Practices Begin Thursday, January 5 and go through Saturday, February 25 at the Grand Park indoor fields.
We will take attendance weekly. This is a huge part of the player evaluations for making one of the three Carmel HS Lacrosse teams, so attendance is mandatory unless you are in a winter sport with a conflict or have an excused absence approved by one of the head coaches. All players must have registered with Carmel Lacrosse, paid their pre-season training fees and turned in their CHS Physical forms in order to practice.
Be prepared for the sessions by:
Arrive at a minimum 15 minutes early and be dressed and ready to play before the practice starts.
Start your warm ups early so that practice can begin on time
Wear Carmel practice gear (reversible royal and gold pinny / royal shorts / Carmel grey or gold practice shirt)
Bring a water bottle
Bring and wear a mouth piece
Make sure your stick, and back up stick are game ready
Be physically rested and mentally prepared to learn and play at game speed
Thank you to everyone who came out Monday, September 19 for the Call Out meeting. We are looking forward to a great upcoming spring season. Information will be posted to the website, but until then, all information is available here in this email via the links below.
Players need a Blue/Gold Pinnie (players can pick the number)
Minimum 1 pair of Blue Shorts, 1 Grey Shirt and 1 Gold Shirt (many players get extras as these are worn for all practices starting in January and through the season)
Helmets, Gloves, and Shooter Shirts are available to order through Empire Lacrosse. All players need to have a helmet and gloves that match their uniform as part of the IHSLA requirements. Orders can be placed through October 7.
We received questions about whether players need to buy Carmel gloves and helmets through the Empire Lacrosse order process before October 7th and before they know for sure whether they made a team. The answer is no. This topic will apply primarily to players new to the program and you can either: a) participate in the Empire order and risk not making a team; or b) later acquire a blue helmet and yellow gloves that are similar to the Carmel colors.
Empire Lacrosse has generic helmets and gloves that will match and Play it Again Sports may as well. Unfortunately, due to the lead time to get this equipment in time for the regular season, it is impossible to wait until after tryouts to place our order. Additionally, another question was asked about whether shooter shirts are a required purchase. They are as this will be part of the standard pre-game uniform for home games. Shooter shirts can be purchased after teams are announced as these do not require as much lead time.
Ultimately, if a player makes a team, by the first home game, he will need to have a shooting shirt and gloves and helmet in Carmel colors of which the gloves and helmet do not have to be the specially ordered articles.
Player Conditioning is on their own for pre-season. Players should utilize the Blue/Gold Club Requirements and also use the Four Pillars as a guide for your improvement.
Physicals for Carmel High School Lacrosse Players are due to us prior to the first practice in January. If you have a copy on file at the high school, please contact them to get a copy for yourself to send to us.