Level 1 Coaching Education Program (CEP) certification is designed to introduce coaches to the responsibilities and philosophies of coaching and how to provide a safe and athlete-centered environment that emphasizes positive growth and sportsmanship. The Level 1 curriculum provides the tools to teach rules, basic individual skills, and basic team concepts to beginning players of all ages. This baseline training is relevant for all lacrosse coaches, regardless of experience.
>2/16 Tues: emails to be sent out - evaluation dates/locations by area*
>Week of 2/22: Pre-camp and pre-eval week
>Week of 2/29: Evaluation Week
>3/6 Sun: Division A Rosters on the TVYLL web site upon login
>Week of 3/7 Practices start for both Division A & B
*Communications will go out on Tues 2/16/16 from your area regional coordinator and/or coaches regarding the specific dates and times for both weeks. This applies ONLY to U13-U15 Boys who checked to participate in Division A evaluations.
Many thanks and we look forward to a great Spring Season!
Equipment Rental for Boys: Process & Pick-up Dates
We are fast approaching the Spring 2016 lacrosse season and now it's time to start thinking about rental equipment. Below is all of the information you will need to get your lacrosse player (boys) ready for the season. Please read through it thoroughly as it contains many important facts you’ll need to have a successful equipment pick-up.
How Do I Sign up
● Rental options are presented to you when you register your child for the season
● Once registration is completed, print a copy, retain and bring to the rental fitting!
What do I need to bring? **IMPORTANT**
● Print your registration form for proof of rental and bring with you
● Bring a DEPOSIT CHECK for $290.00 (will be returned to you at the end of the season as long as the gear meets the terms and agreements of the rental form)
● Bring your child to be fitted, no gear will be released without being fitted.
● RENTAL DATES are the only time you can pick up gear. After these dates equipment is returned to our storage facility and no special arrangements will be made.
What are the dates and where is the distribution held at?
● LAX ID. 8189 W. Westpark St. Boise, ID. 83704
● Feb. 6 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
● Feb. 17 – 5-8 p.m.
● Feb. 21 – 12-3 p.m.
What Equipment is included in the Rental?
● Helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, and gloves
What additional items will my player need?
● Lacrosse stick, cleats, mouth guard and athletic cup.
Who is in charge of this event?
TVYLL is solely responsible for all the rental gear. All questions or concerns should be directed to the equipment director or other TVYLL Board Members. Please remember all TVYLL staff members are volunteers and generously donate their time to make all this happen.
LAX ID is a sponsor of TVYLL. They donate the use of their facilities for this event along with their very knowledgeable staff to help with equipment fitting and questions. We are grateful for their help!
LAX ID will have great deals on the rest of the gear needs for your LAX player during equipment rental.
We are please to announce our U13 Regional Coordinators who will represent and help recruit and develop players and coaches (both A&B level) and high school links for their respective area.
All of these coaches are valued members who are highly regarded in our lacrosse community. All have invested multiple years of their time, talent and passion to growing the game in the Valley. They are part of the TVYLL Coach Councils and will contribute to further developing our league to become the first US Lacrosse certified Gold Sticks program in the state.
Please help us in welcoming them officially.
Regional Zoning Meeting- Thurs 1/28/16 6:30pm
Brian Smith* - Boise East (Timberline, Borah HS Area Feeder Teams)
Matt Germino - Boise North (Boise HS Area Feeder Teams)
Rob Hampton - Boise West (Capital, Centennial Area Teams)
Gary Wheeler* - Meridian North (Rocky Mtn, Meridian, Ambrose Area FeederTeams)
Josh Barton - Eagle (Eagle, Star & Middleton HS Area Feeder Teams)
Steve Bayne - Canyon County (Nampa, Caldwell HS Area Feeder Teams)
Tim Westhusin** - Meridian South (Mtn View HS Area Feeder Teams)
Ted DeVand* - Boys Director U13/U15 Division (All other Areas not listed)
*Member of our Coach Education Committee
**Coach Education Committee Chair for TVYLL as a USL Certified Level III Coach. Working on certification for US Lacrosse Regional Coach Education Program trainer.
TVYLL is proud to be affiliated with and a grant recipient of the Positive Coaching Alliance and have required ALL our coaches to be certified by taking a two hour course which includes the following powerful easily remembered component: ROOTS
As we look forward to the Spring season, please help us Honor the Game by following the ROOTS example:
R is for Rules
Rules allow us to keep the game fair. If we win by ignoring or violating the rules, what is the value of our victory? TVYLL believes that honoring the letter AND the spirit of the rule is important.
O is for Opponents
Without an opponent, there would be no competition. Rather than demeaning a strong or weak opponent, we need to honor both strong and weak opponents because they challenge us to do our best as players and as leaders. Athletes can be both fierce and friendly during the same competition (in one moment giving everything to get to a loose ball, and in the next moment helping an opponent up). Coaches showing respect for opposing coaches and players sets the tone for the rest of the team. On same note, parents on the spectator side should applaud great play by other teams even if the results are not what they had have hoped for. Comments about players abilities should be kept to oneselves. Please remember that we have both experienced and new players every year so we need to encourage and applaud them all.
O is for Officials (VERY IMPORTANT)
Respecting officials, even when we disagree with their calls, may be the toughest part of Honoring the Game. We must remember that officials are not perfect (just like coaches, athletes and parents!). Take time to think about how to best approach an official when you want to discuss a call. What strategies do you have to keep yourself in control when you start to get upset with officials" calls? We must remember that the loss of officials (and finding enough in the first place) is a major problem in most youth sports organizations, and we can confront this problem by consistently respecting officials. Never confront an official in front of players. Always finish the game by shaking their hands and saying Thank You!
T is for Teammates
It"s easy for young athletes to think solely about their own performance, but we want athletes to realize that being part of a team requires thinking about and respecting one"s teammates. This respect needs to carry beyond the field/gym/track/pool into the classroom and social settings. Athletes need to be reminded that their conduct away from practices and games will reflect back on their teammates and the league, club, or school.
S is for Self
Athletes should be encouraged to live up to their own highest personal standard of Honoring the Game, even when their opponents are not. Athletes" respect for themselves and their own standards must come first.
Welcome to the
Treasure Valley Youth Lacrosse League!
Here at the TVYLL, we are all about introducing and developing the sport of lacrosse for the youth and middle school players here in the Treasure Valley and beyond! For those who are new we would like to welcome you to our site and let you know that our mission is to continuously update our information with news about our leagues, local clinics, travel teams opportunities, equipment sales and everything else lacrosse related.
Please check back often as we will highlighting several clinics and volunteer opportunities to help improve the league and expand the sport in Idaho. Again we invite anyone who has some interest to contact us to help!