New Information is being added to the Area Travel Teams Link at Left. Check it often to stay updated.
SPRING CALENDAR 2014 Please scroll down to see future months' schedule of events
March 1 HS/Experienced Youth Referee Training Session (see ILA website for detailed info) http://www.idaholacrosse.org/#220588 4 Team Manager’s Meeting – Cobby's on Chinden @ 6:30 p.m. 7 Girls' Umpire Clinic (see ILA website for registration) http://usl.ebiz.uapps.net/PersonifyEbusiness/Default.aspx?TabID=357 8 Girls' Umpire Clinic (day 2) Girls Jamboree – Location TBA 11 Volunteer Timers/Scorekeeper Clinic – Cobby's on Chinden @ 6:30 p.m. 17 Spring Games Begin! 24 Spring Break – No games; however, practices are optional (coaches choice)
1. Candy Bars: The due date for all candy bar money to be returned is Monday, April 28. Please mail the check to Karen Moss 3404 Brampton Way, Boise 83706. Checks should be written out to TVYLL.
2. If you were unable to attend the Manager meeting on Tuesday, March 4, please call Karen Moss at 866-4380 so that we can make arrangements for the candy bars to be picked up. You will also need to pick up the picture packets for your team at that time.
3. If you would like extra candy bars, please call Karen. We do have quite a few extras that we would love to have people sell!
14 Team Pictures will commence. Photos will be taken on game nights over a
two-week time span. May
12 Play-Off’s – Team schedules will be announced
17 DAY OF LAX!!! - Team schedules will be announced
TVYLL would like to let you know about a new area recently added to our website where you can find information on the various traveling teams that are available for your player.
We have had many requests, from these organizations, to send information to our pool of players, and their families, and believe that this will be the best way to get the information out there to those that are interested.
Please note that TVYLL does not hold an affiliation with any of the area traveling teams. Any information posted on our website has been done so as a courtesy for these various organizations. We encourage anyone that is interested to contact the individual club(s) directly.
Currently there are 4 youth travel clubs in the Treasure Valley area that have pledged to be part of the TVYLL.
Boise River (ILA), Boise United, The Outlaws and Timberline. Each club has their own page in this new area so you can be specific in your search, or look at all information offered.
Last year and this year the league affliated with the Positive Coaching Alliance and have required 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!
TVYLL would like to send a huge thank you to all who participated in our Tickets Fore Charity Program. This Boise Open will go down in the history books for the records it broke -- from size of the galleries to record-breaking scores to the amount of money raised for charity.
Announced after Sunday's final round, the open raised over $1.3 million dollars for dozens of local non-profits.
That brings the total amount raised in the tournament's history to over $15 million.