I hope everyone is as excited as we are about this Sunday. The start to the season has been challenging due to weather, girls being sick, and girls having other commitments. We need another day to practice and so we are going to do so THIS SATURDAY 9:30-11:00am. I strongly encourage U14 to all be there we have yet to get our full squad at one practice, and there is a lot we still need to work on and accomplish before we are a well oiled machine. Weather should be nice, so that’s a bonus. There is soccer that day from 7-afternoon, so there will be no extra parking, we are asking you to drop off the girls and come back to get them. All other ages are strongly encouraged as well to attend if able.
Coach Ali wanted me to tell everyone that there is a Home ND lacrosse game and she plans on going I believe it’s at 1:00pm, if you have time it’s a great way to see how lacrosse is played at the highest level.
The following is a message from the tournament organizers: We have postponed the Early Bird Classic in light of the most recent weather forecasts (please see below). We feel it is our imperative to make sure that you are safe, warm and dry this weekend but unfortunately Mother Nature has other ideas.
We have rescheduled the event for Sunday May 27 and Monday May 28 the weekend of the NCAA Lacrosse Championships and also Memorial Day Weekend. We will be providing you with updates and the new schedule as soon as everything settles out.
We thank you sincerely for choosing to play with us and we hope you stay warm and dry and safe this weekend. We understand that this might upset schedules and plans for some of you, but in our hearts, we know this was the right call to make.
Hopefully, it will be warm, sunny, and dry in May and we look forward to seeing you then.
Ed & Stephen
Advisory from the National Weather Service:
A major early spring storm is expected Saturday into Sunday over areas near and north of Interstate 96. In this area may have significant ice accumulations from midday Saturday into Sunday afternoon. The ice accumulations combined with gusty northeast winds to over 40 mph at times may result in downed trees and power lines and significant travel issues.
The heavy rain may cause flooding issues Saturday into Sunday. Thunderstorms remain a threat into Sunday morning.
Another significant early spring storm is possible midweek bringing more mixed precipitation and possible heavy rain
Did you know that we now have a PYGLAX Parent FB Group? This is a great place to ask other parents questions, share your wisdom with rookie parents, coordinate ride share & tailgates and post those awesome pictures! This group is only for parents of current players. If you haven't already joined, check it out at https://www.facebook.com/groups/176385903019627/
*Group privacy is set at closed. General public can see the group name and member list but only approved members can see posts and pictures.
For those of you who will be playing in the Brine Early Bird on Saturday, please check your email for important information. Although the schedule for Saturday was included in the email that was sent, it may not reflect the accurate time your child will need to be there. We will notify you of the time we need you in Lansing as soon as we can. The girls always enjoy this event, and we are sure this year will be no different! Be prepared for an early morning, but a super fun day! We are counting on you to be there on time, as we need to be sure we have enough players and subs to make it a great experience for all of the girls.
ALL players who will be participating in the BRINE EARLY BIRD MUST register, (which also includes a waiver.) Please visit this link:
Invest in the correct equipment for your player: A girl's lacrosse stick is much different than a boy's stick. Please be sure you have the correct one. A boy's lacrosse stick has a pocket to catch the ball and carry it. In comparison, a girl's stick is a tight net designed to move, pass or hit the ball instead of carrying it over a distance.
There are two styles of girl's lacrosse stick, goalie and field. The league will provide all goalies with goalie sticks but all players, including goalies, are required to have their own field stick.
You do not need to invest in a new or expensive stick, just be sure to get the right type and length. A stick should measure at least the length of a players arm, not including the head. At the beginning of Spring Season, we will take a look at sticks and make recommendations for any alternations neccesary such as shortening, butt replacement, restringing.
Protective eyewear is also required. Some older models are no longer allowed so please be aware of the info below when purchasing used equipment. Players may also want to have all black fitted garment to wear under their uniform for cold season play along with fitted athletic gloves. Some girls will bring warm gear to layer over their uniform for on the sidelines. We play sun or snow!
Please reach out to if purchasing a stick or goggles is a financial burden, she will assist you.
Below are US LAX standards. Feel free to reach out to a coach should you have any questions.
The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood, or synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. A girl's crosse must be an overall length of 35.5 - 43.25 inches. The head of the crosse must be seven to nine inches wide. The top of the ball when dropped in the pocket must remain above the side walls.* The goalkeeper's crosse may be 35.5- 48 inches long. The head of the crosse may be mesh and up to 12 inches wide.
* Modified Pocket allowed in girls' youth rules at 10U and below.
For 10U and above, the game ball must be yellow, lime green, or orange, and made of solid rubber, smooth without dimples. All lacrosse balls must meet NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) standards and include the words "Meets NOCSAE Standard".
All players must wear mouthguards that fully cover the teeth. The mouthpiece shall be of a readily visible color other than clear or white and must not have graphics of white teeth. The shall be no protruding tabs for field players.
All field players must properly wear protection that meets ASTM standard F3077 for women's adult/youth lacrosse for the appropriate level of play.
Close-fitting gloves and headgear that meets ASTM standard F3137 are optional and may be worn by all players.