Westlake Lacrosse

2020 Westlake High School Spring Season Registration

Welcome

Welcome to the 2020 Westlake High School Spring Season Registration.

This is the registration for 2020 Spring season.  

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation or sponsorships and submit payment. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available. 

Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to start the registration process!

Spring Season 2020 

The season will start on Tuesday January 21st.  I think it's important that our players have time off to rest and focus on conditioning.  We have an extraordinarily long season here in Texas and I think it's vital that the players have some balance in their lives. We want to peak in May as a program, not in March. This will only happen with balance and proper management.  We will play for 8 straight weeks and then have off a week for spring break. The 2nd half of the season will be 7 weeks.  I think this is a reasonable schedule where we can  help the players stay healthy and focused.   

COMMUNICATION EXPECTATIONS 

The BAND App will be our main source of communication 

•Calendar 

•Program wide messaging 

•Team messaging

•Photos, videos and live streaming

•Teaching messages from coaches 

•Polls 

•Attachments 

•Location 

Email 

•Will be used for program wide announcements 

•We will not use email for day to day communications 

•All players and parents must sign up for Band to receive day to day information and updates

-If your son is going to miss practice, he must communicate with his head coach the reason for missing.

- He should not tell and assistant coach or another player to pass on the message

Excused absences can be:

- Academic Tutoring if needed for grades first and foremost - If you have a 2.0 and need to get grades up.

- Doctors visit for injury

- Family emergency

- Debate and Robotics absences must be submitted and approved   two weeks before the event.

Personal communication

- If your family is going throw a situation that may be effecting your son negatively,  please let the head coach of the team know of the situation. 

- If an incident occurs, I expect the head coach to communicate with me.  We will do our best to support any family in need.

 

 

Spring Break

DII and JV are off for Spring Break. The last day for each team should be Thursday March 12th. DII and JV practices will start agin on Monday March 23rd.   

The DI Team will be going to Annapolis for spring break. We will play Archbishop Spalding and St. Mary's from Annapolis.  Both are in the Baltimore MIAA "A" conference.  These are high profile teams that usually do not play public schools from Texas. This will be a great test for our team and will prepare us for the state tournament. DI will be leaving on Thursday March 12th, before spring break starts.  Players must communicate with their teachers to make sure they do not miss any assignments. We will stay as a team in Annapolis until Saturday March 14th.  All players and families are free to leave Annapolis after our St. Mary’s game on the 14th.

 

PLAYING TIME & TEAM SELECTION

Playing Time 

⁃ Players are free to ask the coaching staff before and after practice about what they need to do for playing time

⁃ This is something that will not be discussed with parents

⁃ If parents need to talk to someone about playing time, please contact the board

⁃ Playing time is earned, not given

⁃ Age is not a factor in playing time

⁃ Coaches will play the players that earn their trust in practice

⁃ All playing time is earned at practice

Team Selection
- Teams will be selected during the Winter Season 
- We will field a DI, DII and JV team 
- We will practice as two groups – Varsity & JV 
- There will always be 30-35 players and 4-5 coaches on each practice field 
- Competition is a priority within our program – we must learn to compete every day 
- We will select three competitive rosters that will be balanced with at least 18 players 
- DI is the priority, DII are JV and preparation for DI 
- DII will be split in half. The top half of the roster will practice with D1 everyday. 
- The bottom half of the DII roster will practice with JV everyday.  
- DII players can be moved back and forth between JV and Varsity practice depending on  their performance.
- The top half of the DII team will be competing with the DI team daily. 
- If a DII player proves himself worthy of player DI, that player will be moved up during the season. 
- DII players can move up to DI and cannot move back down. 
- DII players can swing from  DII to JV if needed. 
-Competition, playing time, team needs and player growth will all be considered in roster moves. 
- DII will practice together as a team for the last hour of practice the night before a game. 

SPRING SCHEDULE - IMPORTANT DATES 

December 7th & 8th   Longhorn Shootout Tournament @ UT 

January 21st    First day of Spring Season

January TBD  Team pictures

February 22nd  DI, DII and JV travel to Dalls to play Dallas Jesuit and a opponent TBD 

March 12th   DI Travels to Maryland to play Archbishop Spalding 7pm

March 13th   DII and JV Starts Spring Break  (No Lacrosse from 3/13 – 3/22)

March1 14th      DI play St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis, MD - 1pm – Players free to leave  after the game 

March 23rd   Regular practice schedule resumes after spring break   

May  9th & 10th   State Final Four

Important! Required Consent Document

Any player that DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN FALL LACROSSE must complete the following prior to participation in the spring:

 

Physicals

Your son must have passed a physical within the last 6 months to be eligible to play. In order to participate, each athlete must bring the results of their physical to the first practice. You are more than welcome to use a physical from another sport, but it must be current.

 

Concussion Testing

Your son must have had a concussion test within the last two years. Athletes must have either the results of their concussion test or have a parent/guardian fill out the consent document below.

 

Report Card Release

Your son must have the report card release signed in the consent form.

 

NOTE: NO PLAYER CAN PARTICIPATE UNTIL THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT/CONSENT DOCUMENT AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE RECEIVED.

 

 

PE Waivers

UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR SUBMITTING PE WAIVERS FOR THE 2019 – 2020 SCHOOL YEAR ARE:

 

SPRING SEMESTER – JANUARY  2020

Parents are responsible for submitting the PE Waiver in the spring, check here for updated info.

This is link is only open for a couple of weeks starting in January. Please sign as soon as possible. 

You will also need the following document below to attach to the PE Waiver request.


Communication Expectations

 

The BAND App will be our main source of communication 

•Calendar 

•Program wide messaging 

•Team messaging

•Photos, videos and live streaming

•Teaching messages from coaches 

•Polls 

•Attachments 

•Location 

Email 

•Will be used for program wide announcements 

•We will not use email for day to day communications 

•All players and parents must sign up for Band to receive day to day information and updates

-If your son is going to miss practice, he must communicate with his head coach the reason for missing.

- He should not tell and assistant coach or another player to pass on the message

Excused absences can be:

- Academic Tutoring if needed for grades first and foremost - If you have a 2.0 and need to get grades up.

- Doctors visit for injury

- Family emergency

- Debate and Robotics absences must be submitted and approved   two weeks before the event.

Personal communication

- If your family is going throw a situation that may be effecting your son negatively,  please let the head coach of the team know of the situation. 

- If an incident occurs, I expect the head coach to communicate with me.  We will do our best to support any family in need.

PE Waiver Requirements

SPRING SEMESTER WAIVERS – From December 17, 2019, to January 22, 2020

Applications will only be accepted during the dates listed above. Late applications will not be accepted.


*Category 1 Waiver: Students must be participating in a program that leads to an Olympic level of participation and/or competition for a minimum of 15 hours per week of highly intense, professionally supervised training. It must total a minimum of 90 hours per semester. A student may be dismissed from school one period per day. Application online.

**Category 2 Waiver: Students must be participating in a program that is of high quality, well supervised by appropriately trained instructors, and consisting of a minimum of 5 hours per school week. It must total a minimum of 90 hours per semester. A student can receive a PE credit, but may not leave campus for any portion of the school day. Application online.

*** Attendance logs must be kept adding to 90 hours of participation per semester in order to receive credit for PE.

Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Zack Burke

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