preferred.

Previous lacrosse playing experience required. (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Strong communication and leadership qualities are a must.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain a culture for the program that supports HS Athletics Core Values.

Identify and retain coaching talent.

Attend all games and practices.

Develop and implement an organized, consistent practice plan.

Ensure all players learn all aspects of the game and have proper opportunities to develop these skills in practice and games.

Manage game-day operations.

Communicate important information regarding team news, practice, game changes, etc. to coaches and parents in a timely and professional manner.

Coordinate with the Corpus Christi lacrosse administrators to schedule games and tournaments.

Maintain a positive/reinforcing attitude toward the team.

Abide by all club policies.

Please contact Dave Tupaj at dtupaj@gmail.com and at 361-816-3625.

 

Posted on November 08, 2021

McCallum High School -- Assistant Coach Openings (Austin)

McCallum HS is seeking one or more assistant coaches to be a part of the next chapter in the development of this young program.  Lots of potential for growth, leadership and additional experience building a youth program in the near future.  The time commitment is flexible from 1 to 4 days per week.

The only requirements are playing experience, a love for lacrosse and the desire to learn our new system.

A small stipend is available.  Please email a short expression of interest to coachhazy@mccallumlacrosse.com for consideration.

Posted on October 07, 2021

Fort Worth Country Day’s Athletic Department is seeking several seasonal coaches for the 2021 - 2022 school year. Reporting directly to the Program Directors and also to the Director of Athletics, the seasonal coaches must model integrity, have a strong work ethic, and be fully committed to the growth and development of our student-athletes

 

Varsity Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach

  • May include serving as the Head JV Lacrosse coach
  • The School participates in both Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) and the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC)
  • Playing experience beyond high school and experience coaching at this age level is preferred
  • The season begins in early February and goes through late April
  • Practices are scheduled from 4:30pm-6:00pm during the week with one to two games a week
  • Coaches are expected to be at practice 30 minutes before practices and a half hour before games
  • Saturdays will either be used to play games or conduct practices
  • Duties include: running drills effectively, keeping players focused at practice, run the substitution box effectively at games, break down game tape and assist in scouting and game-planning

The link to apply is:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=27439&clientkey=FB72F8E990799D54B6AF42DA879927D9

 

 

Posted on October 05, 2021

 

There is still time for coaches, players, and families to utilize  team packet coupon offers. 

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FOUR TEAM PACKET COUPON OFFERS

Posted on October 05, 2021

Texas A&M Men's Lacrosse presents 

Annual Aggieland Classic 2022 Lacrosse Tournament

Feb. 12th-13th

Rec Sports Complex 

Registration Cost: 3rd/4th $850. All other Divisions $1050

For more information or to Register, email tamulaxtourney@gmail.com

 

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Posted on October 04, 2021

Aggieland 7's Lacrosse Tournament

November 13 & 14th 

Rec Sports Complex

Team registration 3rd/4th grade $350, All Other Divisions $450

For more information or to register email tamulaxtourney@gmail.com

 

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Posted on September 21, 2021

HOW TO SAVE IN-STORE: Click the link and simply show the coupon via your smartphone or print a copy and show it at checkout to receive the 20% Off discount throughout the entire store. (Not all Texas DICK’S Sporting Goods Locations have available lacrosse product, plan to use the online shopping option below)

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS (October 1-4, 2021) IN-STORE SHOP EVENT DISCOUNT COUPON

HOW TO SAVE ONLINE: Save at dickssportinggoods.com , enter code TMSPORTSOCT01LACR at check out to receive 20% Off select items. (Note: 20% off online offer valid only on Select Team Sports Equipment and Cleats, not the entire site)

Offers are valid on October 1-4, 2021. only. (exclusions apply, see store and DICKS.com/exclusions for details)

Additional Special Offers to utilize before and after 20% Off Appreciation Events

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FOUR TEAM PACKET COUPON OFFERS

 

Posted on September 20, 2021

 

 

District Meetings

September 8-17, 2021

State Meeting- Remote meeting

September 18, 2021

District deadline to submit District playoff format with dates

September 30, 2021

LOA invoices issued to Member Teams

November 1, 2021

THSLL invoices issued to Member Teams

November 1, 2021

Super Regionals and State Hosts Selected

December 2021

THSLL and LOA dues to THSLL Treasurer

December 1,2021

Game schedules submitted

December 22,2021

Last day to submit eligibility waivers if required for players or team

January 11, 2022

Team Information due: Valid/Up to Date Rosters, Emergency Plan, Proof of Insurance

January 11, 2022

Beginning of THSLL season. Games may not be played before this date.

January 14, 2022

End of THSLL season. Games must be completed by end of day.

April 23, 2022

Districts to submit District Seedings with dates

April 24, 2022

Coaches’ selection committee meeting for Class AA playoffs

April 24, 2022

All-State/All District Selection, District Wrap-up, Team Photo and Rosters due

Wednesday, April 27,2022

All-State, All-District, Honorable Mention posted Wednesday 10 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

AA/AAA nominations, supporting document deadline submission to District Area Chair

Contact Area Chair for deadline

Super Regionals in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio

April 30 & May 1,2022

State Championships

May 7 & 8 ,2022 in Austin

THSLL Executive Board Meeting

July 2022

2023 Season Rule Change Proposal Discussion Due

August 1, 2022

 

 

Posted on September 08, 2021

Hi, the Texas High School Lacrosse League needs your help!

We are a non-profit organization (501c3) that provides an opportunity for high school boys to learn and compete in the sport of lacrosse in a highly structured environment. Because lacrosse is not yet recognized as a school sport by the Texas University Interscholastic League, the THSLL receives no state funding, and depends on team dues for its finances.

Our goal is to provide boys the opportunity to play this great sport in areas outside the current THSLL districts – Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.

We are working with current teams in West Texas, East Texas and South Texas to help them join the THSLL: El Paso, Midland, Amarillo, San Angelo, Lubbock, Abilene, Marshall and Corpus Christi are all working to join, and all are in various stages of development.

We NEED the support of our lacrosse community to help fund our expansion and to grow the sport. Without expansion into areas the THSLL currently does not have teams, the UIL will not give Lacrosse a look at becoming a school sport in Texas.

For more information please reference and share https://www.gofundme.com/f/thsll-expansion

Posted on September 01, 2021

I just wanted to let all know that we are working on the league’s expansion with teams outside the current THSLL districts – Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.We need your help. 

Our goal is to provide boys the opportunity to play this great sport in areas outside the current THSLL districts – Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.

We are working with current teams in West Texas, East Texas and South Texas to help them join the THSLL: El Paso, Midland, Amarillo, San Angelo, Lubbock, Abilene, Marshall and Corpus Christi are all working to join, and all are in various stages of development.
We NEED the support of our lacrosse community to help fund our expansion and to grow the sport. Without expansion into areas the THSLL currently does not have teams, the UIL will not give Lacrosse a look at becoming a school sport in Texas.

We understand that this past year has been financially difficult for many families and businesses within our community, but we remain hopeful that we can work together to support each other and rise above these difficult times.

To give you an idea of what your donations could fund:

  • $35 pays for one player to be insured by USA Lacrosse
  • $50 pays for one coach to be insured by USA Lacrosse, which includes USA Lacrosse Level 1 Coaches' Certification Training
  • $100 buys a case of 100 balls for a program
  • $250 outfits a player with all of his safety gear and a stick
  • $500 Pays league dues for a JV team or a new team joining the league
  • $700 Pays league dues for a varsity team
  • $1,000 outfits a program with a set of 2 goals


In order to reach our goals, we are asking for your support.                                                                                                                            We would greatly appreciate any donation you can provide. Your donation is tax free.

We have set up a fundraiser account on Go fund me: Fundraiser by THSLL BoD : THSLL Expansion! (gofundme.com)

This link will take you directly to our fundraising page dedicated to the league’s expansion.

Much Thanks,

Mike

Mike Ormsby

Texas High School Lacrosse League – Commissioner

E-Mail: mormsby@thsll.org

Cell: 281-924-0300

Posted on August 30, 2021

TMI Episcopal is looking for candidates to fill the role of JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Lacrosse Coach. 

About TMI Lacrosse: TMI’s lacrosse program is a school sponsored sport which competes in the THSLL and as well as the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). 

Responsibilities:
Attend daily practices from 4:15 - 6:15 on weekdays starting in January and running till mid May
Attend high school games (15 - 20) game dates with some regional travel
Work with the Varsity Head Coach and other assistants on developing team strategies and organizational culture

Qualifications
Collegiate playing experience or previous coaching experience preferred but not required
Valid Drivers Licence and ability to pass a background check

Compensation: Seasonal Stipend

Interested applications should contact TMI Head Coach, Blake Skinner, at b.skinner@tmi-sa.org or 214-801-2855
 

Posted on August 18, 2021
Posted on August 18, 2021

Corpus Christi Lacrosse is looking for a qualified lacrosse coach for their new team entering the THSLL. This is a great opportunity to lead a program from the ground up. The team seeks a qualified candidate that has a lacrosse background. College playing experience preferred but not mandatory. 
Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills
  • lacrosse playing experience (NCAA, MCLA, Juco, High School)
  • High Lacrosse IQ to be able to teach the players
  • Ability to coach players that have already played and also new players to the sport.
  • Previous coaching experience preferred
  • Available for all practices and games.
  • Candidates must turn in three references from employers or other lacrosse involved parties.

Please contact Dave Tupaj at: dtupaj@gmail.com

 

Posted on August 11, 2021

Pieper High School Head Lacrosse Coach and Program Director

Pieper Warrior Lacrosse is currently seeking a Head Coach and Program Director for the Boy’s & Girl’s program.

Description of the Position Manage and coordinate the operations of the lacrosse high school and youth lacrosse programs; serve as head coach and mentor to the high school athletes on the team.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous experience as a head coaching- program director preferred.
  • Previous lacrosse playing experience required. (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School) 
  • Strong communication and leadership qualities are a must. Specific Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain a culture for the program that supports Pieper HS Athletics Core Values
  • Identify and retain coaching talent.
  • Attend all games and practices
  • Develop and implement an organized, consistent warm-up routine
  • Develop a specific conditioning program and drills and individual expectations outside of practice
  • Ensure all players learn all aspects of the game and have proper opportunities to develop these skills in practice and games
  • Prepare players to play at the next level
  • Manage game-day operations
  • Manage other high school coaches and outside resources (HUDL, team training opportunities, team “parent”, etc.)
  • Communicate important information regarding team news, practice, game changes, etc. to coaches and parents in a timely and professional manner
  •  Coordinate with the league to schedule games and tournaments
  • Organize and manage winter and summer clinics 
  • Maintain a positive/reinforcing attitude toward the team
  • Abide by all club policies Please send a cover letter, current resume, and references to Courtney Patton, Asst Athletic Coordinator, at courtney.patton@comalisd.org
Posted on August 10, 2021

Flower Mound Lacrosse Association Coaching Positions

Available for Sept 2021 - May 2022 : Varsity and JV Assistant Coaches, Face off Coach, Goalie Coach, Youth Coaches.

Flower Mound Lacrosse is seeking a committed and experienced High School Assistant along with part-time positional coaches (Goalie and Faceoff Coach).

 We are looking for coaches who bring knowledge, passion, positive mindset, and a strong Lacrosse background. 

 Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Director in all aspects of the game.
  • Attend all practices and games.
  • Scouting of opponents.
  • Team management during practices.
  • Instill our team motto of care, commit, compete.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Be present at FMLA activities when available.

 

Requirements:

  • Coaching or playing experience at the NCAA or MCLA level
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Passion to mentor young student-athletes.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

 Salary:

  • Competitive based on experience.Please contact Chris Dupree Coachdupree13@gmail.com

 

Posted on August 10, 2021

Plano Lacrosse High School Assistant Coaches and Youth Head Coaches openings 

The Plano Lacrosse Association (PLA) is seeking High School Assistant Coaches & Youth Head Coaches for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 seasons.We are looking for energetic coaches with a strong lacrosse background and acumen who want to teach and mentor young athletes and contribute to the growth of the PLA lacrosse program.

Positions available: • Varsity Assistant Coach • Youth Coaches 3rd-8th grade.

  • Fall program: beginning in mid-August 2021 and ends late November 2021
  • Spring program: beginning in mid-January 2022 and ends late April 2022

Qualifications & Skills:

• Previous lacrosse coaching experience preferred

• Strong leadership abilities

• Complete knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game

• Lacrosse playing experience (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Essential Functions:

• Communication with families and players throughout the season

• Game day planning and management.

• Assist the head coach in all aspects of the program during practice and game day

• Work with Program Director and Varsity Head Coach Tim Labelle to ensure our methodology is consistent

All candidates must be committed to the education and advancement of young men in the program not only as athletes, but as students and young men.

Salary: To be discussed, but competitive based on experience level.

Note: A pre-employment background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Contact for Information: Scott Derouen, PLA President: president@planolacrosse.com

 

Posted on August 05, 2021

Keller Lacrosse Association - JV Head Coach and HS Assistant coaches  

Keller Lacrosse Association encourages you to consider coaching with us for the upcoming fall and spring seasons.  Keller Lacrosse Association is seeking energetic coaches with a strong knowledge of lacrosse, skill development, and coaching techniques as well as a demonstrated ability to lead and inspire young athletes. In particular, we are looking for a candidate that is positive minded and encouraging that can serve as a role model.

Keller Lacrosse Association was established in 2008 and is one of the fastest growing lacrosse associations in the Dallas/Ft Worth area with over 200 players across various age groups.  Our mission is to help promote and grow the sport of lacrosse for the students in the Keller Independent School District (KISD) and neighboring areas who want to learn and participate in this sport.

Our goal is to develop leadership ability and foster team spirit among the athletes of the Association.  We promote the development of the game of lacrosse in the community by providing an organized, respectful, safe, team-oriented program where players can learn the fundamentals of lacrosse, develop the skills to be competitive in lacrosse, build the characteristics of good sportsmanship and strong character.

Positions available: JV Head Coach (x1) • HS Assistant Coach (X2) (V or JV TBD).

Essential Functions:

●        Represent the Keller lacrosse community in a positive, professional manner at all practices and events.

●        Lead a team of young men and continue to help them grow a love of the sport.

●        Act as a role model and foster an environment of respect, tolerance, integrity, and sportsmanship

●        Be prepared and punctual for all coaching responsibilities

●        Manage game day logistics: lineups, substitutions, strategy 

●        Develop and implement daily practice plans to effectively motivate and train athletes (Head coach role)

●        Work with Varsity Head Coach, Mike Smith, HS Director and Coaching Coordinator to ensure methodology is consistent across teams.

 

Dates September 2021 - April 2022:

●        Fall program: mid-September to November 2021 (1-2 events per week on weekend).  Practice and 1-3 tournaments and/or scrimmages.

●        Spring program: beginning in early January 2021 and ends late April 2021 (approximately 4-5 events per week)

Qualifications & Skills:

●        Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain professional, positive, and respectful relationships with student-athletes, other coaches, officials, parents, and members of the club's board

●        Willing and able to coach within an overall HS system to ensure players are ready for the next level within the program.

●        Remain aware of all legal liabilities related to all athletic activities and ensure a safe environment for all athletes

●        Complete knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game (NCAA and THSLL)

●        Previous lacrosse playing experience (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Stipend: To be discussed, based on experience level. Candidates must pass a state mandated background check and be a US Lacrosse member (provided by Association). Contact for Information: Chris Price, President, Keller Lacrosse Christopher_p1331@yahoo.com, Phone 817-707-7351

Posted on July 19, 2021

The Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association (SCLA) is seeking High School Assistant Coaches & Youth Head Coaches for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for energetic coaches with a strong lacrosse background and acumen who want to teach and mentor young athletes and contribute to the growth of the SCLA lacrosse program.

Positions available:

  • Varsity Assistant Coach
  • JV Assistant Coach
  • Youth Coaches 5th-8th grade.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Previous lacrosse coaching experience preferred
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game
  • Lacrosse playing experience (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Essential Functions:

  • SCLA is looking to hire assistant coaches for HS & Youth head coaches for the fall of 2021
  • Communication with families and players throughout the season
  • Game day planning and management.
  • Assist the head coach in all aspects of the program during practice and game day
  • Working with program director: Bruce Frady to ensure our methodology is consistent

Salary: To be discussed, but competitive based on experience level. Candidates must pass a state mandated background check.

Contact for Information: Bruce Frady, SCLA Program Director: coachfrady@southlakelacrosse.org

 

Posted on July 07, 2021

Lake Travis High School

Lake Travis High School, Austin, Texas is a Division 1 THSLL highly competitive club lacrosse program and ranked top 7 in state.

Summary of Position:

Lake Travis High School, Austin, Texas seeks a Head Coach for Boys Lacrosse who is involved in the community and dedicated to continuing the program in excellence.

Job Details:

Primary role includes but are not limited to:

· Set the standard of excellence for the lacrosse program.

· Organize practices for the Boys Lacrosse program (Varsity & JV).

· Schedule practices and games for the Boys Lacrosse program.

· Develop season long as well as individual game plans.

· Communicating with student-athletes and provide guidance.

· Ensure consistency and relative uniformity in the implementation of and execution of Lacrosse plan.

· Learn and adhere to rules specific to THSLL.

· Advocate on behalf of deserving players eligible for post-season awards/accolades and collegiate scholarships

· Attend district and state coaches’ meetings as required.

· Evaluating performance and providing suitable feedback, balancing criticism with positivity and motivation

· Assess strengths and weaknesses in a participant's performance and identifying areas for further development.

· Make recommendations for assistant coach hiring and retention.

· Provide Top-Down guidance to youth program.

· Collaborate on budgets.

· Involved in Uniform, Equipment, Vendor decisions

· Encouraging participants to gain and develop skills, knowledge, and techniques.

Ensuring that participants always train and perform to a high standard of health and safety.

· Inspiring confidence, and development of character

· Acting as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the people you work with

· Always working to a high legal and ethical standard, particularly in relation to issues such as child safeguarding and health and safety requirements.

Experience:

· Prior years lacrosse coaching and playing experience is required.

· Organization and time management skills.

· Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

· Positive attitude towards student-players, board, parents.

 

Posted on May 12, 2021

Head Boys Lacrosse Coach : Job Description

About St. Michael’s Catholic Academy:

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin, TX, is a Christ-centered, college preparatory learning community, inspiring lives of service, courage, personal integrity, and intellectual curiosity. We are distinguished by our Catholic tradition, a welcoming and diverse community, excellent academic programs and a variety of extracurricular activities.

Summary of Position:

The school seeks a Head Boys Lacrosse Coach who is involved in the community and dedicated to carrying out the mission of the school. This position is a part-time, exempt staff position. This position will report to the Athletic Director. The coach will work seasonally as needed for the sport assigned.

Job Details:

  • Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Organize practices for the Boys Lacrosse program
  • Schedule practices and games for the Boys Lacrosse program
  • Secure registration, transportation and attend all  Boys Lacrosse games
  • Develop season long as well as individual game plans
  • Oversee Volleyball conditioning program
  • Communicating with student-athletes/ parents weekly
  • In charge of uniform inventory and distribution, end of season storage and inventory
  • Ensure consistency and relative uniformity in the implementation of and execution of Lacrosse plan
  • Learn and adhere to rules specific to THSLL
  • Advocate on behalf of deserving players eligible for post-season awards/accolades and collegiate scholarships
  • Attend district and state coaches meetings as required
  • Evaluating performance and providing suitable feedback, balancing criticism with positivity and motivation
  • Assessing strengths and weaknesses in a participant's performance and identifying areas for further development
  • Adapting to the needs and interests of group or individual participants
  • Effectively communicating instruction
  • Demonstrating an activity by breaking the task down into a sequence
  • Encouraging participants to gain and develop skills, knowledge and techniques
  • Ensuring that participants train and perform to a high standard of health and safety at all times
  • Inspiring confidence and self-belief
  • Developing knowledge and understanding of fitness, injury, sports psychology, nutrition and sports science
  • Acting as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the people you work with
  • Working to a high legal and ethical standard at all times, particularly in relation to issues such as child safeguarding and health and safety requirements

Required Experience, Degree, and Skills:

  • Prior years coaching or athletic experience is preferred
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude towards students, staff and faculty. 

Apply online https://csssmca.sentrichr.com/?requisition=63

 

 

Posted on January 25, 2021

Thank you to all the teams the responded to the THSLL survey regarding COVID-19. Many of our programs have established comprehensive and detailed COVID 19 plans, however, it remains unclear to some THSLL member programs what preparations have been made regarding COVID-19.  As indicated in our email dated December 23, all teams are required to submit a COVID-19 plan to THSLL. As a minimum, the league is requiring the following:

  1. Masks will be worn at all times by table personnel, trainer(s), coaches, fans, and the site administrator.
  2. Each program must have a screening process for players and coaches in place (ie. temperature checks, symptom questionnaires etc...)
  3. Fans will be required to social distance in the stands or on the side of the field that is designated for fan seating.  Site administrators will be responsible for monitoring this.
  4. Players will follow the more restrictive policy of two competing teams with respect to mask-wearing while playing on the field.  These policies should be exchanged between teams prior to competing. There is a strong possibility that some of our member programs, as required by school policy, will require wearing masks on the sidelines and the field for both teams, including away games. If this requirement is in place, our member programs will be required to comply accordingly
  5. Attendance limitations of the host school facility will be adhered to by both teams competing in any game.
  6. At no time- before, during or after a game, should fans be allowed on the field.  Fans should exit the playing facility immediately after the game ends and wait in their cars for their players.
  7. If a player, coach, or table personnel tests positive within 48 hours of the competition between teams, the program of the positive person is required to notify the opposing program and officials.  HIPPA regulations should be followed.  Additionally, the program with the positive player should notify other programs scheduled to play them within the next seven days.
  8. It is the responsibility of both teams to communicate their COVID-19 protection protocols (wearing masks, temperature checks, etc.) before games. We recommend this information be shared on a game-by-game basis as there is a strong possibility that these policies with change throughout the season. This communication should also include any policies that limit or prohibit fan attendance at your game site. Team COVID-19 policies are posted on team pages.
  9. Teams should review their schedules to ensure that district games are not concentrated towards the end of the regular season. To permit time to reschedule games in the event of cancellations, teams should leave adequate time on their schedule for this possibility.
  10. In the event of game cancellations or rescheduling, the completion of district games takes precedence over non-district games.
  11. The officials will comply with the requirements of the home institution.  However, all officials will bring and wear either a black neck gaiter or a facemask to the game and keep it on during the pre-game activities.  They will wear masks between periods or if speaking with someone up close, such as a member of the table staff; however, officials are not required to run with their neck gator up.  This complies with the NCAA guidelines to date. If a home institution requires more than this, the crew chief will confirm this with the home team’s head coach as part of the game confirmation process, which happens 24-48 hours before the scheduled start of the game

As a resource for reviewing or creating your plan, please see below the US Lacrosse "Return to Play" link along with the "UIL COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Guidelines:

https://www.uslacrosse.org/return-to-play
https://www.uiltexas.org/policy/covid-19/2020-2021-uil-covid-19-risk-mitigation-guidelines

Please also note that there are some good plans that have already been put together. You might ask around to see if you can “borrow” some established plans when putting your plan together. 

Given the unknowns moving forward, we ask teams to remain extremely flexible regarding cancellations and rescheduling of games. The normal start of the season, we hope, should give teams more time to work through any problems they encounter. If a team cannot host a home game due to field availability, perhaps offer your field as an away game to get the game in. These are not normal times, so we need to be resourceful to get through the season as best we can.

Posted on December 15, 2020

 Part-Time Seasonal Position's Available: 

  • JV Head Coach and Assistant Coach Openings

Details: Looking for an energetic coach with a thorough knowledge of lacrosse, skill development, and coaching techniques as well as a demonstrated ability to lead young athletes. In particular, we are looking for a candidate that is positive minded and encouraging that can serve as a role model for high school players and who demonstrates the qualities we would want our players to emulate.  

Start Date: Jan 2022 or the beginning of the spring season - ends May 2022.  (practice and/or games 5 times per week)          

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Previous lacrosse coaching experience exhibiting positive training methods and results
  • Previous experience playing high-level Lacrosse
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain professional, positive, and respectful relationships with student-athletes, other coaches, officials, parents, and members of the club's board
  • Strong leadership presence and ability to maintain high standards of sportsmanship and fair play in all facets of the lacrosse program
  • Remain aware of all legal liabilities related to all athletic activities and ensure a safe environment for all athletes
  • Ability to successfully communicate with

Essential Functions: 

  • Positively represent The Woodlands community and provide appropriate supervision at all times
  • Act as a role model and foster an environment of respect, tolerance, integrity, and sportsmanship
  • Be prepared and punctual for all coaching responsibilities
  • Manage game day logistics: lineups, substitutions, strategy 
  • Development and implement daily practice plans to effectively motivate and train athletes
  • Communicate and collaborate with other HS coaches to ensure program success

www.woodlandslax.com

If interested, email resume to club President: Keith Coleman (twhslax@gmail.com) 

Posted on November 17, 2020

 Canyon High School (New Braunfels, TX) Assistant Varsity Coach/Offensive Coordinator

Canyon High School seeks a full-time Lacrosse Coach/Teacher to help continue to grow the school lacrosse program.  Specific duties on top of teaching would include daily practices, weekly/bi-weekly games, and tournaments. The candidate would have direct responsibility and supervision for the varsity practices, and games.  This will be a paid position with benefits.

 If you are interested in obtaining more information, please contact Head Coach, Devan Gallagher at devan.gallagher@comalisd.org.

Posted on August 02, 2020

Seven Lakes Lacrosse Coaches
Seven Lakes Lacrosse is currently looking to staff coaching positions, Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, and Offensive Assistant Coach.  We are looking for coaches with strong lacrosse backgrounds who want to teach and mentor young athletes.

Qualifications:

  • Prior high school/college lacrosse coaching experience OR prior college lacrosse playing experience with coaching experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of lacrosse, coaching techniques, and skill development
  • High standard of sportsmanship and professionalism
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills needed to develop and maintain positive, respectful relationships with student-athletes.
  • Positive role model to the players
  • Promote development of High School players at all skill levels

Time commitment:

  • Fall: The team practices two times per week and attends one weekend tournament (early-Dec) and possibly one weekend play day (TBD).
  • Spring: The team will either have practices or games an average of five times per week from mid-January to end-April.

Salary:  Competitive based on experience
Club website: www.sevenlakeslacrosse.org

If interested, please email interest or resume to club president: Eric Freeman eric.freeman734@yahoo.com

Posted on June 25, 2020

JV Head Coach/Varsity Assistant

Westside High School Lacrosse is seeking a JV Head Coach to lead development for the Varsity level. Westside is a highly diverse public school in West Houston, TX with an enrollment of 3,000+ students. In 2019, the program had over 35 players, 4 All-star honorable mentions, Head Coach of the Year, and Person of the Year. In 2020, three out of four seniors earned scholarships. The Program receives full athletic support from the school and full support from its booster club and board. www.westhoustonlax.com 

A summary of Duties and Responsibilities includes planning and running practices and games, recruiting players, scheduling, and integration with youth programs. Must have lacrosse playing and coaching experience, strong communication skills, and effective practices in accordance with the program curriculum. Westside HS is 80% non-caucasian and 50% lower income.

Coaching stipend. Additional income opportunities with travel club and private training are available. Full time teaching, teaching assistant, substitute teaching positions may be available in conjunction with the coaching position. HISD teaching salaries start at $52,000/year with full benefits, and you may earn your teaching credentials while receiving a full time teacher salary.

About Houston

Houston is the 4th largest metropolitan city in the US, featuring the Houston Rockets, Texans football, the Astros 2016 World Series Champions, the University of Houston, Rice University, and many other attractions. Houston has one of the top cost of living indices in the US.

 

Contact

Head Coach Mike Song coachmikesong@gmail.com 

Posted on June 25, 2020

Middle School 6-8 Head and Assistant Coaches

West Houston Lacrosse Association is actively recruiting 1-2 full time middle school and youth lacrosse coaches/teachers to lead development of lacrosse in the West Houston area. West Houston Lacrosse currently has two middle school teams feeding Westside High School. The Program wishes to expand growth in its highly diverse community. www.westhoustonlax.com 

A summary of Duties and Responsibilities includes planning and running practices and games, recruiting players, scheduling, and integration with youth programs. Must have lacrosse playing and coaching experience, strong communication skills, and effective practices in accordance with the program curriculum. The ideal candidate will have experience with various cultural backgrounds and a passion for diversity.

Coaching stipend. Additional income opportunities with travel club and private training are available. Full time teaching, teaching assistant, substitute teaching positions may be available in conjunction with the coaching position. HISD teaching salaries start at $52,000/year with full benefits, and you may earn your teaching credentials while receiving a full time teacher salary.

About Houston

Houston is the 4th largest metropolitan city in the US, featuring the Houston Rockets, Texans football, the Astros 2016 World Series Champions, the University of Houston, Rice University, and many other attractions. Houston has one of the top cost of living indices in the US.

Contact

Submit resume and cover letter to Head Coach Mike Song coachmikesong@gmail.com 

Posted on March 08, 2020

The current valid NCAA Lacrosse Rulebook will be used unless a specific modification is listed on this sheet.  Parentheses indicate the section of the NCAA Rulebook, which pertains to the modification.

PLAYING FIELD (1-2)

  • Please visit the US Lacrosse field diagrams for more information. 
  • Home Teams will make all possible efforts to provide a field which meets NCAA specifications as outlined in the section entitled “The Field”, (Rule 1-2 through 1-15).  Local conditions may require field size modifications. 
  • A Unified field can be an alternative to NCAA field requirements. The Unified Field is defined as follows: Field Length- 120 yards, Midfield Area- 40 yards, Restraining Line to Goal Line- 20 yards, Goal Line to End Line – 15 yards, Goal Circle/Crease Radius- 9 feet, Width- 53 1/3 to 60 yards.
  • Required field markings shall be the responsibility of the home team and every possible effort should be made to mark the field accordingly. 
  • Acceptable markings can be in the form of but not limited to paint, chalk, washable paint/chalk, tape, or any other removable material (ex: portable crease). 
  • No penalty shall be assessed for a home team unable to mark a turf playing field, as long as there are existing football markings, due to school or city guidelines.
  • Additionally, it is the responsibility of the home team to notify the visiting team of any known field issues within three days of the scheduled game date.  Both coaches must agree on the field before the game can be played. If the visiting coach does not agree on the modified playing surface, it is the responsibility of both the home and away coaches to come to a compromise, reschedule, or change home/away status with the home team being responsible for official and venue expenses.  Failure to do so should be reported in the game report to the local coordinator for escalation.

LIMIT LINES, SPECTATOR & MEDIA RESTRICTIONS

  • Limit lines are not required; however, spectators and media are not allowed behind the end lines or immediately behind the bench or table areas.
  • The Team benches and table are to be on the opposite side of the field from the spectators. 
  • If the home Team does not move the spectators or team benches to comply with this rule in a reasonable time (as determined by the officials), the home Team receives a non-releasable 3-minute penalty at the start of the game to be served by the in-home player

TEAM SIDELINE POLICY

  • The team box should contain a maximum of 4 coaches in the coaching box in front of the players. 
  • 1 equipment manager and 1 team trainer may be on the team side, but not in the team box.
  • Only players in uniform may be on the sidelines, non-participating players must wear game jerseys.
  • The score table shall not contain more than 5 people, including 3 from the home Team and 2 from the visitors’ team. 
  • The Home Team is the official scorekeeper, spotter, game timer, and penalty timer. The Home Team site administrator has full access to the facility and should have communication with the score table.
  • All spectators shall be on the opposite side of the field from the team benches. 
  • It is the responsibility of the home Team and home Team site administrator to manage the team sideline policy.    It is at the discretion of the officials to assess any game-time penalties resulting from this policy.

LENGTH OF GAME (3-1)

The regulation playing time of a game shall be 48 minutes, divided into (4) 12-minute periods, JV games are (4) 10 minute periods.

NCAA 2020 Rules

  • Shot Clock rule is waived 
  • For the 2022 season, all THSLL programs will be required to implement the visible shot clock requirement.
  • Goal-mouth arc Dive rule is waived

OFFICIALS

The NCAA requirement of three officials is waived for the 2020 season for DIII or JV games. If for some reason the NCAA requirement of three officials is not met by LOA, the DI, DII or DIII game is still an official game. Any game officiated by only one official must be agreed upon by both coaches.

TRAINER

  • THSLL games will not be played without a licensed athletic trainer, team physician or health care professional (hereinafter referred to as “Trainer”) on the sidelines. 
  • Prior to the start of any contest, the Home Team Trainer shall be identified in person to the Table personnel. If the Home Team fails to provide a Trainer due to extenuating circumstances, the game may be rescheduled.
  • If the Home Team trainer is delayed, this will result in a 30 second conduct foul, delay of game.
  • If the Home Team trainer is not present within 5 minutes of game start, the Home Team will be assessed an additional 30 second conduct foul.
  • If the Home Team trainer is not present within 15 minutes of game start, the game may be canceled, and the Home Team is responsible for payment of the officials. If the game is rescheduled, the conduct penalties will carry over to the rescheduled game. 

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

  • The Home Team Site Administrator shall be identified, in person, to the Officials as part of field preparations. 
  • The delayed start of a game due to the field not being ready for play, at the contracted starting time or failure of the home Team Site Administrator to introduce himself/herself to the Officials, will subject the Home Team to a technical foul (6-6q) with the in-home serving 30 seconds and the ball awarded to the visitor to start the game. 
  • The Home Team and Away Team site administrator must check in with the score table, officials and wear the site administrator identifying badge.
  • It is the responsibility of the Home Team and Home Team site administrator to manage the team sideline policy.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT (1-21)

Gloves may vary in color.  Baseball shoes (metal / hard plastic cleats) are not permitted.

SPORTSMANSHIP

  • Sportsmanship rule for all teams participating in a regular season DII or DIII game. At any time during the game there is a 15 goal or more differential there will be a mandatory running clock for the remainder of the game. Traditional penalty time will apply and be kept with stop/starts. The clock will be stopped for official time outs or team time outs.
  • After the running clock has started, if at any time during the remainder of the game the score differential falls below 15 goals, the running clock will still be in effect. 
  • This rule applies to all DII or DIII district or non-district regular season games only. Post-season games and games with DI teams are exempt from this rule. 
  • Under no circumstances shall this rule be waived by coaches or officials. 

GAME BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

  • If the game is stopped by officials for improper behavior on the field or in the stands, the officials will ask the on-site administrator or head coach to control or eject the offending fan from the premises.
  • If the fan is not controlled, or does not leave the premises, the game will be stopped, and the offending team will lose the game.
  • If player (s) is ejected from a THSLL game, the player must leave the site of the THSLL game.  The player may not remain on the sideline or in the stands.  It is up to the Head Coach to comply with these rules or his team will forfeit the game.  (The team of the ejected player is responsible for supervising that player when needed.) 
  • If a player or coach receives 2 unsportsmanlike penalties in a game, the player or coach is automatically ejected from the current game and suspended from the next League game.
  • If a personal foul as per Section 11 occurs at the end of the last game of the THSLL season, as defined in Appendix J, so that the player incurring the foul does not serve penalty time, the penalty will carry over to the Team's next THSLL season game.  If the player has graduated, the in-home shall serve the penalty.
  • A currently suspended or ejected player or coach cannot be in the team’s bench area, anywhere on the sideline, sightline or anywhere in the spectator and must be supervised by the Member Team Program’s leadership. 

 

Article File Attachments: 2020 Appendix A.pdf
Posted on March 08, 2020

Non-Weather Changes

The THSLL member programs shall remain responsible for the payment of fees for making non-weather-related changes to the THSLL schedule. Changes to the schedule are defined as those changes that require the assigner to "re-assign" the officials in the scheduling system and include, but are not limited to, changes in the starting date, time, location, opponent, level of a game, and/or any other reason that requires reassignment, unless notification is given to LOA in accordance with the following time limits and reasons:

  1. Four (4) days or more prior to the scheduled game start time= no fees or administrative charges are payable to either the Officials or the Assigner.
  2. Between 96 hours and 4 hours prior to the scheduled game start time= SO% of the full game fee is due to the Officials (no travel fees though). This does not apply to weather-related changes.
  3. Less than four (4) hours prior to the scheduled game start time= 100% of the full game fee is due to the Officials (no travel fees though).
  4. Officials will submit an invoice/voucher for the game fees directly to the home team of record in the scheduling system.

Weather Related Changes

Weather-related game-day cancellations/suspensions should be made by a phone call to the regional LOAAssigner and Referee assigned to work the game, and THSLL shall reflect the change in the game-scheduling system at least four hours prior to game time so that officials can always check the latest schedule before departing to a game. Game fees and administrative charges for weather-related game-day cancellations/suspensions shall be paid as follows:

  1. More than four (4) hours prior to game start time= No game fees incurred. No travel fees incurred. No administrative fees incurred. This is a simple "rainout" scenario, which does not incur any costs if the required actions are taken in time.
  2. Four (4) hours or less prior to game start time= 100% of each official's highest game fee that was cancelled/suspended. Thus, each official will receive only one game fee (no travel fees though).
  3. If more than one game was affected for the affected officiating crew, each official will be paid for only one game, which is the game with the highest game fee for that official.
  4. Even if officials have arrived at the playing facility or begun to travel to the game, no travel fees are permitted for weather-related cancellations/suspensions, regardless of the timing. A game must have commenced for travel and game fees to kick in.
  5. Officials must submit their invoice/voucher to the home team of record in the game-scheduling system for reimbursement of game fee(s) incurred.
Posted on December 22, 2019

Kick off the 2019 lacrosse season with the U.S. National Men’s Senior and U19 teams. The event will feature the Japan National Team and Edge Lacrosse from Canada.

The U.S. Men’s Senior team is the defending World Lacrosse world champion, having won the most recent championship in 2018. The U.S. Men’s U19 team is in training for the 2020 World Lacrosse Men’s U19 World Championship, which will be held this coming July in Ireland.

January 4-5th 2020 at University of Incarnate Word. 

For more information please visit https://www.uslacrosse.org/events/national-team-events/spring-premiere

Posted on November 06, 2019

Please review the 2020-2022 LOA Contract.

Posted on August 08, 2019

George Ranch High School Lacrosse Club Assistant Coach Position

The George Ranch High School Lacrosse Club (www.grhslacrosse.org), is looking for an energetic coach with a strong lacrosse background who wants to teach and mentor young athletes.

George Ranch is a diverse public high school in Fort Bend County with an enrollment of 2,700 students.  In 2019 the club’s varsity team finished with a 15-3 record, had 7 All-District and 2 Honorable Mention player selections, and sent 5 seniors on to play lacrosse at the collegiate level.  The club has a very engaged parent board and support of the school and school district. 

The assistant coach is responsible for supporting the program in all aspects of the development of the team including: practice planning, implementation of game strategies, recruiting players, team management during practices, scrimmages and games.

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills needed to develop and maintain positive respectful relationships with student-athletes
  • College lacrosse experience as player (NCAA Division I/II/III) is preferred
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Strong leadership presence and presentation skills to motivate high school student-athletes
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Be a positive, but firm role model to all players, instilling self-discipline on and off the field
  • Enforce player code of conduct
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with team members, other coaches, club parent board, school and district staff
  • Available for all practices and game

Applicant coach is expected to be active with the program during the fall and spring season.  Coaching stipend commensurate with experience.  Must past a background check as a pre-condition of employment.  Interested candidates may submit information to grhslax@gmail.com.

Posted on August 01, 2019

This position will begin January 7th , 2020. Practices will be held Monday through Friday, 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm, and occasional weekends. Specific duties would include daily practices, weekly/bi-weekly games, and tournaments. The candidate would have direct responsibility and supervision for varsity practices, and games. This is a part-time, stipend only position. 

All applications must be submitted through the TMI website and must include the signed consent document for a background check. 

If you are interested in obtaining more information, please contact Head Coach, Blake Skinner at b.skinner@tmi-sa.org or 214-801-2855.  
 

Posted on May 17, 2019

Smithson Valley Lacrosse Coaching Positions

Position: Head 7th / 8th Grade Coach
Season: Fall 2019/Spring 2020 with multi-year opportunity
District/Division: San Antonio
Qualifications: (1) College lacrosse experience as player &/or coach (preferred).  (2) Two years (preferred) of demonstrated successful coaching experience.  (3) A passion for the game & a commitment to the Club's mission/core values.  
Responsibilities: (1) Be a positive, but firm role model to all players. (2) Lead the development of the 7th/8th grade team in conjunction with the philosophies of the High School Team.  (3)  Prepare for all practices & all games. (4) Attend all practices & all games. (5) Be familiar with & comply with league rules & maintain a positive working relationship with the league.  
Salary: Commensurate with experience, but negotiable.  Performance-based bonus available if certain criteria are met.
Deadline to Apply: 1 August 2019
Submit Resume & Contact Information for Three Reference To: Ben Conner at Benjamin.conner8@gmail.com; Jeff Ford at jfordjford97@gmail.com; & Damon Thorpe at damon@blackbrushllc.com

Posted on May 10, 2019

The Travis lacrosse program is seeking a dynamic individual(s) to lead its boys' High School program. In addition to serving as the varsity coach, this person will provide leadership and supervision for the entire program, including a JV team. The program will be entering it’s fifth year, and is set for future success.

Prior coaching experience at the high school level with preferred playing experience with a successful, established college program. Submit resume & contact info to Donald Hughes, Program Director at bazbaliphone@gmail.com

Posted on April 30, 2019

For more information on the various Super-Regional venues, please see the links below. 

North DII - Prosper High School

Central DI / DII - Georgetown

San Antonio - Saint Mary's Hall

South DI - Kingwood

South DII - Klein Oak High School

Posted on March 12, 2019

The THSLL is proud to announce that the 2019 State Championship will be hosted by the McKinney lacrosse program. 

For more information including frequently asked questions please visit the championship page. 

Posted on March 06, 2019

Per the 2019 ruebook, the 2019 DIIallocations have been set as of the team count prior to the season starting.
 

  # of D2
Teams 
% of
Teams

# of
Calculated
Playoff
Spots

Awarded
Spots
North 17 31.5% 5.04 5
Central 15 27.8% 4.44* 5
San Antonio 7 13.0% 2.07 2
South 15 27.8% 4.44* 4
Total 54 100 %   16

*Tie broken by board vote after coordinator discussion

Details regarding the Division II Allocation process can be found in section 19.4 of the rulebook. 

Posted on February 08, 2019

Ray Martin has resigned as the THSLL Commissioner. Joe Donoghue, the current South District Division I Coordinator will serve as the interim Commissioner until a Commissioner is selected this summer. Mike Ormsby, the current South District Division II Commissioner will serve as interim Vice Commissioner. 

Posted on February 07, 2019

The THSLL Board of Directors recently re-evaluated the policy regarding the live streaming of regular season games. Effective immediately the THSLL will allow for teams and/or contracted third-parties to live stream all regular season/district championship games without prior approval being required from the Board of Directors.  
 
Live streaming will be allowed as long as the following is adhered to during the THSLL game:

  • Member programs may hire commercial entities to live stream their games.
  • Member programs must notify the opposing team that they intend to live stream their game (however, no permission to do so by the other team is required).
  • Commercial entities may not sell any broadcast of a live or recorded THSLL games, except as agreed upon in writing by the THSLL OR a member program.
  • Commercial entities may not charge viewers for a live broadcast of a THSLL game.
  • Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, firearms, illegal substances, sexually inappropriate content, or political advertising may not be part of any portion of the stream or streaming website.
  • There will be no interruption of the normal progress of a THSLL game.
  • All promotion spots, other advertising, and contest broadcasts must be impartial and in no way promote or influence rivalries or inappropriate behavior on the part of contestants, students, or other observers.  
  • Criticism of the performance of students, coaches, fans, league, THSLL Board of Directors, and/or officials is not permitted.  
  • Streaming personnel is not granted automatic access to the field/press box/parking/etc. The streaming provider should request and work with the home team prior to the game if accommodations are requested. 
  • The THSLL logo may not be used in the stream. 
  • The THSLL will coordinate the streaming of the Division I and II super-regionals and State Championship games. Providers may email streaming@thsll.org if interested in streaming those games

 THSLL reserves the right to adjust this policy as needed based on unforeseen situations that may arise. 
 

Posted on January 03, 2019

The march to a great season and state championship starts soon. Dick’s Sporting Goods is a proud sponsor of Texas High School Lacrosse League. 
 
On Saturday & Sunday, January 12th & 13th all coaches, players and families are invited to save 20% off your total transaction throughout the store at our Texas Locations. 
 
Talk with an associate in-store and save 20% off on our expanded inventory online and have it shipped to you directly. Save on what you need to coach, play and watch all the games this season.
 
Every Season Starts At Dick’s Sporting Goods.
 
Save Throughout The Year using these links/coupons!

THSLL Lacrosse 2019 Team Packet Coupon (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019)

THSLL Community 2019 Team Packet Coupon (January 1, 2019 -  December 31, 2019)


 

Article File Attachments: Shop Event Coupon - THSLL 2019 (002).jpg January THSLL Coupon
Posted on December 05, 2018

Georgetown Gateway College Preparatory School            

LAX Full-Time Head Coach/Teacher, Middle School Program

and

LAX Full-Time Assistant Coach/Teacher, High School Program

Georgetown, TX

Head Coach/Teacher – Middle School Program: Gateway College Prep School seeks a full-time middle school Head Lacrosse Coach/Teacher to continue to grow the middle school lacrosse program.   The coach will also be a teacher with a certificate in either Social Studies or Athletic Trainer to teach a sports medicine class.   

Asst. Coach/Teacher – High School Program: Gateway College Prep School seeks a full-time high school Assistant Lacrosse Coach/Teacher to continue to grow the lacrosse program.   The coach will also be a teacher with either a certificate in either Social Studies composite 8-12, or a Licensed Athletic Trainer to teach a sports medicine class.  

Compensation: Full time teacher salary with Texas Teacher Retirement Systems benefits plus coach stipend.   This coach will be given an athletic period each school day to coach lacrosse and only lacrosse.

Gateway College Preparatory School is a K – 12 public charter school with 1,200 students currently enrolled (350 in high school that will grow to 500) located on 40 acres in Georgetown, TX and just north of Round Rock.   The school has its own synthetic and natural grass lacrosse fields with grandstands.  Gateway does not offer a football program and is totally committed to field lacrosse teams from elementary through high school. The lacrosse coaches only coach lacrosse year round.

The successful candidate must have experience playing lacrosse at the college level or at the high school level for at least three years with prior coaching experience.

Please submit your resume and credential to Richard N. Rickey, Athletic Director.  Richard.rickey@orendaeducation.org.   You may learn more about the school and lacrosse program at www.gatewaycps.org.

 

 

Posted on November 26, 2018

Please see the attached 2019 season LOA contract.

Posted on September 25, 2018
Part-Time Seasonal Position's Available: 
  • Varsity Offensive coordinator
  • Varsity Assistant Coach- Run substitution box, Work with goalies and F/O men 
  • JV Head Coach 
  • MS Coach
Purpose: The Episcopal School of Dallas is has multiple lacrosse positions available for the spring of 2019. Looking for energetic coaches with a strong lacrosse background who want to teach and mentor young athletes and contribute to the growth of the ESD lacrosse program. Candidates should have demonstrated ability to lead young athletes, and have a thorough knowledge of lacrosse, skill development, and coaching techniques. Must attend all practices and competitions and manage aspects of the program assigned by the varsity head coach.

Qualifications & Skills:
  • Previous lacrosse coaching experience preferred
  • Previous college lacrosse playing experience required for High School Coaching positions
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game
  • Ability to successfully communicate with student-athletes, parents and members of the ESD athletic department
  • Strong leadership and coaching presence
Essential Functions: 
  • Positively represent The Episcopal School of Dallas, along with appropriate supervision at all times
  • Be on time to all required coaching responsibilities
  • Manage game day logistics- lineups, substitutions, strategy 
  • Development and implement daily practice plans.
  • Extended game responsibilities dependent on schedule.
  • Encourage and train the participants of the MS boys lacrosse team (Grades 7 & 8) - MS Coaching Position only

 Contact for Information: Jay Sothoron, Head Boys Lacrosse Coach. Email: sothoronj@esdallas.org

Posted on May 13, 2018

The Village School in West Houston is currently looking for Lacrosse coaches for MS and HS teams.

The prospective coach can be hired either as an elementary/middle/high school PE coach that also coaches Lacrosse, or can be taken on as a contract coach that has a normal full-time job and comes after school to coach Lacrosse.
Interested parties should contact Judi Klausmeyer, the Athletic Director at the Village School.

The Village School
13051 Whittington Drive
Houston, Tx. 77077

klausmeyer@thevillageschool.com

281.496.7900

www.thevillageschool.com

Posted on April 09, 2018

THSLL District Advisory Committees
 
The THSLL Board of Directors is excited to announce the THSLL Advisory Committee Members have voted in the founding members of the THSLL District Advisory Committees. They are as follows:

Central District:
Erinn O'Harra DI Round Rock High School Head Coach
Josh Blumenthal DII St Andrews High School Head Coach
Noel Breger DII Gateway High School Head Coach
  
North District:
Jeff Roberts DI North Coppell Head Coach
Kevin Gould DII North Past Plano Board President
Jack Fisher DII North Greenhill Head Coach
Nathan Farabee DII North Plano East Head Coach
  
South District:
Ed Torriero DI Ridge Point Head Coach
Greg Menephee DII South District Committee Past Bellaire School Sponsor
Bruce Roloff DII South Klein Board Member Past Head Coach
Matt Carr DII South St. Pius X Head Coach
  
San Antonio District:
 Devan Gallagher Canyon Head Coach
 
We would like to thank them for volunteering for the THSLL District Advisory Committees!
The THSLL Board of Directors and the THSLL Advisory Committee will be scheduling initial THSLL District Advisory Committee conference calls within the next four weeks.  During those calls the committee members will begin to discuss and take action on the assigned 2018 THSLL Season due diligence.
 
Stay tuned for updates from the THSLL Board of Directors, the THSLL Advisory Committee, and the four THSLL District Advisory Committees as we all take on the task of completing the assigned 2018 THSLL Season due diligence.

THSLL Advisory Committee
Bill Cafferata & Tom Keaton from the Central District,
Hayward Lee & Rich Moses from the North District,
Blake Skinner & Michael Brand from the San Antonio District,
David Cohn & Matt Eaglin from the South District

Posted on March 03, 2018
Per the 2018 ruebook, the 2018 D2 allocations have been set as of the team count prior to the season starting.
 
  # of D2
Teams 1/1
% of Teams # of Calculated
Playoff Spots
Awarded Spots
North 15 28.3% 4.53 5
Central 14 26.4% 4.23 4
San Antonio 7 13.2% 2.11 2
South 17 32.1% 5.13 5
Total 53 100 %    

Details regarding the Division II Allocation process can be found in section 19.4 of the rulebook. 
Posted on March 03, 2018

The THSLL Board of Directors is excited to announce we have voted in the founding members of the THSLL Advisory Committee.  
Bill Cafferata & Tom Keaton from the Central District,
Hayward LeeRich Moses from the North District,
Blake SkinnerJosh Acut from the San Antonio District,
David Cohn & Matt Eaglin from the South District.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted their name for consideration for the THSLL Advisory Committee.  With their permission, we will place their names on the list to be considered for membership on the THSLL District Advisory Committees.  Any other present or past coach or board president that would like to volunteer can still do so and should send an email to Nancy Powers expressing an interest by 3/10/2018.
The THSLL Board of Directors and the THSLL Advisory Committee will have a kick-off conference call within the next three weeks.  During that call we will consider all the names on the volunteer list, and vote in four members for each THSLL District Advisory Committee.

Stay tuned for updates from the THSLL Board of Directors on the THSLL Advisory Committee and the four THSLL District Advisory Committees as we all take on the task of completing the assigned 2018 THSLL Season due diligence.

Posted on February 21, 2018



The THSLL & Game On Sports Productions are excited to announce a strategic partnership for live streaming of 2018 THSLL Regular Season District games & Post-Season games.
 
Game On Sports Productions is an Addison, Texas based production company with a major focus on youth sports.  Its owner, Fred Garner, is an experienced production industry executive with a diverse professional production portfolio including ABC Monday Night Football, ESPN, ABC Sports, CNN, a presidential campaign, and The World Cup.
 
Game On Sports Productions, with clients in the private schools and public ISDs and the larger youth leagues in Highland Park, University Park, Dallas proper, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, and Prosper, operates with two things in mind – “What We Do, Makes, What You Do, LIVE FOREVER” and “You Leave It All On the Field, We'll Get it All On Film!”.
 
Game On Sports Productions and the THSLL will be live streaming select 2018 THSLL Regular Season District Games of the Week in March & April, select 2018 THSLL District Playoff games, 2018 THSLL Super Regionals Weekend games on May 5th & 6th, and State Championship Weekend games on May 12th & 13th.
 
The selection process for determining which District Games of the Week and District Playoff games will be live streamed will start with Division I & II teams submitting their District home games they would like to have considered for live streaming by February 25th and will culminate with a lottery on February 28th based on District teams & District games percentages, and will include consideration for THSLL fan recommendations via Twitter, Live Streaming Advertising/Sponsorships, and Games On Sports Productions crew availability.
 
Live Streaming Advertising/Sponsorship opportunities are available and THSLL profits from them will be utilized to offset the costs associated with putting on the 2018 THSLL State Championship Weekend.  There are Live Streaming Advertising/Sponsorship packages available to accommodate most advertising and/or sponsorship budgets, and details and contacts for them can be found at http://thsll.org/sponsorships.
 
The 2018 THSLL Season, our 30th, is sure to be another exciting season of Texas High School Lacrosse!  And, with Game On Sports Productions live streaming 2018 THSLL games, more fans than ever will have the opportunity to watch and experience the quality, competitive lacrosse we have all come to appreciate in the THSLL.
 
 

Posted on February 04, 2018
As you know, the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) is an all-volunteer membership driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, led by the THSLL Board of Directors who have management and oversight responsibility for Texas boys’ high school lacrosse in the THSLL Spring Season. The principles and rules applied by the THSLL Board of Directors through the TSLA, Inc. Bylaws and the current THSLL Rulebook were developed, and have evolved, in conjunction with the membership of the THSLL over the past 30 years.

The THSLL Board of Directors recognizes that the due diligence required to successfully evolve the organization to maximize and sustain the growth and quality of boys’ high school lacrosse across the State of Texas is an effort that needs the involvement of current and past leaders of the THSLL. Recognizing the importance of this due diligence and this requirement, the THSLL Board of Directors discussed at the most recent THSLL Annual meetings our intention and commitment to establish two advisory committees to assist us with this effort.

Towards that end, we are excited to announce that the THSLL Board of Directors has modified the TSLA, Inc. Bylaws to include a Vice Commissioner role, and has established the structure and role of new THSLL committees – the THSLL Advisory Committee and the THSLL District Advisory Committee. And, we are ready to act on our commitment, and involve you, the THSLL Member School programs in that effort!
The THSLL Advisory Committee will be comprised of one current or past THSLL Member School Program Board President and one current or past Head Coach from each of the THSLL Districts, the THSLL Commissioner, the most recent Past THSLL Commissioner, and the THSLL Vice Commissioner who will serve as Chairman. The THSLL District Coordinators will make committee member nominations, and the THSLL Board of Directors will approve the THSLL Advisory Committee members with a majority vote by 1/31/2018.

The THSLL Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference at least six times per year, including at least once in February, March, April, and May. The term for committee members will be two years, with a limit of two terms. Members can be added and removed with a majority vote of the THSLL Board of Directors. Each committee member will sign an agreement that outlines and defines their roles and responsibilities, and their commitment to be bound by the TSLA, Inc. Bylaws and the current THSLL Rulebook.

The THSLL Advisory Committee and the THSLL Board of Directors will form a THSLL District Advisory Committee in each of the Districts comprised of two current or past THSLL Member School Program Board Presidents and two current or past Head Coaches, along with the THSLL District Coordinators. The THSLL District Advisory Committee members will be nominated by the THSLL Advisory Committee members and the THSLL District Coordinators, and along with the THSLL Board of Directors, will vote in the members of each THSLL District Advisory Committee with a majority vote by 2/15/2018.

The THSLL Advisory Committee representatives from a District will co-chair the THSLL District Advisory Committee in their District, with oversight by the District Coordinators. The THSLL District Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference at least six times per year, including at least once in February, March, April, and May. The term for committee members is two years, with a limit of two terms. Members can be added and removed with a majority vote of the THSLL District Committee or with a majority vote of the THSLL Board of Directors. Each committee member will sign an agreement that outlines and defines their roles and responsibilities, and their commitment to be bound by the TSLA, Inc. Bylaws and the current THSLL Rulebook.

Each THSLL District Advisory Committee will collaborate with the THSLL Advisory Committee providing input and feedback for their meetings, including soliciting input from, and providing feedback back to, the THSLL Member School Programs.

The THSLL Advisory Committee will be tasked by the THSLL Board of Directors with league due diligence that has statewide implications, and will provide recommendations developed in collaboration with the THSLL Board of Directors, the THSLL District Advisory Committees, and the THSLL Member School Programs, for consideration by the THSLL Board of Directors at its Summer Executive Board Meetings.

The first due diligence assigned to the THSLL Advisory Committee will be review and analysis of the current THSLL Philosophy and Foundation Principles, and League Structure, and will be done in collaboration with the THSLL Board of Directors, and each THSLL District Advisory Committee and the THSLL Member School Programs. The outcome of that due diligence will be development of recommendations that the THSLL Board of Directors will consider at the THSLL Summer Executive Board Meeting. The THSLL Board of Directors will review the recommendations to determine if they support the purpose, growth, quality, and success of the THSLL, and if so, decide how they should be presented to the THSLL Member School Programs for possible implementation, in part or in entirety, and in what timeframe.

The THSLL Board of Directors will consider the THSLL Advisory Committee recommendations, formulate them into one or more proposals and vote on them, and if approved by a super majority vote of the THSLL Board of Directors, present them as agenda items prior to and at the THSLL Annual Meetings for consideration and adoption by a super majority vote of the THSLL Member School Programs.

Annually, the THSLL Advisory Committee will receive input and feedback from the THSLL Member School Programs and the THSLL Board of Directors, and be tasked with due diligence by the THSLL Board of Directors that has statewide implications, and be asked to follow the above process for providing recommendations to the THSLL Board of Directors for consideration at the THSLL Summer Executive Meetings.

Through this membership driven due diligence and ongoing collaborative effort the THSLL Board of Directors believes the THSLL will continue to evolve and successfully meet the needs of the Texas boys’ high school lacrosse community for years to come.
Posted on February 20, 2017
Per Member Team request, please do not use the THSLL contact list for camp and/or sales distribution purposes. THSLL user privileges will be revoked for abuse of the contact list.
Posted on January 05, 2017
We have created an optional newsletter for coaches, players, and fans to sign up for where the league can communicate coupons, special events, and other important lacrosse information. If you are interested in receiving these notifications, please sign up for the THSLL newsletter. 

http://thsll.org/marketing

Your email addresses are secure and THSLL will not distribute your email. 
Posted on November 26, 2016

Team Citius Lacrosse Winter Speed Camp

When: January 7- 8, 2017,Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm,Cost: $150

Jumbo Evans Sports Park 101 Jumbo Evans Blvd. , Spring Branch,TX
www.teamcitiuslacrosse.com/camps
Contact-: 909 -260 -7782

Learn what fuels the Fastest game on Two Feet
Two days of Speed Training-Foot Speed, Leg Speed, Mass Distribution Speed, Methods of Separation and Counter Movements.
Shot Speed

2016 US Lacrosse Hall of Fame Coach, 2014 Lacrosse Man of the Year,Ryland Huyghue

Current MLB Speed Coach,Former World Class Sprinter,GOGo Ed Lovelace

Please see the link below:https://youtu.be/gVEsDwZct2I

Registration page http://www.teamcitiuslacrosse. com/camps/197556-team-citius- lacrosse-speed-training-camp

 

 

Posted on September 09, 2016

Smithson Valley High School Lacrosse Club is looking for an assistant varsity coach for the 2016-2017 seasons.
Overview: The Smithson Valley Lacrosse Club is a full K-12 program looking to hire an volunteer assistant varsity coach for the High School boys lacrosse team.

We are a D-2 program in South Central Texas and starting our 8th year of a high school program. We are seeking a high school level assistant volunteer varsity coach to assist in the continued growth of this program. With the right leadership and coaching this program is primed to experience tremendous success.

Candidate must have the ability to make daily practices and games, a positive attitude and desire to learn the game from a Hall Of Fame Coach who will work closely with you as your mentor. You will also need to pass a background check and willing to become a certified US Lacrosse level one coach. Perspective candidate must be open to work with other coaches to develop strategy, practice plans and game plans.
If interested, please submit resume

Appointment: Part-Time. This position will lead into a paying opportunity for the following season. Salary: Volunteer FTPT: Part-Time Contact: Ryland Huyghue Title: VP Lacrosse Operations Head Lacrosse Coach Address: 2626 Thousand Oaks Drive : # 1009 San Antonio, Texas 78232
Phone: (909) 260-7782 Email: coachryland@svlax.net schoolURL: http://www.svlax.net
 
Posted on August 25, 2016
Central Catholic Department of Athletics
 
Head Lacrosse Coach
Central Catholic is a Catholic College Prep School for young men grades 9-12 in San Antonio education students from diverse backgrounds for success through the development of scholarship, leadership and moral character. The school seeks to hire and retain employees who are skilled in their field, involved participants in the school community, active in their faith, and dedicated to carry out the mission of the school. Central Catholic seeks qualified applicants who will provide leadership to our THSLL Division II program.
Duties include: support and abide by the athletic policies and rules of the school and the THSLL; foster good sportsmanship and character in the student-athletes; supporting a positive coaching atmosphere, providing for the safety and welfare of the student-athletes, and supporting a multi-sport program.
Contact: send resumes to Carlos Enrico Athletic Director 
email: cenrico@cchs-satx.org      fax:  210-227-9353
Coaches Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Head Coach is responsible for submitting eligibility lists of participants for the Lacrosse Program.
  2. The Coach must furnish a travel list of players to the Athletic Director and must receive the director’s approval of means of travel. Departure time etc.
  3. The Coach is responsible for staying with participants until they have dressed and gone home. He will see that all facilities are securely locked before leaving.
  4. The Coach confers with the Athletic Director if a player is to be dismissed from the program.
  5. The coach is responsible for all equipment used in his sport. A current inventory must be maintained of all equipment used.
  6. The coach provides assistance to other coaches to assure coordination and success in each sport.
  7. The coach is directly responsible to the Athletic Director for his behavior while carrying out duties connected with athletics.
  8. The coach must submit a list of names to the Athletic Director of those participants recommended for awards.
  9. Assumes responsibility for Central Catholic’s participation in all THSLL activities.
  10. Keeps abreast of all rules and regulations of THSLL and sees that the school, in all matters, complies with these regulations.
Posted on August 15, 2016
TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas is accepting applications for the position of High School Assistant Lacrosse Coach for the 2016-2017 school year. TMI competes in the THSLL Division I and all coaches are expected to support an environment of Christian good sportsmanship.
 
TMI is a co-ed college preparatory school located in northwest San Antonio. The program is seeking an experienced Assistant Coach to work with the Varsity and JV teams as the program transitions up to THSLL Division I.  
 
Candidates must have:
  • Previous coaching experience at the high school level or college playing experience
  • Ability to make daily practices and games
  • Positive attitude and desire to constantly be improving as a coach and a mentor
  • Willingness to work with other coaches to develop strategy, practice plans and game plans
 
Coaches will be compensated with a bi-weekly stipend. Applicants must pass a background check and complete CPR, First Aid and other training provided by the school.
 
Contact Head Coach Blake Skinner at b.skinner@tmi-sa.org or 214-801-2855 for inquiries.

School Website: www.tmi-sa.org
 
Posted on April 07, 2016
Eligibility Guidelines Academic All-American
  1. Players may come from any THSLL Member Varsity Team;
  2. Nominations for selection should be made in writing prior per the THSLL Timetable;
  3. Players selected for All-American may not be considered for Academic All-American;
  4. Nominated players must be seniors;
  5. A school transcript and resume must accompany the nomination;
  6. Any player that has received a diploma from a secondary school will not be eligible for Academic All-American status during post-graduate study.
Posted on March 01, 2016
Please find the attached US Lacrosse official's cards. These cards can be printed and used during the game as a reminder of who officiated the game. Simply fill out the card during the pre-game meeting with the names of the officials and refer to it during your game report and official rankings. 
Article File Attachments: coaches-certification-card.pdf Officials Cards
Posted on February 28, 2016
Appendix I - THSLL Seeding/Tie Breaking Policy
 
Regular Season Seeding Guidelines
Seeding for post-season activities will be determined using the following procedures.
 
  • A district game is defined in the schedule with a game type of “District”. District teams may play each other more than once, but only games designated as “District” on the schedule will count towards seeding.
  • Seeding is calculated by the number of wins against teams in the same division (Division I or II), district (North, South, etc), and conference (East, West, etc).
  • Teams will be sorted by wins in descending order.
  • A tie will not count towards a win or a loss.
  • Forfeited games result in a winning score of 1-0 with the win being given to the team not initiating the forfeit. BoD reserves the right to adjust forfeited game scores or alternative method in extreme cases.
  • All district games must be played. Any district games not completed by the deadline will be given a 0-1 loss for both teams. BoD reserves the right to adjust as needed in extreme cases.
  • The top X teams will be selected in descending order starting with the most wins. The number of teams being seeded may be different between districts. The number of teams selected is decided pre-season during the district breakout sessions.
 
Tie Breaking Procedures
In every situation possible , head to head results are primary .
 
  1. The tied teams will be placed in a sub group. The process outlined in steps 1 through 4 in b) below will be utilized for each seeding position. In a Multi-way tie, the process will first determine the highest seed in question and then be repeated again for the next seed, and continue until all tied teams are seeded.
  2. The following steps are used, in order, to break ties for each seeding position:
    1. The highest seed is determined by District wins against Teams within the sub group.
    2. If a tie remains after step 1, teams will be ranked by Head-to-Head competition within the sub group. In the event of a Three-way tie within any sub group; the selection will also be based on a head-to-head comparison.
    3. If all of the Teams have one win over the other teams in the tie (Team A has defeated team B, team B has defeated team C, and team C has defeated Team A etc.) then the selection shall be based on the difference in scores between those three games:
      1. The winner will receive a plus for each goal above the goals by the other team, and the loser will receive a minus for each goal below the goals for the other team.
        For example – Team A defeated team B by the score of 8 to 5, team A would receive a plus 3 and Team B would receive a minus 3.
      2. The difference in goals for the remaining two games (B Vs C and C Vs A) would be likewise calculated, and the Team with the largest positive value would be selected.
    4. Should step 3 not break the three-way tie, there will be a coin flip. All 3 head coaches meet, and coins will be flipped. They flip and odd side out wins. The remaining two go back to step 1.
  3. Once steps 1 through 4 have been completed, there will be one clear winner from the sub group. If two teams remain tied, steps 1 through 4 are used to break the remaining tie. If more than two teams remain, steps 1 through 4 are used to identify one clear winner per iteration until all ties are resolved.
  4. To seed any remaining tied teams, the tiebreaker process will be repeated recreating the sub group with the remaining teams.
 
 
 
Posted on February 20, 2016
​To All THSLL Participants,
 
Since the start of the 2016 THSLL Season on January 23rd, 226 games have been played!  For the most part, game reports and feedback from you and the SWLOA officials have been positive.  We are all excited about another season of quality, competitive lacrosse; however, the THSLL Board of Directors has received and reviewed a number of reported game incidents that have us concerned about safety and sportsmanship.
 
As you know, safety and sportsmanship are foundation principles of the THSLL, and are important priorities for all of us who participate in, and are involved with, the THSLL.  Having said that, there have already been a number of reported game incidents of unnecessary roughness, and targeting of the head/neck area, which are both illegal and cause for concern for safety and sportsmanship reasons.
 
The THSLL Board of Directors and the SWLOA leadership have reviewed these scenarios, watched the game film on them, and are taking action on them together, now, to ensure the health and safety of everyone participating in 2016 THSLL Regular Season and Post-Season THSLL games.
 
Towards that end, Tom Fitzsimmons, President of the SWLOA, sent out an email on Thursday of this past week to all the SWLOA officials asking them to be more vigilant when it comes to player safety.  He asked them to pay close attention to hits to the neck and head area that occur through illegal body checks, and/or through unnecessary roughness.  He noted that violent contact around the head and neck should result in a penalty.  Additionally, he noted that violent and egregious hits can also be unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.  He asked the officials to start penalties associated with these fouls at two minutes and progress to three with the player locked in the box.
 
He reiterated our agreed upon message that SWLOA officials should err on the side of making such calls, and that we would be communicating with you, explaining this decision and action, and to expect flags when hits occur in the head or neck area, even when the contact is caused by follow-through, and when hits are violent and/or egregious.
 
We acknowledged together, in advance of this decision and action, that we may receive more complaints, but that our concern for safety and sportsmanship requires that the SWLOA and the THSLL adapt to a changing environment around safety and sportsmanship to make for a better game.  In closing, Tom suggested each SWLOA official contact their assignor, local trainer, or chief referee if they have any questions.
 
The purpose of this email from the THSLL Board of Directors is to initiate a dialogue on safety and sportsmanship around the THSLL, given the number of such incidents that have occurred thus far in the 2016 THSLL Season.  We are sharing Tom’s message and instructions to the SWLOA officials, AND we are explicitly stating the THSLL Board of Directors’ expectations around safety and sportsmanship, and highlighting the NCAA rules associated with them, for all future THSLL games.
 
The reported game incidents referenced above are violations of the NCAA Lacrosse Rules related to Unnecessary Roughness SECTION 5 and Targeting the Head/Neck, SECTION 3, and are all related to safety and sportsmanship.  Consequently, we are asking each coach to do four things: 
  1. Provide a copy of our email, and these NCAA rules to each player
  2. Review both the email and the rules with your players so that there is no question as to what they mean, how serious we all are about player safety and sportsmanship, and so that they will understand the SWLOA interpretation and application of these rules in future THSLL games.
  3. Communicate with your players that these hits will not be tolerated, and if any player insists on making them, there will be serious consequences.
  4. Make your thoughts about the SWLOA application of these rules clear in your game reports, and where you disagree with the calls, or lack of calls on them, refrain from on-field arguments, and instead provide comments and game film so that the SWLOA leadership and THSLL Board of Directors can review the incidents for learning and training purposes.
We thank you all for your commitment to the high school student athletes participating in the THSLL, and for giving these actions on player safety and sportsmanship your attention.  We all share equally the responsibility and accountability for proactively addressing safety and sportsmanship in the THSLL, and we know that without your support, the THSLL would not be able to provide the lacrosse experience it does today!
 
Have a great season
 
Al Picazo
Commissioner, THSLL
 
Article File Attachments: NCAA Section 3 & 5.docx NCAA Section 3 & 5
Posted on November 21, 2015

Appendix J – THSLL 2015-2016 Season Timetable

  • Super Regionals and State Hosts Selected by December 1, 2015
  • THSLL and SWLOA dues to THSLL Treasurer: December 1,2015
  • Game schedules submitted by December 21 ,2015
  • Last day to submit eligibility waivers for players or Team: January 11,2016
  • Team Information due: Valid/Up to Date Rosters, Emergency Plan, Proof of Insurance:January 18, 2016
  • Beginning of THSLL season games may not be played before Friday, January 22,2016
  • End of THSLL season games must be completed by Friday, April 29, 2016
  • Nominations and supporting documentation due April 29, 2016 for Coach of the Year, Asst. Coach of the Year, Person of the Year
  • All-State/All District Selection, District Wrap-up, Team Photo and Rosters: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • All-State, All-District, Honorable Mention posted Wednesday10 p.m. May 4, 2016
  • Division I and Division II District Seedings by Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • AA/AAA nominations and support information by May 4,2016
  • DI and DII Super Regional Tournaments: May 7, May 8 , 2016 in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio
  • Person of The Year Executive Committee Meeting: May 2, 2016
  • DI, DII State Championships: May 14,15 in Dallas
  • THSLL Executive Board Meeting: June 25, 2016 rules/voting issues
  • Rule Change Proposal Due August 1,2016
  • State Meetings at District locations September 2016. Review requirements for 2017 THSLL season
Posted on October 04, 2015
Girls Introduction to Lacrosse Clinic 
Hosted by Smithson Valley Lacrosse Club

WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2015
TIME: 3PM - 5PM
WHERE: Bulverde Community Park (29815 Bulverde Lane, Bulverde, TX 78163)
COST:  FREE
REGISTER: http://svlax.net/Registration/Default.asp?n=29163&org=svlax.net

For questions you may contact us at registration@svlax.net
Posted on April 29, 2015

Each THSLL District awards All-State and All-District Honors within Divisions I and II.
The San Antonio Divison II District awards are attached.

Article File Attachments: San Antonio 2015 Awards.pdf San Antonio Divison II District Awards
Posted on April 29, 2015
2015 San Antonio District Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
This award is intended to recognize the individuals overall coaching performance and contribution.
John Beck (TMI)

2015 San Antonio District Assistant Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
Blake Skinner (TMI)

2015 San Antonio District Person of the Year
THSLL Person of the Year award honoree whose individual whose dedication, commitment, and support of lacrosse and its ideals extends beyond his/her specific Member Team.
Coach Blake Radetsky -Roosevelt 
Posted on April 26, 2015
San Antonio Super Regional.
Fondren Stadium
The Episcopal School of Texas

20955 West Tejas Trail
San Antonio, TX 78257

http://tmi-sa.com/school/documents/athletics/athletics-visitors-guide.pdf

Adult Single Day: $8
Adult Weekend: $12
Child (12 & under) Single Day: $5
Child Weekend: $8
Cash only
*San Antonio youth players who wear their teams uniform get in for free
 
Posted on April 07, 2015
THSLL San Antonio will have four teams representing our District at each of the Regional Playoffs that will determine the teams to compete in the 2015 THSLL DII State Playoffs and Championship.
Each of the four Districts will host a Regional Playoff.

The San Antonio District will use the end of season District Rankings, which was decided at the preseason scheduling meeting, to determine seeds #1-4. This will be finalized immediately after the end of the regular season.
Posted on January 28, 2015
THSLL introduces the 2015 Table Training Aid. This guide introduces the table to the general concepts and rules concerning the table along with sample score book entries. 

Click to download the PDF --> 2015 Table Training
Posted on November 25, 2014

12/3/14- UPDATED  INFORMATION REGARDING CASCADE R HELMET

NOCSAE is working closely with us as we develop and test a retrofit to the Cascade R helmet and we are confident a solution will be announced in the coming days.  Earlier this  week, we had sent technicians to NOCSAE’s testing Laboratory to test what we believe to be a viable and simple modification to existing helmets  to ensure they comply with the NOCSAE standard. We have been informed that if we can demonstrate with statistical probability that this modification will meet the standard, NOCSAE will approve the process.

 If  successful, this modification will result in A new model as defined in NOCSAE standards. We are now working with NOCSAE on the details of that modification, including how it will be rolled out to players and teams currently in  possession of the Cascade R helmet. As soon as we have all the details we will immediately communicate the necessary steps to complete the modification.

Thank you for your patience and continued commitment to Cascade during this process. We continue to stand behind the Cascade R helmet and believe this modification will address NOCSAE’s concerns and ensure there will be no further interruption to the sport we all love.

Cascade Lacrosse


US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men's and women's lacrosse, has been notified by NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) that two lacrosse helmet models currently available in the marketplace -- the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator -- do not meet the NOCSAE helmet standard, ND041.

NOCSAE's public statement, available in its entirety at www.nocsae.org, says that the organization made its determination following an independent investigation and evaluation of the two helmets, including a review of each manufacturer's internal testing and quality control data. As a result, NOCSAE has invalidated the manufacturer's certification of compliance for all manufacturing dates for the two helmet models.

Playing rules written by US Lacrosse, the NCAA and the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) mandate that all helmets must meet NOCSAE standards and be NOCSAE certified. Both models had previously been certified by the manufacturers as compliant with the NOCSAE standard.

NOCSAE's statement adds that both Cascade and Warrior have been notified of these conclusions by NOCSAE, and have indicated that they are working to address the issue.

Consumers seeking further information about these two helmet models are advised to contact the manufacturers directly: Cascade (1-800-537-1702); Warrior (1-800-968-7845)


Cascade Statement Regarding Cascade R Helmet 

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has announced that the Cascade R model lacrosse helmet no longer complies with NOCSAE standard ND041 and that Cascade’s certification of compliance on that helmet model only is now invalid. 
We are working with NOCSAE to clarify the concerns and appropriately address the issue.  However, our first priority is always to our loyal Cascade customers.   Players not in immediate need of a certified helmet are encouraged to retain their helmet. Cascade is confident that we will be able to re-certify the helmet and that recertification could be a simple fix. We expect to communicate all available remedies as soon as possible, once approved by NOCSAE.  We are communicating the following information to consumers: 

If you are a player that owns an R helmet and has games in November/Early December but do not own another certified helmet, you should contact your preferred lacrosse retailer to understand if they have the ability to fit you with a certified helmet.  If yes, return your R helmet to that retailer and they will provide a replacement. 

If you are a player that owns an R helmet and are not using it until the season starts, we are asking you to please hold onto your helmet in the short-term. As we get closer to season start we will have a procedure in place for you to receive either an update to your R model or another replacement option.  If you are a team that owns R helmets and has games in November/Early December but do not have another certified helmet solution, please contact Cascade customer service at (800) 537- 1702 and we will do our best to find a lacrosse retailer to support your needs.  If you are a team that has R helmets and do not need to use them immediately we are asking you to please hold onto your helmets in the short-term. As we get closer to season start we will have a procedure in place for you to receive either an update to your R models or another replacement option.  
Detailed instructions on necessary steps will be made available on our web site www.cascadelacrosse.com and provided to all relevant governing bodies as soon as they become available.  

Memo to All Officials Regarding NOCSAE Decision

On Monday, November 24, 2014, NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) issued a statement announcing that it had voided the manufacturer’s certification of compliance for all manufacturing dates, for the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator lacrosse helmets (see photo below).

Please note: the Cascade models CPV-R, CPX-R and CS-R and the Warrior TII are not affected by this decision by NOCSAE.

 Until the manufacturers and NOCSAE are able to remedy and re-certify these helmets, the Model R and Regulator are both illegal at all levels of play and by all rules that mandate helmets meet NOCSAE standards and be NOCSAE certified.

Until further notice we are asking all officials, prior to the game, to add the following statement to the pre-game certification for head coaches. Officials are encouraged to meet with both coaches together at midfield to conduct this certification.

“Coach, are you aware that the Cascade Model R and Warrior Regulator helmet models do not meet the NOCSAE standard for lacrosse at this time and they are not legal for play? With this in mind, do you certify all players are equipped by rule and that all helmets including the goalkeepers meet the NOCSAE standard for lacrosse helmets?”

In the women’s and girls’ games, officials are asked to check the helmets of the goalkeepers during the pre-game stick check to ensure that the helmets worn are not the two in question.

In both games, during the game if a coach requests an equipment check or random equipment check is performed, officials are asked to check the helmet of the player to ensure that the helmets in question are not being worn.

No player is permitted to wear either of these helmets during play until further notice. NOCSAE certification is a testing process and standard required in order to keep players safe and minimize risk for all players in both the boys’ and girls’ games.

If a player is discovered to be wearing this helmet once play has begun, the officials should stop play immediately and the player shall be substituted for and removed from play until they are equipped with a NOCSAE certified helmet. If the player wearing the illegal helmet is the goalkeeper, and the team does not have a backup goalkeeper, the goalie may exchange for a legal goalkeeper helmet and resume playing.

Remember, as an official you are simply adjudicating and applying the rules as written. By not enforcing this rule you could be putting yourself and the safety of the athletes on the field at risk. It is imperative that you enforce this standard and rule at all tournaments and games until further notice.

If a coach protests or asks questions in regards to this ruling direct them to reach out to NOCSAE or either of the helmet manufacturers for clarification.

Here are a couple frequently asked questions that you may encounter.

How do I know what helmet is legal or not?

 Please use the pictures above and below as references. The easiest way to determine which helmet is which is to look for a couple key design features.

On the Cascade Model R helmet, there is a big “R” on the right side of the helmet on the visor.

On the Warrior Regulator the most distinguishable feature is the air vents in the temple area of the helmet is a long triangular shape (Warrior’s TII helmet as a bigger opening and the lettering “TII” is visible in the vent)

Why is this important?

 The safety of the players is the most important thing and is everyone’s responsibility in the game. That includes the manufacturers of sports equipment. NOCSAE creates standards for sports equipment to ensure that equipment worn by athletes meets certain performance standards. Without these standards it is much more difficult for manufacturers to develop products within certain guidelines based on scientific research and data.

 What is the penalty?

 In both games and at all levels, if the player(s) are wearing these helmets then they are not permitted to play in the game. If discovered prior to the game, no penalty is adjudicated, however that player or player(s) may not enter the game until a legal helmet is worn.

In the men’s or boys’ game, if discovered during the game at any time, play should be stopped immediately and the player shall be substituted for and may not return until a legal helmet is worn. If discovered after a goal is scored, the goal stands. If the penalty is on the goalkeeper and the team does not have a backup goalie, he may exchange his helmet for a legal one and resume playing.

In the women’s or girls’ game, if discovered during the game at any time, a minor foul is adjudicated and the player must be substituted for until a legal helmet is worn. If the penalty is on the goalkeeper and the team does not have a backup goalie, she may exchange her helmet for a legal one and resume playing. If they do have a legal goalkeeper helmet, then the team shall play without a goalkeeper. 

Coaches, players, administrators and parents seeking further information about these two helmet models are advised to contact the manufacturers directly: Cascade (1-800-537-1702); Warrior (1-800-968-7845).

What is US Lacrosse’s role in this issue?

 US Lacrosse’s sole role in this is to disseminate the necessary information to our constituents involved in the game. While US Lacrosse as well as NFHS and the NCAA require NOCSAE certified helmets for all games, the standards are created and monitored by NOCSAE.

Posted on November 12, 2014

Division II Varsity Head Coach   Available: ASAP    Start Date: 10 January 2015
Salary:  Competitive, plus Summer and Fall coaching opportunities

Reagan Lacrosse Association is looking for a qualified lacrosse coach for the Division II Varsity team. This is a great opportunity to get varsity coaching experience, while being part of the largest Lacrosse Club in San Antonio. We are seeking to hire a qualified candidate that has a lacrosse background. NCAA playing experience preferred but not mandatory. Compensation is based upon experience and/ or credentials.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Lacrosse playing experience (NCAA, MCLA, Juco, High School)
  • High Lacrosse IQ and demeanor to be able to teach the players in a respectful way
  • Ability to take and give direction
  • Previous coaching experience preferred
  • Available for all practices four days per week (minimum)
  • Available for games during the week and on weekends when required
  • Candidates must turn in three references from employers or other lacrosse involved parties

Contact for information: Joe Ruiz, President, Reagan Lacrosse, at joe.ruiz@taurean.net, 703-338-8634 or Sal Lagudi, Coach Commissioner, at slagudi@gmail.com, 210-445-0627

Posted on November 09, 2014

Equipment Drive-
There are several programs in the State who need equipment. If your team and players have equipment that is not in use, please let me know.

We need Long Poles, Short Poles, Gloves ,Arm guards,Shoulder pads,Helmets.

Thank you!

npowers@thsll.org

 

Posted on November 08, 2014
Trainers-This is a critical health and safety issue and we want to insure the highest level of care to any injured players. This can be provided by Licensed Athletic Trainers, medical professionals (MD, RN, LVN), or EMTs. The serious nature of injuries – severe sprains, bone breaks, concussions, requires the expertise these individuals are trained for.
Posted on September 05, 2014

Regional Meeting: 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

10:00AM

New York Life Training Center
6200 Bridge Point Pkwy
Bldg 4; Suite 125 (enter off of back hallway )
Austin, TX 78730

 

Posted on May 15, 2014

Smithson Valley Lacrosse Club

Position: Smithson Valley Varsity Head Coach  (SV Lacrosse is also looking for Assistant Coaches at the High School level and Head Coaches/Assistants at the Middle School level. If interested in these other positions, please send email to employment@svlax.net )

Overview: The Smithson Valley Lacrosse Club is a full K-12 program looking to hire a head coach for the High School boys lacrosse team. We are a D-2 program in South Central Texas and starting our 3rd year of development as a high school program. We are seeking a high school level head coach to actively continue the growth of this program.

Requirements: Candidates should have a passion for the sport and interest in building a highly competitive program. Applicants should be knowledgeable of the fundamentals and have a love for teaching the game. Experience coaching at high school or playing/coaching at college level is required. This position is an off-campus stipend position. In addition to direct coaching of the high school teams, the role will require leadership skills necessary to recruit, develop, and manage paid and volunteer coaching staff necessary to continue the growth of the program. All Coaches must be US Lacrosse Level 1 Certified, CPR/AED and Emergency Medicine Certified and take the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching online class including Concussion Management. 

Candidate must be available all seasons including summer to host camps, tournaments, and recruiting activities.

Compensation:Negotiable. Additional income opportunities are dependent upon recruitment, summer camps, tournaments, and sponsorships.

Responsibilities:

1. The head coach will work in coordination with the SV Lacrosse Board.  Head coach will develop a coaches training program that will ensure a positive culture and ensure continuity for all teams, K thru 12th grade.

2. To be a role model in all settings and foster an environment of respect, tolerance, integrity and responsibility.

3. To exemplify a sense of professionalism at all times which includes game and practice times, with opponents, parents, faculty, staff, and administration. 

4. Schedule all Varsity and JV games, in and out of district, and work with coaching staff to coordinate the use of practice and game fields. 

5. To adhere to all rules and regulations stated in the Smithson Valley Lacrosse Club Code of Conduct, SV Lacrosse Bylaws and THSLL Rulebook. 

6. To have a passion for his players to be sound fundamentally through practicing, enhancing and refining fundamental skills and game strategies.

7. Promote the development and enhancement of qualities of sportsmanship, leadership, loyalty and commitment. 

 8. To support and promote individual players in pursuing opportunities to play beyond the high school level. 

Fundamental Philosophy:  Smithson Valley Lacrosse is seeking a passionate, energetic individual who strives to build a highly competitive and challenging program for the Smithson Valley area student-athletes. Smithson Valley Lacrosse is committed to offering a rewarding experience for the students while maintaining high academic standards. A Smithson Valley Lacrosse coach is an individual who seeks excellence on a daily basis while teaching life skills that will benefit the student-athletes within the program for many years to come. 

 Please send inquiries, resumes and references to employment@svlax.net

Posted on April 27, 2014
2014 San Antonio District Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
This award is intended to recognize the individuals overall coaching performance and contribution.

John Beck, TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas

2014 San Antonio District Assistant Coach of the Year

This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.

Blake Skinner, TMI- The Episcopal School of Texas

2014 San Antonio District Person of the Year

THSLL Person of the Year award honoree whose individual whose dedication, commitment, and support of lacrosse and its ideals extends beyond his/her specific Member Team.

James Boone

Posted on March 31, 2014
THSLL San Antonio will have four teams representing our District at each of the Regional Playoffs that will determine the teams to compete in the 2014 THSLL DII State Playoffs and Championship.
Each of the four Districts will host a Regional Playoff. The San Antonio District will use the end of season District Rankings, which was decided at the preseason scheduling meeting, to determine seeds #1-4. This will be finalized immediately after the end of the regular season.
 

Posted on February 25, 2014

STX Recalls Shield Throat Protector Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product - the STX Shield Throat Protector - unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Hazard: The Shield Throat Protector can crack or break when struck by a lacrosse ball, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: STX toll-free at (888) 789-7894 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.stx.com and click on RECALL--Shield Throat Protector for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 4,000

Description: This recall involves the STX Shield throat protector. The throat protector is black and has the letters "STX" engraved on the outer surface of the protector. It has straps attached by silver screws on each side and bottom of the protector to attach it to a lacrosse goalie's helmet below the helmet's chin guard.

Incidents/Injuries: STX has received one report of the Shield throat protector breaking, resulting in reported bruising and lacerations to the user's neck.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the Shield throat protector and contact STX and return the product for a full refund.

Sold at: Specialty sporting goods stores such as Athlete's Connection, Commonwealth Lacrosse, Lacrosse Unlimited, Play It Again Sports, Sport Stop USA, and Universal Lacrosse and online at www.lax.com from September 2013 through February 2014 for about $20 to $25.

Importer/Distributor: STX, LLC of Baltimore, Md.
Manufactured in: Taiwan

Posted on January 30, 2014
SWLOA San Antonio Texas Chapter

PresidentRob Johnsonrjohn62495@aol.com
AssignerGrady Hatchfootballump@gvtc.com
Chief RefereeRob Johnson ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿rjohn62495@aol.com
Training CoordinatorKeith MarkeyKLM@saorthosports.com

San Antonio Governers
Rob Johnsonrjohn62495@aol.com
Richard Ondertasoref@satx.rr.com

Statewide Board of Governors
PresidentTom Fitzsimmonstfitzwp73@gmail.com
Secretary/TreasurerMark Paynempayne@multicorp.com
Chief RefereeDon Carnestxcarnes@swbell.net

Posted on January 23, 2014
As of January 1, 2014, all lacrosse balls used for play MUST meet NOCSAE standards and include the words "Meets NOCSAE Standard".

NOCSAE, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, commissions research in sports medicine & science and establishes standards for athletic equipment.

All three governing bodies for lacrosse in the United States – US Lacrosse, the NCAA and the NFHS - have agreed to mandate that only balls marked as "Meets NOCSAE Standard" will be allowed for use in games.

Additionally, the process of visually identifying these NOCSAE balls will become much easier. Beginning in January 2014, the only balls deemed legal for play will be those that state "Meets NOCSAE Standard" in type size that will be simple for consumers and game officials to read.  

NCAA Lax Rules Editor: Only NOCSAE-approved balls are legal, the 'NCAA-approved' balls are not. There is a difference in construction manufacturing between the two.

Why is a standard really needed? The core issue involved in the approval of any equipment standard is safety. Adherence to a ball standard is a matter of quality control. The properties of all lacrosse balls (ie-weight, density, size, etc.) must be consistent to protect the integrity of other protective equipment, such as the facemask, helmet and eyewear, used in the game and to minimize risk to the participants.
Posted on January 20, 2014
Highlands Lacrosse Meeting
Wednesday, Jan 22
4:30-5:30 pm
Directions: Head to Highlands main entrance on Elgin ave. and proceed toward Hiawatha st. Portable 8 is along Elgin, the second to last portable. Parking available in small lot on corner of Elgin and Hiawatha and in bigger lot across from Highlands main entrance/gym.

Portable 8
3119 Elgin Ave
San Antonio, TX 78210
Posted on November 13, 2013
Positive Coaching Alliance Double Coach Award Nominations Due December 31st.

PCA annually gives Double-Goal Coach Awards to 20 youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the even more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.

The award includes $250, a stunning trophy and recognition in PCA's website, newsletters and media campaigns. Any current head coach of any youth or high school sport in the U.S. with at least three years' experience is eligible for nomination.

Nominations may come from a school or youth sports organization leader, fellow coach, parent, athlete, friend or family member. Nominations are open through Dec. 31.

Click the link for the nomination instructions

www.positivecoach.org/our-programs/double-goal-coach-awards/
Posted on October 01, 2013
Appendix J – THSLL 2013-2014 Season Timetable


• Super Regionals and State Hosts Selected by November 30, 2013
• Game schedules submitted by November 30,2013
• THSLL and SWLOA dues to THSLL Treasurer, Deadline: December 1,2013
• Schedules reviewed and uploaded to SWLOA: December 16, 2013
• Last day to submit eligibility waivers for players or Team,
  January 14,2014
• Team Information due: Valid/Up to Date Rosters, Emergency Plan, 
  Proof of Insurance and Approved Eligibility Waivers: January 21, 2014
• Beginning of THSLL season games may not be played before
  January 24,2014
• End of THSLL season games must be completed by Friday, April 18, 2014,
  Rain dates included, STAAR testing May 5-16
• Nominations and supporting documentation due April 18, 2014 for Coach
  of the Year, Asst. Coach of the Year, Person of the Year
• Division I District Seedings by Wednesday, April 23, 2014
• All-State/District Selection, District Wrap-up, League Recap, Team
  Photo and Rosters: Thursday, April 24,2014
• DI Super Regional Tournaments: April 26,27, 2014 in Austin and Dallas
• DII District Champion determined: by April 27,2014
• AA/AAA nominations and support information by April 28,2014
• Person of The Year Executive Committee Meeting, April 28, 2014
• DI, DII State Championships, May 3,4 Houston
• THSLL Executive Board Meeting: June 21, 2014 rules/voting issues
• Rule Change Proposal Due August 1,2014
• District Meetings September 2014 review requirements for THSLL season
• State Meeting September 20,2014 voting issues

Posted on September 23, 2013

Dick's Sporting Goods will remain a State Level Sponsor for the 2013-2014 Season. Dick's Sporting Goods would like to thank all the members of the Texas High School Lacrosse League for their continued support. We are proud to have THSLL as a member of the Community Youth Sports Program because of the work you do in growing the sport of Lacrosse in the community.

Additionally, Dick’s would like to invite you to participate in an exclusive “league appreciation” shopping experience. During this event we will offer all THSLL participants 20% Off throughout the store. Save on lacrosse equipment and everything else you need to coach, play and watch the games.

DATE: Saturday – October 5, 2013
TIME: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
13 PARTICIPATING TEXAS AREA LOCATIONS

Hurst - North East Mall 1101 Melbourne Rd. Hurst, TX 76053
Frisco - Stonebriar Centre Mall 2611 Preston Road Frisco, TX 75034
Fort Worth – Alliance Town Center 9356 Sage Meadow Trail Fort Worth, TX 76177
Irving - Hunter Plaza 2000 Market Place Blvd. Irving, TX 75063
Flower Mound 5801Long Prairie Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75028
Allen - The Village at Allen 170 E. Stacy Road, Ste. 2310 Allen, TX 75002
Dallas - Park Lane 8030 Park Lane Dallas, TX 75231
Garland - Firewheel Town Center 205 Coneflower Drive Garland, TX 75040
Rockwall - The Plaza at Rockwall 1005 E. Interstate 30 Rockwall, TX 75087
Austin – Bee Cave 3921 Market Street Bee Cave, TX 78738
Austin – Domain 3210 Kramer Lane Austin, TX 787585
Pflugerville 19000 Limestone Commercial Drive Pflugerville, TX 78660
San Antonio - The Rim 18103 Rim Drive San Antonio, TX 78257


Posted on September 01, 2013

THSLL Member School Program Coaches, Athletic Directors, and Club Presidents, the THSLL State Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Magnolia High School Library
The library is located on your left just inside the front entrance.
The school address is 14350 FM 1488, Magnolia Tx. 77353.

This is your opportunity to participate in the decision making process regarding the THSLL and the THSLL 2014 season. We encourage you to come, participate in the dialog, and to help chart the course for the THSLL.

Posted on August 16, 2013
Dan Morris, Dallas Jesuit- playing for Maryland, and Patrick Diamonon, Lamar-playing for Hendrix are both products of THSLL programs, and will be playing for Philippines Lacrosse on Sunday, August 18th. The Philippines/Israel Lacrosse Festival at St.Paul's School will be be broadcast live on Access Lacrosse at http://www.livestream.com/accesslacrosse

Josh Acut- San Antonio DII Coordinator, Founder, Philippines Lacrosse, Post-Collegiate Club Corpus Christi, Tx will also be playing!



Posted on May 03, 2013
Sunday Game 1 - http://lax.tv/link/9473/   Sunday Game 2 - http://lax.tv/link/9474/
D2 Championship - http://lax.tv/link/9476/   D1 Championship - http://lax.tv/link/9475/


Posted on May 02, 2013
To assist out of town friends, family, and lacrosse fans everywhere, THSLL will partner with Laurel Video Productions to bring you all the games from this weekend’s State Lacrosse Championships.

The link for the 2013 THSLL Championships webcast is HERE and the backup website for the live broadcast is HERE.

While we would love all to attend the event at John Clark Stadium in Plano we know everyone can’t be there so this is the best way to not miss any action.

Additional Video Links:
Game 1 - http://lax.tv/link/9471/
Game 2 - http://lax.tv/link/9472/
Game 3 - http://lax.tv/link/9473/
Game 4 - http://lax.tv/link/9474/
D2 Championship - http://lax.tv/link/9476/
D1 Championship - http://lax.tv/link/9475/



Posted on April 19, 2013
2013 San Antonio District Playoffs
 #1 TMI , #2 St. Marys Hall have First Round Byes

First Round

4/23 Tuesday 6:00 p.m.
#6 Flour Bluff @ #3 Smithson Valley

4/23 Tuesday 6:00 p.m.
#5 Central Catholic @ #4 Reagan

Semi Final Round(s)
Host: St. Mary’s Hall
4/25 Thursday

Semi-Final #1: Winner of (#6 vs #3) vs #2 seed Time TBA

Semi-Final #2: Winner of (#5 vs #4) vs #1 seed Time TBA
.
Final Round
Host: St. Mary’s Hall
4/27 Saturday

Middle School Showcase 4:00 p.m.

District Awards Presentation 6:00 p.m.

District Championship Game 6:30 p.m.
Winner of Semi-Final #1 vs. Winner of Semi-Final #2


Posted on April 15, 2013
The San Antonio District is pleased to announce the 2013 THSLL awards.

Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
This award is intended to recognize the individuals overall coaching performance and contribution, not just coaching wins.

San Antonio District 2013 Coach of the Year:
John Beck TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas

San Antonio District 2013 Asst Coach of the Year:

Josh Taylor- Reagan

Person of the Year
THSLL Person of the Year award honoree whose individual whose dedication, commitment, and support of lacrosse and its ideals extends beyond his/her specific Member Team.

San Antonio District 2013 Person of the Year:

Mary Mattia- Highlands



Posted on April 15, 2013
The San Antonio District is Postseason Awards recognizing the top players from the area. Congratulations to the 2013 San Antonio Division II All State, All District and Honorable Mention.

All State

Attack
#1 Gerrick Cantrell TMI
#20 George Herdeg Saint Mary's Hall
#21 Aaron Kuntz Reagan

Midfield

#27 Tristan Robinson Saint Mary's Hall
#19 Andrew Wickersham Saint Mary’s Hall
#16 Cameron Campbell Reagan
#10 Dylan Hodge (FOGO) TMI
#33 Keith Silvin (LSM) Reagan
 
Defense
#7 Devan Schulz Roosevelt
#11 Chuy Suday TMI
#50 Aaron White Reagan

Goalie

#2 Jose de Alba TMI

All District

Attack

#5 G.W. Bodden TMI
#20 Zach Pappas Smithson Valley
#2 Willis Whitake Smithson Valley

Midfield

#10 Garrett Chubb Smithson Valley
#15 Markell Henderson TMI
#23 Trey Trusevich Saint Mary’s Hall
#4 Stefan Garcia (FOGO) Central Catholic
#5 Kent Healy (LSM) Saint Mary’s Hall

Defense

#7 Alex Graham TMI
#34 Zach Nickle Saint Mary’s Hall
#7 Scott Tobin Smithson Valley

Goalie
#35 Troy Holmes Smithson Valley

Honorable Mention
Attack
#10 Sam Kuntz Reagan
#8 Connor McMillian TMI
#2 Marcus Villa Central Catholic
 
Midfield 
#15 Austin Garcia Flour Bluff
#5 Austin Huddle Reagan
#1 Jake Larrumbide Roosevelt
#5 Johnny Titzman (FOGO) Smithson Valley
#34 Jack Whitaker (LSM) Smithson Valley
 
Defense 
#1 Jared Balthrop Smithson Valley
#25 Jac Clark TMI
#37 Taylor Thelander Reagan

Goalie 

#7 Gus Rowland Saint Mary's Hall
Posted on March 01, 2013

1. Each of the four (4) DII Districts will have four (4) teams qualifying for the regional tournaments.
2. District seedings 1-4 are determined by each District following the conclusion of the regular season. The method of determining seedings must be decided within each district before the beginning of the regular season.
3. The top seed within each district will be the host team for their respective regional tournament and will be responsible for organizing their regional tournament.

Format
3. The 16 qualifying teams are seeded based upon a predetermined formula as indicated below.
4. The four (4) regional tournaments will follow a Saturday/Sunday format the weekend before the State Championship.
5. Within each region, the #1 seed plays the #4 seed, and the #2 seed plays the #3 seed on Saturday. The winners of those games play each other on Sunday to determine the Regional representative team to play for the State Championship the following weekend.
6. The State Championship on the following weekend will have the same structure, with semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday.


Predetermined Matchups:
2014
North Region
North 1 (host)
South 2
San Antonio 3
Central 4
Central Region
Central 1 (host)
North 2
South 3
San Antonio 4
San Antonio Region
San Antonio 1 (host)
Central 2
North 3
South 4
South Region
South 1 (host)
San Antonio 2
Central 3
North 4


Posted on March 01, 2013
Central Super Regionals
Westwood High School
12400 Mellow Meadow ,Austin, TX 78750
Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th
Game times to be determined

North Super Regionals
Southlake Stadium
1085 S. Kimball Avenue, Southlake, TX 76092
Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th
Game times to be determined

2014 State Championship
Friendswood High School
Henry Winston Stadium
702 Greenbrier, Friendswood, Tx. 77546
Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday May 4th
Game times to be determined

Posted on February 21, 2013

Attached is a document with an update on the NCAA rules changes and how the officials are to interpret them. This should be helpful for you to review as well. Included is information on the rules themselves and on rule mechanics for the officials.

Please note changes in the following areas:

STICK SPECIFICATIONS
Sticks must have manufactured end cap
Player may not saw the head at the throat
ADDED STICK CHECK FIELD TESTS

TAPE ON SHAFTS AND HEADS (New Section)
Officials will no longer check the back of the stick on a stick check. This was originally proposed at the beginning of the year but has since been reconsidered.
No tape on plastic (except goalie)
Traditional shaft-taping methods (including "donuts") are allowed

TAPE ON THE FACE-OFF STICKS
Clarifies taping requirements- One significant change is the length of the FO middie's tape. The tape on the handle of face off players must extend from the bottom of the head and run 6" down the handle. Circumference should not exceed 3 3/4 inches. This aids officials in their insuring that a middie doesn't grab the head of the stick.Tape on the head is a 3 min NR.

SUGGESTED FACE-OFF MECHANICS
After faceoff violation, faceoff official should signal violation and violation count to benches and partners.

RULES ONCE THE ATTACK AREA HAS BEEN GAINED
Added "In the above 4 situations, a new 30 second clearing timer will begin upon possession (with "RESET" signal)"

RESTARTS
Added language for restarts at the substitution area. Take note of the guidelines for restarts and the direct path to the goal.

GUIDELINES FOR OPEN FIELD RESTARTS (New Section)
Provides guidance for adjudication of 5 yard restart buffer.

STALLING
A valid shot must be initiated with the head of the stick at or above the GLE

PENALTIES AND TIMER-ON
Clarifies flag down Timer On situations.

TIMEOUTS, INJURIES, EQUIPMENT ISSUES, AND INADVERTENT WHISTLES DURING
TIMER-ON (New Section)
Provides mechanic for each of these scenarios

PENALTY ENFORCEMENT RULEBOOK ADJUSTMENTS
Corrects original memo regarding slow whistle technique

SLOW-WHISTLE TECHNIQUE
Further clarifies slow-whistle technique

Article File Attachments: 2013NCAA Rules Mechanics Changes 2-16-2013.pdf NCAA Rules Interpretation
Posted on February 21, 2013
Baseline concussion testing for THSLL athletes free of charge: Through Dick's Sporting Goods partnership with ImPACT® Concussion Testing, we have some licenses to donate but there is a short window to get registered but after the registration is completed I believe there is a year able to activate. Some important details are below:



• Valid age range for the test: 12 years old and up

• Team Qualifiers:

o Cannot be a holder of a PACE license already

o Must represent middle school and high school aged children, colleges not eligible

• Testing will need to be organized and administered by a trained school/team official or through a Credentialed ImPACT® Consultant

o Interested teams will be responsible for scheduling their own testing

o Each test takes 20 minutes to complete and typically will be in groups on 5-10 students at a time

• PACE Support Call Center, M-F, 9am-5pm ET @ (720) 722-3180 or 720-PACE-180

• http://www.impacttest.com/



Organizations must confirm their interest to receive our FREE PACE License Registration and Information by contacting Allen Handy by February 28, 2013 via cell 412-417-7978 or email: allen.handy@dcsg.com I will provide you with the next steps to register and receive your concussion education software and testing material from there.



Thanks for your concern and awareness in combating young athlete concussions!

Posted on January 21, 2013
Attached is the recent slide show presented at the NCAA rules clinic in Philadelphia, which helps to explain and interpret this year's new rules and points of emphasis. It basically follows the rule book and modifies what is in the book. The book has been removed from distribution because there were several errors in it. This attachment corrects a lot of the errors but we suspect there will be more. The book will ultimately be put on line so it can be downloaded.

The Rule Book, plus this presentation, make up the rules that the NCAA, and THSLL will follow.

Several highlights that may not be immediately apparent after reading everything are as follows:

1. A face off middie who illegally touches the ball will receive a one minute NR penalty. This counts toward the number of face off violations in a half that can lead to a team being penalized. If a team already has incurred two violations and their face off middie gets called for an illegal touch, they will be down two players: one for the illegal touch (1 min NR), and the in-home for the 3rd violation in a half (30 sec tech foul).

2. Pre-whistle and post-whistle violations count toward the number allowed in a half. If the face off middie plunges down on the ball and it becomes stuck in his crosse, it is a violation. If someone clamps and holds his opponent that is a violation. Anything at the spot of the face off will count. Wing line pushing and shoving would not.

3. The new rules have the requirment that any player doing face offs must have a piece of contrasting colored tape near the head of the stick. This will make it eaiser for officials to see if the player is grasping the plastic. If a player comes out without the tape, that counts as a violation. He can stay in the game but the ball is awarded to the opposing team without a face off occurring.

4. When a flag down occurs the slow whistle technique is used. In the past, if a team went into the box and came out, the whistle blew to stop play and assess the penalty. Now, we act as if the box doesn't exist. This means a team can go in and come out of the box without the whistle being blown. Also, if a flag is down, they come out and the ball hits the ground for any reason, play will continue. This will occur even if a second penalty created the loose ball. The whistle will be blown if the ball goes out of bounds, a goal is scored, the offensive team commits any penalty, an injury occurs or the end of the period. This has changed because of the new stalling and timer on rules. If a team does not attack the goal in a flag down situation a timer on call will be made and they have 30 seconds to get a shot off. At that point the penalties will be assessed.

5. There will be quick restarts all over the field. If the clearing team gains posession in their defensive zone they do not have to restart in the alley. This includes crease violations. The goalie can pick the ball up immediately and throw a clearing pass. The riding attackman must be careful since he has the responsibility of getting back five yards before he can attempt to play the ball.

The link below is the NCAA Rules video for your reviewing. It covers a lot of what is mentioned in the slide show presentation. It does have one error. In the cross check portion it mentions that a cross check will get a one minute NR penalty. That is not true. It could happen though if the cross check goes to the head and neck.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/ncaa/web_video/lacrosse/2013/MLAX_1212.html


There are a lot of changes this year so please be patient. Officials are learning these rules as well and are being trained to handle them. Mistakes will occur. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact your local district Chief Referee.

Article File Attachments: 2013 NCAA Rules and Mechanic Changes.pptx NCAA Slide Show
Posted on December 26, 2012
We are excited Dick's Sporting Goods has become one of the THSLL partners for the 2013 Lacrosse Season. Through our partnership with Dick's Sporting Goods, we have a great opportunity for THSLL teams, coaches and players to save before the start of the 2013 season and throughout the year.

We will be hosting a League Appreciation Weekend on January 12th and 13th at 12 participating Dick's Sporting Goods locations in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. Please forward this information out to your coaches, players, parents and young programs to support this event and our sponsorships. Please see the THSLL website for more information.


SAVE THE DATE:
All THSLL Coaches, Players, and Supporters are INVITED!

WHO: Your local Texas Dick’s Sporting Goods locations are dedicated to partnering with youth sports organizations in the communities around our stores.

WHY: We appreciate everything you do in the community to support the youth sports initiative. The countless hours spent by coaches, board members, and volunteers does not go unnoticed.

WHAT: Texas High School Lacrosse League Appreciation Weekend!!!

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, January 12th – 13th, 2013 from 10am to 7pm

HOW: During the shop event all coaches, players, and families can utilize two different discount coupons to save on everything from lacrosse equipment to folding chairs, canopies, and coolers.

Combine both the Lacrosse Team Packet Coupon Offers with an Additional 15% off your entire purchase.

WHERE: See Coupon for the 12 Participating Locations Dick’s Sporting Goods with our Good, Better, Best Lacrosse Assortment Ratings.

Click Link for Coupon Offers:

2013 THSLL Shop Event Coupons

See attached Flyer

Article File Attachments: 2013 Shop Event Flyer THSLL.pdf 2013 Shop Event Flyer
Posted on December 18, 2012

2013 NCAA Lacrosse Rules and Officiating Video (An informative video posted December 14, 2012)

s3.amazonaws.com/ncaa/web_video/lacrosse/2013/MLAX_1212.html

Posted on December 03, 2012
NCAA 2013-2014 Rule Book Major Rules Changes as of November 30, 2012

Substitution box expanded to 20 yards

Change to RULE 1-SECTION 10: "The substitution area shall be 20 yards wide. Two lines shall be drawn on either side of the center line 10 yards from the center line and extending past the scorer's table."

Minimum of six and a maximum of 10 balls shall be available

Change to RULE 1-SECTION 16: "A minimum of six balls and a maximum of 10 balls shall be available at each end line and sideline. The number of balls in each area must be equal in each area. On the bench side, balls shall be placed at the scorer's table and outside each bench area. These balls shall be replenished by the home team and game management staff."

Ball must meet NOCSAE standard and display mark by 2014
1-16: "The ball must meet the current NOCSAE lacrosse ball standard. Starting in January of 2014, all balls must specify that the ball meets the NOCSAE standard."

Shooting strings or laces must be within 4 inches of top of crosse
Change to RULE 1-SECTION 19: "Any additional strings or laces (e.g., shooting strings) must be located within 4" of top of the crosse. No more than one sidewall string on each side is allowed. No crosse may have any tape affixed to the plastic. This does not include the crosse of a goalkeeper."


Third pre-whistle faceoff violation of each half results in 30-second technical penalty
Change to RULE 4-SECTION 3: "After two pre-whistle violations in one half by a team, the third and subsequent violations result in a 30-second technical penalty. This applies to both pre- and post-whistle violations that directly relate to the faceoff (See A.R. 15, 23 and 25). On the third and subsequent violations, the in-home is the player that must serve the penalty. Additionally, the requirement of the faceoff player to leave the field has been eliminated. Violations by the wing players before the faceoff will count toward the three per half. Only the faceoff players may be penalized for a postwhistle faceoff violation."

Faceoffs during penalty situations must have four players in the defensive area and three players in the offensive area

4-3: "During the faceoff in all penalty situations, there must be four players must be in the defensive area and three players in the offensive area. Exception: When a team has three or more players in the penalty area, a player may come out of its defensive area to take the faceoff.

A.R. 11. On a faceoff, A2 uses his hand to grab the ball. It is Team A's third violation of a half. RULING: Team B's ball. Personal foul (unsportsmanlike conduct) on A2 and the in-home must also serve the team's technical foul, putting Team A two men down."

Tape may not be added to the throat of a faceoff player's crosse
4-3: "Tape must be applied to the handle of the crosse in a contrasting color to designate the throat of the crosse for players taking the faceoff."

Ball that returns to the defensive half of the field and remains in the offensive team's possession starts a 30-second count to shoot
Change to RULE 4-SECTION 14: "If the ball returns to the defensive half of the field and the offensive team regains possession, officials shall start the 30-second shot procedure when possession is gained."

Goalkeepers no longer given grace period to return to crease before play is restarted
Change to RULE 4-SECTION 18d: "There shall be no grace period for the goalkeeper to return to the crease regardless of where the ball is restarted."

Substitution Procedures: Regular Substitution (Horns Eliminated)

Change to RULE 4-SECTION 21: "Substitution may take place without the necessity of waiting for suspension of play by an official. Players may enter the field of play from the substitution area under the following conditions:
a. The player must be properly equipped.
b. He may not enter the substitution area until his substitution is imminent.
c. The player leaving the field of play must exit via the substitution area.
d. The substitute must wait until such player is off the field of play, and the substitute may not delay his entry onto the field.

A.R. 96. During a regular substitution, or after a restart, A1 delays his entrance onto the field. The trailing official sees the delay. RULING: Silent play-on with an official's arm in the air unless A1 participates in the play, technical foul. This does not remove the responsibility of a team to adhere to the offside rule.
e. The substitute must always yield his position in the substitution area to any player exiting the field.
f. Substitution may take place while play is suspended.
Note: Any delay of the game is to be enforced strictly. See Rule 6-6-f for method of enforcement.

A.R. 98. When is a team member considered legally in the game? RULING: When the substituting team member has complied with substitution requirements as provided by rule and when he has entered the field of play.

Substitution Procedures: Free Substitution
Change to RULE 4-SECTION 22: "Substitution of players may be made when play has been suspended by the officials. These situations include:
a. End of a period.
b. Scoring of a goal.
c. Injury timeout.
d. Equipment adjustment.
e. Penalty enforcement.
f. Man-up play.

Procedures for restarting play adjusted to increase pace of play

Change to RULE 4-SECTION 23: "Once the referee has signaled that the ball is ready for play, the official shall resume play as quickly as possible. If an opposing player is within five yards of the player that has been awarded the ball, the official shall blow the whistle to start play. The opposing player is not allowed to defend the ball until he reaches a distance of five yards from the opponent. A violation will be a flag down (slow whistle) for delay of game.

"Officials are also instructed to get the ball in play quickly and not be as deliberate with the exact location of the violation. An unfair distance advantage gained by the team with the ball must occur to delay the restart. If officials confer on a play (e.g., goal/no goal), communication to the teams should take place before the restart.

"On restarts where the ball goes out of bounds, the player who is awarded the ball cannot get a running start while out-of-bounds; he must establish himself in bounds prior to the official blowing the whistle.

Restarting play when offensive team is awarded ball in attack area adjusted for quick restart
4-23: "Any stoppage of play that occurs while the ball is in the attack area will result in a quick restart. (Exception: When the offensive team is awarded possession in the attack area, play will be restarted anywhere outside of the attack area. The offensive team is responsible for moving the ball outside the attack area for the restart. Only one pass is permitted.)"

Removed "deliberate" from the targeting the head/neck rule

Change to RULE 5-SECTION 3: "A player shall not initiate contact to an opponent's head or neck with a cross-check, or any part of his body (head, elbow, shoulder, etc.) or stick. Any follow-through that contacts the head or neck shall also be considered a violation of this rule."

Description of legal screening added

Change to RULE 6-SECTION5b: "In establishing and maintaining legal screening tactics, the screener shall:
1. Stay within his vertical plane with a stance no wider than shoulder width apart and shall not lean into the path of an opponent or extend hips into that path, even though the feet are stationary.
2. Not be required to face in any particular direction at any time. No player, while moving, shall set a screen that causes contact and delays an opponent from reaching a desired position."

Stalling rules adjusted to mandate offensive team responsibility to create a scoring opportunity, with two exceptions
Change to RULE 6-SECTION 11: "a. It shall be the responsibility of the team in possession to try and create a scoring opportunity.
Exception: If the offensive team has the ball in the attack area and the defensive team is not playing the ball, no stall warning will be issued until either (1) the defensive team attempts to play the ball or (2) the offensive team brings the ball outside the attack area. However, a stall warning may be issued when the offensive team has the ball outside the attack area or below the goal line extended regardless of whether the defensive team is playing the ball.

When stall warning is enforced, offensive team has 30 seconds to take a shot on goal
6-11: "PENALTY — When a team in possession of the ball in its offensive half of the field is given a stall warning, the team is required to take a shot within 30 seconds. A shot is defined as an attempt to score that is on goal (saved by the goalkeeper, rebound off of the goalkeeper, hits the goal pipe, or goal scored). If the 30 seconds expires without a shot on goal, the ball is awarded to the defensive team."

Stall warning mechanics specified; officials to use timing device and manage process on the field
6-11: "b. Officiating Mechanics.
1. Trail official signals stall warning, verbalizes "Timer on!" and starts the 20-second timer.
2. At the end of the 20-second timer, a 10-second hand count is administered by the trail official when the timer expires. The official shall announce "ten seconds" as an audible warning. This official has responsibility for the count until a shot is taken or the time expires.
3. During the 30-second period, situations where a shot goes out of bounds and the offensive team maintains possession shall be handled in this manner:
a. With more than 10 seconds remaining in the count, the timer continues to run and the procedure continues.
b. If the timer expires before the restart, a 10-second hand count will be administered starting on the restart.
c. With less than 10 seconds remaining, the official shall hold the hand count when the whistle blows and continue the count on the restart. For example, if the ball goes out of bounds with 8 seconds remaining on the count, that count continues on the restart. The official shall communicate the amount of time remaining prior to the restart.
4. A shot that hits the goal pipe or rebounds off of the goalkeeper nullifies the stall warning and the game shall continue.
5. In a flag down situation, the shot count shall continue until it expires or a shot is taken.
6. Neither team shall be called for stalling during a man advantage.
7. If a shot hits a defensive team player other than the goalkeeper does not satisfy the criteria for a shot on goal.
8. Once the shot criteria is met, an audible "Timer off" command shall be given by the officials.
c. Timeout situations. If the offensive team calls a timeout when the shot clock is engaged, the team will be granted the timeout. If there are more than 10 seconds remaining in the count, the shot clock will be moved to 10 seconds on the restart. With less than 10 seconds remaining, the count will continue from the point where it was stopped at the timeout. The official shall communicate the amount of time remaining prior to the restart. If the defensive team calls timeout, the shot clock will be reset to 30 seconds on the restart.

Shooting strings must be located within four inches of the top of the crosse. The rule doesn't apply to goalie sticks.
© NCAA

App. I Stick inspection procedures adjusted
Three field tests are required when conducting checks:
1. The ball placed in crosse (perpendicular to the ground) at the throat, then the crosse is tipped forward 90 degrees;
2. The ball is placed in the crosse (horizontal to the ground) at the deepest point of the pocket, then the crosse is tipped forward 90 degrees so the ball rolls out at the tip of the head; and
3. The ball is placed in the back of the crosse at the deepest point of the pocket and pushed in to reverse the pocket. The crosse is inverted 180 degrees. The ball must come out of the crosse without shaking, etc.
PENALTY: If the ball does not come out of the crosse in any of these tests, it is an illegal crosse and a one-minute non-releasable foul. The crosse may not be used during play and will be kept at the scorer's table until the conclusion of the game.

Points of Emphasis for 2013 and 2014

Touching Either Crosse on Faceoffs
The focus of the committee's changes with regard to faceoffs are a continued effort to directly address players who gain an unfair advantage by touching either crosse during the faceoff play. While improvement has been made in recent seasons, a continued emphasis is needed.

Illegal Tactics When Defending (e.g., Cross-check/hold)

Growing concern with certain defensive techniques has led the committee to make the cross-check/hold a point of emphasis. In particular, when a defensive player thrusts the crosse into an offensive player, this is a violation. More stringent enforcement will be supported by the committee in this area.

Sideline Behavior
The committee remains concerned that in some areas inappropriate sideline behavior in NCAA lacrosse contests. The committee asks coaches, players, officials and administrators to conduct themselves in an appropriate and professional manner.



Article File Attachments: Sample of Shooting Strings.doc Shooting Strings Example
Posted on October 23, 2012
NCAA Rules Interpretations:

High Hits
  • Violent or hard hits above the shoulders will warrant at a minimum a 1-minute non releasable penalty.
  • The word “deliberate” has been removed from the rule book meaning even incidental hits above the shoulders are subject to the NR penalization
Face-offs / Checks
  • Contrasting colored tape at throat of stick head. A strip of contrasting tape just below throat on shaft. There must be clear distinction where throat meets shaft. F/O middie will be sent from field prior to F/O and possible delay of game for repeated non-compliance.
  • 30-second Technical Foul (Ill. Proc.) if there are 2 or more pre/post whistle violations against same team in either half. Post whistles include only those involved directly in scrum at center x and/or wing violations. Pushing, interference, etc. not inclusive.
  • The F/O middie no longer has to depart field on pre-whistle violation
  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct is Point of Emphasis – particularly offensive language (F-Bombs). Automatic 1-minute non-releasable
  • Cross checks – emphasis on the thrust. A mere cross check hold can be upgraded to 1 or 2 minute CC personal fall if there is obvious thrusting action

Substitution Changes
  • Sub box is 20 yards long
  • All live ball subs on fly
  • All out of bounds clock stoppages are on the fly (no horn)
  • Regular substitution may occur after a goal, timeout, or penalty enforcement (20-seconds to sub)
  • Must have 6-10 end line balls at ALL times. This will be specific to new shot clock rule and the need for a readily available ball on end line shots while shot clock continues to run
  • Enhanced Stick Checks
  • 90-degree tilts from upright and horizontal positions. Ball must roll out freely on the tilts
  • Back of stick (lower throat area). Ball cannot defy gravity when turned towards ground (stick parallel to ground)
  • These particular fouls will result in 1-minute NR, stick removed from game
Man Down Face-off
  • Can no longer bring a player out of restraining areas to cover a wing (3-on-2 in middle of field) .
  • Only if team is three or more men down may restrained player come out for purpose of facing off
Stalling / Shot Clock
  • No more “Get it in/keep it in”
  • Nothing in guidelines stipulate time necessary to clear or advance
  • Interpretation at this time: Stalling/shot clock can be called from ANYWHERE on field if it becomes apparent or obvious to officials that team in possession is not advancing or going to goal (this may or may not be subject to change)
  • Stall warning/shot clock to be in effect automatically whenever team that has advanced ball (into box) is responsible for ball going back into D-half of field and regains possession – think back court violation, but with 30-second opportunity to play without losing possession by rule
  • When stall is given, officials shall verbalize “Shot Clock”, trail official will put on 20-second timer
  • When timer expires, same official will begin 10-count – visible arm movement for each count
  • Shot must hit pipe or GK to be considered a shot
  • If D-player in or out of crease makes save, shot clock still in effect since goalie is required to be a shot.
  • Must be legitimate shot attempt: deflected pass or inadvertent contact with pipe or GK not considered a shot .
  • On end line (or sideline) shot attempts awarded back to offense (that did not meet legitimate shot criteria), 20-second timer continues even while ball is dead
  • Must have 6-10 balls at end line in the shot clock situation so as not to disadvantage team that has been warned for stalling
  • If hand-count is in effect on end line re-award then count picks up from where ball was dead, i.e. official has counted 7 times with hand-count, three seconds remain on shot clock at restart
  • Ball must be out of stick by time shot clock expires. Act of shooting does not get benefit of the doubt. Ball must be on its way!
  • Shot clock restarts at “10” if offensive team calls time out – EVEN IF the 20-second timer has not exhausted itself
  • Shot clock resets after a time out called by defense
  • Shot clock resets in loose ball “play on” situations and the stalling team regains possession during play or by award
  • Defense must play the ball to get stall warning
  • Offense must advance ball into box to avoid stall
  • Stall can be called if attack team is in the box and then exits the box even if D is not playing the ball
  • If ball is loose and shot clock expires, a “play on” should be in effect unless offended team has no opportunity to gain possession
  • Stall is waived if legitimate shot is taken (hits pipe/GK) and that team regains possession
  • There is NO 2-minute automatic stall for team ahead in score. However, officials will be ready to put stall/shot clock on in quicker fashion if that team ahead does not attack goal (Defense still must play ball for legitimate stall call to be given)

Shot Clock During Flag Down / Slow Whistle (delayed calls)
  • Play can continue on loose balls in the box same as last year if no shot clock in effect
  • If shot clock is on, same rules except once a shot is taken that stops shot clock – but no score – then whistle will blow to stop play
  • No stalls/shot clock called in EMO situations – exception: ball goes into D-half and possession is regained by attacking team
  • Interpretation of stall/shot clock during FD/SW as period ends: Stall will NOT carry over as there is no stalling during EMO except for backcourt rule (This is another that I’m not 100% sure on, but the guidelines specifically state no EMO shot clock)
Restarts
  • Quick restarts when awarded team is ready and outside the box
  • Closest defender MAY be within 5 yards on restart BUT MUST get 5 yards or more away from player in possession after whistle blows before he can man-up, ride, or defend player in possession (30-second penalty for this defensive infraction)
  • GK no longer gets 5-seconds on any restart and he is outside crease – end line shots, GK advances ball and loses possession due to offensive foul (ward, interference, screen, etc.)

Note on Quick restarts: It will be incumbent on coaches and players to know that they may be at a disadvantage on free plays awarded to the opposing team. THIS IS AN NCAA rule and the officials are to follow the guidelines that make men’s lacrosse a more up-tempo game. The Sportsmanship guideline will dictate that player or coaches who vehemently argue a legitimate quick restart by an official may be subject to conduct or unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.

The new definition of shot is only when the shot clock is on.

The panel also approved a rule regarding shooting strings. Starting with the 2013 season, players will be allowed to have shooting strings up to but not touching four inches from the top of the crosse. See attached image for example.
Article File Attachments: New_Head_Stringing_1_small.jpg Head Graphic
Posted on September 24, 2012
Saint Mary's Hall (San Antonio, TX)

Boys' Asst. Coach

(Varsity). Available: January 2013.

Saint Mary’s Hall is seeking assistant men’s lacrosse coaches who will work with the varsity team for the duration of the upcoming 2013 season. Successful candidates will possess a strong understanding of the fundamentals and the communication skills necessary to teach them to our players. They should also have a genuine love for the game and for working with student-athletes. Ideal candidates would have experience on the offensive end of the field and/or experience coaching the face-off game. Additionally, previous experience coaching at the high school or playing at the college level is preferred. There is also the possibility of additional coaching opportunities helping instruct an after-school physical education (fundamental lacrosse skills) class, Nov. '12-Jan '13. Preseason practice begins February 4, and the season runs through the end of April.

Saint Mary’s Hall is a coeducational private school located in northeast San Antonio. The school boasts a strong lacrosse tradition dating back to the beginnings of competitive lacrosse in the state, winning three straight THSLL championships from 1998-2000. Saint Mary’s Hall competes in the Southwest Preparatory Conference, consisting of independent schools in Texas and Oklahoma, and participates as a member of the Texas High School Lacrosse League’s Division II - San Antonio District. The program experienced success in its first year at the Division II level, finishing 7-1 to close out to 2012 regular season and finishing second overall after an appearance in the district championship game. Salary: Stipend. Appointment: Part-Time, 4+ months.

Contact for application and information: Collin Guy, Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, 9401 Starcrest Dr., San Antonio, TX. Phone: (214) 701-3332 E-mail: cguy@smhall.org

Team/school/org. site: http://smhall.org

Posted on September 20, 2012
THSLL Member School Program Coaches, Athletic Directors, and Club Presidents,

The THSLL State Meeting will be held on September 22, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Dallas at Episcopal School of Dallas, 4100 Merrell Road, Dallas, Tx. 75229.

Turn on west on Merrell Road off of Midway.  Enter the security gate on the left, and park in the lot.  Walk to the left of the building through the courtyard. The Dining Commons is located on the first floor in The Wellness Center located next to the Montwood parking lot.

This is your opportunity to participate in the decision making process regarding the THSLL and the THSLL 2013 season. We encourage you to come, participate in the dialog, and to help chart the course for the THSLL.

Posted on May 08, 2012
Congratulations to the 2012 THSLL All Americans and 2012 Academic All Americans

2012 All Americans
Michael Edwards, Defense/LSM, Westlake
Sam Finney, Defense, Strake Jesuit
Michael McCarney, Defense, Dallas Jesuit
Bear Goldstein, Defense,St. Marks
Hunter Gore, Midfield, Plano
Bucky Desadier, Attack, Houston Christian
Will Perkins, Attack, St. Marks
Max Skibber, Attack, Episcopal Houston

2012 Academic All Americans
Robert William (Will) Brothers, Defense, St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Wells Waller, Defense, Episcopal School of Dallas
Collin Phillips, Attack, Klein High School
Ronald Heisser, Midfield, Reagan


Posted on May 07, 2012
Coach of the Year
Evan Whelchel, Westlake

Assistant Coach of the Year
Dave Smith, St. Marks

Person of the Year
Al Picazo


Commissioner’s Award
This award honors THSLL players who exemplify the ideals of sportsmanship, competition and character both on and off the field.

Nicholas W. Mahowald, St. Marks

Posted on May 07, 2012
The Patterson Award

Annual award named in honor of Bob Patterson, former President and Chief Referee of the Southwest Lacrosse Officials Association (SWLOA). Each year SWLOA membership selects a men’s high school program for their sportsmanship, quality of play, respect for the game’s character, and the honor they bring to the sport.
TMI, The Episcopal School of Texas, San Antonio District
Posted on April 30, 2012
The games on Sunday will be video streamed on the following links
To view the stream, use web browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Saturday, May 5th
Georgetown, Texas
Reagan vs Klein 12:30 p.m.
Highland Park DII vs St. Michaels 3:00 p.m.

Dallas Jesuit vs Highland Park 5:30 p.m.
Houston Christian vs St. Marks 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 6th 
1:00  p.m. Division II Championship Game
3:30 p.m. Division I Championship Game

Admission is $10 for Adults and $5 for students and children.

East View High School
4490 E. University
Georgetown , TX 78626

Located at the intersection of State Hwy 29 and the 130 toll road.
Posted on April 30, 2012
Coach of the Year/Assistant Coach of the Year- This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
This award is intended to recognize the individuals overall coaching performance and contribution, not just coaching wins — although they may be considered.

Coach of the Year
2012 Evan Whelchel, Westlake


Assistant Coach of the Year
2012 Dave Smith, St. Marks


Commissioner’s Award
This award honors THSLL players who exemplify the ideals of sportsmanship, competition and character both on and off the field, and shall be selected by the THSLL Commissioner.

Commissioner’s Award- 2012 Nicholas W. Mahowald, St. Marks


Posted on April 30, 2012
Congratulations to Reagan Lacrosse who defeated Saint Mary's Hall Sunday 4/29 by a score of 11 to 8 in front of a crowd of almost 450 fans.  Both Reagan and Saint Mary's Hall played a great game with Reagan breaking an 8-8 tie with 4 minutes left in the game.
Posted on April 29, 2012
The San Antonio District is pleased to announce the 2012 Postseason Awards recognizing the top players from the area. Congratulations to the 2012
San Antonio Division II All State, All District and Honorable Mention.

Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
This award is intended to recognize the individuals overall coaching performance and contribution, not just coaching wins.

San Antonio District 2012 Coach of the Year: Wes Carrera,  Smithson Valley

San Antonio District 2012 Asst Coach of the Year: Randall Perkins,  Smithson Valley

Person of the Year
THSLL Person of the Year award honoree whose individual whose dedication, commitment, and support of lacrosse and its ideals extends beyond his/her specific Member Team.

San Antonio District 2012 Person of the Year: Jeff Roberts, St Marys Hall

Posted on April 28, 2012
San Antonio District Playoffs

4/29 All-Star game and Championship game
4:00 pm All-Star game

6:00 pm Championship game
Reagan vs Saint Marys Hall 6:00 pm
at Central Catholic High School

April 26
Reagan 9, TMI 5
Saint Marys Hall 19, Smithson Valley 3



First round match ups

4/24 Tuesday 6:00 p.m.
#6 St Anthony's @ #3 Smithson Valley
4/24 Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
#5 Central Catholic @ #4 TMI

Semi's
4/26 Thursday
TMI vs # Reagan 6:00 p.m
Smithson Valley vs # St Mary's Hall 8:00 p.m.
.

4/29 Sunday Finals




Posted on April 28, 2012
North Super Regional
April 22, 2012
North Super Regional will be held at
Hillcrest Franklin Field on April 28th and 29th.

April 29 Games
Dallas Jesuit (6) vs St.Johns (4)
Highland Park (11) vs.Austin (2)

April 28 Game Schedule

2:15 Anderson (5) vs. St. Johns (12)
4:15 Highland Park (10) vs. Woodlands (8)
The Hillcrest Lacrosse Club welcomes you to Franklin Field on your first stop on your journey to the 2012 THSLL State Championships in Georgetown.
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=7007+Lakehurst,+Dallas,+TX+75230&oe=UTF-8&hnear=7007+Lakehurst+Ave,+Dallas,+Texas+75230&gl=us&t=m&z=16
Posted on April 28, 2012
April 29 Game Schedule
Field Name: Mustang Lacrosse and Soccer Complex

Address: 2700 West Sam Houston Parkway North
Houston, TX 77043

Plano West (6) vs Houston Christian (10)


St. Marks (10) Westlake (8)



April 28 2:00
Westwood (5) vs. Plano West (14)

Episcopal Houston (7) vs. St. Marks (11)

Posted on March 26, 2012
The San Antonio lacrosse community lost one of it's family members this past weekend.  Smithson Valley Assistant Coach Randall Perkins, 20, was killed Friday evening.  For those of us that had the opportunity and privledge to know Randall will never forget him.  He will be missed.

Below is information on his service:

Services will be at Community Bible Church North on Thursday March 29th 1:00 pm
Address: 477 North Loop 1604 East San Antonio, TX 78232

A reception will be held immediately following the services in the church gymnasium.

A memorial fund is in the process of being set up and I will forward you that information as soon as I have it.
Posted on November 03, 2011
Boys' Asst. Coach

(Varsity). Available: Winter 2012.

Position Description: Saint Mary’s Hall is seeking assistant men’s lacrosse coaches who will work with the varsity team for the duration of the upcoming 2012 season.

Saint Mary’s Hall is a coeducational private school located in northeast San Antonio. The school boasts a strong lacrosse tradition dating back to the beginnings of competitive lacrosse in the state, winning three straight THSLL championships from 1998-2000. Saint Mary’s Hall competes in the prestigious Southwest Preparatory Conference, consisting of independent schools in Texas and Oklahoma, and participates as a member of the Texas High School Lacrosse League’s Division II - San Antonio District.

Candidates should have a passion for the sport and interest in helping build a highly competitive program. Experience coaching high school athletes and/or playing at the college level is required, and candidates who possess the qualifications, skill set, and desire to coach offense are preferred. Serious applicants should be knowledgeable with the fundamentals and have a love for teaching the game. This is an off-campus, coaching-only position. Salary: Stipend. Appointment: Part-Time, 4 months.

Contact for application: Collin Guy, Head Coach. Phone: (214) 701-3332 E-mail: cguy@smhall.org

Team/school/org. site: http://www.smhall.org


Posted on September 25, 2011

US Lacrosse is playing a leading role in ongoing research and is committed to educating the national lacrosse community about the potential dangers of commotio cordis, as well as the life-saving value of having AEDs available during lacrosse games and practices.

In 2006, US Lacrosse entered a strategic alliance with Cardiac Science, a leading manufacturer of AEDs, to provide greater educational resources and special AED pricing for US Lacrosse members.

Now, US Lacrosse and Cardiac Science are offering an AED Grant Program which provides comprehensive management of AED/CPR training to awarded leagues and chapters. Through the grant, US Lacrosse will subsidize a significant portion of the cost of a one-year partnership with Cardiac Science.

Click Here to Download Grant Application

Application Timeline for Grant Program

April 18, 2011 - Grant applications available.
September 30, 2011 (EXTENDED) - Deadline for submitting completed applications.
October 2011 - Notification letters sent to all applicants.
December 31, 2012 - All AED training workshops must be completed by this date.

In 2010, US Lacrosse awarded 14 lacrosse organizations in 12 states an AED Grant:

Southern Marin Lacrosse Club, Mill Valley, CA
Norwich Youth Lacrosse Association, Norwich, CT
Roswell Youth Lacrosse Association, Roswell, GA
Lakers Youth Lacrosse, Lakeville, MA
Western Maryland US Lacrosse Chapter, Walkersville, MD
Cecil Lacrosse League, Port Deposit, MD
Homegrown Lacrosse Nonprofit, Minneapolis, MN
AUFAA Dragons Lacrosse, Allentown, NJ
Mahopac Sports Association, Mahopac, NY
Lower Dauphin, Hummelstown, PA
Cookeville Lacrosse Club, Cookeville, TN
Kingwood Ladies Lacrosse, Kingwood, TX
Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association, Southlake, TX
Janesville Lacrosse Club, Janesville, WI

Posted on August 01, 2011

Saint Mary’s Hall seeking Varsity Head Coach
 
Saint Mary’s Hall of San Antonio is seeking a Head Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Coach who will oversee the entire lacrosse program throughout the school.  Saint Mary’s Hall competes in the prestigious Southwest Preparatory Conference consisting of independent schools in Texas and Oklahoma.  The coach will implement a lacrosse program which will serve to meet the needs of both the novice and experienced player and one that will challenge all student-athletes.  
 
Requirements:                                
Candidates should have a passion for the sport and interest in building a highly competitive program.  Applicants should be knowledgeable with the fundamentals and have a love for teaching the game.  Experience coaching at high school or playing/coaching at college level is required.  This is currently an off-campus stipend position.
 
Essential Functions:
1. To oversee the entire lacrosse program from grades 6 through 12.  The head coach will work in coordination with the athletic director in the hiring of assistants and lower level coaches.  He will also develop a culture for the sport and ensure continuity from the lower levels through the Upper School program.
2. To be a role model in all settings and foster an environment of respect, tolerance, integrity and responsibility 
3. To exemplify a sense of professionalism at all times which includes game and practice times, with opponents, parents, faculty, staff and administration
4. Work with the athletic director in developing an off-season program and camps to promote the sport within the school and surrounding community.
5. To encourage participation and interest within the student body.
6. To adhere to all rules and regulations stated in the SPC bylaws and Saint Mary’s Hall Athletic Handbook.
7. To enhance and refine fundamental skills and game strategies
8. Attend all required meetings or events for SPC and the SMH athletic department.
9. To allow for the development and enhancement of qualities of sportsmanship, leadership, loyalty and commitment
10. To work with the athletic department in the development of scheduling, maintaining an inventory of equipment and be able to put together both a short and long term plan for the program’s growth.
11. To support and promote individual players in pursuing opportunities to play beyond the high school level.
 
Fundamental Philosophy:
Saint Mary’s Hall is seeking a passionate, energetic individual who strives to build a highly competitive and challenging program for the SMH student-athletes while supporting the school’s mission statement.  Saint Mary’s Hall is committed to offering a rewarding experience for the students while maintaining high academic standards.   A SMH coach is an individual who seeks excellence on a daily basis while teaching life skills that will benefit the student-athletes within the program for many years to come.
 
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Athletic Director Derek McIntyre at dmcintyre@smhall.org or call 210-483-9182 for further information. 

 
Posted on May 21, 2011

The San Antonio District is looking for individuals with college playing experience to coach high school lacrosse in San Antonio.

Anyone interested please send an email to the District Coordinator, Steve Cote, at salaxsa@aol.com

Posted on May 21, 2011

Sign ups for the summer lacrosse programs in San Antonio have open.  This is for all age groups from youth to mens league.  If intersted see link below.

http://www.alamolax.uslaxteams.com/Page.asp?n=34040&snid=kMMAX7I%3E&org=alamolax

 

Posted on May 16, 2011

Congratulations to Coppell and Hillcrest on your 2011 THSLL Seasons and your hard fought victories at the 2011 THSLL State Championships at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah, Texas.

Congratulations to Clear Lake and Dallas Jesuit, and to ESD, Stony Point, St. Mark’s, and TMI on a great 2011 THSLL Season and your outstanding efforts at the State Championships as well.

 What a great weekend of Texas high school lacrosse.

Special thanks to the Woodlands Lacrosse Association, the City of Shenandoah, and all the event sponsors, for a great venue and an outstanding job of hosting and supporting this important THSLL event.  The effort and results from the weekend set the bar high for future THSLL events…

Special thanks to Jeff Watts and his production crew (www.jwproductions.org) and the broadcast crew (Doug Anderson, Alex Poole, Jeff Power) for the great job they did producing, directing, and announcing the Fox College Sports coverage of the 2011 Championship games and awards activities.

Please note that we are already starting our planning for the 2012 THSLL Season, and the 2012 THSLL DII Division Championships on April 28-29, 2012, the 2012 THSLL Super Regional Tournaments in Dallas and Houston on April 28-29, 2012, and the 2012 THSLL State Championship Weekend in Austin, Texas on May 5-6, 2012. 

If you and your THSLL Member School Program are interested in hosting a 2012 THSLL event, please contact your District Coordinator right away.  We would like to get these venues decided, contracts signed, and planning started as soon as possible…

Please don’t forget our 2011 THSLL State Meeting is coming up in Austin, Texas on September 24, 2011.  Look for details via email, and on www.thsll.org, in the coming weeks.  Your attendance at this meeting is important as it is your opportunity to influence the direction of the THSLL for the 2012 THSLL Season, and beyond.

Congratulations to all THSLL Member School Programs on a great 2011 THSLL Season.  Thank you for your commitment to the student athletes of the THSLL.

The THSLL Board of Directors

Posted on May 08, 2011
All Americans
 
Buck McClure,  Attack,  Dallas Jesuit
Campbell Sode,  Attack,  Highland Park
Nate Hruby,  Midfield,  Coppell
Tyler Landis,  Midfield,  Coppell
Will Merritt,  Midfield,  Austin
Chase Rogers,  Midfield,  Woodlands
Hunter Hendrick,  Defense,  Kingwood
Brandon Mullins,  Defense,  Coppell
 
Academic All Americans
 
Brent Sterling Phelps,  Goalie,  Taylor (Morton Ranch High School)
Grant Fitts,  Goalie,  Episcopal School of Dallas
Jimmy Nawalaniec,  Midfield,  Dallas Jesuit
Jordan Andrew Schochet,  Midfield,  Plano West
 
Coach of the Year
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL. This  award is intended to recognize the individuals overall coaching performance and contribution, not just coaching wins although they may be considered.

Bill Elliott, Hillcrest
 
Assistant Coach of the Year
 
This award honors those coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game within the THSLL.
 
Craig Reeves, Strake Jesuit
 
Person of the Year
 
THSLL Person of the Year award honoree whose individual whose dedication, commitment, and support of lacrosse and its ideals extends beyond his/her specific Member Team.
 
Gretchen Waltz, Stony Point
 
Commissioner’s Award
 
These awards honors THSLL players who exemplify the ideals of sportsmanship, competition and character both on and off the field, and shall be selected by the THSLL Commssioner
 
William Wallace, St. Johns
 
The Patterson Award
 
Annual award named in honor of Bob Patterson, former President and Chief Referee of the Southwest Lacrosse Officials Association (SWLOA).  Each year SWLOA membership selects a men’s high school program for their sportsmanship, quality of play, respect for the game’s character, and the honor they bring to the sport.
 
Anderson High School
 
Article File Attachments: All Americans.docx 2011 Awards
Posted on April 21, 2011

THSLL Member School Programs –

Rules Change Proposal Process for 2011 State Meeting

We want to be sure to remind you of the THSLL process for submitting  rule change proposals to be considered as agenda items for the THSLL State Meeting so that you have time to complete the requirements associated with that process.  Towards that end, the following outlines the process and requirement for THSLL Member School Program submission of topics for consideration for the THSLL State Meeting agenda and voting items list.

THSLL Member School Program Rule Change Proposals for 2011 THSLL State Meeting Consideration…

THSLL Member School Programs submitting rule change proposals (Rule Change Form attached) to be considered at the 2011 THSLL State Meeting on September 24, 2011 are required to provide a detailed proposal using the THSLL Rule Change form and supporting documentation, and a signed petition, and/or written acknowledgements  demonstrating support by at least 20% of the THSLL Member School Programs, of which 50% must be from outside the submitting THSLL Member School Program’s district.

The THSLL Board of Directors  has agreed to only bring THSLL Member School Program proposals before the THSLL Member School Programs for consideration and a vote at a THSLL State Meeting and/or special meeting when this requirement is met.

The proposals and the supporting documentation should be sent to Nancy Powers, the THSLL State Administrator, at powers21@sbcglobal.net on or before June 15, 2011.

 

This process serves three purposes. 

  • First, it ensures that THSLL Member School Programs have their proposals seriously considered and that all THSLL Member School Programs are aware of such proposals, and have the opportunity to consider them, discuss them, and weigh in on whether they believe all the THSLL Member School Programs should consider them. 
  • Second, it gives the submitting THSLL Member School Program an opportunity to present their proposal to other THSLL Member School Programs and receive feedback and suggestions on the proposal, and garner support for it to meet the submission requirement. 
  • Third, it ensures that the THSLL Member School Programs have a voice in the direction of THSLL and that we are making THSLL decisions based on majority and/or super majority rule after careful consideration of such proposals and/or alternatives from the due diligence around them.

We will hold rule change proposals for consideration for the THSLL State Meeting agenda until August 5, 2011. 

At that time, if the required documentation and THSLL Member School Program support as called for above have been received by the THSLL Board of Directors the rules change proposals will be added to the agenda for the THSLL State Meeting and time will be allocated for their consideration and a vote taken on them by the THSLL Member School Programs.

 The THSLL Board of Directors is committed to leading and making decisions with the active participation of the THSLL Member School Programs that support the THSLL principles to grow the sport of lacrosse while maintaining the quality of the experience, and to making lacrosse available to as many Texas high school boys as possible.  We hope that you will view this as the means to that goal, and to building the bridge to the future of THSLL.

 

Article File Attachments: THSLL 2012 Rule Change Form.doc THSLL 2012 Rule Change Form
Posted on March 29, 2011

THSLL Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Austin, Texas

Posted on March 08, 2011
The THSLL Board of Directors would like to remind everyone about the LACROSSE INFORMATION EXCHANGE.  It is a new way for interested lacrosse constituencies to reach our THSLL Member School Program Membership and the Texas lacrosse community.  Interested parties can submit LAX information to be considered for inclusion on the LACROSSE INFORMATION EXCHANGE.

The Lacrosse Information Exchange is for general lacrosse information intended for the THSLL League Membership and the Texas lacrosse community.  Information referring to not-for-profit lacrosse related events will be posted for free.  Information related to college/university lacrosse programs specific to student athlete development and recruitment topics will be posted for free.  Information pertaining to lacrosse related camps, tournaments, and other profit generating events will be required to go through the THSLL sponsorship process which is available on the website under Sponsors on the site navigation menu.  Sponsorship opportunities exist and there is a Become a Sponsor link for sponsorship inquiries.
Posted on January 19, 2011
THSLL Member School Programs,

The votes are in, and once again your vote counts...

We received 60 of 76 possible votes, and by a 39 - 21 vote majority you have decided against a waiver, and as such the THSLL will follow the new NCAA rules 4-13 & 4-14 for the 2011 THSLL Season.

Thank you for voting, and participating in the decision making process that continues to make the THSLL an outstanding high school lacrosse league.

Good luck with your 2011 THSLL Season,

Your THSLL Board of Directors

Link to the 2011 NCAA Rulebook:
http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/LC12.pdf

 
Article File Attachments: 2011-12_NCAA_Mlax_rule_changes.pdf Summary of Rule Changes
Posted on January 17, 2011
Regular Season Game Fees - Home Team pays

VARSITY GAME FEE (per official) – 12 minute quarters  $75
JV GAME FEE (per official) – 10 minute quarters           $65

SWLOA Dues cover up to a 15 game schedule per team, A $10 fee per game above that, will be billed and collected by the SWLOA Treasurer.  Teams are responsible for paying fees directly to the SWLOA for each game over 15 in their THSLL home schedule.

Rainout Procedures - Game Day cancellations should be made by a phone call to assignor and coaches. In the event games are cancelled less than two (2) hours prior to game time, Member Teams are responsible for paying officials for such scheduled games. If two (2) games are scheduled, the officials will be paid the higher of the fees. Officials will also be paid for suspended games

 
 
 
Posted on January 03, 2011

The THSLL Board of Directors is pleased to announce the LACROSSE INFORMATION EXCHANGE, a new way for interested lacrosse constituencies to reach our THSLL Member School Program Membership and the Texas lacrosse community.  Effective immediately interested parties can submit LAX information to be considered for inclusion on the LACROSSE INFORMATION EXCHANGE.

The Lacrosse Information Exchange is for general lacrosse information intended for the THSLL League Membership and the Texas lacrosse community.  Information referring to not-for-profit lacrosse related events will be posted for free.  Information related to college/university lacrosse programs specific to student athlete development and recruitment topics will be posted for free.  Information pertaining to lacrosse related camps, tournaments, and other profit generating events will be required to go through the THSLL sponsorship process which is available on the website under Sponsors on the site navigation menu.  Sponsorship opportunities exist and there is a Become a Sponsor link for sponsorship inquiries.

The THSLL Board of Directors will periodically call attention to information posted thereby including it in our Latest THSLL News on the main web page and/or Latest District News on the individual District web pages.  Information will be posted and remain on the LACROSSE INFORMATION EXCHANGE for 60 days.

 
Posted on December 28, 2010
There are some new changes in SWLOA this year. There is a decentralization of administration and control so there will be a more hands-on approach in each district of SWLOA. Sub-chapters have been created in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas/Ft Worth.  These sub-chapters will be responsible for their own training, financing and administration. The SWLOA Board and Executive officers remain in place to oversee the sub-chapters and to negotiate contracts as per the by-laws.
 
Please see the attached list of sub chapter officers.
 
Article File Attachments: SWLOA Officers.pdf SWLOA Officers
Posted on October 02, 2010

THSLL Member School Program Coaches & Players,

Please review this communication from Don Zimmerman, Secretary-rules editor NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee, regarding the new NCAA rules as they will be in effect beginning with the THSLL 2011 Season

Article File Attachments: 2011-12 NCAA Mlax rule changes.pdf 2011 NCAA Rule Changes
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JV Head Coach/Varsity Assistant

Westside High School Lacrosse is seeking a JV Head Coach to lead development for the Varsity level. Westside is a highly diverse public school in West Houston, TX with an enrollment of 3,000+ students. In 2019, the program had over 35 players, 4 All-star honorable mentions, Head Coach of the Year, and Person of the Year. In 2020, three out of four seniors earned scholarships. The Program receives full athletic support from the school and full support from its booster club and board. www.westhoustonlax.com 

A summary of Duties and Responsibilities includes planning and running practices and games, recruiting players, scheduling, and integration with youth programs. Must have lacrosse playing and coaching experience, strong communication skills, and effective practices in accordance with the program curriculum. Westside HS is 80% non-caucasian and 50% lower income.

Coaching stipend. Additional income opportunities with travel club and private training are available. Full time teaching, teaching assistant, substitute teaching positions may be available in conjunction with the coaching position. HISD teaching salaries start at $52,000/year with full benefits, and you may earn your teaching credentials while receiving a full time teacher salary.

About Houston

Houston is the 4th largest metropolitan city in the US, featuring the Houston Rockets, Texans football, the Astros 2016 World Series Champions, the University of Houston, Rice University, and many other attractions. Houston has one of the top cost of living indices in the US.

Contact

Head Coach Mike Song coachmikesong@gmail.com 

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The Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association (SCLA) is seeking High School Assistant Coaches & Youth Head Coaches for the fall of 2020 and spring of 2021. Looking for energetic coaches with a strong lacrosse background and acumen, who want to teach and mentor young athletes, and contribute to the growth of the SCLA lacrosse program.

Positions available:

  • Varsity Assistant Coach
  • JV Assistant Coach
  • Youth Coaches 5th-8th grade.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Previous lacrosse coaching experience preferred
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game
  • Lacrosse playing experience (NCAA, MCLA, JUCO, High School)

Essential Functions:

  • Fall program: 3x week beginning in 2nd week of September for 7 weeks
  • Spring program: beginning in mid-January and ends late April
  • Communication with families and players throughout both seasons
  • Game day planning and management.
  • Assist the head coach in all aspects of the program during practice and game day
  • Working with program director: Bruce Frady to ensure our methodology is consistent

Salary: To be discussed, but competitive based on experience level. Candidates must pass a state mandated background check.

Contact for Information: Bruce Frady- Program Director: coachfrady@southlakelacrosse.org