NEOLAX Legion (Hawken community team)
Boys Youth Lacrosse
Our own Dan Usaj (program director of boys lacrosse), with the help of Gilmour Head Coach Jim Scully, Hawken Middle School Coach C.B Pinkerton, and Hawken Upper School lacrosse players will be leading the second year of the NEOLAX program this spring. In our first year, we had over 35 players, including 15 Hawken students. In our second year, we are excited to grow the sport of lacrosse at Hawken and in our surrounding communites.
The one basic rule for our lacrosse players, “team before me,” encompasses all we teach at NEOLAX. It requires the student/athlete to take responsibility for his actions. Our players are taught to understand that being part of a team requires consideration of the impact of their conduct on their teammates and classmates. While we applaud individual effort, we stress the responsibility inherent in playing as part of a team; in other words, placing the good of the team before individual attention or accomplishments. We stress the importance of becoming part of something that is larger than the individual. Together, we are much stronger than we are by ourselves.
Grades / Team: 3rd / 4th team (2 teams - 28 total players) 5th / 6th team (22 total players)
Practices: First three Sundays in March (1- 3 pm), and then every Tuesday/Thursday in April/May, 6:00 -7:30 pm Walton Field (turf)
Games: Sundays in April & May (subject to change)
Hawken Girls Youth Lacrosse
The mission of the Hawken Youth Lacrosse program is to introduce, nourish, and develop lacrosse skills in a positive environment while teaching enduring life lessons: teamwork, sportsmanship, resilience, and effort.
Grades: Registration is open to girls in grades 4-6.
Practices: Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm at Hawken’s Lyndhurst campus
March 4, 11
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2
May 6, 13
DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Game Schedule: Hawken Play Day - 4/18
Potential games against Hathaway Brown, Laurel, Shaker, and Cleveland Heights -TBA
Cost: $175.00 (includes team shirt)
Coaching Staff: Claire Hole (Middle School girls lacrosse head coach)
Required Equipment: goggles, mouth guard, stick (some sticks may be available to borrow)
Hawken Youth Running Club
The Hawken Youth Running Club is offered to boys and girls in grades 1-6. The club serves as a wonderful introduction to the sports of cross country and track. The kids will practice as a group once a week. Our aim is to set lifelong habits while having some fun. All abilities and experience levels are welcome to join.
Practices: Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:30 pm at Hawken's Lyndhurst Campus
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14
DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Cost: $100 (includes team shirt)
Coaching staff: Christine Weiss (Middle School track and cross country coach) assisted by Hawken parent Laura Buccini
Equipment needed: running shoes