2016 Empower Summer Schedule

2016 Empower Summer Schedule; March 1 Registration Deadline for Tournaments

Nearly 30 players are playing Empower winter ball at KUA, and it’s hard to believe we are in the process of finalizing our summer schedule.

We have registered for two tournaments and picked our camp dates, so we want to let you know as soon as possible. REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 5 AND CLOSES MARCH 1, 2016.

The basics:

  1. March 1 is a hard deadline. Empower is already registered to play in the tournaments, and we have to withdraw any teams by that date to avoid losing the registration fees.
  2. If we have over 20 players signed up per team, we will need to hold try-outs. This is new for 2016.
  3. Goalies are free for the Empower practices, but we ask that goalies cover the tournament costs.
  4. At the tournaments, the age groupings are organized by high school graduation year. For example, the current 8th graders are 2020’s. The current 7th graders are 2021’s. Bitter is the only tournament we will participate in with a division for 2019s (current 9th), 2018s and 2017s.
  5. Players can sign-up for one or both tournament/practice sessions. The tournament and three preceding practices are bundled together – not “sold separately.”
  6. All summer tournaments are 12v12 unless stated otherwise.
  7. Financial assistance available, please contact Marianne at: bocockdoyle@me.com

Please e-mail me with questions at bocockdoyle@me.com.

SPRING, 2016

On Monday, May 30, from 2-5 pm we will host our spring Memorial Day Clinic. Ages 3rd grade through High School. New players welcome. Location TBD.

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Location: Souhegan High Schoolin Amherst, NH

Practices: June 22, 23, 24 (time and location TBA). These practices will likely be two and a half hours long in the morning. We hope to get a guest speaker to address leadership, team communication techniques or nutrition.

Cost: TBD, but it will include the NE Shootout fees/coaching costs and three practices.

Divisions: 2020/21’s and 2022’s/23’s. We regret there is no age group for 2019’s and older at this tournament.

Rain plan: If there is bad weather, the tournament will move to the Hampshire Dome in Milford, NH. If we are in the Dome, the organizers might change the format to 7v7.

Please register here!!

BITTER TOURNAMENT, July 16-17        


Location: Stowe, VT at multiple field sites. This is a far larger tournament than the NE Shootout.

Practices: July 12, 13, 14 (time and location TBA). These practices will likely be in the morning for two and a half hours. We hope to get a guest speaker to address leadership, communication or nutrition.

Cost: TBD, but it will include the Bitter Tournament fees/coaching costs and three practices.

Divisions: HS, 2020-21s and 2022-23s. The JV division is already filled.

Housing: We hope Reese will work his magic again, and we will stay as a team locally. The team dinner with Reese’s secret pasta sauce is always a highlight.

Rain Plan: the organizers delay the games, but there is no indoor space.

Website: http://bitterlacrosse.leagueapps.com/tournaments/67237-stowe-lax-festival-i

Please Register Here!

EMPOWER SUMMER LACROSSE CAMP                          

This camp will be for rising 3rd -8th grade girls and will focus on lacrosse skills, age appropriate competitive play and fun lacrosse games. This is currently schedule for 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, June 27-30. Friday, July 1, is a rain date. Location TBA. New players welcome and encouraged to attend. We will also continue to focus on the whole player and include segments on topics such as leadership, nutrition and team communication.

We hope to start a leadership development program for our high school players interested in coaching at this camp. We are also toying with the idea of playing pick-up (likely half-field small games) with high school players at 12:15 p.m., after the camp. More soon.

Classic Lacrosse Camp at Dartmouth                            

There are no Empower commitments July 4th week, but the Classic Lacrosse Camp at Dartmouth on July 6 & 7 is the Dartmouth lacrosse camp that works for the Empower tournament schedule.   If interested, sign up for the Dartmouth Lacrosse Camps at http://www.dartmouthsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205053066.

The Empower players who attended the camp in 2014 had an excellent experience.

FALL, 2016

Dates: On Sundays from Sept. 11 through Oct. 30, with Nov. 6 as a make-up day. We will NOT meet on the Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 9, so there will only be seven practice sessions.

Location: TBD

Time: TBD, but likely in the afternoons.

Cost: TBD

Age: TBD, but we will continue to include HS students.

Tournaments: We will likely attend the Harvard and UNH 7v7 tournaments, but we do not know these dates yet.

CHaD Hero Run: Sunday, Oct. 16.

Please see click here for more details.



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